PLACES TO STAY
PRIEST CHAMBERS, LINTON, HEREFORDSHIRE
Lying just outside the AONB, this 600-year-old cottage has two sitting rooms with woodburning stoves, a spacious kitchen-diner and three bedrooms. Exposed beams, colourful rugs and antique furniture give plenty of character throughout. From £530 per week (wye valleyholidaycottages.co.uk).
MAD DOGS & VINTAGE VANS, BRAMPTON ABBOTTS, HEREFORDSHIRE
Choose from three beautifully furnished old caravans and a military wagon in a wild-flower meadow at this glamping site, which looks out onto the Black Mountains. Open from early May to the end of October. From £140 for a two-night midweek stay (maddogsandvintagevans.co.uk).
TUDOR FARMHOUSE, CLEARWELL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
The 20 rooms of this chic Forest of Dean hotel are modern country in style. Soak in a rolltop bath before feasting on a breakfast including fresh eggs from hens in the orchard. Double B&B from £130 (tudorfarmhousehotel.co.uk).
WHILE YOU’RE IN THE AREA…
Another lovely thing about the Wye Valley is that it’s just an hour’s drive from the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Not only home to the Royal Crescent, Parade Gardens and iconic Roman Baths, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is also the location of Country Living’s first hotel. With beautiful rooms full of design details chosen by the CL team, plus a charming library and restaurant serving delicious local food, staying at the Country Living Lansdown Grove Hotel feels just like you’ve stepped into the pages of the magazine. To find out more or book, go to countrylivinghotels.com.