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Carriage House

Presteigne, Herefordshire, LD8 2HG (Ref. 1011619)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Great country cottage with big rooms and lots of natural light.”

    Amazing location, with total peace and quiet.

    Amazing location, with total peace and quiet.

    - Neil, September 2021

The property

Embracing the Wales-England border on the fringes of Presteigne, the Carriage House is a beautifully renovated old coach house in a wonderful position for the annual Hay Festival, in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is perfect to go walking in the rolling hills and visiting nearby castles.

With crooked floors and period features in keeping with the era of the cottage, you can enjoy a well-deserved holiday with your family or friends.

Stroll through an old wooden door into a private, walled garden, where you will see an external building housing the hot tub and sauna, ideal for an indulgent soak on return from one of your adventures.

Step inside and find the well-appointed kitchen, hosting a preparation island, dining area and integrated appliances assisting you with the home-cooking.

Move through to the large lounge and unwind in front of the woodburning stove on a cold winter's night, with a good film on TV.

Climb the staircase from here to a large corridor on the first floor, which offers a lovely space to sit and read a book on the sofa, away from the bustling sociable areas downstairs.

Choose from three bedrooms to catch your rest, each wonderfully presented in keeping with the theme, and served by the large family bathroom, where you can enjoy long hot soaks in the bath tub or refresh under the shower every morning before exploring the local area.

Head out to the peaceful, enclosed garden and relax on the patio with a drink on a balmy afternoon, listening to the sounds of birdsong and taking in your pleasant surroundings.The kids can run around on the lawn and play games as you light a fire to take the chill off a cool summer's evening, once the sun has set for the day.

The ancient town of Presteigne, in which the Carriage House is situated, is very pretty, with black and white buildings, cobbled streets and plenty of places to grab a drink or a bite to eat.

During your visit, make sure you visit The Judge's Lodging Museum, formerly the county court, taking you back in time through the life of Victorian Judges, their servants and felonious guests.

There are abundant walking routes in the area, including the long-distance Mortimer Trail taking you through Shropshire and Herefordshire, the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail enjoying ever-changing landscapes and the leisurely amble to Wigmore Castle.

Venture out to the attractive town of Ludlow or Shrewsbury, each with plenty of things to see and do, not forgetting the small market town of Hay-on-Wye, often described as the 'town of books'.

Choose this charming cottage for your next country break in Powys.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster double, super king-size double, 1 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lounge with woodburning stove and bread oven.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge,TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden, with lawned area, patio with outdoor furniture, as well as a hot tub and sauna in an external building
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Next door there are further enclosed gardens designed by the renowned Portmeirion architect, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, which the owners can show you around by prior arrangement.

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About the location


Leominster 14 miles; Hay-on-Wye 19 miles; Ludlow 20 miles; Hereford 23 miles.

Nestling on the banks of the River Lugg, the ancient town of Presteigne lies on the border of England and Wales and has been voted one of the top 10 towns in Britain by Country Life magazine. The reason for this award is obvious as the town boasts an array of black and white timbered buildings, narrow cobbled streets, individual shops, tea rooms and traditional pubs as well as the award-winning Judges’ Lodgings, a Victorian museum complete with stunning judges’ apartments, servants’ quarters, courtroom and cells. The town plays hosts to music and arts festivals throughout the year as well as a monthly farmers’ market. Explore the Mortimer Trail, Offa’s Dyke, the lovely walks up to Wigmore Castle, Croft Ambrey and the quiet valleys of the Lugg, Teme and Clun. The small town of Kington, well regarded as a centre for walking, is celebrated by visitors for its lovely scenery and excellent walking and cycling in the surrounding rolling hills. This quiet, pleasant town offers a number of excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a variety of tourist attractions close by including the Kington Small Breed Farm Park and Owl Centre, the pretty blooms at the Hergest Croft Gardens and Radnor Hill, which boasts England’s highest golf course. Ludlow, with a magnificent castle, over 500 listed buildings and stunning medieval street pattern, provides a fascinating backdrop for the town’s regular street markets, showcasing a range of goods - from cheeses and fresh produce to books and local crafts. Take a day trip to the town of books, Hay-on-Wye, the pretty market town of Leominster or Hereford with its cathedral home to the Mappi Mundi world map.

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