Rock Cottage

Hereford, Herefordshire
Bed & Breakfast

Sumptuous beds, sociable meals, bird-filled gardens, log fire and mountain views – and Hay on Wye close by. A cottage of character and fun


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Birds, books and beautiful Black Mountain views highlighted by morning sun, turning to an inky black line at dusk; the cottage glows. There’s an instant feeling of warmth and friendliness as you step into the snug hall; find rich autumnal colours, old rugs, a big wood-burner and comfy sitting rooms. Local art and photos line the walls, bedrooms have sumptuous beds, perfect linen and garden posies. You eat (very well) en famille at the communal oak table, or out on the pretty terrace. Thoughtful Chris and Sue will take you to hear the dawn chorus and there are food and literary festivals, bookshops and walks galore.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Packed lunch £6. Dinner, 2-3 courses, £20. Pub/restaurant 4 miles.


Nightly price
from £70
One-night stays £80. Singles £70. Dinner, B&B £70 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £10 per person per night.
2 Doubles
From £70



Chris and Sue are a refreshing blend of warmth and wit and have a real desire to look after you. This is their home, which they want you to feel at home in too. They make their own jams, they have hives of honey, they make up marvellous beds and they have a large enviable kitchen table to all sit around. If you want to escape from the humdrum of life then this is your kind of place.

Val, Sawday's inspector

Rose cottage was the perfect getaway with great hosts Sue and Chris. The room was very comfortable and the breakfast and afternoon teas were spot on.

Steven, Narberth

Rose cottage was the perfect getaway with great hosts Sue and Chris. The room was very comfortable and the breakfast and afternoon teas were spot on.

Steven, Narberth

We have just spent a couple of nights at Rock Cottage. We arrived after a long drive through Storm Callum but as soon as we stepped through the front door we were welcomed into this beautiful old cottage by Sue and given tea and scones in front of a roaring log fire, bliss... We were spoiled for the rest of the weekend. Many thanks.

Sue, Corbridge

This is a lovely house, old and quirky but with all modern comforts. I had a warm welcome from Sue and Chris, and immediately felt very much at home. Sue cooked dinner for myself and another couple staying at the same time, and it was a real treat. Also the tea and scones at 4 o'clock were a very welcome addition to the day. There is also a beautiful garden, Sue is a real plantswoman and Chris keeps bees, so I was sure to buy some of his honey to bring home. I hope to be able to return next year, to explore further this interesting part of Herefordshire.

Maureen, Wallingford

We had a delightful couple of days here. Sue and Chris made us very welcome with tea, scones and a roaring fire. The room was very comfortable and the meals hearty and delicious. Lovely countryside, and convenient for Hereford and Hay.

Roger, Princes risborough

Rock Cottage was possibly the most comfortable b&b we have experienced which was particularly valued this Easter since the weather was anything but spring-like. Sue and Chris are wonderful hosts, ever attentive and keen to make their guests feel at home and welcome. The beautiful old cottage down a secluded country lane has lovely views across the valley to the mountains of Wales, The food is delicious and all locally sourced (jam and honey home-made). We'll be back soon!

Gerlind, Beckenham

A lovely house and garden set in beautiful countryside. Sue and Chris ensured our stay was welcoming, comfortable, relaxed (delicious breakfasts)! We would like to return.

Margaret, Aylesbury

Rock Cottage is a gorgeous old house and Sue and Chris are perfect hosts. We had a wonderful stay in Owl's Roost room - extremely comfortable and spacious with fabulous views of the mountain. The old architecture, floors and furniture are all beautiful, and there are piles of interesting books everywhere. The breakfast was fantastic - set us up for the whole day!

Emily, Bristol

We had a wonderful couple of days in an extremely comfortable and friendly home set in beautiful surroundings. The tea and scones on arrival were most welcome and the breakfast was varied and excellent. Hope to visit again soon

Michael, Ropsley

This was our second stay at Rock Cottage, it is really a wonderful place to relax, the attention to detail could not be improved upon, and we would definitely visit again. The hard work that has gone into making this place an enjoyable and relaxing place to stay shines out.

Claire, Leicester

We had a wonderful two days. Sue and Chris enabled my daughter and grandson to join my husband and I as a surprise get together for his 65th birthday. We were made welcome like family and our stay was so comfortable and the company so friendly and informative. Very relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

Susan, Harrow, middlesex

We had a perfect stay here. What a shame it could only be for one night. Welcomed with a cup of tea and delicious scones, the exceptional hospitality continued. The room was very comfortable, with every likely detail thought of - fresh chilled water, easy to manage tea-making facilities, efficient shower, REALLY fluffy towels, and written information that was helpful and instructive without being at all bossy! Breakfast choices were extensive and delicious, and set us up beautifully for a wonderful walk in the Hills nearby, thanks to advice from our sociable, helpful hostess.


Had a very comfortable stay here last week. We booked the ‘Owl’s Roost’ room which had a large comfortable bed and huge bathroom with super views towards the Black Mountains. We were well looked after by Sue and Chris, a sociable couple with a great collection of books and magazines to browse through. We had a delicious evening meal on the day we arrived and there was plenty of choice for breakfast. The cottage is very characterful in beautiful surroundings and extremely quiet and peaceful. The perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries.


A warm welcome, generous hospitality, gorgeous setting and a most comfortable room - perfect!. Even under grey skies and pouring rain we had a delightful weekend exploring the surrounding area and returned to Rock Cottage to be looked after by Sue who served us tea and delicious scones. We hope to return when the sun is shining to enjoy the garden and walk the hills!


Excellent in every way! Tea and cake (or scones) on arrival, a log-burning stove and a friendly welcome from Sue and Chris. Breakfast certainly “hit the spot”, too. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The location, in deepest Herefordshire, is delightful. Rock Cottage will certainly be on our list of places to stay the next time we are this part of the county.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Chris & Sue Robinson

  • There is so much to see and do within striking distance of Rock Cottage. Visit Hay on Wye, a great little border town with its many interesting little shops, its famous bookshops and world renowned literary festival.
  • Walk in The Black Mountains and along Offas Dyke. with incredible views across The Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • See Hereford with its ancient and wonderful cathedral with the 'Mappa-Mundi and chained library and visit the atmospheric ruins of Llanthony Abbey and then drive the stunning Gospel Pass.
  • Then there is apple blossom and small artisan cider-makers to visit and sample their wares. Come for our internationally recognised 'Dark Skies'. We are on the edge of The Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve and the stars sparkle over Rock Cottage!
  • This part of Herefordshire is noted for its interesting and ancient churches and our local church features in Simon Jenkins' 'England's Thousand best Churches'. It's ancient carved rood screen is remarkable and beautiful.
  • The Abergavenny Food Festival in September is remarkable and possibly the best, attracting top chefs and names from the foodie world.Photos taken by Isla Hampson