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Bolstone Court

Bolstone near Little Dewchurch, Herefordshire (Ref. 28256)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 15

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed here as a group of 11, including 4 young children."

    The house and games room were really lovely and the property is in a great location. However, we had to leave after 1 night as there were bats in the living area, including the kitchen. This is obviously both unsafe and unhygienic. Whilst I can understand that this happened, the lack of response from the owner was unacceptable. We have never had any direct communication from them despite leaving messages on both their emergency mobile number and landline number. Even Sykes could not contact them for over 48 hours. We were given a refund for the 6 nights we didn't stay but got no response from the owners when I asked for an assurance that this would be sorted for future guests.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week & felt at home from the moment we arrived."

    Thank you. Members of our family are already recommending Bolstone Court to others.

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2022

  • "A lovely quiet rural location and a beautifully renovated building."

    We had a great family reunion week.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2022

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Bolstone Court primarily due to it having all bedrooms with private bathrooms."

    Very clean with nice large fluffy bathroom towels. Equipped with everything you need. Very tiny recommendations to the owners such as new dinner place mats, and a replacement hose to one of the showers, and that was it. We had caterers for an evening meal and can recommend Christine’s in Hereford. The views are stunning and we were greeted by lambs in the connecting field.

    Reviewed by BeverleyMar 2022

  • "The property is lovely, we found everything we needed and had a wonderful stay."

    Reviewed by KatrinaMar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful break at Bolstone Court."

    The house is beautiful, with great facilities and plenty of space. The games room was a massive hit with kids and adults alike. The property is quite rural and we did have a bit of trouble finding it using the postcode in our sat nav, but eventually we reset the sat nav to the property name and it took us straight there. We liked it so much we have booked to come back again next year!

    Reviewed by DeniseFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful property with gorgeous grounds - perfect for a group family/friends get together."

    Clean and tidy on arrival with great facilities around. Thanks again for a great stay

    Reviewed by JosieFeb 2022

  • "We had a great weekend away at Bolstone Court as a group of 10 adults - the accommodation is very spacious with both living rooms and the dining room having enough space to seat all of us comfortably."

    We especially appreciated the three woodburners and having them all laid and ready to go was a nice touch! We enjoyed walking the Sellack Suspension Footbridge Loop from Hoarwithy during our stay, which was about a 10 min drive to the start. In future it would be fantastic if they would consider allowing dogs in the downstairs hard floor areas as it seemed like it would have been very suitable for this. Overall would highly recommend for large groups!

    Reviewed by DebbieJan 2022

  • "Booked with some friends for my husbands 40th Birthday."

    We loved the cottage, very spacious and accommodating for a large group. Lovely biscuits and card on arrival to welcome us which was an appreciated gesture by the owners. Gorgeous views all around the property - especially in the morning when the sun was rising. Everyone in our group made comments on how nice the building is. I would recommend this property and will hopefully come back again! Thank you!

    Reviewed by HayleyJan 2022

  • "This is the second weekend we have spent at the cottage and we will be staying again!"

    We love it

    Reviewed by ThomasDec 2021

  • "Our second stay at Bolstone Court and it didn't disappoint, a great property for a multi-generation stay."

    The improved wi-fi was a real bonus and was up to the demands of those of the party who can't live without continual access to the internet. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "Lovely property well maintained and with good facilities."

    Reporting a small maintenance issue brought an immediate response from the friendly and helpful owners. Our second visit and would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "Fantastic venue for my Mums 80th birthday celebrations ."

    All we could want, with plenty space for everyone. The children loved the games room in the Church, the two sitting rooms made it easy for a quiet space for some, The kitchen was was well stocked and dining table and room was a wonderful place for us all to sit together. Fantastic views and walks . Garden amazing too . Bedrooms were all wonderful, clean and comfy with plenty of bathrooms. Thanks to the host for sorting a small issue that we had in a very efficient manner. This is our second booking at Bolstone Court and would book again . It is very rural and a drive to anywhere.top tip , it would be a great idea to take all you need with you , especially in the winter months , if you do not want to drive the lanes in the dark winter nights . Tesco delivery worked really well with our large party too . Used washer and dryer too when there, as tea towels were well utilised. Also loved the open fires. Thanks very much to the hosts !!

    Reviewed by KerryOct 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday home for a large group, the games room in the church was amazing!"

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "This is the best so far we have been to,"

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Fantastic property, very well equipped in beautiful surroundings."

    The games room in the church was also great.

    Reviewed by LiamJun 2021

  • "The house is perfect for a family or friends holiday very spacious and welcoming."

    Lovely position and good facilities. We loved the games room and our granddaughter loved the house playing hide and seek on a daily basis. Very hard to find her. The children didn’t want to leave. My biggest problem was remembering which stairs and direction my bedroom was. We had a lovely stay and hope to come again.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "It was a great week spent with my family."

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "Check in/check out times unchanged even with extra Covid deep cleaning."

    Good.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "The layout of the house was perfect and two of the bedrooms could be interconnected for a larger family group."

    It was great for the age group of our party as there was a bedroom on the ground floor which was away from the other bedrooms, perfect for my Sister & Brother in law. All rooms were spacious and with stunning panoramic views. If the weather had been hot and dry we would have enjoyed the garden more, which was very private, apart from the sheep! The grandchildren loved seeing the sheep and cattle and all safely enclosed. We were all very sad the day we left.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2020

  • "Really lovely house."

    Beautifully equipped and very clean. Ideal for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2020

  • "A great property for a big family get together, the separate games room was a godsend for the grandsons; Bolstone Court was ideal for us."

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2019

  • "Great place!"

    Reviews true to form! Easy to organise!

    Reviewed by LornaNov 2019

  • "Lovely house with very good facilities for a large group of people."

    It catered for all ages

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2019

  • "A return visit to this property."

    This has got to be the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, taking into account facilities, location and cost. The countryside around the cottage is stunning and so peaceful. The cottage itself is spacious with a large kitchen and separate dining area plus two living rooms. I haven’t been to a cottage that is so well equipped with crockery etc. Everyone said the beds were really comfy. All in all a great stay.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "The property was beautiful."

    Extremely peaceful but plenty to do in the surrounding area

    Reviewed by PennyJun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful few days, the property was the best we've ever stayed in."

    There was everything needed, it's a beautiful peaceful setting and a really lovely house. The chapel is a place of peacefulness and besuty.

    Reviewed by MaggieMay 2019

  • "Extremely comfortable with lots of space for a large group."

    The kitchen facilities were excellent and provided the ladies of our group of 9 everything they required to cook our evening meals. The farm house is situated within a group of partially converted barns surrounded by well fenced fields with sheep and cows and beautifully cared for lawns. There are lots of public footpaths close by into Upper & Lower Bolstone Woods which were full of spring flowers and orchids and a walk on public footpaths through Kilgore Chicken farm to see the very friendly and contented free range chickens should not be missed. An excellent house and holiday with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "The only criticism we had was the broadband reception was very poor which was important to my son-in-law who had to work one day."

    Otherwise a lovely clean cottage which was very well equipped. We would have no hesitation booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2019

  • "Lovely house, really clean and everything we needed for 8 children and 6 adults."

    Kitchen well equipped, nice showers, never ran out of hot water and comfortable beds. We walked to The Cottage Of Content pub for a lovely lunch, took bikes to FOD, visited Hereford, played golf and some running as well as table tennis and darts in the games room. Would definitely recommend Bolstone Court.

    Reviewed by DebFeb 2019

  • "Wow what can we say, all 14 (and two extra visiting lunch guests) commented on how beautiful this cottage is!"

    It was clean, tidy and beautifully decorated. There is everything you could possibly need in that kitchen and you could comfortably cook in there whatever you wanted. It is in a very remote area with beautiful countryside, we didn’t fancy venturing out as it is a very country lane but we didn’t need to, and if you wanted to you could walk in the beautiful countryside and Hereford was only about 25 mins away. My only point would be a request for some lights at the bottom of the drive, some of our party arrived in the dark and missed the turning and thought they were lost. We would come here again we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and in the summer this place would be even more beautiful and you could bbq etc and walk further with the children. It is a shame dogs aren’t allowed although I understand why not as the cottage is so beautiful but with the surrounding countryside our well behaved lab would have loved it. We did get a visit from the resident farmer dog who seemed to know the place and visited the gardens of the property! The WiFi was surprisingly good as we had heard it wasn’t and we all had phone signal. But if not there was a phone you could use and an honesty box to pay for calls. Thank you so much for such a lovely weekend. And for our lovely welcoming box of biscuits. You have a beautiful place!

    Reviewed by JamieJan 2019

  • "Sykes were top of the tree when it came to this holiday."

    The service was brilliant. The ease with which Sykes can be contacted and the friendliness of the staff can't be beat. What a fantastic start before the holiday even began. The property was an oasis in an oasis. Hereford and the Wye valley is a great location the house made it. Easily and comfortably accommodated all the needs of thirteen children from 5 to 50 with games room, two luxury living rooms, master chef kitchen and spacious dining table. Slept like a log after great days out in the total comfort of ensuite accommodation.

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2018

  • "One of those rare properties that is even better than the pictures on the website."

    We had a fantastic stay here, there was plenty of room for everybody and the house was equipped with everything one could need. Beautiful location, and the perfect walking distance from the local pub.

    Reviewed by LukeNov 2018

  • "The place was great just what we needed for a big family party"

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2018

  • "Bolstone Court is in a lovely part of Herefordshire."

    Beautifully restored, with a well appointed kitchen, it offers very comfortable accommodation for a large group. Wood stoves ensure a warm welcome the living area and there is a well stocked games room to mop up those competitive moments! There is plenty of hot water to clean up after hearty Country walks, and a modern laundry area to wash and dry any muddy clothes. Book it now!

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2018

  • "Lovely house with enough space for us all, including downstairs bedroom, brilliant outdoor space for BBQ's and ball games and quite countryside location set in a wonderful area to explore."

    What more could you ask for.

    Reviewed by JeanetteJul 2018

  • "House was exactly as described, very clean and well maintained in a lovely location with plenty of space and all the facilities we required."

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2018

  • "We are a walking group of retired people who holiday together each year."

    Bolstone Court is one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we have been going away together for 18 years It met all our needs and the games room was a bonus Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Apr 2018

  • "Bolstone Court is a wonderful holiday house."

    It is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. It suited our needs perfectly. We took our 98 year old mother there and the ground floor bedroom and en suite were excellent for her needs. She was able to move around the ground floor with ease. The children (twins of 3 and granddaughter 7) loved the games provided in the redundant church. Herefordshire is a beautiful county with many interesting castles and other places of interest to visit. It was a wonderful holiday and we would certainly like to return.

    Reviewed by JaninaApr 2018

  • "The setting was wonderful and peaceful."

    The facilities were excellent. We were very interested to read about the history of the place and see the photos of former residents on the wall in the house and their graves in the church grounds. The WiFi connection was ,however unreliable and one of our daughters was unable to do her college work and had to go home by train. I think that Sykes Cottages should make it absolutely clear how good /strong the WiFi connection is when advertising their accommodation . A sign stating that there is WiFi is misleading when it does not work properly or state how strong the connection is. Please can something be done about this in the future? If Sykes Cottages could contact me about this I would very much appreciate it. Mandy Oakes

    Reviewed by RobMar 2018

  • "Bolstone Court is a fabulous house in a very quiet, scenic rural setting."

    Two really great pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2018

  • "The house was perfect for 15 of us- including 6 children aged 12 to 2- the 2nd sitting room isn’t shown in photos, it’s more attractive than the one shown!"

    ! The four poster room is big enough for an extra single bed if an unnecessary big table in the alcove was removed. I think that would improve the versatility of the rooms for various family sizes!! But not increase total occupancy as 15 is maximum dining room can take. The dining table is magnificent for 15 with its ‘extension’ table. Everything very nice- nicer than photos and description suggest. Very generous quantities of crockery too, can fill dishwasher and still have enough in cupboards to use!!

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2018

  • "The house was great - the rooms were all really nice with an ensuite bathroom in all but one room and the big kitchen and dining room were perfect for bifg family meals."

    The surrounding area was great with lots to do for all the family. A lovely property that I would recommend to anyone looking for a space for lots of people.

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2017

  • "Very pleased with the accommodation and the welcome treats provided which was thoughtful of the owner."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2017

  • "The house was fantastic."

    Loads of space. Tea and biscuits waiting for us on arrival. The kitchen utensils etc were great, we found everything that we needed was easily found. The house was very clean.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2017

  • "Noisy house due to limited carpeting but well equipped and well presented."

    The directions need to be clearer and include the approach from the M50.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2017

  • "A stunning and unique property renovated to a high standard."

    The location was idyllic and full of fascinating history.

    Reviewed by MaxineJan 2017

  • "An amazing well equipped, spotlessly clean cottage."

    As a party of 14 Bolstone was an ideal venue for our annual get together, plenty of space and facilities. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by TracyNov 2016

  • "This place managed to impress a bunch of middle aged cynics - well done to Sykes and the owners!"

    Our chef could have done with a sieve....but he's never happy

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2016

  • "This historic property was beautifully renovated, very spacious, and with all mod cons."

    Hard and soft furnishings were all excellent, and there was plenty of cooking and eating equipment. The little church had also been renovated and equipped as a games room, to the delight of children and adults alike. The surroundings were beautiful and peaceful. There were welcome cakes, milk in the fridge, and a chance meeting with the friendly owner was a bonus.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2016

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size four poster double with dressing room and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with pull-out bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with en-suite roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 14) with woodburning stove
  • Two sitting rooms with woodburning stoves (both seat 10)
  • External games room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVDs, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent, additional fuel available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two cots and two highchairs
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front and rear lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: There are headstones outside the property, which belong to the converted 13th century church containing the games room next door
  • Note: Additional chair in ground floor bedroom to be used to seat 15 in dining room
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar.

The property

This beautiful, renovated farmhouse is surrounded by unspoilt Herefordshire countryside in Bolstone, just a stone’s throw from the meandering River Wye and less than a half an hour drive from Hereford.

Providing comfortable and spacious living accommodation, this fantastic, detached 17th century timbered conversion is ideal for large groups seeking to enjoy a memorable holiday together in a beautiful location.

Bolstone Court retains many of its original features, including wall and ceiling beams, a stone floor, inglenook fireplaces and even a now unused, feature bread oven.

There is a large, well-equipped kitchen, a separate dining room with a woodburning stove, plus two wonderful sittings rooms with stoves of their own.

The six bedrooms are furnished to offer versatile accommodation, including a double on the ground floor with a small en-suite and a master bedroom with a stunning, king-size four poster bed and its own dressing room.

There are also a further three bedrooms with en-suite facilities, one of which enjoys a luxurious, freestanding roll-top bath.

Outside, the front and rear gardens offer plenty of space for outdoor games, alfresco dining, or relaxing with a refreshing drink on summer evenings, while next door, a charming 13th century church has been converted into a unique indoor games room with table tennis, table football and darts.

As well as wonderful walks leading from the doorstep into unspoilt countryside, there are an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy close by.

Enjoy a meal at the nearby Cottage of Content, a charming, country cottage pub and restaurant, or relax and unwind with a massage at Holme Lacy House Hotel and Spa.

Alternatively, you can spend lazy afternoons exploring the many charming towns and villages in the surrounding area.

With so much to see and do in Herefordshire, this stunning holiday home is perfect for family and friends to enjoy a beautiful part of the country, all year round.

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About the location

BOLSTONE

Hereford 7 miles; Ross-on-Wye 7.5 miles; Monmouth 16 miles.

Bolstone is a small parish quietly tucked away in the Wye Valley in Herefordshire, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Settled between the towns of Hereford and Ross-on-Wye, with pubs and facilities little more than a mile away, the village is a wonderful base for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside. Whether it be on foot, on a bike ride, or even in the car, the area is full of opportunities for brilliant days out! Visit the city of Hereford, home of the Mappa Mundi, the largest and most elaborate pre-15th century map in existence, which resides in the cathedral alongside the famous Chained Library, which houses a collection of over 1500 rare books from as early as the 8th century. A few miles south you can visit The Forest of Dean, or venture East to the Malvern Hills, another Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are so many wonderful things to do in the surrounding area that it definitely makes a wonderful base for a holiday!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter