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Carriage House

(Ref. 1011619)

Presteigne, Herefordshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning large cottage with so much space."

    Very clean and tidy with beautiful fixtures and fittings and tastefully decorated. Outdoor sauna and hot tub within its own building was excellent . We were met by the host on arrival with a very well stocked welcome pack which we were very grateful of. My only recommendation would be a washing machine ( we were aware it wasn’t listed ) but would make the accommodation even more luxurious, especially for stays of a week or more .

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Feb 2024

  • "Just gotta gush about the amazing week I spent at Andrea's cozy cottage with my best friend."

    Seriously, it was beyond expectations. Andrea's place is a total vibe – so much charm and comfort. The decor is on point, and every nook tells a story that makes you feel right at home. Nestled right in nature, the location is a dreamy escape from the daily grind. We felt like we were in our own little haven. It was the perfect spot for a chill week away for us to do some work and much needed rest. The sauna, the hot tub, the gardens. We never had a reason to leave; easily used an online shopping service and cooked with ease in the kitchen. Andrea, the owner, is a rockstar host. She made sure we had everything we needed and then some. From lush amenities to awesome local tips, she really made the trip special. This wasn't just a place to crash; it became part of our best memories. Highly recommend Andrea's Welsh cottage if you're up for a laid-back, picturesque getaway. Thanks, Andrea, for sharing your awesome spot with us – already daydreaming about round two! 5 stars all round

    Reviewed by Jayde5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely property."

    In rural location. Sauna and hot tub was really good. House had all you needed and lovely and warm .

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Nov 2023

  • "Had a lovely week’s stay last week."

    The facilities were just what we needed. Unfortunately the jacuzzi was broken so before we arrived the owner arranged to hire one which was perfect and MUCH appreciated - so I could continue with hydro therapy whilst away from home. We were also greeted with a generous starter snack/drink selection and lovely flowers which was also very much appreciated. The beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed in the kitchen (except perhaps a pair of scissors which would be a nice extra - due to my mobility issues). Ample ample firewood was available which kept my husband happy with the fire pit. Would happily stay again and hope to do so.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable and spacious property."

    The small fridge mentioned in reviews appears to have been updated. The fridge we found was more than adequate. (Not fridge shown on the pictures on the website. Owners left a very generous welcome pack and left hot tub ready for use, the log burner on. They were very generous with electricity considering current costs. Beds were beautifully comfortable. Some updated tourist information/leaflets were available but we felt could be added to... Overall we would definitely recommend this property and it's lovely private garden.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "We arrived to rolling hills, spring lambs and sunshine."

    Carriage House is beautifully light and spacious, with the most idyllic garden, set in the most peaceful surroundings. The interiors are styled to inspire and yet well-equipped and comfortable. The huge, deep bath with garden view is blissful. The bed and linen choices are heavenly. The garden hideaway hot tub and sauna facilities are a real luxury. We were warmly greeted by fresh flowers, a large pre lit woodburner and a delicious, high quality food/drink selection… all thanks to host Andrea, who was very welcoming, helpful and contactable by phone, yet left us to relax with privacy for the week. The house’s tranquil setting is only a short distance from well-connected roads. We explored hills, valleys, forests, coastline, castles & dams by foot and car, far and wide. We had an absolutely wonderful week of adventure and relaxation. We wouldn’t hesitate to return or recommend to others. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2023

  • "Such a beautiful house and setting."

    The hosts were helpful and very accommodating. Thank you for the very thoughtful welcome hamper. We all had such an amazing stay!

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Carriage house is in an idyllic quiet location to enjoy special family time."

    Andrea made us extremely welcome on arrival, nice big cosy burner lit and a very yummy welcome pack which was enjoyed by us all. It is a very old cottage where things can go wrong and there was a bit of a ceiling problem. Andrea did her best, cleaned up and made it safe for us to stay. This did impact a bit on our holiday but we except that some things are just out of our control. We would definitely still return and enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Oct 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Carriage House, and again we had a superb time."

    Andrea left lots of logs for us and had the place warm and cosy when we arrived late in the evening. We love how peaceful it is here, and there is plenty to do with small children nearby: there is a playground in Presteigne very close by, as well as soft play in Ludlow. There is also a fantastic miniature breeds farm in Kington (kids can enter pens and feed some of the animals) and an airfield for plane enthusiasts with a great cafe in Shobdon. The kids love exploring all the castles in the area, and there are lots of rivers for picnics and paddling (Pembridge is especially good). I bring my family here every time I need to unwind from city life, and it does us the power of good. Andrea is a fantastic host, and has lots of useful info about good places to eat and visit. This place is a hidden gem.

    Reviewed by Isy5.0Oct 2022

  • "The carriage house is a lovely place to stay."

    Beds extremely comfortable and feather pillows which we prefer. The hottub and sauna were a fantastic bonus. The location was great to explore mid Wales, Wye valley and forest of Dean. Andrea our host was very helpful and kind even providing pain relief for my son for a dental issue and helping find a local dentist and gave help with booking an emergency appointment. I would highly recommend the carriage house. Only slight drawback is only one toilet (which was a bit tricky with 5 of us), but wouldn't put me off staying again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely week at the Carriage House."

    It is set in a beautiful, peaceful location within a pretty enclosed garden. The house is beautiful and quirky with all modern facilities and everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. Andrea, our host was so kind and helpful and left a beautiful welcome hamper and fresh flowers for us, so thoughtful! The hot tub and sauna were thoroughly enjoyed by some members of our party. The property is situated near some wonderful restaurants and some of the prettiest villages. We can't wait to visit again! Keith & Debbie

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week the house was great very spacious and cool."

    . The hot tub was amazing. Our host contacted me to make sure we were ok a few times and with information she was lovely. We only found a few issues with the property. 1 The fridge was to small for 2 people, so more would definitely struggle. 2 The table and chairs outside were not very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Trish4.4Jun 2022

  • "This is by far the nicest cottage in Herefordshire we have stayed in."

    It is beautifully laid out, clean and spacious, and set within a stunning landscape. The beds are so comfy! Our kids loved the hot tub and playing in the garden, and there are lots of walks and places to visit nearby. We will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Isy4.7Apr 2022

  • "Such a beautiful house."

    The owner Andrea was wonderful and extremely helpful we visited for my Mother's 70th birthday and when we arrived we were greater with flowers, cake, champagne and so much local produce. It was perfect. Andrea gave lots of info on the local area and guided us to the Stagg Inn for lunch. Absolutely beautiful!!! Can't thank you enough Andrea for a wonderful weekend x

    Reviewed by Carina5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at The Carriage House."

    The perfect property for the five of us to have a reunion after 2 years apart. The host Andrea was brilliant, she had the fire lit for our arrival.=, recommended walks, left a lovely welcome hamper and even had our food delivery brought in and put away as we were a little late. Gorgeous house.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Carriage House."

    From the moment that we arrived, the quality of the finish of the house was even more apparent than the images and Andrea had left us with an already lit fire and an array of lovely deli treats. We had a fantastic stay and it acted as the perfect luxury getaway that we needed, especially with the chance for a unwind at the end of every day in the fantastic hot tub and sauna facilities. Thank you Andrea for such a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Carriage House is a lovely, spacious place to stay in a quiet, rural location."

    During a damp week in October we enjoyed long walks in the surrounding area, visits to lovely towns, and returning to the Carriage House for evenings in with the fire lit - very welcome! We also made use of the spa/hot tub, sauna, and the fire pit for roasting marshmallows, which we all enjoyed very much! The owners provided a very generous ‘welcome pack’ with delicious, locally sourced products, and they were very helpful and friendly when we needed their assistance during the week. It all made for a very relaxing stay - hopefully we’ll get the chance to come back soon!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2021

  • "Owners so helpful, left us a wonderful welcome pack and sent guide with clear instructions for facilities and guide to local area."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Carriage house, it was the perfect place for us and just what we wanted!"

    Unfortunately the weather was not great so we didn't get to explore the local area or make the most of the fire pit! The host went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay, helping with directions, leaving a welcome gift and lovely flowers which opened up lovely during our stay. I wouldn't think twice about booking a stay here again! Only downside for 6 adults staying a week the fridge is quite small and no freezer other than an ice box. Although would not be a problem if you are planning to eat out a lot during your break!

    Reviewed by Jodi4.7Oct 2021

  • "Our host was absolutely fabulous and completely exceeded our expectations with hospitality and information about the area."

    We spent a few days in due to weather, but with the wood burner, hot tub and sauna it was a wonderful experience. It was lovely to go on the local walks, and spend some time in neighbouring villages and towns. I would definitely visiting again, and thank you again!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great country cottage with big rooms and lots of natural light."

    Amazing location, with total peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage and surrounding area exceeded our expectations."

    The owner Andrea was so welcoming and very generous leaving us an assortment of goodies on arrival. The beds were so comfortable and the cottage felt much roomier than we expected. Also the hot tub and sauna were an added bonus. The garden is lovely and a perfect place to relax with the fire pit burning on a summer evening. In the surrounding area there are so many lovely places to visit and activities available. We did walks, wild water swimming, go karting and canoeing as well as visiting Ludlow and Hereford. We had a wonderful holiday and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic Weeks Holiday!"

    Characterful period cottage with modern amenities and large rooms throughout. Lovely and quiet location. Beautiful views of sunrise & sunset from upstairs windows. Immaculate garden perfect for dining and relaxing. The fire pit is perfect for toasting marshmallows, and the hot tub and sauna are the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day. Pizza oven was a great addition too! Hosts did everything possible to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, providing fabulous Welcome treats, fresh flowers, ample information and recommendations on the area. Ludlow is well worth a visit for the shopping, market, castle and river. Drive up to the top of Clee Hill for glorious views and exploring! The Judge’s Lodging in Presteigne is well worth a visit, as is Leintwardine for a wild swim in the River Teme & a drink and light-bite in the Sun pub. If we visited the area again we would definitely stay here.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2021

  • "Owners are extremely helpful and thoughtful."

    Cottage is well-equipped and very comfortable.Hot tub and sauna are lovely and well maintained. We loved the log wood burner and beautifully maintained garden and made full use of these. Radnorshire Arms in Presteigne serves a very good Sunday roast lunch and the Judges Lodgings Museum makes for a good activity for the whole family on a rainy afternoon. There is no washing machine! This meant we had to visit launderette in Kington and spend a whole morning of our holiday doing washing. We were not aware of this when we booked the holiday.

    Reviewed by Gwendolyn4.4Aug 2021

  • "What a fabulous place to stay!"

    The house was lovely- characterful yet modern, and we really appreciated the welcome goodies too.. thank you! The area is very quiet and peaceful but plenty to see if you’re prepared to travel. Highlights were Ludlow Castle, Aberystwyth beach and first class travel on the Welshpool and Llanfair Steam train. Was lovely to relax in the spa at the end of a long day too… perfect!

    Reviewed by Avryll5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely week at The Carriage Way."

    From the views to the cottage itself and the surrounding fields we had a lovely time. The kids had so much fun within the cottage as well as within the surrounding areas. We were able to do so much with them, visiting the west midlands safari, the farm, owl enclosure, garden centres and ofcourse being able to eat the local berries and honey pots. Andrea was a lovely host and was very welcoming and hospitable. Upon arrival we had a lovely welcome package. We had everything we needed and it was easy to make ourselves feel at home. One of the best features of the cottage house was the jacuzzi and sauna. A great way to relax at the end of the day! We had the stone pizza ovens both indoor and outdoor which were so lovely to have. We enjoyed our stay so much and we cannot wait to come back again very soon.

    Dr Salaman IqbalJul 2021

  • "It was lovely to have the special extra touches as we arrived."

    The welcome package and beautiful flowers especially. Also received a birthday card from Andrea. The perfect host.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, amazing comfort in a secluded quiet area!"

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Jun 2021

  • "I had a wonderful stay, peaceful and relaxing."

    The property is perfectly located for lots of different day trips and bike rides. The outside seating space is relaxed and enclosed and the addition of the hot tub a real treat. Greeted on arrival with some local food produce I felt very welcome and the property had great character and everything I required. This is my 3rd really good Sykes cottage break and I will be back to the carriage house again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "We had a delightful stay in this lovely home."

    The welcome pack was a wonderful and generous surprise with yummy goodies. Great wifi, comfy bed with snuggly duvet and the sauna was a welcome addition for unwinding at the end of the day, especially with the weather being cold and torrential rain. A delightful, private home away from home.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0May 2021

  • "We had the most amazing stay at the Holiday Cottage, it was the perfect mix of comfort, cosiness and luxury!"

    We loved using the hot tub and sauna after long walks and lighting a fire in the living area. The beds were extremely comfortable and each room was equally special.

    Reviewed by Isabelle4.7Oct 2020

  • "The warm welcome as we stepped through the door was just wonderful."

    Nothing too much trouble from Andrea and her husband. Cottage beautifully presented, beds and bed linen at a very high standard. We would stay again, without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Oct 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster double, super king-size double, 1 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lounge with woodburning stove and bread oven.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge,TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden, with lawned area, patio with outdoor furniture, as well as a hot tub and sauna in an external building
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Next door there are further enclosed gardens designed by the renowned Portmeirion architect, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis
  • Please note: Not suitable for infants due to steep stairs configuration, no stairgate/ guard is possible.

The property

Embracing the Wales-England border on the fringes of Presteigne, the Carriage House is a beautifully renovated old coach house in a wonderful position for the annual Hay Festival, in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park), and is perfect to go walking in the rolling hills and visiting nearby castles.

With crooked floors and period features in keeping with the era of the cottage, you can enjoy a well-deserved holiday with your family or friends.

Stroll through an old wooden door into a private, walled garden, where you will see an external building housing the hot tub and sauna, ideal for an indulgent soak on return from one of your adventures.

Step inside and find the well-appointed kitchen, hosting a preparation island, dining area and integrated appliances assisting you with the home-cooking.

Move through to the large lounge and unwind in front of the woodburning stove on a cold winter's night, with a good film on TV.

Climb the staircase from here to a large corridor on the first floor, which offers a lovely space to sit and read a book on the sofa, away from the bustling sociable areas downstairs.

Choose from three bedrooms to catch your rest, each wonderfully presented in keeping with the theme, and served by the large family bathroom, where you can enjoy long hot soaks in the bath tub or refresh under the shower every morning before exploring the local area.

Head out to the peaceful, enclosed garden and relax on the patio with a drink on a balmy afternoon, listening to the sounds of birdsong and taking in your pleasant surroundings.The kids can run around on the lawn and play games as you light a fire to take the chill off a cool summer's evening, once the sun has set for the day.

The ancient town of Presteigne, in which the Carriage House is situated, is very pretty, with black and white buildings, cobbled streets and plenty of places to grab a drink or a bite to eat.

During your visit, make sure you visit The Judge's Lodging Museum, formerly the county court, taking you back in time through the life of Victorian Judges, their servants and felonious guests.

There are abundant walking routes in the area, including the long-distance Mortimer Trail taking you through Shropshire and Herefordshire, the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail enjoying ever-changing landscapes and the leisurely amble to Wigmore Castle.

Venture further afield with a day out to the attractive towns of Leominster, Ludlow or Shrewsbury, each with plenty of things to see and do, not forgetting the city of Hereford and the small market town of Hay-on-Wye, often described as the 'town of books'.

Choose this charming cottage for your next country break in Powys.

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About the location

PRESTEIGNE

Leominster 14 miles; Hay-on-Wye 19 miles; Ludlow 20 miles; Hereford 23 miles.

Nestling on the banks of the River Lugg, the ancient town of Presteigne lies on the border of England and Wales and has been voted one of the top 10 towns in Britain by Country Life magazine. The reason for this award is obvious as the town boasts an array of black and white timbered buildings, narrow cobbled streets, individual shops, tea rooms and traditional pubs as well as the award-winning Judges’ Lodgings, a Victorian museum complete with stunning judges’ apartments, servants’ quarters, courtroom and cells. The town plays hosts to music and arts festivals throughout the year as well as a monthly farmers’ market. Explore the Mortimer Trail, Offa’s Dyke, the lovely walks up to Wigmore Castle, Croft Ambrey and the quiet valleys of the Lugg, Teme and Clun. The small town of Kington, well regarded as a centre for walking, is celebrated by visitors for its lovely scenery and excellent walking and cycling in the surrounding rolling hills. This quiet, pleasant town offers a number of excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a variety of tourist attractions close by including the Kington Small Breed Farm Park and Owl Centre, the pretty blooms at the Hergest Croft Gardens and Radnor Hill, which boasts England’s highest golf course. Ludlow, with a magnificent castle, over 500 listed buildings and stunning medieval street pattern, provides a fascinating backdrop for the town’s regular street markets, showcasing a range of goods - from cheeses and fresh produce to books and local crafts. Take a day trip to the town of books, Hay-on-Wye, the pretty market town of Leominster or Hereford with its cathedral home to the Mappi Mundi world map.

Please note: Not suitable for infants due to steep stairs configuration, no stairgate/ guard is possible.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season