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The Hayloft

(Ref. 977693)

Much Cowarne near Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful Setting, Immaculate property and friendly, helpful hosts - what was there not to love."

    I would highly recommend, this area, it was a hidden gem as the location allowed for all the three counties to be explored with great sites to be enjoyed, with owner giving great recommendations for place to visit. To then come back to the property, that offered everything needed, spectacularly clean, well designed and in the most magnificent setting with wildlife on the doorstep. Additionally the warm welcome of local produce and attention to details that a holiday maker would need was perfect. I would highly recommend and would go back again, to even just rest and relax at the property without leaving its vista.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent cottage at a great price!"

    Very pleased with our stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was exactly as listed - comfortable, warm and very well appointed."

    Delightful owners who were welcoming and helpful

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Hayloft is cosy, comfortable and well-appointed."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the area. Wouldn't hesitate to re-book and would recommend to others. Just a few suggestions - a grab handle would make it safer/easier for getting in and out of the bath and a fixed shower caddy. Also a larger doormat would reduce the worry of getting the carpet dirty.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely location, ideal for getting away from the hustle and bustle of life !"

    A good place for a base to visit the sites of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

    Reviewed by Frederick4.4Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful setting,in such a peaceful location."

    The grounds were stunning,with the added attraction of chickens and a goose,a lovely dog and very friendly pretty kitten. A great place to relax and enjoy a comfortable break. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped property."

    A minor detail - in all other properties there has been a folder with information about nearest shop/supermarkets, emergency numbers places of interest etc. this would have been helpful. However, we thoroughly enjoyed the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay in 'The Hayloft' was blessed with good weather and we made the most of the location by visiting many of the local towns and attractions."

    The accommodation itself is set right back from the road and you hear very little traffic noise - partly because there is very little traffic! I will sum up our experience with the good and not-so-good points relating to the Hayloft itself: + A good-sized and well-equipped bathroom. + Plenty of USB-fitted sockets to charge your portable devices. + A very good bottle of wine was provided as part of the 'welcome package' - my partner said the wine was was "just about perfect". + Comfortable settee and a spacious super-king-size bed. - Parking space signage unclear - the sign that looks like a direction arrow to the flat is where you are expected to park. I am not very good at intuition, especially in an unfamiliar place, and prefer clear and unambiguous signs. - To watch TV whilst sitting on the settee you have to move either the TV or the settee - not ideal! - There were not really enough mugs or glasses supplied in the property. This means running the dishwasher more often than should be necessary, as you soon run out of both. - During the whole stay I felt we were rather unwelcome on the property.

    I’m very sorry Mr Arnold felt unwelcome. We do our best to make all our guests feel as welcome as possible but if there is anything further he feels we should have done, I’d be delighted to hear from him. I go and meet every guest if possible to make sure that they have found everything ok and to explain that we have deliberately made the positioning of the furniture flexible as everyone has a different view about how it should be arranged. If he didn’t want to move the sofa, then the tv has casters, a long lead and can be moved to any position in the room. We supply 2 of everything per guest. We live next door and all guests have my phone number if they have any problems or queries. We do not bother guests during their stay as we will feel they are on holiday and have come to a venue like this to get away from it all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grahame4.1May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in an excellent location to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely, clean and welcoming, would thoroughly recommend it."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was our second stay at the Hayloft."

    Everything was provided for, including a lovely welcome pack. Extremely comfortable, lovely large bedroom and super comfy bed coupled with a beautiful ensuite, plenty of room and great shower. Views from the all windows was wonderful, no built-up areas. The owner was lovely and not intrusive. A very spacious and cosy property for 2 people. I would certainly recommend the Hayloft.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Beautiful surroundings especially in the autumn with all the apple and pear trees and colours. The welcome pack contained a bottle of wine, milk, fresh fruit from the trees in the garden and eggs from the chickens. Really comfy bed and the shower was great, just what you need to wake up in the morning. Only downside was my husband bumped his head a couple of times on the low beams. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Oct 2022

  • "Enjoyed my stay in this lovely peaceful location."

    Accommodation comfortable and facilities excellent. Only one downside - the duvet was heavy and too warm for the time of year. Would be fine for the winter!

    Reviewed by Marian4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place with beautiful gardens."

    Went here to chill after an illness and it was perfect for the peace and quiet. Hayloft is spacious and kitchen/lounge is well equipped for everything you need from cooking utensils to Smart tv and DVD player. The bed is massive and en-suite is furnished to a very high standard. Outside,the balcony is lovely to relax for breakfast and evening drinks overlooking the gardens with nothing but animal sounds in the background. Would I return,definitely!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property and location."

    Very restful, and just what we needed. A very homely atmosphere, tastefully furnished.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely, thoughtfully equipped holiday property set in the owners beautiful garden."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Quiet, comfortable and well maintained cottage in a lovely area."

    Felt at home and was great for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very good accommodation for two in a rural location and ideal for exploring the Herefordshire countryside and beyond."

    Well recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2021

  • "We were impressed with the property which was clean, warm and cosy."

    The welcome basket of wine, fresh eggs (delicious scrambled), milk and the flowers was a lovely touch. Unfortunately, my wife was ill for most of our stay but felt safe and relaxed in the Hayloft while I was out walking in the gentle, pleasant surrounding countryside. It was also a handy location for reaching Hereford and Malvern (under 30 minutes to each town) with Hay-on-Wye a little further but a lovely drive. Everyone in Much Cowarne was very friendly and helpful, genuinely concerned about my wife and giving us details of the doctors nearby, who were very helpful. Our only complaint was that the bed, though wonderfully large, was a little on the hard side for us. Oh and it would be helpful to have a sign ( with the name of the house) at the end of the drive on the main road in.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation for visiting the area."

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Oct 2021

  • "The Hayloft is situated in an ideal location for a restful and peaceful break the owner has thought of everything and keeps the accommodation beautifully decorated with cleanliness being a priority."

    The welcome pack of eggs milk and wine was a lovely touch with the fresh flowers from the garden adding a lovely touch to the table .

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2021

  • "Remote location but excellent setting."

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Sep 2021

  • "A lovely relaxing quiet break."

    The surroundings were beautiful and the accommodation was very comfortable. We shall be booking a week in March in the coming weeks at the Hayloft.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great holiday cottage."

    Very quiet but not to far to travel to some amazing walks with plenty of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Aug 2021

  • "Peaceful location."

    Lovely places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2021

  • "It was a beautiful cottage on every level."

    ... I would have much preferred two small chairs instead of a setter ....I sat on my deck chair all week which I took in with me every day.... Just my preferance. Otherwise is was truly perfect.....

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Jun 2021

  • "The apartment is well situated to explore the delights of this beautiful county."

    It is beautifully furnished and provided everything we needed for a relaxing break. It is situated in the beautiful garden of the owners' home and provided a tranquil haven for us to return to after our days out. We were particularly impressed with the cleanliness and the COVID precautions, which meant that we instantly felt at ease on arrival. We would highly recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Hayloft is a beautifully tranquil, well equipt, clean and welcoming place to stay."

    It's away from the main hubbub of the madness thats 2020 and provided a lovley place to relax and explore the British countryside. The rooms were large, had everything you needed (Oven, fridge (small freezer compartment), dishwasher, Large internet enabled TV, very comfy bed, big bath, strong shower with lots of hot water, warm and most importantly at the moment clean and "safe") . We arrived to find a lovley welcome basket of wine, milk and some of the owners apples and fresh eggs (from the free roaming hens) which was much appreciated. It's a bit of hike to get anywhere but Hereford is well worth a visit and theres plenty of walks around Malvern and Bromyard. We didnt eat at any local pubs/restuarants but theres plent of cafes/farm shops to hand when your thirsty/hungry. I'd definatly recommend The Hayloft and would certainly go back

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a wonderful little cottage."

    It is so cosy - but in the true sense of the word as the rooms are actually quite spacious. The owners have paid a great deal of attention to the finish and facilities. There is a well stocked kitchen, fantastic water pressure, Netflix, Wi-fi and plenty of storage as well as many, conveniently located electrical sockets - perfect for charging phones and other devices as well as being able to plug in a hair dryer near a mirror - a rare thing in holiday properties! This is the first holiday we've taken since Covid-19 lock down restrictions were lifted and we had some concerns about travelling but the care taken in the cleanliness of this cottage was faultless and we immediately felt as ease. We had a comfortable and relaxing break in a beautiful part of the country. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Hayloft was a very comfortable and well-equipped holiday cottage and we had an excellent few days there despite one very wet day."

    The accommodation was very well designed so the living and bedroom areas were spacious and restful and the bathroom had excellent facilities. The cottage is in a very rural location so phone signal is poor and in the end we needed to resort to Skype for some calls. We struggled a bit to find somewhere to eat out but our perseverance was well rewarded. It's lovely to be able to walk from the cottage without needing to take the car although some local footpaths aren't signpost or marked on the ground. We had both ordnance survey hard copy map and phone app so were able to get where we intended and the local farmers were very helpful!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was a fantastic property with fantastic grounds."

    All to a very high standard. The owners were very hospitable. We didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "The welcome pack was a very nice surprise the location was very nice will definitely be going back again."

    Reviewed by Rene5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent attention to detail - this cottage could not be better."

    Honourable mention for the super king bed!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-first-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, TV with Freeview and DVD player, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Decked balcony area with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 1.5 miles, pub within 2.3 miles
  • Note: Owner lives in the house opposite
  • Note: Chickens roam free
  • Note: Washing machine available in external utility room
  • Please note, this property only accepts a minimum of x3 night bookings
  • Please note: the chickens and geese are currently being housed below The Hayloft due to restrictions imposed by DEFRA due to Avian flu
  • Please call the office with any enquiries

The property

Bishop's Frome 3.4 miles.

Enjoying an elevated position on the first-floor above the donkey stables next to the owner's home, The Hayloft is a delightful property.

Offering the perfect location for a rural retreat, this unique abode has all you need in an idyllic location.

Contemporary Velux windows allow natural light to flood into the charming open-plan living space, spend a quiet evening here after a busy day, relaxing on the plush green sofa and winding down with a glass of wine.

Set the dining table and serve up a romantic meal for two, lovingly prepared in the effective kitchen space, where quality appliances rest beneath the black granite worktops to allow you to impress your other half.

End your evening by sitting out on the decked balcony area, overlooking the fields and quaint chicken coop beyond.

Look forward to getting into the impressive super-king-size bed at the end of the night, a welcome luxury, and get your rest within this tranquil room decorated in refreshing hues of blue and white.

The en-suite bathroom adjoining the bedroom is a sleek space, thoughtfully laid out and contains both a bath and a shower over.

Explore the surrounding area on foot by setting off on a walk, with this region being excellent for simple country walks, offering wonderful scenery.

Head into the Malvern Hills AONB east of the property and discover the spa town of Malvern in Worcestershire, travel north to the Shropshire Hills AONB, or north-east to the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve, there's so many options in this rich region.

The Hayloft makes for a wonderful, romantic break for you and your loved one.

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About the location


Hereford 13.6 miles; Tenbury Wells 15.4 miles.

Bishop's Frome is a village resting in the delightful county of Herefordshire, resting north-east of the county town of Hereford. Known for its local agriculture of growing hops and cider apples, as well as wine-making, all within the beautiful Frome Valley. Within the village you can find two pubs hosting a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, along with a village store and a modern community centre and a church, so all you need is within reach. Enjoy the surrounding area by exploring on foot or bicycle, with many routes and walks well-documented in this expansive region. Visit the county town of Hereford for a day of sightseeing and local history, with museums, galleries, and historic sites offering a wealth of activities to choose from, take walks along the River Wye, before eating at one of the many amazing restaurants.

Please note: this property only accepts a minimum of x3 night bookings.
Please note: the chickens and geese are currently being housed below The Hayloft due to restrictions imposed by DEFRA due to Avian flu. Please call the office with any enquiries.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas