One of England’s most rural and sparsely populated counties, Herefordshire is an area of unspoilt countryside, market towns of distinctive character and a wealth of varied landscapes.
Peacefully located in the village of Ashperton with its chocolate-box black and white cottages …
- Close to Hereford
- Rural setting
- Great for exploring
From £245 per Week
Exclusive lodges set in six secluded acres of woodland and meadows with stunning views of one of …
- Natural swimming pool
- Outdoor hot tubs
- Explore Malvern Hills
From £509 per Week
Nestled in stunning Herefordshire countryside this small development of luxury lodges offers the …
- Hot tubs
- Luxurious lodges
- Ideal for exploring
From £409 per Week
These exclusive solid timber Scandinavian lodges provide a truly nostalgic opportunity to escape …
- Peaceful setting
- Countryside walks
From £319 per Week
The bulk of the county comprises a patchwork quilt of fields, meadows and woodlands with gently flowing streams and rivers, bridleways, footpaths and small country roads flanked by ancient hedgerows. The land is predominantly agricultural and the county is well known for its fruit, hops, grain and cider production as well as sheep farming and the Hereford cattle breed.
With the exception of one city and a few small towns, the countryside is punctuated by quiet villages, hamlets and farms clustered around church, pub and market square. A haven for artists and craftmakers – textiles, ceramics, silver and wood, you’ll find many little craft shops selling unique and quality souvenirs. The city of Hereford offers the visitor ‘retail therapy’ in a relaxed, mainly traffic free environment with many independent smaller shops, side by side with all the famous High Street. Firm favourites being the range of fresh food and drink from local producers.
A visit to Herefordshire would not be complete without experiencing the taste of cider and 2011 heralds Herefordshire’s Year in the Orchard a celebration of Thomas Andrew Knight and the Pomona Herefordiensis. The cider route takes visitors around all the cider producers in the county.
Lovers of outdoor pursuits will find plenty of exhilarating activities available including canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding and hang gliding and with four long distance paths passing through the county and 154 miles of the Herefordshire Trail within it, there’s plenty for walkers and cyclists too.
Whether you are visiting Herefordshire for a short or longer break, you’re sure to find a warm welcome, plenty of things to see and do and an excellent standard of holiday accommodation to suit the needs of you and your family.