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The Coach House is a retreat from the outside world.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Head for the hills…and the dancing daffodils. In the expansive grounds of a 16th-century timber-framed house, this is the perfect retreat à deux. Way up a simple track, your stone-walled, stone-tiled hideaway was built almost entirely from locally reclaimed materials. Inside it's open plan and easy. Settle on the weighty leather chesterfield, toes directed at a wood-burner stacked high with logs from the nearby woods. The kitchen, of hand-crafted oak, has masses of space, a double Belfast sink and proper wooden floorboards throughout. Exposed beams frame the bright bedroom; the shower room is a step away. It would be a treat of an evening to follow the babbling brook through the ancient orchid-dotted woodland, rest awhile at the owner's perfect little treehouse (with hammocks), then retire to your own private viewpoint with its picture-postcard views across open pastures to the Teme and Kyre valleys. Venture further to foodie Ludlow, book-lined Hay-on-Wye and the grand industrial heritage that is Ironbridge. Take to the slow life on the steam railway, stride out on the Mortimer Trail, meander through forgotten Herefordshire villages. Buzzards soar overhead, rabbits scamper in the fields that surround you.

The Coach House is a studio conversion situated in the grounds of Fishpools which is a traditional 16th century timber framed house. It is reached via quarter of a mile track and is in a very rural position. Guests will enjoy a south facing private decked area with far reaching views across fields and farmland which is perfect for watching the sun go down. Leading directly from the cottage is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways where badgers,woodpeckers, buzzards and owls may be seen. Tenbury wells,an attractive spa and market town in the Teme Valley is 4 miles away and the fine Georgian town of Ludlowis only a 25 minute drive.

The Coach House offers magnificent views in all directions over the Teme and Kyre valleys, ancient woodland and unspoilt farmland. The property is a converted coach house located in a rural position. Guests will enjoy a private decked area in the grounds of Fishpools which has an ancient oak woodland. Leading directly from the property is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways where badgers and owls may be seen. Tenbury Wells, an attractive spa and market town in the Teme valley, is three miles away. Fine Georgian town of Ludlow is twenty minutes drive away.

More Details

Property Manager
Eleanor Van Straaten
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Eleanor Van Straaten

We are a family run business which has been a labour of love for over 20 years. We are passionate about creating beautiful spaces, gardening and wildlife, and have abundance of all of them for everyone to enjoy. I love what I do here, and any spare time I have I volunteer for St Michaels Hospice.

Why Eleanor Van Straaten chose Tenbury Wells

An oasis of calm and relaxation, in stunning surroundings with truly wonderful views from all aspects. A perfect hideaway to recharge batteries. Wake up with the birds singing and go to sleep with the owls calling. Spend your day sitting on the patio watching the wildlife go about their daily business. We have an abundance of birds to watch.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an idyllic break in an idyllic space! Thank you so much X
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tenbury Wells in Tenbury

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Open plan bespoke oak kitchen, dining area, sitting area with wood burning stove. Oak decked area looking out over the surrounding countryside.


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The Coach House is a retreat from the outside world.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Cottage-Traum in wunderschöner Landschaft

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In der ersten Januarwoche haben wir ein paar herrliche Tage im Coach House verbracht - ein perfekter Start ins neue Jahr. Der Kamin hat behaglich geprasselt und der Blick in die englische Landschaft war Erholung pur. Ein mit Liebe zusammengesteller, sehr großzügiger Leckereien-Korb samt frisch gebackenem Kuchen haben uns den Start in unsere Urlaubswoche versüßt. Das Coach House ist genauso schön, wie die Fotos vermuten lassen und ein Ort für echte Erholung. Es war alles perfekt sauber und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Der weitläufige Garten und die hübsche Gegend sind perfekt für ausgedehnte Spaziergänge und Ausflüge. Lustig ist zum Beispiel der Alpaca-Walk, den man ganz in der Nähe machen kann. Wir können dieses Cottage 100%ig weiterempfehlen und haben uns sehr wohgefühlt.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
9.4 Miles
Ludlow and Leominster
Nearest Motorway
28.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Tenbury Wells
Car: necessary

Tenbury Wells is an attractive riverside spa and market town in the Teme valley. Also within easy driving distance are the beautiful Georgian town of Ludlow renowned for its castle, festivals, antique shops, and Michelin starred restaurants, the ancient town of Leominster with its antique shops, the border town of Hay on Wye famed for its antiquarian book shops, Ironbridge near Telford, the Severn Valley steam railway from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth, the West Midland safari park at Bewdley and some of the most beautiful countryside in England.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.