The Surrounding Area. Hereford is well known for its chained library and the Mappa Mudi Exhibition. The Cider Making Museum and a walk along the Wye River from Hereford is a must. Gloucester (16 Miles) has an antique market in the Old Dock area with unusual shops to visit. The Forest of Dean is a short drive away with Simmonds Yat an ideal place to stop for tea. Tintern Abbey is a little further away but well worth the visit.
Leisure. Hereford has an excellent leisure pool, which is fun for the whole family. There is also a newly-built golf course close by. Take a drive into the Black Mountains or visit Hay-on Wye, the book haven of England. Hereford also has a theatre and cinema along with its own football team and stadium. By purchasing the Hereford Times newspaper on your arrival this will let you know what is going on in Hereford from Sunday markets to the current theatre productions.
Amenities. Hereford has all the usual supermarkets. Morrisons is next to the railway station, while Sainsburys is just on the other side of town near the Cider Museum. Hereford centre has a paved area with all the main shops and a market on a Saturday. Ross-on Wye has a delightful shopping area with an excellent fish and chip shop on the main road. If the weather is good having a meal at one of the pubs on the Wye River bank at Ross is always a delight. The cottage is 3 miles from Fownhope Village. This has a Londis, an antique shop, petrol garage and a couple of pubs. The Woolhope pub is 2 miles from the cottage and has excellent pub food and also welcomes children.
Access up to the Cottage is on a track road passing through a farm which takes you up to the camp. You have to pass over three cattle grids so any low based wheeled cars would not find this suitable.