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The Carthouse

Woolhope near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire (Ref. 942225)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "The location is simply rural England at its best and The Carthouse was delightful in all respects."

    Doggy heaven too, our highly regarded working cocker spaniel was truly in her element with great walks (runs!) on her doorstep. Woolahope is not just about the countryside it is ideally placed to visit historic gems such as Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and Ledbury.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with great views."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Very quiet and peaceful..Herefordshire is a really underrated. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LenSep 2021

  • "We have had another great stay at the Carthouse so comfortable and the dog loves the walks,beautiful countryside and would certainly recommend to anyone wanting a quiet peaceful holiday."

    An added bonus this time was the connection of the internet,this was not mentioned in the property details.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation and very well equipped."

    When we arrived I was very pleased with the high standard and facilities at the property. The views were amazing with access to walks in the countryside from the property. We had an excellent week in Herefordshire and we will be booking here again!

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "The Carthouse is in such a lovely setting, with views over the fields and up to the woods from both the living room, and the courtyard."

    The rooms are spacious and warm, and there was a lovely welcome pack of bread, butter, jam, biscuits and milk. Lots of interesting places to visit made this an ideal base for walking with our dog.

    Reviewed by HaideeJun 2021

  • "Location, cottage high standard, left bread and jam for us!"

    Owner v.nice and understanding.

    Reviewed by JoshuaMay 2021

  • "The carthouse is in a wonderful rural location with plenty of places to walk on the doorstep."

    Even if you don't fancy going out, it is nice to watch the wildlife out of the window.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break here."

    Phillip & Sarah have made the Courtyard a wonderful Home to stay well looked after and fully equiped. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JanetteJul 2020

  • "The accommodation was much more private than I had anticipated and provided an excellent base for de-stressing and walking in the woods and hills."

    Reviewed by JudithJul 2020

  • "This cottage is miles from anywhere along very narrow roads with passing places and grass growing in the middle of the road."

    The nearest shop is about three miles away along same arrow roads. If you want peace and quiet this will suit you down to the ground. The cottage itself was very nice with everything you could wish for including stocked cupboards and lovely gardens also very nice area to exercise the dog. No wifi

    Reviewed by NormaJun 2019

  • "Lovely, warm, comfortable cottage."

    Nice position. In a complex but isolated and not overlooked. Well equipped except for no dishwasher. Missed having WiFi otherwise all good.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2018

  • "I really loved this property."

    It was incredibly well equipped and in a beautiful position. Very peaceful and relaxing. If I knit picked, I'd day aspects of the furnishings are a little tired. Not the most comfy bed, sofa or armchair - perhaps ready for renewal? But they're minor points.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2018

  • "A very well equipped cottage in a tranquil, rural location but only a short drive from Hereford."

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2018

  • "This was our third time staying at the cottage."

    It is one of the best we have been to. Comfortable, clean and in perfect location.

    Reviewed by RhodaAug 2018

  • "Lovely location."

    Very comfortable cottage and clean with some very good eating places close by. No WiFi which made it difficult to arrange days out. Plus we never met the owners of the property at any time during the holiday. Not on arrival or on our departure or anytime during our stay. Made us feel a little unwelcome. Specially as they lived in the farm opposite. But they did provide us with a nice range of wheatfree products which was nice.

    Reviewed by RJul 2018

  • "Our first visit to the Carthouse and it exceeded all expectations everything you could want from a holiday cottage set in wonderful surroundings."

    The owner had also left a handy provisions pack greatly appreciated would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Excellent accomodation and location."

    Would go again.

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2018

  • "There is no W Fi which ypu now take as normal."

    Did not upset our holiday but would have been nice

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2018

  • "Wonderful rural location, beautiful views and very peaceful."

    Extremely well equipped property, warm, cosy and very sunny patio, our dog loved it too! Excellent, dog friendly local pub in walking distance with good food and friendly staff.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect area."

    Lots of extras supplied. If you're after peace and quiet this is it.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2017

  • "This was one of the best self catering cottages I have stayed in over the past 40 years!"

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2017

  • "No it was a very cosy and quiet just what we were looking for"

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2017

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Courtyard Cottages

Woolhope 1 mile. These three carefully converted barns are in a peaceful courtyard setting, a mile from the centre of the pretty Herefordshire village of Woolhope. Nestled at the foot of Marcle Hill, these delightful cottages are ideal for friends and family who are looking to explore this fantastic area. Each cottage has a well-equipped open plan living area, comfortable bedrooms and their own private outdoor space to sit, relax and enjoy a morning coffee. Guests are welcome to use the half acre playing field with swings, playhouse and goalposts which is sure to keep the children entertained. Walks and cycle rides are available on your doorstep or you can enjoy the nearby Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of The Malvern Hills and The Wye Valley. The beautiful market town of Ross-on-Wye is close by where you can admire the impressive 17th century Market Hall and Tudor timbered houses or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the River Wye, a river famed for its salmon fishing and watersports. The world famous beauty spot of Symonds Yat is also within easy reach and here the river has carved a dramatic gorge through towering limestone cliffs. For something a little different why not spend a morning finding out about the secrets of cheese making at the Monkland Cheese Dairy or you might like to discover the art of gin and vodka production at the local award-winning Chace Distillery? The cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester are well worth a visit, as are any number of National Trust properties and gardens, such as the magnificent Berrington Hall.

The property

The open plan living area has a dining area and comfortable seating with patio doors overlooking the courtyard garden.

The well-equipped kitchen leads off the living room and there is a spacious bedroom and a bathroom.

Outside you will find an enclosed courtyard garden with table and chairs where you can sit and relax whilst admiring the lovely view of the surrounding countryside.

The Carthouse is a charming, cosy cottage set in peaceful surroundings providing an ideal base for touring the local beauty spots, pretty villages and towns and historic cities in this part of Herefordshire.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 942227, together they sleep 10.


  • All ground floor
  • One family bedroom with 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 11 mins walk
  • Note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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About the location


Fownhope 2.7 miles; Ledbury 7 miles; Hereford 7 miles; Ross-on-Wye 7 miles.

Just 7 miles from Hereford, the picturesque village of Woolhope lies in unspoilt countryside and boasts two traditional village pubs, both serving excellent local food and real ale. Woolhope is close to the Wye Valley Walk, a 136-mile trail following the border between England and Wales, as well as The Hereforshire Trail and Three Choirs Way. Close by, Haugh Woods offer 850 acres of ancient forest boasting many rare species of moth and butterfly and numerous lovely walks through an unspoilt area of Herefordshire. Local produce can be acquired in the popular monthly farmers’ markets in Woolhope and nearby Fownhope, which boasts an Iron Age Hill Fort and stunning views from Capler Hill. Nearby Hereford, with its wonderful 11th century cathedral and famous Mappa Mundi is worth a visit, as are the riverside towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth with their timbered buildings, striking 17th century market halls and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. A walk on Marcle Ridge looks across the valley to the ancient town of Ledbury which is just a short drive away with its many listed, timber-framed buildings, the most outstanding being the 17th century Market House in the town centre. The town has bustled with street markets since the 12th century and is home to antique and flea markets, craft fairs, as well as gardens, book and poetry festivals. Enjoy the beautiful countryside by taking a stroll along the banks of the River Wye, a hot air balloon ride or a canoe down the river. The charming 'town of books' Hay-on-Wye, the magnificent Black Mountains, unspoilt Brecon Beacons National Park, magnificent Royal Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills, all make a great day out.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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