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Park Style Mill

Kington, Herefordshire (Ref. 979685)

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Reviews

26 Customer Reviews

  • "After a pleasant journey to Park Style Mill we were met by our friendly hosts, Chris and Jenny, who showed us round the Mill and made us feel at home."

    During our tour of the Mill with them, we noted the very generous welcome pack that they had prepared for us, a whole plethora of goodies, including home made jam! The thing that struck us immediately was the amount of space and the cleanliness throughout. Everything in the kitchen, utensils, cooker, kettle, crockery etc, etc was just top notch as it was throughout the Mill. The building itself is fascinating as it is a former corn mill from the 18th century and one of the attractions was being able to see the Mill machinery displayed behind a glass window. Sadly the weather was damp and drizzly but the gardens were still worth walking around to see the original Mill wheel along the side of the Mill. There is also a lovely pond which is full of aquatic life, including frogs and Canada geese making themselves heard. It was also a very good base from which to visit many of the local historic attractions. We really loved our week there, and it was an excellent place in which to meet up with our old friends, and we hope to go back soon.

    Reviewed by SybilMar 2020

  • "It's a beautiful house and extremely well equipped."

    Very steep spiral stairs though, so not ideal for very young children or anyone with mobility issues. Everyone else should love it. Very peaceful location and friendly welcoming host. Use landline to contact host as the mobile reception is poor, good wifi inside the house though. Highly recommended. Huge mill pond for wild swimmers in warm weather!

    Reviewed by RuthJan 2020

  • "We spent the New Year at the house."

    The owners allowed us to arrive earlier than the check-in time which was a welcome surprise. We were greeted on arrival and given a quick tour and then left in peace to enjoy our holiday. They had kindly supplied us with some basics e.g. oil, butter, eggs, bread, milk etc. and also some festive treats: mince pies, Prosecco, chestnut chutney and jam....couldn't have asked for more. The house was warm and comfortable and decorated for Christmas. The surrounding area made for a nice little stomp. Thoroughly enjoyed staying there and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by ThomasDec 2019

  • "Absolutely superb!"

    An exceptional holiday home that has been refurbished to a very high standard. You will want for nothing. We stayed in a very wet and cold November but we were so very comfortable. Chris and Jenny, the owners, offer the very best hospitality; an excellent welcome pack, their own very good logs (at a very small price) and are so generous and kind, wanting us to have the very best holiday experience- they are truly a lovely couple. So much to do locally (walks, cheese, cider, Nat Trust, Steam Trains, Horse Riding, Castles, Brecon Beacons, Shropshire Hills, and SO much more!) But it was just as wonderful to step out of the Back Door and explore the river/streams/fields/ruins/views etc etc. Came home truly rested and wishing we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by TanyaNov 2019

  • "It was in the back and beyond."

    It was big and very cold. The heating did not seem to work efficiently and you needed to purchase logs from the owners £4 a bag, the size was ok, No hair drier when asked for one was told "we don't have one in the cottage we think it is a fire hazard as you may not know how to use one that isn't your own". Being told to remove outdoor shoes the second you are let into the property and having gentle reminders around the cottage was very off putting.

    I am sorry you found the property too big and cold. It is meant for 6 guests and the heating was left at the level our previous guest had set. I explained the central heating controls and said if you had any difficulty I was on hand to help. It was booked during the winter months last year and there were no issues with the heating. A large basket of complimentary logs is always provided. The property, set in 35 acres, is secluded but not isolated and only 3 miles from the nearest town. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "The Mill was delightful and was furnished with the utmost care."

    It contained superb equipment and it catered thoroughly for a number of people. We were very fortunate as the weather was perfect not only allowing us to explore the local area but also to relax in the extensive grounds of the mill. Jenny and Chris are attentive owners and made sure we wanted for nothing. Just hope everyone else enjoys their holiday as much as we did. Many, many thanks to them both. Jean & Gary Chambers

    Reviewed by GarySep 2019

  • "Great cottage - and fabulous welcome pack and hosts."

    Beautifully quiet and intermittent on wifi and mobile signal - bliss. Once you find the cottage then getting about is easy and you are located near lots of things to do and places. In under an hour at most we went to Hay on Wye, Hereford, Llanhydrod Wells (apologies for the spelling), Croft Castle, Ludlow and Berrington Hall. If you have children - cannot recommend BrynGwyn Riding Centre which is about 15/20 minutes away and is totally amazing - we took a complete beginner - never sat on a horse and had a wonderful time

    Reviewed by VickiAug 2019

  • "Chris and Jenny, the owners were so kind and friendly."

    The property’s surroundings are so beautiful.

    Reviewed by JabirAug 2019

  • "Immaculately clean."

    Lovely and peaceful surroundings. Plenty of space. Delightful and hospitable owners on site for any problems. Follow the directions to the property and not sat nav to avoid getting stuck. Only minor comment would be a larger TV. Ideal location for exploring Herefordshire and Wales.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2019

  • "Beautiful house."

    Great hosts. Would definitely book this place again when we are back for the Hay Festival!

    Reviewed by RuheMay 2019

  • "Clean, comfortable & equipped to an exceptionally high standard (only thing not found was a hairdryer)."

    Rather remote but a very interesting historic property in a beautiful peaceful setting. Owners living on site were extremely friendly and generous with their welcoming grocery pack, and maintained a respect for our privacy. No hesitation in recommending this property - one of the best we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2019

  • "This is a very nice property in a lovely setting."

    It is spacious and well-equipped, a great place to relax or base yourself for exploring a delightful region.

    Reviewed by JonMay 2019

  • "The house and gardens are stunning."

    Chris and Jenny were the most amazing hosts. They made us feel as if we were old friends and we had the most fantastic Easter weekend with the family. We would have no hesitations about going back.

    Reviewed by VandyApr 2019

  • "Lovely friendly welcome despite my changing plans."

    Everything exceptionally clean and well cared for. Peaceful setting, beautiful surrounding area for older children to explore. Really enjoyble holiday and I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2019

  • "Our only observation was the bathroom arrangements were not ideal, particularly for more elderly people."

    Also the stairs need handrails. The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful. The area is beautiful with lovely walks.

    Reviewed by SandraDec 2018

  • "Really friendly welcome from the owners, a pleasure to meet them and get a guided tour of the mill!"

    Beautiful property in a very secluded location that was near perfect for us. The only negatives we could suggest is that the WiFi speed isn’t suitable for streaming HD content (so families with teenagers glued to YouTube and Netflix might struggle!) and the TV in the lounge area is too small for family viewing. Otherwise the property is superbly equipped, has all facilities needed and is very comfortable to stay in. We never stay in the same place twice but would certainly recommend Park Stile Mill to anyone else looking to enjoy a peaceful break in Herefordshire.

    Reviewed by JeremyDec 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay over the weekend."

    The house is fantastic, finished to a very high standard and is very well equipped with modern conveniences. A very warm friendly welcome from the hosts and we will certainly look to stay at Park Style Mill again in the near future.

    Reviewed by JonathanDec 2018

  • "The cottage was really lovely - the attention to detail from the owners was exceptional!"

    Beautifully clean, extremely well stocked, a great ‘Welcome Pack’, lovely bed linen and towels, good quality throughout - everything had been well-thought out. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending this property - out of the three of us who stayed, two of us have experience of running high quality, successful holiday let businesses and we were very impressed. We would all be keen to book again if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2018

  • "The owners, Chris and Jenny, couldn’t have been more warm, welcoming and helpful."

    They are lovely people who live in their own house just a stones throw away, so are on hand if needed. The cottage itself was beautifully clean and equipped with everything you might need. It certainly lived up to and surpassed our expectations of what a mill conversion would be like; beamed walls and ceilings, mill workings on show, huge fireplace with wood burner, cosy interior etc. As an added bonus you also have access to a lovely pond and a gently flowing river in the adjoining fields. With plenty of things to see and do in the local area, you really couldn’t hope for a better home from home from which to explore. Thoroughly recommended, we’ll be back. Ian and Jan

    Reviewed by IanSep 2018

  • "Wonderful location for quietness and a peaceful getaway for us city folk."

    The cottage was comfortable, spacious for five people without losing that cosy feel. It has all the quaint features such as the ceilings and mill workings as well as modern comforts and little touches. We liked meeting the owners and their gifts of milk, wine and cake. Much appreciated. We felt they were close at hand to help if needed but also giving us our privacy during the stay. One of our lady friends was searching for a hairdryer which she couldn’t find but apart from that it was a perfect break. Thank you Chris and Jenny.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2018

  • "Lovely place,lovely owners,highly recommended!"

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    Reviewed by TheresaSep 2018

  • "Right from the outset with a lovely welcome pack and tour of the house, Chris and Jenny couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome."

    The boys loved exploring in the grounds, picking fruit and riding on the tractor, it really was a wonderful home-from-home experience. There was also plenty to do just a short drive from the house, such as cheese making, small breeds farm and miniature railway journeys and our hosts were happy to recommend trips. We would recommend this cottage to anyone particularly those with young families and look forward to returning for more fun next year.

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The surrounding countryside was beautiful and peaceful. We particularly enjoyed spending time by the lake. Chris and Jenny were really friendly and helpful. We plan to return

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "This holiday was a difficult and sensitive one marred by a biopsy hanging over my head we planned to stay in Devon but couldn’t find anything there for our dates ."

    Park style mill was booked at the last available minute it was absolutely perfect for myself and my kids. It was located in a beautiful setting with lovely rural walks. On the owners small holding. The cottage itself is really lovely, and furnished and equipped to the highest standard . The attention to detail and amenities were outstanding and the best I’ve ever experienced. It was the perfect balance of peace and support from the lovely owners who live next door . We have stayed in many cottages in Uk but this one was truly outstanding and was exactly what the dr ordered !I have finally found my home away from home .

    Reviewed by NickiAug 2018

  • "When our plans suddenly changed, we had to find a holiday cottage available in peak season on the very same day."

    Sykes were very helpful in making this possible. We were thrilled with our last-minute holiday at Park Style Mill. Chris & Jenny were so warm and welcoming, and their house was beautiful. It was a wonderful base for a family holiday that we all enjoyed, with everything from paddling in the nearby river, to an evening drink by the mill pond, and trips out to Hay-on-Wye and sights around the area. Thank you for everything.

    Reviewed by AlexJul 2018

  • "This place was perfect, newly refurbished and it was immaculately clean."

    The owners were absolutely lovely, very friendly and helpful especially when we were looking for somewhere nice to eat out. We really enjoyed staying here at the Mill and would highly recommend it, if you are looking for a little bit of paradise then this is the place for you. The owners have put in a lot of thought to this property and that shows, everything has been thought of and has been finished to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2018

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The property

A beautifully presented 1730s watermill conversion tucked away in the idyllic countryside near the town of Kington in Herefordshire.

The property was built in 1737 and still has many of the mill’s original features including the mill wheel.

From the utility room, which has ample space for your coats and boots, you will come to an open-plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen.

The sitting area, with its stone walls and exposed beams, is presented in a homely fashion around an old fashioned wood burner.

From the sitting area you will feel as though you are stepping back in time as you enter the flag stoned dining room which still incorporates many of the mill’s original features including the pit wheel, wallower and shaft which are visible behind a large, internal window.

Also on the ground floor is a modern shower room with basin and WC.

Upstairs are three lovely bedrooms.

On the first floor is a modern family bathroom and a double bedroom with shower ensuite.

On the second floor are two further double bedrooms; one with a double bed and one with twin beds.

There is a quarter acre wild swimming lake and the River Arrow runs past the property.

The property is set in 35 acres of pasture and woodland with over two miles of mainly double bank trout fishing on the River Arrow with additional fly only catch and release on the pond.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double and 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen with sitting area and woodburning stove
  • Dining Room
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dish washer
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Further wood can be purchased locally
  • WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Gas BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 3 miles
  • Note: Not ideal for toddlers or very small children
  • Note: Spiral staircase no handrail, not suitable for less mobile
  • Note: Please keep children away from windows as they open completely

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About the location

KINGTON

Presteigne 6 miles; Hay-on-Wye 12 miles.

The small town of Kington, well regarded as a centre for walking, is situated near the England/Wales border in a beautiful area known as the Welsh Marches. It is a wonderful area of wooded hills, tranquil valleys and unspoilt Black and White villages on the English side and the more rugged Cambrian Mountains on the Welsh side. 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. Further afield there is plenty to do, pony treking is available at the Black Mountains and why not try Canoeing on the river Wye. There are a variety of tourist attractions close by including the Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre, the nationally important Hergest Croft Gardens, Offa’s Dyke Path and Mortimer Trail long distance footpaths, and slightly further afield the National Trust properties of Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. Bradnor Hill, with England’s highest golf course, lies just outside the town. Also within easy reach and well worth a visit is the delightful town of Hay-on-Wye with its numerous book shops, craft and antique shops, along with hosting the famous Hay Festival during the Spring Bank Holiday. Nearby is Ludlow, famous for its gourmet food shops and fine restaurants. The ancient city of Hereford, with its impressive Norman cathedral and famous Mappa Mundi, a 13th century cartographer's interpretation of the world, offers a great day out. A delightful holiday location to suit all ages and tastes.

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