Holiday cottages in Herefordshire
Another great destination for a rural cottage break is Herefordshire, which, in it's quiet relaxed manner, has a lot to offer the holiday visitor beautiful unspoilt countryside, the Herefordshire marches, a traditional English farming landscape, timeless villages and thriving market towns.
Herefordshire is largely an agricultural county and is well known for its cattle, its orchards and its cider and perry production.
Visit Hereford with its Cathedral, home to 13th Century Mappa Mundi; historic market towns such as Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Hay-on-Wye, and Leominster. Enjoy Herefordshire's black and white villages, characterised by their many timbered and half-timbered cottages, some dating back to the Tudor period.
Explore the Malvern Hills or Offa's Dyke Path, the 8th Century barrier between the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia and Wales.
Herefordshire holiday cottages will often be historic properties, usually full of character and period features such as four poster beds, exposed beams and open fires. Sometimes these will be timbered cottages, sometimes brick or stone built.
As Herefordshire is a mainly agricultural area you'll also find no shortage of converted farm buildings, as former barns, stables and cider mills are given a new lease of life as holiday cottages.