Activity & Leisure
2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri
4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.
This 14th-century farmhouse is the perfect country get-away, with period and heritage features throughout. Set in an idyllic location next to the owner’s home on a 140-tree walnut plantation, with stunning views of the countryside and walnut trees surrounding the property. It is great for families, couples or small groups looking for a relaxing rural getaway. The Farmhouse is very historic and is estimated to have been built at or before the late 14th century. It is said the owner travelled and fought at the Battle of Agincourt. There are rumours of underground tunnels leading to another farm at the bottom of the valley, constructed for an escape in the frequent times of danger in the Welsh/English borderlands.The Farmhouse lies in a heritage county just 1 mile outside Whitchurch, a bustling market town in the heart of Herefordshire, in which you will find a variety of restaurants and pubs as well as great shopping opportunities. The next nearest town is Monmouth, an historical town just 6 miles from the farmhouse where you will also find two golf courses, shops, several churches, an historic independently-owned cinema, many pubs and restaurants, an ancient medieval covered bridge and the popular Nelson Museum. There is also a castle, near to the place where Henry V was born. The farm is also set on the edge of the beautiful Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Forest of Dean is very close by with walking, cycling, climbing, castle trails and many other activities.Generously sized, the farmhouse contains three double bedrooms all situated on the first floor. The first bedroom benefits from an en-suite toilet, four poster bed and an ancient cruck beam constructed before 1450, when the type of building was replaced with other methods. The second bedroom contains a super kingsize sleigh bed, rocking chair and a large dressing area for your ease and comfort. The third bedroom is a small double room with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. A good-sized family bathroom is also located on the first floor with a double shower and luxurious spa bath.There is a 14th-century Norman entrance doorway and a beautiful living area with beams running throughout, a large wood burner and historic bread oven dating back to the 14th-century, the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day. The dining room is a great space for getting together and enjoying a meal whilst admiring the carved decorative oak fireplace. The kitchen has a breakfast area and you can access the garden from this room, whilst the utility room also serves as a small office with a desk and internet access. The farmhouse also has a private sitting-out area with barbecue. The large garden, adjacent to a field with donkeys in, has a pond and small waterfall, plus a gigantic walnut tree, which provides buckets of walnuts in the autumn, and there is also a small apple orchard adjoining. Visits to feed or brush the donkeys can be arranged with the owner, and guests can walk through the walnut plantation as they wish and have a picnic under the trees whilst gazing at the beautiful landscape and astounding views. The views of the countryside are magnificent and on a clear day, it is possible to see for miles in almost every direction. There is an abundance of wild birds, pheasants, owls and birds of prey that appear on the farm regularly. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.This property can be booked together with The Stables (ref UK12011) to accommodate up to 14 guests.
Ground Floor:Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, bread oven, double sofa bed and beams.Dining room: With beams.Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Freeview TV and tiled floor.Utility room/study: With fridge.Separate toilet.First Floor:Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed, beams and en-suite toilet.Bedroom 2: With super kingsize sleigh bed and dressing area.Bedroom 3: With ¾ double bed.Bathroom: With spa bath, double shower cubicle and toilet.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond and small waterfall in the garden.
English Country Cottages is the trading name of Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd.
Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB94 0AA.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389.
VAT Registered Number: GB 598 22 99 77