The Old Mill, Hoarwithy
Hoarwithy is a pleasant, unspoilt village on the banks of the tranquil River Wye. Many people visit us just to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire and the Welsh Marches (the former famous for its Hereford cattle and cider apples, the latter for iron age forts and mountain ranges). It is an ideal base for a walking or cycling holiday. The Wye Valley walk starts very near to the house and we have many maps and books you may borrow. Bicycles can either may brought with you or hired from brilliant bikes in the village.
There are also a suprising amount of interesting places to visit all within a short distance. A few suggestions follow :-
- A visit to the town of Newent including the Butterfly centre, the Falconry Centre and the Three Choirs Vineyard.
- A visit to the Wye Valley or Forest of Dean- a walk through the Sculpture Trail, Speech House and Puzzle Wood.
- The market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury and Monmouth.
- Symonds Yat – where the river Wye’s horseshoe bend is located. Lovely views, peregrine falcons and lots of fun for the children.
- A visit to the town of Hereford. The cathedral is famous for it’s Chained library and Mappa Mundi. There is also an interesting Cider Musuem where Bulmers was first based, the Cattle Market, swimming pool, theatre, cinema and leisure centre.
- The Black and White village trail – step back in time in the villages of Weobley, Eardisland and Pembridge. Interesting craft and antique shops to browse in , traditional tea rooms and plenty of pubs serving good local food.
- A day’s horse racing at Cheltenham, Hereford, Chepstow or Ludlow
- A drive through the delightful Golden Valley to Hay-on-Wye, famous for its bookshops
- There are also many Castles, Houses and Gardens open to the public.
- For active days there’s fishing, canoeing, cycling, golf and horse riding.
We have plenty of leaflets to help you choose your destination and can provide you with a tasty packed lunch.