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Lower Woodend Cottage

(Ref. 1137136)

Bircher Common near Orleton, Herefordshire Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful property with everything you could wish for."

    Well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Views to die for and a joy to walk around the garden. Can we live here please?

    Dear Mandy Thank you so much for your kind review and lovely message left in our visitor's book! It was a pleasure to have you stay, maybe try it in the summer months when you can enjoy the outdoors better! Thank you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a true jewel in the crown."

    The cottage was beautiful, ideally situated for short walks to the local pubs and "halfway between Ludlow and Leominster, with a garden and views that are absolutely superb. It was so peaceful and watching all the different varieties of birds and a stoat run around most mornings playing was all the entertainment we needed. The cottage had everything we wanted and more, we will definitely be returning. Amanda was very helpful, from very explicit directions to the cottage to an excellent information folder. Thank you so much.

    Thank you so much for your kind review of your stay at Lower Woodend Cottage. I'm so glad you found everything you needed and so pleased you would both like to stay again, I look forward to that, you would be very welcome! And last but not least, thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay very peaceful and with beautiful views."

    The house is old and cozy. We had a nice box of goodies when we arrived. Would recommend it to anyone who likes to be out in the country.

    Hi Stephen thank you for posting your kind review. I'm so glad you guys had a good time and enjoyed the views and garden as well as the cottage. You left it so clean and tidy, thank you so much ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The accommodation was brilliant and the garden was lovely too!"

    We had a really relaxing stay which is what we all needed. Many thanks

    Thank you Ra for your kind review of our cottage, and so glad it was a relaxing time for you, it is very quiet and peaceful! I almost didn't know anyone had been, it was so tidy ! Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ra5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was exceptionally well situated, in a beautiful garden with wide views of countryside beyond."

    There was an extensive welcome pack of goodies and the invitation to pick any fruit , vegetables or herbs in season.The cottage itself was very comfortable and well equipped. We were able to walk directly onto Bircher Common which is National trust managed. The views from footpaths on that were of distant hills. Short drives led to National trust properties, Ludlow, Tenbury and Leominster. All combined to provide a very enjoyable holiday.

    Hi Carol Thank you for taking the time to write your kind and comprehensive review about Lower Woodend Cottage after your stay. I'm so glad you liked the garden and took advantage of picking some of the produce! You so kindly left the cottage so clean and tidy, thank you guys so much ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with basin, 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Electric central heating
  • 2 x electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot upon request
  • Private driveway for 3 cars
  • Wrap-around garden with expansive lawn, two patio areas with furniture, barbecue, shed for bike storage, and access to an orchard and vegetable garden, spanning 1.5 acres in total
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: The Rayburn in the kitchen is out of use
  • Note: The home is approached via a single-track road
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 10am
  • Please note: This property has a 5 night minimum stay

The property

Enveloped by rolling, countryside views in Bircher Common near the charming village of Orleton, Herefordshire is Lower Woodend Cottage, a delightful, three-bedroom dwelling.

Encompassed by 1.5 acres of private grounds, dotted with fresh vegetables, pretty blooms and luscious lawns, Lower Woodend Cottage offers a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of nature-filled walks to be enjoyed from its doorstep; five guests are invited, ideal for couples, families, and groups.

Travel down the single-track road, reaching a private driveway for three cars.

Step indoors and slip off your walking boots, taking in the character of your new abode, making your way into the fully-equipped open-plan living space, where you can prepare meals, dine, and relax after a day of hiking; there is also a spacious utility and study for convenience.

Take advantage of your rural escape by dining alfresco upon the picnic bench, with a barbecue to light on sunny days, before returning indoors to cosy up in the snug with the warming glow of the woodburning stove in the backdrop.

As the sun sets, climb the stairs to reach two king-size bedrooms, and a double, all serviced by a bathroom and a ground-floor shower room.

Complete your morning routine and enjoy a coffee in the garden, before heading into the village, where you'll locate a Post Office for the essentials, along with The Maidenhead (Bakers Arms) as a popular dine out option.

With National Trust properties within proximity, be sure to tour both Croft Castle and Parkland and Berrington Hall, whilst Leominster Museum rests south, where you can brush up on your local knowledge.

A popular town with foodies, spend the day in Ludlow, starting with a tour of Ludlow Castle and a visit to the farmers market, ahead of trailing through the Whitcliffe Common Nature Reserve, ending with a riverside stroll and tipple near River Teme.

With breath-taking scenes to be enjoyed across the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, be sure to traverse the area whilst rounding off your itinerary, ahead of returning home for sundowners.

Escape to the countryside at Lower Woodend Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Yarpole 1.6 miles; Ludlow 8.3 miles; Hereford 18.8 miles.

Bircher Common is a pretty area of lowland heath in the civil parish of Croft and Yarpole in Herefordshire, owned by the National Trust. It is adjacent to Croft Castle and Croft Ambrey Hill Fort, both also owned by the National Trust, a must-see for history lovers who are eager to tour the various rooms, hallways and chambers of the castle. Here, you can also take a peaceful stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens, enjoy the vibrant flower displays and relax in amongst your picturesque setting. Bircher Common also offers an abundance of wildlife spotting opportunities, where nature enthusiasts can engage in birdwatching or spot a range of animals such as deer, rabbits and many more. Further afield, uncover the delights of Yarpole. home to the stunning and medieval St. Leonard's Church, perfect for expanding your knowledge of its historical significance; there are also an abundance of brilliant pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes where you can restock or refuel with some tasty fare. Close by, you can also visit Orleton, which is where you'll find all your nearest amenities, for a delicious lunch at The Boot Inn or head out on a scenic walk to the market town of Ludlow via the Mortimer Way, home to Ludlow Castle and Whitcliffe Common Reserve. A fabulous destination from which to uncover all that this splendid region has to offer.

Please note: This property has a 5 night minimum stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas