Great Outdoors Sunday, August 6th Words by: Lauren Rogers

10 big, beautiful country houses you can rent in Herefordshire

Great Outdoors Sunday, August 6th

10 big, beautiful country houses you can rent in Herefordshire

Don't worry about Googling "big holiday homes in Herefordshire", we've done the work for.

Here are our favourite holiday homes in Herefordshire than sleep 15 or more people. 

1. Brinsop Court, Hereford

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Tennis court? Check. Banquet hall? Check. It's own God-damn moat? Check.

Brinsop Court is a 14th Century manor house sitting within its own 800-acre estate, not far from Hereford city. Available for exclusive use (tell people it's your summer residence), the big house sleeps up to 34 people and comes with bikes to hire, fishing, a hot tub, tennis court and fire pits. Dogs and horses welcome.

Book online at www.brinsopcourt.com.

2. New Court Park, Lugwardine

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A "classical" country house in Lugwardine with Rococo plasterwork and a Regency west wing - both of which sound super posh.

New Court Park sleeps up to 24 and is described as cosy and warm, as well as HUGE. There's history here: the building date back to the 1500s and the "Gothicised" exterior was created in the early 1800s. A couple of years ago it was named one of the Ultimate NYE Party Houses by Conde Nast Traveller.

Book online at thebeautifulhousecompany.com.

3. Trevease Granary, Ross-on-Wye

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One of those converted barns that genuinely retains its old world charm while reminding us why modern comforts (hot tubs, mainly) are Man's Best Invention. Trevase Granary, 5 miles from Ross-on-Wye, has a walled garden, a big dining room, games room, hot tub, and BBQ area. Together with Penblaith Barn just down the road, it sleeps 18 people.

Book online at www.trevasecottages.co.uk.

4. The Colloquy, near Lyonshall

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The Colloquy is luxe. Serious luxe.

It's at the heart of the Whittern Estate (the Herefordshire farm where British Cassis is made) and as well as a mini cinema, sauna, heated swimming pool, and a clock tower, you can bolt on a daily maid service and private chefs. It sleeps 16, with room for more in nearby cottages.

Book online at www.whiteheronproperties.com.

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5. Upperfields Farm, near Ross-on-Wye

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Little Gaerfields at Upperfields Farm is another damn fine barn conversion. The 17th century barn, made of traditional Herefordshire red sandstone, was once used as a milking parlour but now boasts an inglenook fireplace with wood burner, antique stained glass, and underfloor heating. The cows would have loved it. The barn sleeps between 2 and 20, plus there's a Shepherd's Hut across the farmyard in it's own little garden.

Book online at upperfieldsfarm.co.uk.

6. Luntley Court, near Leominster

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Country house character in abundance at Luntley Court, near Leominster. 

The Grade II listed property, which sleeps 16, sits within in 10 acres, bordered by a stream and lake. There are wooden beams, flagstone flooring, 17th century oak staircases and a galleried dining area which looks as cool as it sounds.

Book online at www.luntleycourt.co.uk.

7. Bishopswood House, near Ross-on-Wye

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Overlooking the Wye Valley thanks to its high-on-a-hill position, Bishopswood House, near Ross-on-Wye, has a ballroom, formal gardens and a landing with a glass domed ceiling. It sleeps 27. Our favourite thing about the listing? "Our unobtrusive staff are always on hand to help with any special arrangements, from outdoor pursuits to helicopter landings". 

Book online at www.bishopswoodhouse.co.uk.

8. Lemore Manor, Eardisley

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Home to weddings, house parties, and family reunions... Lemore Manor, between Eardisley and Kington, is surrounded by manicured lawns, a lake, woodland and wild walks. The stone country house sleeps up to 38 so it's a big 'un. There's room for a feast too, as the dining area can fit up to 60 guests. Add in the movie room, hot tub, and games room, and you're not going to get bored.

Book online at www.lemoremanor.com.

9. Upper Mowley, Titley

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Sitting pretty at the end of a mile-long private drive, this farmhouse close to Kington can sleep up to 16 people. The outbuildings are no longer used for farming so they've conveniently been converted into an indoor games area complete with full size indoor tennis court. Plus the award-winning pub, The Stagg at Titley, is a short walk away. Winner.

Book online at www.uppermowley.com.

10. The Hyde, Bromyard

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Set in 1,200 acres of 'Shire countryside, The Hyde near Bromyard offers a proper escape. It sleeps 20 in 10 bedrooms, and boasts a tennis court, walks around the private estate, and it's own mini steam railway. The medieval dining hall seats 20 so you don't have to worry about fitting everyone round the table either.

Book online at thehyde.info.

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