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Bower View

Madley, Herefordshire (Ref. 981609)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AmandaOct 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 RobertOct 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 MargaretSep 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation in a beautifully peaceful setting."

    In our opinion there is nothing that needs to change.

    Reviewed by VicSep 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 JulieAug 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 ChrisAug 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by KarenAug 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 NicolaAug 2021

  • "Super clean and nice cottage."

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

    Reviewed by YunliJul 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 EmmaJul 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 BrendaJul 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 JohnJun 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 RoyJun 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 ChrisJun 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 StephenMay 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 DeborahApr 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 VicAug 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 FionaAug 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 SandraMar 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 SonjaDec 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 CrystalDec 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 EugeneNov 2019

  • "Even better than the brochure photos!"

    Appreciated the visit by the landlady first evening.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 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 JSep 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 TerenceSep 2019

  • "The cottage was everything and more."

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

    Reviewed by DanielAug 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 AllanAug 2019

  • "Bower View was a little gem."

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

    Reviewed by RonJul 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 CarolJun 2019

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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.


  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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