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The Folly

Weobley, Herefordshire (Ref. 1017938)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We had such a lovely peaceful week in the folly surrounded by beautiful countryside and views."

    Everything is modern and clean and the folly has been designed with much attention to detail. Jim and Annie are very welcoming hosts and kindly provided a wonderful welcome basket for the weary traveller complete with their home made bread. I strongly recommend lighting a fire in the pagoda outside ans drinking beer! Jim and Annie were perfect hosts, there if we needed anything but totally unintrusive. They also have Barney the dog!! We are missing the folly and would return for a break.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Beautiful location, unique property and welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2021

  • "Jim and Annie were wonderful hosts, the welcome basket of home baked bread and home made jam with other local produce was exceptionally good."

    The garden setting was perfect and we slept well in our cosy home for the week.

    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2021

  • "Just returned from a lovely, peaceful few days at the Folly."

    Annie & Jim were very welcoming hosts, providing a delightful hamper with homemade bread and jam, local beer & other treats. The Folly is set in beautiful gardens, perfect for my border collie Ziggy. Lots of lovely local walks. Thanks to Annie, Jim & Barney the dog.

    Reviewed by SpencerAug 2021

  • "Sweet and cosy accommodation - beautiful gardens - generous and considerate hosts - would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by DebraJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Folly, the hosts were extremely welcoming and very helpful."

    They recommended a lovely restaurant for dinner. The Folly was comfy and cosy, I would not hesitate to recommend!

    Reviewed by LaurenJun 2021

  • "Comfy bed and couch."

    Beautiful outdoor area. Very friendly hosts including Barney the dog. Kitchen well equipped. Excellent water pressure in the shower. Wonderful welcome basket. Lovely countryside . Easy to walk to village where pub/shop. Would advise anyone with any difficulty with stairs that the spiral staircase is a challenge.

    Reviewed by TonyaJun 2021

  • "If you are looking for the perfect place to stay look no further."

    The Folly can not be faulted. The property itself. It’s beautiful grounds. Jim and Annie, the hosts and not forgetting Barney the dog. This place is quirky and well equipped and spotlessly clean. We thoroughly enjoyed the ‘welcome’ basket which contained local eggs and homemade bread and jam. We would certainly recommend here and would have no hesitation in booking The Folly again

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2021

  • "The Folly is so delightful and clever."

    We had everything we needed and more for a really special short break. The gardens are very special and it was hard to leave to go out for the day! Our hosts were lovely and helpful and we felt very spoilt with our welcome basket of local goodies. The home made bread and jam were heavenly.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2021

  • "This was an amazing stay."

    The folly has everything you need and is lovely and cosy. The owners are very friendly (as is their little dog) and they’ve really considered personal touches, such as Portmeirion dishes (it was the inspiration for the building!). Would definitely recommend staying here and we’ll be returning - the area and local village and towns are lovely too.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "What can I say?"

    ! The Folly exceeds the expectation that the advertising picture already gives! It is quite exquisite. Everything you need, perfect in miniature, and in the most tranquil and relaxing surroundings. Annie and Jim's (not forgetting Barney of course!) welcome basket is full of delicious treats and basics which makes such a difference to settling in quickly. A wonderful base from which to explore beautiful Herefordshire and the Welsh Borders.

    Reviewed by TriciaMay 2021

  • "Everything was spot on!"

    Annie and Jim are lovely hosts, we feel that we arrived as guests and left as friends. Barney the dog made our Harley welcome in his garden too. We will definitely go again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "The folly is a great an amazing quirky place to stay."

    Very comfortable, with all the comforts you could ask for. No road noise, just the bird song, a feeling of being isolated, but with civilisation not to far away. Annie and Jim the hosts are lovely, I get the feeling nothing is too much trouble, although we had everything we needed from arrival. I can't recommend this place highly enough, loads of character, great location and great hosts. I will be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2021

  • "The spiral staircase is not for everybody, although it is noted on your website, it does not indicate that it must be one of the tightest spirals that are legally considered safe."

    many adults either sight impaired or overweight would not get upstairs safely. Ditto the bathroom which is so small that when you sit on the seat the lid closes on to your back, the sink is a tiny corner sink making it impossible for a man to shave if he doesn’t use an electric razor. The cooking facilities are adequate for breakfast- but nothing further - the combi oven is at floor level so unless you like getting on to your knees to use an oven it is less than ideal. The 2 eating places in Weobley were closed Monday and Tuesday evening, so with poor cooking facilities, it was more than disappointing. All of these points should be made clear on your website. The Folly is quirky and attractive. The couch was comfy, ditto the bed. Jim , the owner , gave us a friendly welcome and his wife, Annie sent us friendly texts. We expected it to be ‘compact’, but not to come with such important negatives. A pleasant setting does not make up for the negatives. We would not return and could not recommend. We are in our 60’s, slim and active. What would happen if visitors arrive who are neither slim nor agile, whatever their age? We have wasted our holiday money and feel that others. Should not be put in the same situation. The price was paid for nights for such drawbacks was inadequate and misleading.

    We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay at The Folly and would not return, we are surprised to hear your comments as we have only received positive reviews from our past customers. When greeting guests we always ensure that our details are available and to get in touch if there is anything we can assist with, as well as providing a welcome pack in the property to make sure our guests stay is successful, which are surprised to receive this review as we had not been contacted with any of your concerns during your stay. When it comes to our more unique, compact properties like The Folly we make sure there are lots of photographs to show the size of the important aspects of the property, such as the low combi-oven and the bathroom, this is to ensure guests are fully aware of what to expect when they arrive at the property. Once again, we're sorry to hear that The Folly was not suitable for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2021

  • "The most beautiful property and amazing hosts, don’t hesitate to book a holiday at the Folly."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2020

  • "Thy was an ideal location for a last minute secluded getaway."

    It had everything we needed for a cosy and comfortable stay. We will certainly try to get back soon.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2020

  • "Just a beautiful place."

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    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2020

  • "An amazing hideaway , such gorgeous surroundings and so much to do ."

    Two whole weeks , time flew past . Jim and Annie just the most wonderful hosts too - we will be returning .

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2020

  • "The Folly is set in lovely peaceful surroundings, in it’s own private space."

    The owners were very friendly, helpful and accommodating to make our stay wonderful.

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2020

  • "Fabulous setting at The Folly Beautiful Owners very large and lovely garden for us to use and admire Annie and Jim were the perfect hosts Loved the generous gifts of home cooked bread and basket of goodies The folly was beautifully and cleverly fitted out All our needs for the week The spiral stairs are not for the less agile But not a problem for us Would definitely stay there again."

    An excellent holiday hideaway.

    Reviewed by Kristina and DavidSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Folly."

    It looked gorgeous on the website and it was equally gorgeous in reality. It also exceeded our expectations. The setting was very private with considerable outdoor space and sitting areas. The views were expansive and the combination of this with the beautiful garden and vineyard led to us feeling we were in the Italian countryside. So peaceful and a lovely walk into Weobley, straight from the door. Expectations were also exceeded by our hosts - Annie, Jim and Barney the dog - so helpful, warm and friendly with a perfect balance of connection and giving us space. Nothing was too much trouble and it was clear that us being happy was very important to them. A big thank you. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by DuncanJul 2020

  • "The Folly is a fantastic place."

    It is at the far end of the garden so you are far away enough from the owners home to not keep bumping into each other. The Folly really works. It is like being in Italy without having to travel there. Was able to pick herbs directly from the garden to add to meals. A really beautiful special place, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2020

  • "The Folly is an amazing, quirky and romantic place to stay in a beautiful setting."

    It certainly has the WOW factor. It is very bijou, with a high standard of furnishings and fittings. The design and planning has been  well thought out to utilise every inch of space. The outside area is secluded and perfect for al fresco dining. We were lucky enough to have some hot weather so we had breakfast and dinner on the terrace and used the barbecue one evening. The shelter in the garden is perfect to catch the last rays of sun. Apparently the inspiration for the building came from a visit to Portmerion in North Wales. It was originally built as a writer's retreat for a well-known garden designer to write his books whilst overlooking the peaceful rill and garden. We received a very warm welcome from our hosts and nothing was too much trouble.The patio in front of the Folly is planted with edible plants that we were invited to pick and use. On arrival we received a welcome basket of delicious homemade spelt bread, homemade damson jam, milk, biscuits, butter, olive oil and local cheese. There are plenty of places to visit in the surrounding areas. Nearby Weobley is a charming village. We would wholeheartedly recommend this property and would definitely return. We have stayed in a lot of self catering properties all over the country and abroad, and this is one of our favourites. Thank you to Annie and Jim for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "Lovely space, very peaceful and nicely done."

    Reviewed by BenFeb 2020

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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.

Summary

  • 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

WEOBLEY

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.

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Note: This property is for adults only

This property offers the following short breaks:

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