The Croft

Vowchurch near Peterchurch, Heart of England (Ref. 4114)

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Cottage features

  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Peterchurch 3 miles.

Situated mid way between the beautiful cathedral city of Hereford and the quaint, internationally renowned town of Hay-on-Wye, this magnificent detached Herefordshire country house is set in 6-acres of grounds, in the rural hamlet of Vowchurch, boasting breathtaking views towards the Black Mountains, and offering amazing facilities with a wealth of character and style.

This superb Herefordshire cottage offers spacious accommodation, comprising a main house and an additional annexe accessed via a separate, external entrance, with eleven bedrooms in total, seven with en-suites.

Guests have access to several sitting rooms, one with a woodburner, a large dining room in the main house which seats 24, a sun room and a magnificent farmhouse-style kitchen/diner.

The private 1.5 acre formal garden offers seating, a trampoline and a swing, as well as a BBQ area overlooking the delightful mature garden and orchard.

Across the courtyard, you can relax and unwind in the inviting spa, with a private heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and even a gym area for the more energetic.

This outstanding Herefordshire cottage also has use of a games room with pool table.

With fabulous access to outstanding walks and cycle routes in every direction, this Herefordshire cottage makes a delightful retreat, and is the perfect place for a get together with family and friends.


Eleven bedrooms: Main house: Seven bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin, WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x double, 1 x family room with king-size double, day bed for a child & en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 3 single beds. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin, WC. Additional ground floor cloakroom with basin/WC. Kitchen with AGA, dining area & pantry. Utility. Dining room (seats 24). Sun room. Three sitting rooms (one with woodburner). Annexe: Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, WC, 2 x ground floor doubles (one with French doors leading onto the garden), sharing Jack-and-Jill en-suite shower room, basin, WC.


Oil central heating with woodburner & AGA (in use September - April) in main house. Gas central heating in annexe. Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x TVs with Freeviw, DVD, stereo/CD, iPod dock, books/games, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. 2 x cot & 2 x highchair. Private use of large enclosed mature garden with trampoline & swing. Garden furniture with BBQs with seating area (refundable £30 deposit required for use of BBQs, payable direct to owner on arrival). Orchard. Games room with pool table. Private use of indoor heated swimming pool with sauna, Jacuzzi, gym & shower area with WC, HiFi with iPod dock. Lockable bike storage. Off road parking for 10 cars. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 1 mile. Note: Small unfenced pond in garden. Note: Outside catering available by prior arrangement with owner. Note: Annexe accommodation is accessed via its own, external front door, next door to the main house. Note: No fireworks. Note: The owner requires a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

The owner of The Croft also owns Bryngarth (Ref. 5951).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Awesome”
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    • “An amazing house that felt like home.The grounds,swimming pool etc an added bonus which meant if you didn't want to go further afield there was no need.When we could drag ourselves away from the house there were many lovely places to visit.The more energetic of our family went canoeing and walking.Us older ones settled for the easy option ---- a trip on a steam train.”

    Dorothy C, Manchester, United Kingdom, September 2015

    • “A festive treat!”
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    • “What an amazing house, from the start with Sykes who we booked it through, to Juliia the daughter of the owner and Pat, who couldn't have been more helpful! Thank you! Xx The house was beautifully decorated in a xmas style. We had a wonderful Xmas with friends, turkey and all the trimmings! The house is very well equipped, the swimming pool is a bonus. The area around is stunning, Hay and Ross on Wye, Abergevenny is a must. Would nightly recommend! Thank you again for a magical time! Tina & friends from The Northampton Volleyball Club.”

    Tina2460, Uk, December 2014

    • “Fantastic weekend”
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    • “I took my family away to the Croft for my 50th birthday and it could not have been a better celebration, there were 21 of us but the house easily accommodated 24. The house was perfect and the owner popped in to see us to show us around and made us feel that it was our home for the duration. The swimming pool, Sauna, pool room and gym made such a difference especially for the time of year we were there January. Everything was clean and comfortable and I cannot recommend this house for a gathering of family & friends more, absolutely wonderful!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hertfordshire, March 2014

    • “A fabulous place to celebrate my 50th Birthday with my family”
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    • “This really is a fabulous house, plenty of room for celebrating. Loved everything the house had to offer especially the Spa. My family and I would definately return.”

    ProseccoWife, Alcester, United Kingdom, February 2014

    • “Home from home- only better!”
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    • “This was our second stay at The Croft. It really is the most comfortable house and the facilities are second to none. For a large group it is perfect-ours was a family gathering and even though we utilised all the bedrooms,we never felt cramped. I would thoroughly recommend this property.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bishops Stortford, January 2014

    • “Fantastical”
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    • “We decided to spend New Year with a large group of friends...24 in total,adults and children. Staying at The Croft was ideal. Plenty of bedrooms, a swimming pool and a kitchen where all of the best parties could be held. Our short break here was incredible and we all agreed it was the best New Year to date. I would highly recommend this cottage, can't wait to return.”

    Sunworshiper67, London, January 2014

    • “Fantastical”
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    • “We decided to spend New Year with a large group of friends....24 in total,adults and children. Staying at The Croft was ideal. Plenty of bedrooms, a swimming pool and a kitchen where all of the best parties could be held. Our short break here was incredible and we all agreed it was the best New Year to date. I would highly recommend this cottage, can't wait to return.”

    Sunworshiper67, London, January 2014

    • “Perfect!!!”
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    • “This house was perfect for our group of 5 families. Mixture of adults and under 5's all had a great time. House was nice and clean and well equipped. Pool was brilliant and nice and warm. Sufficient outdoor chairs and tables as well as indoor. Any minor issues, (which were down to us and not the owners!) were solved asap by the owners. Location was good as amenities were only a short drive away. You have to try the Ice-creams @ the petrol station - they are huge!!!”

    French Clan, Kent, August 2013

    • “Ladies weekend”
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    • “Fantastic place for a large group brilliant pool area. . Great restaurants in the area”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cheshire, June 2013

    • “Fantastic property, lovely friendly owner”
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    • “Firstly the cakes and flowers on arrival were a lovely touch. The property is of a high standard and very spacious. We went for my 40th birthday with 6 families it was perfect for this get together. The pool was a fantastic extra for the kids. The only negative I can think of is that the pool room had no heating in so was very cold apart from this can not fault the place. The owner was so friendly and helpful. Would definitely love to go back”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Coalville, May 2013

    • “Fantastic family get together”
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    • “Stayed at the Croft in November ,18 of us altogether,ages from 15 months to 87 years! Had a fantastic time.The house is amazing,although it is big ,it still feels homely.Great that everyone could have their own bedroom and bathroom.Dining room is great for big family dinners.Highlight though has to be the pool ,jacuzzi and sauna,used every day.Wonderful welcome too and the cakes were delicious.Would love to go again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Birmingham, January 2013

    • “Absolutely faultless stay at the Croft”
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    • “I stayed here with friends and family in January 2012. I can't rave about the place enough. Every person of the 21 that stayed said it was one of the best weekends away they've ever had. The bedrooms are gorgeous, the sitting rooms cosy and the grounds fabulous. The pool, jacuzzi and sauna were amazing. Spotlessly clean and really made the holiday. The owners were extremely accommodating and even baked some cakes for our arrival. Now, if we can just find another weekend when this wonderful 0property isn't booked up, we will hopefully be returning!”

    Kharv82, Leeds, United Kingdom, January 2013

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    • “Fab house for family and friends. Lots of nice crockery and plenty of it. The pool area s well maintained. I would definitely recommend this property.”

    Mrs Mee, Alfreton, October 2015

    • “The house was exceptionally well equipped and the garden beautiful with amazing views. When we could drag ourselves away from the house there were some lovely places to visit not too far away.”

    Mr Cunningham, Wigan, September 2015

    • “It was spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, a home with all the bells and whistles. The garden and general surroundings are stunningly beautiful. The extensive patio off the indoor pool is perfect for outdoor entertaining and a dining room that comfortably sits 24 made indoor entertaining easy.”

    Ms Hylton, Bentonville, July 2015

    • “The house was beautiful, and the pool made the holiday for everyone. We were a party of 24, ranging from 3 to 83yrs celebrating a 70th birthday and the house was a perfect spot to do this, it had lots of space, never felt cramped and there was always somewhere to find a bit of peace. Would book again.”

    Mrs Loughran, Corby, June 2015

    • “This house was brilliant for us. There was more than enough room for everyone. We particularly loved the swimming pool, it was warm and the kids couldn't wait to get in there every morning!”

    Mrs Pearce, Hockley, May 2015

    • “The house was excellent for a large gathering of friends and family where it was really useful to have lots of bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen was great and the big dining room made the event really special. The setting is beautiful and we wanted good walks which we found easily straight from the house as well as in the area of course. The swimming pool was really great, a good size, very clean and well maintained which the whole party enjoyed it. We were a very mixed group with ages from 22 months to 86 years and every one enjoyed the week. Good weather allowed us to sit on the patio, just perfect for a special birthday week.”

    Ms Lamb, Birmingham, March 2015

    • “In a wonderful location and the house was cosy, comfortable and warm. The facilities were excellent; the pool, sauna, hot tub and games room were excellent fun for all ages in our party. Can't wait to have an excuse to return.”

    Miss Bidwell, Bristol, March 2015

    • “The swimming pool is fantastic. Everything about this house is brilliant. It is a wonderful property which is well equipped and had loads of room for everyone. I would recommend this holiday home and give it a ten out of ten rating.”

    Pemberton, Birkenhead, February 2015

    • “The house was spacious and well laid out with lovely bedrooms. The pool area was lovely, clean and welcoming. The kitchen and lounge spaces were perfect for a large group. Lovely surroundings for walking. The housekeeper was very friendly, showed us around and showed us how to work everything. A fantastic house to have a group celebration, we were there for a 50th party and everyone agrees the house was perfect. I would highly recommend!”

    Mrs Nile, Slough, January 2015

    • “Wonderful home!! The house was very well-equipped, the service from yourselves and the staff and owners was excellent. Would love to stay again!”

    Mrs Robinson, Northampton, December 2014

    • “It was a fantastic property and made our friends 40th birthday a memorable occasion. The swimming pool was excellent.”

    Mrs Marshall, Kettering, December 2014

    • “We had a great time. This is the fifteenth year that the 16 of use have been away together in the UK and we have not found a better property. We tried to book for next year - no luck!”

    Mr Saunders, Southampton, October 2014

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About the location


Hay-on-Wye 10 miles; Hereford 12 miles.

The village of Peterchurch, with its handful of pubs and restaurants, is situated on the River Dore in the beautiful Golden Valley, flanked by the Black Mountains to the west and gentle hills to the east. Just 10 miles away is 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. Surrounded by pastureland and woodland, covered in primroses, violets, celandine and bluebells during spring, the village is also close to the Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley walks. The epitome of picturesque England, the ancient city of Hereford lies 12 miles away and dates back to the 7th Century, boasting a magnificent cathedral, the famous 'chained library', and a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. A great location with plenty to see and do for all the family.

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