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Market Towns

Herefordshire is renowned for its small and picturesque market towns. We recommend trips to Ledbury, Ludlow and Ross-on-Wye, which are a far cry from the busy cities we are used to.

Ludlow has over 500 listed buildings (plus a castle!), which certainly catch the eye, whilst Ledbury is full of vibrant independent shops with an outstanding 1600s black and white market hall at its heart. 

We also recommend a visit to Ludlow Food Centre, where you can taste all the foody delights that have been produced on our doorstep. 


Beautiful Walks

Herefordshire and the surrounding counties have countless picturesque walks on offer. 

The Malvern Hills (AONB) are an absolute must. A brisk walk to the top offers a panorama of the Severn Valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh Mountains, parts of thirteen counties, the Bristol Channel and the cathedrals of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester. 

The Bromyard Downs and Bringsty Common are also on our doorstep. Bringsty incorporates the National Trust's fantastic Brockhampton Estate. 

We are pet friendly, so feel free to bring your four legged friends. At Mintridge, we farm around 130 acres and we have a dedicated farm walk.

Activities & Family Fun

There are a wealth of activities to keep your family entertained in and around Herefordshire.  

For the history lovers amongst us, we recommend heading to the cathedrals of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester. Or perhaps Eastnor and Goodrich Castle will take your fancy. Not to mention Hampton Court Castle or English Heritage's Witley Court. 


If outdoor pursuits are more your thing, Noakes Farm offer fantastic horse rides through the countryside, and Bromyard's Kingfisher Trout Lake is a idyllic setting for an afternoon's fly fishing. Paintballing, go karting and golf are all within 30 minutes drive. 

There are a number of well attended festivals in Bromyard. Bromyard Speed Festival takes place in April, Nozstock Performing Arts Festival takes place in July and The Bromyard Folk Festival takes place in September. A little further afield, The Hay Festival of Literature and The Arts takes place in May and The Royal Three Counties Show takes place in June.

For your shopping needs, Ledbury offers many independent and boutique shops. On the way to Ledbury, The Hop Pocket Shopping Village is a good place to pick up handcrafted goods for your loved ones.

If you're looking to take your children somewhere a little different, why not have a ride on the Severn Valley Railway, take a Morgan Motor Company tour or visit Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire. All  attractions are under an hours' drive from Mintridge.


Each cottage is fully equipped for your dining needs. However, if you fancy eating out, we have a few local recommendations. 

The Glasshouse at Holloways (Suckley) and The Nest at Little Verzons Farm (Ledbury) are good for lunch. The Fox and Hounds (Lulsley) and The Oak (Staplow) offer good quality pub good. 

The Plough Inn (Stoke Lacy) offers good quality pub good. The Plough is less than two miles from Mintridge and can be walked in most part via country lanes.


For something a little more special, we recommend The Verzons Hotel or The Feathers Hotel in Ledbury, as well as The Baiting House (Upper Sapey). 

Herefordshire's Finest

When we think of Herefordshire, we think of rolling hills, vibrant orchards and active farmland. From this comes fantastic local produce.

There are many country pubs nearby, all serving ​Herefordshire beef. Half of England's hops are grown in the county, so you'll also find plenty of local ales too.

We highly recommend visits to Wye Valley Brewery, Little Ponoma Cider, Weston's Cider and Chase Vodka Distillery, all of which are within 30 minutes drive.

Legges, Bromyard's family butcher and deli, is the place to go to pick up something tasty for lunch or dinner - the majority of meat being from a six-mile radius of the town! Lamings Bakery is also great for bread and cakes.

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