There are many beautiful and peaceful places to visit in Herefordshire you just need to know where to look and who to ask for inside information and the best kept secrets. We know quite a few!
One of the best things is the quiet roads. It may seem an effort to get here, as the nearest motorway ends at Ross-on-Wye, but it is so worth it. We have peaceful country roads and friendly people. There are beautiful gardens, quaint tea shops and craft workshops. There is plenty for the sports enthusiast. The rivers Wye and Lugg provide canoeing trips. There is plenty of walking trails to follow and pony-trekking is available. England’s highest golf course is at Kington (10 miles) and there is another course at Wormsley (5 miles). Cycling is challenging and trails can be worked out and bicycles and trailers hired from Wheeley Wonderful.
Hay-on-Wye is close by
Upper Newton Farmhouse is perfectly placed to explore the gorgeous Marches borderland – we are just 2 miles from the Welsh Border so we have great walks, castles and stately homes close by as well as bubbling brooks and crystal clear waterfalls.
Hereford is only 12 miles away and the market towns of Leominster, Hay-on-Wye, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Bromyard are all within easy reach: each have their own charms.
The farmhouse accommodation is actually situated on the “Black and White Villages” trail which meanders through Jacobean cruck framed homesteads. If you choose to drive, cycle or walk the trail you will find it includes tempting tea shops, artisan craft makers and galleries, near to picnicking spots on the River Wye and a collection of high quality antique markets and shops.
One of the hidden secrets of Herefordshire is the wealth of stunning gardens. Jon and Pearl are members of HortiHub, a vibrant group of horticulturalists, nursery owners and garden associated businesses. Whether you wish to simply visit beautiful gardens or be introduced to private nurseries they will be able to help.
Events and things to see and do
We have an updated monthly list of local festivals, fetes and one off events and use the locally produced ‘Broad Sheep‘ to keep up-to-date with the local music and craft scene. If you let us know what you are interested in we will be happy to forward information to you to help you plan your stay. The Small Breeds Farm at Kington for children and those born early is a must see especially with Jay’s Owl collection.
Within three miles we have the choice of two great restaurant/pubs and a little further afield a Michelin starred restaurant: The Stagg Inn at Titley, just beyond Kington. Two of our favourites are the Riverside Inn at Aymestrey and the Sun Inn (4 miles). For afternoon teas you cannot beat the Westonbury Gardens Watermill Cafe near Pembridge and the Ye Olde Steppes tearoom in Pembridge. This one happens to next to one of our favourite galleries, Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge