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The Hen House

(Ref. 970182)

Bromyard, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week in the Hen House."

    It was immaculately clean throughout, very well equipped, plenty of space and really comfy beds. Yes it is on a working farm, but still a beautiful peaceful location. Plenty to visit in the area, including three National Trust properties. Fabulous fresh eggs and brownies awaiting us on arrival - delicious! One extremely minor point but could have done with oven gloves and a runner between the sofas to avoid cold feet! However, overall everything was perfect!

    Reviewed by CynthiaOct 2023

  • "A fabulous property, really comfortable like home from home, We will be back I’ve got no doubt."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by JudyOct 2023

  • "Our 2nd visit to the Hen House, we first came in March."

    A beautiful cottage with everything you might need snd in a stunning part of the world. Visited Tewkesbury and Ledbury from here, it was an ideal base. Ideal for anyone with mobility issues.We had my 95yr old Mum with is and the large double and walk in shower on the ground floor was ideal. 3 large bedrooms, beautiful sunny cottage with a well equipped kitchen. Modern and cosy at the same time. We would come back again to this property.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2023

  • "We had a lovely short break at The Hen House."

    The house was gorgeous and very comfortable with everything you would need. My boys loved the homemade brownies. We visited Stratford-upon-Avon and hired a motor boat on the river which was great fun. Also Ludlow castle which was a hit with our 3 boys. The place is so peaceful, we were lucky with a clear sky on the last night and could see the Milky Way! Thanks for the owners who were lovely and friendly. Just the break we needed. Thank you x

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2023

  • "The hen house, Bromyard."

    The accommodation was lovely and clean. The facilities are excellent. A lovely well stocked kitchen. Open plan kitchen/ dining/ sitting room is excellent for families. Dogs are very welcome too. Bedrooms clean and comfortable. Lot's of storage space. It is a beautiful modern cottage. The owners are friendly and helpful. Cottage situated in a mainly peacefully area but its a working farm so expect a little noise occasionally during the day. There is a pub on the corner of the lane Barnaby arms, it looks a little run down and the inside is very rustic but the food was good and very good value. The barman is friendly. He also has a good stock of sweets behind the bar. It doesn't open until 18.30 pm . Overall we had an wonderful stay and will book again for another visit.

    Reviewed by PamelaAug 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage, very clean and very well equipped Really comfortable and ..."

    Brilliant cottage, very clean and very well equipped Really comfortable and lovely to hear the birds sing and watch them in the shrubs Owners very friendly and helpful Would gladly stay again Excellent

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2023

  • "The property was in somewhat dire need of upgrade and improvements."

    The owner actually even agreed with us concerning the external leisure facilities, way overdue replacement and extending. Both of the settees in the living area we’re really uncomfortable, and it lacked some creature comforts, like side tables and a couple of lamps. In the kitchen cabinets there were only 2 eggcups to be found , .in a 6 berth accommodation, on a farm which houses 32000, chickens , that’s ironic!! The 24/7 hour running of the electricity producing bio mass machine was quite noisy to contend with , when peace and quiet was sought. So, not the idyllic location that was indicated on the website. We believe that Sykes should revisit their holiday let’s more frequently, before allocating overly generous star ratings.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2023

  • "We chose this cottage for it’s location near Bromyard and everything about our stay was just perfect."

    There were 6 of us (4 adults and 2 children) and the cottage comfortably accommodated us all. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed for our stay and we have returned home with happy memories of our family time together at the Hen House.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2023

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed with my daughter and 2 dogs."

    The hosts were very welcoming and the setting was peaceful. We had a lovely destressed couple of days, which believe me for a single mother with a disabled daughter and 2x dogs in tow is high praise indeed.

    Reviewed by JayneMay 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and perfect for our countryside stay"

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2023

  • "Henhouse was a wonderful place to stay, very clean, very comfortable with very friendly hosts."

    The homemade brownies were gorgeous and along with wine was a nice surprise to receive on arrival. The holiday cottage is well positioned to visit local towns and villages. Bromyard is well worth a visit giving you a feel of a village where time has stood still, lovely.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2023

  • "The Hen House was great, well maintained, spotless, and everything you could wish for."

    It was lovely to arrive to wine, eggs, and chocolate brownies. Owners were lovely, there if you them, even though its a working farm hardly any noise. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by FionaMar 2023

  • "Lovely property, everything you needed, delicious brownies and eggs."

    Great location. Very likely to stay here again.

    Reviewed by JillMar 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable property."

    Owners very friendly had a great stay. Lovely and warm considering all the snow.

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2023

  • "We stayed here as we were attending a wedding at Bredenbury Court barn - it was only ten minutes from the venue so excellent location."

    We arrived to a warm house with cake, drinks and fresh eggs, along with tea coffee and sugar! The house it self was spotless and everything we could have wanted. The farmer was so accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Have family in the Malverns so we’ll definitely be coming back to explore the area. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2022

  • "Cottage as described."

    It was a lovely cottage with all the amenities you need. Perfect location for a group of friends to meet up. Carrot cake was a lovely touch. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ElinDec 2022

  • "Great property, had a nice weekend with the family."

    Reviewed by EdwardNov 2022

  • "A family of four with 2 young boys, the property was perfect for our needs."

    Although there was no cot or high chair we just took our own. The accommodation size is generous and everything you would need is there. It is on a working farm so you have to be mindful of that if you have young ones, but the owners were very accommodating and friendly when we asked to have a look round. Young children would need supervising outside. A lovely stay at a lovely place.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2022

  • "The hen house is set upon a working farm but you would never know it."

    There are no unpleasant smells or noise around it. Excellent location for exploring the Malverns and the rural towns surrounding it. Would not hesitate in returning.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2022

  • "The Hen House is a fabulous property and beautifully maintained by great hosts Sally and Roger."

    Everything there to ensure that you have a lovely holiday. A great place for dogs, they are made very welcome by Norman and Stanley the owners dogs. All in all our week was first class. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Hen House!"

    It is very spacious with excellent facilities, the shower was great, very spa like. Such a quiet place to stay, you wouldn't think it was a working farm. We had everything we needed and more, particularly the amazing dessert we found in the fridge on arrival and the fresh eggs, thank you!

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2022

  • "The Hen House is an excellent holiday cottage."

    Everything we might have possibly needed was provided for us. The location is ideal if you are looking to get away from the hubub of daily living, very peaceful and secluded. Thank you!

    Reviewed by BernardJul 2022

  • "Just finished our second holiday at the Hen House."

    The house has all you need for a relaxing holiday and in a beautiful location. Sally, Roger and the dogs make you most welcome. We certainly will be going back.

    Reviewed by LeslieJun 2022

  • "A well presented cottage which we felt at home straight away."

    Clean,and tidy an loved the cakes and cider which was there on our arrival. Comfortable bed downstairs but couldn't comment on upstairs as there are only two of us .we'll done.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2022

  • "We loved staying here."

    We found a 13mile return walking route missing the roads to Bromyard and back. Another double sofa instead of the chair so 3 couples can all sit together rather than two having to separate would be good but obviously not essential. Somewhere for soap etc in the shower would be handy. We thought a shaver point would have been good but our sons informed us that is old fashioned! But overall exactly what it said on Tin. Thank you for the eggs, flapjacks and cider - much appreciated.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "Our 2nd visit."

    Friendly welcome including fabulous still warm scones, cream and jam! The Hen House was spick and span and well equipped. Sally and Roger (and the dogs) are brilliant hosts, never intrusive but always on hand if needed. It was great to wake up to birdsong and the sounds of the horses and a working farm in the background. A great stay and we’re already looking forward to our next visit. Mike & Mandy.

    Reviewed by MikeApr 2022

  • "Both the property and the directions to it are excellent."

    The beds and furnishings are comfortable. The eco-friendly heating is easily controllable by the guests and the shower is a good size and easily accessible. Although the location is on a working farm it is quiet and peaceful without any farmyard smells. Best of all are the owners who are unobtrusive but very friendly and helpful if needed.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and spotless."

    , in a lovely spot. So relaxing. Owners are very welcoming & friendly ( felt like we had known them for years )

    Reviewed by PatMar 2022

  • "Was perfect for our needs being close to Bredenbury Court."

    . Fresh farm eggs, fruit loaf and cider were welcome surprise bonus. Enjoyed doing the USA jigsaw. Very clean throughout.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2022

  • "Great cottage on a working farm ."

    We stayed over Christmas week. The cottage was beautifully decorated with a real Christmas tree and two fresh Christmas flower arrangements. That was in addition to the other festive decorations. There was some Christmas punch and a lovely gin and tonic cake . The cottage itself was immaculately clean and well equipped. The hosts , Roger and Sally and the two dogs Stanly and Norman were very friendly! All together fantastic. Already booked another week over Easter .

    Reviewed by MikeDec 2021

  • "I came with 5 friends for a girly 50th birthday weekend."

    A fantastic time had by all. Lovely and relaxing. Some little treats left for our arrival and we purchased some freshly laid eggs before we came home. Thankyou for a lovely stay x

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2021

  • "This is a brilliant place to stay."

    The Hen House is an extremely comfortable house and has been kept to a very high standard. Although on a working farm, there was no disturbing noise or intrusive smells. The area is lovely and has loads of interesting places to visit. Most of all, the owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful. They went out of their way for us. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RoyOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage as a base for exploring the area."

    It is a rural location, so a car is needed to get anywhere which was exactly what we expected given our research and property description. Roger and Sally were excellent hosts, even allowing us use of a vacant farm field for our dog to run around in. The welcome cake was much appreciated after our journey and the cottage is well equipped. The TV reception was not always great and it would be a nice addition to be able to access Netflix etc, especially during colder months when you can't sit outside, but this is a minor thing that did not spoil our stay. Overall we had a great week and hope to be back! P.S. Roger recommended a local pub called The Fisherman's Arms which served amazing hearty (big portioned) pub grub!

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "It's a great base to see Herefordshire and surrounding counties with a pub and good food near by."

    The couple who own this property could not have been better hosts they where great and are so friendly. We had a very relaxing time just what was ordered to come away no stress and a great experience. please don't tell anyone we want to keep it a secret

    Reviewed by Tracey JSep 2021

  • "On arrival we were left some eggs, cider and a lemon drizzle cake, which was a lovely gesture."

    Owners were very pleasant as well as the farm dogs. Lovely spot.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2021

  • "The Hen House is a comfortable property, with large bedrooms and plenty of space."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The only issue we had was the shower which unfortunately did not work properly for the whole week, It went cold very quickly and a hot shower wasn’t possible for very long. This does need to be sorted out as it affected our holiday from a comfort perspective. Otherwise the Hen House was a great place to stay, in a great setting.

    Reviewed by KirstyAug 2021

  • "A beautiful, cosy cottage set on a working farm with stunning views."

    The owners are welcoming and provide a home from home experience.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "Lovely farm outbuilding that has been converted to a very high standard."

    The owners were about most days, as it is part of a working farm, and were very helpful and accommodating.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "The stay at the hen house was really enjoyable from the accommodation to the ..."

    The stay at the hen house was really enjoyable from the accommodation to the setting it was also very peaceful and relaxing there was also a lot to see and visit around the area

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "We loved our stay at The hen house."

    It is really well placed for visiting lots of nearby towns and attractions but tucked away in the peaceful countryside. The house itself is so roomy and very comfortable, everything you could need on holiday. A welcome wine , cake and fresh eggs awaited us and the owners are very friendly.

    Reviewed by VickiMay 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation clean and well equipped"

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2021

  • "Such a lovely cosy cottage and in such a peaceful location."

    Will be wanting to stay there again.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2020

  • "Friendly owner, quiet, clean and everything else you needed in a cottage - central location for various towns."

    We stayed during the latest heatwave, luckily it was cooler in Herefordshire - but still the cottage wasn't too hot! Homemade Chocolate cake, cider and eggs left for us which were all lovely and thoughtful.

    Reviewed by DeanaAug 2020

  • "What a delightful place to stay!"

    We had a fantastic time and a very warm welcome from Roger and Sally. Fresh flowers, eggs, wine and super delicious lemon drizzle cake was such a lovely touch on arrival. The Hen House is so well equipped and truly is a home from home. Very warm, cosy, comfortable, specious and clean. Thank you Roger and Sally for your hospitality and kindness! We will treasure memories of the Hen House and would love to be back one day!

    Reviewed by ViktoriaJan 2020

  • "The Hen House is a cosy well equipped cottage in a beautiful area with lots to explore."

    Reviewed by ElisabethNov 2019

  • "What a brilliant cottage in beautiful setting."

    Modern, clean and beautifully decorated. Had all required amenities and some nice little extra's like tea bags, eggs oil etc. Very welcoming hosts and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by AmyNov 2019

  • "A most enjoyable holiday, despite the wet weather, made all the more enjoyable by the very friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2019

  • "This was an absolutely brilliant place to stay for a relaxing time away."

    The owners were so lovely, accommodating and friendly and left us some welcoming treats for our arrival. We will definitely be back soon and I’ve recommended it to other friends.

    Reviewed by LeanneJul 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, remote location but easy access to lots of local attractions."

    We used the cottage to take my elderly parents away for a break. Comfortable cottage with great facilities. We were made very welcome and the owners couldn't have been more accommodating. We were welcomed with wine, cake selection, milk and eggs as well as basics such as tea, coffee sugar and a range of spices.

    Reviewed by HilaryMay 2019

  • "Would highly recommend The Hen House."

    Was ideal for my mum who has limited mobility and the house is well equipped, very comfortable and in a lovely location. The hosts were extremely friendly and the wine, cake and eggs were a lovely touch. Will definitely be back for a longer stay next time as there is so much to see in the area.

    Reviewed by JanetteMay 2019

  • "My wife and I had a very enjoyable holiday at the Hen House even our dog Marlie soon made friends with the farm dogs, my wife's brothers and their wives were able to join us for a couple of days, they too enjoyed the Cottage."

    We also met up with old school friends who had moved down to Bromyard . The hosts Roger and Sally were a very friendly couple and were very helpfull when my wife had a spell of ill health. So all in all we found the cottage very good and we shall visit again.

    Reviewed by BryanApr 2019

  • "This Cottage is ideally located for easy access to many places of interest and it was very comfortable and relaxing, the owners were the most welcoming and helpful couple we have ever met, nothing was too much trouble for them."

    The welcome was over and above expectations with Tea - Coffee - Milk and sugar ready for us on arrival, there was a cake also supplied along with half a dozen of the most tasty eggs ever, all this complemented with a beautiful vase of flowers and a bottle of Wine, all making this one of the most enjoyable holidays to date.

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2019

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Great location Beautifully furnished. Great beds. Lovely shower room. Mega clean and tidy. Great kitchen and so well equipped. We loved it. Great owners who were very helpful. This is very much a working farm with its associated noises and tractors etc. Our dog is hyper sensitive and took a couple of days to acclimatice. The farm doggies are lovely and very friendly. Our dog even managed to make friends!!!!! However you may need to be aware that up the lane from the house are a couple of dog owners who aren’t as responsible and think it’s acceptable to allow their pack of dogs to roam free. My other half had a very unpleasant experience when our little chorkie was harassed by 4 of them. Not a massive issue but just be aware if you take your dog off the lead. But THIS WAS THE BEST (and cleanest)COTTAGE we have ever stayed in and if we are ever in the area again wouldn’t hesitate to rebook.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2019

  • "The Hen House was an excellent house for our New Year Eve break."

    It was clean, spacious and very well equipped. Roger and Sally were both very welcoming on our arrival and throughout our stay we had lots of lovely chats with Roger about the farm and surrounding area. The cottage is next to a working farm, but it is so peaceful and quiet you don't hear a thing! The house had been decorated for the festivities and they left us some of their fresh eggs, a homemade cake, some milk and some local ciders and ales. We found some lovely walks around the area and will definitely be back. I can honestly say this is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in and the owners were simply the best! We can really recommend it, we'll be back! Apologies to Roger through, he took away our recycling all week.....we had a lot!!

    Reviewed by DawnDec 2018

  • "The Hen house was wonderful- clean and modern, but so comfortable and welcoming."

    Roger was really lovely, and was a great host! Thank you again for a great stay

    Reviewed by DinushikaNov 2018

  • "Hosts were welcoming and always available to help cakes apples cider and eggs all left for us to use ."

    Location is quiet but exceptional as the working farm days go by.bromyard and Leominster have loads of eating laces which are excellent and there’s loads to do if you like walking .cottage is excellent with ground floor facilities and all amenities it is quaint warm and homely and would definitely recommend a visit we shall return as definitely value for money and thank sally and roger for their welcome and hospitality it was second to none thank you

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2018

  • "Beautiful setting and lovely friendly owners who were very welcoming."

    They insisted that if there was anything we needed, just to ask. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Everything was new and fresh and had a dishwasher as well, which was a nice touch. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2018

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years but without question this was the best so far."

    rooms were remarkably large for a holiday rental. Everything was neat, clean, and of good quality. Beds were comfortable. We especially liked the peace and absolute quiet at night. A good base for exploring the area. Many thanks to Roger and Sally for making us so welcome (eggs, fruit, chocolate cake, milk were all laid on for us). And a big thank you for going the extra mile and helping us out when our car broke down.

    Reviewed by JeffreySep 2018

  • "We cannot fault this beautiful cottage in any way."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful, the cottage was extremely well equipped and maintained. The location was stunning and had plenty of things to do. Our teenagers thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and were not bored once! Definitely would recommend and we hope to go back again.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: Ground floor: Bedroom one: 1 x Double bed, shower room with a basin and WC, First floor: Bedroom two: 1 x Double bed, cloakroom with a basin and WC. Bedroom three: 1 x Twin bed Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area.
  • Eco heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Dog friendly pub 1 mile, shop 4 miles
  • Note: Children and dogs must be supervised at all times when outside of the property.

The property

This is a beautifully decorated detached cottage set on the working Wacton Farm, near the market town of Bromyard in Herefordshire.

The Hen House comes with brilliant facilities and a great location, it is a brilliant stay for families or friends to come and enjoy a relaxing countryside cottage break.

The slate tile floored hallway leads you towards the spacious ground floor bedroom which comes adjacent to a stylishly tiled walk-in shower room.

The ground floor of the cottage presents an excellent open plan living area with a well-appointed, contemporary kitchen with a breakfast bar, dining table for 6 people and a lovely cosy seating area with a Freeview TV.

The first floor of The Hen House boasts two more well-presented bedrooms, accessed by rustic farmhouse doors that add real character to the place.

With this property you get the added luxury of a lawned garden with furniture making it a fantastic place for a family feast under the sun.

The nearest well-stocked town is Bromyard, a charming market town with a good range of shops, restaurants and pubs to make the most of.

The Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty comes nearby, offering great walking and cycling opportunities as well as breathtaking scenery.

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About the location


  • Leominster 12 miles
  • Worcester 15 miles
  • Ledbury 16 miles
  • Hereford 17 miles

The Herefordshire market town of Bromyard is situated between the town of Leominster and the cathedral city of Worcester, and also close to Hereford and Ledbury. Bromyard has shops, cafes and pubs, as well as an annual folk festival. The Bromyard Downs and Bringsty Common are on the doorstep, ideal for long walks. Leominster, dating back to the 7th century offers fine examples of architecture, such as the Priory Church, and Worcester is well worth visiting, with its vast array of amenities and historic sites. Also within reach is the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and further afield are the Shropshire Hills AONB and even the Brecon Beacons National Park. Other places to visit are Ludlow with its 500 listed buildings, Tenbury Wells, and the ‘town of books’ Hay-on-Wye. Bromyard is an ideal base for exploring Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas