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National Trust – a Treasure at Weir Gardens

During long summer days and school holidays, actually anytime its open during April – October is a great time to visit the gardens. So stunning are the paths, bridges, plantings and endless views across the Wye and countryside. There are many seats along the way… Read more >

Brecon Beacons online Walk Maps

At Holt Farm we know our guests love to walk the hills. They set of in all directions – often within minutes of arrival – to view the local landscape.  We already have some local walks on-line for visitors to our Black Mountains area as… Read more >

How to Plan Hen Party Weekends in Herefordshire

Your hen party is a big event. Brides to be deserve the hen party of their dreams and more and more maids of honour and bridesmaids are planning hen party weekends in Herefordshire. Filled with gorgeous countryside, beautiful cottage accommodation, spas for relaxation and plenty of activities… Read more >

Hay Festival, From a Local Perspective

This month, we celebrated the annual Hay Festival, a festival of art and literature here in Hay On Wye. The Hay Festival takes place every May/June, welcoming visitors to Hay On Wye for ten days of art and literature celebration. The Festival invites writers, filmmakers,… Read more >

Springtime in Hereford

At last the cows are out, delivered today in the sunshine, they’re loving being able to roam the fields, makes a real change after the winter months indoors. Their three week old calves are the real attraction, initially making a lot of noise to alert… Read more >

A Sunday walk on the Black Hill!

Its been a wet February but today its not and we got out on the hills. The sun shone gloriously as we puffed our way to the highest point on the hill know locally as The Cats Back [because of its shape]. It was such… Read more >

Herefordshire’s National Trust and more…….

On the last day of September it seemed perfect for a day out with the family at Berrington Hall. Visitor information – National Trust A tour with the ranger gave us so much info and background about how the property became part of the National… Read more >

Cycling the Hills

Thanks to the Cycle Somerset  group for coming to stay at Holt Farm Cottages. Cycle Somerset : GroupSpaces The weather was perfect for your week in the hills of Herefordshire and for the tours around the Welsh Border – the Gospel Pass was quite a… Read more >

Get away to the Welsh borders now!

At Holt Farm we have just posted some special August offers on our Face Book page – Holt Farm Holiday Cottages.    http://on.fb.me/17skB0D     Please do take a look and grab yourself a really relaxing countryside break now!