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Fern Hall Cottage

(Ref. 961199)

Whitney-on-Wye near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect! We will be back!"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2023

  • "If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the place for you."

    Lovely cosy well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful peaceful setting, Nick and Nicci are the most welcoming hosts you could meet and gave us great advice on where to visit."

    Highly recommended and will look forward to visiting again next summer.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Nicci and Nik were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome when we arrived and throughout our stay."

    Their dogs, Bel and Molly, were lovely and greeted us like old friends every time we met them. The cottage and its' garden was perfect for some much needed R&R for us and our dog and we thoroughly enjoyed the walks around, and from, the farm. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fab place and hosts very welcoming ."

    An amazing chilled out week . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Nick and Nicci were great hosts and very helpful cottage was great and really felt at home while we were there plenty places to visit while we stayed there and would recommend Fern Cottage to anyone we know would like to stay there and hope to return in the near future."

    Paul and guests

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent little cottage."

    Everything you need for a quiet relaxing holiday. Very friendly owners and dogs nothing too much trouble. Always had time for a conversation when we saw them.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fernhall Cottage was perfect for our visit, offering the peace and quiet we desperately needed."

    The accommodation was cosy and very well-appointed. We made great use of the many informational pamphlets available, particularly to explore local (and not-so-local) footpaths and trails. Nick and Nicki (and their dogs) were the perfect hosts, offering a warm, friendly welcome and providing enough information without imposing on our privacy. We loved the little touches that would help welcome guests, like providing towels to dry off wet dogs. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils so we could cook breakfast and other meals. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we have no negative comments whatsoever. Thank you for a lovely stay!!!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2022

  • "Nick and Nicky were perfect hosts ."

    They were of great assistance during a mini crisis that occurred when we were out in Hay on Wye. Beautiful cottage in the midst of rural Herefordshire at the same time within easy reach of lots of lovely small villages.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully maintained cottage in delightful situation."

    Mr and Mrs Lloyd are friendly, welcoming and helpful..

    Reviewed by Christiane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very old quaint cottage but it has every modern convenience and extremely nice furnishings."

    . lovely location. wonderful garden and scenery. very pleasant hosts just next door. handy for pubs and restaurants in the area. everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    See the feedback directly to the owners.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful cozy cottage on a working farm."

    Our dog enjoyed the enclosed garden and the views were amazing. A joy to return to after a day out exploring.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fern Hall Cottage is lovely, cozy and comfy."

    Perfect for a relaxing get away. The cottage is on a working farm and so down a remote farm track, which is handy to know if you only have a small car. The roads/hills around the Wye valley are steep in places - there was lots of rain when we visited but our standard car did us proud. The cottage has everything you need and the hosts are nearby - the views are stunning and the garden perfect. A very enjoyable stay, thank you!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2022

  • "We were made welcome at Fern Hall and had a fabulouse week."

    Enjoyed brilliant walks around the area and was able to return to the warmth and comfort of the lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2022

  • "The best cottage we have rented."

    Beautifully presented with everything we needed. The cottage was warm and immaculately clean and in the most stunning setting . Nick and Nicci could not have been more welcoming. We were not bothered by the limited WiFi as it was clearly stated in the particulars we received when booking - our phones had a perfectly reasonable signal. The rural setting is idyllic and we had some excellent walks and there are plenty of things to do only a short drive away. We hope to go back!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2021

  • "If you want to stop the world and get off, Fern Hall Cottage is the place to go to."

    Cottage so comfortable and clean and the hosts are lovely. Private garden is quiet and peaceful. Will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Real attention to detail in the interiors, and fresh homemade cake when we arrived. The hosts are so friendly and my daughters loved being able to feed the chickens and lambs. The garden is lovely, well fenced and perfect when travelling with a dog. It is a working farm, with lots to see and do around the farm, even before venturing into the beautiful surroundings of the Wye Valley. In a rural location, but only 15-20mins from Hay on Wye and other historic villages.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2021

  • "Comfortable and characterful cottage in a peaceful and beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Matthew Miles4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is ancient and medieval in origin but has been furnished and updated and decorated extremely well to make for a very comfortable stay for up to four."

    It also has a beautiful garden for sitting in and eating outdoors. Being on a working farm in the depths of the country it is really relaxing and our hosts could not have been more pleasant, welcoming and helpful. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "The hosts Nicci an Nick went above and beyond to make us feel welcome."

    We had cake waiting for us upon arrival and we even managed to charge our electric car at the farm which made our stay even more perfect! Location is wonderful, relaxing... everything you can expect from the countryside. Really close to Hay-on-Wye too. Highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Cristina5.0Aug 2020

  • "A gem of a place in the most beautiful tranquil environments."

    If peace and quiet is what is needed (which it was) then this is the place. A home from home and with all the touches of quality and comfort to make the stay memorable. The hosts Nick and Nicci were warm and welcoming. Nothing was a problem for them and they are lovely genuine people. Their dogs are delightful and ours loved playing with them. The other person who deserves praise is the lovely lady who made our booking. I apologise but have forgotten her name, but she was superb. We booked on Thursday morning for the Friday and bank holiday weekend. Other companies could barely be bothered with my enquiry but this lady was excellent and understanding how stressed out I was she went above and beyond. She managed to act quickly to secure this brilliant accommodation. Special thanks to her - it did the trick!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2019

  • "Loverly place, friendly hosts, perfect location, everything we wanted."

    Accommodation was superb, excellent furnishings, beautiful outside garden and as situated in a farm peaceful except for the distant noises from the animals. Altogether memorable for the whole family.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jul 2019

  • "'Owners' on the spot, very friendly, welcoming and helpful."

    Reviewed by Joseph4.1Jun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in Herefordshire staying at Fern Hall."

    The cottage is well-appointed, warm (it was a cold weather week in early June!) and cosy place to stay. We felt very much at home. The living room is big with comfy sofas; the double bedroom is large and the second bedroom has two small doubles. The whole place is beamed and atmospheric. The garden is a lovely space and had gorgeous views. The cottage is a little more distant to Hay-on-Wye than we anticipated but once we were familiar with our surroundings, it was fine. After Hay, we spent the rest of the week discovering new places in Herefordshire and in Wales too and had a fantastic holiday. Thank you to Nick and Nicci for a lovely time. And the dogs for getting me to play football with them every day.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0May 2019

  • "The owners of Fernhalll, Niki and Nic were so warm and welcoming without intruding on our break."

    The cottage was furnished and equipped to the highest of standards. We will definitely be recommending and returning to Fernhalll Cottage.

    Reviewed by A5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Could not help but relax! Beautiful location. Lots of fun playing ball with the farm dogs and our toddler loved visiting the goats. Welcoming hosts. Very nice stay.

    Reviewed by Carley3.8Nov 2018

  • "Lovely old cottage in a very quiet location with only the sound of birds sheep and the farm cockerel."

    Mr and Mrs Lloyd were very nice and the farm dog had us well trained in throwing his ball which he promptly brought back for us to throw again and again Cottage had everything we needed with a nice secluded rear garden which was lovely in the very nice weather we had on our week in May. also tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean with a great big clock in the lounge which made sure we did not lose track of time. Lovely location being not too far from Kington which is good for the butchers greengrocers and the co-op supermarket and a very good Chinese take away which was handy for the first night and just down the road we could hop over the border into Wales. Thank you Mr and Mrs Lloyd (Nick and Nicci) Phil Steve and Flick (the greyhound)

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2018

  • "People, animals and snow made the holiday."

    Our hosts were very attentive and made us feel most welcome.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2018

  • "Not having a phone contact number was annoying as finding the cottage proved troublesome and there was no way we could contact the owners."

    Asked for details from your office but none forthcoming. Doubly annoying as owners had to contact us when we were considerably later than we had planned - inconvenient for us and them Maybe an anomoly in your booking system but needs sorting out for the future Otherwise a good week and a lovely place to stay even though weather was a challenge

    Reviewed by James3.8Feb 2018

  • "Excellent facilities, wonderful views, beautiful area of the UK The cottage has been very well furnished by the owners."

    Reviewed by Adrianne5.0Sep 2017

  • "The holiday cottage was great, and the owners of the farm where the cottage is situated were so helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove.
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, limited WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed private garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: Due to the location of the cottage mobile phone signal can be limited and the WiFi will be limited to certain times of the day for guests use
  • Note: When outside dog must be kept on a lead
  • Note: Travel cot and High chair available.

The property

Whitney-on-Wye 4.7 miles.

A beautiful semi-detached black and white cottage ideally located on the owner's organic farm, owned by The National Trust, surrounded by 300 acres of farm and woodland incorporating numerous walks and an abundance of wildlife and wild flowers - watch out for the owner's cattle, sheep and chickens but not forgetting to take in the amazing long distance views.

The high quality and personal touches are evident as you step inside this delightful cottage.

Two stunning first floor beamed bedrooms have been thoughtfully furnished with crisp cotton bedlinen and fluffy towels.

The bathroom boasts a separate shower and bath, ideal for those wishing to take a relaxing soak after a day on the hills.

On the ground floor is a well-equipped beamed kitchen with dining area and a gorgeous beamed sitting room with ample sumptuous seating, door to the rear garden and window perfect for sitting and taking in the lovely views.

Outside enjoy an evening BBQ, alfresco dining or sit, relax and take in the sounds of the countryside.

You are ideally placed to explore the stunning Black Mountains and the National Park.

Why not take one of the many footpaths up Hay Bluff, a prominent hill that crosses the border of Wales and England, with a flat summit and panoramic views across the town of Hay and the Wye Valley, and enjoy a walk along the ridge to Black Hill?

Alternatively, take a drive to the stunning natural lake at Llangorse, where you can enjoy lakeside walks or take a trip out on the pedaloes.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing on the River Wye, as well as popular salmon or coarse fishing.

Take time out and go pony trekking to see the Black Mountains and Radnorshire Hills.

Hay-on-Wye is also on the northern edge of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons), opening up even more days out exploring the fabulous mountains in the park.

Slightly further afield, there is Builth Wells, with the Royal Welsh Showground, that hosts various annual events.

Perhaps take a trip to the popular cathedral city of Hereford, and enjoy a day at the racecourse on the edge of the city.

A tranquil retreat perfect for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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About the location


Eardisley 4.2 miles; Hay-on-Wye 6 miles; Hereford 17.3 miles

A pretty Herefordshire village nestling on the banks of the River Wye, close to the Welsh border. Many lovely walks can be enjoyed from the village with the Herefordshire Trail, Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke Path all passing close by. The whole area is renowned for its beautiful countryside, which provides excellent cycling, bird watching, fishing and canoeing in the nearby River Wye - look out for the otters by the river and the Red Kites above! Nearby, the delightful medieval village of Eardisley is part of Herefordshire's famous Black & White Village Trail. It boasts many early 16th century black and white cottages, two pubs and village shop. Hay on Wye, the 'town of books', renowned for it's world famous Hay Festival of Literature, lies on the Welsh/English border. This ancient market town lies on the River Wye in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is renowned for its many book shops, antique shops, restaurants and cafes, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The ancient city of Hereford, the epitome of picturesque England, lies just over half an hour’s drive away, with its magnificent cathedral housing its famous chained library and Mappa Mundi. Builth Wells can be reached within a pleasant drive, and is home to an 18-hole golf course, a pony trekking centre and a selection of amenities, plus each July it plays host to the Royal Welsh Show. Visit the popular riverside towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth or try the excellent cafes and restaurants in Ludlow and Abergavenny.