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Stable Cottage

Kington near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire (Ref. 927814)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • “The cottage is charming and ...”
    The cottage is charming and comfortable. Its location is excellent, right in the centre of Kington, a thriving small market town: we only used our car once in the course of the week, on a day trip to Hereford (which can also be reached by an hourly bus service). Otherwise everything we needed was at convenient walking distance. Kington has lots of interesting shops, as well as two large supermarkets, lots of pubs and restaurants and a couple of takeaways. There are two parks with play equipment ...
    The cottage is charming and comfortable. Its location is excellent, right in the centre of Kington, a thriving small market town: we only used our car once in the course of the week, on a day trip to Hereford (which can also be reached by an hourly bus service). Otherwise everything we needed was at convenient walking distance. Kington has lots of interesting shops, as well as two large supermarkets, lots of pubs and restaurants and a couple of takeaways. There are two parks with play equipment suitable for young children up to teenagers (skate ramps etc) and lots space to kick a ball. Both parks are only 5-10 minutes walk from the cottage. We also had some lovely walks into the countryside. The owner is very helpful and gave us lots of recommendations, as well as taking the time to show us how everything worked in the cottage. All in all it's a great base for an active or relaxing family holiday and I would thoroughly recommend it.
    - Mrs Dare, July 2017

Features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A cute and quaint cottage with lovely original features, tucked away up a little side street behind the pretty main street of the popular market town of Kington.

A two minute walk will have you sat in one of the town’s many cafes, restaurants or browsing the boutique-style shops.

The cottage is a perfect retreat for families or friends looking to enjoy the benefits of a bustling town, yet is surrounded by stunning countryside that is renowned for walking.

Set over two floors, there are two comfortable attic-style bedrooms, with the family bathroom boasting a freestanding bath, adding a little extra luxury.

On the split-level ground floor, there is a well-equipped compact kitchen, with everything you need to make the most of the deceptively spacious dining room leading onto a cosy sitting room with a gas fire to snuggle up in front of.

Outside, you can sit in the secure courtyard garden, surrounded by pretty planted pots and enjoy an early morning coffee, feeling completely secluded, and perhaps decide which one of the delightful cafes to pop to on your way out exploring the Welsh Marches.

Kington, the centre for walking, is situated on the River Arrow and in the shadow of Hergest Ridge, along which Offa’s Dyke Path runs, which opens up fabulous walking across the Welsh Marches as well as being popular with cyclists.

Hergest Croft Gardens offer the change to meander through landscaped gardens and tree collections or perhaps pop to the local owl centre.

You are ideally placed to explore the countryside around Kington, with the Offa’s Dyke Path stretching in both directions offering a fantastic and diverse walking experience in the stunning border countryside.

Beautiful thriving local villages and towns dot the countryside, such as Presteigne, Leominster and Knighton, with the National Trust's Cwmmau Farmhouse and Westonbury Mill Water Gardens both less than 15 minutes’ drive away.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as fishing, riding, cycling, exploring local gardens and also the local Kington Golf Course, on Bradnor Hill which is proud to be highest course in England.

Slightly further afield, you can explore the cathedral city of Hereford, on the tranquil River Wye, or why not visit the world-renowned Little Town of Books, Hay on Wye, which has a wide range of book shops for every interest and its famous annual literary festival.

A perfect retreat, tucked just steps away from the main street of the popular market town, ideal for families and friends looking to walk the renowned local countryside, yet still being able to stroll out of an evening for a bite to eat.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2' 6'' twin. Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with gas woodburner-effect fire.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking in local car parks, approx
  • 2 mins walk away
  • Enclosed and secure front courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: From the dining room, there are 2 steps up to the kitchen and 2 steps down to the sitting room
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms and bathroom.

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. 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.

Region Information

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