Bromyard holiday cottages are perfectly located for discovering the gently rolling countryside and magnificent stately homes which Herefordshire is famous for. This unspoiled market town nestles on the banks of the River Frome, with Worcester to its east and the Welsh border to its west. With ancient forests, lush river valleys and beautiful gardens within a short drive, there’s no shortage of things to do on self-catering holidays in Bromyard.
Known as the ‘Jewel in the Downs’, this welcoming community is home to a delightful mix of cafes, pubs and independent shops. Besides the Co-op, there isn’t a High St chain store in sight, making the town centre a lovely place to explore. As you wander around the bustling streets, you’ll notice elegant, half-timber houses, dating back to Norman times. With its striking effigy, St Peter’s Church is well worth a visit. There’s also a remarkable number of historic pubs. If you’re struggling to choose one, the Rose and Lion and Queens Arms both serve real ales and good food, prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The bar and restaurant at the Crown and Sceptre is another excellent choice, with Wye Valley ales and a range of delicious, homemade meals.
Just outside the town, Bromyard Downs and Bringsty Common offer tranquility, scenic footpaths and the chance to spot rare birds. From your holiday cottage in Bromyard, day trips to many of the region’s most enchanting locations can be made, including Malvern, Ludlow and Hereford. Bromyard is known as the ‘Town of Festivals’, with a packed calendar of family-friendly events, dedicated to Folk music, scarecrows, literature, jazz and even marmalade. The Conquest Theatre has a varied programme of plays, musicals, pantomimes and concerts. Keep your eye on the town’s event calendar to see what’s on during your visit.