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Lower Court Byre

Kinsham near Lingen, Herefordshire (Ref. 926185)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • “Simply Wonderful”
    This was a perfect home from home place for us. Beautiful garden, very well appointed spacious house and a warm welcome by the owner (complete with a gorgeous lemon drizzle cake baked by her Mum). Possibly the best self catering house/cottage we have stayed in. Most holiday homes have some element that detracts. This one didn't. Furniture, fittings, appliances were all of very good quality. Beds and lounge seating very comfortable. No corner cutting. ...
    This was a perfect home from home place for us. Beautiful garden, very well appointed spacious house and a warm welcome by the owner (complete with a gorgeous lemon drizzle cake baked by her Mum). Possibly the best self catering house/cottage we have stayed in. Most holiday homes have some element that detracts. This one didn't. Furniture, fittings, appliances were all of very good quality. Beds and lounge seating very comfortable. No corner cutting. Our Garmin satnav was invaluable as it is a little out of the way, although within striking distance of many places of note to visit - Stokesay Castle, Croft Castle, Berrington Hall, Ludlow, Knighton (Offa's Dyke) all within 20 - 30 minutes. Some points; Take care with some of the very minor roads that your satnav may take you through. We learnt to ignore any instruction for these and just waited for the satnav to reroute us to a B road or better. Keep the bird feeder filled up. The pesky critters empty it quickly but provide a lovely show. The large garden has a good sized pond with a little bridge. There is a pair of moorhens and elusive fish. All sorts of birds ( the owner has even provided a bird book to help with identification). Squirrels. The garden is gorgeous. The exit from the lane is a little 'blind'. (note to owner - a mirror may help). If you go to Stokesay Castle go to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre nearby - we found a nice walk from Stokesay. Ludlow Food Centre well worth a visit. Offa's Dyke Centre in Knighton; staff very helpful and you'll find good walks along stretches of the Dyke - fantastic views. Do try the local butchers, bakers etc. We were never disappointed and some of the local sausages were exceptional. Powys Castle is about an hour to the North - awesome gardens.
    - John B, October 2017
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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Lingen 2 miles.

An enchanting detached cottage, very privately nestled into truly endearing gardens, on the owner’s farm, close to Lingen, Herefordshire.

This homely cottage is a perfect tranquil retreat, with lots of space inside and out, perfect for families or groups of friends looking to relax in a traditional house with beautiful gardens.

Set over two floors, there are two comfortable bedrooms with a family bathroom.

There is a well- equipped kitchen with breakfast area, leading out into a traditional porch with seating, perfect to enjoy a morning cup of coffee.

There is a spacious sitting room with open fire, adjacent to the dining area, and additional comfy seating in the conservatory.

Outside, you can sit in the beautifully-landscaped mature gardens or meander around the lawned pathways and stop awhile on the little bridge, overlooking the impressive fountain, and maybe catch a glimpse of the resident moorhen.

Alternatively, sit and enjoy a glass of something cool in the enclosed courtyard garden adjacent to the conservatory.

This garden is a real jewel and you may find it difficult to leave.

Surrounded by the owner’s farm, the cottage gives you the wonderful opportunity to explore the area and perhaps walk up to the local viewpoint, known as the Top-a-Scope, or enjoy the owner’s stretch of the River Lugg, with the opportunity to enjoy their fishing rights.

You are ideally placed to explore a selection of National Trust properties, such as Croft Castle and Parkland, giving you a glimpse of the past, and surrounded by fabulous gardens.

Alternatively, visit Berrington Hall and enjoy the grandeur, wandering through one of Capability Brown’s final landscapes.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, golf, go-karting or perhaps a flying lesson.

For walkers, this cottage sits on the Herefordshire Trail, a popular 150-mile route taking in spectacular countryside, which can be walked in small sections at a time.

Why not take time out to explore the Black and White Village Trail, where you can experience exquisite English villages and their ancient medieval timber-framed buildings?

There is so much to enjoy in the area, however, slightly further afield is Leominster where you can enjoy browsing in the antique shops, cafes and a variety of smaller shops, perfect for a lazy afternoon.

For a change, head off for a day in the cathedral city of Hereford, which is on the River Wye, a perfect place to start exploring the Wye Valley.

A fabulous opportunity to relax in an idyllic cottage, overlooking a pretty rambling garden, providing a real retreat, and ideal for family and friends to spend time together in traditional surroundings, yet being close to a selection of pretty towns, villages and days out.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with additional single bed on request. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast area.Utility. Sitting room with dining area and open fire. Conservatory.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable store for bikes
  • Private enclosed patio plus large lawned gardens and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no dogs and no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: This cottage has a large unfenced pond, children should be supervised in this area
  • Note: Shared use of table tennis table outside in adjoining carport
  • Note: The owner has fishing rights for the River Lugg, with fishing available locally, contact owner directly for details.

About the location

LINGEN

Presteigne 5 miles; Knighton 9 miles; Ludlow 12 miles.

The ancient village of Lingen, mentioned in the Domesday Book, lies on wooded Herefordshire Hills in the Welsh Marches and is surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside. The historic small town of Presteigne, known as The Gateway to Mid Wales, is only 5 miles away and boasts the award-winning attraction 'The Judge's Lodging' as well as a range of pubs, restaurants and local shops. Presteigne is a local culture centre and plays host to art and music festivals throughout the year. Explore the Mortimer Trail, Offa’s Dyke, the lovely walks up to Wigmore Castle, Croft Ambrey and the quiet valleys of the Lugg, Teme and Clun. Visit the market town of Hay-on-Wye, often described as “the town of books”, the ancient city of Hereford with its impressive Norman cathedral, Leominster and its renowned antique shops, and discover Britain's loveliest medieval town, Ludlow with its 13th century castle, riverside walks and famous food and cultural festivals. Radnor Forest is also close by and offers an abundance of walks and cycle routes. This is a truly unspoilt area offering something for everyone at any time of year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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