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Fabulous farmhouse in idyllic rural setting

People20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Large house sleeping up to 20 on 16 acres in beautiful countryside

Sleeps 14-20 in 7 double bedrooms. Beautiful period farmhouse with fantastic and substantial grounds (8 acres around house and 8 acres of fields). Secure garden includes croquet lawn, woodland, ponds, orchards, period barns (stables and coach house), veggie garden and hedged field meadows. Fabulous for exploring and playing. House includes large farmhouse kitchen with Aga and huge kitchen table. It has a very large living room and a large, separate TV lounge, both with wood burning stoves. There are 4 new bathrooms, 1 for downstairs rooms and 2 en-suite. Gorgeous area - walks, cycling, riding, historical heritage, vineyards and more.

Cottage also be made available for larger bookings (at an additional cost). Sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms. Traditional cottage with many features including beams, oil fired burner in huge fireplace and Aga. Kitchen with large table (can seat 8), Aga, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave. Living room with fireplace, TV, DVD player. 2 double bedrooms upstairs (one large) and shared bathroom with electric shower over the bath.

More Details

Owner
Sarah Higginson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Polish
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2017

About Sarah Higginson

When I found this property and fell in love with it immediately. I think you will love it too.

I live at the property in a separate cottage so is on hand to help with any enquiries or problems but won't be in the way.

Sarah Higginson purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Sarah Higginson chose Malvern Hills

Herefordshire is what I always thought England should look like before I came to live in the UK. Rolling green hills, gorgeous blossom in the spring time on all the apple trees and the glorious smell of apples in the autumn.

However, I'd no plans to move to this part of the world until I saw this house and the land it is on. It just couldn't be more perfect!

Remote from the madding crowd, you can still be in a beautiful village or town in minutes and access all the shops, restaurants and amenities you fancy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Being flexible enough to sleep 20 people is a rarity. Having that on 16 acres of land is even more special. It really is a lovely place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(Posted on Trip Advisor with 5 out of 5 stars) Whole booking process extremely straight forward. Met owner on arrival who showed me round the house and cottage which we had booked for an extended family reunion - 23 in total ages from 8 to 80, plus 2 dogs. Rooms were lovely with French style furniture. We all managed to get round the kitchen table - bit of a squash but very jolly. Cold but sunny weekend with cosy evenings in front of the log burners. Reception rooms were particularly good and there was a piano in the hall. Clean, tidy and exceptional - we plan to return next year. PS, Waitrose deliver here
Nov 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Bromyard in Worcestershire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family Room with ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family room with ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room, 2 single beds. Downstairs, greater accessibility.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room, 2 single beds. Downstairs, greater accessibility.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family Room, next to family bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: HOUSE: Perfect for extended family get-togethers, reunions, hen parties and stag dos. It would also be wonderful for a murder mystery weekend, an artistic or yoga retreat, a wedding party (the lawn is perfect for a marquee), business away days, team building events, school outings and so on - the list is endless. If you want a bigger party, a marquee on the lawn would allow this. Extra people could stay in Unit 2, camp by special arrangement or stay locally. COTTAGE: Perfect for family with children or friends who want a base for walks and enjoying the local area (see 'Outside' notes ) Outside: Secure off road parking with gate and CCTV. 16 acres of land. House surrounded by large garden, croquet lawn, woodland, ponds, orchards, period barns (stables), veggie garden. Further away from house are 4 fields, 2 with cider and perry trees. Perfect for exploring children, relaxing strolls, family games, etc. Beautiful views over rolling countryside. Walks available from the house. Good local pubs and restaurants, farm shop, tea rooms and craft centre. Play barn, spa, gym, golf course, fishing, point to point racing, vineyards, cider making, etc. all withing 10 miles. Ledbury 7 miles - idyllic market town, Malvern 10 miles - incredible walks and views, Hereford 10 miles - historic city centre, cathedral housing Mappi Mundi, birthplace of Elgar, Worcester 15 miles - historic city centre, great restaurants, Ross-on-Wye 30 miles - stunning countryside, cultural and natural heritage hot spot.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

A beautiful elegant house

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful elegant house with lovely garden and grounds. Sarah is a wonderful proprietor and we had a very happy time. Fruit trees loaded with plums and apples. A lovely outside fire and starry night. Fantastic walks through pretty hilly countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obviously delighted with this review - this is what all the hard work is about: making special memories and helping people reconnect with themselves and their friends and families. The ideal spot for such important times together :o)
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5

Lovely family reunion and celebration

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time in this calm and welcoming place. The garden, fields and woods were exciting to discover and peaceful to amble around. The house was comfortable, clean and a little bit luxurious for us with the large aga, big comfy sofas and lashings of hot water. The children didn't want to leave and they think we should have all our family parties here! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted with this review - this is exactly what we hope to achieve: calm, relaxing, fun and rather special. A great time to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones. You are, of course, welcome back should your children's view prevail :o)!
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3

lovely house, spoilt weekend

  • 3 of 5

I had booked this house for an extended family get together, particularly for my parents.

The house is roomy and relaxed. My brother arrived first and tells me he was met with a list of things not to do. The heating didn't work , which was Ok as it was a reasonably warm weekend but had it turned chilly, it would have been a problem for my parents. Sarah mentioned we had used all the logs but we had to light both fires both nights.

The kitchen is Ok, but 16 is a tight squeeze around the table.

And finally, we were charged a ridiculous amount for a bin we didn't break. Overall, we had a lovely weekend in a house which has nice grounds,but me and my brothers were left with a bit of a sour taste at the end of it all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry these guests were disappointed with their experience. Guests staying just a week later said what a wonderful time they had and how friendly and helpful I was so I guess it's subjective. For that reason, I thought it might be helpful to respond to this. Unfortunately I discovered the heating pump was broken 2 hours before the guests arrived (this is fixed now, of course). Having called the plumber, I resolved the hot water situation and didn't want to ruin their stay by calling someone who might have had to do substantial work while they were there. As it was still summer and the heating would probably not be needed, I made a judgement call. When the guests arrived I pointed out the problem and my reasoning but made them aware that they had 600 litres of hot water (which did work), 2 wood burners (which they were welcome to use and did - there was no problem with this), a 4 door Aga in the kitchen and extra blankets. I also reminded them I was on hand for any problems. However, none were reported during the stay. Had they been, I could have provided heaters or, indeed, had the pump fixed. The kitchen table takes 14, as stated in the advert. However, up to 20 can eat together (and often have done) by using the second, fold-out table and I can provide extra chairs upon request. I was not asked for these. The policy on breakages (which are rare) is that they are covered by a deposit. Where they occur, I provide photographic evidence and an internet link to the item that was broken to determine a suitable charge. Being aware that the guest was unhappy in this case, I have consulted with the website hosts and sent them all my correspondence to ensure I had behaved fairly. I am always open to improving my processes and welcome constructive feedback. However, they agreed that I had, in their words "tried your best to offer a resolution to a traveler complaining about their holiday stay". Looking after this place is an enormous amount of hard work and I really want people to benefit from that by having a relaxed and happy stay. Generally that is exactly what happens and I regret the difficulties experienced on this occasion.
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5

Beautiful large property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, we had 20 of us staying there from Friday to Sunday for a hen party and there was ample space and hot water for 20 girls!!

Great location, although most got lost using sat nav! we went into both hereford and Worcester during our stay which were both enjoyed!

Sarah was very helpful before and during our stay by kindly taking delivery of a hot tub for us and being flexible on arrival times!

Only thing I would say is we wished the table was big enough for 20 to sit around but we made it work with the spare chairs provided around the house!

Great house :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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chew valley
5

Fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a really enjoyable weekend at Blackway house celebrating an 80th birthday. On the Saturday night there were 20 of us and we still did not feel crowded! House was clean and confortable and warm. Sarah was very helpful when booking. I would definitely recommend this property for large gatherings.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debs. It was a pleasure having you :o)!
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Somerset
5

Brilliant for large family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely big house, clearly recently and beautifully refurbished with lovely spaces and excellent fittings (e.g. kitchen Aga, big TV, walk in showers, log stoves ...). Then add on the huge and varied land and gardens, woods, and walks and it is perfect for just staying put. But also Herefordshire itself has lots of beautiful countryside to explore.

The only slight niggle is the very small and unmarked driveway on a fast-ish A road bend that took some finding (especially in the dark). But that is just something to be aware of and by no means detracts from a lovely place itself.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that you had a good time and thanks for the review. Just a note for travellers that I will send you a map and can put out bunting and even 'talk you in', for those who want it. More specifically though, we are in discussions with our local Councillor at the moment about slowing down the traffic on the road so with luck that will lead to some action. Getting a lit up sign made has been on the list a while I admit but I've been struggling to decide on a logo. I recently settled on using a silhouette of our absolutely beautiful Lebanese cedar tree, which its own brilliant sign post during the day and which will also eventually be lit up, so serving as a sign post at night too... One thing at a time ;o)!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early summer
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 2 nights
From
£800
£2,550
 
 
May half term
26 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,650
for 4 nights
From
£900
£2,850
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£490
for 2 nights
From
£850
Fri,Sat
£2,850
 
 
Autumn
8 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£410
for 2 nights
From
£800
Fri,Sat
£2,550
 
 
October Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£490
for 2 nights
From
£850
Fri,Sat
£2,850
 
 
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£750
Fri,Sat
£2,300
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,650
for 4 nights
From
£900
£4,050
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£390
for 2 nights
From
£700
Fri,Sat
£2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 2 nights
From
£800
£2,550
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £350
Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:
30% deposit required with booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
A £250 security deposit is required when balance is paid and is refunded 10 days after departure.

Weekend bookings charged at 60% of the weekly price plus 10% for each additional day. In peak season, this changes to 80% (though, for this, you can stay 4 days).

We will also do midweek bookings - Monday to Thursday - which are charged at 50% of the weekly rate off season/ 70% in peak season.

Changeover Day:
If your timings differ from those published, do still get in touch to see if we can accommodate your preferred dates.

Generally Friday. Weekend bookings 4pm Friday to 2pm Sunday. Weekly bookings 5pm Friday to 10am Friday. We are flexible so do ask.


Notes on prices:
REDUCED PRICE deals on last minute availability in May, June and July

Weekend bookings charged at 60% of the weekly price plus 10% for each additional day. In peak season, this changes to 80% (though, for this, you can stay 4 days).

We will also do midweek bookings - Monday to Thursday - which are charged at 50% of the weekly rate off season/ 70% in peak season.

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