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Garden View

(Ref. 1011538)

Kington, Herefordshire Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • well (8)
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  • garden (7)
  • comfortable (7)
  • lovely (7)

22 Customer Reviews

  • "Sarah the host was very welcoming on a cold dark rainy evening."

    She showed us the flat and was very helpful. The flat is at the back of the property with steps to negotiate but is well lit. There is everything you need to make your stay comfortable and warm (we had snow briefly) Kington is a very small town steeped in history with friendly locals. Nearby are shops, pubs and places to eat out. Plus an 18 hole golf course. Parking is available free, close to the flat. Would be more than happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "I travel a lot and use Sykes cottages and other hotels and cottages frequently, but I have never had to leave a bad review as I need to on this occasion."

    I found the cottage owners unfriendly and difficult to get hold of. I had to contact Sykes twice to complain and resolve issues. On arriving at the property it was not clean and I have photos of pubic hair left in the shower soap dish, food left in the fridge, dirty grill pan etc. The sofa is very uncomfortable as it sinks right down so far that I had to put two pillows under the seat to avoid getting chronic back pain. The floorboards creak loudly when you walk about and using the cold tap makes a whooshing sound, neither of which bothered me but obviously annoyed the owners who live upstairs who started deliberately making noise and banging above me whenever I used the kitchen. I have recordings of this on my laptop. The advertisement is misleading as the pictures show just five steps to go up to reach the property but you have to go up those steps, down a long corridor through another outside door, down some more steps round across another path and up a load more steps to reach the actual property. This wasn't too bad in daylight but I hurt my foot slipping down a step I couldn't see when it was dark one early evening. This property wouldn't be suitable for people with mobility issues. That said, the Brecon Beacons were beautiful and the mountains, lakes and waterfalls well worth a visit. It's quiet this time of the year and the mountains had snow on them which added to the breathtaking views.

    We are very shocked by this damning review and do not understand it. We are so sorry that Ms Kowalczyk did not feel able to complain to us about anything at all during her four week stay, and remained friendly and cheerful at every encounter. To take her complaints in order: I personally greeted her and showed her into the property on her arrival, and spoke to her when we met each other several times during her stay, and on each occasion she seemed happy and to be enjoying her visit. My mobile number was always available to her, as was our landline number and front-door bell. At no time did she avail herself of any of these possibilities. She never met my husband, so cannot really speak about 'the owners' (plural). She claims she had to contact Sykes to ‘resolve issues’, but Sykes did not find it necessary to refer her complaints to us at any stage. We are very sorry indeed to hear that she felt the property had not been adequately cleaned. This is inexplicable, as is the claim that food had been left in the fridge. Some people prefer hard sofas and some prefer squashy ones. Yes, one floorboard does creak. The property dates from 1836. We are sorry Ms Kowalczyk was also irritated by the noise of the cold water tap. But it is absolutely untrue that we, who live upstairs, were bothered by these noises; we cannot hear them at all. Yes, there are more steps up and down to reach Garden View than are shown on the website pictures. But the Sykes description says clearly that ‘there are a number of steps up to this property, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility’. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela1.6Feb 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay, nice village close to Welsh border."

    Reviewed by Shane4.7Jan 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay over the Christmas break, excellent facility."

    ....we will be back, Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Marcel5.0Dec 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Ideal apartment for 2 people, very quiet and comfortable. Thank you.

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheelagh5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous stay."

    Very clean, well ordered and set up. Perfect for two people. Lovely location and hosts. We were very greatful for the wine, lemonade and buscuits.

    Thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Garden View is in a historical building with original features, overlooking a charming walled garden and views to the hills."

    There is very easy access to the town and many local walks, with a good bus service to Hereford and pretty villages. I only used the car once to visit Croft Castle! The cottage is well equipped, including a microwave, which I wasn’t expecting. Sarah the owner was friendly and welcoming, providing wine, biscuits and some freshly boiled quail eggs from her garden birds! Unfortunately I only discovered that the scaffolding was still up when I rang to arrange key collection, due to an unavoidable window repair delay. I understand the owners did inform Sykes of this, but the website wasn’t updated. However, this did not spoil a very enjoyable week in a beautiful area.

    Thank you so much for this and for your patience re the scaffolding! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4Jun 2023

  • "This was our second visit, and once again wish to thank Sarah for her warm welcome and for providing delicious biscuits and lemonade."

    The apartment was very comfortable and has a spectacular views. We will definitely visit again and would recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at Garden View, and the cottage met all our expectations."

    The hosts were charming and friendly, and we had everything we needed for cooking our own meals, including a lovely contribution of quail eggs from our hosts. We also enjoyed a very comfortable few night's sleep. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for this! It was a pleasure to meet you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2023

  • "The flat was ideally located for travelling around the beautiful surrounding area of the English and Welsh border."

    The flat was clean, comfortable with a lovely outlook to the hills and the garden below. Found no problem parking in the nearby town square over the week's stay.

    Thank you so much for this response! Glad the parking was no problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Piers5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great time here, in a beautiful area and the cottage was very nice to come back to after a day out."

    Nice hosts. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Apr 2023

  • "Just the right accommodation for a couple who are looking for a walking week with no unnecessary frills."

    Some steps to negotiate through a delightful and well tended garden. Comfortable living/sleeping space, good kitchen. Super shower in bathroom. Modern interactive TV was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2022

  • "A lovely apartment in a wonderful Victorian house."

    The entrance is amazing and the garden is very well kept. The hosts are very welcoming. There is so much to do in the area and it is set right at the side of Offas Dyke Way. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very quiet and peaceful with good access to the town."

    Great views.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2022

  • "It would be mean to be over critical, and hope this does not appear to be so."

    However, although the place was spotless, well equipped and comfy, it did have a couple of drawbacks. Firstly it was offered as a single ground floor apartment, in many ways true, once inside the front door, it was flat and level, but access to the front door involved climbing up and down higgledy piggeldy stairs, not easy if you have mobility difficulties, secondly parking was very difficult, even in the village square. Not what we really expected and rather marred our stay. Had we known about the access problems we would have stayed away. A pity, it was very well presented and comfy.

    We are sorry you were disappointed. However, we should point out that the description of the property on line states quite clearly 'Please note: There are a number of steps up to this property, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility'. We're glad we passes muster for comfort and cleanliness! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.4May 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Sarah was a very helpful host."

    The location of the accommodation was perfect for our purpose. If the opportunity arises we will be more than happy to stay again

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "This was an excellent location with a beautiful view of the hills."

    The owner/landlady was very helpful and had left some useful things ready for our use. I am very likely to stay there again..

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely location central to all the relevant destinations the property was excellent warm, cosy & everything I needed Sarah was a special lady in every way!"

    I was welcomed with fresh eggs, wine & biscuits all consumed!! I would recommend to ALL

    Reviewed by Nina4.7Sep 2020

  • "Excellent hostess, great hospitality, beautiful cottage garden, wonderful view of surrounding hills Interesting history and walk books provided."

    Picturesque town with historic Grade 2 listed buildings, plenty of places to eat, big supermarket, wonderful walks, neighbouring towns and villages to visit.

    Reviewed by Jean3.4Sep 2020

  • "Our hosts were very considerate, generous and kind."

    The accommodation was very comfortable, well equipped, thoughtfully laid out, and provided us with everything we needed. Parking was also available close by. The views across the garden and to nearby countryside were delightful. Kington itself had a feeling of friendly relaxed unspoilt charm. The surrounding countryside was lovely as were the nearby attractions.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2020

  • "The hosts Sarah and Roger were very welcoming and helpful."

    We were greeted with a bottle of prosseco and delicious cookies. There was also some fresh milk left in the fridge. Kingston is a nice little town with shops ,pubs and places to eat out. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas. A car is probably needed. Good for walking. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bed within open-plan sitting room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hobs, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking available in town square; approximately 50 yards
  • Sorry, no children accepted
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Safe storage available for bicycles
  • Please note: There are a number of steps up to this property, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Please note: The property will have scaffolding up until early December

The property

Holding a convenient spot on the ground floor of an historic Victorian School House, built in the early 19th century, is this lovely studio-style apartment, Garden View.

Resting in the quaint, Herefordshire village of Kington, at the centre of many scenic walking routes, this self-catering cottage is the ideal base for those looking to see the best of the Herefordshire countryside.

Make your way through the owner’s private multi-level garden, and climb the steps to the entrance of Garden View, entering into the kitchen/diner area where you can look forward to making a hot cup of tea after a brisk country walk.

When you want to impress your other half with some cooking skills, whip up a tasty dish to be served at the dining table and enjoy a romantic meal, before retiring to the sitting area next door.

Here you can find a plush sofa with a TV resting before it, perfect for a film night, while the windows provide views of Bradnor Hill and the countryside beyond. Across from this area, rest in the double bed to recharge for another exciting day ahead, and on rising the next morning wake up with a refreshing shower in the neat bathroom.

With many walking opportunities around, this delightful spot in the village of Kington makes Garden View a lovely choice for a holiday in Herefordshire.

Note: This property is part of a group and can be booked with Ref. 4338, together sleeping 4 to 6 guests.

Kington Apartments

Resting in the charming Herefordshire village of Kington are these delightful apartments, The School Room and Garden View, set within a wonderful and historic Victorian School House, built all the way back in the 1830s. Both apartments offer a simple, charming base for couples or small groups of friends, with a preference for exploring pretty villages and towns, and meandering over the countryside. Within Garden View you discover a kitchen/diner, with an open-plan bedroom-cum-sitting room next door, completed by a smart shower room. Expect to find a lofty and bright space within The School Room, where a studio-layout has been created to make the most of the space, with picture windows providing views of Bradnor Hill beyond. Make use of the kitchen space, dining area and the lovely sitting area where two single sofa beds offer extra room. Kington lies on the English side of the England/Wales border, and is well-positioned mid-way between the Shropshire Hills AONB and the Brecon Beacons National Park, so you have plenty of choice of walking terrain for those who enjoy being active in the outdoors. Walk along the border following the Mortimer Trail or famous Offa's Dyke Path, and be blown away by the unrivalled views and landscapes along the way. Wander into the centre of Kington and relax in one of the traditional local pubs for a well-earned pint and hearty pub lunch, or sample some delicious food in one of the restaurants. Enjoy a wonderful break in Herefordshire in one of these lovely apartments.

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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.

Please note: The property will have scaffolding up until early December

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas