THE average house price in Hereford is lower than the UK average, but if you want to move out of the city there are some wonderful countryside cottages waiting to be snapped up.

According to Zoopla, the average price for a detached house in Hereford is £355,551 – almost £45,000 less than the average UK price of £400,010.

But looking further afield, you can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind with one of these quaint country cottages.

Three-bed cottage, Glasbury, Hay-on-Wye

Offers in region of £295,000

Ledbury Reporter: Cottages for sale in Herefordshire. Picture: Zoopla

This stone barn conversion is on the edge of what agents Chancellors say is a sought after village four miles south of Hay-on-Wye.

The terraced cottage features a separate sitting room with woodburner, as well as a kitchen/dining room and south-facing gardens.

Ledbury Reporter: Cottages for sale in Herefordshire. Picture: Zoopla

The main bedroom comes with an en-suite, and there are two further bedrooms on the first floor.

There are two private car parking spaces, oil-fired central heating and solar panels.

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Chancellors says there are several countryside walks nearby, and the village includes a garage with shop and post office.

There's also two restaurants and traditional pub, as well as a regular bus service to Brecon and Hereford.

Four-bed cottage, Lower Bullingham, Hereford

Offers over £350,000

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This well-presented detached four-bedroomed house is situated south of the river in a quiet, semi-rural location, leading down to a private lane, featuring only a handful of homes, the Zoopla listing says,

The cottage has recently undergone major refurbishment with new carpets and flooring throughout, and has ample parking.

Agents Connells says the cottage is bursting with charm and character and is finished to a very high standard.

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It has an entrance hall and large living room, and new carpets lead to the beautiful oak work-topped kitchen, a downstairs toilet, and a central diner/snug area which is perfect for entertaining.

There is also utility space, pantry, and a bedroom with en suite on the ground floor.

Heading upstairs, there's a spacious landing area branching off to the other three double bedrooms including a very large master and family bathroom.

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Surrounding the property is a very low maintenance wrap around style garden with a detached garage too.

Two-bed cottage for sale, Whitchurch, Ross-on-Wye

Guide price £295,000

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Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, agents Hamilton Stiller says this is this attractive Grade II-listed semi-detached barn conversion which boasts a wealth of period features.

The property has two double bedrooms, ample parking and good sized gardens with the benefit of a separate stone outbuilding.

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The stable door opens into the dining kitchen which is fitted with light wood units and has space for appliances.

The sitting room has a lovely rustic feel, the Zoopla listing says, with wood burning stove and exposed ceiling timbers.

Stairs to the first floor lead from the sitting room with a split level landing leading to the two double bedrooms, both having exposed half apex ceiling beams, arrow slit windows and roof lights.

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The master bedroom also has the exposed flue from the wood burning stove. The shower room is fitted with two piece white suite with separate quadrant shower and chrome heated towel rail.

From here a door opens into the good sized airing cupboard.

Outside, there is a shared driveway, with a stream and small copse running below and adjacent.

The front gardens have steps up to a sun terrace which encompass the front of the property, a great spot for 'Al fresco' dining. There is also an outbuilding with electric.

Three-bed cottage, Whitchurch, Ross-On-Wye

Guide price £250,000

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Agents Connells says the cottage is situated in the popular area of Whitchurch, providing village living with convenient road networks and access to many local amenities in the surrounding area.

This well-presented cottage is being sold with no upward chain, and offers contemporary and spacious living accommodation throughout.

On the ground floor there is the lounge, with a double-glazed bay window, stairs leading to the first floor landing, and doors leading to the conservatory and dining room.

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The kitchen is accessed from the dining room, and has roll top work surfaces, a sink and spaces for appliances.

There's also a bedroom on the ground floor, a toilet and conservatory.

Upstairs there are a further two bedrooms, bathroom and shower room, with a garage with power and lighting outdoors.

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The rear garden has a slabbed area perfect for entertaining, which leads to the lawn area great for growing families to enjoy.

Three-bed cottage, Pontshill, Ross-On-Wye


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Forming part of the original mill, this charming graded stone cottage enjoys prime position overlooking the gated mill pond, the Zoopla listing says.

Just 10 dwellings make up the hamlet of Bill Mills, south-west of the centre of Pontshill within the Castle Brook valley and surrounded by farmland and woodland.

The garden path leads you to the property, through the solid timber door and into a hall, the cloakroom off includes two laundry appliances discreetly housed.

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Agents Partners in Properties says the Kitchen overlooks the Mill Pond and the horseshoe design offers excellent worktop area, fitted appliances and an array of wall and floor units.

The sitting area has a woodburning stove making a focal feature which compliments the underfloor heating that extends throughout the ground floor of the property.

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On the first floor there is a four-piece family bathroom and three bedrooms, two of which have fitted wardrobes. Two of the bedrooms overlook the Mill Pond.

There are also low maintenance garden areas to the front and rear making this an ideal home for busy people.