We say
Herefordshire is one of England's least spoiled and most traditional counties. Rent a cottage and you can explore the Wye Valley, hike picturesque walking trails and visit medieval villages and small market towns. In historic pubs you can feast on some of the finest local produce from cider to beef and cheese.

Recommended company: Sykes Cottages

Sykes Cottages says

Herefordshire is one of England’s most rural and sparsely-populated counties – some call it the ‘land of milk and honey’ with its lush countryside, vast orchards, Hereford cattle and medieval half-timbered villages.

  • Historic villages
  • Pretty cottages
  • Walking trails

It’s the embodiment of the ‘great outdoors’ with endless walking trails – don’t miss the Black and White Trail and Offa’s Dyke Path – as well as river cruises, Hereford’s magnificent Norman Cathedral, the Malvern Hills, the Wye Valley and a 20-mile Cider Trail around the region’s cider makers.

Base yourselves in your own home away from home, stock up on local goodies and explore the county. Our inspectors have selected accommodation options in a range of styles, from cottages for two up to houses that sleep 24.

Couples will love The Granary in the sleepy hamlet of St Margaret. The views down the Golden Valley to the Malvern Hills from the top of the garden are breathtaking. Another romantic option is The Smithy, a Grade II-listed black and white timbered cottage in the historic hamlet of Lucton – it oozes rural character  If you want a bit more going on, Wye View is a stylish cottage on the outskirts of Ross-on-Wye, set on the River Wye.

Some properties are in our HideAways Collection, selected for their exceptional character and location. Elephant Cottage is one of those – a picture perfect rural idyll for two.

With two bedrooms, Hill Farm Cottage is surrounded by countryside with endless walks on your doorstep. Close to pretty Pembridge, Broxwood Barn is a super-smart conversion with two bedrooms. Also sleeping four, the award-winning Hop Store is exceptional within easy striking distance of Ledbury.

Larger parties will love this converted water mill, with three bedrooms, or check out The Barn, which shares an indoor pool with two other cottages.  Or how about a Georgian manor house on the banks of the River Wye – Viaduct House sleeps up to 16 and has the most gorgeous garden.

Explore cottages in Herefordshire, including some which are dog-friendly.

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