'Prickett’s Place', is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding area
Herefordshire and the Wye Valley is a year round holiday destination, with its traditional market towns and pretty villages. It also has an abundance of old and interesting churches, many dating back to the 12th Century, which are usually set in such wonderful locations, it is hard to imagine such beautiful places still exist. Excellent fishing nearby.
The area also has its share of castles and stately homes, including several National Trust properties.
Available for guests use at no extra charge – Enjoy a game of croquet, skittles or quoits on the lawn (all games are of excellent quality and made by Jaques of London). A BBQ is also available, for those warm summer evenings.
Whilst the lawn at ‘Prickett’s’, is not by any means a full sized croquet lawn or perfectly flat, it is a good size and the game can still be a lot of fun.
Large drive for parking. Secure Fishing Tackle storage. Secure cycle storage.
The county town of Herefordshire, dates back to Saxon times and is built on the banks of the River Wye. The present Cathedral dates from the 12th century and contains some fine examples of Norman architecture. Inside the Cathedral you will find ‘The Chained Library’, a wonderful piece of library history, the earliest book being the Hereford Gospels, one of the Library’s 229 medieval manuscripts. The Cathedral is also home to ‘The Mappa Mundi’ which is quite unique in British Heritage. It is an outstanding treasure from the medieval age revealing how 13th century scholars interpreted the world in both spiritual and geographical terms.
There are many beautiful walks in the immediate area,
through woodland, along country lanes, across farm land or along the riverside. We have large scale OS maps and many walking guides for you to look through for inspiration. The County has over 4,415 Public Rights of Way covering
3,360 km. giving a wonderful choice of country walks. However, if all you wish to do at the end of a perfect day is relax, you are welcome to spend an evening in the sitting room (cosy log fire in the inglenook on cool
evenings) or sitting in the garden, listening to the birds and watching the buzzards soar.
The old stone bridge
The old stone bridge in Hereford was built in 1490 replacing an earlier bridge, which dated from the early 1100’s. In 1645 the city was under siege by the Scots, it was at this time that one of the arches was demolished, in an effort to prevent an invasion. This arch was later rebuilt but in a different style from the remaining bridge.
Ross on Wye
Ross on Wye is an Historic Market Town, set high on a sandstone cliff, with panoramic views overlooking the River Wye, making it a popular tourist town.
Symonds Yat East
Symonds Yat East is just 10 minutes drive south of Ross on Wye and lies below the famous Symonds Yat Rock. On the riverside you will find restaurants, canoe hire and river boat trips. The chain, hand-over-hand, ferry offers a unique way of crossing the River Wye.
Symonds Yat Rock
Symonds Yat Rock has wonderful views of the Wye Valley. You can often see the Peregrine Falcons during the breeding season, who consistently nest on the rock face.