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Point Cottage

Preston-on-Wye near Hereford, Herefordshire (Ref. 10048)

4.2

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely historic cottage."

    Great location, ideal for exploring Brecon Beacons and border area. Clean and well appointed. Good for dogs as garden enclosed and situated alongside a very quiet bridalway.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Point Cottage."

    Cottage was lovely and comfy and just what we needed to switch off and relax. Bridleway way just outside was perfect for walking dog and leisurely stroll.

    Reviewed by DonnaApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in perfect location Welcoming pub a short walk away, great walks nearby."

    Very dog friendly with bridleway right outside. Can’t fault it at all!!

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "It was a bit tight for space ."

    Kitchen twin room for 3 adults . There seem to be a problem with flys as if something was dead in there somewhere. Also smoke alarm was in need of a battery. We had look for the freezer in out building. Yew tree was very nice.

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2021

  • "Lovely old cottage, fitted out to a high standard & very comfortable."

    Country lanes great for dog walking. Friendly nearby local pub. This is a useful base for exploring Herefordshire, but you could alternatively spend your holiday locally, reading and walking. We’d recommend Point Cottage.

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2021

  • "A very high standard of cottage, more spacious than it looked on the website and with a large garden."

    Reviewed by GavinJul 2021

  • "Clean compact and lovely isolated country cottage where the sounds of nature pervade the atmosphere would definitely go back."

    Very helpful landlord. Secure garden and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by ShivApr 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, away from the chaos , really quiet, but not too far to go , we enjoyed our stay, its down some narrow lanes and away from the village, we went in December, and there was a Christmas tree set up by the lovely fireplace with a woodburner, which we used, and felt very cosy."

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    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2020

  • "This is a cosy cottage, ideal for couples or a small family."

    It is great for dog owners as there is direct access to a quiet bridleway right outside. It is a good base for touring Herefordshire, the Welsh borders, Wye Valley and Malvern Hills. It is a bit remote, being in a village with nothing but houses and one pub, but the pub is only a 5 minute walk away and is friendly, serving good pub grub and local beers and ciders.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2020

  • "Lovely location, kitchen too small for two couples but would be OK for family with young children, only one w."

    C. is a minus. Having only 13.5 tog duvets meant we were either too hot with duvet or too cold with no duvet. No kitchen scales available in the house. We had originally booked this for the Hay festival week but then Covid happened so we were told that we could not go but that we could rebook another date without charge (very generous, I don't think) We were asked to pick another available date from the online calender as getting our money back wasn't an option, there was availability for 11th September and as it was advertised as £150 cheaper than the peak priced week that had been cancelled we booked it but we're not given a £150 refund. I'll bet that if we had booked a more expensive week we would have been charged the extra. We won't be booking with Sykes again, a dreadful experience. Cottage OK, Sykes abysmal.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "It was a nice location good walks for the dogs and the cottage was stocked with equipments etc BUT we found the sofa had disengaged itself we did manage to slide it back together but it was still uncomfortable."

    We found the stair case difficult two of us had knee problems and one had sight problems so with the bathroom being down stairs it was difficult on the bends of the stairs near the top you could not put your full foot down and I am only size 6 .so it made life very difficult at night. Please note I thought there was a bedroom down stairs but if it was supposed to be the sofa then we would have had another problem. So unfortunately this was not suitable to us and we would not go again. The surroundings of the cottage was fantastic and we enjoyed our visits to the local pub

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and well equipped, and the garden was really well enclosed for the dogs, with a good walk for them along the bridleway alongside."

    However, the sofa in the living room was extremely dirty, and needed a good clean. It was also in need of re-upholstering and extremely difficult to get up from, after a long period of sitting. We are not in the prime of our youth, but don't normally have this trouble anywhere else. As it was a very warm week, necessitating doors and windows to be left open, flies were a really big problem, and we left a note in the book for the owners, recommending a fly spray that we ourselves use, which is sprayed onto window frames and ledges, which kills flies almost instantly. The stairs are also very hard to cope with, with an extremely narrow angled turn at the top. Definitely not recommended for the elderly or for young children!

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2019

  • "The cottage was plagued with flies which previous guests had experienced."

    There was a tin of fly spray but the owners need to take further measures. There were two mugs in the cupboard that were filthy. The two white chopping boards were disgusting and the china was a miss match. There were no baking trays or casserole dishes in which to cook. The bathroom and bedroom were clean. However I felt for a two night stay it was far from a pleasant experience. The owners need to up their game and look at the basics for the cottage. There was tea and coffee but no milk to welcome us. On a positive note the situation is beautiful and ideal for pet owners.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2019

  • "The cottage was charming, it was in a rural setting by the side of a quiet road."

    The owners were helpful and welcoming. The village itself was quiet and pretty. When we booked, the cottage was marketed for six people.There were five of us in the cottage, all adults. The cottage was a little in the small side for five but we didn't mind that as we used it as a base for the Hay Festival and for visiting Herefordshire. It was cosy and sufficiently equipped for our needs.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "We enjoyed our time in the cottage and surrounding area The main downside was ..."

    We enjoyed our time in the cottage and surrounding area The main downside was the downstairs bathroom during the night as my wife has to have the need for frequent use The wooden staircase did not help But in spite of that very nice and comfortable

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2019

  • "The cottage was full of character and very well equipped."

    The enclosed garden was ideal for playing with our dog. The Yew Tree Inn is a few minutes walk away and is a proper country pub with friendly staff and locals, serving excellent home cooked food, dogs welcome.

    Reviewed by TonyMar 2019

  • "Lovely quiet spot, very peaceful."

    Perfect for a couple or a young family. The cottage is beautifully equipped and furnished.

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2018

  • "A really pretty, homely cottage."

    When we arrived the heating had been put on for us.....so was already toasty warm. In fact we didn’t need the wood burner, although it had been made up in readiness, and was ready to go! There was milk in the fridge, coffee, tea, sugar etc. Plenty of pots and pans. Fresh linen. Couldn’t fault anything! Thank you!

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2018

  • "Point cottage is a quaint property in a good location in Preston on Wye, Herefordshire."

    There is a dog friendly pub within a few minutes walk and there is a Post Office and shop within 4 miles. The area is lovely and there is lots to do within a 20 mile radius.There is a bridleway on the doorstep which is ideal for an early morning dog walk. The Point is well appointed and has a kitchen with enough equipment to make substantial meals. The large bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of storage for clothes. We were only two adults and a large dog so the cottage was plenty big enough for us - six would be a squeeze, but possible if not a bit cosy! The furnishings are tastful, the cottage is very clean, oodles of hot water and the garden is large enough for dogs/children to run around. The owners kindly left us some milk for our 1st cuppa and there was kitchen rolls, washing up liquid, cling film, foil and toilet rolls supplied, so I needn’t have taken our own! The only negatives of the cottage is the steep stairs (the toilet and bathroom are down stairs - going to the loo in the night took concentration!) and hard stone floors which is all part and parcel of a very old property. I shall pack my slippers for next time!

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "The cottage is in a wonderful location, it's quiet and very peaceful."

    The carefully enclosed garden was great for our dogs, giving them ample space to play. The cottage itself however, did not live up to the description given on Sykes website. It is marketed as being able to accommodate six, but cramming six people into that cottage would be impossible. According to the description, the sofa can be converted into a bed sufficiently large for two people to sleep on, that along with the two upstairs bedrooms qualifies it to sleep six. The ancient, grubby sofa was extremely uncomfortable to sit on and could never provide a satisfactory bed for two. Even more evidence came in the form of the dining suite. - are meals to be taken in relays so that six people can use the four chairs? The dissatisfaction we felt in regard to Point Cottage was due to the unrealistic description presented on the website. Please could you ensure that descriptions accurately reflect the facts of the accommodation. In this case the cottage sleeps four and the standard of the furnishings and facilities definitely do not merit the four tick rating it has. It does not approach luxury as is suggested, but provides adequate accommodation.

    Reviewed by VanessaJul 2018

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Point Cottage."

    Very quaint old cottage but nicely looked after with what appeared to be a relatively new (but small) kitchen. Stairs are quite steep and narrow, and bathroom is downstairs so a little tricky in the middle of the night! Garden an absolute joy, our 2 dogs enjoyed their time running about and we were happy knowing it was secure. Would recommend staying here for peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2018

  • "It's a stunning ancient cottage with brilliant fixtures and unexpected extras and refurbished wonderfully."

    Great garden for the kids to play in, wonderful footpaths around the corner. We really loved it and would return. The only thing we weren't sure about is whether we should be drinking the water that's gone through a water softener, but we got bottled water for that.

    Reviewed by HesterMay 2018

  • "The cottage very clean and in a brilliant location."

    Ideal for our 2 dogs. Very peaceful. Plenty of walks without using the car The Yew tree pub was very friendly and offered excellent food. We are hoping to visit again later in the year.

    Reviewed by SylviaMay 2018

  • "Very disappointed with this cottage."

    We arrived on a bright sunny afternoon and were met at the back door with a very unpleasant smell of diesel oil which we traced to the cabinet beside the door and the smell entered the cottage as we left the door open to allow some light into the narrow kitchen. We found the interior of the cottage to be very dark unlike the photos on the website and needed the lights to be on. The L shaped sofa bed in the sitting area looked very grubby and was uncomfortable to sit on as it is so worn and soft. The room also has a very small television. The photo on the website is inaccurate and there is now a log burner in the empty chimney space. The wooden stairs to the bedrooms are steep with an acute turn at the top where the treads become vary narrow at one side and although a hand rail is provided, extreme care needs to be taken when descending. Reference to this should be included in the cottage description or a photo included as these may not suit everyone. The ground floor bathroom is very basic but looks ok. There should also be photos of the two bedrooms online, the larger of which is very dark and uninviting. The twin room that we required was not prepared for us. The room is very small with two beds which were unmade with no bed linen available.The sagging mattresses on both beds are poor quality and well past their best and were covered with worn out mattress protectors with a folded duvet on each. There is no evidence of the "quality furnishings" referred to in the description on the online listing. We phoned Sykes to advise them that we had made the decision not stay in this cottage and the agent tried to contact the owner on our behalf both by phone and email but subsequently told us that she had been unable to do so until after the weekend. The response from the cottage owner that Sykes eventually passed on to us was very dismissive of our complaint and which we are dissatisfied with. The cottage has undoubtedly been renovated from a smaller building and is in a lovely part of Herefordshire. The addition of a small field at the back is ideal for dog owners and children but the actual accommodation, in our opinion, is certainly not 4 star standard and our experience left us very disappointed.

    Reviewed by JApr 2018

  • "I had to phone three times before I got through to the person with details re key collection the day before we left."

    Previously I left my contact details but they didn't get back to me. This cottage is ok but very dark. Facilities were adequate, just. So it was ok, but I wouldn't have wanted to be there more than three nights.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2018

  • "Point Cottage is a lovely little place for a quiet getaway."

    With plenty of walks amongst beautiful countryside and lots of history in the area. It's a perfect retreat.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018

  • "Lovely, well kept cottage."

    Ideally situated for visits to Hereford, Hay on Wye, Ross on Wye and Brecon.

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and warm."

    It was very cosy and met all of our needs.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2017

  • "Expected local areas where dogs could run free but had to keep them on lead."

    However, there was plenty of secure space in cottage grounds which was excellent

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2017

  • "A very well appointed and equipped cottage."

    Ideal for a short break

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2017

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location."

    Everything was fantastic!

    Reviewed by LorraineDec 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of the Wye valley, full of character and extremely clean."

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Woodburner in sitting room
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, combi TV/DVD with Freeview, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Spacious, enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Please note the property can only accept 7 night bookings which start on a Friday

The property

Point Cottage is a detached, 18th century stone-built cottage which stands on the outskirts of the quiet, rural village of Preston-on-Wye, only a five minute walk from the village pub.

This delightful Hereford cottage stands in its own grounds and boasts a wealth of exposed wood beams, wall timbers and floors, creating a charming and cosy atmosphere.

This is a well-equipped and welcoming Hereford cottage with quality furnishings, an ideal holiday cottage for a family, or a couple seeking a romantic break.

The large lawned garden of this cottage near Hereford is good for family fun or simply dining alfresco and relaxing in this peaceful setting.

Visit historic Hereford, charming Hay-on-Wye, explore scenic countryside including the Wye and Golden valleys, Offa's Dyke, the Black Mountains and even the Brecon Beacons National Park.

At the end of the day, return to this welcoming cosy Hereford cottage and relax.

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About the location

PRESTON-ON-WYE

Hereford 10 miles; Hay-on-Wye 12.5 miles.

The rural village of Preston-on-Wye is situated close to the River Wye on the edge of the beautiful Golden Valley, which is flanked by the Black Mountains to the west and gentle hills to the east. This quiet village has a village pub and is ideally located between Hereford and Hay-on-Wye, surrounded by lovely countryside including the Offa's Dyke Pathway and Wye Valley walks. Less than 10 miles away is the ancient city of Hereford which dates back to the 7th century, boasting a magnificent cathedral which displays the world famous Mappa Mundi and the renowned 'chained library', and a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. Just 12.5 miles away is the wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its 30-plus bookshops, excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, making it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales. This is a beautiful part of rural England, perfect for a holiday at anytime of the year.

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