Wondering if you’ll like a stay on a farm?
Check out our 10 great farmhouse breaks in Herefordshire with a difference
Moor Court Farm
This beautiful 15C timber framed farmhouse B&B sits quietly between Hereford and Ledbury in East Herefordshire bringing you 3 ensuite bedrooms including a majestic four-poster. With an excellent breakfast selection there’s also the option for an evening meal (useful if you don’t want to drive out) and of course much of the delicious produce comes directly from the farm itself. Enjoy the pretty gardens and pet the resident donkeys or take relaxed walks around Moor Court’s 500 acres, you’ll sleep like a baby and have an excuse to eat like a horse.
Tucked away in Pembridge on Herefordshire’s famous black and white village route, this multi-award-winning Visit England 4 Star Gold bed and breakfast is famed for its attention to the customer experience. Spotless well-appointed rooms with beautiful rural views from each window are all ensuite and the breakfast room is accessible all day and conveniently equipped with a hot and cold self service drinks station. A lovely sunlounge takes in views from the gorgeous gardens and farmland and an array of birdfeeders encourage a vast array of wildlife. Chill out in the complimentary hot tub or have a glass of wine in the twinkly cabana and watch the sunset on this most restful of breaks.
This most traditional farmhouse B&B is just a very short skip from Ross on Wye (you can see the town spire from the windows) and some great restaurants and even the designer shopping village of Labels. Offering lovely holiday cottages too, there’s the flexibility to be completely self contained but still pop over for a farmhouse breakfast to start your day without any washing up. Isn’t that what a proper holiday is all about.
Ashley Moor Farm
Groaning with the character that beautifully converted barns present, these two cottages (sleeping 2 and 8) let you live the country dream and are perfect for a family break where the kids can experience the delights of life on a working farm. Stylishly kitted out, you can enjoy the best of the Herefordshire countryliving and see the animals without having to plough one field or milk a single cow! Just on the Shropshire border, pop over to the market towns of Ludlow, down to Leominster and even across to Kington for relaxed independent shops and plenty of market fresh produce to stock your country kitchen.
Huntlands Farm bed and breakfast certainly is SO much more than that. On the Worcestershire border to the east of Herefordshire, this rural farmhouse retreat lets you fish in in its four ponds, take the B&B option or take over all 5 superking rooms and 1 double for an exclusive self catering escape. Owners Stephen and Lucy bring his Caribbean flavours to a delicious dining option and her farmhouse roots to irresistible cakes and pastries. You can even get creative with one of their upholstery masterclasses and they also host weddings in these beautiful surroundings. This really is a farmhouse break with a difference.
If you love walking, cycling and horseriding and being far from the madding crowds, Moors Lodge is ideal. Purposely converted with disabled access and in its own garden, this cabin style accommodation enables a flexible family break for 6 for the active and not so. Bring your horse (they have stables) and the farm also has is own handy farm shop, plus, as it is between Ross on Wye and the well serviced village of Fownhope, there’s a great spa in the village and plenty of places to eat in the nearby villages and Ross.
Your chance to practice your Aga skills (or develop some without the expense!), Moorhall is a stunning Grade 11 listed farmhouse sleeping 12 adults and 4 children. Don’t worry, there’s also a traditional range cooker if you’re overwhelmed, the wood burner will keep you cosy and the games room will keep them occupied while you’re sussing out the kitchen. Magical footpaths take you through the wooded farmland and a babbling brook and weir, and being on the Worcestershire border there are plenty of places to visit and eat at within easy reach.
Old King Street
With breathtaking views and on a quiet lane next to the main farmhouse, newly restored from18C barns Pomona Cottage (sleeps 4) and The Cider House (sleeps 2) are both modern, comfortable and spacious, with a mix of old oak beams and ultra modern bathrooms, old stone feature walls and underfloor heating. Amid the peace and beauty of the Golden Valley in south west Herefordshire, the holiday cottages at Old King Street Farm have two country pubs with restaurants, a village shop and post office, chip shop and a butchers, all within half a mile. Oh and did we mention the Llamas? Yes these quirky resident animals love a walk, or rather a trek, and this is a brilliant activity bonus.
Sink Green Farm
Sink Green’s river and countryside views certainly enhance their mantra of relax, unwind and enjoy. With their farmland meadows adjoining the River Wye, be enchanted by the swans and the natural wildlife it attracts (don’t forget your binoculars and your camera). Conveniently close to Hereford, this very traditional farmhouse is a favourite for those wanting a country flavour but the accessibility of the City and even superfast fibre WIFI throughout.
The original home of one of Herefordshire’s most well known cider making families, a farmhouse break at Litmarsh offers two self catering cottages with idyllic gardens, wood burning fires and even a bathroom with a view. Converted from a cider barn, the timbered rooms give you a picture-book atmosphere but with contemporary styling and mod cons that make a difference to your stay in the lovely village of Marden just a few miles from Hereford. And you can bring your dog too!
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