Burghill & beyond – visiting Herefordshire

As this is my first foray into blogging, I thought i’d take the opportunity to give a little more information about the two beautiful counties of Herefordshire and Norfolk. My first post is all about Herefordshire and my home county.

If you are looking for a rural retreat to enjoy with family or friends, Herefordshire has it all in spades. This bucolic county is rich with stunning landscapes, local producers and history, the perfect family English holiday spot. Whether it’s canoeing on the historic river Wye or shopping at the artisan food markets there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Our Caroline Bulmer property is located just outside of Hereford in the quaint village of Burghill. It has been suggested that Burghill may be home to the first castle built in England. It would have been built by the Normans in 1051, before the Norman Conquest. In the Doomsday Book, compiled soon after the Norman Conquest, the name of the village is spelled Burgelle. However, it has been Burghill now for the last eight centuries.

As part of the Bulmer family, there is of course a love of our local fruits; apples and pears. The whole area is surrounded by ancient orchards and is a centre for cider tourism. The best time to visit is May when the blossom is abundant and quite beautiful or the harvest time, from September onwards, when the air becomes pungent with the smell of ripened fruits.

For families the local fruit and vegetable producers, Court Farm, is a popular attraction for visitors. They grow a wide range of soft fruits, as well salad crops and even pick your own eggs! There is also a delicious tea shop, along with a play area, picnic area, farm animals, fishing pools and mountain boarding at different times throughout the year.

The stunning landscapes surrounding the village make it ideal for outdoor activities such as walking, photography and for those who want to relax with their clubs, Burghill Valley Golf Club, in the heart of the village, is a popular destination.

We are always on hand to give you our local knowledge and so please feel free to email me caroline@bulmerproperties.co.uk

Best wishes,