On our journey to Buckinghamshire a couple of weeks ago we passed through the beautiful County of Herefordshire. This County is well known, not only for its apple orchards and cider making, but also for its pretty ‘black & white villages’, so typically English.
As cottages have been the topic of a few postings recently with Carol in Germany having named hers ‘Boxwood Cottage’ and Maria in Finland ‘Woodpecker Cottage’, I thought I would show a few, well perhaps a few more than a few! of some exquisite half timber cottages that Herefordshire is well known for, so well known in fact, that Herefordshire Tourism have produced a little booklet showing a tour aptly named ‘The Black & White Village Trail’ that takes in these villages.
The cottages I show in the following posts are a few from the village of Pembridge, a medieval village, first mentioned in the Doomsday Book. I regret now that I didn’t make a note of the many interesting names each had, I was too busy dodging the traffic or waiting for it to clear so that I could quickly take another picture.
Each cottage is built in a different style and on that sunny autumn day all looked utterly charming.
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