|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Adjacent to, but detached from,The Old School House, the cottage was originally the school's stables and barn then later became the music room. White stone walls, oak floors, a wood burner - the cottage is simply furnished combining modern and old. Cotton bedlinen, warm-coloured fabrics and ethnic artefact's give the cottage interior a peaceful and relaxing feel. The open-plan galleried bedroom is divided by a cross-beam into two sleeping areas, one with low level double bed and the other with two single futons suitable for children. Ground floor tiled wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open-plan, Shaker-style kitchen area with Belfast sink, wooden worktop, electric hob, microwave, toaster, fridge. Oak table, stools, chairs. Open-plan, high ceiling, beamed living room with wood burner, sofa, double sofa bed, futon chair, coffee table, lamps, bookshelf and books. Digital TV & DVD, radio and broadband connection. All Bedlinen included.
Dating back to the founding of Lady Hawkins School in 1632 , the Old School House & Cottage may be rented separately or together. Both have original features, woodburners, oak floors, Shaker-style kitchens. The House offers light & spacious family-friendly accommodation with two sitting rooms & large kitchen. The Cottage is open-plan & self-contained, with exposed beams, white walls & its own bell tower. Both have lovely southerly views across the Arrow Valley. Large lawned garden, off-road parking for 3 cars. Situated in a conservation area on the edge of the unspoilt small market town of Kington & at the foot of Hergest Ridge, part of the Offa's Dyke Path, a few minutes walk from Kington's local amenities and the natural beauty of the surrounding Welsh border countryside. Ideally situated for visitors to mid-Wales & the Marches, walkers, canoeists, cyclists. Easy reach Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Rhyader, Builth, Brecon, Presteigne, Black Mountains, Golden Valley.
The Old School House is our family home & the Cottage is our annexe. We hope you will enjoy their space & character as much as we do. Our idea with the cottage is to offer an alternative to B & B, a simple place where you can stay for just a couple of nights if that is all the time you have, eat when and what you want, sleep in or get up early, stay in or go out - it is your space.
Work and adventure has taken us abroad for the time being which is why we have let our house as a holiday home as well as the cottage. Audrey, who manages both properties for us, is our neighbour and friend and will take care to ensure everything is clean and ready for your stay and should you have any queries or difficulties she will be happy to help you. Please feel a warm welcome from us! Judith and Mark.
Great location very comfortable. Our host was very welcoming. Would suggest only a microwave with an oven browning facility as no oven in cottage only a hob.
Would be very happy to recommend the cottage to friends or family
Lovely cottage and well thought out accommodation. Our puppy loved the garden and Audrey was very friendly and helpful.
A cosy retreat for couples in the stone cottage attached to the main house with the open plan living,dining areas and gallery bedroom. Perfect for a weekend break, it is comfortable and very clean. The bed is large and has a comfortable mattress but is very low on the floor which may not suit some people. The cottage does not share the garden but there are numerous walks straight out the door, great for walkers and dog owners. Kington is a good base for visiting the area and the cottage is within walking distance of 2 pubs serving food and several shops - butcher, greengrocer, Nisa, Spar and a large Co-op, with parking, off the main street. The Bull Hotel also has a pool and spa facilities which are open to non residents. Westonbury Mill Water gardens and Hergest Croft gardens are well worth a visit as is Hay on Wye. The Bridge Inn at Michaelchurch Escley is well worth a detour- a fabulous location and serves wonderful food.