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The Loft

(Ref. 985930)

Cross Keys near Hereford, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (7)
  • welcome (6)
  • owners (6)
  • clean (6)
  • location (5)
  • friendly (4)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean, well laid out, friendly owners, good location to hereford, & surrounding areas, would go there again"

    Thanks for your feedback Paul, hope to see you again soon. Jarrod & Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Dec 2023

  • "We stayed here for 3 nights And although the area and building was very lovely and Jarrod was very friendly and polite."

    The bed was not comfortable and even after bringing this to your attention it was disregarded. We went out and purchased an airbed. We also mentioned the property was very warm possibly due to the driers downstairs running into the night, so we also purchased a fan. We were told very sarcastically by the sykes rep to open a window, which we had already opened all of the windows. We were looking to use sykes again to book a holiday to the lakedistrict this year but are now reconsidering due to the way our concerns were dealt with. Overall our stay was OK. But we will look for other options before using sykes again

    We are sorry to hear that you didn’t find the bed comfortable. We work hard to try and meet the needs of all of our guests and the kingside bed in the Loft has memory foam that provides additional comfort, we do however understand that we all have different preferences for mattress type and that we cannot meet them all. There is only one drier in the laundry room below the loft which we use during the day and evening on the day of changeovers which is usually once or twice a week. The room is closed up in the evening when we stop working which will mean any cycle Of drying only lasts an hour afterwards so the heat would not have been from the drier. Jarrod and I both recall the day you referred to was a very warm day and we too found it warm in the evening when trying to sleep. We wish you well and hope that you enjoy future holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jodi3.4Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the The Loft, Jarrod and Steph are wonderful hosts, are around if needed but not intrusive."

    The Loft was spacious, clean and modern internally. We would definitely make a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in The Loft."

    On arrival we found the property to be spacious and very clean. The welcome goodies were very much appreciated. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Spotless and modern accommodation, great location, easy to find and access."

    Fantastic place for a romantic getaway!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic surroundings, incredibly helpful staff and owners."

    Lots to do and see. A must is the Gin distillery

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation with a lovely unexpected welcome pack."

    The surrounding area is very picturesque and a perfect get away from it all location.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2021

  • "The host was amazing."

    I was only surprised there was no microwave and no freezer, other than that very brand new in appearance and very tastefully decorated. 10/10 with a microwave.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Dec 2020

  • "What a lovely place we got everything we asked for and more, the owners were so helpful with suggestions for day trips and where to eat locally, there was wine, bread and other things upon arrival which we did not expect, the decor was almost new and spotlessly clean, also very quiet there is some building work close by but this did not affect us at all and it won't be there forever, We would recommend this place for a quiet relaxing break, we will be back."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2020

  • "I enjoyed the peace and quite and the friendliness and kindness of the owners."

    Everything you could wish for when you are chilling out and places to visit were. Only 20mins away.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2020

  • "Clean, cozy and comfy accommodation with little welcome touches."

    Have already recommended the cottage to friends. It is perfect and well placed for touring the countryside. Thank you x it was amazing,

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was really beautiful and everything was practically brand new."

    It is in a good location for Hereford and Ludlow and the road is not at all noisy. The owner is friendly and gave some lovely “welcome” gifts of cakes, beer, wine and provisions in the fridge. The building work on the site was no inconvenience in any way. The property would benefit from a microwave but everything else had been well thought out and was to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by Joy4.1Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location, lovely quiet perfect for a relaxing break."

    Great pub across the road locals made us very welcome and they complied to government regulations for Covid. Would definitely book again and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely 2 night stay at this property."

    Owners made us very welcome with a welcome grocery pack. Very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. So quiet yet not far from Hereford where we enjoyed visiting. Local pub was shut but we did some detective work and a pleasant country walk to a local village where we enjoyed fish and chips in the beer garden. Will definitely use again

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-first-floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with TV
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living/kitchen/dining room
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge, microwave, wine rack and storage, 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Gravelled front garden with furniture
  • Shared landscaped garden with lawn, seating area, bike storage and dog washing facilities
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub within 0.1 miles, river 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a laundry room downstairs with a washing machine and tumble dryer that guests are welcome to use
  • The check in time is 15:30 and the check out time is 09:30
  • Note: Communal BBQ area- There is a communal BBQ area in the shared green space with seating
  • There are BBQ utensils that are kept within the Bike storage area
  • Please provide your own 'self lighting' coal. We ask that the BBQ is cleaned after use ready for the next visitor, and that old coals are disposed of in the Coal bucket located underneath the BBQ.

The property

Accessed via electric gates and down a long gravel driveway, is The Loft, a cosy and contemporary first-floor property, surrounded by countryside, in the village of Cross Keys near Hereford.

The Loft comfortably sleeps two and is ideal for a couple wanting to enjoy a relaxing countryside retreat, close to the city of Hereford and the stunning Wye Valley.

Enter the property on the ground floor, where you'll find the owner's laundry room, complete with a washing machine and tumble dryer, which guests of The Loft are welcome to use, and head up the carpeted staircase to your accommodation.

There is an open-plan living area, with a bright and area feel thanks to two large skylights, offering views across the countryside which surrounds you.

The compact but well-equipped kitchen has integrated appliances behind painted white cupboard doors and allows you to prepare meals that can be enjoyed at the raised dining room table with bar stool seating, placed perfectly beside the skylight window, to allow you to enjoy dinner with a view.

The cosy sitting room has a larger L-shaped corner sofa, where you can relax at the end of a busy day and enjoy watching the smart TV or make plans for the following day of your holiday.

Retreat to the crisp, white, king-size double bedroom, with a lovely dressing table, bedside tables and built-in storage, as well as a second Smart TV for your entertainment.

The spacious hallway has a built-in cupboard, where you can store luggage, while the contemporary shower room has a walk-in shower, offering the perfect way to start each day with a refreshing rinse.

Outside there is a designated off-road parking space, as well as furniture at the front of the property, where you can enjoy a glass of wine or an alfresco meal, plus a storage area for bikes.

This property can be booked with 985932, 976974, 1066966, 1102435 together sleeping up to 14 guests.

Beechcroft Barns

Resting on the owner’s estate lies Beechcroft Barns, spectacular Victorian barns dating back to the 1860s. These amazing barns have been transformed into contemporary accommodation perfect for a family getaway or a romantic retreat to Herefordshire. Boasting magnificent timber beams and spacious outdoor areas, the barns offer a real home-away-from-home to make your base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Close to Little Lugg and the River Wye, plenty of riverside strolls can be enjoyed from the properties, while the village of Cross Keys offers a pub just a short walk away. The city of Hereford lies on the River Wye and is just a few miles away, with a wide selection of bars, pubs, cafés, shops and restaurants, as well as an eclectic mix of architecture from almost every British era and its own cathedral, a Grade I listed building which contains Mappa Mundi, a medieval map of the world created around 1300 by Richard of Holdingham and listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Hereford is well-known for being a cider producer, and you can visit its cider museum and learn about the history of cider in the area, including Bulmers, which was created in Hereford. The half-timbered town of Leominster is a short distance away, filled with medieval buildings and home to the National Trust's Berrington Hall, an 18th century country house and gardens that was once the seat of the Cawley family. Explore the Wye Valley AONB and enjoy picturesque walks through nature; Symonds Yat Rock, an ancient hill fort offering incredible views of the River Wye with miles of walking trails, a cycle track and picnic area is a must-see, you may even spot protected Peregrine falcons flying from their nests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas