Luxury cottages Herefordshire

With its selection of luxury cottages Herefordshire is a great location for a get-together with family, friends or just as a couple. Lovely rolling countryside with beautiful half-timbered houses and apple orchards, there’s so much to see and do for visitors to Herefordshire. Here’s our guide to the Top Ten Places To Visit in Herefordshire.

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Rolling landscape of Herefordshire

Rolling landscape of Herefordshire

1. Hereford

Located right in the middle of the county, Hereford is dominated by the superb cathedral dating from the 11th century. Housed in the cathedral, the Mappa Mundi is an outstanding treasure of the Medieval world. It records how 13th-century scholars interpreted the world in spiritual, as well as geographical, terms. Drawn on a single sheet of vellum it reflects the thinking of the Medieval church, with Jerusalem at the centre of the world.

2. Kington

Kington is a small, historic market town in the Marches on the English/Welsh border. There is good hill walking with lovely views from the nearby Bradnor Hill and Hergest Ridge and the lovely Hergest Croft Gardens with hidden valleys, woodland glades, open parkland and gorgeous flower borders.

3. Ledbury

Ledbury is an old market town with an amazing array of lovely, half-timbered properties, including the Medieval Market House. The 17th-century building is raised on massive timber columns and dominates the centre of the town.

4. Leominster

Leominster is a small market town in the heart of the Marches, the beautiful borderlands of England and Wales.  It has a number of attractive buildings and a wide range of antique shops offering goods which range from from high quality antiques to cheap and cheerful bric-a-brac. Don’t miss the farmers’ market which is held on the second Saturday of each month.

5. Ross on Wye

Ross on Wye is situated high on a sandstone cliff overlooking a large loop in the river. The spire of the 13th century St. Mary’s Church is visible for miles around and the river attracts canoeists, rafters and rowers. It is a historic market town with Tudor timbered houses clustered around the striking 17th century Market Hall where the twice-weekly markets are still held.

6. Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat lies on the banks of the River Wye where it winds its way around a 500 foot-high limestone outcrop through a deeply wooded gorge. From the top of nearby Symonds Yat Rock the views across the Forest of Dean, down the gorge and over to the Welsh hills are breathtaking. The Rock is on the Gloucestershire side of the river, with Herefordshire on the opposite side. The only connection between the two banks is an ancient hand-pull ferry. For a small fee, the ferryman pulls foot passengers across the river using an overhead rope. If you are looking for luxury cottages Herefordshire is the place for you.

7. Golden Valley

The beautiful Golden Valley is possibly one of the most scenic and unspoilt areas in Britain. The valley is wide and tranquil with gentle wooded, slopes on either side of the River Dore. Quiet lanes, footpaths and bridleways cross patchwork fields to traditional farms and onto the wide open spaces of the Black Mountains. Interestingly, the name probably came from confusion between the Welsh word dwr for water and the French d’or meaning golden.

8. Hampton Court

The Herefordshire Hampton Court has magnificent new gardens set in the grounds of a Medieval castle and surrounded by a thousand acres of parkland. Rescued from neglect in 1994, the gardens have been revived and transformed. Today, water canals, island pavilions, avenues and borders complement the established planting of the earlier eras. The gardens are a peaceful haven but also a place of exploration with a maze, Gothic Tower and secret tunnel to a waterfall.

9. Much Marcle and the Cider Route

Throughout Herefordshire there is a strong tradition of farm cider-making. Well over half of the UK’s cider comes from Herefordshire, ranging from small producers through to the widely known brands. The Herefordshire Cider Route is a circular driving route around the cider producers including Weston’s in Much Marcle who offer a fascinating tour of the mill to discover the secrets of traditional cider making.

10. Offa’s Dyke

Offa’s Dyke is a linear earthwork which roughly follows the Welsh/English border from the Severn estuary, near Chepstow, to Prestatyn on the North coast. The origins of the Dyke are shrouded in mystery so that many of its aspects are speculated upon, rather than being fully understood. Whether it was intended as an agreed boundary, as a defensive structure with long-lost additional fortifications, or for some other use, is not known. Today it provides excellent walking with a long-distance footpath running the entire 177 miles and many circular walks taking in the trail.

When it comes to luxury cottages Herefordshire has a great selection to suit everyone. So, why not browse our selection and see what catches your eye?

Check availability Harry's House, Hay on Wye, Herefordshire
Sleeps 6 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £3561082 per week * Ref: GCG4989
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: Not rated

Harry’s House is a contemporary three storey town house with large decked area and separate first floor balcony overlooking the River Wye. The Wye is one of the best rivers for canoeing in the UK with over 80 miles of continuous canoeing possible, from the upper reaches of the river above Hay on W...
Check availability West End Farm Cottage, Pembridge, Herefordshire
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £364624 per week * Ref: GCG5074
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

West End Farm Cottage is in the wing of the owner’s property, a 15th century medieval hall in a stunning village with a wealth of half timbered houses. West End Farm Cottage is situated between Leominster and Kington. ...
Check availability Brook House, Mathon, Herefordshire
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £9221926 per week * Ref: GCG5067
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Brook House is a listed, detached holiday cottage with outstanding views on the beautiful west side of the Malvern Hills. The Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rise from the River Severn plain and form a striking landmark visible from afar, although only nine miles long....
Check availability Mouse Castle Barn, Hay on Wye, Herefordshire
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5371047 per week * Ref: GCG5073
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

The intriguingly named Mouse Castle Barn is a comfortable barn conversion within easy walking distance of Hay-on-Wye, popular for its book festivals. The property has been converted and furnished to a high standard and offers a very comfortable base to explore the delights of the surrounding area. ...
Check availability Parkers Lodge, Mathon, Herefordshire
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £391790 per week * Ref: GCG5072
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Parkers Lodge is a listed, detached holiday cottage with outstanding views on the beautiful west side of the Malvern Hills. The Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rise from the River Severn plain and form a striking landmark visible from afar, although only nine miles long....
Check availability Bellevue, Harewood End, Herefordshire
Sleeps 15 * 7 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £14042777 per week * Ref: GCG5070
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Bellevue is a 200 year old detached country house set within large attractive gardens with formal lawn, walled garden and arboretum close to Ross on Wye. Bellevue is full of character, with an open fire, multi-fuel burners, beams and chandeliers, and has been tastefully decorated by its current owne...
Check availability Howle Hideaway, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire
Sleeps 4 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £360581 per week * Ref: GCG5138
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: Not rated

]Howle Hideaway is a lovely, semi-detached barn conversion is situated in the heart of an eleven-acre smallholding, just three miles from Ross-on-Wye. This property has been beautifully renovated, seamlessly mixing the charm of period features with sleek, modern design....
Check availability Woodside Cottage, Mansell Gamage, Herefordshire
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £400988 per week * Ref: GCG5068
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Woodside Cottage is a detached, secluded property with stunning views across the Wye Valley and to the Black Mountains beyond. Woodside Cottage has been lovingly restored and stylishly decorated, yet retains many original features....
Hartleton Lake Retreat, luxury cottage in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire Check availability Hartleton Lake Retreat, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £476817 per week * Ref: GCG5111
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This converted stable stands on the banks of lovely Hartleton Lakes and beside a golf course just over two miles from historic Ross on Wye. Whether enjoying a day’s fishing, watching otters and the abundant birdlife or exploring the local countryside, this is a wonderful spot for relaxation, whate...
Check availability Parkers, Mathon, Herefordshire
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5901672 per week * Ref: GCG5069
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Parkers is a listed, detached holiday cottage with outstanding views on the beautiful west side of the Malvern Hills. The Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rise from the River Severn plain and form a striking landmark visible from afar, although only nine miles long. ...