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The White House, Aylton, Nr. Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2RQ

White House Cottages

5 well equipped self catering cottages set in beautiful Herefordshire


Market towns & cities

Ledbury - A picturesque market town situated on the east of Hereford. Ledbury has a wealth of fine timber framed buildings, the most notable is the 17th C Market House which dominates the main street. The town is the birthplace of John Masefield, Poet Laureate who once described it as a 'little town of ancient grace'.

Hereford -Hereford dates back to the Dark Ages and has played an important part in history. The Cathedral dates back to Norman times & contains the Mappa Mundi & Chained Library exhibitions.

Gloucester - The glory of the City of Gloucester is its Catheredral, one of the most beautiful buildings in Britain. The dock area has been carefully restored and converted to shops, restaurants, there is a large antique centre and it is also the home to the National Waterways Museum.

Worcester - The Cathedral in Worcester has dominated the City for 900 years and contains King John's tomb. The City is also the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain where visitors can take guided tours of the working factory.

Malvern - Pure spring water from the Hills turned Malvern into a spa town in the Victorian times. Great Malvern is a place of steep streets and Georgian & Victorian buildings.

Ross on Wye - The town stands high on a sandstone cliff overlooking a large loop in the River Wye. The riverside setting of Ross is a venue to many events including the Ross on Wye Regatta and 100 mile raft race.

Leominster - Leominster lies in the heart of the Marches, the beautiful borderlands between England and Wales. The history of the town can be seen today with its medieval and Tudor characteristics, narrow streets and timber buildings.

Bromyard - A market town situated on the north east boundary of Herefordshire. The town is home to the 'year of the hop' exhibition which explains some of the processes involved in growing hops.

Kington - This historic market town stands on the English/Welsh border and although on the weatern side of the Offa's Dyke path, it has been an English town for over a thousand years.

Hay on Wye - Hay, which stands high above the southern bank of the River Wye, is famous for its numerous second hand/antique book shops and annual Festival of Literature & Arts.

Ludlow - In Tudor times the border town of Ludlow was the capital of the Welsh Marches. It was guarded by the massive red-stone fortress which still stands on high ground overlooking the River Teme.

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Houses, gardens & the countryside

Hellens, Much Marcle - 01531 660 504 

Hampton Court Gardens & House, Leominster - 01568 797 777

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Pembridge - 01544 38 8650 

How Caple Court Gardens, How Caple - 01989 740 611

Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington - 01544 230 160 

Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester - 01453 810 303 

The Judge's Lodging, Presteigne - 01544 260 650

Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum 

National Trust Properties - Berrington Hall, Brockhampton Estates, Croft Castle, Weir Gardens, Croome Park, Hanbury Hall


Surrounding Countryside - Malvern Hills, Symonds Yat, Royal Forest of Dean, Offa's Dyke, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons.

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Castles & museums

Eastnor Castle, Ledbury - 01531 633 160

Goodrich Castle, Ross on Wye - 01600 890 538

Raglan Castle, Usk - 01291 690 228 

Ludlow Castle, Ludlow - 01584 874 465 

Wigmore Castle, 0870 3331181

Old Grammar School & Butchers Row, Ledbury

Elgar's Birthplace Museum, Malvern - 01905 333 224

Waterworks Museum, Hereford - 01432 357 236

Cider Museum, Hereford - 01432 354 207

Gloucester Waterways Museum, Gloucester - 01452 318 200

Canwood Gallery, Checkley

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For the grown-ups

Westons Cider

Three Choirs Vineyard

Chase Distillery

Fancy a bit of 'me-time'?  Why not bring the spa to you?

We're delighted to be working with My Personal Sanctuary - a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage.  View Treatment Menu here.

Dymock Golf Club

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Family activities                             

Walking - Herefordshire Walking Festival 13 - 21 June - 01432 268430 

Fishing - Mill Pond, Little Tarrington - 01432 890243

Cycling - Ledbury Cycle Hire - 01531 635024 

Canoeing - Hereford Canoe Hire - 01432 873020  

Ballooning - Virgin Balloon Rides, Eastnor Castle - 0844 844 8080

Swimming - Public Swimming Baths in Ledbury, Hereford and Malvern 

Horse Riding - Putley Riding School - 01531 670256

Go Karting - Herefordshire Raceway - 01544 318334 

Mountain Boarding - Court Farm & Leisure - 01432 760271

Glazydayz Ceramic Cafe, Ledbury

National Birds of Prey Centre, Newent

Forest of Dean Railway

Amazing Hedge Puzzle, Symonds Yat


Eating out:

Verzon House

Walwyn Arm, Much Marcle

The Crown, Woolhope

Butchers Arms, Woolhope

Trumpet Inn, Trumpet Crossroads

Feathers Hotel, Ledbury

Green Man, Fownhope

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Malvern Theatre

Ledbury Market Theatre

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27 February - 15 March - Borderlines Film Festival

28 - 29 March - Dymock annual Spring Fayre & Daffodil weekend

30 April - 1 May - Big Apple Blossomtime

7 - 10 May Malvern Spring Gardening Show

21 - 31 May - Hay Festival

10 June - Yarkhill Field to Fork Festival

12 - 14 June - Royal Three Counties Show

13 - 21 June - Herefordshire Walking Festival

1 July - Hereford Food Festival

 3 - 12 July - Ledbury Poetry Festival

22 - 23 July - Much Marcle Steam Rally

25 July – 1 August - 300th Anniversary Three Choirs Festival

6 August - Herefordshire County Fair

19 August - NestFest

26 - 28 August - Hereford Indie Food Festival

12 - 20 September - h.Art Week

26 - 27 September - Malvern Autumn Show

11 - 12 October - Big Apple Harvest Time

18 - 19 October - Cider Making Festival

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Attractions to be found a little further afield

West Midlands Safari Park ~ Cadbury World,Birmingham ~  Severn Valley Railway ~ Slimbridge Wildfowl Centre ~ SS Great Britain, Bristol ~ National Showcaves Centre, Wales ~ LLangrose Riding & Rope Centre ~ Thinktank & Imax Cinema, Birmingham ~ Ironbridge Museum.

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