The Smithy

Lucton near Mortimers Cross, Herefordshire (Ref. 934782)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Mortimers Cross 1.1 miles.

A charming, detached, Grade II listed Black and White cottage, situated in the village of Lucton, close to Yarpole and Mortimers Cross, in Herefordshire.

Thoughtfully furnished throughout, this traditional cottage provides warm and welcoming accommodation, perfect for a romantic break away in the most relaxing of locations.

Make your way through the pretty courtyard garden and enter the cottage directly into the well-equipped kitchen and dining area, complete with exposed stone walls and original beams, whilst next door the cosy sitting room provides the perfect place in which to unwind in front of the warming woodburning stove.

From here climb the stairs to the first floor and discover the bright and airy double bedroom in which to relax after a day exploring the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.

Outside, the enclosed patio makes for an ideal space to relax whilst sipping a refreshing drink on a summer’s evening.

Lucton is a tranquil hamlet which boasts several Black and White cottages, an ancient earthwork and is surrounded by a number of lovely villages which are steeped in history such as Shobdon with its Baroque church.

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the lovely village of Yarpole is steeped in history and boasts a fine selection of shops selling delicious cheeses, and The Bell Inn, a family pub with a roaring fire serving food and good ales.

For those who enjoy walking and cycling, the area surrounding Yarpole offers many excellent routes, taking in superb views of the rolling countryside and dotted with traditional pubs.

For a great day out, visit one the interesting National Trust properties close by, including Croft Castle and Berrington Hall, whilst there are many unspoilt villages within driving distance along the Black and White Village Trail, not to mention Leominster, Ludlow and the delightful Shropshire Hills.

A characterful and cosy cottage providing the perfect base for a romantic retreat at any time of the year.

Accommodation

One double bedroom. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities

  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.1 miles.

About the location

MORTIMERS CROSS

Lucton 1.1 miles; Leominster 6 miles; Ludlow 12.5 miles.

Mortimers Cross is a small village best known for the historic battle fought in 1461 during the Wars of the Roses. The village now has a scattering of cottages, a shop, a local inn and is home to the English Heritage Mortimers Cross Watermill on the River Lugg. Nearby is the little hamlet of Lucton nestled in beautiful Herefordshire countryside on the borders of Radnorshire and Shropshire. The thriving village of Yarpole is also nearby, situated equidistant between the pretty market towns of Ludlow and Leominster. This area is home to the famous Mortimer Trail, a long distance walking route and nearby is the National Trust’s Croft Castle with its medieval fishponds. Enjoy a walk on the nearby Bircher Common, an area of lowland heath offering lovely views of the surrounding Marches, wild horses, sheep grazing and deer, ideal for enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the area. Close by, enjoy an afternoon visit to the Monkland Cheese Dairy, a working dairy producing and selling local, artisan cheeses, as well as offering a well-stocked shop and cafe. Leominster, dating back to the 7th century, possesses some fine examples of architecture including the Priory Church, along with a wide variety of shops, cafes, antique centres and pubs – it’s an ideal place to spend an afternoon. Berrington Hall, plus the Judge's Lodgings in Presteigne, Stokesay Castle, the renowned Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are all well worth a visit. Sample Herefordshire's famous cider or discover Hereford with its fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books. The pretty medieval market town of Ludlow makes a great day out, with more than 500 listed buildings and a magnificent castle, and also within easy reach are Bromyard, Ledbury, Ironbridge, Hay-on-Wye and the Long Mynd. There is something for everyone is this delightful area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas