Where England meets Wales, the Marches is a wonderfully unspoilt
region and our Leominster cottages make ideal getaways for quiet
relaxation or outdoor adventure.
Dating from the 7th Century, Leominster brims with architectural
delights. Once a monastery, the ancient Priory Church features a
magnificent 'Perpendicular' west window and an old ducking
stool. There's the intricate décor of Grange Court, carved
by royal carpenter John Abel. Dutton House, a Tudor residence with
a Gothic exterior and the black-and-white Chequers Inn, a favourite
watering hole. The Forbury, Hester Clark's Almshouses, Lion
House, Old Priory Hospital, School Lane - all worth a mention.
It seems appropriate that Leominster has a passion for
showcasing antiques and there are regular auctions in the Fine Art
sales rooms, as well as shops, galleries and markets. Friday brings
locals and visitors alike to Corn Square for the weekly street
market, while there's a farmers' market twice a month -
great for sampling regional produce. And there are lots of places
to eat and drink, including Italian restaurants, traditional pubs
Attractions near your Leominster cottage
Drive or cycle the Black & White Village Trail. Visit
battlefield sites linked with the Wars of the Roses. Admire exotic
trees at Queenswood Arboretum and 'Capability' Brown's
landscaped gardens at Berrington Hall. Leominster Folk Museum is an
interesting stop, as is the Monkland Cheese Dairy where small local
cheeses are produced by hand.
And with all that splendid countryside on the doorstep of your
Leominster cottage (including the Offa's Dyke National Trail),
it would be a shame to forget your boots!