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Area Guide to Property and Houses for Sale in Hereford

Hereford, your location guide

Hereford is a city steeped in history yet has a vibrant contemporary character. The beautiful River Wye runs through its heart, and has numerous wide green open spaces on its banks epitomised by Bishops Meadow. Not far from the river, and dominating Hereford’s skyline, is Hereford Cathedral, the home of the Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map of the world.

There are lots of things to do, not least indulging in some shopping! Wander around the independent stores in the historical centre and call into the adjacent recently built prestigious Old Market shopping centre, built on the site of the old livestock market. The livestock market now enjoys a new, modern home just outside Hereford on Roman Road featuring regular auction sales of the region’s famous livestock.

Alternatively, Hereford has much to offer if you hanker for culture. There’s the dynamic Courtyard Arts Centre as well as several museums. Or if you’re a gastronome then you can partake from a diverse range of restaurants. In fact, Herefordshire itself can boast six Michelin starred restaurants.

Hereford has been the market and commercial centre of our Herefordshire farming communities for hundreds of years so it’s no surprise that we still know how to make the most of all that’s good from the land! Sample some of the gourmet produce that made Herefordshire famous such as Hereford beef, cider, perry, potatoes, soft fruit and fruit juices, as well as new artisanal delights that include gourmet crisps, cheeses, asparagus and the revival in real ales. You can even sample the heritage of our local produce when visiting The Cider Museum.

With excellent Motorway and A road links, we are less than 3 hours from London and Manchester and 1 hour from Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.  The Welsh Marches Railway Line connect north and south Wales, Herefordshire and Manchester. The Cotswold Line links Hereford to Worcester, and there are through services to Oxford, London and Birmingham.

Schooling in the region is very good; with many state and private schools having Ofsted Outstanding ratings. Further education institutions include the Hereford College of Arts, Herefordshire College of Technology (which includes the National School of Blacksmithing), Whitecross High School and Specialist Sports College, Earl Mortimer College and the Royal National College for the Blind and opening soon Nmite, The New Model in Technology and engineering, the first university to open in over 30 years opening its doors to engineering, technology and science students in September 2017.

Herefordshire itself is a beautiful rural county with the backdrop of the Black Mountains and Welsh Hills to the west, The Malverns on the Worcestershire border to the east, Hergest ridge sweeping north towards the Shropshire borders, with the Doward and Coppett Hill south of Ross on Wye to the border with Gloucestershire.  Herefordshire is made up of a number of bustling Market Towns that include Ledbury, Leominster, Bromyard, Kington and Ross-on-Wye. There are also a large number of both well equipped and attractive villages such as Fownhope, Weobley, Eardisland, Kingsland, Pembridge, Leintwardine, Wigmore, Peterchurch, Wellington, Morteton on Lugg and Canon Pyon to name but a few.

We’re passionate about property in Herefordshire. We’ll happily show you many of the great areas you may wish to consider in and around Hereford, and introduce you to many of the desirable properties in sought-after neighbourhoods, like Tupsley, Hampton Dene, Breinton, Aylestone Hill and Kings Acre. So, if you’re currently looking to buy or rent a property in the Herefordshire area, get in touch with the local Hunters Hereford office!