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9 Naughty Nights in Herefordshire

When it comes to romantic getaways, Herefordshire is a winner on every front, a dream destination. Developing a reputation for unique places to stay, award-winning dining, picturesque places to explore, all set in some of the most beautiful countryside Britain has to offer, if you’ve already visited, you’ll need no persuading, but if you haven’t discovered Herefordshire yet, what are you waiting for?  

Take your pick from our selection of nine of the most perfect places for a mini-moon just for two. 


Hand crafted from wood collected from the surrounding area, these three carefully created Alpine-style lodges are designed for two people looking for something different and rustic, but with all the luxury touches. 


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With every element curated for couples that like to snuggle, you’ll feel like you’re cocooned in a Canadian hunting lodge as you sink into the sheepskin rug seats, and marvel at the incredible design features of every door and shelf. 

Looking out over the equine paddock of the adjoining riding school to see the horses in their freedom, watching the buzzards and kytes soar above the rolling countryside and the natural wildlife and beauty of the seasons, strips your stresses away to reconnect with eachother. 

Enjoy simple pleasures like toasting marshmallows on your fire pit, or taking a spectacular sunset dip in your wood-fired hot tub. This most tranquil of locations will make the most touching memories. 

Find out more here 

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Lakes Edge is a remarkable rural retreat that has been developed for luxury holiday stays. In the grounds of the Pudleston Court estate, several of the historic properties have been beautifully converted to holiday homes, seamlessly adding modern elements. Add to this a number of new individually built yet characterful properties with their own private indoor swimming pools, and you have the most glorious haven deep in the Herefordshire countryside. 

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Aptly names Adam and Eve, these original Grade 2 listed sandstone gatehouse lodges have stunning views of the beautiful lake, and are named after two of the oldest oak trees in Herefordshire, one of which is still visible from the lodges.  

With every amenity to enjoy your own space, inc a free pass to the bookable private pool, indulge in your own hot tub, sauna, you can even pre-arrange a private chef to indulge you in a romantic meal that you haven’t had to cook or wash up after. 

Welcoming dogs too, with glorious woodland walks, there’s no need to be without the real love of your life on this break. 

Book your romantic stay here 

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BURTON COURT, Eardisley 

With a deep and fascinating history, dating back to the Domesday Book, Burton Court is still family owned and now has three spacious and prettily designed bed and breakfast rooms, including a beautiful bridal suite. 


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With views across the manor’s estate grounds from every room, think ornate bed frames, slipper baths and period features in abundance. Located on north Herefordshire’s picturesque Black & White Village Trail, stroll the length of historic Eardisley village, visit nearby Pembridge with its charming tearooms and cafes, pubs and fascinating Old Chapel Gallery, or explore the antiques and boutiques of Leominster; Herefordshire’s largest market town. 

Learn more about Burton Court here 

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NEW INN, nr Ross-on-Wye 

Having recently won a brace of AA awards elevating The New Inn to 5 Star accommodation and 3 Rosette dining, this is definitely a destination for a flirty February stay. 

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Retaining Black & White charm with chick modern design, this privately owned Inn cuts the mustard where your experience ensures that you’ll be eating the food of love.  

Based on 2 people sharing one of their stunningly designed suites, enjoy a 10 course tasting menu with wine flight and breakfast from £425.  

Explore the nearby market town of Ross-on-Wye, or pop just 10 miles the other way to the City of Hereford either side of your stay. 

This break is available until 1 April 2024, making it perfect for any kind of couples celebration away. 

See details here 

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Part of the privately owned White Heron Properties collection, The Forge is nestled on the Whittern Estate where the famous British Cassis is made. 

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This open fronted stone barn was originally the blacksmith’s workshop for the 10 carriage horses that were housed at the Estate’s stables. It has been converted with architectural flair to create an airy living space and huge bedroom. This secluded bolthole is perfect for 2, but can accommodate 4 if required in other sleeping areas.  The main bedroom boasts a spectacular Superking size bed with pocket sprung mattress and Egyptian linen sheets, and a rolltop bath stands temptingly in the centre of the bedroom (there is a separate luxury washroom too).  

Make your stay extra special with pre-bookable added treats like Garden Flowers, Champagne and Chocolates in the bedrooms, a Delicacy Hamper brimming with Herefordshire produce and Private Chef/Catering. 

See more detail here 

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TUDOR FARMHOUSE, the Wye Valley 

If there’s a single phrase guaranteed to inspire the idea of a romantic getaway it must be ‘boutique hotel’. The words instantly conjure up images of indulgence, luxury and comfort. 

Tudor FH Glorious Gourmet Getaways

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Nestled in the medieval hamlet of Clearwell (even that sounds romantic doesn’t it), the hotel and restaurant, a former working farm, have been lovingly converted to create 20 luxuriously chic bedrooms, each with its own unique character, exposed stonework and ancient beams, not to mention roll top baths and monsoon showers. With their blend of laid-back luxury and homespun charm, you may feel so utterly at home that “you’ll want to stay forever”.  

There could certainly be no nicer treat for that special someone in your life than a cwtchy (that’s Welsh for cuddly) stay, where the Rosetted food suits all palates and the drinks menu additionally includes a specialist list of personally created soft drinks and mocktails.   

The hotel’s secret Shepherd’s Hut adds an opportunity to recharge or relax with a massage or coincide your stay during a unique stargazing safari experience. Romancometer ding ding ding. 

Read more about the Tudor Farmhouse here 

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Book a room at the award-winning  Riverside Inn, set, as the name suggests, waterside on the banks of the River Lugg in north Herefordshire’s ancient Mortimer Country, and you may very well not want to stray too far.  

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For a properly romantic break, you can’t do better than choose one of the three Garden Rooms; stylishly designed private lodges reached via a number of external steps through the terraced garden. Secluded and quirky, these rooms are warm and cosy in the winter months and perfect relaxing retreats in the summer. 

All with bespoke touches, king-size beds, underfloor heating and homemade treats guarantee a real sense of luxury and romance. Two of the Garden Rooms also have decked patio areas, perfect for a sundowner before you head to the award-winning restaurant (Herefordshire’s Best Restaurant and UK Slow Food winners) for an intimate dinner à deux. 

In addition to the Garden Rooms, there are three private ‘nests’ with spacious sleeping and seating areas – the Hayloft, Stables and Croft Suites – as well as two king-sized rooms in the main property. You’ll be spoilt for choice. 

A Dinner, Bed & Breakfast package at The Riverside@Aymestrey includes an allowance of £25 per head towards dinner from the a la carte menu and can only be booked via the website. 

Dogs are welcome in selected rooms. 

The village of Aymestrey lies in the heart of Mortimer country, an area steeped in history … and blood! The 15C Battle of Mortimers Cross, a major battle in the Wars of the Roses, was fought here, though the exact location remains unknown. The Riverside, itself a historic black and white building, also provides a great starting point for a tour of Herefordshire’s picturesque black-and-white villages, download the trail guide here

Find out more at The Riverside Inn 

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The Clock Tower is a truly gorgeous romantic little bolt hole, perfect for some time away together with its very own wood fired hot tub. Once the head gardener’s cottage, this bijou little house has been carefully restored to make it as comfortable as it is charming. 

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Everything in the Clock Tower feels like it’s miniature, though it of course isn’t, but this cuteness makes it unique. It has everything a couple and their dog could need; a cosy sitting room with a log burner, a comfortable bedroom with lovely views, a well equipped kitchen and a good shower room. There is even a second loo, an enclosed dog run and a little patio area. 

The pretty enclosed garden has its own hot tub too where you can relax under the stars while you enjoy the views of the Malvern Hills. 

Barton Court is a great base from which to explore the Malvern Hills and the grandeur of Eastnor Castle. Your easy access to historic Ledbury, enables you to head straight to Choccotastic, the brilliant artisan chocolatier with a sense of humour and delectable choccie treats for all occasions, plus inhouse café. Then long-established café/restaurant The Malthouse is a must for lunch of Mediterranean and world influenced dishes, packed with flavour and the freshest ingredients.   

The story of Barton Court is itself a romantic one. It changed hands in 2014 for the first time in 130 years: “It was like a house that was lost,” says owner Linda Camp. “People didn’t know there was a house behind the wall … it is said to have inspired both Jane Austen and Thackeray with its parade of spendthrifts and cads.” 

Also see Barton Court, Barton Court Wedding Venue and Barton Court Corporate Venue 

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CASTLE HOUSE, Hereford City 

With its Cathedral views and Castle Green and City walks, the waterside location of this centrally located boutique hotel brings you romance with a little city buzz. 


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Castle House has always been independently owned and a flagship destination in Hereford City with a personal touch. Positioned alongside the remaining Castle moat, now more a pool, you can watch the birds and wildlife in abundance as you relax in the airy new Garden Room for dining or just coffee and cake. 

A crackling fire makes the lounge cosy and the white linen of the original dining room offers a slightly elevated experience if you wish. Head Chef, Gabor, always serves a delicious repertoire of dishes catering to all tastes. 

Rooms are elegantly modern, whilst retaining the Regency features of the building with the option of suites available and stays in the main House or the lovely Townhouse rooms adjoining. 

Look for details of their special Valentines Afternoon Tea if you’re planning a February break. 

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