The Old Post House

Monkland near Leominster, Herefordshire (Ref. 915437)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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* Based on a combined average customer score (of 4 customer ratings)

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • “The contact data was incorrect and ...”

    The contact data was incorrect and I gave precious time to trying to contact the wrong person. ...

    The contact data was incorrect and I gave precious time to trying to contact the wrong person. Repairs were needed in the house. The family bathroom tap was broken. A chair in the "garden" lounge was extremely scruffy. There was damp on one wall in the "garden" lounge. The bottom oven door was very difficult to close. The electricity power tripped out twice. The freezer door handle came off several times. The uplighter in the "garden" room was not stable. The house generally looked very "tired". Also, there was no hanging space in two of the bedrooms.

    - Mrs Gadd, December 2017
    Verified customer


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A beautiful, detached cottage ideally located in the sleepy little village of Monkland and surrounded by unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

This former Post House offers warm and welcoming accommodation with five delightful bedrooms, including a ground floor twin and a master with en-suite facilities.

Decorated with a charming country theme throughout, with modern and bright accommodation, the well-equipped kitchen has a dining area to seat all guests, with doors leading to the rear patio and pretty garden.

The main sitting room houses a warming woodburning stove, with a second stove set in the relaxing garden room to the rear, both with a TV should you fancy a cosy night in with a film.

The garden room also has double doors, which can be swept open in the summer time to invite inside the warm weather and wonderful scenery.

The extensive, enclosed garden is a lovely place to settle with a refreshing drink or a morning coffee before setting off for your day, and the paddock beyond provides the perfect place for younger guests and four-legged friends to stretch their legs.

The lovely little village of Monkland sits at the start of the Black and White Village Trail and is home to Monkland Cheese Dairy, creating artisan products, which you’re welcome to sample in the farm shop.

After a walk or bike ride through the glorious surrounding countryside, why not stop for a homemade cake or a light bite in the award-winning tea room?

Leominster, just three miles away, is well worth exploring with its ancient buildings and plenty of pubs, shops and cafes, whilst Hereford is just a little further, with its treasured, medieval Mappa Mundi.

A superb holiday cottage in a beautiful part of the country.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 915438, together they sleep 16.


Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x twin (with two small double beds), 1 x ground floor twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room (seats 6) with woodburning stove. Garden room (seats 6) with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with basic Sky, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Shared paddock for ball games and exercising dogs
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles.

About the location


Leominster 3 miles

The charming village of Monkland is the start of the Black & White Village Trail, a 40 mile trail taking in several old English villages with half-timbered buildings, which can be enjoyed by car or bicycle. The village is also home to the Monkland Cheese Dairy, a working dairy producing and selling local, artisan cheeses, as well as offering a well-stocked shop and cafe. Leominster, dating back to the 7th century, possesses some fine examples of architecture including the Priory Church, along with a wide variety of shops, cafes, antique centres and pubs – it’s an ideal place to spend an afternoon. Close by are many National Trust properties including Croft Castle and Berrington Hall, plus the Judge's Lodgings in Presteigne, Stokesay Castle, the renowned Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are well worth a visit. Sample Herefordshire's famous cider or discover Hereford with it's fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books. The pretty medieval market town of Ludlow makes a great day out, with more than 500 listed buildings and a magnificent castle, and also within easy reach are Ironbridge and Hay-on-Wye.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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