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The Old Power House Cottage 1

(Ref. 980806)

Shobdon, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is a 5 star plus!"

    So clean , warm and comfortable & every possible amenity thought of , even down to the bathroom toiletries. Congratulations on a wonderful conversion , combined with a delightful area to visit.

    Thank you so much Patricia, lovely words and we look forward to seeing you again sometime? Many thanks Mary and Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2023

  • "The standard of cleanliness and attention to detail of the accommodation at The Old Power House Cottage 1 is indeed excellent."

    Visitors are spoilt with the comfort of their surroundings and can be safe in the knowledge that the kitchen and bathroom are amply stocked for every eventuality however it must be noted for future guests that there is a WiFi curfew in place between the hours of 8pm and 8am every day. Obviously for guests not wishing to use streaming services or Internet during these hours this will have no relevance but unfortunately for us it presented as a nuisance. Also the lack of pavement on the road exiting the property impacted on our willingness to explore the area on foot which again was unfortunate but not insurmountable.

    Sharon, there never has been nor will be, a curfew on the wi-fi. Since your stay we have discovered that a previous guest had, unbeknown to us, changed the settings for the Wi-Fi. We have now restored the access to 24 hours a day. I’m sorry that this happened and hope that it didn’t detract too much from enjoying your stay at the cottage. Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Jun 2023

  • "The use of the laundry needs a rethink as the owner wrote to say we were allocated Monday & Tuesday between 9-5 only which did not work at all for our needs."

    Mary the owner said due to high costs of utilities plus someone using the laundry for just one tee shirt she had to put these measures in place.

    Elisabeth, I did offer to keep it open later for you before overnight lockup, but you didn’t take advantage of this, I am sorry you felt like this, but we need to keep costs down to maintain our prices at this low level for everyone. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elisabeth4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a really nice and relaxing week's holiday at the Power House."

    The Power House 1 was very clean, comfortable and well equipt. The milk and cake was much appriciated. Mary and Tony the owners were vey helpful. There are many places to visit - the Shobden airfield is nearby, Tenbury Wells, Hay on Wye are nice for a day out. There are also National Trust properties nearby. We hope to vist The Power House again in the future.

    Diane , it was lovely to see you and we look forward to you staying again. Many thanks, Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2023

  • "Second time here in 2022, very unusual for us to come back so quickly."

    The area is not spectacular but has lots of good walks which we enjoy, couple with good quality accommodation.

    Ian, lovely to see you again, come back again soon! Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was our second stay at The Power House, the accomodation is excellent, spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    Mary and Tony the owners are very helpful and friendly. There are also plenty of places to visit in the area. We shall be returning for another stay.

    Janice, thank you for your lovely review, it was lovely to see you both again. Take care, lots of love Maryvabd Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property was everything we could have wished for."

    All necessary kitchen equipment was provided for those wishing to cook for themselves; the beds were comfortable and the bedroom was spacious.

    Lawrence, thank you for your very kind words, it was lovely to see you, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Mary and Tony xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a return visit having stayed at The Old Power House Cottage 1 last September."

    For us this was an excellent base to visit friends across the border in Wales, while also introducing us to the delights of Herefordshire and the Border counties. Mary and Tony couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly on both visits and were on hand just a few yards away if required. Spacious, comfortable accommodation. Sorry to see they are selling up and would return if the new owners continue with letting the cottages to the same high standard.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "First class, home from home comfort in a lovely country surrounding, with friendly host and hostess to make you welcome from the first minute of your stay."

    Thank you David your kind words are most appreciated - you are more than welcome back anytime. Mary and Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "A really wonderful property."

    Could not ask for anything more.

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property spacious, well equipped and clean."

    We very much enjoyed our stay!

    Lovely words, thank you, it was lovely to see you both again, look forward to seeing you again, Mary and Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely, cosy property."

    Perfect for two people with all home comforts. Good to have Smart TV with Netflix. Lovely big bedroom and bathroom with great shower.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was extremely well presented, very comfortable and was very well equiped."

    Although a little remote, which added to a very pleasant relaxing stay, there were many places of interest which were in easy reach. The owners were most welcoming and friendly and we would highly recommend this property.

    Many thanks it was lovely to meet you, hope to see you again soon. Mary and Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Extremely well equipped, very large bedroom and bathroom, huge bed."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2021

  • "We found the accommodation excellent it was comfortable, spacious,well equipped and very clean."

    Mary the owner was very welcoming and helpful. We had a lovely holiday, this is a cottage we will definitely be returning to in the near future.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2021

  • "Pity there was no BBQ allowed otherwise excellent."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jul 2021

  • "No local places to eat out, otherwise very good."

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely area."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything about it"

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2021

  • "We were delighted to find such comfortable & spotlessly clean accommodation for our two night stop over en route to Cornwall."

    Extremely comfortable beds & fluffy towels. Mary was a charming host and her ginger cake is truly scrumptious! We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great spot for exploring the local villages of Pembridge and Eardisland."

    Very well equipped, clean, comfortable accommodation and a friendly welcome from our hosts. The bedroom and bathroom are both huge. Ludlow is an easy drive away and it provides a good range of shops. The Cider Barn near Pembridge offers fabulous food and cider, of course! Had a great stay with friends who stayed in the adjoining cottage.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very nice and unusually spacious holiday cottage, immaculately kept, in a peaceful area."

    Owners very helpful and welcoming, and we appreciate the extra effort they have to go to in making self-catering accommodation available at the current time. Directions on Sykes web site are not adequate to find cottage (and, bizarrely, start from Birmingham without actually saying that is where they start from!) - it needed a conversation with the owners to locate it (perhaps this is intended).

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our hosts were very friendly and helpful We enjoyed our visit to the area ."

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is definitely worth a visit."

    Well equipped, modern cottage. Exceptionally clean and well thought-out... from cake and tea on arrival (from our very kind hosts) to the availability of lunch boxes. Everything has a place and is readily available in this lovely cottage. As I said, it’s worth a stay!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage and location for touring the area was excellent."

    The hosts Ann and Tony were friendly and helpful. The only downside for us personally was the noise of industrial traffic on the road when you are sat outside, or have the windows or doors open, which we had to do as it was exceptionally hot. No problem when inside with the doors shut.

    Reviewed by Sa5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a property in which much attention to detail has been invested to make sure that the customer has everything they could want."

    Modern, spotlessly clean, well insulated and with excellent fast wifi connection, the Old Power House is perfectly located for exploring the borderlands of England & Wales. I would highly recommend this accommodation and hope that I will be able to return soon to continue exploring this wonderful county.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Nov 2019

  • "A1 for people who are interested in aircraft plus flying, ( starter courses are available ), good area for sight seeing."

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Oct 2019

  • "Thank you so very much for everything."

    Mary and Tony are the perfect hosts, a lovely welcoming with cake, milk and tea/coffee. The cottage is perfect, everything you need to make it home from home, and tidy. It was the perfect place for all the places we wanted to visit. Thank you again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable stay."

    Especially liked the comfortable beds. Toured the county and beyond. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anthony Philip5.0Aug 2019

  • "The week which we spent at the Old Power House Cottage was not actually a holiday, but rather a week spent house hunting in the area."

    The cottage was a perfect base from which to do this and as such it satisfied our needs 100%. For anybody intending to spend a holiday in the area, we would recommend the cottage. It is clean, comfortable, and very well appointed. The owners were friendly without being intrusive, the location is very pleasant, and the village of Shobdon is a good centre for exploring the delights of the area (we were actually looking at properties to buy in the village as well as further afield), and also has a good village shop (quite a rarity these days) and a nice pub, the Bateman Arms. All in all a very good week.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One twin bedroom (zip/link, can be made into super-king upon request) with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and living area
  • Shared external utility with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Please note: Superking bed will only be available for 3 night bookings or more.

The property

Situated on the land of the former Power House to Shobdon’s airfield, The Old Power House Cottage 1 is in a fantastic location for exploring this historic area of Herefordshire.

As you open up the front door of the semi-detached cottage you will be greeted by a large bedroom to your right, fitted with two plush beds and a dressing table, this glorious room is a delightful area, decorated with style.

The open-plan living area is the hub of the cottage, fitted with a kitchen, living and dining area, it’s a tranquil area where you can cosy up next to the fire with your loved one.

At the back of the property you can find an enclosed patio area, a lovely setting to enjoy your morning coffee, whereas the front garden offers a delightful view of the owner’s adjoining paddock; an animal lovers paradise whilst being surrounded by natural settings.

The Old Power House Cottage 1 is a delight of a holiday home, in a prime location for exploring the lands of the Welsh Marches.

Note: this property can be booked with Refs. 980807, together sleeping 4 people.

The Old Power House Cottages

Found in the tranquil settings of Hereforshire, The Old Power House Cottages make a perfect pair to host a reunion with friends, a getaway with your partner and another pair, or a holiday away with the family. Rich in history and action, these two cottages make a brilliant base for walking, cycling, and seeing the wonders that the area has to offer. With the airfield nearby, these converted cottages are in a great location for visiting events and shows at what was the RAF station during the Second World War. Boasting wartime history, you can even book in for your own trial flying lesson and take to the skies to see the scenic views from a different angle. Whilst in the area, the Black and White Village Trail is a wondrous sight, with timbered houses dating from the medieval times to the modern era, it's a spectacular area with not just a pretty exterior, inside these buildings you can find pubs, tea rooms, and shops, making a fantastic day out for all to enjoy. For avid walkers, the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Shropshire Hills is just a short drive away, here you can find not only breath taking walking routes, but also an abundance of activities including horse-riding, fishing, golf, watersports and even airsports, the perfect location for the adventure seeker.

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About the location


Hereford 17 miles; Leominster 6 miles.

The pleasant village of Shobdon lies between the historic market towns of Leominster and Presteigne, and is surrounded by beautiful Herefordshire countryside, close to the Welsh borderlands. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, Shobdon has a village shop, an excellent pub/restaurant, and even a private airfield, providing a rare opportunity to learn how to fly helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Leominster, dating back to the 7th century possesses some fine examples of architecture including the Priory Church, along with a wide selection of shops, cafes, antiques centres and pubs - 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 Discovery Centre and the Acton Scott Historic Farm. Sample Herefordshire's cider or discover Hereford with its 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 is also close by and makes a great day out, with more than 500 listed buildings and a magnificent castle.

Please note: Superking bed will only be available for 3 night bookings or more.

If Super king-size bed is required then there is a £25 charge for this request to be added.