Byford near Hereford, Heart of England (Ref. 11363)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A charming, single-storey Herefordshire cottage apartment, superbly located with canoe access next door on the edge of the beautiful River Wye in the scattered village of Byford, just 8 miles from Hereford. This Herefordshire self-catering apartment has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to provide a cosy, romantic holiday home in a beautiful part of the country, with spectacular views of the River Wye. This delightful Herefordshire holiday home boasts a spacious sitting room with dining area and sliding doors onto the south-facing patio and garden area, where many hours can be spent watching the daily activities on the river. You can even enjoy fishing on the river from the bottom of the beautiful garden yourself! A modern fitted kitchen, also with doors to the front garden, and a lovely bedroom with king-size bed combine to provide an excellent holiday base. Explore the many lovely walks from the doorstep of your Herefordshire apartment, including Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley walks. Visit historic Hereford, explore Hay-on-Wye, the town of books, or discover the magnificent Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park. A lovely, romantic Herefordshire holiday home with something for everyone at any time of year.


All ground floor. One super king-size double bedroom (can be a twin on request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and river views.


  • 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Quiet getaway in quality accommodation.”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nottingham, November 2013

    • “Superb accommodation with beautiful views and so peaceful.”
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    • “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.”

    Mr_Quiet, Ormskirk, United Kingdom, November 2013

    • “Relaxing place to stay”
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    • “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”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stowmarket, May 2013

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    • “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.”

    Brian G, Winsford, United Kingdom, May 2013

    • “Excellent location and comfortable”
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    • “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 !”

    Claire A, Stowmarket, United Kingdom, April 2013

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    • “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.”

    Ms Turner, Pinner, July 2015

    • “An excellent property with a delightful owner. Had a wonderful garden & view of the river.”

    Mrs Pullan, Hayling Island, July 2015

    • “It was lovely and peaceful with a view onto the river. Had a comfortable bed and great night's sleep. Perfect!”

    Mr Bradbury, Staines-upon-Thames, May 2015

    • “Fantastic accommodation and a very nice welcome.”

    Mrs Greenwood, Lowestoft, April 2015

    • “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 Lewis, Staines-upon-Thames, October 2014

    • “The peace and quiet, truly a wonderful find!”

    Mrs Graham, Colchester, September 2014

    • “A stunning apartment beautifully presented with a very friendly host. We could have stayed forever!”

    Mrs Jesson, Hailsham, 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.”

    Mrs Holmes, Newcastle Upon Tyne, August 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!”

    Mrs Sinclair, Cambridge, July 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 Gilson, Bracknell, June 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!”

    Mr Vaughan, Ellesmere Port, May 2014

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About the location


Hereford 8 miles; Hay-on-Wye 14 miles.

The scattered village of Byford lies on the banks of the River Wye on the edge of the beautiful Golden Valley. The village is ideally located in unspoilt Herefordshire countryside between Hay-on-Wye and Hereford, with an extensive range of footpaths including the Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke footpath. The magnificent Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park are also a short drive away. Within easy reach is the ancient city of Hereford with its magnificent cathedral displaying the famous Mappa Mundi world map and an impressive chained library, and its beautiful medieval bridge spanning the River Wye. The town of books, Hay-on-Wye, famous for its 30 plus book shops, charming pubs, antique shops, restaurants and cafes is also an easy drive away, and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales. A little further afield guests can enjoy the fine restaurants, food and antique shops on offer in Ludlow, the many activities in the Forest of Dean and the delightful historic market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Visitors to the area can also enjoy walks in amongst some of the oldest rocks in Britain in the eight mile ridge of the Malvern Hills.

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