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Character country cottage; 360 degree views; spacious, comfortable and warm

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

This charming cottage offers a relaxing rural retreat, set in the midst of the Herefordshire countryside, with far-reaching views to be seen from every window. Our cottage is ideally located for enjoying walking or canoeing along the beautiful Wye river, swimming in the River Monnow, or for hiking in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. The historic market towns of Hereford, Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth are each about 15 - 20 minutes drive from our cottage. The tourist destinations of Hay-On Wye, Symmonds Yat and the Forest of Dean, are also very accessible, as are many notable attractions of Herefordshire: historic houses, ruined castles, ancient churches, specialty food producers, and even Welsh wine.

The cottage has been recently renovated and tastefully decorated to a high standard. The spacious kitchen is well equipped with a preparation 'island', dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Along with a microwave, you may enjoy the exceptional taste of food cooked in the radiant heat of the electric (easy to control the temp.) Everhot cooker. There is a large dining room adjourning the kitchen with a table that seats six, or you might like to eat al fresco on our outdoor table and chairs while enjoying the expansive view over country fields. A highchair is available for young children.

There are two family rooms, one with a good variety of games for under 7 year olds. The drawing room has comfortable sofas and super-efficient 'Clearview' log wood burner. The main bedroom has a wonderfully large, spring pocketed Super-King size double bed, the other twin beds, plus a cot is available for use for children 3 and under. The spacious bathroom has a walk-in-shower and roll-top bath (with lion feet). There is a second loo on the ground floor. The utility room is equipped with a washing machine, a clothes dryer and a drying rack. There is broadband wi-fi access at the property and a television with DVD player and Freeview channels.

The cottage is south facing, with outdoor seating allowing you to soak up the sun and the view to the Black Mountains.

There is space for parking three cars in the gravelled drive and garden across the road from the house.

The house is easily accessible from the M50, with Bristol or Cardiff only an hour away.

More Details

Mrs Sandra Robinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Mrs Sandra Robinson

We are a family of four: Andrew and Sandra, with two primary school aged children. This is our own holiday house which we have enjoyed visiting since 2009. We have got to know the area extremely well and will be happy to share our knowledge of the famous, and as-yet-undiscovered, wonders of south Herefordshire. The cottage has a distinctive style and charm and it is comfortable and well stocked. In our kitchen essential food items are available for guests to use, and we offer complementary Herefordshire cider and crisps for you to enjoy. While we do not live near our cottage we visit frequently and our neighbour directly across the road, Marina, is often on hand to welcome guests, and is happy to assist with any queries.

Mrs Sandra Robinson purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Mrs Sandra Robinson chose England

We love this area of Herefordshire for being so wonderfully rural, often with sheep in the fields around. Our comfortable cottage, with its wonderful views over the countryside, affords a relaxing break. There are many things to see and do in the surrounding area. A (relatively) undiscovered place is Garway Hill, which is visible from our front door: after a gentle 20 minute walk to the top there are stunning 360 degree views over 7 counties. We think some of the best hill view points in the country can be found in Herefordshire: at Symonds Yat, Black Hill and so on. This area is a walker's paradise. Other highlights include canoeing on the River Wye, visiting ruined castles and visiting the near by market towns.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Wow! The property is beautifully presented, cosy and warm with well equipped kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the new year in surrounded by the beautiful scenery. After days out in Hereford and Monmouth we found our evenings cosied up in front of the wood burning stove to be a perfect end to the day. The endless supply of wood was such a blessing on the cold December nights!

The country style, well equipped kitchen made our choice to cook a pleasant experience and the dishwasher was an appreciated bonus.

The beds were found to be comfortable. It was a real luxury to sit in bed in the mornings with a cup of tea overlooking the stunning scenery.

Across the road we found Marina to be helpful and pleasant.

All in all a perfect mini break. We will return I'm sure.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We love the whole Welsh borders area, but this was our first stay in Herefordshire for many years. Although the house is semi-detached, it feels like a detached house and we hardly saw or heard the immediate neighbours. The house is very welcoming, homely (in the English sense, not the American), well equipped and maintained: warm range in the flagstoned kitchen that leads into lovely dining room, cosy living room with roaring log fire and views across fields of sheep at the back. And a very comfy bed!

The location is excellent for trips to Hereford, Monmouth and across into Wales for Abergavenny and Crickhowell. Very good for walking: not far to Offa's Dyke path and near that is Black Hill that leads up to Hay Bluff. If you like history, don't miss Mappa Mundi and Kilpeck church.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful property ideal for a weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

A lovely welcoming property where you could relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside. I would thoroughly recommend the property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a lovely cottage, in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay in Sandra's cottage. The setting was gorgeous, and the house was just what we were looking for. The house was clean, and the kitchen was well-stocked. The lounge is comfortable, and the place comes with lots of toys for young kids. There's a CD player, so bring your own AUX connector (or CDs). There's a reasonable fish and chips nearby (~15mins), and while you're in the country, it's <20mins to big country towns. The upstairs big bed is actually two beds pushed together, which isn't ideal, but that was the only downside. We'd certainly come back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am delighted you had a good stay in our cottage. I am also sorry that you found the large bed disappointing. Many Super King size beds are of the 'Zip Link' variety: this makes it easier for them to be lifted, shifted and installed, and means they can be used as two very wide single beds if occasion requires.
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Idyllic and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for six nights. It was a delightful cottage, wonderfully comfortable and with breathtaking views. Absolutely loved the place. Would highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a relaxing cosy retreat in a rural setting. As our young daughter of six years old remarked, 'It was the best cottage out of all the cottages we have stayed in!'

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found the cottage comfortable and relaxing. It was lovely to have you.
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Idyllic country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 peaceful nights at this lovely cottage. The log fire was perfect for the chilly evenings. There were very few vehicles passing and the views from all the rooms were of the lovely countryside. We found quite a few places to eat out within a short drive. Perfect weekend break.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed our part of rural Herefordshire and that you had a good break.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
February Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter holidays
30 Mar 2017 - 19 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
5 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £60

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hereford, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - There is a toilet, separate bath and shower, and a handbasin
    Bathroom 2 - A second toilet is on the ground four
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super Kind Size double bed and a large wardrobe
  • A portable cot is available for use.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • caving

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