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The Milking Parlour

(Ref. 923972)

Yarpole near Leominster, Herefordshire Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was clean, cosy, well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a break ."

    We had a really relaxing time thank you.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2023

  • "The second time we stayed here."

    A haven of tranquillity, beautifully appointed, warm and comfortable. The host is easily accessible and helpful should you need them. A really comfortable bed, a well equipped kitchen, stylish decor, books and games, full TV service and a bottle of wine to welcome you. Thank you!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "We found the property very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2023

  • "A bit of a Tardis, compact but surprisingly spacious inside for a couple."

    Comfortably furnished to a high standard we spent a very pleasant week there in September. It is ideally placed to tour Herefordshire and Shropshire and the numerous National Trust properties there. Yarpole itself is a small, friendly community with the advantage of a small community store for last minute essentials and associated cafe that had excellent cakes. The local pub, just over the road, was unfortunately closed during our stay due to illness so we couldn't try that out. The host was perfect, he gave us a quick tour on our arrival and was helpful when we had a small issue (of our own making). There is limited outside space, which didn't worry us, the parking is directly outside the cottage and helped me practice my parallel parking, but did easily take my fairly large SUV. We would definitely stay there again if visiting in the area.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful part of the world."

    My only observation would be to bring some slippers as the floors are tiled (although not in the bedroom)

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A cosy and comfortable cottage with everything you need for a weeks stay for two people."

    A friendly welcome from the owners. A good base for discovering the area.

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable stay"

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely Easter break at The Milking Parlour."

    Very clean and comfortable. Fully equipped. Nicely furnished and comfortable bed. Good shower. Very nice location and short walk to nice pub. Thoroughly recommended….Five Star *****

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property is very clean, cosy and well equipped."

    It’s a great location for touring around the area. A very warm welcome from the owner on arrival. Inside we found lovely bottle of wine, biscuits and a pot of homemade jam(which was delicious). We fell in love with the village, the shop inside the church. Everyone was so welcoming. A great find and we would certainly go again in the future.

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage and it's amenities are lovely."

    It's very easy to relax into. Lovely greeting from the owner on arrival. The car parking space was snug for an suv, but manageable and for me the bed wasn't very comfy and the limited bedding was a problem as I was too hot every night, otherwise it was a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.1Oct 2022

  • "The Milking Parlour is very comfortable and an excellent location for us to enjoy a comfortable and peaceful holiday."

    Most locations have an odd feature that does not satisfy, but with this property, we struggle to find any fault. All in all we had a very enjoyable week with plenty of places to visit. For us, it rates as one of the best properties that we have stayed in. The owners were very helpful yet unobtrusive.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Milking Palour is a fabulous place to stay."

    Everything is there but it would benefit from a bit more work space , in the kitchen. Set in a peaceful, and quiet village, shop that sells what you need, and a pub across the road, what more do you need. Owners were friendly but not intrusive . Colin and Margaret

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very well equipped holiday cottage with helpful owners and a lovely welcome gift."

    We really enjoyed our stay,with a chance to explore Herefordshire and Wales.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could need."

    Plenty of places to visit nearby. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great property everything you need + more including milk in the fridge wine on the table and lovely biscuits."

    Bigger than what you think so plenty of space to relax in the evening including a small secluded space to sit outside with a glass of wine on a summer’s evening. Great location for discovering the area and more Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales. National trust properties all around. Would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was excellent."

    Well equipped and in an excellent position in a lovely village. A very comfortable property for a truly relaxing break. It was very well presented. The owners were very welcoming. Surrounding area with lots to do. A very nice walk from the house takes you to Croft castle (NT). The local shop and cafe in the village church was excellent.

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Milking Parlour is the most comfortable holiday let I have stayed in."

    It is very well equipped; the heating and hot water (so important!) are more than adequate. It has been sensitively furnished and decorated which always adds to the visitor's comfort. The owners are hospitable and kind, without being intrusive. It nestles in the delightful village of Yarpole. The Herefordshire countryside is glorious and the villages in the locality a joy to explore. I would heartily recommend The Milking Parlour.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely property with helpful owners."

    A generous welcome pack including some delicious homemade blackcurrant jam. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "First class in all respects."

    The location, facilities and hosts. Nice pub 2 mins walk (closed Mon - Wed). Great location to visit some wonderful National trust and English heritage sites.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Milking Parlour is a well appointed cottage in a lovely quiet area-even over Bank Holiday we hardly met anyone on our long walks!"

    We appreciated the generous welcome treats and found the various guide books and maps very useful.

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.8Aug 2021

  • "The Milking Parlour is an extremely comfortable and well-equipped cottage in an excellent location for visiting English Heritage, National Trust and the beautiful villages of Hereford."

    An ideal place to relax and enjoy the peace of the countryside.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very quiet and beautiful location."

    Many places of interest in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire within easy reach. Excellent pub immediately opposite buy only open Thursday to Sunday. Very comfortable bed and plenty of drying space in the bathroom. Nice bottle of wine and milk on our arrival. All in all a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Jul 2021

  • "Very friendly welcome even though we were quite late arriving and got lost in Yarpole!"

    Cottage was cosy and very well equipped. Bottle of wine to greet us and plenty of instructions. Wifi very good. TV worked very well. Yarpole is a lovely village and the friendly shop, cafe and pub are all community run and of high quality. They are all on the same lane as The Milking Parlour. Great Meals at The Bell. Good spot to visit lots of interesting places and great walking countryside.

    Reviewed by Marguerite Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a small village there is a community owned pub which is currently closed Monday to Wednesday and a small village run shop in the church plus a cafe which we enjoyed having afternoon tea."

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2021

  • "The peace and quiet."

    The welcome that we received from the owners was first class, then they left us alone unless we needed something. The holiday was just what we needed

    Reviewed by Roger N5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely holiday cottage in a great location, the owners were very friendly and welcoming."

    I have already recommended this cottage to friends who have now booked it for a week in the summer.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very comfortable accommodation which was well equipped."

    Ideally situated in a small village with plenty of countryside around but not too far from Hereford or Ludlow.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2018

  • "A lovely cottage for two."

    It was very clean and cosy with everything we could have needed provided by the owners. We would recommend to anybody wanting to explore the Herefordshire and Shropshire area, lots to see and do. The owners were very friendly and welcoming but not at all intrusive of your holiday. We would certainly go again in the future.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was an excellent holiday cottage and a lot of thought had gone in to what visitors might need."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2018

  • "A perfect base from which to explore the area both on foot and by car."

    The Milking Parlour is comfortable and we were made very welcome. Thanks to Martin and Barbara for the welcome pack and providing everything we needed for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Milking Parlour is an extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    We felt it was probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in, over a number of years. We had a thoroughly relaxing week in this very friendly village and would recommend The Milking Parlour without hesitation.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2018

  • "We have enjoyed several Sykes holidays, and this year explored a new area."

    The Milking Parlour in Yarpole was a delight! Compact yet spacious, and clearly a great deal of thought went into the furnishing and decor. It was spotless throughout, and Barbara and Martin were kind enough to have a welcome pack for us on arrival. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great location in a vibrant village."

    The accommodation was really comfortable so we were able to settle in very quickly. The owners were very thoughtful and had left us a gift of wine and chocolates. The coffee machine had coffee available to drink. The utensils and crockery were very good. The bedding and towels were excellent quality. The WiFi and TV all worked really well. The village shop and gallery cafe were brilliant and we were able to shop everyday there except Sunday. The cafe was outstanding for the menu but also the friendliness of the locals and voluntary staff. The church itself with its bell tower and the cemetery across the road is well worth a visit. We were able to walk to Croft Castle for a visit. We spent a very pleasant evening in The Bell for a meal and to listen to the folk musicians.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage had everything anyone is likely to need, and is really close to the village pub and shop, and to some really good walks."

    In particular, the Croft Estate is very close. The kitchen is well equipped, and the WiFi and heating are really effective (which was great for me as I got snowed in one of the days) A great base for exploring Herefordshire and South Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Mar 2018

  • "The owners Martin & Barbara were very helpful and friendly when we arrived."

    The cottage was lovely and just perfect for a relaxing break away from it all, but with every comfort. We fell in love with the village, the shop inside the church, and the Bell pub a few yards away. And the weather was great too!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2017

  • "A really beautiful property in a wonderful location."

    The perfect place to escape to, to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2017

  • "This is a great cottage for a break from hustle & bustle of everyday life."

    Everything you could want is in this cottage. Central to travel to other places. Hope to return in the future. Many Thanks to Barbara & Martin for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by Brendan4.8Jul 2017

  • "Unfortunately we had to return home early, due to back problems."

    We loved the area and the cottage, and will be back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2016

  • "The Milking Parlour was of a very high standard in every respect."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite bathroom containing a shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat HD plus free on-demand services, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk
  • Note: as of October 2023 the nearby pub is closed awaiting new tenants
  • Note: The property is adjacent to another cottage “The Cart Barn” Sykes Ref:1110218 Note:Adults only

The property

A wonderful semi-detached, Grade II listed, ground floor barn conversion dating back to the 1900's, set in the charming grounds of the owner’s black and white timbered home, in the village of Yarpole in Herefordshire.

The cottage offers peace and tranquillity and a great opportunity to completely relax and unwind yet is within a few miles of the market towns of Leominster and Ludlow.

Beautifully converted, this character cottage provides luxurious open plan living complete with a vaulted beamed ceiling, well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a sumptuous seating area.

The charming king-size bedroom has en-suite facilities and TV ensuring guests have everything they need to enjoy a much deserved romantic break in the country.

The front patio area is an excellent place to sit and relax with a refreshing drink, after a day exploring this unspoilt part of the country.

If feeling particularly energetic, there are many outdoor activities to be enjoyed at Oaker Wood Activity Centre, or venture on the golf course to play a round.

The pretty market towns of Ludlow and Leominster also make great days out as well as visiting one of the many National Trust properties in the area.

An ideal holiday cottage for a romantic break at any time of year.

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About the location


  • Leominster 4.8 miles
  • Ludlow 7.9 miles

The thriving village of Yarpole nestles in beautiful Herefordshire countryside, equidistant between the pretty market towns of Ludlow and Leominster. Mentioned in the Doomesday Book, Yarpole boasts an award-winning village shop - the first full time shop in a church, along with a traditional country pub and a Post Office! Just a short walk from the village is Bircher Common, an area of lowland heath offering lovely views of the surrounding Marches, ideal for enjoying the peace and tranquility of the area. Close by, enjoy an afternoon visit to the Monkland Cheese Dairy, a working dairy producing and selling local, artisan cheeses, as well as offering a well-stocked shop and cafe. Leominster, dating back to the 7th century, possesses some fine examples of architecture including the Priory Church, along with a wide variety of shops, cafes, antique centres and pubs – it’s an ideal place to spend an afternoon. Close by are many National Trust properties including Croft Castle and Berrington Hall, plus the Judge's Lodgings in Presteigne, Stokesay Castle, the renowned Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are well worth a visit. Sample Herefordshire's famous cider or discover Hereford with its fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books. The pretty medieval market town of Ludlow makes a great day out, with more than 500 listed buildings and a magnificent castle, and also within easy reach are Ironbridge and Hay-on-Wye.

Adults only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas