Hill Farm Cottage

Kerry's Gate near Abbey Dore, Herefordshire (Ref. 4115)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Turner
    November 2017
    “The upside ; lovely hot water and ...”
    The upside ; lovely hot water and lots of it, central heating very efficient, with glorious views all round, comfy beds with good bedding. ...
    The upside ; lovely hot water and lots of it, central heating very efficient, with glorious views all round, comfy beds with good bedding. Downside ; the whole cottage needed a thorough clean. To begin with, the entrance needed a good brush to get rid of leaves and cobwebs which were all over the door frame and the tiles, this was a shame as a pleasant entrance would have made quite a difference. When we arrived we had to vacuum the lounge carpet as it obviously had not been cleaned from the last visitors. Then brushing down the walls to get rid of masses of cobwebs, these were also on the curtains, curtain poles and every nook and cranny. The cobwebs on the beams were amazing and we managed to remove quite a few. The hearth was then swept and the glass on the log burner cleaned so we could see the fire ! On looking behind the books on the window sills, we found thick cobwebs, dead flies and numerous spider corpses. The fabric covered settee was dirty and on lifting the seat cushions found food bits, dog hairs and sweet papers. We then cleaned the glass of the patio doors as they were covered in dog slobber, as was the glass on the back door. Now we get to the kitchen ! One revolting oven and baking pans that were disgusting and should have been thrown out months ago. The crockery was a mishmash of sorts and much of it was chipped. The glasses were pristine. The bathroom was fine, except for the shower hose which again was revolting.....black mould ? it was quite off putting. I have taken photographs of all the things mentioned and can send if you desire. It was such a shame about the lack of cleanliness, I know it is out in the country and they accept dogs , but that amount of cobwebs dead flies, spiders and dog hairs was not acceptable. It did not spoil our holiday , but it would have been absolutely A1 had these things been addressed in the first place. We were, to say the least , disappointed. Barbara Turner


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

Abbey Dore 3 miles. This delightful, timber-clad, single-storey detached Abbey Dore cottage is superbly located on the owner's 80-acre sheep farm, with stunning far-reaching views over unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

Modern styling is evident throughout this Abbey Dore cottage, which features a spacious sitting room with cosy wood burning stove, a dining area, lovely beamed ceiling and double doors onto the patio to take in the splendid views.

The modern fitted kitchen, the two spacious bedrooms and the fabulous access to outstanding walks in every direction make this Abbey Dore cottage perfect for a romantic retreat or as a family base.

The garden offers somewhere to relax on a warm summer evening and take in the serene and tranquil atmosphere in this idyllic area of Herefordshire.

This Abbey Dore cottage is a superb base to unwind from the pressures of everyday life.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Well equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with dining area, wood burning stove and doors to garden. Bed settee in sitting room if required.


  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Shed for bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, 2 x pubs serving food, fish & chip shop, butchers, post office and ATM all 10 mins drive.

About the location


Hereford 12 miles; Abergavenny 15 miles; Hay-on-Wye 15 miles.

The pretty village of Abbey Dore is situated on the River Dore, at the southern end of the beautiful Golden Valley, close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. The village is home to the old established Abbey Dore Court Gardens, open to the public between April and September, Dore Abbey, founded in 1147 by Cistercian monks and restored to its present form in the 18th and 19th Century. Just 12 miles away is the ancient city of Hereford, which dates back to the 7th Century and is home to a magnificent cathedral, the famous 'chained library', Mappa Mundi and a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. The wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its 30-plus book shops, excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, making it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales, is only 15 miles from Abbey Dore. Surrounded by pleasant orchards and cornfields, the village is also close to the Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley walks - a wonderful all year round location with plenty to see and do for all the family.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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