Hill Farm Cottage

Kerry's Gate near Abbey Dore, Heart of England (Ref. 4115)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

Abbey Dore 3 miles. This delightful, timber-clad, single-storey detached Abbey Dore cottage is superbly located on the owner's 80-acre sheep farm, with stunning far-reaching views over unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

Modern styling is evident throughout this Abbey Dore cottage, which features a spacious sitting room with cosy wood burning stove, a dining area, lovely beamed ceiling and double doors onto the patio to take in the splendid views.

The modern fitted kitchen, the two spacious bedrooms and the fabulous access to outstanding walks in every direction make this Abbey Dore cottage perfect for a romantic retreat or as a family base.

The garden offers somewhere to relax on a warm summer evening and take in the serene and tranquil atmosphere in this idyllic area of Herefordshire.

This Abbey Dore cottage is a superb base to unwind from the pressures of everyday life.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Well equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with dining area, wood burning stove and doors to garden. Bed settee in sitting room if required.


  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Shed for bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, 2 x pubs serving food, fish & chip shop, butchers, post office and ATM all 10 mins drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Warm, comfortable cottage with great views.”
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    • “The owners were very friendly and welcoming, in spite of being very busy with lambing which was fascinating to observe. The cottage was very warm and comfortable and in a glorious spot. Abbey Dore is very interesting and the cottage is very well placed between Hereford and abergavenny. There was nothing to fault with the cottage and the mixed weather meant that we really appreciated the cosy but spacious cottage.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Morecambe, May 2013

    • “Warm and cosy even when it snowed!”
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    • “Hill Farm Cottage gave us: a genuinely warm welcome from kind and thoughtful owners; a lovely farm to wander around at will (walk behind the barns to see the stunning view down into the Dore Valley); the antics of pigmy goats, chickens and sheep to giggle over and blissful peace and quite. The cottage is very comfortable and bigger than it looks on the photographs. We have family in Hereford and the owners kindly allowed us to invite them to the cottage for the day. 11 of us (from 6 weeks old to 91 years old) spent a lovely Sunday with plenty of room to sit, eat and gossip. Always a bit concerned booking cottages in the winter in case they're cold and draughty but absolutely no need to have worried. We were at Hill Farm Cottage during the heavy snow fall in January and we couldn't have been warmer or more comfortable. There's a really nice "vibe" to this cottage and the farm and one of the few cottages we've stayed in that we would be more than happy to return to.”

    SueLeicesterUk, Leicesteshire Uk, March 2013

    • “A great venue (in spite of the mud!)”
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    • “Stayed here at the end of November 2012, with my wife and our spaniel, we had a wonderful time and I would certainly recommend it - in fact we plan to return in the Spring. The property is very spacious, with a very large hallway that is all tiled - this proved very useful as we were here when all the news was of flooding across the country - and everywhere was incredibly muddy and wet. So we had plenty of space to dry our gear, and it was easy to sweep up any mud that found its way indoors. (certainly cannot blame the weather on the venue). The property is nice and warm, the only slight downside was that the property smelt a bit of oil, the owner said this was due to a recent service of the boiler - so hopefully that situation will be resolved when we return. The bathroom is good - with an excellent power shower which was great for when we returned from walks feeling a bit wet and miserable. The lounge is really great - with excellent views and as said by other reviewers - I don't think the pictures do the property justice. The sofas are little bit tired and could probably benefit from some refurbishment - or at least some throws. The wood burner is a nice feature - but will only work if the wind is in the prevailing direction - be careful if it shifts - as happened one day to us - when the burner does not draw properly and the whole cottage flooded with smoke (with the alarm going off etc... bit of a nightmare). In fact if you open up the door and hold your hand up to the flue you can feel the draft of cold air coming down the flue - no way in a million years will it draw properly in that situation. However this only happened on one of the days we were there - and the rest of the time it was fantastic to chill out in the lounge with the burner blazing away. The countryside around and about is fantastic and on the couple of nice days we had - we were really able to enjoy some fabulous walks - the rest of the time it was a bit grim in terms of the weather for us, but we saw enough to make us want to come back and see the area in more favorable circumstances. There are some great pubs around and about, but you will need a car as even the nearest is a bit of a trek. All in all it is a great place, well situated at the top of the hill - with great views. The owners are nice and friendly and helpful. Enjoy!”

    Vidal-uk, Hindhead, United Kingdom, December 2012

    • “Do relaxing I wish I was back there!”
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    • “I stayed there for two weeks at the beginning of November, 2011 and it was such a peaceful and relaxing place to be! Oh, I miss it so much. The long walks along the country lanes, sitting on the back patio and writing...and being introduced to Welsh cakes by the nice woman who owns the place! When I first got there I noticed right away that the pictures on the Sykes Cottages website don't do the place justice. Also, when she was showing me around inside I was struck at how big it is! Very nicely decorated inside and my god how do I describe the view from the living room glass doors? Amazing!!”

    Arthur Tourot, PA, USA, January 2012

    • “Beautiful and relaxing”
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    • “The bungalow was everything it said. The location was wonderful,so relaxing and quiet. The bungalow was furnished to a very high standard, everything needed was there. The host was most helpful. The evenings spent in front of the log burner were fabulous. The garden and the field were greatly appreciated by us both and the dog!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Carlisle, May 2011

    • “Relaxing holiday”
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    • “The cottage was excellent, very clean and in a beautiful location. The owners were really friendly, my wife enjoyed visiting the lambs as they born, and our dog Rosie loved running in all the fields. We had a great holiday and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet holiday. The surrounding countryside in the Wye valley was excellant and great dog walking country”

    Paul, Essex, May 2011

    • “Fabulous accommodation - stunning location!”
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    • “We had a really great New Year in Hill Farm Cottage. The location is idyllic (for those who like peace and quiet). The property was incredibly spacious and the owners couldn't have been more welcoming whilst giving us all the space we needed! What more could you ask for - we will definitely be back!”

    Whitchurch, Hants, Hampshire, March 2011

    • “Great Family Get away”
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    • “fantastic accomodation and excellent location for easy access to the wye valley, Hereford, and the welsh borders we crammed so much into the weekend and it was great to be able to take the dog too we walked for miles! We were visiting family and friends who all came to us for a bbq as we had everything we needed. It was great being away from the telly lots of great board games provided.We have recommended to family and friends and will return”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, St Lawrence Bay Essex, November 2010

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    • “The Cottage was so comfortable and felt like home very quickly. The views were absolutely amazing, and it was a great central location from which to visit many places.”

    Miss Lawrence, Norwich, September 2015

    • “This must be our 4th or 5th holiday at Hill Farm Cottage. It is such a lovely area, whether you just want to relax looking over the fields watching the lambs playing and the 3 chickens wondering by the window. Every time, we find somewhere different to go and explore. The owner is always on hand and just such a lovely person to chat with when she has time. We are back again in September, cant wait!”

    Mrs Emery, Southampton, May 2015

    • “The location was fab and the cottage was excellent, but best of all was the lovely warm welcome we received on arriving, all the help with jack our dog when he fell ill and lots of information about places to go and see. Just a wonderful time made better by the owners.”

    Mr Bradley, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, April 2015

    • “In an ideal location for exploring Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. The property has great facilities and we were able to relax in the quiet surroundings.”

    Mr Paton, Wrexham, March 2015

    • “It is a beautiful cottage, located near the main farm building, but far enough away to be private. It is so peaceful with the most beautiful views. The owner is very friendly and really nice. It is also a lovely area located witching driving distance to Hereford and Abergavenny.”

    Mrs Sochovsky, London, February 2015

    • “My husband & I always know that Hill Farm Cottage will give us a restful & and relaxing week, our dog Dando likes his runs around the fields, and comes back to watch the 3 chickens wander past the window! The owner is so welcoming and friendly every time we visit. What more can we say except looking forward to the next time! Thank you for the welcome pack and Dandos treats!”

    Mrs Emery, Southampton, September 2014

    • “Sat Nav brought us straight to the door. The owner was extremely helpful, but unobtrusive - loved the fresh eggs! We mentioned mountain biking and the next day we were given the details of a brilliant provider. We loved the absolute peace and quiet and the Cottage had everything we needed.”

    Mrs Calvert, Northallerton, July 2014

    • “This holiday is our third, the property Hill Farm Cottage is fantastic; very relaxing, lots to see and visit in the area. My husband and I like to unwind at this cottage with our dog, so much so that we will return in September, can't wait!”

    Mrs Emery, Southampton, May 2014

    • “An excellent property in a very peaceful location. Beautiful views, was nice to sit and watch the animals. Owners were helpful and unobtrusive. Property was well equipped and very spacious, highly recommended.”

    Miss Akers, Bromley, May 2014

    • “Lovely cottage in great position on farm with beautiful views.”

    Mrs Smart, Lichfield, April 2014

    • “A beautiful well equipped cottage in beautiful settings, the owner was lovely and just left you to it. The farm animals were a delight to watch. Ten minutes drive to quaint village Ewyas Harold, with a well stocked shop, post office and 2 pubs with the friendliest of folk. We had a meal in The Temple Bar Inn - delicious! Would definitely recommend. We certainly will be returning.”

    Mrs Forshaw, Leigh, April 2014

    • “We liked the location and the general peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside. The owners were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Overall a lovely holiday. Will be thinking of returning in the future.”

    Miss Edwards, Watford, March 2014

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About the location


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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