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Herons Countryside Cottage in Byford, Herefordshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Herons Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
Herons is a ground floor apartment located on the edge of the River Wye in the scattered village of Byford, 8 miles from Hereford. The apartment sleeps two people in one super king-size bedroom, which can be a twin on request. There is a shower room in the apartment while the living accommodation comprises a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and river views. Outside is a lawned garden with patio and furniture. With the River Wye just at the end of the garden and with wonderful walking available nearby, not to mention delightful Hay-on-Wye and historic Hereford within easy reach, Herons makes a great base for a romantic break in Herefordshire.

Byford is a village on the edge of the River Wye, close to Hay-on-Wye and historic Hereford, with fantastic walks nearby. Hereford boasts an impressive cathedral, while Hay-on-Wye boasts a wealth of book shops. Visit the Forest of Dean or Brecon Beacons National Park.

Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye.

Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private patio with furniture plus use of lawned garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1.75 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: The garden runs down to the unfenced river bank - ensure care is taken at all times. Note: Fishing available in river at bottom of garden by arrangement with owner. Note: Children and infants are not accepted at this property.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Marshall
January 2016
The landlady was very helpful and friendly, and the accommodation was very comfortable and warm. The views were amazing.
Mrs Duhan
April 2016
Herons is a comfortable, warm, well equipped apartment with beautiful view of the river Wye. It is in a peaceful setting and also within easy reach of Hereford and the Brecon Beacons. Highly recommended.
Mr Lambert
August 2013
Fantastic holiday cottage, beautiful location and very peaceful. We would recommend it to anyone, and will definitely be going again.
Mrs Sidey
September 2013
Great location. Very comfortable accommodation. Very welcoming host.
Mr Stickland
September 2013
Excellent accommodation and beautiful scenery. Very peaceful.
Mrs Mitchell-Dawson
March 2016
Very well appointed apartment, much careful thought seems to have gone into equipping it. Wonderful view from the living room and kitchen! Real sun-trap outside the living-room window, we managed to sit out one day with a cup of tea even though it was the beginning of March.
Mr Foster
June 2016
A wonderful place, the setting was beautiful and the hostess was very helpful. Could not find fault with anything.
Mr Bevan
February 2016
A great Location. Could not wish for anything better, inside or out.
Mrs Greenwood
April 2015
Fantastic accommodation and a very nice welcome.
Mrs Pullan
July 2015
An excellent property with a delightful owner. Had a wonderful garden view of the river.
Mr Bradbury
June 2015
It was lovely and peaceful with a view onto the river. Had a comfortable bed and great night's sleep. Perfect!
Mr Keane
May 2016
A spacious and tastefully appointed cottage that is very clean. The cottage is in a stunning location with superb views. We highly recommend a stay here.
Mr Vaughan
June 2016
This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Herons and as usual we received a very warm welcome from the owner. The Herons is a spotlessly clean and well furnished apartment. With the River Wye running at the bottom of the well maintained garden it is a great place to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Would certainly recommend.
Mrs Graham
September 2014
The peace and quiet, truly a wonderful find!
Mrs Holmes
August 2014
Beautiful surroundings and outlook over the river Wye. Owner was very welcoming and did everything she could to make our stay very enjoyable. Lots of nice places to eat within a short distance of the accommodation and many lovely places to visit. A very relaxing holiday.
Mr Vaughan
May 2014
Very friendly warm welcome by the owner, who made sure everything was just as we needed it. Although the owner's house was above the apartment there was no intrusion and we had all the privacy that we wanted. The garden was fantastic and we were able to enjoy just sitting on the patio watching the wildlife in the garden and on the river Wye. Accommodation was excellent, lovely, clean and tidy. Would certainly recommend and would hope to go back again. The warm sunny weather was an added bonus!
Mrs Turner
August 2015
A beautiful location and overall one of the best (of many) self-catering apartments we've stayed in. Would struggle to find any faults/scope for improvements. There was lots to do and see locally.
Mrs Lewis
November 2014
This apartment is situated in the most glorious location overlooking the River Wye and is peaceful and quiet. The sitting room soaks up the south facing sunshine and if the weather is good, the patio is great for meals outside. The owner is delightful and makes a big attempt to make sure her guests are comfortable.
Mrs Jesson
September 2014
A stunning apartment beautifully presented with a very friendly host. We could have stayed forever!
Mrs Sinclair
July 2014
It's a delightful place in a lovely location and incredibly peaceful. Very friendly and helpful owners are on site and I can't wait to go back again!
Mr Gilson
June 2014
This has to be one of the greatest places I have had the privilege to stay in, far exceeded my expectations, the quality was exceptional as was the owner, a sheer delight, pure bliss. I felt like I had been dropped in heaven, thank you.
Mr Chowns
October 2013
This is an exceptionally well presented apartment in a perfect location. Made very welcome from the moment of arrival. The first ever self-catering property that we are unable to make even the smallest suggestion regarding facilities or equipment! Perfect.
Mr Coulson
May 2013
The location of the accommodation was delightful - weather was fantastic - riverside site was great - quality of accommodation and hospitality of hosts were 1st class - as a self catering holiday, nothing was too much bother for the owners who left us to enjoy a quiet, relaxing time together. Brilliant. Centrally located for lots of things to see and do.
Mr Walsh
October 2013
The location and views were exceptional. The accommodation was very comfortable, with everything in good condition and spotlessly clean. In addition the property owner was most welcoming and helpful without being at all intrusive. We would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday home to family and friends. No negative comments at all.
Mrs Finch
August 2013
Herons is situated in peaceful and beautiful countryside. We loved being able to sit on the patio and look down to the River Wye. The owner has provided accommodation of an exceptionally high standard. The apartment was spotlessly clean and everything we needed had been provided. Information on the local area was readily available, and the owner on hand to give us some useful tips about places to visit. We would love to stay at Herons again in the future.
Mr Allen
March 2013
The cottage was in an excellent location and was very clean and comfortable.
Ms Bader
April 2013
This cottage is in a superb location with the River Wye and all its wildlife at the bottom of the garden. It was very comfortable, warm when needed, clean, good decor. The host was incredibly friendly and helpful, as well as welcoming and warm. Lots of good walks in the area. Would highly recommend this property.
Mrs Beavan
June 2013
Peaceful, comfortable and perfect situation. Weather fantastic. Lovely area to visit with plenty to do and see. The owner is a very welcoming host. Farm Shop down the road very good for all supplies. We didn't eat out - it was too tempting to sit on the patio with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.
Mrs Darby
July 2013
Peace and tranquillity. We received a lovely, warm and hearty welcome
Claire A
November 2016
We wanted a relaxed getaway and this accommodation was just perfect. Herons is a home from home with everything you can want, it was so clean and comfortable with plenty of room. It is situated in a superb location with the river wye running through the garden which was well kept. The views were beautiful and plenty of wildlife. The owner Denise was a real treasure and so friendly and accomadating. So if you want a jewel this is a must.
Mr Johnson
May 2013
This was a superbly appointed apartment in an idyllic location. There are plenty of local attractions and local eating out possibilities.
November 2013
Excellent host, quiet, peaceful location with lots of interesting places nearby. The quality of accommodation was fantastic and we would highly recommend a stay. We definitely hope to stay there again. he nearby farm shop and garden centre is well worth a visit.
May 2013
We loved the accommodation, very well appointed and with views of the River Wye to boot ! Very quiet and restful holiday. If only we had gone in the summer months so we could sit on the patio and sip wine enjoying the ambience. Lovely place to stay
November 2013
The Herons is about 8 miles west of Hereford and not far off the main road. The Herons is one of two single bedroom apartments built underneath the owners beautiful house. The other apartment being called "Swans". Do not be put off by this layout as privacy is adequate and you are not overlooked. The river is at the bottom of the lovely sloping garden with no other buildings in sight. Denise is a very helpful host and can advise on place to visit if required although there is plenty of information in the apartment. Highly recommended and would love to go back.
Claire A
April 2013
It may have been cold during our stay in March but Herons more than made up for the weather. The views of the River Wye were lovely from both inside and outside Herons. It was very clean and well appointed and could`nt be faulted. We would certainly recommend to friends. The thought of returning in summer and having a glass of wine on the terrace is very tempting !
brian g
May 2013
Finding Herons was everything we were looking for. We were so blessed by what we found it truly was an answer to prayer. Our accommodation was to the highest of standards, clean, comfortable, warm and homely. I think that says it all. The views from Herons overlooking the river Wye are stunning. Would highly recommend. From 2 very satisfied guests, who will be returning later in the year.
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