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Hereford 7 miles.
The pretty village of Madley lies on the edge of the beautiful Golden Valley, boasting two village pubs and its very own moat, a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna. Madley is ideally situated in unspoilt Herefordshire countryside between the 'town of books' Hay-on-Wye, and the cathedral city of Hereford. Madley offers an extensive network of footpaths with superb views, and is close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. The ancient city of Hereford is just 7 miles away, dating back to Saxon times and boasting a beautiful cathedral with 'chained library', home to a collection of rare books, the Mappa Mundi world map and a magnificent medieval bridge crossing the River Wye. The wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales, is home to 30-plus book shops, excellent pubs, antique shops and restaurants. Offa's Dyke footpath and the Wye Valley walk are within easy reach, and a little further afield, enjoy the fine architecture of Leominster and the many activities on offer in the Royal Forest of Dean. A great holiday destination at any time of year.
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Madley 0.5 miles. A charming, former farm worker's cottage, situated in the rural hamlet of Lulham near Madley in the Wye Valley, and surrounded by the owner's mainly arable farmland including an orchard producing cider apples and perry pears. This traditional Herefordshire holiday cottage provides very comfortable accommodation offering country charm, perfect for a relaxing break with family and friends. This delightful Herefordshire holiday cottage has three cosy bedrooms, all offering lovely views, a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious sitting room with dining area and warming woodburning stove. Outside this Herefordshire holiday cottage is an enclosed garden, laid mainly to lawn, with a rear private patio area ideal for alfresco dining and relaxing. Explore the many walks from the doorstep of this Herefordshire cottage, including a short farm walk for guests to see the pedigree Hereford cattle and buy fresh eggs from the owner's farm. This is an area steeped in history, with beautiful black and white timber villages, bustling market towns like Ledbury and Ludlow and ancient castles to visit. National Trust members are well-catered for with The Weir Garden a few minutes down the road, and several other properties within easy reach. Just a short drive away guests can enjoy the ancient towns of Hay-on-Wye and Hereford, fishing on the River Wye, the magnificent Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park. You can also enjoy cider made from the apples and pears grown in Peaceful Cottage's orchard at Gwatkin Cider, or visit the Cider Museum in Hereford. A Herefordshire cottage with something for everyone, at any time of year.
Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with door to rear patio. Sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and booster chair available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture, BBQ and children's climbing frame/slide. One well-behaved dog welcome (downstairs only). Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 9 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about Peaceful Cottage:
Peaceful Cottage is a lovely place to stay. We were here for a week
with two children aged 3 and 5. They had a great time. The garden is
large and safe as it's completely fenced in. There's a climbing frame
and slide and the cat from next door kept the kids very happy. Beautiful orchard in the adjacent field for a short stroll. Very warm central heating and there's a log burning stove also. Thoroughly recommended.
Mr Davies, Pembroke, April 2013
A very nice looking house and surroundings. A very friendly landlady and nice neighbours.
Mr Keil, Bielefeld, January 2013