Hill Farm Holidays

Bosbury, near Ledbury in Herefordshire

Hill Farm Holidays is the web site for the self catering Grade II listed farmhouse situated 5 miles from Ledbury in Herefordshire.

Built in distinct phases, the farm house has been the centre of a thriving hop and apple farm for hundreds of years. Attractively timber framed with exposed beams and original features including a large inglenook fireplace in the kitchen, Hill Farm has original flagstone and quarry tile floors, uneven wooden floors upstairs and very low beams.

Kitchen with open fire in inglenook and Aga

Carefully renovated and tastefully modernised, Hill Farm has an oil fired Aga, central heating and hot water boiler. A large and effective inglenook fireplace with the original fire irons is complemented by a Clearview wood burning stove in the sitting room and an open fireplace in the snug.

Electricity and all heating and cooking fuel, including our own fire wood from nearby Childer Wood, is included in the booking price.

The 'front' of the house with dedicated parking

Hill Farm is semi detached, the threshing barn is owned by our neighbours.It is self contained with its own parking down a shared bumpy track. It has a small private garden.




Set in 16 acres of traditionally managed pasture and apple orchard, the house has become 'back to front' over the centuries with visitors arriving at the old back door in the yard. The original front door offers access to the private garden and paddock.

The 'back'of the house and garden

The owners are Gudrun Leitz, a renowned greenwood furniture maker and teacher of green woodwork and Doug Joiner, a woodland manager and horse logger.

His team of working horses and a small herd of Hereford cattle graze the pastures.

Our chickens are free range and may invade your garden which is otherwise completely private. A gardener regularly tends the lawn and borders.

The house is fully furnished and equipped to enable self catering to be a pleasure.

The County is famous for its excellent food and drink - locally produced cider, perry, wine, beer and even apple brandy amongst others - and superb meat and cheese as well as artisan bread makers. Organic production ensures top quality fruit and vegetables are easily available.

It is also blessed with many excellent and award winning restaurants and pubs. The village local in Bosbury offers a warm welcome with good food and drink.

Set back from the road: view across the orchards in the snow from the road.



Accommodation consists of two double bedrooms and one twin. The master bedroom with its ensuite bath and shower room is open to the rafters, as is the largest remaining room which is also ensuite.The charming twin bedroom at the top of the stairs has the main bathroom just across the corridor.The largest bedroom accommodates a third single bed. The two larger bedrooms have windows on both sides of the house and all the bedrooms have stunning views across to the Malvern Hills.

Sitting room with woodburning stove

Downstairs there is a large living kitchen with Gudrun's unique hand made furniture and the inglenook fireplace. Off this is a untility room with fridge freezer, washing machine and dish washing facilities plus a back up cooker. The sitting room is also adjacent to the kitchen and is a large comfortably furnished space with two leather sofas and a wood burner. The snug, with an open fire, library and board games, is next, as is the quiet room, a small room on the front of the house.

There is no TV, telephone or internet access.

The stairs are narrow and twisting and unsuitable for wheel chair access.






The countryside around Hill Farm is simply glorious. With views to the Malvern Hills and easy access to Wales and the South Shropshire Hills, there are endless day excursions to please all tastes.

The Malverns

Ledbury has an outstanding market and small shops, Malvern has a theatre and Hereford is only 20 minutes away. For more information visit Herefordshire Tourist Information web site.

Hereford has an annual food festival, as does Abergavenny. Ledbury has a renowned poetry festival. The Hay on Wye literary festival is about 45 minutes away. Eastnor Castle has attractions including the Big Chill Music Festival in August and is just the other side of Ledbury.

The region is renowned for its countryside, its historic buildings and its food and drink. It has a thriving art and craft scene with hArt and the Herefordshire Contemporary Craft fair. The annual Big Apple event is in and around nearby Putley.

Equine lets are one of our specialities. The house has a one and and a half acre paddock adjacent with secure fencing, automatic water and stabling. Feed can be arranged if prior notice is given. There is ample parking for your lorry or horse box. Tack can be stored securely in the house.

View of the garden and paddock from an upstairs bed room window

You can arrive with your horse or horses to take part in local events or just to hack through the glorious countryside. The Malvern Hills offer superb open country riding.

The paddock and the Malvern Hills as seen from the house


To make an enquiry, check availability or to book, contact Doug Joiner by email doug@heavyhorses.net

Prices and booking details on application.

Sorry, no smoking or pets

Hill Farm is in a quiet, rural location with superb views yet it is only 25 minutes from the M5 and 15 minutes from the M50. It also has a railway station in nearby Ledbury.

A welcome hamper will greet you on arrival. This contains essentials such as tea, coffee, milk and bread plus some locally produced food items including eggs from our own free range hens. The hamper contains meat products. Please let us know if you would like a vegetarian hamper.