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High Quality Self-Catering Holiday Cottage (Sleeps 4, Dogs Welcome)

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
A converted former Coach House, equipped to a high standard & benefiting from modern appliances

The Agent's House is a lovely Edwardian property in the little village of Whitney on Wye, just over 4 miles from the famous literary town of Hay on Wye and 15 miles from the cathedral city of Hereford. We offer high quality, stylish accommodation in a relaxing rural location; perfect for a get-away at any time of the year. Montgomery's Coach House (named after one of our sadly departed dogs) is in the grounds of the Agent's House, but is completely self-contained.

A stone's throw from the River Wye and in the border lands between Herefordshire in the English West Midlands & Powys in Mid-Wales, we are ideally situated as a touring base for getting to know the picturesque Wye Valley and beyond. We are less than 5 miles from Hay on Wye, the famous bookshop capital, where you will find a variety of small, individual shops, cafes, an ice cream parlour, antique shops, a great deli & a Thursday morning market, to name but a few of its attractions. The annual Hay festival is attended by thousands of visitors, including celebrated authors, thinkers, scientists, musicians and film makers at the end of May/beginning of June. If you intend to visit during this period, please book early to avoid disappointment!

The cathedral city of Hereford, with its renowned chain library and Mappa Mundi, and the market town of Leominster are approximately 15 miles east and north east of Whitney on Wye. The beautiful town of Ludlow, well known for its high number of reputable eateries is also within easy striking distance by car.

More locally, you can drive along the Herefordshire 'Black and White Trail', a circular route which takes you through a number of villages with pretty houses and churches. There is many an interesting stop-off point for a stroll or refreshment along the way. Throughout the area, there is a growing focus on the 'slow food' movement and great pride is taken in the quality of local produce, such as cheese production, cider farms, chocolate making, micro breweries and, of course, many wonderful cafes, restaurants and pubs to relax and unwind in - the nearest of which is only a two minute walk from our door! Just a three minute walk away is a great farm shop, which also does a very nice line in coffee, home-made cakes, lunches and snacks.

For the more energetic, there is a range of activities available within easy reach of the Agent's House and Montgomery's Coach House. Walks along Offa's Dyke and the Herefordshire Trail, as well as local trails direct from the house. Hay Bluff, the Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons are just a short drive away - canoeing along the River Wye is also a great way to spend the day.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Montgomery's Coach House, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Montgomery’s Coach House was converted to a high standard, using only local craftsmen and retaining its original character wherever possible. The interior is a mix of original stone, old brick and new oak. A flagstone hallway with bespoke oak staircase opens into the main living room; the open plan arrangement downstairs is perfect for modern day living. The seating and dining area leads through to the fully fitted kitchen which includes dishwasher and washing machine/dryer.

On the first floor are two bedrooms and a shower room. Both large bedrooms have superking beds that can be made up as twins on request.

Outside there is a private deck and parking for four cars on a gated drive. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at £10.00 per stay. Min stay 3 nights.

Set in the peaceful location of Whitney-on-Wye, the Coach House is only a three minute walk to a local pub which provides lovely home cooked food, a general store & family run farm shop with cafe.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have spent considerable time travelling and staying in hotels, bed & breakfast and holiday cottage accommodation over the years. We believe this has given us some insight into what makes a welcoming & comfortable stay and we've tried to translate this into our own standards and the way we run our property and present our accommodation.

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9 Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

A very pleasant experience

  • 5 of 5

Always difficult when arriving after dark but not disappointed. An attractive exterior with a very well designed interior finished to a high standard. Montgomery's Coach House is well furnished and equipped with all one could require. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating. They were willing to ensure adequate ice cubes available for our cocktails on arrival and loan a juice extractor! They were also helpful in returning a pair of earrings left behind on our departure.

Herefordshire and the Welsh borders provide excellent walking and the availability of quality local produce when self catering is an added benefit(examples of which were provided in the welcome pack). I would have no hesitation in recommending the Coach House to those who wish to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks Martin B for your kind review. Obviously we are delighted that you were all comfortable and found everything to your liking. The provision of ice cubes and a juice extractor, along with the cocktail glasses, one one of the easier requests we have fulfilled! Thank you for your recommendation and we hope that you will consider staying with us the next time you travel out our way. Kind regards.
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4

Agent's House break

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for the 2nd time at the Agent's House -just for 3 nights but the reception was as warm and friendly and the owners remembered us and the dog. The accommodation was as excellent as before and we will go back again I am sure

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks GeraintD for taking the time to post a review after your second visit; how could we forget you or the dog! We are of course delighted that you enjoyed your time with us again and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Kind regards
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5

Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a really good find. We booked it as we had a wedding at Whitney Court. Having arrived a day early by mistake, owners Alison and Stephen were extremely accommodating and rushed to get the cottage ready for us to stay. On arrival we knew that we were in for a treat. The cottage is finished to a very high standard with a lovely welcome pack of goodies to get us through the night and a little treat for breakfast. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable and we were spoilt with the log burner in the living room. It was a lovely stay with a nice local pub and farm shop in the village with a convenience store at the garage should you have forgotten anything.

Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to have a quiet weekend break or even a weeks holiday, being close to Hay on Wye and Hereford there is plenty to do.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Hi JessB, how kind of you to take the time to post such a great review and how honest to admit that you actually arrived a day earlier than you had booked! I am glad we were in a position to sort things out and let you in........ We are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us and found everything to your liking. Many thanks for taking the time to submit a post on our behalf, and for letting any future guests know how you found us, and also for saying on your departure that you would recommend us to your family and friends; as that well known advert on the TV says "every little helps"! Kind regards."
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5

Excellent and extremely comfortable and a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Montgomerys coach house immensely and would definitely recommend to everyone we know it was extremely comfortable and was a lovely place to stay our two children and two dogs loved it and didn't want to go home thank you very much it was a great experience

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Victoria K for your review. We are obviously delighted that you enjoyed your time with us while visiting your family in the area. It was lovely to meet all six of you! Hopefully we will see you all again soon........
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5

A quality cottage in Whitney on Wye - Montgommerys Coach House

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little cottage refurbished to an excellent standard with some quality finishes. We really enjoyed our stay with our dogs. The accommodation has its own fenced boundaries within the owners garden which made it ideal for us to enjoy with our furry family. The accommodation has a substantial entrance area so we could close the door to the open plan lounge and kitchen & using the available stair gate it provided a good safe area for our dogs to sleep at night. We found lots of places to visit during our four night stay and some super dog walks. The beds were really comfortable and all the rooms were presented to a high standard. On our arrival our hosts were most welcoming and indeed have the right balance of being friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We enjoyed the welcome pack which included locally produced items and even included chews and biscuits for the dogs! I did feel relaxed here and it gave me a lift in my recovery from a recent operation. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sarah B for taking the trouble to write us a review, and such a nice one at that! It is always great when our guests take the trouble to tell their fellow guests what they like about us and you seem to have all the bases covered! The most important thing was that you felt comfortable and relaxed and received a boost along the road to recovery after your operation. If you travel this way again please do consider staying with us, you are all very welcome anytime. Kind regards.
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5

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I can only re-iterate other comments on the high standard of this property, beautifully kept and equipped with everything you need and more. It was great to be shown around by Steve on arrival and the welcome basket was a treat. The weather was not at it's best but with Hay and Hereford near by there was plenty of opportunity to escape the rain. On the evening we returned from Hereford the sun suddenly broke out and we took the opportunity for a lovely evening stroll from the cottage followed by a pint at the Boat Inn. We also enjoyed breakfast on the patio of the nearby farm shop when the sun reappeared on the day of our departure! The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the cottage is conveniently situated and very peaceful, the nearby main road is not busy and does not intrude. We would definitely stay here again if revisiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was extremely kind of you Amanda to post such a nice review; we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and delighted that you have taken the trouble to tell others what you liked about Montgomery's Coach House and its environs! You would not recognise the area now as in the short space of time since you left everything has burst into life, leaves on trees, flowers in hedgerows and wildlife aplenty, you really must come back again at this time of year if you can! Many thanks once more and we look forward to seeing you before too long. Kind regards.
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Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with the beautiful Herefordshire countryside many years ago and when we had the opportunity to move back to the area, we spent considerable time finding what was for us the right property, in the right location. We hope others will share our view and take advantage of their stay at the Agent's House/ Montgomery's Coach House to explore and enjoy the surrounding area. We will be happy to help with any questions you may have on planning the itinerary for your stay - if indeed you plan to do more than relax and stroll to the nearby pub or cafe!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Boat Inn at 200 Metres Nearest Train : Hereford at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Boat Inn at 200 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

What's not to like about the border-land between England and Wales?!

Here we have spectacular countryside that demands to be enjoyed by those of a more energetic physical disposition, as well as those who prefer a more leisurely pace. If you can do it outside you can do it here! If walking, canoeing, horse riding, cycling and outdoor pursuits is your thing, you will love the Wye Valley and surrounding hills and mountains. When it's time for a break, or if you just fancy taking it easy for a few days from day one, there are plenty of nice pubs, restaurants, cafes and places of interest to suit everyone.

If you have never been to this part of the UK you will no doubt wonder why not after your first visit - if you have been before then we feel sure you will enjoy your next visit even more! Why not add to your enjoyment by staying in one of our Coach House or comfortable B&B rooms?

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov-Mid Dec 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£385
 
 
Xmas 2016/NY 2017
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
£490
 
 
Early Spring 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£385
 
 
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£420
 
 
April-Early May 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
 
Hay Festival
25 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,400
 
 
Late June 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
 
July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
£490
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£525
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£420
 
 
Nov-Mid Dec 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£420
 
 
Xmas 2017/NY 2018
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£525
 
 
Spring 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£420
 
 
Late Spring 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 23 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
 
Hay Festival 2018
24 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
From
£200
£1,400
 
 
Late June 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
 
July 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
£490
 
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£525
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
 
Late Autumn 2018
2 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£420
 
 
Xmas 2018/NY 2019
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£525
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
All bookings can be made directly with us via phone or email.

For our B&B guests we can accept deposits of one night's stay by credit/debit card. We also accept cheques 10 days prior to arrival and full payment on departure.

For those staying in our Coach House payment can be made 10 days in advance by cheque.

We are happy to accept payments for either type of accommodation via bank transfer. (BACS). For further details please contact us directly via the enquires box or on 01497 831313.

Changeover Day:
We have no specific changeover day and are happy to accept bookings at any time. Check-in is normally between 4-6pm with check out at 10.30am (11.00am on Sundays). Earlier or later check in/out can sometimes be accommodated on request - please ask.

Notes on prices:
B&B prices £70-£95 a night for 2 guests sharing and includes fresh locally sourced breakfast ingredients of your choice, pre placed in the room for you to prepare at your convenience. Please get in touch for further details.
Our Coach House prices are dependent on length of stay and time of year. All costs quoted are a guide only. Generally speaking, the longer your holiday the more cost effective your stay. (Min 3 night stay.)
Prices during Hay Literary Festival on application.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Agent's House is a distinctive looking property and retains much of the character of its Edwardian origins. The property was built around 1905 for the land agent employed by the Whitney Court estate. For many years, our Agent's Office B&B room was where tenant farmers paid their rent. An original piece of hand-made furniture used for paperwork is still in place, together with the hinges of an iron wall safe. The beautiful and distinctive sash windows (four in all) make this room fantastically light and airy. Josie's Annexe was formerly a scullery and used in more recent times as an art studio and pottery, amongst other things! It is now decorated to a more modern style, but retains an artisan feel and with it's outside deck area offers a great space for reflection and relaxation. Montgomery's Coach House has been completely converted from an empty barn, divided into carriage house, stables and pig sty! The original doors have been retained, together with as many original features as permitted by modern building regulations. We are extremely proud of the end result and feedback from guests appears to indicate it has been transformed into a comfortable and cosy place to stay; characterful, but with the benefit of modern appliances! The Coach House and B&B are listed (separately) on Trip Advisor if you would like to check out feedback from some of our guests.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • A shower chair can be provided on request (subject to availability) - please ask.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Bed splits into 2 singles if required, please advise.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Bed splits into 2 singles if required, please advise.
  • Both bedrooms have wardrobes, chest of drawers, chairs and bedside tables/lamps. Both also have flat screen TV/DVD players. Hairdryers and hot water bottles are provided for each room.

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Here we have the ideal set up of accommodation to suit everyone. Choose between one of our lovely self-contained, privately accessed, B&B rooms, perfect for that quiet two or three day getaway or, for the longer break, our very comfortable, fully equipped, self catering Coach House. In total we can sleep up to nine guests in our different rooms. If you are part of a larger group please ask for details and we maybe able to offer a tailored package to suit your needs. We are also happy to accept well behaved dogs for a small cover charge. All of our accommodation is equipped with free WI-FI. Outside: The Agent's House is fortunate to be surrounded by the lovely Herefordshire countryside. Each of our two B&B rooms has private, independent, access for guests to come and go as they please. The Agent's Office B&B room has plentiful parking immediately outside the front door on a quiet road, while Josie's Annexe has a private, gated driveway suitable for two cars. Josie's Annexe also has an oak stable door overlooking its own private deck area, perfect for breakfast al fresco on a summer morning, and a small fish pond. Montgomery's Coach House has a private gated driveway which can easily accommodate four cars, or more if required. It has its own secluded deck, which is a lovely place to catch the morning and afternoon sun!

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