Pembridge is a medieval village in Herefordshire, in the Arrow Valley. Like a number of other villages in the area, it is famous for its black and white timber architecture. Pembridge is six miles east of Kington and six miles west of Leominster, with the Shropshire Hills to its north and the Brecon Beacons to its south. The parish includes the hamlets of Bearwood, Lower Bearwood, Lower Broxwood, Weston, and Moorcot. Pembridge is centred around a graceful triangular marketplace, where an open-fronted 16th century market house stands. Built on the sloping side of the valley, the pavements are unusually raised, and there are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. There is plenty of beautiful architecture in the village, including a listed sandstone bridge over the river.
The 13th century parish church is a must-see on self-catering holidays in Pembridge, with a stunning font and pyramidal belltower. On Bridge Street, Duppa’s Almshouses were founded in 1661 and are a fine example of timber-framed architecture. Swan House on West Street is a striking 14th century hall house. In the narrow streets near the marketplace, a variety of independent shops can be found. On the doorstep of your Pembridge holiday cottage, you will also discover a number of atmospheric places to eat and drink. Overlooking the marketplace, the New Inn is a cosy 17th century pub serving a selection of local ales and good food. Ye Olde Steppes is a charming village shop and tearoom on East Street. And King’s House is a restaurant serving exquisite dishes prepared with the best local ingredients.
Pembridge is known for its traditional events, including the Cowslip Fair in May, and the Woodcock Fair in November. Several historic attractions can be reached within a few miles of Pembridge holiday cottages, including Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Pearl Lake, Dovecote Heritage Centre and Bryan’s Ground.