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Causeway Cottage

(Ref. 942746)

Pencombe, Herefordshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really super time at Causeway cottage."

    What a surprise to find that it is a detached property and such a huge interesting garden. Undersold in many respects.Good bedrooms and comfort. The property has everything you need. Beautiful part of Herefordshire.

    Reviewed by Brendan4.1Jun 2024

  • "Quiet location, comfortable and very clean cottage."

    Welcoming tray of tea, coffee and biscuits much appreciated. The cottage is a good base for exploring the National Trust properties around Leominster and the Malverns.

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Apr 2024

  • "Delightful period cottage, sensitively adapted for modern use."

    Beautiful village, and country, especially in autumn. Ideal for Bodenham Nature Reserve and Queen's Wood Forest park. Wheelwright's is a welcoming and busy village pub, with good, standard food.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely quirky cottage which was homely and welcoming."

    Nice that a few things like milk and some tea bags were provided to start with. Very comfortable beds. Great view of the church from the cottage. The parking arrangement proved a slight challenge for 2 cars, when we needed to swap them around depending on who was driving. But it wasn’t too difficult and added to the quirky feeling of the place. It would have been great to have a full length mirror in one or both of the double bedrooms but that’s the only thing we’d change. We had a great stay and would especially recommend The Falcon hotel in Bromyard to eat at. Open from Tues for food and providing huge portions at very low prices. Great choice of dishes too and all homemade. Tues night is Folk music night too, not sure if that’s every week.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have come back from our third, relaxing stay at Causeway Cottage."

    The cottage is in a very quiet location and provides a superb base for exploring the Black and White Village Trail, Leominster, Ledbury and several National Trust properties. The cottage is comfortable, very clean and well equipped. Joy Hedgeland

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable."

    Top quality linen and towels. Things such as cling film, foil, soaps, were thoughtfully provided. Faultless. Lovely location too especially if you like dark skies.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "2nd stay at this lovely cottage, very welcoming, has everything you need for a relaxing peaceful break."

    Vicky makes sure that there are the extras to just add the final touches to the holiday. The Wheelwright arms just down the road is walking distance and good for a pint. Plenty of walking in the local area, even walked into Bromyard and back.....thank goodness for a relaxing bath to ease the aching legs. We will no doubt return in the future, thank you.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2023

  • "An amazing find, so quiet with a lovely view and a spacious garden that is alive with nature, 4 birds'o nests whilst we were there, great to see wildlife doing well and plenty of space for us with 3 patios and a large sloping lawn."

    Cottage is very clean and comfortable with well equipped kitchen. Village has a pub ( both ale and food good) church and a once a week bus to Hereford, great for exploring the area and taking in the views. Miles of waks available through stunning scenery plus lots to explore within a 20 min drive ( NT Brokhampton, EH Witley Court , Ledbury , Bromyard etc) fab. Would totally recomend it.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Causeway cottage, good weather helped a lot."

    It’s so well located for many beautiful places to visit with no need to go too far. The good outweighs the bad about the cottage. It’s very homely and comfortable, just big enough for four adults, we stayed with our son and daughter in law. The king sized beds are comfortable, with good quality bed linen and towels, lots of nice cushions and pillows. The kitchen is well equipped. There were sachets of coffee and tea bags, little pods of milk, plus salt and pepper, but bring everything you need with you as it’s not that easy to pop to the shop for your first night. What let the cottage down for us was the shower. It’s electric, over the bath and has a very poor water flow, not suitable for the ladies to wash their hair. The bathroom is downstairs and the toilet upstairs is handy, small, but serves its purpose, watch out if you are tall! Disappointing that we were not allowed to use the log burner. The outside could be so much better. The garden is in the most idyllic setting, but has been terribly neglected. It would be wonderful to relax out there, hearing the birds sing and enjoying the peace. But the wooden chairs are very uncomfortable, a bench further down not fit to sit on and the whole outside is littered with warning notices of broken flags, unsafe fences, etc etc. it all needs a lot of TLC and that’s an awful shame. But, we were out and about a lot and still had a lovely time, Vicky keeps the place lovely and clean and is so helpful. As I said, the good outweighs the bad and we loved the area and the village so much, we would love to come again

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2023

  • "After a cottage stay I usually look forward to my own bed even if I have enjoyed the stay."

    Not so with Causeway Cottage as the bed (s) were the most comfortable I have ever experienced in a holiday cottage. CC was immaculately clean on our arrival, very well equipped with nothing lacking and very comfortable all round. The garden is steep but wonderful, bird song abounds all through the day, very little traffic or other noise in Pencombe and excellent wals form the doorstep in every direction and of every lenght. Would highly recommend if you wish to have a peaceful, comfortable stay in a small village away from the trappings of modern day life

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a peaceful village location."

    Good communication with the housekeeper who phoned to make sure we had arrived safely and that everything was to our satisfaction. Would certainly return to Causeway for a future holiday.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2023

  • "This cottage is so cosy and welcoming."

    Everything was excellent from the start to the finish. Views to the church and surrounding area lovely. Well equipped with everything you needed - excellent sized mugs for a decent cup of tea. Hopefully we will be back again as thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful location and lovely cottage."

    Comfortable and warm. Quaint on the outside but modern on the inside. Good equipment and facilities. Would definitely book it again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Causeway Cottage, very comfortable furniture and everything we needed for a great stay."

    The view from the rear of the cottage toward the village and church was picturesque. The external host was charming and very helpful. The front door though is a very difficult to close.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely stay, really had a wonderful time and felt very supported."

    We’d gone back in a flash! X

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely adore this cottage, wonderful atmosphere, brilliant facilities, great attention to detail."

    We would stay here again any time!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a find!"

    A picturesque cottage, comfortable and very clean in a quiet rural location. The location made trips to Ludlow, Ledbury, Leominster and the Black and White Village trail easy. This was our second stay at Causeway Cottage and it certainly won’t be our last.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic property!"

    Well worth the stay. Cosy, clean, homely, beautiful location, warm, lovely size rooms and lovely owners.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying at Causeway Cottage."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and tidy when we arrived, and we felt very warm and comfortable staying the cottage. The surrounding village and countryside is beautiful, peaceful and restful.

    Reviewed by Jean-paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely old listed cottage in a nice village."

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very well appointed, comfortable, and spotlessly clean property in a terrific position above the village with a pretty view of the church."

    The generous outdoor area and garden makes this an ideal venue all year round, and we must stay again in warmer weather. Our stroll back from the excellent Wheelwrights, the village dark and silent under a starry sky, was magical.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Watch out for unexpected change of slope approaching the parking space, do it wrong and you could ground your car, like I did."

    Backing in is tricky too

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Jun 2021

  • "This is certainly the best holiday cottage that we have ever been to."

    All cottages are "clean, quiet, well equipped" etc but in this case it is really true. Everything was spotless, the equipment was all very good quality, the knives were really sharp (a good indicator!). The cottage is more like a "home" than a "place to stay", the photos give a good indication of what is there. Thank you Vicki, for making our stay very pleasant. The surrounding area has many places of interest: Stockton Bury Gardens http://www.stocktonbury.co.uk/ under-sold on the website. Ralph Court gardens https://www.ralphcourtgardens.co.uk/ Small, bizarre, and great fun especially for kids. Hampton Court Castle https://www.hamptoncourtcastle.co.uk/ 100 years older than Hampton Court Palace in Surrey. Gorgeous grounds. Westonbury Mill Water Gardens http://westonburymillwatergardens.com/ another small, quirky but gorgeous garden. Plus a good sekection of English Heritage and National Trust venues and the Black and White trail of villages of gorgeous half timbered buildings https://www.blackandwhitetrail.org/ I do wish that Sykes would give a what3words location for each property - so much easier than the verbal "turn right ant the signpost" type of directions. The precise location of the cottage parking space is: https://w3w.co/combos.shredder.lads Click on the blue 'earth' (bottom right corner to see the terrain, Click on your mapping icon to give the route to get there.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this peaceful little cottage."

    It was very comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was in an ideal base for exploring Herefordshire, Worcester and beyond by bike or car."

    We were impressed with the cleanIiness on our arrival and the caretaker was extremely efficient, checking soon after arrival that we were happy with everything.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2021

  • "It was lovely to arrive at the house with its lights on (on a dark night) and the heating on."

    It was very clean and a really pretty house with lovely views. It is reasonably well equipped and there were some lovely little extras, like sweeties and a welcome tray. The area is very beautiful and we recommend you all go there.

    Reviewed by Esther4.4Oct 2020

  • "A fabulous cottage that felt cosy, but was also spacious."

    It was spotlessly clean and had all of the home comforts that it advertised. In addition to the downstairs bathroom there was also an additional toilet and wash hand basin upstairs. The garden was lovely and I'm sure is a great added bonus when the weather is warm. The village is small and charming and we enjoyed a great Sunday roast at the local pub, which only takes 10 minutes to walk to. We had a little trouble with the heating system, but Vicki, who lives locally and looks after the property, was with us within 15 minutes of our phone call to help us. We are planning to return again next year after a covid vaccine has been found. If travelling via the M5, from the north or south, take the exit at Worcester (A44) to Bromyard and then follow the signs to Pencombe. We were travelling from Dorset and unfortunately followed the sat nav. We left the M5 at the Gloucester junction and the last 5 miles of our journey found us on really tiny country lanes. Very scary when meeting homeward-bound tractors!

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was one of the best, most comfortable cottages we have ever stayed in and far exceeded the description on your website."

    The standards of cleanliness were exceptional and (during this very worrying time) we felt totally confident that everything possible had been done. The owners and Vicki (the lady who oversees the cottage) should be commended for making this a lovely place to stay. I have read some comments regarding the steep entrance to this cottage but unless you have severe walking problems don’t let this put you off. As two people in our mid 70s we didn’t find it a problem at all

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Had a lovely week in this cosy cottage, situated in a small village which made for a relaxing break."

    The Cottage had everything you need and was really well equipped. This is a beautiful part of the Country with plenty to see and explore.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2020

  • "We've just returned from a really wonderful 'staycation' week away at Causeway Cottage."

    The cottage was the perfect base for us to explore the surrounding countryside, including walking in the Malvern's, cycling in the Forest of Dean and gorge walking in the Brecon Beacons. The cottage was exceptionally clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our holiday, including use of the storage area for our bikes. We also made full use of the lovely garden and patio area! The only recommendation I would make would be to have a BBQ available to use. We'll definitely be back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2020

  • "A wonderful retreat at the end of each day but perfectly placed to visit all the lovely towns and villages around Herefordshire and Shropshire."

    The cottage is immaculate, warm and inviting and the beds so comfortable we slept like babies.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable Great for families lots to do ."

    Only downside was phone rang several times . Early in the morning which woke us up when we answered it was the cottage manger telling us to put the bins out . But it stated in the manual that she would put the bins out very disappointed to be disturbed in this way

    We are sorry for this inconvenience. Our cottage manager has been asked to ensure this not happen again. Also, while we do leave a phone at the cottage to ensure anyone staying there can make free local calls and be reached (as cell phone coverage can be inconsistent), we do remind visitors that they are free to simply unplug the phone, to avoid any kind of incoming call, if they prefer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marsha4.7Aug 2019

  • "The property itself was accurately described and pleasant."

    However the pedestrian access from the car parking area to the cottage itself is via a short but very steep path. This is not noted in the property description or shown on photographs. The first time that we were made aware of this, was in the key collection e-mail around 6 weeks before the holiday and after it had been paid for in full. Although this may not be a problem for many, my wife suffers with achilles problems and has difficulties with gradients. If the property description had highlighted this, we would have selected an alternative. I resorted to giving my wife an undignified 'piggy-back' up the slope each time we left the property.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4May 2019

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location with lovely views of the church across the garden."

    Though seemingly in the middle of no where, there is a friendly pub in walking distance and its a short drive to Bromyard and Leominster and several very impressive National Trust properties not to mention the exquisite countryside. The cottage was clean and well prepared for our visit. The kitchen was well equipped and the host had left essentials in the fridge.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2019

  • "A very well presented period cottage with a modern kitchen and bathroom in a lovely setting."

    A lovely peaceful getaway from every day life, with bird song, sheep and pheasants as your neighbours. Vicki the lady who manages the cottage, with obvious pride, leaves everything spotless and welcoming. We will definitely return again in the future. A highly recommended getaway. Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "Perfectly presented ‘olde worlde’ cottage in charming location."

    Every modern facility. An absolute delight.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage."

    ...well done! Thanks!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2018

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Causeway cottage in Pencombe."

    If we had any reservations it would be that for five people the space was a little tight, and the bedrooms apart from the main room upstairs was also a little confining space wise. There was in reality little storage space for cloths and cases up stairs. Although there were two toilets, one up, one down, there was only again the one shower and bath room down stairs, and for five people we all had to take it in turns to use the shower room. As we were there for four nights we could cope adequately, but a longer stay of over seven days would have been a problem for the five of us, all adults. We loved the lounge and diningroom seating area, and the kitchen and utility area. The cottage was well heated when we arrived , and the lights already put on for us as it was dark . The property was very inviting , and we enjoyed our stay there very much, and enjoyed the surrounding area and walks around the village and over the fields. It is an area that we would like to stay again in. Overall very satisfied with our choice of cottage.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in an area we know well and love."

    Very well equipped with absolutely everything we needed. Visited the pub warm welcome but seemed to be limited menu available. Enjoyed every minute.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is an extremely well-maintained period cottage, The caretaker."

    Vicky, was very friendly and obviously had great pride in keeping the property in meticulous order. Despite the adverse weather we had a most enjoyable holiday and could not have wished for better. This is a beautiful part of the country, well worth visiting. Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Tudor H4.7Oct 2018

  • "The local pub is only serving a very limited menu at the moment and only in the evening."

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage in a great location to explore Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales."

    Cottage was immaculate and cosy. Beautiful gardens and great info on local area. Brilliant stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was gorgeous and so cosy."

    Everything so tasteful. The position was lovely. The peace and quiet - no road noise just birdsong and dark nights with clear starry skies. Vicky the lady managing the cottage was so friendly and helpful even coming to spread salt around the pathways after the heavy snow. Ideal position for visits to Worcester, Hereford , Ross on Wye and several NT properties.

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Staircase with handrails, safety gates also available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with patio and pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: The garden is enclosed with hedges and three-rail fences and the garden pond does have a safety cover
  • However, because of this water feature, as well as the nearby brook and washing pool, parents are advised that children - and especially young children without basic water safety - must be closely supervised
  • Please be advised: The path (or "causeway") that runs alongside the property, leading from the off-road parking to the cottage itself, is fairly short, but quite steep; please consider this when booking, as it may not be suitable for those who find steeper gradients challenging Please note the fireplace is ornamental only

The property

This charming, traditional black and white cottage lies in the delightful village of Pencombe in Herefordshire.

It is perfect for walkers, cyclists and families seeking a get-away in a spectacular rural setting.

Comfortable and newly renovated, Causeway Cottage maintains many original features and sits on a lovely, spacious property with terraced garden, fishpond and outdoor dining area.

The lower level of the two-story cottage includes a welcoming dining room and a comfortable sitting room.

With exposed wooden beams, some original “wattle,” this room relays the nostalgic charm of this listed, historical building.

The kitchen is well-equipped with new, modern appliances and an area for informal dining that looks onto the garden patio.

The upstairs offers three cosy bedrooms and beautiful views onto the gardens and village church steeple beyond.

The spacious garden is a stand out feature of this property.

It includes a lovely terraced patio area for outside dining and a well-established pond with goldfish and lily pads.

A sloping lawn leads to a small orchard with apple, damson and cherry trees.

A brook with a footbridge and nearby washing pool flows just beyond the edge of the property.

The whole setting is surrounded by flowers, trees and hedges.

Pencombe’s village center is nearby, and the local pub serving hot meals is an easy 5-minute stroll from the cottage.

Walking, riding and cycling paths abound in this beautiful, classic rural landscape, with working farms and nearby National Heritage sites.

Bromyard, a lovely historical market town with shops and restaurants is just 3 miles away – with many charming villages and Leominster, Hereford and Worcester within a 15-mile radius.

Please Note: The garden is enclosed with hedges and three-rail fences and the garden pond does have a safety cover.

However, because of this water feature, as well as the nearby brook and washing pool, parents are advised that children – and especially young children without basic water safety – must be closely supervised.

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About the location

PENCOMBE

Bromyard 3 miles.

The thriving village of Pencombe is surrounded by rolling farmland, beautifully situated amidst lovely Herefordshire countryside, just 3 miles from the delightful, medieval market town of Bromyard. Located between the cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester, Pencombe is the perfect base for touring the wonderful surrounding counties renowned for their outstanding scenery, boasting many scenic walks and cycle trails, great nature watching opportunities and of course, a wealth of historic houses and gardens scattered throughout the area. Nearby Bromyard has an air of timelessness with many half-timbered buildings, helping visitors relax amongst a good range of pubs, restaurants and shops, whilst the cathedral town 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. This lovely location has plenty to offer, at any time of year!

Please be advised--The path (or "causeway") that runs alongside the property, and leads from the area where cars are parked to the cottage itself, is fairly short, but quite steep. This may be a consideration for some who may find steeper grades challenging.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas