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The Old Power House Cottage 2

(Ref. 980807)

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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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellently equipped, spacious, comfortable accommodation in a good location for visiting many attractions."

    Good walking, gardens, National Trust properties and of course the Malverns, Shropshire and Welsh hills and towns such as Ludlow, Hay-on-Wye, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and Leominster. The host, Mary was helpful and on hand to help with any problems. A bit of an issue with the wi-fi at times, but it is a rural area.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you to Mary & Tony for looking after us!"

    excellent location.

    I have sent your husbands headphones back to you, you should receive them shortly. It was nice to see yourself and Ed and we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property well maintained and everything needed for a self catering ..."

    Lovely property well maintained and everything needed for a self catering holiday the owners were very friendly and helpful if needed would recommend highly

    Freda, lovely to see you both, it was lovely to be appreciated in this way, thank you. Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Freda5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very comfortable, spacious and well equipped property."

    Good cycling area on mainly quiet lanes. The weather was great, which always helps. Mary was very accommodating, letting us store our bikes securely. Enjoyed a great breakfast at Meg's cafe at the airfield.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2023

  • "A comfortable and spacious property, ideally located for exploring this part of Herefordshire"

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Good accommodation and great location for some lovely walks in the area."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage!"

    The location was perfect for exploring Herefordshire - without having to do too much driving. The cottage itself was beautifully decorated to a very high standard yet remained incredibly comfortable and well equipped for our self catering holiday. The bed and bedding in particular helped me sleep better than I have for ages! Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your kind words! Hopefully we will see you again soon!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here."

    The Cottage is extremely well equipped and is in a lovely area. Mary and Tony are lovely hosts with Mary providing us with eggs and home baked cake. A very good base for exploring the whole area and having a cooked breakfast at the small airfield just under a mile away. Good selection of pubs in the area for food and drinks in the evening. A perfect break.

    Thank you Brian and Sue, you are very welcome and it was lovely to see you again. Mary and Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "A well done conversion Very spacious for a one bedroom place Not an area we knew but found lots to do"

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Mary was very sympathetic, understanding and helpful when our holiday was delayed."

    Ruth, many thanks for your kind words and we are so glad you were able to have some holiday during your week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation with large rooms and lots of nice touches."

    Super comfy beds. Set in a great location with off road parking. Great base to explore surrounding area. Owners very welcoming

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely warm comfortable cottage very clean well equiped enjoyed our stay"

    Thank you Glynis it was lovely to have you here, please come again!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with good facilities."

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very spacious, spotlessly clean and well equiped cottage, well located for exploring Ludlow, Hay on wye areas, and nearby National Trust properties."

    The ginger cake on arrival was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay - very well appointed and high standard of cleanliness"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic hosts who welcomed us with a lovely homemade cake."

    The property was finished to a very high standard with lots of luxury touches. Ideal location for exploring great countryside. Close to some great National Trust properties.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a wonderful place to stay and visit the local area."

    Comfortable and clean with everything you need. Huge bed! Hosts very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Sep 2021

  • "This property was listed as dog friendly but think that it missed the point ,very busy road no gates closed and no area to exercise a dog ,the road only 10 or so metres from the back of the property was busy day and night."

    Other than that the cottage it’s self was very well set up towels ,bedding first class it was just a shame regarding the dog it spoilt it for us.

    Thank you for your comments. We ask, in accordance with Sykes terms and conditions, for dogs to be kept on a leash at all times when outside the cottage. Having the gate open in these circumstances shouldn’t make any difference. We have a reasonably spacious garden and adjoining paddock (when not occupied by sheep/horses) which guests are welcome to use to exercise their dog. I’m sorry to say that we can’t do anything about the road, but farm traffic is a fact of life at this time of year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation was clean and spacious and the bed very comfortable!"

    The only negative was not with the accommodation but with the very busy road running alongside the garden - the traffic was so noisy we couldn't hear each other speak if one was in the kitchen and one in the garden. The pub is now closed and up for sale but there are plenty of other places a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation that is furnished to a high standard and spotlessly clean."

    Helpful owners live on site. A car is essential for touring the area.

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Aug 2021

  • "This spotless cottage is lovely to come back to after a day touring the beautiful black and white villages."

    It is ideal for a peaceful holiday. A short drive to Shobdon airfield. Hosts are welcoming. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Immaculately clean."

    Kitchen well eqquiped. Bed linen & towels plentiful & comfortable. Very spacious inside property. Small private outside space in addition to large shared garden. Only recommendation would be a mirror on opposite side of entrance to site as exiting is tricky because of the hedge.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great accommodation, spacious, clean and everything you need for a relaxing break."

    Very friendly and helpful owners, nice part of the country. I would recommend a visit to Ludlow and if you are a walker, go and do Pen Y Fan, only an hour away, totally stunning and rewarding. Many other lovely places all within 30/45 minutes.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent base for visiting the area."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "We went on holiday to go fishing, the cottage was an ideal base and the owners were very nice they were there if we needed anything so would recommend if you wanted to have a quiet holiday and roam around Herefordshire."

    Reviewed by Audrey4.7May 2021

  • "Very friendly and welcoming hosts."

    The cottage itself was spacious, very comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen and lovely bathroom. The cottage was extremely clean too. We had lovely weather and enjoyed sitting on the private patio area with a cup of tea and very tasty ginger cake provided by Mary on our arrival. Couldn’t be better!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2021

  • "Dawn, myself and our puppy Archie loved our break between Christmas and New Year."

    The cottage is very modern, refurbished 2019 if memory serves and is very well equipped plus it’s fig friendly. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom and well planned. The location is central to many attractions such as Croft Hall, Barrington, Ludlow Castle, Stokesy Castle etc etc. There a super restaurant just up the road which again I S dog friendly. Shopping, there’s a small shop within walking distance which is well equipped with essentials however, for a bigger - better value shop - there’s a huge Morrison’s 15-mins away. The hosts Mary and Tony were great, very helpful and cheery. Great place and experience - excellent

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2020

  • "We were very pleasantly surprised by the spacious, modern, comfortable and well presented cottage/ apartment."

    We had every item in kitchen, bathroom, and sitting room we could need. Mr and Mrs Arber, the owners, made it unique by the lovely home made cake and personal instruction about places of interest near us as it was our first time in this lovely part of the country. Thank you to you both. Perhaps the general photo of the outside of the cottages doesn’t reflect the spaciousness of the interior

    Reviewed by Olga4.7Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was really excellent - it is very spacious and had everything that I needed."

    It's in a lovely location, with a great garden to enjoy. I would definitely recommend staying there and will look forward to staying in one of these fabulous beautifully converted cottages again.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2020

  • "The equipment in the kitchen was adequate."

    The dressing table mirror in the bedroom was too small, and too low down on the wall. There were however some wonderful touches, Some cake and milk ready for when we arrived. A shoe horn and umbrella to use. A good, powerful hair drier in the bedroom. The shower was amazing, with fully adjustable jet head. A very smart, tidy, clean and comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Spacious accommodation for two in the midst of a great countryside and just a few miles from the "black and white" villages."

    Comfortable place and friendly people letting it.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The setting of the Old Power House cottages was lovely."

    The cottage was extremely well presented and a great deal of care and thoughtfulness had gone into making sure all the current COVID-19 safety guidelines were met. The owners were welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They also shared a lot of knowledge about local history and accessible places to visit. We would certainly recommend this cottage to family and friends as we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely relaxing stay with some nice touches which really make you feel at home."

    The spacious bedroom and bathroom give a luxurious feel too. Also smart TV which my teenage son in particular really appreciated. Beautiful countryside all around and a warm welcome from our hosts. They were very helpful and provided lots of local information which added greatly to the enjoyment of our stay. I do think guests should know that the garden area backs onto a B road as that may be an issue for some dog owners in particular. The road had only intermittent traffic but there were occasional lorries to the industrial area further down the road. A larger oven glove would also have been greatly appreciated as the one in the cottage is very small and tricky to use! Other than that the kitchen is very well stocked with all that you could need. Would definitely recommend and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would stay here again. Thank you.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are delighted that you have had a pleasant stay at the cottage and enjoyed exploring the attractions. The road at the rear of the property is the C1032, however, this does not appear on maps, because of the proximity of the road and the fact that we have a lot of wildlife (including horses in our field at the moment) in and around our property, we specify that dogs should be kept on a lead at all times Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Jul 2020

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful and the cottage was spotless and well equipped."

    We enjoyed our holiday there, the only disappointment was that you couldn't really go on walks directly from the cottage itself, as it is on a main road with no pavement.

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Jul 2020

  • "Your description of being able to see the airfield from the rear garden was very inaccurate."

    There is no possible way that you can see any part of the airfield. Owners very obliging pleasant stay other than key element.

    Reviewed by Cara4.1Dec 2019

  • "3rd visit since August (although 1st 2 visits were in No."

    1). It's not that we have a lot of holidays - we have been using the cottage(s) as a base for house hunting in the area, and after the first visit it seemed that we wouldn't find better accommodation!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "Wonderful place the owners were very friendly and helpful I will be telling ..."

    Wonderful place the owners were very friendly and helpful I will be telling family and friends about the place so hopeful they would have my family and friends stay there

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect, spacious, light and had everything we needed."

    Mary and Tony are lovely hosts who are ready to help with anything you may need, they've worked really hard to make it the way it is. The cottage feels like you are away from our all but is close to so many things. We'd really recommend staying here.. and it was perfect for our toddler too.

    Reviewed by Freya5.0Aug 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One twin bedroom (zip/link, can be made into super-king upon request) with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and living area with electric woodburner
  • 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
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Please note: Superking bed will only be available for 3 night bookings or more
  • Please Note: This property no longer accepts pets, all existing pet bookings will be honored

The property

Situated on the land of the former Power House to Shobdon’s airfield, this superb middle cottage is located within a tranquil area of Herefordshire, offering ideal accommodation for a romantic retreat or an action-packed adventure trip with friends.

Within the property you can find a spacious bedroom at the front of the property, with two single beds, a magnificent dressing table and a seating area, this room is a lovely place to relax in the evenings with a good book and a cup of tea.

Further into the property is the open-plan living space, combining a kitchen, living and dining area, it’s a delightful room to spend winter evenings unwinding with the television on, or for summer months, open up the back doors and head to the seating area outside the patio, right next to the airfield itself, you’ll be in prime view of any overhead shows in the area.

The shared front garden hosts the owner’s paddock in the field opposite the property, a scenic setting to greet you as you arrive back at the cottage after a day of exploring the wonders of the Welsh Marches.

Note: this property can be booked with Refs. 980806, 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.