Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Kington

The market town of Kington lies on the banks of the Gilwern Brook and the River Arrow in the shadow of Hergest Ridge. It is just two miles from the Welsh border in the English county of Herefordshire. Surrounded by unspoiled countryside, Kington holiday cottages are particularly popular among keen walkers. Many spectacular routes can be enjoyed within a few miles of the town, including Offa’s Dyke Path, the Mortimer Trail, the Arrow Valley Trail, the Wyche Way, and the Herefordshire Trail. There is an excellent tourist information centre in the town, where information on these routes is provided, and a museum where visitors can delve into the town’s history and neigbouring rural communities.

A 3-storey Georgian House overlooks an open field

Upper Mowley promises groups a peaceful holiday in a delightful rural cottage boasting spacious gardens, two fireplaces, a games room, a unique indoor tennis court and privacy. The pet-friendly, large holiday cottage near Kington sits among the rolling Herefordshire countryside and blends modern comforts with rural charm.

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Exploring the town from Kington holiday cottages, you will notice examples of the fine, half-timbered architecture typical of the region and several striking landmarks. On a hilltop overlooking the town, the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin features beautiful stained-glass windows and the alabaster tomb of Sir Thomas Vaughan. Nearby, on Victoria Street, Ye Olde Tavern is a listed pub with a uniquely old-fashioned atmosphere and a variety of local ales. Mountain biking is popular in the countryside around Kington, with many challenging trails to discover, including the ascent to Hergest Ridge, where riders are rewarded with breathtaking views.

Kington is on Herefordshire’s Black and White Trail, which takes in many of the county’s prettiest villages, known for their distinctive black and white, half-timbered cottages. Visitors can find several family-friendly attractions in and around Kington, including the Small Breeds Farm Park, Owl Centre, and Hergest Croft Gardens. Self-catering holidays in Kington are also popular among golfers who want to make the most of the town’s outstanding course, which is the highest in the country.