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Fern House

(Ref. 964143)

Leintwardine, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Where to begin?"

    Fern House just felt like home the minute I walked in. Such a beautiful cottage with the sweetest patio garden. Interiors are absolutely gorgeous, loved all the wooden beams on show. Everything you could ever need, just not necessarily where you’d expect so it was a treat to explore the kitchen cupboards. Wish I could’ve stayed longer! Thanks so much Judith

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2024

  • "Received a call from Judith a couple of days before arriving to advise on a couple of things (access & parking, and recommendations for places to go) Loved the cottage, quirky in places, lots of hidey-holes in the kitchen (everything needed was there but not all in the same place)."

    An old house with loads of character. Comfortable sofa & chair and beautiful fireplace in the lounge, and beds very comfy too. Everything worked as expected. Will definitely have no hesitation staying here again.

    Thank you Richard for your lovely feedback. We are happy to hear you had a restful time at Fern house. We know you had some very cold weather during your stay and I’m glad you made good use of the log burner., (it’s such a relief when guests are as proficient) . Thank you for leaving everything in such good order. Much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fern Cottage."

    Cosy and comfortable. Welcome pack of lemon drizzle cake, sauvignon blanc and crisps! Glorious sunshine in the courtyard. Friendly village. Excellent butcher and locals pubs. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely comfortable relaxing stay in Fern House."

    The house has so many beautiful old features. The village was very friendly and quiet, local butchers was excellent. Parking opposite was easy, neighbours very friendly. The bed was very comfortable. We had a great time, thankyou.

    Thank you for choosing to stay at Fern House during your time in Herefordshire. I’m glad you found the local butchers to your liking. Their sausages really are tremendous aren’t they! It sounds as though you had a nice rest. Hope you have fully recharged your batteries. We would love to welcome you back whenever you are next in this part of the country. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely old cottage in friendly village."

    Close to pubs and river for dog. More microwave would be useful. Towels were small and but rough.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have bought some new larger towels for the cottage. Towels can be a personal preference. I don’t use fabric conditioner on them as some people say they don’t dry as well. But I am going to maybe use a bit and see how that works. Not sure what to do about the microwave. It seemed to be working when I tested it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenys3.8Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Fern cotttage very much,would love to revisit again ,as the cottage was very homely and quirky."

    Very friendly pretty village,friendly and a helpful next door neighbour. The little courtyard was ideal but would have benefited from a sun parasol,as we had glorious weather.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we would love to welcome you back to Fern House. We agree with you that Leintwardine really is a remarkably friendly village . The courtyard is a great sun trap if you enjoy hot weather but we have had some very hot days this year. We do have a sun Sail in the back porch. It’s folded up in a bag on one of the shelves. There are hooks on the porch and the opposite fence. I don’t leave it up because if we had a downpour it would fill up with water and possibly cause damage. I felt a parasol would be in the way when not in use . I perhaps need to find a better solution that is easier for guests to use. I will give it some thought! Cheers. Judi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eirlys5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in charming village."

    Lots of nooks and crannies to explore, and everything you need to feel at home. Gorgeous inglenook fireplace with log burning stove, comfy beds, small but beautiful sun trap garden and all the amenities you may need. Excellent and friendly communication from owners and welcome cake, wine, milk and crisps (coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, etc all supplied in pantry cupboard as well). Beautiful village a quick drive from Ludlow which has all the shops, pubs, restaurants, etc you may need as well as the castle and river.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. It was nice talking to you and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Fern House. We would love to welcome you back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    It had everything you need for a very relaxing stay. The milk in the fridge and the red wine were a very nice touch. Also a basket full of logs and kindling also provided. Very comfy beds and nice hot shower. The lion pub in the village does very good food and also a very nice new Zealand sauvignon. Would happily return.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are very pleased to hear you had a restful and comfortable stay. I haven’t had the Sauvignon at the Lion but will try it on your recommendation next time we are in there. We would be delighted to welcome you back. Many thanks. Judith. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent stay, lovely property and really appreciated the lovely little extras, including the fresh flowers in the rooms, a bottle of wine and packet of crisps!"

    The only one little frustration was the size of the bath towels - they were not very big! Very Comfy beds, everything you need in a kitchen and so very quiet - perfect! The village was Very pretty and both pubs were great!

    Thank you for choosing Fern house and taking time to give your feedback. Glad you had a comfortable and relaxing stay and were able to try both pubs, we agree they are both very different but equally great. Did you notice the crisps were Tyrills? They are made in Herefordshire so we feel its only right to support local businesses! We have addressed the towel issue and bought a supply of bigger bath towels. Cheers, Judi. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "A quirky and characterful cottage full of charm, nooks and crannies."

    Tastefully furnished and very clean. Thoughtful touches such as fresh flowers and welcome treats. Great village location with amenities, would love to stay again!

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you liked the house and village. I feel this part of Herefordshire is so lovely and unspoiled but it’s hardly on the radar so no buses full of tourists or hiked up prices. Just those ( like yourself) “in the know “ come here to enjoy the castles, gardens, peaceful countryside and amazing food. Do come back soon and visit us again. Cheers, Judi. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful, quirky cottage in the friendliest, prettiest village ever."

    Met so many welcoming people and doggies! The Sun inn is a must go to for relaxing atmosphere, real ale, and tasty bar snacks and the Lion Inn does lovely meals too. The chippy at the end of the road did the nicest fish and chips we've ever had! The cottage itself was amazing, wood burning stove was super warm, comfortable lounge, well equipped kitchen and pretty courtyard to listen to the nearby church bells. Beds were really comfortable too. And everything was as described (including the low doorway height that husband managed to bang his head on at least once a day) The owner Judi made contact and was super friendly and helpful and the welcome pack was much appreciated. Will be back and would recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Cathie. Sorry about your husbands poor head! People must have been smaller back in the 16th century when Fern house was built! I will pass your comments to the people at the Chippy I know they will be delighted. They are very proud of their place (plaice) and have won lots of awards. Do please come back and explore the area further as there is so much to see in this rural backwater. Or just relax and get cosy up to the log burner. Cheers Judi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathie5.0Sep 2022

  • "This cottage is a little gem."

    We really enjoyed our stay. The village and the people were very welcoming. Lots of lovely walks. We needed somewhere dog friendly and this was brilliant.

    Thankyou for the feedback. Very happy you and your dog enjoyed your time in Lovely Leintwardine. I have to agree the people in the village are exceptionally friendly and welcoming. We would love to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, friendly village well situated for surrounding visits."

    Cottage beautiful and well equipped, one of nicest we’ve been in. Local pubs/shop fantastic. So quiet, perfect for restful stay.

    We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and had a restful time. Time really does slow down in cider country! Hope you returned home fully refreshed. Look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful quirky house in a nice area with very helpful owner."

    Great pubs nearby and a river at the bottom of the street. Perfect holiday.

    We are lucky to have a cottage with two fantastic country pubs so close by. Glad you enjoyed them. Hope to welcome you back to Fern House another time. Thankyou for your feedback. Much appreciated. Cheers Judi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2022

  • "I think a washing machine would be beneficial"

    We are constantly reviewing the options for the cottage and always aim to maximise our guests comfort. However space is limited as the cottage is very old and not designed for white goods. We made the decision to put a dishwasher in instead as we felt that would get more day to day use. Future inclusions in 2022 will be an air frier, new patio furniture and replacing the back porch with a new smarter conservatory type space. We appreciate that guests who enjoy walking or outdoor pursuits may wish to clean clothes and we provide details of the nearby laundrette in Craven arms as well as an airer/maiden with iron and ironing board for hand washed items. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy2.8Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a quiet, friendly village."

    Great location for exploring and walking in the Shropshire hills

    Thanks for your kind review. We are lucky to have such stunning scenery on our doorstep. We particularly enjoy hearing about the places our guests have explored. Perhaps head over to the hills around Hay on Wye another time? They are spectacular. (Pen Y Fan is still on my personal wish list.) Hope to welcome you back soon. Cheers Judi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2022

  • "It's a beautiful little cottage in a really lovely little village and ideal for exploring the whole area, full of churches & castles, steeped in history."

    Judith phoned us before our visit to explain about the key and told us about the village. Very welcoming host. She also left a lovely goody hamper and milk in the fridge.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I enjoyed talking to you before and after your stay. So glad you managed to fit in plenty of castles as you said they were of particular interest to your daughter. In your comments in our visitors book you mentioned that you couldn’t find The Sun Inn parlour pub in Leominster. It is in fact in Leintwardine itself and is well worth visiting! I am so sorry you missed out on a wonderful unique part of our village history. It would be lovely to welcome you back to Fern House and ensure you get to enjoy a visit to one of the most characterful pubs in England. (And only five minutes walk from the cottage!) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Fern cottage."

    The owner was really helpful and the cottage was clean and cozy. The village had everything we needed - it was peaceful with a pub, chippy, butchers shop and the cheapest petrol for miles! A washing machine would be awesome (we knew it didn't have one prior to our stay but other than that it was perfect.

    Thankyou for your kind feedback. Glad you picked up on the tranquil village vibe. Good tip for other visitors regarding the petrol! The garage owner is a real star and keeps customers up to date on prices, availability and geo political news as well as the price fluctuations of brent crude., with a few jokes in there too Astonishing! And very typically “Leintwardine “. Check out the Griffith Garage Facebook page for content above and beyond the usual. Regarding the washing machine. We are seriously considering it and it is probably a worthwhile investment for the cottage. I will amend the cottage details as soon as it happens. Kind regards Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had the most lovely few day, THANK YOU!"

    A lovely house in a lovely village would definitely return again.

    Many thanks for choosing Fern House for your getaway break. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Leintwardine . We look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at Fern cottage."

    Very comfortable and cosy. Had an extremely relaxing stay in a lovely village. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "Such a gorgeous little cottage, beautifully decorated."

    We had a very relaxing stay, in a lovely village.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lively Village with everything you need nearby."

    Very understanding owner, nothing too much trouble, what more you could want?

    Thankyou for your feedback. Hope you were able to kick back and relax during your stay. We would love to welcome you back to Fern House in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a great short stay in this delightful cottage."

    It is spacious and comfortable. The owners have taken great care with decoration and furnishing appropriate to its period- there are numerous interesting pictures and artefacts displayed. The village has two good pubs, garage/store, and fish and chip shop.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2021

  • "A very quirky but delightful cottage in a lovely village, close to Ludlow, Pembridge and Eardisland which we loved visiting."

    The local restaurant/bar The Lion has fabulous food and drinks and we had several nights there, 5 minutes walk from the cottage.

    It sounds as though you made full use of the Local places to eat and see, and we are glad you chose our cottage to stay in while you visited this lovely part of the country. Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your kind review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "Sykes provided clear and comprehensive instructions, supplimented by a call from the owner beforehand to ensure we knew where the key sould be."

    There was a welcome package on arrival and the cottage had all that we needed. The garden is small but overflowing with flowers and catches the sun for most of the day. The only downside was that the doorways are cottage-sized and easy to bump your head on! Leintwardine is very pretty and you can walk to the two pubs (The Lion has riverside tables), shop and fish&chips.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very clean and comfortable."

    And dog-friendly. The owner was very helpful and kind. The village is in a great location for walks, has an excellent fish and chip shop and the Sun Inn is a lovely local pub. The countryside is simply stunning. A great holiday and we'll be back again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. You and your sweet dog charmed my neighbours who couldn't wait to tell me all about her after you left. We hope we can welcome you back to Fern house in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2021

  • "This is a lovely little cottage in a very picturesque part of the country with lots to do in the local area."

    It had everything that you want from a country cottage. The village of Leitwardine is well appointed with a well stocked local shop, butchers, pubs and a fish & chip shop. Also a lovely river flowing through and a very pretty church. And everyone was very friendly indeed.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay in Leintwardine and that you received a warm welcome from our lovely neighbours in the village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the area."

    The cottage was cosy, we really enjoyed the wood burner, but the stone floors and wooden floorboards did make it a bit cold. Unfortunately there were no tea towels, oven gloves and no liquid hand soap in the bathroom and we were only supplied with one bath towel each but no hand towel each. Also need better instructions about bins as we did not know where to put out rubbish, what bags to use or what to do with recycling. The spec on the Sykes website mentions a games room which is inaccurate.

    With the COVID ongoing we are were advised against providing towels and tea towels this was communicated in emails you would have received from Sykes. The details regarding the bins are on page 13 of our welcome leaflets With this in mind we are writing up a bullet point sheet that will cover the most common questions. We are sorry if you were expecting a dedicated games room. We hope these omissions did not spoil your break at Fern House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Apr 2021

  • "We had such a wonderful pre-Christmas break, which we didn’t think was going to work because of Covid, but it did!"

    Fern House was just the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of the last few months, and we managed to really unwind. We used the log burner every night and were really snug. The kitchen couldn’t have been more dog friendly after some very muddy walks-he absolutely loved it. We really enjoyed exploring the local area - Ludlow was a real highlight - and eating out at some of the great pubs near by. The Lion in the village was fantastic, as was the Riverside at Aymestrey. Judith put some decorations up to make us feel really Christmassy, and the goodies she left out were a real treat when we arrived late Friday night. All in all, a lovely stay and we can’t wait to return! Thank you!

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are delighted you and your dog enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Fern house soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a friendly village in the marches."

    Both the owner and neighbours were friendly and helpful and we were delighted to find a welcome pack including a bottle of wine and a delicious cake. We took our young )11 months) dog with us and there were plenty of great walks around the outskirts of the village. We very much enjoyed our stay and would consider returning in future years

    Thankyou very much for the positive feedback. We love dogs and are always happy to hear they and their owners have enjoyed their time at Fern house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Oct 2020

  • "This was our second visit to fern house and probably not our last."

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with caring owner."

    Little extra touches made us feel welcome and added to the enjoyment of our holiday. Very friendly village and both pubs worth a visit especially as closely following Covid restrictions well without fuss. Local area great to explore.

    We really enjoy preparing the cottage for our guests whether it’s baking a lemon drizzle cake, picking bunches of flowers or selecting magazines to suit our guests. Which is why we absolutely love getting a super review like this. Thankyou very much. Bob and Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "After looking forward to this week away we were left disappointed in how we were treated over a problem with the property that the owner knew existed and the complaint received from neighbours as a result of the problems."

    Not our idea of a relaxing break and customer care non existent from Sykes or indeed the owner to put things right. I still await Sykes response to our telephone conversation with them whilst on holiday at the cottage. Not a great break to say the least.

    Reviewed by Stephanie2.5Aug 2020

  • "What a charming, beautifully-presented cottage."

    The front door leads to a flagstoned passage with stunning wallpaper. The charming sitting room has an inglenook fireplace and stylish, comfortable furniture. The kitchen, with attractive units made from recycled wooden panelling, is very well-equipped and there is the luxury of a dishwasher. We so enjoyed staying here. It feels like a home, with its original features, carefully chosen vintage furniture and ornaments, and little courtyard with table and chairs. Local information and details of good pubs and restaurant menus were very useful. The village butcher has excellent, locally-sourced meat and other produce, and the garage shop has a very wide selection of groceries. There are also 2 excellent pubs 5 minutes walk away. With swimming in the river, there is no need to leave this lovely place, but there is plenty of interest in the surrounding area, if you want an outing.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, it had everything we needed and the owner had kindly left a cake and fresh flowers."

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Really comfy suite in the living room with a log burner that gives off tons of heat and a smart tv with netflix and all the catchups. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and all necessary utensils. The bedrooms are really comfortable. The only caveat I would give is if you're slightly tall, beware of the low lintels, I did a very good impression of Terry Butcher after coming down the stairs one day! Two good pubs, the Lion, which apparently does good food, but as dogs are only allowed in the top bar which is a bit soulless we only went into once and the Sun Inn which is a must see, just like walking into someone's home! Great garage in the village which will keep you supplied with day to day items and there's Tuffins in Craven Arms which is the nearest supermarket. Had a lovely week there, plenty of places to take dogs and there's tons of things to do in the area, Ludlow + castle is a must!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, welcome basket of goodies and flowers on arrival which was a lovely touch."

    Very friendly people and highly recommend The Sun Inn an old parlour pub. Location was ideal for visiting other places.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jan 2020

  • "I love this cottage, this week was my second visit and I shall certainly book again."

    The cottage has every modern amenity including wi-fi and freeview along side fabulous period features like the inglenook with its wood burner and original oak beams. Leintwardine is a lovely village surrounded by beautiful countryside and full of very friendly people. Nothing is too much trouble for Judith, the owner and she provides a lovely basket of goodies upon your arrival which is very welcome. I’ve stayed in many holiday cottages all over the country and this is one of my absolute favourites.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful, cosy and quirky bolthole to get away from everything"

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Nov 2019

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    Owner is really nice, and very helpful. Some nice touches - the welcome hamper and a good supply of logs for the wood burner. Lovely village with two really good pubs, a chippy and a well stocked shop. Definitely going back there! Thank you

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a fab village with great walks from the front door!"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage in a very good location, convenient for the pubs, shop and chip shop."

    Had everything we needed and the welcome pack was a nice addition.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "A wonderful little cottage, perfect location in a village with a butchers , general store , tea shop , a fish and chip shop and 2 pubs all in walking distance."

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Aug 2019

  • "A cottage full of history and charm set in a beautiful village which was a perfect setting for a relaxing week in the countryside."

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2019

  • "Had a fantastic time- cottage more than met our needs."

    Lovely cottage and area and will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2019

  • "Fern house is a beautiful cottage that is very well equipped with every thing you need to enjoy a relaxing stay."

    The bed is very comfortable and it is so quiet we slept very soundly, the shower is also spacious and envigourating, also the log burner was very cozy with an abundance of logs supplied. There was a lovely hamper to welcome us and the owner Judith was really nice and friendly. The village has two pubs very closeby with the Sun inn being a very welcoming place with lots of friendly locals which is also very dog friendly which our border terrier really enjoyed. We would definately go back again and explore the region some more. the cottage also has the bonus of a lovely neighbour in the shape of Peter, a real nice character.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2019

  • "My dog and I had a wonderful 3 night stay at Fern Cottage."

    It was super cosy and comfy, loved the sunny garden, wood burning stove with plenty of wood available, great fish & chips just round the corner, a thriving village and gorgeous walks direct from the village or a short drive into the heart of the Shropshire Hills. Also visited two nearby National Trusts, Croft Castle and Brockhamptom Estate, both delightful and with long walks through verdant park and farmland. Ancient trees abounding!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage, comfy bed, great shower and a lovely friendly village."

    Fern House was immaculately clean and the kitchen was very well equipped. We stayed for three nights but there was plenty of cupboard space for longer. We didn't have a chance to use the log burner but it's a great feature. Our dog loved sleeping in the larder and was really at home. We ate in The Lion one night then fish and chips in the other pub for another and on the last night got to use the electric Aga which was simple to use for a novice like me and I found fab. Although Judi is an absent owner, she called me almost immediately after booking and was really friendly, making sure that I'd received all the details. She told me all about the area, the pubs and places to walk our dog. We had the pleasure of meeting her after we had checked out and returned to our car after having taken Monty for a walk in the meadow and she was lovely. The wifi was excellent, ours was a business stay so that was very appreciated but the cottage was very relaxing and we would definitely book again for a longer stay. I mustn't forget the very generous welcome basket which I forgot to thank Judi for when we met her, the eggs were wonderful!

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Mar 2019

  • "We spent 4 days over Christmas at Fern Cottage which was delightful."

    The cottage was very comfortable , warm and cosy with the wood burner, and well equipped. Judith went to a lot of trouble to contact us before our stay to ask if we wanted Christmas decorations , which were just right. She gave us lots of useful information about where to eat . We arrived to find a lovely welcome pack of goodies and even poo bags, treats and a bed for the dog. I would highly recommend this cottage for a stay in a beautiful area of the country.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Dec 2018

  • "We chose Fern House as it was dog-friendly."

    Full of charm and character inside with a very comfortable bed and modern bathroom with large shower unit. The living room has a beautiful Inglenook with an almost new wood burner but very much in keeping. Leintwardine was unknown to us before but proved an excellent base for visiting the area with a charming multi-arched bridge over the fast-flowing river Teme. Just 8 miles from Ludlow or Knighton. The village itself has an excellent restaurant/Pub (The Lion) with riverside garden, very friendly staff and a separate entrance for dogs and their owners. We found the food to be excellent. The adjacent garage and local shop is well stocked with a surprising array of staples and more. We didn't get a chance to visit the tea rooms or the excellent looking local butcher but we did go mad and have fish and chips from the smartest looking chippy I can recall seeing. Again we didn't visit the "famous" parlour pub - that will have to wait. All of these amenities are within a 2 minute walk of Fern House cottage which lies in an street running parallel to the main road through the village, so we were untroubled by any traffic noise. The local church is close and bell-ringing between 8-9pm cannot be "shut-out".

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very quaint cottage in a lovely village."

    Well positioned for exploring Shropshire and Herefordshire. The cottage we found comfortable and well equipped with extras to make our stay very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fern House was a lovely, comfortable cottage in a very friendly village."

    The bed was comfy and the cottage had everything needed for a week away. The owner was also very attentive and we are very grateful for the goodies that were left for us. We had a great time walking in the local area and visiting the local pubs. The Lion for good food and scenic riverside benches, or The Sun beer garden, when warm. Also The Sun allows dogs inside which was great for us to take our whippet Gryff. The Fiddlers Elbow chippy is fantastic and you can order your fish and chips and eat them in The Sun beer garden or by the river on the green. Would definitely return for further walking and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fern Cottage is a fantastic holiday let."

    It is furnished to a high standard and maintains a warm, homely feel. Fresh flowers and a lovely hamper welcomed us with milk in the fridge ready for a cuppa! This is genuinely a dog friendly cotrage with towels and a bed provided and a stone tiled floor makes for an easy clean. Shared access through the neighbours rear garden is not a problem since they are friendly and like dogs! It is a pleasure to recommend this cottage and village.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fern House is a little gem in Herefordshire."

    The cottage is lovely and exactly what we expected. From the welcoming phone call to locking the door to leave to return home our holiday experience was fantastic. The neighbours and village folk were friendly and welcoming and the area has lots of interesting things to do, whether it be shopping, walking, cultural events or eating out. As a couple we felt really at home and hope to return to Fern House again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Fern House."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and had quality fittings. It’s in a lovely, friendly village with a great pub and restaurant. The owner had left fresh flowers and a welcome basket with local produce in it. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fern House to others.

    Reviewed by April5.0Jun 2018

  • "A beautiful, old,cosy oak-beamed cottage in a picture-postcard village street with gorgeous salmon river at the bottom by the village green."

    Like stepping back to a simpler time. Yet with all essential modern home amenities. Lovely rooms, comfortable beds,lounge with feature fireplace. Country kitchen. Sun-trap of a rear patio garden. Everything we needed. And there's such a lot of interest in the surrounding area! We will certainly be back to idyllic Fern House...

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The owner was great at leaving information and the hamper was really appreciated. Even the neighbours were friendly and would let the dogs come through to their garden via the gate. Everything we needed was on hand in this lovely little village. Both the cottage and the village was extremely dog friendly. I will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage with a fantastic welcome."

    Have already recommended it too 5 people who have all said they would like to visit Fern Cottage Leintwardine- we will be back. Loved it

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2018

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Ground floor shower room with double walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric AGA range, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games.Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Roadside parking opposite the property on a first come, first served basis
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: Children aged 12 years and over only
  • Note: There are steep stairs in the property, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Some doorways have low head height, care to be taken
  • Note: Bed linen and Towels provided
  • PLEASE NOTE: This property only takes a minimum of 3 night bookings and check in days must be either Monday or Friday.

The property

Fern House is a simply wonderful, Grade II listed cottage in the quaint country village of Leintwardine in Herefordshire.

Bursting with character and charming original features, this is a heart-warming stay for a relaxing getaway never to forget.

Enter this one-of-a-kind, olde worlde cottage and be enticed by its snug sitting room, dominated by wooden beams and a tremendous stone fireplace housing a woodburning stove, what better place to kick back and unwind?

Step through into a gorgeous, country-cottage style kitchen/diner, graced with rustic features including quarry tile flooring, wooden furnishings and a fabulous AGA cooker.

A modern shower room beautifully contrasts with the rest of the interior, boasting a double walk-in shower and stunning metro tiles.

A traditionally steep staircase brings you to the first floor, benefiting from original wooden floorboards, up here you will discover two wonderful double bedrooms enhanced by wooden beams, perfectly peaceful spots to catch that much-needed rest.

The beauty of Fern House flows out to its tranquil patio garden, splendidly maintained and with home-grown herbs available to spruce up your meals.

The village of Leintwardine is a lovely, quiet spot to base your holiday, offering a couple of pubs, a fish and chip shop and a convenience store.

This area is excellent for walking, as the Herefordshire Trail and the Shropshire Way run nearby.

The fabulous market town of Ludlow also comes nearby and is well worth a look around, presenting over 500 listed buildings and a striking castle.

A unique, cosy cottage enjoying a fine countryside location.

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About the location


Bucknell 4.5 miles; Craven Arms 7 miles; Ludlow 10.5 miles.

The Roman village of Leintwardine, which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, lies in beautiful Herefordshire cout Office and the area offers visitors many lovely walks in all directionntryside, close to the Shropshire border and boasts a Grade II listed parlour pub which serves a large selection of real ales. The area offers visitors many lovely walks in all directions including the Herefordshire Trail which runs through the village, and also nearby is the Shropshire Way. Close by is the pretty village of Bucknell which nestles on the banks of the River Redlake and lies within the Shropshire Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering a pub, butcher and general store. The historic medieval market town of Ludlow is situated on the River Teme, amongst the outstanding countryside of the Welsh Marches. With more than 500 listed buildings, Ludlow’s medieval street pattern remains almost intact and provides a fascinating backdrop for the town’s regular street markets, held in the shadow of the castle and showcasing a range of goods - from cheeses and fresh produce to books and local crafts. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping, with a number of antique and art and craft shops, along with a Michelin-starred restaurant and numerous tea shops, pubs and inns. Ludlow Castle is over 900-years old and contains fascinating examples of architecture while below, the Millennium Green offers a large public riverside green and the popular Green Cafe. Ludlow plays host to many food and drink festivals in spring and autumn, as well as the Medieval Christmas Festival and Shakespeare and Arts festivals in the summer. The World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and Cardingmill Valley are all within easy reach and make a memorable day out for all the family. A wonderful holiday destination in a beautiful part of the country.

Note: Children aged 12 years and over only.

Note: There are steep stairs in the property, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

PLEASE NOTE: This property only takes a minimum of 3 night bookings and check in days must be either Monday or Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas