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The Folly

Weobley, Herefordshire, HR4 8RN (Ref. 1017938)



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23 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beautiful location, unique property and welcoming hosts.”

    - Mrs Scott, September 2021

The property

The Folly is a “small but perfectly formed” property that will allow you to relax in the quiet of the Herefordshire countryside or go exploring to see some of the unspoilt towns and sites of the Marches.

The Folly was built simply as a decorative feature to an ornate garden and is now approached by a short walk through a small vineyard, but the property has now been renovated with much thought being given to making the most of the available space, having been compared to a perfect dolls house!

The upgrading includes a mini kitchen, with a combi microwave and induction hob, a relaxing settee, also a TV, DVD player and WiFi.

When you walk in, it does not feel at small because of the large gothic shaped door and windows, and you will find a narrow spiral staircase to the bedroom where there is a comfortable bed and separate WC and shower, and though features and furniture are small, everything is interesting, unusual and finished to a very high standard.

Outside is a large patio, planted with all edible plants, a table, chairs, BBQ and a large summer house, originally built to compliment the Folly, which are all available for guests.

The Folly is within the grounds of Arrow Cottage yet is completely separate and private, being situated on a very quiet lane, the surroundings of fields, orchards and wooded hills makes this a beautiful quiet place to unwind.

If you enjoy walking, a 30 minute walk takes you into the picturesque village of Weobley, the “Jewel in the Crown” of the black and white villages where you can visit the pub the Salutation or enjoy a coffee or lunch at Green Bean or Jules.

More energetic walks include the Offa's Dyke footpath, the Wye Valley footpath and the Brecon Beacons are all close by, you’ll also be just 15 minutes from the River Wye which offers fishing and canoeing.

For shopping there are the historic towns of Ledbury and Ludlow, both of which boast architecturally interesting buildings, including Ludlow Castle, and also many independent shops.

In Hereford you will find the usual mainstream shops and also Hereford Cathedral which houses the Mappa Mundi.

About 20 minute drive away is the world famous town of Hay on Wye which hosts the annual literary festival as well as the greatest number of bookshops you are ever likely to find in one town.

Also, within a short drive are many gardens including Stockton Bury which has just been shortlisted as one of the top NGS gardens in the country, and The National Trust properties of Berrington Court and Brockhampton, are short drive away.

All in all the Folly is a relaxing and unusual property to from which to explore the rural tranquility of Herefordshire.


  • One bedroom: 1 x double with separate WC and shower approached by narrow spiral staircase
  • Open plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting areas
  • Electric heating
  • Combi microwave, induction hob, toaster kettle smart TV with DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off road parking about 50 yards from property
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop and pub approx 1.5 miles
  • Note: This property is for adults only

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About the location


Hay-on-Wye 15 miles; Hereford 11 miles; Ludlow 20 miles.

The picturesque village of Weobley is a hidden gem and is quite simply the jewel in the crown of Herefordshire’s famous Black and White Village Trail, situated in the famous Welsh Marches. Voted in the top ten places to live in England and winner of the National Village of the Year, this delightful village boasts many timber framed houses, some dating back to the 1400s. With excellent facilities including shops, churches, coffee shops, traditional pubs and the renowned Jules restaurant as well as many scenic walks from the village, this is the perfect holiday destination. Standing close to the borders of Wales and surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, including Offa’s Dyke and the Golden Valley, this is an excellent location for walking and biking trails. Within easy reach are Hay-on-Wye, medieval Ludlow, historic Hereford and Leominster. Enjoy trips to the beautiful town of Hay-on-Wye which is ideally situated for visiting the Brecon Beacons National Park and Black Mountains. The popular medieval town of Ludlow, situated above the River Teme, is also well worth a visit, with stunning surroundings of unspoilt countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh borders. The cathedral city of Hereford dates back to Saxon times and boasts an eclectic mix of architecture, with a medieval bridge spanning the winding River Wye. Here you can discover the fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books. There is also a cheese factory, vineyard and many cider farms in the surrounding areas for guests to tour and sample the delights of the wonderful local produce. This really is a wonderful village in a beautiful region of Britain.

Region Information

Note: This property is for adults only

This property offers the following short breaks:

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