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Studio Flat In Quiet Village Between Ludlow And Leominster



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Apartment in Bircher, Nr. Leominster, Herefordshire, England - Peaceful Location 20 Minutes Walk Across Fields To Shop (in The Church) And Pub.

Studio flat on first floor of 17th century cider barn. Situated on a smallholding with horses, sheep, chickens and ducks. Approached by outside steps and with a small garden area outside. Free wifi. The flat sleeps 2 in an antique brass bed with a very comfortable mattress. It has a spacious shower room, a well equipped galley kitchen with a round dining table and a sitting room with a TV and DVD player and an electric wood burning effect stove. The flat has central heating and additional electric heating as required.

Outside is a small private sitting area which gets the sun all day.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mrs Shan Smith. I am a retired Physiotherapist and live with my husband Robert a Chartered Surveyor.

We ride, walk and I play bridge.

Speaks English, Spanish

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner stayed here for a week and we were amazed; great place that has everything you need. Lovely people and great views. Quiet, peaceful and beautiful - definitely recommend and we will be back, Lucy and Martin

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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cider barn

  • 3 of 5

Myself and my partner spent a week at Cider Barn studio apartment and I must say that the apartment itself is lovely. It is small but very quaint, with a lot of character. The only complaint we have with the apartment itself is that there is no oven as advertised on the website.

From the description of the apartment it is not made clear that the apartment is part of and adjoined to the owners residence so there is a limited sense of privacy. Although the website states pets are welcome, unfortunately this welcome wasn't extended by the owners noisy pair of terriers, who proved to be a real nuisance. As well as being noisy the dogs carried out quite a nasty attack on our dog whilst I walked him to our car on the lead. This was very stressful and soured the experience somewhat. One of their dogs was fond of spending time on step outside our front door so this caused a problem whenever we wanted to leave with our dog.

Although we enjoyed our stay we would not have chosen to stay at this apartment if we had known the proximity of the owners residence and the presence of their noisy terriers.

Yours sincerely

Neill Burke

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have reviewed my advertisement on Owners Direct and the kitchen details show a combination microwave and also the photos of the whole barn show that the whole lot is converted. I would suggest that any apartment will link on to another dwelling of some sort.
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From the Owner

We love this area for its miles and miles of beautiful scenery and crowd and traffic free walking and riding. You can walk in glorious countryside all day with incredible views and rarely meeting anyone else. There is an Iron Age hill fort, Croft Ambury, at the top of Bircher common where you can see almost 360 degrees and over Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Wales where the armies used to look out for the marauding Welsh enemy

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : The bell at yarpole at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Leominster or Ludlow at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 or M 50 at 25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The bell at yarpole at 2 Miles Car: recommended


There are train stations in both Leominster and Ludlow and a local bus service that operates hourly.


Yarpole village with its prize winning shop in the church and a pub, is situated about 2 miles away by road but about 20minutes walk on footpaths across fields.

Leominster and Ludlow are about 5 miles away and there are several National Trust properties close by.

Further Details:

The countryside around is very beautiful with an ancient hill fort at the top of Bircher Common which has views over Wales and the surrounding countryside


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please phone or e-mail to enquire about booking. A deposit of £50 is required on booking. Payment is then made on arrival.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is usually Saturday but may be more flexible in the Winter months.

Arrival can be any time after 3pm unless otherwise arranged and please try to leave by 10am on the day of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite shower room with walk in shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double antique brass bedstead with very comfortable mattress

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: There is a small private garden area with some outdoor furniture All linen and towels provided and weekly change of linen and towels if stay beyond 1 week

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