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Hereford 12 miles; Abergavenny 15 miles; Hay-on-Wye 15 miles.
The pretty village of Abbey Dore is situated on the River Dore, at the southern end of the beautiful Golden Valley, close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. The village is home to the old established Abbey Dore Court Gardens, open to the public between April and September, Dore Abbey, founded in 1147 by Cistercian monks and restored to its present form in the 18th and 19th Century. Just 12 miles away is the ancient city of Hereford, which dates back to the 7th Century and is home to a magnificent cathedral, the famous 'chained library', Mappa Mundi and a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. The wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its 30-plus book shops, excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, making it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales, is only 15 miles from Abbey Dore. Surrounded by pleasant orchards and cornfields, the village is also close to the Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley walks - a wonderful all year round location with plenty to see and do for all the family.
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A very special property, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy a fully restored, wonderful 18th century inn with a Victorian addition, set in its own grounds with a luxurious hot tub and surrounded by the renowned 6 acre Abbey Dore Court Gardens. Set in the rural village of Abbey Dore, 12 miles from Hereford, at the southern end of the beautiful Golden Valley in Herefordshire, this spacious property simply oozes Victorian splendour, from the grandeur of the imposing entrance hall, to the magnificent drawing room (formerly the ballroom) with fireplace and intricate architraving, to the grand dining room and the welcoming morning room, most with an open fire or woodburner. The kitchen boasts an AGA and an electric cooker with ceramic hob, there is a dedicated room for the young (or young at heart) with beanbags, television and computer console, while the bedrooms are all spacious and comfortable. Most rooms in the house offer lovely views over the gardens and river, which runs through the grounds alongside the house. Having featured on Channel 4's Country House Rescue, the property is perfect for large families or groups of friends - imagine spending time dining in this impressive country house, before retiring to one of the many grand rooms to settle down for the evening together. Surrounded by lovely scenic countryside, the property is ideal for walking and cycling, especially in the nearby Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. For an easier pace, simply explore the delightful surrounding villages, with their excellent pubs, restaurants, churches and antique shops. This is a rare chance for an unforgettable holiday in a wonderfully impressive property, in a lovely location in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.
Please note: The hot tub is available from 1st August 2013. For holidays taken prior to 1st August, 2013 there is a 30% discount on the advertised property rental plus the £35 booking fee.
Nine bedrooms: All zip-link beds can be made up as either king-size doubles or twin beds by prior arrangement.
1 x grand family room with 1 super king-size double and 2 sofa beds with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x four poster double with basin, 3 x king-size double (zip-link) (two with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x super king-size double with basin, 1 x super king-size double (zip-link), 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with AGA and original shelving features. Utility. Large dining room with open fire. Morning room with TV and woodburner. Children's room with bean bags, TV, DVD and Nintendo Wii. Magnificent, spacious drawing room with dance floor, baby grand piano, woodburner and doors to side lawn.
Up until 1st August 2013, this property sleeps 16 people in 6 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms as follows: Six bedrooms: All zip-link beds can be made up as either king-size doubles or twin beds by prior arrangement. 1 x grand family room with 1 super king double & 2 sofa beds with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin, WC, 1 x twin, 1 x king-size double (zip-link) with en-suite bath, shower, basin, WC, 1 x four poster double with basin, 2 x king-size double (zip-link) with en-suite shower, basin, WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC. Shower room with shower, basin, WC. Ground floor basin & WC
Oil central heating with two woodburners and open fire. Four oven AGA, electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TVs with Sky, DVDs, Wii, WiFi, telephone. Piano, table tennis table. Fuel, power and starter packs for fire and woodburners inc. in rent, extra fuel available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 7 cars. Covered bike storage. Large, fully enclosed and secure lawned garden with spacious gravelled sitting area, hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Access to Abbey Dore Court Gardens (when open to the public between April and end of September, by arrangement). Two dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 15 mins walk. Note: A fenced river runs through the grounds of the property approximately 20 yards from the house, children should be supervised at all times. Note: 4pm check in.
Please note: The number of people occupying this property should not exceed the number stated on the Holiday Confirmation. If you wish to invite additional guests, this must be agreed by the owner in advance. For more information on the lovely Abbey Dore Court Gardens, including opening times, the owner's website is http://www.abbeydorecourt.co.uk/
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Abbey Dore Court:
Beautiful, well kept house equipped with pretty much everything you would need for a week away with friends, family or a team of energetic boot campers! The owners were accommodating and helped us out wherever possible. Highly recommended.
Miss Hems, Bristol, April 2013
The house was warm and very clean with comfortable beds and luxurious bedding. The house was made to feel homely.
Mr Hughes, Reading, April 2013
Luxurious beds and bedding, plenty of hot water, beautiful setting.
Mrs Paine, Pontypool, February 2013
Every aspect of the house was exceptional.
Mr Beesley, Henlow, January 2013