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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "The maintenance of this property is a disgrace."

    We did not complain to the owners because of the sheer number of issues we had. Where to start: mold is present on all the walls. Kitchen: dirty uncleaned oven,cutlery old and damaged, drawers with crumbs in and dirty drawer tops, microwave rusty and damaged, fridge door needs forcing to close. Waste bin in cupboard with pans, frying pan with grease in it,no storage for food items. Bathroom only accessible by stooping. Bathroom shower cubicle dirty and moldy. Place mats on table dirty and moldy. Window frames extremely dirty with cracked glass in some and not been cleaned for some time. A kind of home made secondary glazing that does not permit opening. Cobwebs everywhere. No washing machine, no hoover, the long brush provided was full of debris and cobwebs, no mop or bucket. Basically it is a one room property with a minstrel gallery with a kitchen and bathroom tagged on the rear wall. In fairness the property has an excellent wood burner with a plentiful supply of wood and a comfortable bed, the only seating apart from dining chairs is a very tired sofa.

    Reviewed by David1.6Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, didn't see the owners the whole time we were there, which means that there were no problems."

    Nice walk to the pub. Need to be fit for the spiral stairs and short to use the bathroom ! Would recommend this place to stay. From Marcy.

    Reviewed by Marcia4.1Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    Very clean and well equipped. The garden area is nice and the bed very comfortable. However, this cottage is not built for a comfortable stay. The spiral staircase is very small and especially difficult if carrying something (loose rails suggest others have found it a tight squeeze too), the sofa is very uncomfortable and one has to stoop significantly through to the bathroom. I understand it is 17th century, I live in a 17th century property myself, but the listing is not clear about these things.

    Reviewed by Richard3.1Aug 2023

  • "A pretty little cottage ideally located for exploring the area but with a few issues."

    1.Broken arm chair. 2. The sofa is past its sell by date, uncomfortable and needs replacing. 3.Stair access to bedroom is awkward and too narrow.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Jun 2023

  • "Well what can I say…."

    .Eightlands Cottage is absolutely beautiful. Fiona greeted us on arrival, she was lovely and so welcoming. The cottage is charming, everything you need for a romantic break for two people. The weather was fantastic while we were there so we made use of the cottages lovely garden. If you wanted to use the wood burning stove (which we did some evenings) Fiona informed us that there was a wood shed in the garden and we could just help ourselves to logs. We thought this was so generous and we have never had this in any cottage we have rented before. It’s a very short walk along a path to the local pub ‘The bunch of Carrots which is really lovely, It has a beautiful beer garden and does a great carvery every day. Hereford is a few miles walk away and we had some great days out in Ledbury, Ludlow & Leominster which are all a short drive away. I cannot rate this cottage highly enough. I would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you Fiona & Mark

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Eighlands."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean,well equipped and in a nice little village with an excellent pub nearby but still only two miles outside Hereford.It was good that the owners,who were very nice people,lived nearby in case we needed assistance.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2023

  • "An absolutely beautiful little retreat, really homely and very snug with the real fire."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming, and lots of little thoughtful touches to make my arrival even easier. A fantastic little hidden gem of a cottage, with plenty to do on the doorstep. Thank you both for a very relaxing and stress free stay.

    Reviewed by Daren5.0Mar 2023

  • "Utterly charming, delightfully unique, well situated and friendly service."

    The cottage has character, and it's amenities were well stocked. Everything we could need for a weekend get away. Have already recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Feb 2023

  • "WE had a lovely time at Eightlands."

    The cottage was very well equipped, with the fire lit at night it was very cosy. Our only complaint ( and its not realy a complaint) is that the details say that the bed was kingsize, but it is actually only a double... but it was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Ideal Christmas feel greeted us with beautiful Christmas tree & decorations,complimentary wine & chocolates,cosy nights with wood burner and plenty of free wood to keep us toastie."

    The owners Fiona & Mark & family were very welcoming but left you to enjoy your holiday,but felt if any problems could ask.Enjoyed our week of bliss and would recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Eunice4.7Dec 2022

  • "No fault of the owners ."

    .it was exceptionally cold and the central heating struggled even with the welcome woodburner. Lovely touch with a Christmas tree and decorations. Some problems with the electronic key safe.

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Dec 2022

  • "A lovely quaint cottage, spotlessly clean and welcoming."

    Well designed to make the most of limited space. Well furnished with a comfy bed, nice shower and attractive log burner. Owners are very friendly but discreet. The private cottage garden is a real bonus in such a quiet setting and convenient parking space. The cottage is ideally situated to explore the gorgeous surrounding countryside. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Jul 2022

  • "If heaven is like this - sign me up - even the Angel Host and Hostess were right up there - Thanks so much - I will be back and back and back again!"


    Aww thanks Paddy, your the best!! We look forward to seeing you again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location near to Hereford and Ross on Wye."

    I also recommend the local pub called the Bunch of Carrots with good service and great food! There is also a lovely walk opposite the cottage along the river which takes you to the pub as well. Overall a lovely holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and learnt how to manage the wood burner."

    Thanks to owners for plenty of free fuel supply and having the property near to a super pub.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "Just a gorgeous property."

    Loved the wood burning stove and thanks for being so generous with the wood. Very comfy with all our needs catered for. Walking distance from a lovely pub and only a short drive from Hereford. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful place, warm and comfortable."

    Fabulous pub a short walk away, can't find any faults. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay and its location."

    The poperty is quirky and has character. The owners were helpful when we needed an extra fire and the cottage was spotlessly clean. An ideal place for a break. We loved making the log fire and the kitchen had all that we needed. PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH THE BELOW The low ceiling to the bathrrom area is very low I am 5'8 and have a sore head! Some commercial sponge protection could solve this for low cost,

    Reviewed by Marjorie4.1Jan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, really enjoyed the holiday."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable break at Eightlands which is a quaint but lovely cottage."

    The owners live next door and were very friendly and couldn’t be more helpful.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and positioned perfectly for a stroll to the local pub (Bunch of Carrots) and to visit Hereford and Ross on Wye."

    Our hosts were excellent and nothing was to much trouble to make our stay a memorable one. The log fire made the cottage very cosy during the evenings and we would highly recommend the cottage for a perfect break.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Oct 2021

  • "Eightlands is a very cosy cottage."

    It was clean, tidy and catered for all our needs. So much to do nearby, lots of lovely walks along the river Wye and only 3 miles from the city of Hereford.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage, well presented and spotlessly clean, the owners are fabulous hosts, very friendly and couldn't be more accommodating."

    I will look to be returning next year.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and set in a great location, it’s in a good area for exploring."

    The cottage has everything you need the log burner was nice to cosy up. We will definitely be going back there to stay highly recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "Some may find the spiral staircase and low access doors to toilet and shower a bit of a challenge but otherwise very happy and have no complaints."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage for two, excellent wood burning stove with as much wood as needed."

    (May was very cool). Kitchen very compact but adequate (instructions for oven are provided). Pub a short walk away, centrally located for exploring Herefordshire.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7May 2021

  • "This chocolate box Cottage is accurately described being compact, well-equipped and very comfortable in beautiful peaceful surroundings."

    The pub across the road serves good meals and with lovely river walks this little gem is just perfect for couples. . .

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage itself is beautiful and the perfect little escape from the daily grind."

    So quaint and charming, it is ideal for a couple to stay in for a couple of days or longer. The owners live just next door but you wouldn't really know as they kept themselves very much to themselves. Parking right next to the property is perfect and the bed was so comfortable. We loved having the fireplace and now this is something we would always look for in a stay away property. There was however a few little points that we noticed... 1. there was a couple of cracked windows that let water in when i rained (which it did a lot) as it did by the fireplace - not a problem just to be aware of 2. some of the unit doors and fridge in the kitchen caught on the adjoining cupboard so didn't close properly 3. the shower is very tight for space which is understandable in a small property but just a point to note again 4. we struggled with the oven in the kitchen and eventually managed to work it out - a manual or a brief starter guide to the oven would be helpful Please do not think these bit detracted from our stay... we loved it and certainly would return to this delightful little property.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Oct 2020

  • "Wow! A warm welcome in a wonderful cottage."

    Spotlessly clean, very comfortable bed and the best log-burner to date. Will certainly be booking again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent hosts."

    Lots of little extras included (washing up liquid, spare toilet rolls etc,).

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely location & picturesque."

    Very helpful & friendly owner made us feel welcome. Immaculately clean & well appointed cottage, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely great cottage, with everything you could ask for."

    Very clean, very comfortable bed, lovely outside garden area. Well located for exploring local sights.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is private yet close enough to Hampton Bishop to not be isolating."

    The owners are friendly and lit the best fire for me on the evening of arrival. There are some great walks without having to get into the car. Hereford, Ross on Wye and Ledbury are easy to access. Lovely, cosy cottage in an idyllic setting.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2020

  • "A perfect Christmas experience."

    Eightlands is a delightful little cottage, so cosy, tastefully renovated and furnished, and well equipped. Xmas tree and decorations superb. Welcome little touches on arrival included a bowl of chocs, milk in fridge, biscuits, tea, coffee and toiletries. Woodburner roaring away. The hosts, Fiona and Mark, who live next door are very kind and helpful yet discrete and the best we have experienced. The bed is the most comfortable we have ever slept in away from home. There is a plug-in nightlight to help guide you down the spiral staircase at night if you need to use the facilities. We took a torch just in case, but didn't need it. Some tips which readers might find helpful: 1. The main source of heat is the woodburner. All the wood you could possibly need is provided in a dedicated shed in the private garden. Correctly controlled, the woodburner can remain ticking over for long periods eg, overnight, ready for you to bring it back to life in the morning. We only needed to re-light it once during our whole 7 night break. Full instructions are provided in the woodburner manual. Best overnight setting we found was to open the lower slide vent to approx 1 cm. 2. If taking your break during wet weather and you want to take a walk along the riverside or footpaths through the fields, wellies are a must. 3. Listing indicates shop within 1 mile. Nearest shop is about 2 miles. 4. The 'Devolo' WiFi is superb and we had no problems with EE network coverage. I think that's it - oh, don't forget to duck when entering the bathroom! Finally, very many thanks to Fiona and Mark for the use of their beautiful little cottage.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Dec 2019

  • "We loved this little cottage."

    It was extremely well furnished and the host was very welcoming. It is super. Owing to the fact we were visiting my sister as my brother-in-law is poorly, we could not keep the fire going as we were out visiting them and it was rather chilly at night during this weekend.

    Reviewed by Gay4.7Nov 2019

  • "Lovely quiet, peaceful spot cottage was sweet and charming with all mod cons."

    The fire was great and warmed the cottage through in no time. Kitchen pretty well equipped. All in all no complaints. Proximity to 'The Carrots' a bonus, bring a torch for night time visits though!

    Reviewed by Cate4.7Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and very well appointed, everything in the kitchen looking as good as new."

    I think the only drawback to be aware of , and we are now 70yrs, is that the spiral staircase is very steep and has to be negotiated in order to reach the bathroom at night. Also the constant stooping to access the bathroom, and we are not tall, can be quite wearing, resulting in bumped heads if you lose concentration. The bed is super comfy though and the silence meant we slept like logs! We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jun 2019

  • "Very quaint well equipped cottage, fire was lit for us on arrival and the cottage contained everything you could need for a comfortable stay."

    the spiral staircase would not suit all but other than that the cottage is very comfortable and homely. Good location for Hereford and all that the county has to offer with the added bonus of a good food pub two minutes walk away. Mrs Williams is very welcoming but not intrusive and has got her hospitality levels just right. Would highly recommend Eightlands for a break for any occassion.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cute cottage, host very friendly, very comfortable stay"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Superb little cottage with delightful decor and really comfy."

    Beautiful log fire was awaiting me on my arrival! Very helpful host.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2019

  • "Wonderful cosy little cottage with some characterful features, a delightful stay."

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Jan 2019

  • "This was a wonderful property and we have already told family and friends what a lovely time we had there."

    The Christmas Decorations were greatly appreciated with a bottle of red wine ( our favourite tipple ) and choc’s! The wood burner was nicely ticking over with a full basket of logs along side making everything welcoming and cozy. Mark tapped on the door to check all was ok and to knock next door if any problems. Everything was perfect and thanks to you all. Wishing you all a Happy New Year, Linda Sketchley

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2018

  • "This was a birthday surprise for my wife, and a lovely one at that !"

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable, the wood burner is great for those cold nights with a amp full supply of wood. Great location for exploring the area.Chase distillery with its vodka & gins tours was enjoyable. A big thank you to Mr.& Mrs. Williams for making our stay so good, and memorable. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Terence4.7Dec 2018

  • "Had a great time at the cottage."

    Everything was as described. It’s such a beautiful place and the owner ( only met Fiona) thought of very little detail. They even left us fresh milk in the fridge, there was plenty of wood and we enjoyed the fire. The pub is very close and there is a path by the river that you can take. They have great food and a very relaxed atmosphere. I would recommend visiting the Monkland cheese makers and shop ( a 30 minutes country side drive) they have great cheese and you can take a tour and learn how the cheese is made.

    Reviewed by Ioana5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent well maintained cottage with all facilities situated in a quiet rural area but with easy access to larger towns and attractions."

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a lovely time in this beautiful cottage."

    The wood burning fire made the place cosy in a week where autumn really took a temperature dive! The proximity to walking tracks including the Wye Valley Path along the riverside was a big plus for us, as was the nearby pub! Walking back home under a blanket of stars along the river was magical. Did bang our heads a bit on the low door to and from the bathroom but oh well...there was a sign warning us after all. The addition of games and books along with firewood was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2018

  • "Access to the shower room and lavatory is restricted by two low doors."

    The spiral staircase to the bed platform is rather narrow. Someone with limited mobility may find access difficult.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Oct 2018

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Eightlands from start to finish."

    We met Fiona as we arrived who was so lovely and friendly, the cottage was as described and so cosy and quaint in person. Tea, coffee and milk were provided which was a nice touch and Fiona even dropped round some extra wood for the fire on our second night. There is a walking trail just opposite the cottage entrance which goes along the Wye which was just beautiful, and we also sampled some food and local ales in the Bunch of Carrots which is wonderfully old and characterful. Would really recommend the cottage and the surrounding area (but watch out for the low ceiling in the bathroom - fine for us as we aren’t the tallest!). We are already planning our next trip!

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Sep 2018

  • "Eightlands is a quaint 17thC cottage which has been refurbished very imaginatively and sympathetically."

    Although only for 2, it was spacious and suited our needs perfectly, being close to the city of Hereford but also easy to access the lovely Herefordshire countryside. Owners are a very friendly family and made us feel very welcome. A holiday to remember.

    Reviewed by B L5.0Jul 2018

  • "Well kept cottage."

    Owner friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2018

  • "We were very lucky to start with, with wall to wall sunshine."

    The cottage is so nice and quirky with every thing you need, also the location is idea just across the road to the river with some nice walks, but only a couple of hundred meters from a great pub which has a great range of good food also a carvery every night, at reasonable prices. With a car you are well situated to visit lots of areas of interest. Hereford is a beautiful county being just on the boarder of Wales.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2018

  • "We spent a relaxing week in this comfortable cottage."

    The owners and their family gave us a warm welcome and were friendly, helpful and obliging. Hampton Bishop is in a good position for beautiful scenery, interesting towns and picturesque villages.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2018

  • "Greeted with worm and friendley welcome."

    Had a wonderfull stay.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Apr 2018

  • "Could not find fault with the cottage, location, or hosts who were extremely helpful."

    I have already been recommending the cottage to family and friends. However, the listing on Sykes website states that The Moody Cow pub is situated in the village, but (although very nice) it is actually a 15 minute drive away. The village local is called The Bunch of Carrots which is a lovely, welcoming pub. This needs to be changed as a matter of urgency.

    Reviewed by Nikki4.4Mar 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage, which was very welcoming, clean and comfortable."

    Despite the cold weather, the cottage remained warm and cosy. We felt very much at home. Fiona and Mark, the owners, went above and beyond to help us out when the heavy snow began - thank you so much to them for their kindness and flexibility. We hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Sharonne5.0Feb 2018

  • "Eightlands has been beautifully and tastefully refurbished last year to be a most comfortable place for a winter 'retreat'."

    The mezzanine bedroom is particularly good. A lot of stooping to get into the bathroom (very low door heights) however, might not be for everyone. Excellent pub just up the road serves very good meals. Owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jan 2018

  • "There was a Christmas tree in the cottage with was a lovely touch and made a home from home."

    The bottle of wine and chocolates were a brill treat. Thank you. Owners lovely and very friendly.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2017

  • "This was an excellent cottage."

    It is cold, it's an old building, but plenty of wood supplied to keep things cosy. It is an unusual property but very well thought out. The bunch of carrots do an excellent carvery. Our only negative was that points of interest were a little further away than we'd have liked, but that was nothing to do with the hosts, just the location.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Nov 2017

  • "Beautifully and thoughtfully presented, lovely welcome from owners who were very helpful yet didn't intrude on our privacy."

    Bed was very comfortable, as were the settee and easy chair.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Aug 2017

  • "We had a very enjoyable time."

    Reviewed by Janet4.6Jul 2017

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  • One mezzanine king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin, shaver/ toothbrush charger and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shaver plug socket in bathroom
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 6 mins walk
  • Please Note: If you have an electric car, you will need to contact the owner before arrival to discuss the price this will be an extra charge directly with the owner

The property

A lovely and refreshing cottage, situated within the village of Hampton Bishop near to the graceful town of Hereford.

Attention to detail and traditional features bring character to this property, and the cosy atmosphere is perfect for couples to relax.

Entering this space, you will be welcomed by an open plan dining and sitting area, accompanied by signature walls and a charming woodburning stove.

Tucked into the corner, you will find a softly furnished kitchen, carrying an almost glistening effect, for a personal touch.

Through a narrow and enchanting doorway, a shower room awaits, with a classical white finish and low ceilings.

Moving up the spiralling staircase, there is a tasteful mezzanine area, showcasing a double bed, neutral colours and oak furniture.

The wooden beams, stone effect and decoration intertwine a country feel to the property for a soothing overtone.

Outside of the cottage, the theme is continued, with a black and white structure that echoes style from the offset.

Wander out into the cosy village of Hampton Bishop, or travel to the town of Hereford which hosts many historic buildings and attractions.

A precious cottage in a warming location.

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About the location


Leominster 14 miles.

The cathedral city of Hereford dates back to Saxon times, and with its medieval bridge over the winding River Wye it is the very image of picturesque England. With a mix of buildings from almost every British era, eclectic Hereford is a popular base for those seeking to explore the locale – being ideally placed for accessing the Black and White villages of the region, not to mention the delights of neighbouring Shropshire, Worcestershire and The Cotswolds. Famous as a cider producing town, Hereford is also the 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 – a collection of over 1500 rare books from as early as the 8th century. Nearby is the half timbered town of Leominster, filled with medieval buildings, often overhanging the street, and also accessible is the natural splendour of Symonds Yat, a rocky outcrop on a 5 mile bend of the River Wye, with spectacular views and the opportunity to spot protected peregrine falcons flying from their nests.

Please Note: If you have an electric car, you will need to contact the owner before arrival to discuss the price this will be an extra charge directly with the owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas