Nine Irresistible Rural Retreats

Nine Irresistible Rural Retreats

With the summer now in full swing it’s time to think about escaping to the countryside and where better than beautiful Herefordshire. It’s full of great self-catering accommodation options, activities and attractions for families and couples to enjoy.

So to inspire you we’ve put together nine irresistible rural retreats that sleep up to 6 people and are sure to make your summer staycation one to remember.

The Wythall Estate, Walford Ross on Wye Herefordshire HR9 5SD

Set within a beautiful country estate location with garden, fresh water lake, wooded grounds and vineyards, the Wythall Estate is simply idyllic. There are two separate, self-contained cottage-style accommodation areas situated in the west wing of the picture perfect Manor house, crammed with character, sleeping 2 and 4 people. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the naturally beautiful grounds and enjoy the abundance of wildlife nearby.

Wine Tastings and Vineyard Tours are also available to guests from February through to December.

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Holly Lodge, Burley Gate, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 3QS

Holly Lodge is everything you need for a carefree country holiday. This wonderful English Tourist Board 3 star accommodation is the perfect base from which to explore beautiful Herefordshire and its abundance of beverage destinations; excellent cider-makers on the doorstep, Chase Distillery tours around the corner and Wye VAlley Brewery is just up the road. Perfect for the family with capacity for four adults and with all the comforts of home, this charming well equipped cosy cottage is a popular choice with tourists.

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The Forge, Lyonshall Herefordshire HR5 3JA

Billed as a blissful bolthole, The Forge, is a 4 star romantic holiday cottage is located in beautiful Mortimer Country. It’s secluded and private location adds to its charm and popularity. Fantastically converted from an open fronted barn which was originally the blacksmith’s workshop, it now offers an airy living space for the perfect rural retreat. Enjoy some alfresco dining too on the pretty terrace with lavender and beech hedged lawns. Sleeping 2 + 1 it’s perfect for couples looking for a romantic break or for a family with older children.

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The Steppes, Lugwardine, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 4AL

Only three miles ‘out of town’ but splendidly rural, The Steppes offers the perfect location for this year’s staycation. Set in beautiful Herefordshire countryside in the grounds of much loved garden, the self contained lodges are only a few minutes’ drive from historic Hereford City and on an excellent bus route with a local pub on the doorstep. With a variety of cosy accommodation from self-catering holiday cottages to a studio apartment, all sleeping 2 with garden views, and filled with the comforts of home it’s the ideal choice for a break this summer.

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White House Brinsop, Hereford HR4 7AT

Located in the glorious Brinsop valley overlooking the Iron Age hill fort at Credenhill, this varied selection of cottages and apartments are just perfect for families and couples. The cottages are surrounded by beautiful countryside and wildlife, lawned areas and a medieval fishpond that extends to nearly an acre.

The lanes and footpaths nearby are great for walking and cycling and Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains, Leominster, the Black and White villages trail and Ludlow are all within easy reach.

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Field Cottage, Lyonshall Herefordshire HR5 3JA

This beautiful 4 star holiday cottage sits within a pretty orchard setting with extraordinary panoramic views from the Welsh Black Mountains to the South Shropshire Hills.

Brimming with home comforts including a welcome hamper full of local goodies when you arrive, it is the ideal place from which to explore north Herefordshire and its Black & White Village Trail. This characterful accommodation is just right for families looking for plenty of space and privacy on this private country estate.

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Benhall Farm, Benhall Lane, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 6AG

Set in glorious Herefordshire countryside yet conveniently just outside Ross-on-Wye on the banks of the River Wye you’ll find Benhall Farm Holiday Cottages. Their gorgeous 4 star cottages are extremely comfortable and fully equipped with everything you’ll need including a few little extras to make your stay extra special. You can even book for breakfast in the farmhouse for even less cooking and washing up.

With pretty gardens for you to relax in, wonderful river walks nearby and plenty of the Wye Valley’s attractions and activities on the doorstep, the proximity to the market town of Ross and its restaurants and independent shops is a real bonus.

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Cowshed Cottage and The Dairy, Gage Farm, Newland, Coleford, Glos, GL16 8NR

Situated close to the border between England and Wales, Cowshed Cottage and The Dairy are an ideal holiday retreat. These four star high quality cottages are well equipped and welcoming offering a true home from home feel.

Ancient footpaths directly from the front door lead to wonderful woodland walks or for more active pursuits you can canoe the River Wye. Whatever your preferred pastime, these fabulous cottages are situated wonderfully for visitor destinations and activities including the spectacular Symonds Yat Rock.

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Gardeners Cottage, Lyonshall Herefordshire HR5 3JA

If you’re looking for a rural retreat that offers privacy and seclusion then Gardeners Holiday Cottage hits the spot. This beautifully restored 4 star cottage was built around 1850 and with its well-protected courtyard is the perfect hideaway.

This pretty cottage sits in a gorgeous country estate setting with large open gardens to enjoy too, and private lanes for wonderful walking or cycling. Perfect for a family break or a romantic escape.

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