Book a rural break in Herefordshire in August
People who enjoy the countryside adore holidays in Herefordshire, in the heart of England. A strongly rural county, Herefordshire is the seat of farming, of farms and country cottages scattered amongst the winding lanes between the Malvern Hills to the east and the Welsh borders to the west.
Herefordshire holiday cottages with some availability in August are displayed on the map. These simply give an indication of where there are available dates and information about the surrounding area, places to visit and nearby towns. The better way to search with specific dates is to use the Cottage Search facility.
Herefordshire is an English holiday destination where it is easily possible to find totally secluded property, buried deep in the countryside. It is perfect for days of relaxation, riding a bicycle through country lanes, stopping to buy organic eggs or fresh produce from local farms and discovering welcoming pubs.
Many of the holiday properties are countrified, either restored farmhouses, thatched cottages or barn conversions. We cannot promise chickens pecking about the lawn but you may well spot some in neighbouring gardens.
The River Wye flows through Hereford, the main market town. You may well spend a day or two in Hereford during a self-catering break stocking up on supplies or admiring the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a river cruise. There is also the cathedral to visit, Mappa Mundi to inspect, The Weir Gardens to enjoy followed by trips to the Cider Museum and Chase Distillery.
This mid-western part of England is much concerned with apples, cider and cheese manufacture. Self-catering holidays and food and drink go hand in hand and how much better to discover Herefordshire than using all senses?
The Wye Valley is popular with outdoor types for canoeing, orienteering, horse riding and mountain biking. Rent a place to stay, book activities in advance and have a great time.