The unspoiled countryside of Herefordshire’s Golden Valley will be a stone’s throw from your holiday cottage in Peterchurch. This tiny village is surrounded by woods, meadows and rivers, 13 miles west of Hereford and just east of the Welsh border. Self-catering holidays in Peterchurch are a great choice if you want to explore Herefordshire’s most spectacular scenery and prettiest market towns and villages. A Norman church looks over the centre of this welcoming community, which is home to a school, garage and scattering of independent businesses. There’s an excellent bistro, Food for Thought, where delicious food is prepared with meat from the local butcher, fruit and vegetables from the surrounding fields and fish straight from the coast. Just up the road, the Boughton Arms is an atmospheric pub, serving a selection of local ales.
Holiday cottages in Peterchurch are ideally located for exploring the Golden Valley, a spectacular region with views of the Black Mountains and countless scenic footpaths which meander through wildflower meadows and over forested hills. A short drive from the village, Old King Street Farm offers llama treks into the valley. A number of market towns and villages in the area make for delightful day trips. A 15-minute drive southward, Abbey Dore has a 12th century abbey surrounded by eight acres of enchanting gardens. To the west, on the Welsh border, Hay-on-Wye is a fascinating town for a wander, with dozens of secondhand books to peruse and a world-famous literary festival. Nearby, the quaint village of Bromyard is famous for its festivals, which celebrate everything from marmalade to scarecrows. The city of Hereford is also worth a visit, with an impressive cathedral, museums, galleries and a variety of delis and restaurants, where some of the county’s best food can be enjoyed. Well within driving distance of Peterchurch, the Brecon Beacons National Park is home to some of Wales’ most rugged and wild scenery.