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The Stables

Cross Keys near Hereford, Herefordshire (Ref. 976974)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "This was an extremely well appointed cottage with excellent facilities for dog owners."

    The premises was spotless on our arrival and the cakes, drinks etc were much appreciated as was the private hot tub! The whole development has been completed to a very high standard and the owners who live in site were especially friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this booking to others.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "The property on arrival is quite outstanding and just as described, and the little touches are very welcoming."

    However, my criticism would be the automatic lights in the bathroom and hallway are unnecessary especially if you get up in the night or have your dog with you. Also, other guests have to pass your living area to access their accommodation and will stare in through the very large window so you have to close the curtains which cuts out your main light. Overall a nice place to stay, and very convenient for Hereford.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2022

  • "Equipped to a high standard, everything was there that we needed and very comfortable."

    Lovely home made cakes from Steph waiting for us and a generous welcome pack. The hot tub was a great treat and very well maintained. It was a delightful place for our dogs, who loved the open garden area, but also very useful to have our own private little courtyard. The only small point is that the fridge has no freezer compartment, so ice blocks for cool bags couldn’t be frozen even. I’m sure Steph and Jarold would have helped if we were desperate. Would happily stay again.

    Hi Mary, Thank you so much for your kind comments, it was a pleasure to welcome you here at Beechcroft. Thanks for the feedback about the freezer, we have today ordered a table top one for the stables and the piggery Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2022

  • "The Stables met every expectation that we had."

    It was absolutely immaculate, homely and just perfect for a little getaway. The outdoor space is amazing and has been finished to a very high standard. We loved the hot tub and the wood burner. The personal touches of drinks, delicious cakes and treats for bear, were a lovely gesture. The Stables is in the perfect location, a short drive into Hereford. Where we shopped, had coffee at the Bookshop and dinner at the Burger Shop ( Both that we would reccomend). The Cross Keys pub across the road, is absolute must to visit, it really is like stepping back in time. With a real old fashioned push button till, cash is the only way to pay. So don't forget your pennies!!!!!! On the door step Aylestone park was ideal for our puppy to run off lead and meet new furry friends. Thank you Jarrod for your suggestions of biking and walking routes. We ventured to the Malvern hills, which was amazing we parked on the Camp carpark and enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the Malvern hills Hotel (dog friendly) before embarking on the hill climbs. We also visited Haugh Woods again only 15 minutes away, as part of the forestry commision it is both pathed and wooded routes. Thank you both Jarrod and Steph for your hospitality, your place is just perfect. I will be highly reccomending to all and will be singing about The Stables to whoever wants to listen.... We WILL be back. Miranda, Steve and Bear

    Hi Miranda, Steve and Bear, Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback, such kind words about Beechcroft and Herefordshire. It was a pleasure to welcome you all. We wish you every happiness for the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by MirandaApr 2022

  • "Great little gate away ."

    Cottage was very clean and modern . Had everything needed for great weekend . We will be back for sure

    Reviewed by MateuszApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and finished to a really high spec."

    Molly (our dog) loved the treat jar - thanks! The smart TV was great - we caught up on lots of our TV shows. We had almost everything we needed. The only thing we missed was having a freezer - even if it was just a small one to put some ice in. Great location, loved the hot tub. Bed was a bit soft for my liking and gave me a bit of backache. Overall a lovely week for my birthday. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnieMar 2022

  • "Sorry for the delay in writing this review!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the stables in February & we will definitely return. It was a great location & everything about the stables was just lovely, welcoming & really well thought out .

    Reviewed by CarlieFeb 2022

  • "Accommodation and hosts were great, they should both be very proud at the very high standard of accommodation that they provide."

    Hi Ian, Thank you so much for your kind words, we really do appreciate your lovely comments Best Wishes Jarrod and Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "Lovely and clean throughout."

    Reviewed by ElliFeb 2022

  • "Really nice stay in the stables, lots of charming character."

    A place I could easily call home if I could. Relaxing nights in front of log burner or chilling in the hot tub. Will definitely be booking again. Only thing I would change would be being able to turn the back light of as a little to sensitive and when in hot tub with its own colourful lights its so much better when main lights go off. Other then that perfect.

    Thank you Alice for your lovely feedback. We agree the lights on the hot tub are amazing on their own especially when it is a clear night. We do have to be cautious about the sensor lights and ensure safety for everyone which makes the timing difficult but we appreciate the feedback and will check them again Property Owner

    Reviewed by AliceFeb 2022

  • "Amazing place, lovely facilities."

    spotless interior. Garden is ideal for doggies. The mattress was a bit soft, but this didn't stop us from having a lovely time.

    Reviewed by MatthewJan 2022

  • "Very high quality conversion."

    Absolutely luxurious bed and bedding .Everthing perfect with. Heating. Plenty of pans utensils etc and lovely settting. A little bit out of the way as ha ving had covid now cant walk even to the pub but thats just my health

    Thank you so much for such kind feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jarrod and Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by RonaldJan 2022

  • "Obsessed. I love this place."

    The dogs loved it too. I will be re booking next year and have shared it with other people who are likely to book. Great location, although you do need to mostly drive to wherever you need to go, which can be a downside but worked great for us as we have dogs. Communical space was great for the dogs to have a little run before bed (it isn't enclosed but our dogs don't look for spaces to escape). The dog station there was perfect also as we have dogs that love to mess around in muck. Overall I am so impressed and Jarrod was extremely helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Thanks Lily-Celina, amazing feedback, thank you so much. We hope to see you again soon. Jarrod & Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lily-celynDec 2021

  • "Lovely private space with high standards and attention to detail."

    Absolutely loved it, the dog settled in easily with the enclosed space to run around a big help. Excellent location for Hereford and exploring surrounding areas. Will definitely recommend and would stay again!

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2021

  • "Great property, really enjoyed our stay, did miss a dishwasher however!"

    Reviewed by EllisNov 2021

  • "A perfect break before Christmas was definitely needed, would 100% return"

    Reviewed by JuliaNov 2021

  • "WOW what a fantastic place to stay every comfort was catered for and more."

    Total relaxation in a lovely setting nice and quiet great for dogs as well

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2021

  • "The Stables was very clean and we absolutely loved the feel of the property."

    The cakes, milk & bread etc left for us was a lovely touch! The facilities were fantastic, especially the hot tub! We would definitely recommend it here to all our friends and family. Thank you so much for a well needed relaxing break away ☺️

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2021

  • "We would highly recommend The Stables at Beechcroft Hereford lovely place to unwind and relax with high end facilities."

    Hosts were welcoming with nice gifts on arrival will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage with everything you would need in a home from home for a week."

    The private courtyard is great with a very big hot, not overlooked at all. There is a nice outdoor space shared between the cottages which is really well maintained

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2021

  • "The stables was absolutely perfect."

    It was lovely luxurious accommodation and the hosts couldn't do enough for us. The whole surrounding area is also beautiful and perfect for dogs.

    Reviewed by EllieSep 2021

  • "Lots to like."

    .comfortable bed, sofa, excellent shower and hot tub and thoughtful extras left such as quality soap, milk and starter packs of butters and jams. We agreed with previous comment that the TV was too high when sitting on the sofa. Other suggestions which would have made this a perfect stay for us.. Description should say c.30 yards from a busy road, we often had fumes coming in from the only opening window in the bedroom so also better ventilation would help. Duvet at 10.5togs was too hot for summer so a top sheet would help as an alternative. Curtain by door needed for privacy. Surprised at 5star rating when there was no dishwasher and washing up area was cramped. Mirrors needed in shower room and hallway and sensor lights turned off when in the shower! Wind triggered the sensored outside lights. Dustpan and brush or vacuum cleaner needs to be available to help keep the floor clear and in case of breakages.

    Reviewed by JoSep 2021

  • "Stunning accommodation excellent owners and welcome will definitely return ."

    The best sleep 2 we have stayed in

    Reviewed by GarySep 2021

  • "The Stables is a lovely place to stay."

    We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and we had everything we needed at the stables. Little extra touches of homemade cakes, juice, milk, wine were waiting for us. The hot tub was awesome and regularly checked and The Stables was extremely clean. This is on a main road so is useful when travelling to different places for ease of access but we felt completely secure with electronic gates. There was also a lovely garden and bbq to use. Home from home. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2021

  • "The only downside to this property was that there isn’t a freezer part in the fridge everything else is Brilliant"

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2021

  • "We have had a wonderful week here at The Stables."

    The welcome cakes, wine etc were all very much appreciated on our arrival. Thank-you. The accommodation was superb and of a very high standard with lots of attention to detail. Steph & Jarrod were great hosts and answered any questions and offered advice of places to go. Lots to see and do In the area which kept us entertained. Some great restaurants in the area which also do deliveries. The hot tub was lovely to relax in after a busy day. We would totally recommend The Stables to anyone wishing to visit Hereford and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "Low marks are for following reasons; Loved the hot tub!"

    No freezer shelf in the fridge, had to throw away food we’d brought with us. A couple of Pyrex cooking bowls would be useful. TV in lounge is set too high for the settee, a slider would improve this & reduce neck ache! A washing up bowl would help the hosts to save water.

    Reviewed by KrystynaAug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at The Stables!"

    The cottage was lovely, especially the hot tub and communal garden out the back. The place was well equipped with lots of lovely little touches, like the fresh milk, bread and cakes on arrival. The local pub is also worth a trip if you stay here - just make sure you take cash. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by SuzannahJul 2021

  • "Such a beautiful place, thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    We were welcomed with cupcakes and some Prosecco which was a lovely gesture and made us feel so welcome! We will be definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by MorganMay 2021

  • "Hosts went out their way to make the holiday perfect."

    It was a much needed break and we really enjoyed our stay. We will recommend to friends and family. Great facilities, the hot tub was amazing. Pretty communal garden areas as well as private courtyard. So much to do in the area too.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "Would love to return!"

    Great hosts and stunning set up!

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Everything was done to a really high standard. Would definitely rebook

    Reviewed by ElliDec 2020

  • "Lovely place with lots of nice walks nearby."

    Pub just around the corner. Hosts were lovely and friendly.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2020

  • "We have just got back from a 4 night stay at The Stables."

    It was perfect. Arrival and key collection was an extremely easy process. There is sufficient parking and on immediately entering the grounds you sense the high quality the owners are clearly working hard to achieve. The Stables itself was immaculate. Everything we required was there along with surprising extras which were not expected. Our dog loved his dog treats and immediately felt at home. Thank you! The hot tub was very private and the large garden area was an added bonus. The bed was extremely comfortable and the log burner (logs provided) was an added bonus! The worst part was leaving! We definitely will be returning!

    Reviewed by RosieOct 2020

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at The Stables, had the most relaxing and chilled time."

    The house is stunning, the bed is super comfy and I loved the sofa. The hot tub was amazing. Spent 5 nights here, got home today and miss it alresdy. Will definitely book again. The owners are lovely and so helpful, my car battery went flat one of the days and they helped getting my car back and running. Lovely polite and welcoming people. I feel so refreshed and recharged now☺️

    Reviewed by SulaykhaOct 2020

  • "Really lovely place will 100% be back"

    Reviewed by NatalieSep 2020

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay."

    .. very clean and had everything needed to enjoy our week.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2020

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous stay!"

    The Stables is very well presented. Such attention to detail from the hosts, evident also from the immaculate grounds. Definitely will be returning in the future :)

    Reviewed by NekishaSep 2020

  • "Everything was fab and the owners were pleasant."

    Only thing I would suggest is that the sofa is quite uncomfortable and small. However we will 100% return and everything else was amazing. Lastly, the welcome gift was a lovely touch. Thanks !

    Reviewed by JessicaAug 2020

  • "Stunning place, everything done to a very high standard."

    Immaculate. We really enjoyed our stay, hot tub was the highlight! Welcome pack a lovely touch, we enjoyed the delicious cupcakes. Fantastic hosts we are looking forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Amazing place, they’ve put effort into every last detail!"

    Only minus would be that the hot tub had a very strong bleach smell that was hurting our eyes but will definitely be visiting again!

    Reviewed by SamantaAug 2020

  • "Fantastic hosts, a really lovely welcome pack which was unexpected and much appreciated."

    Incredibly high standard accommodation that was absolutely immaculate. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2020

  • "Lovely welcome pack with some essentials on arrival, even for our dog."

    Extremely comfortable accommodation containing everything you need for a short break. Good recommendations for nearby places to eat. Nice grass area to take our small dog. Accommodation close to a road without pavements so did not feel comfortable to walk with our small dog, but not a problem as plenty of close by walks in area that you can drive to. Excellent base to visit surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday destination extremely happy with the level of service provided."

    The photos look appealing however when you visit the property it looks even more beautiful and laid out perfectly than expected and well worth your money. The rooms were extremely clean and a few complimentary gifts just made it feel extra special and that added personal touch. Best value for your money and the hot tub is located in a private area and certainly does the trick so you can feel relaxed and enjoy the sunshine. The grounds are well maintained and your car will be safe in a secure car parking area. Thank you so much for making our stay welcome and I would highly recommend this fantastic place to stay.

    Reviewed by MilleJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Smart TV and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Gas heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, table top freezer unit, washing machine
  • 2 x Smart TVs with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Private driveway parking for one car
  • Storage area for bikes
  • Enclosed patio garden with private hot tub, shared use of BBQ
  • Shared landscaped garden with lawn, seating area, bike storage and dog washing facilities
  • Two small or one medium well-behaved pet welcome
  • Please note this property has a pet supplement of £20 for 1 pet per stay or £30 for 2 pets per stay.Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub within 0.1 miles£10, river 0.1 miles
  • Arrival time 3.30pm & Departure time 9.30am
  • Note: Due to neighbouring properties, the hot tub cannot be used past 11pm each evening
  • 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

Hereford 4.4 miles.

Found on a private estate alongside the owner's home, accessed via electronic gates, is this delightful 19th century converted stables.

The Stables dates back to the 1860s and is an all-ground-floor property offering spacious and high-quality accommodation for a couple wanting to explore the city of Hereford and the stunning countryside of the Wye Valley.

Entering Beechcroft, which is the name of the owner's home, you will find a large gravel driveway with assigned private parking for one car; the owner has other holiday homes on this estate that each have a designated car parking space.

Entering the property into the open-plan kitchen/living/dining room, you will find a great blend of original features, such as vaulted ceilings and wooden beams, complemented by contemporary touches, like the underfloor heating, skylight and kitchen units.

The grey stone flooring has underfloor heating, to keep this space homely and warm, alongside the woodburning stove, which comes with a small supply of logs, kept in the garden.

The sitting room area has a large leather sofa and wall-mounted TV, which can be adjusted to face the dining area, so you can enjoy your breakfast whilst watching your favourite Netlfix shows.

The sitting area also features sliding doors, which open up onto the front of the property and allow in plenty of light while the well-designed kitchen, with beautiful navy blue cabinets, sleek wooden work tops and Belfast sink, is fully-equipped with everything you could need to cook up a romantic evening meal for two during your stay.

A small snug area by the front door of the property has a cosy armchair facing the window, where you can relax with a good book or just enjoy looking out onto the estate.

The carpeted king-size bedroom has wonderful solid oak doors, lots of storage space, a Smart TV with Netflix and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, where you can prepare for each day.

Outside, the enclosed patio has a table and seating for two, plus a private hot tub, so you can indulge and enjoy the warmth of the water at the end of a long day of adventure.

There is also a storage area for bikes, an orchard and a communal barbecue area with seating which guests are welcome to use and feel free to bring your trusty companion along, as two small or one medium-sized pet are welcome at The Stables.

This property can be booked with 985932, 985930, 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 £100.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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