Holiday Cottages Herefordshire
Holiday cottages in Herefordshire give you a true flavour of English country life, nestling in beauty spots throughout this foodie heaven. Herefordshire is both serene and surprising, characterised by gentle farmland, picturesque villages and historic towns, while the wealth of local produce and fresh cooking makes it a truly tasty destination.
Celebrity chefs, expert cooks, local producers and food lovers descend on Hereford Race Course every autumn for the annual Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival which showcases the range of tasty delights offered up locally, but whatever time of year you visit you will be able to sample fresh-grown ingredients, sumptuous pub fayre or top notch restaurants, while bustling farmers’ markets provide the perfect place to stock up for your self-catering holiday cottages in Herefordshire.
Many of Herefordshire’s towns and villages are distinctive for their timber-framed buildings, with hundreds of traditional black and white houses, shops and pubs being particularly prevalent in the north-west area of the county.
A tourist route known as the Black and White Village Trail takes in some of the best examples along with many other attractions along the way and can be tackled on foot, by bicycle, using public transport or in your car with an accompanying audio tour starting and ending in Leominster available from Tourist Information Centres. A range of holiday cottages are available along the Black and White Village Trail, placing you at the heart of this traditional slice of Herefordshire life.
The lush landscape of Herefordshire is easily accessible in the heart of the English midlands, on the border with Wales, making it a perfect rural retreat for visitors from around the UK, while international visitors are easily accommodated with Birmingham International Airport just 60 miles away.
Rambling and walking offers one of the best ways to explore this picturesque pocket of England, with various routes taking in the patchwork of fields, rustic woodlands, peaceful villages and the beauty of the River Wye, which can be enjoyed from the banks or on the water, with canoeing among the popular outdoor activities available in Herefordshire.
Exploring Herefordshire also gives you a window into the past, with castle ruins and preserved historic houses and gardens, including the medieval Goodrich Castle near Ross-on-Wye offering views across the Wye Valley, Hampton Court Castle and Gardens near Leominster on the banks of the River Lugg or the Garden at the Bannut near Bromyard which offers three acres of colourful gardens alongside views out to the Malvern Hills.
Holiday cottages in Herefordshire offer many flavours of English rural life with a unique touch of history in the borderlands. Browse our selection of Herefordshire cottages to find your perfect rural retreat.
Get a taste of English rural life with Holiday cottages in Herefordshire. Enjoy a holiday with surrounding historic towns and beautiful farmland.