Surrounded by peaceful farmland, this charming cottage on the Herefordshire/Welsh border offers the perfect escape from the norm. For total relaxation there’s a private sauna and eco hot tub in the garden too.

Key Features

Highlights

  • Countryside Views
  • Dog-friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Fire Pit
  • Free-standing Bath
  • Historical Building
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Period Features
  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burner

At a glance

  • Garden made for outdoor living with a sauna, hot tub and Nordic BBQ
  • Plenty of country walking trails and cycling routes begin from the farm
  • Fantastic for exploring Offa’s Dyke, cider mills and Black and White Villages
  • About the property

    This black and white character cottage is over 300 years old and is full of charming features including the original flagstone floor. Set on a working farm with over 250 acres of farmland and backing onto an orchard where apples are grown for a local cider producer, it’s an idyllic place to relax. Take a refreshing walk in the grounds and watch the calves graze in the orchard. As evening falls, sit in the eco hot tub, fed with water from the farm’s spring, and watch the stars twinkle above. You might even hear the hoot of an owl if you’re lucky. There is plenty to do nearby too including canoeing on the River Wye, following the Cider Route, or visiting Pembridge, about four miles away, which is part of the Black and White Villages Trail.

  • The space

    The cottage comprises a charming 18th-century black and white timber building with a modern extension. It’s located opposite the owners’ farmhouse but is secluded. Decor is a sumptuous and elegant country style with upcycled vintage farm equipment providing unique pieces of furniture including desks and tables.

    The cosy lounge has two comfortable sofas to sink into as you read a book, watch TV or admire the views over the fields, while the log burner is on-hand for chilly days.

    The spacious kitchen/diner is bright and airy. All the kitchen equipment you will need is provided, while country features include the Belfast sink and the Aga (though, there’s an electric cooker too). Meanwhile, the farmhouse dining table is the ideal spot to gather, savour a meal and chat about your day.

    There are two bedrooms, both upstairs, one with a king-size bed, and the other with a super-king bed, high beamed ceilings and pretty views. They share a family bathroom which has a freestanding bath and a separate, walk-in shower, a sink and a WC. There is also the convenience of a downstairs WC.

    Outside, there’s a private garden that’s more like an outdoor living room. You can easily while away the hours in the luxury sauna cabin which has a glass front offering views over the apple orchard. Plus, there’s a spring-water, wood-fired hot tub where you can soak as you gaze at the rolling farmland. If you’re feeling hungry, there’s a Nordic barbecue grill to cook up a feast on.

  • Guest access

    The owners will greet you on arrival and show you into the property.

  • Sustainability

    The cottage benefits from solar panel and biomass boiler heating. The hot tub is wood-fired using sustainable wood and uses spring water sourced on-site. Water is then recycled back to the land. In addition, rain water is used for the farm animals to drink. There is no single use plastic and refillable and eco-cleaning products are used. The farm also commits to the conservation of wildlife habitats.

    If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

  • Keep in mind

    Check-in: from 16:00
    Check-out: by 10:00

    Extra wood can be purchased on-site at an extra cost.

    Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

    Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 prior to their stay.

    Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • House rules

    • No smoking
    • No parties and events
    • Please keep noise to a minimum
    • Up to 2 dogs are permitted

Amenities

General

  • Aga
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Coffee Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Cooker
  • Electric Induction Hob
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Space
  • Private Entrance
  • Range Cooker
  • Seating Area
  • Smart TV With Internet Access
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi

Highlights

  • BBQ - Charcoal
  • Child-friendly
  • Countryside Views
  • Dog-friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Fire Pit
  • Free-standing Bath
  • Garden
  • Historical Building
  • Hot Tub
  • Luxury Toiletries
  • Parking
  • Period Features
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Roll Top Bath
  • Sauna
  • Self Check-in
  • Sustainable
  • Wood Burner

Experiences

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Private Chef
  • Walking

Family Friendly

  • Child Friendly Tableware
  • Cot
  • Highchair

Collections

  • Family Cottages
  • Last Minute
  • New Properties
  • Small Cottages

Health & Safety

  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector

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Location

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The neighbourhood

The area is peaceful and there are lots of wildflowers and wildlife on the farm from bees and butterflies to owls and deer. The dark skies also make it a perfect place for stargazing.

Plenty of walking routes, one being a public footpath that runs through the farm, with many more starting from the farm gate, will help you explore. You can also head to the famous Offa’s Dyke Path on the England/Wales border. If you prefer, bikes can be hired locally and there are many areas for cycling.

Things to do in the area include the Black and White Villages Trail. Do include Staunton-on-Wye where you can pick up goodies at the farm shop for a picnic beside the river and Leominster which is fantastic for antique collectors. Hay-on-Wye, known for its bookshops, is delightful too. Don’t forget to drop into one of the cider mills in the area to sample the local tipple.

Feeling more adventurous? Try canoeing on the River Wye or the Land Rover experience offered in the grounds of Eastnor Castle. Close by are two fine National Trust properties too, Berrington Hall and Croft Castle.

Getting around

A car is recommended for travelling to the property and ease of getting around.

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