Wheelbarrow Castle

Stoke Prior near Leominster, Herefordshire (Ref. 904281)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 17

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Gillespie
    July 2017
    “Very spacious, comfortable house ...”
    Very spacious, comfortable house that is well equipped. Lots of room for all the family. Recommend the local pub The Lamb Inn for good home made food, very welcoming.
    Very spacious, comfortable house that is well equipped. Lots of room for all the family. Recommend the local pub The Lamb Inn for good home made food, very welcoming.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Leominster 2.5 miles.

A stunning detached property located in the grounds of the owner's home, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Stoke Prior, near Leominster in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.

This part 16th century holiday home oozes character and charm, and makes an ideal base for a group of friends or extended family to get together.

Set over three floors, this impressive property boasts many original features together with homely comfortable furnishings.

The farmhouse-style kitchen on the ground floor has everything guests need to cater for a large party, with a dining area to seat all guests and perfect for enjoying a celebratory dinner.

There is both a utility and boot room off the kitchen providing a useful area for storing walking gear, wellies and drying off dogs!

Converted from a stone barn the large sitting room, accessed through a small sun room from the hallway, has a high-vaulted ceiling with a charming fireplace housing a warming woodburning stove and can seat up to 15 guests.

The house also benefits from a further smaller sitting room with seating for six and a TV.

There is also a ground floor twin bedroom with an en-suite shower, and a separate cloakroom with basin and WC.

The other six bedrooms are over the first and second floors, with the three king-size bedrooms having en-suite facilities.

There are two staircases from the first floor to the second, one of which takes guests to the king-size and triple bedrooms, the other to a twin bedroom.

The rear courtyard garden can be accessed from the sun room and kitchen and provides a private area to enjoy a lunch time barbecue or alfresco dining on a summer's evening.

Climb the rear outdoor steps to a large grassed area again with seating, which provides space for ball games, picnics and offers stunning views to the Black Mountains and Radnor Hills, together with links to many footpaths.

Visit the village pub to enjoy home-cooked food with a refreshing drink, enjoy a stroll around the ancient market town of Leominster, the Black and White Village Trail, or explore the many lovely towns and villages this unspoilt area has to offer.

A wonderful cottage to be enjoyed at any time of year.

Note: This cottage is approx. 50 yards from Ref. 904154, together they sleep 22.

Accommodation

Over three floors. Seven bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size sleigh bed with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, twin basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor family with 3 singles. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room. Drawing room with woodburning stove. Garden room.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots (please bring own cot linen) and two highchairs available
  • Two folding beds available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Garden with enclosed courtyard with furniture and BBQ, steps to elevated lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There are some uneven floors and a steep staircase leading to the second floor king-size and triple bedrooms
  • Note: The second floor twin bedroom has restricted height
  • Note: Steps up to lawned garden and care should be taken

About the location

LEOMINSTER

Hereford 12 miles; Ludlow 12 miles.

Leominster is located in the heart of the beautiful border countryside, where England and Wales nudge each other along Offa’s Dyke. Dating back to the 7th Century, the town of Leominster possesses some fine examples of architecture such as the Priory Church, along with a wide variety of shops, cafes and pubs, and is the ideal place in which to spend a lazy afternoon strolling around in pleasant surroundings. Nearby is the smaller market town of Tenbury Wells situated on the banks of the River Teme. Dating back to the Iron Age and said to have been called 'my little town in the orchard' by Queen Victoria, Tenbury Wells boasts a unique 18th century bridge built by Thomas Telford, the magnificent Pump Rooms, which housed baths where local mineral water was available, and many other listed buildings dating back to the 17th century. 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 Hills Discovery Centre and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are well worth a visit. Sample Herefordshire's famous cider or discover Hereford with it's fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books while nearby Bromyard has an air of timelessness with many half-timbered buildings, helping visitors relax amongst a good range of pubs, restaurants and shops. The pretty medieval market town of Ludlow makes a great day out, with more than 500 listed buildings and a magnificent castle, and also within easy reach are Ironbridge and Hay-on-Wye. The magnificent Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park and stunning Malvern Hills also make a great day out.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas