Holiday cottages in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Malvern Hills, Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Search holiday cottages in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Herefordshire, a county of unspoilt countryside, characteristic market towns and a wealth of varied landscapes offers visitors plenty to see and do but there's no escaping the sense of peace and tranquillity. The adjoining county of Worcestershire offers a blend of outstanding beauty and places to visit to suit all interests.
Nestled in rolling countryside on the sloping sides of the valley above the River Arrow lies Pembridge, the Jewel in the Crown of north Herefordshire's Black and White Village Trail due to its lovely half-timbered cottages. With its lively village centre, three pubs, restaurants, an art gallery, church and old market hall, Pembridge still retains a mediaeval air to to its village architecture.

Leominster is another example of the black and white villages of North Herefordshire. Famous for its antique and curiosity shops the town also offers visitors historic sites, galleries and a feast for food lovers. There are National Trust and privately owned stately homes as well as smaller attractions such as farm parks, wine and cider producers, museums and many lovely gardens.

Hereford, offering breath-taking countryside is a walkers paradise in the Golden Valley, the Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains. For those who enjoy something a little more daring, climb the rock faces or face the River Wye rapids. If its art, literature and history you seek Hereford has it all as well as excellent restaurants, pubs and good shopping facilities.

Ledbury is one of England's text book market towns, full of beautiful shops and restaurants. Church Lane is a much photographed cobbled street containing the Heritage Centre, Butchers Row Folk Museum and the Painted Room leading the the Parish Church. The town has won several Britain in Bloom competitions and is well kept. With easy access to The Malvern Hills, Ledbury is an ideal place for those who love walking climbing and cycling.

In the south of the county lies the ancient town of Ross on Wye. Perched dramatically above the River Wye, Ross is the southern gateway to Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. The town sits on a high sandstone cliff and has beautiful gardens and pleasant walks along the river. The town consists of Tudor timbered houses around the 17th century Market Hall, antique and craft shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs along with some high street chain shops. The town also boasts its winning status in the Britain in Bloom awards.

Over the border into Worcestershire is the small ancient market town of Tenbury Wells in the beautiful Teme Valley. The River Teme, which runs along the edge of the town, separates Worcestershire and Shropshire and the Herefordshire border. The area is still unspoilt farming country, perfect for walkers, cyclists or those who wish to drive and explore undiscovered areas of the West Midlands. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the area with locally sourced food, beers and ciders. In the mid 19th century, Tenbury had the 'Wells' added to its name to promote the mineral water wells found in the town.

Malvern has so much to offer from shopping in this pretty spa town, visiting stately homes & gardens, going to the theatre, eating out and walking in the Malvern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Other activities on offer include climbing, fishing, cycling, bird watching, hang gliding, orienteering and kite flying.

Situated near the Clent and Walton Hills, lies the traditional market town of Bromsgrove surrounded by rolling countryside. Events take place throughout the year in the town's parks, open spaces and town centre with its long traditional high street. Here you will find a popular refurbished outdoor market as well as a vibrant music and arts scene in and around the town. With plenty of canal and country restaurants and pubs, good food and drink is always welcoming.

Worcester, the county town of Worcestershire is a beautiful cathedral and university city, full of interesting architecture, sports venues and a fantastic selection of high street shops and boutiques. The city is famous for housing one of England's loveliest cathedrals with its royal tombs, medieval cloisters and ancient crypt. Worcester is also famous for the world renowned Worcester Porcelain and of course Worcestershire Sauce. Simply potter around art galleries and historic houses and gardens or try one of the guided city tours available daily. The River Severn, Britain's longest river runs through the heart of Worcester offering visitors cycling routes, walking trails and boat trips. Worcester really has something to offer everyone.