The perfect place to enjoy a slice of laid-back, rural Herefordshire life with family and friends. Spend days walking in the hills and evenings relaxing in the gazebo beneath the stars.

Key Features

Highlights

  • Countryside Views
  • Electric Car Charging
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Historical Building
  • Inglenook Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Period Features
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burner

At a glance

  • Secluded location ideal for exploring the hills and wilderness
  • Beautiful cottage garden with far-reaching countryside vistas
  • Walk from your door up Hatterrall Hill for views across Herefordshire
  • About the property

    The Ridge is a charming farmhouse that dates back to the 17th century and enjoys the most spectacular setting in the foothills of the Black Mountains. Brimming with character, the farmhouse features original wooden ceiling beams and oak floors, alongside elegant country decor and cosy log burners. Views extend over the fields (the house is set on a working farm estate) towards Hatterrall Hill and are particularly amazing from the large, cottage garden. Wake up to the sound of birdsong, explore the wilds of the hill and sip evening drinks beneath the stars. Meanwhile, the charming town of Abergavenny is just a short drive away.

  • The space

    Step through the oak front door and head into the cosy dining room where there’s a feature brick fireplace (non-functional) and a dining table to seat eight. With a piano too, musical guests can play tunes for everyone to sing along to for a lovely evening of entertainment.

    Off the dining room is a living room with oak beams and a stone fireplace and log burner. On a rainy day, get comfortable on the plump sofas and watch a movie on the Smart TV, read a book or play a board game.

    Meanwhile, the spacious, open-plan kitchen/diner is very much the heart of this house and a social space to spend time together. The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need to self-cater including a range cooker with electric hob, a fridge, microwave, a dishwasher and a coffee machine. Off the kitchen is the oak-frame sun room which has a huge floor-to-ceiling window and is perfect for relaxing with a morning coffee.

    There’s also a utility room with a larder, an area that’s perfect for making cocktails, a fridge-freezer, a washing machine and tumble dryer. There’s a boot room too, plus a downstairs shower room.

    In addition, there is a snug room that has further seating and another log burner.

    Upstairs, there are four king-size bedrooms, two of which have an en-suite shower room. One of the other bedrooms can be made up as two single beds on request. There is also a family bathroom with a bath, bidet, sink and WC.

    Patio doors lead from the living area outside to an oak-framed dining area in the extensive private gardens. Far-reaching views extend across fields and over open countryside to Hatterrall Ridge and the Black Mountains. Highlights of the garden include the fish pond with water feature (covered with net) and the oak-framed gazebo which is ideal for a spot of lunch or an evening drink whilst stargazing.

  • Guest access

    A key will be waiting for you at the property so you can let yourselves in.

  • Sustainability

    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 17:00
    Check-out: by 10:00

    There is a fishpond covered in safety netting in the garden and two uncovered wildlife ponds on the property grounds. Please supervise children at all times.

    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
    • No pets allowed

Amenities

Family Friendly

  • Baby Bed Linen
  • Child Friendly Tableware
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Toys And Books

Highlights

  • BBQ - Charcoal
  • Bose Sound System
  • Child-friendly
  • Countryside Views
  • Electric Bike Hire
  • Electric Car Charging
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Garden
  • Historical Building
  • Inglenook Fireplace
  • Luxury Toiletries
  • Parking
  • Period Features
  • Piano
  • Pub Within Walking Distance
  • Self Check-in
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Wood Burner

General

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

Experiences

  • Canoeing
  • Cooking Classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Paddle-boarding
  • Private Chef
  • Walking
  • Wild Swimming
  • Yoga

Health & Safety

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

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  • Family Cottages
  • Large Cottages
  • Last Minute
  • New Properties

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Location

Local Info

The neighbourhood

A stay here is very much about enjoying a break from the norm, relishing the rural life and exploring the wilds. There are lots of local mountain walks and you can start by following the footpath just outside your door that leads onto Hatterrall Hill, where the views across Herefordshire are breath-taking. You can also walk, for about 20-minutes, down country lanes and over stiles to the small hamlet of Clodock where you can reward yourself with a drink at the traditional pub.

A number of other pubs can be found in local villages, including Longtown, a short drive away. There are village shops too, while the town of Abergavenny, about a 20-minute drive is where you will find supermarkets and many places to eat including takeaways.

For a local taste, Rowlestone Farmhouse offers homemade ice-cream and also offers a kids’ play area and woodland walks. Or cider can be purchased from Ty-Gwyn Cider Shop or go wine-tasting at Sugar Loaf Vineyards.

Local attractions include Longtown Castle, the ruins of Llanthony Priory and Oldfield Forge that offers blacksmithing experiences. Or explore the Brecon Beacons National Park, the quaint market town of Hay-on-Wye or Hereford with its lovely cathedral.

If you fancy some indulgence, a range of massages can be arranged in the comfort of the farmhouse.

Getting around

A car is recommended for travelling to the property and ease of getting around. There is parking in the courtyard and garage for up to four cars. If you arrive by electric vehicle, a charger is available (pre-booking is essential and a fee applies). The closest railway station is Abergavenny that is 11 miles, 23 minutes’ drive.

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