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Bower View

(Ref. 981609)

Madley, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Bower View has to be one of the best properties on the Sykes listings."

    This is a very comfortable bungalow with great views from every window which makes it light and airy. Definitely a home from home. Sarah and Philip were the perfect hosts. The welcome pack was extremely generous. They gave us local information that was most helpful. We couldn't wish for nicer people. For those who like the peace and remoteness of the countryside, with a little of the romantic thrown in, this has to be the ideal getaway. Beautiful and well kept gardens with regular visits from a multitude of birds including Phil the Pheasant and a few rabbits as well. Lovely walks direct from the garden gate. Lots of places to visit with, of course Hereford, leave you running out of time to visit them all. Another visit has to be essential. My wife and I are already looking at next year but I won't say when unless you all rush to beat us to it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Of the 15 holiday cottage stays I've had in the UK in the past 8 years - this is the nicest."

    Perfectly clean; easily understood TV & heating; fab views; nice helpful owner just across the field.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Mar 2024

  • "A wonderful cottage which allows for quiet relaxation."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our fourth stay at Bower View, which speaks for itself."

    Sarah is a sensitive and thoughtful host and the cottage is always spotless. The rooms are large and airy and everything is on one level. I take my parents, who are both in their eighties, and they particularly love the garden & conservatory. It feels like a home away from home. Locally, we’d recommend Oakchurch Farm Shop and also Timothy & Birch at Bridge Sollers, who have the most incredible cake options I have ever seen, as well as a lovely shop for mooching. At little further afield is The Kilpeck Inn, where the food has never been less than outstanding. Herefordshire is a wonderful county and this cottage is a perfect base for all it has to offer.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was immaculately clean."

    The owner, Sarah, came round soon after our arrival to apologise for the broken lid on the bin in the kitchen. It didn’t present any problems. Lovely garden, although not secure, which could be a problem if you have a lively dog. No problem for our blind whippet, Ollie, fortunately, as we would always go out In a strange garden with him.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jul 2023

  • "Immaculately clean, very spacious and extremely comfortable."

    The welcome pack was very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a well maintained, well provisioned and spotlessly clean rental."

    It's in a lovley, quiet location, surrounded by fields and hills. The owners are very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Superb! Beautiful, spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable bungalow in a tranquil rural setting."

    We loved relaxing in the large garden with views of the countryside. Although the garden is not totally dog secure, we did not find it a problem with our dog. It is a dark sky area so at night the stars looked amazing. The owners, Sarah and Philip, were very friendly and helpful. We have stayed in many Sykes holiday cottages over the years and this bungalow is up there with the best. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0May 2023

  • "Really well presented bungalow very clean and well equipped beautiful quiet location and thoughtful welcome tray on arrival perfect for a relaxing time and stress free holiday."

    Would definitely recommend for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the bungalow."

    Everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Beautiful countryside all around.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely rural location even had snow"

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Bower View."

    Just perfect. Cosy,warm & Amazing views. Owners were right across the field so it was really private. Sarah checked all was ok the day after we arrived. Watching the wildlife sat in conservatory was so relaxing, especially the cows coming to say hello.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our third visit to Bower View and once again Sarah excelled herself with her personal touches and kindness."

    The cottage is always spotlessly clean, is comfortable and modern, and is in a very picturesque location. It’s worth noting, particularly for a party of four adults like ourselves, that there is a very pleasant “gardener’s toilet” next to the utility room - always handy to have a spare. There’s plenty to do in the area, but it’s the perfect spot to relax in the conservatory and garden if you feel like putting your feet up. Wildlife galore & beautiful views to keep you busy, and if you’re a town-dweller, don’t miss the opportunity to star gaze in the wonderfully clear sky.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow if you like nature there was plenty of it, rabbits, squirrels, birds of all sorts, cattle and the views were splendid."

    . The owner was very helpful and there was also a welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely bungalow with great facilities in a peaceful rural setting."

    Really enjoyed staying there.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was a perfect cottage for lovers of the countryside, peaceful and tranquil."

    The views from the cottage were outstanding. The accomodation had everything we needed for a special holiday, with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. We spent at lot of time in the conservatory where we saw birds, rabbits, squirrels and even a family of polecats. The property it set between Wales and Hereford with interesting places to visit nearby. We hope to come again soon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very clean and well furnished, everything you would want was provided."

    Second toilet, albeit outside, was a real bonus. Loved the conservatory which gave easy access to a lawn area at rear of property which was a real bonus for our dog. Lots of good safe walks in the local vicinity. The owner, Sarah, popped in the day after arrival just to check all was ok and no issues - much appreciated. Highly recommended and would definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at a brilliant location."

    So relaxing, surrounded by great views. We would highly recommend Bower View.

    Reviewed by Alfred5.0Sep 2022

  • "Yesterday, I arrived back from our second holiday at Bower View, having been just as happy & comfortable in the cottage as last year."

    It was spotlessly clean, with everything we needed. Sarah is very friendly and approachable and does a brilliant job of running this cottage. I took my parents again, who have some health and mobility issues - the cottage works perfectly for them. There is very comfortable furniture in both the garden and conservatory so they could enjoy the views no matter what the weather. The rooms are spacious, the bathroom and kitchen well-equipped and there is even a very pleasant outdoor toilet which is handy too. The cottage is in a truly rural spot but is close enough to Hereford to be able to access supermarkets when needed. There is also an excellent farm shop at Oakchurch which has everything you may need. I can’t recommend this cottage highly enough. Thank you, Sarah.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really lovely bungalow with everything you could need supplied."

    Lovely setting and big garden. Lovely area to stay

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We would just like to echo the many positive reviews about this property."

    We found the setting idyllic, so peaceful and tranquil, a real tonic. Bower View was spacious and very clean, the kitchen was really well equipped and fun to cook in, the bathroom was modern and the shower worked well. For those who need to work, broadband was reliable and connectivity was good. We loved the garden and the views, our dog also loved the garden! There was a great welcome tray with loads of local produce, including fresh eggs, which we really appreciated. Sarah was easy to contact and she popped in to say hello towards the end of our stay. The property feels very private and if you enjoy peace and quiet and some solitude, it would be perfect. The Welsh border and the lovely city of Hereford are both around 9 miles away. We enjoyed our stay and can't wait to stay again. Thanks Sarah and Philip.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "What an amazing place we stayed there 4 nights and didn't want to leave can't ..."

    What an amazing place we stayed there 4 nights and didn't want to leave can't wait to go back 5 star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is the bungalow we have been looking for, it’s well built, comfortable and in a really attractive location."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2022

  • "This was one of the best properties we have used."

    Beautiful bungalow in beautiful surroundings. Sarah had gone to great lengths to ensure everything was comfortable and a lovely welcome pack added yet another touch. Would recommend as a perfect rural holiday. Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very pleasant property, decently equipped and furnished, in lovely surroundings - very quiet and peaceful."

    Plenty of opportunities for wide range of day trips.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great accommodation."

    One of, if not the best, we’ve stayed in. Owners very helpful and welcoming. Good base with many places to visit within 30 to 45 minutes.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Bower View."

    The bungalow suited our needs perfectly. It was situated in a beautiful spot - so peaceful and restful. We felt relaxed from the moment we arrived. The property was spotlessly clean and really well appointed. All home comforts were provided and Sarah thoughtfully provided some local produce to try, which was a lovely touch! We'd love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent bungalow, warm and comfortable."

    So quiet and peaceful, especially at night and without light pollution, wonderful view of the stars. Weather wasn’t in our favour, but with the large garden and roadside walks, we managed to exercise our dog. Sarah is a wonderful host and the local goodies left were a lovely welcome.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wonderful host's , couldn't do enough for us"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday home."

    High standard of cleanliness. Sarah was very attentive. Would highly recommend this cottage. We've already booked to return in 2022 !

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were so, so happy for our week in Bower View."

    The cottage was just wonderful and the welcome from Sarah much appreciated. We have booked for another week in 2022.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday at the bungalow which is in a nice remote quiet spot away from the world but only 14 miles from Hay on Wye and about the same to Ross on Wye and just a few miles to Hereford."

    It was spotlessly clean. Beds comfortable and a lovely welcome pack awaits. The car was able to be parked off the road on the driveway and it all felt safe and secure. The property is surrounded by farmland with walks out the door. Great host who popped in to make sure all was OK.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation in a beautifully peaceful setting."

    In our opinion there is nothing that needs to change.

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow, very clean and well equipped."

    A very peaceful and rural location next to the owners farm, the friendly, inquisitive cattle were gorgeous. Plenty of places to explore, lots of lovely villages and National Trust properties to visit. Many pubs and restaurants in local towns but and evening out would require a considerable drive. We loved our relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Bower View is a wonderful place."

    The welcome we received was first class from the welcome phone call right through to the owner's visit to say 'hello.' The accommodation has all the latest amenities and is set in spacious grounds. It was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. We were grateful to have a car as the larger towns of Ross and Hay-One-Wye are a bit far away but this didn't matter to us. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a leisurely holiday in this beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2021

  • "The most idyllic, peaceful place to unwind and relax."

    The owners,Sarah and Philip, so helpful, friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation was extremely clean and very spacious for the whole family."

    Sarah the host made us feel very welcome and the hospitality tray she left was a lovely touch. The garden was large and immaculate, suitable for dogs and children to run around and the views and peaceful atmosphere across the countryside made sitting out on the patio a restful respite after lockdown, especially with the rabbits, squirrels and the cows in the next field making an appearance.Although the bungalow is set in a rural location, Hereford itself where there are restaurants, shops and bars was close enough to drive to. There was everything in the accommodation to make your stay comfortable, relaxing, with plenty of extra touches to make this a really special holiday. I would highly recommend Bower View.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "Super clean and nice cottage."

    We had a very wonderful and relaxing week! Sarah is a lovely host!

    Reviewed by Daveen5.0Jul 2021

  • "I rang Sarah, the owner, with a query a couple of weeks before our visit, and she was very friendly and welcoming."

    On arrival at Bower View, the property was truly spotless. I normally have a quick wipe round a cottage with antibacterial cleaner, but this wasn’t necessary. We felt comfortable and at home from the moment we arrived. I took my elderly parents and they were delighted with the cottage. By Sunday, they were already talking about their next visit! As we had temperatures of 30 degrees all week, they didn’t want to go out and about but couldn’t have been happier sitting in the garden - it has sunshine all day long they were able to find pockets of shade at all times. The outlook is wonderful and this was all they needed. It has done them the world of good. We are regular visitors to Herefordshire, a county we all love, and the cottage is well-placed for all the places we would have visited and the walks we would have done in cooler weather. I can’t recommend this cottage highly enough. It exceeded our expectations and we will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bower View."

    It was spotlessly clean & everything you needed for an enjoyable holiday. I would definitely return if holidaying in this area

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely quiet place to relax in ,Sarah came to meet us and ask if we required ..."

    A lovely quiet place to relax in ,Sarah came to meet us and ask if we required anything, a lovely selection of gifts on arrival, the eggs were so good and fresh that were given , the daily visit from the cattle was a treat our dog loved them , would definitely stay again if we picked this area to stop in

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely week, the weather was warm all week and the bungalow Was light and bright and everything was there for us."

    We had lovely views all round and nice countryside to look at. Sarah called on us one day and offered us anything we needed, but she already gave us all the bits we needed. It gave us a really relaxing break which we needed as I had just come off a month of radiotherapy and was tired.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2021

  • "The stunning views from the property really highlight the beautiful Herefordshire countryside with cuckoos calling, owls hooting and the sound of cows munching in the field next door."


    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a perfect home from home!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the cottage, which is perfectly presented and so well equipped. Happy to stay again

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "Bower View is in a really peaceful setting with lovely views."

    The property has a lovely garden and views over to the hills. We would certainly love to come back and do some more walks.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2021

  • "First class accommodation in a beautifully remote and tranquil setting."

    Hi hat was ideally located for all amenities. Bower view has everything you need and more to ensure a comfortable stay. We were out Fishing all day but looked forward to returning so we could spend some time relaxing in the lovely conservatory before going to Bed and having a wonderfully peaceful sleep, in fact my bed was even more comfortable than the one I have at Home! The welcome goodies were a very thoughtful touch a I can’t wait to return for another visit. Look forward to returning to the stunningly beautiful Herefordshire countryside as soon as we can. Regards. Vic

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Aug 2020

  • "Measures that were put in were excellent and we felt safe and comfortable."

    Directions were good and reminders about key collection very useful. A very welcoming and conscientious host.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent cottage in quiet, central position."

    The cottage was very comfortable, fully equipped and had beautiful countryside views. On arrival there was a lovely welcome pack of local foods. Sarah ( owner) popped in to see if everything ok. This is one of the nicest properties we have stayed in. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2020

  • "Tranquil location, comfortable property with privacy in a beautiful environment."

    Delighted to see an owner who uses a top and bottom sheet! Would highly recommend booking this property.

    Reviewed by Sonja5.0Dec 2019

  • "The owner was really helpful in regards to ensuring my mother's health needs were met."

    The bungalow was beautifully decorated for Christmas and immediately felt like a home from home. Instructions were clear and helpful hints were in the kitchen for the 'hidden' cutlery draw. Fantastic stay, the parents are booking again in the future

    Reviewed by Crystal5.0Dec 2019

  • "Bower View is an absolute gem."

    The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The property has everything we needed for our break. The Views are amazing and although only 15 Mins from Hereford it seems like your a world away from the rat race. I will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Eugene5.0Nov 2019

  • "Even better than the brochure photos!"

    Appreciated the visit by the landlady first evening.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "Although we were unlucky with the weather during our week's holiday at Bower View, the standard of comfort and facilities provided, meant staying in was not a issue."

    The warm & bright conservatory with comfortable furniture and views across the fields and valley, was the icing on the cake. The location is excellent for a quiet and relaxing break, not too far off the beaten track and within easy driving distance to many places of interest. Our hosts were very welcoming and available if we needed them, we especially appreciated the generous 'welcome tray' with local goodies. We could find no fault with anything and can give only positive feed back. The addition of some maps and information on local walks may be helpful to future guests. There is so much still we would like to see and hope to return next year. Well done Sarah & Phillip

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2019

  • "Bower View is the perfect getaway for those seeking a break from the rat race."

    You can't put a price on Bower View's position,surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside.Peace, quiet and solitude in abundance. Sarah and Philip the owners are also only a short walk from the property and are always on hand.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was everything and more."

    The bungalow, location and surroundings were perfect for a relaxing family holiday.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2019

  • "Additional ' touches' eg Welcome tray ' , perfumed sachets in wardrobes , sufficient hangers in wardrobes , clear instructions re appliances , bins , good quality towels - all added to the enjoyment of a spacious , good quality bungalow and contents ."

    Reviewed by Allan4.7Aug 2019

  • "Bower View was a little gem."

    Extensively refurbished bungalow in beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Very peaceful and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage has recently been refurbished so all the appliances and the furnishings were new."

    In some holiday cottages things looked tired. Not here, it was a pleasure to enjoy everything was pristine, the bedding was beautiful the whole cottage was spotlessly clean, the welcome treats were great. This is really a 5 star holiday home

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size upon request)
  • Bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles and pub 1.8 miles
  • Please note: Bookings for 2023 must start on a Saturday
  • Please note: Bookings for 2024 must start on a Friday
  • Please call Reservations to make bookings for 2024.

The property

Bower View is a delightful modern-built bungalow located on the outskirts of Madley, in Herefordshire.

Internally, the property boasts light and airy rooms, with high-quality furnishings, and lovely large windows giving the cottage an abundance of natural light.

Settle down in the spacious living room, where you can relax and unwind in the comfort of this warm and welcoming room, whilst catching up with your favourite shows.

The open-plan kitchen rests to the rear of the cottage, with contemporary fitted units and wooden worktops, giving ample preparation space and plenty of appliances on-hand.

Gather around the dining room table for a lovingly prepared home-cooked meal over a glass of chilled wine and catch up on the day's events.

Delight in the provided conservatory, boasting magnificent country views and is a decent spot to use as a quiet space for some reading or quality time with a family member.

To the rear of the cottage is a large lawn and patio area, where you can sit out with a refreshing beverage and simply take in the outstanding views, whilst your pets run freely and stretch their legs.

While you're in the area, travel into the thriving city of Hereford, where you will discover a plethora of tourist attractions, as well as a range of independent shops, supermarkets and pubs and restaurants for fine dining.

Hereford Cathedral is a Gothic building, dating back to around the early 14th century, boasting a medieval chained library.

Also nearby is the Hereford Cider Museum, showcasing displays of art detailing the history of the cider-making process, with an on-site café and shop for amenities.

Visit the wonderful National Trust property of The Weir Garden - escape to the historic riverside garden offering unspoilt views over the Wye Valley.

Return to Bower View for a relaxing evening with your loved ones in front of the warming woodburning stove.

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About the location


Hereford 7 miles.

The pretty village of Madley lies on the edge of the beautiful Golden Valley, boasting two village pubs and its very own moat, a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna. Madley is ideally situated in unspoilt Herefordshire countryside between the 'town of books' Hay-on-Wye, and the cathedral city of Hereford. Madley offers an extensive network of footpaths with superb views, and is close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. The ancient city of Hereford is just 7 miles away, dating back to Saxon times and boasting a beautiful cathedral with 'chained library', home to a collection of rare books, the Mappa Mundi world map and a magnificent medieval bridge crossing the River Wye. The wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales, is home to 30-plus book shops, excellent pubs, antique shops and restaurants. Offa's Dyke footpath and the Wye Valley walk are within easy reach, and a little further afield, enjoy the fine architecture of Leominster and the many activities on offer in the Royal Forest of Dean. A great holiday destination at any time of year.

Please note the property only accepts 7 nights booking.
Please note: Bookings for 2023 must start on a Saturday.
Please note: Bookings for 2024 must start on a Friday. Please call Reservations to make bookings for 2024