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Wheelbarrow Cottage

(Ref. 904154)

Stoke Prior near Leominster, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved Wheelbarrow Cottage."

    It had everything we needed and felt really homely.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jul 2024

  • "This is our second visit to Wheelbarrow Cottage."

    It is very comfortable and David and Nicola are at hand if we have any issues. The property is ideal for friends who want to holiday together but have separate facilities. The two en-suite bedrooms are ideal for such a holiday.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage."

    The owners David and Nicola were very kind. If we needed any thing they would immediately try and help. I would definitely recommend this place nice and cosy, good views. We were there for about 4 weeks. Shops and supermarkets all nearby.

    Reviewed by Nitesh5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thankyou David for the most Amazing stay,everything was perfect, even the weather."

    We would love to stay again, Thanks again Susan and Tom Collins

    Reviewed by SUSAN5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were only there for a few days but the cottage was very comfortable and clean and the hosts welcoming and responsive."

    The kitchen had all we needed and there was plenty of hot water - important for a family of five! We will return. Thanks

    Thank you for your positive review, it is always motivating to receive such. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2023

  • "Unfortunately we were generally disappointed with the property although as a base for our cycling holiday the location was very good."

    One of the main reasons we selected this property was that secure bike storage was listed however, upon arrival we found this was not available and as such our cycles had to be left outside. We felt the overall appearance of the property was shabby with curtains hanging off their rails and black mould and stained walls clearly visible. The patio area was dirty and covered in birds droppings and weeds. The plastic chairs were dirty and covered in mould. One of the wooden benches was rotten and the barbecue had not been cleaned. No parasol or chair covers were available. I would strongly recommend someone from Sykes visits this property as I suspect it is some time since an inspection was undertaken.

    Naturally I am sorry that you were not happy with the cottage. I was not aware that bike storage was offered and I should have been. However I did offer you locked storage in an adjacent garage which I would have cleared for you which you rejected. "Curtains hanging off". Having inspected all curtains there was a single hook which was broken and has been replaced. Black mould. The house is 18th century and can get damp. You are correct there was a small patch of mould which was cleaned in two minutes. The bird droppings you mention on the patio, is in fact lichen. At this time of year everything grows rapidly. My wife spent some time weeding the small garden before you arrived The plastic chairs have been removed. You are correct about one slat of the wooden bench being rotten and it will be replaced. The bbq had been cleaned before you arrived and there is a wire brush to use. Chair cushions are available. I always tell guests that is there is a problem please let me know (we live on site). Virtually all of your valid complaints could have been dealt with very easily. I can only refer to the previous review which gave us 100% Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian1.9Jun 2023

  • "We - three adults and our dog - had a wonderful time at Wheelbarrow Cottage."

    The owners, David and Nicola, were friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. The cottage is in a lovely, quiet location, with easy access - through glorious countryside - to pretty villages, towns, the cities of Hereford and Worcester, and National Trust properties. The cottage is very well equipped, clean and comfortable, and there was no skimping on the central heating by the owners: it was fully within our control at all times, which we appreciated on cooler evenings. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage as so much more than a base from which to explore the area: it was a home-from-home.

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2023

  • "It was a very comfortable cottage, excellent for exploring the beautiful area in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire."

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2023

  • "Loved our stay there ."

    Very cosy and relaxing.

    Thank you for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely stay in Wheelbarrow cottage, clean and comfortable."

    Lots of places to visit right on the doorstep. Eaton barn just up the road was handy for veg and fruit. Had a lovely Sunday lunch at the Kings at Pembridge and also a quality Sunday lunch at the cider barn.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was very clean and homely with everything we needed for a pleasant holiday."

    The location was very quiet which we liked but not very far from several nice places to visit. David the owner was very welcoming but yet not intrusive, a good time was had by all including our dog who enjoyed some of the local walks. Very relaxing and highly recommended.

    Thank you for the positive feedback it is always motivating to receive comments such as yours. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nesta5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful setting."

    The property is lovely, the owner very friendly and courteous. All round excellent.

    Glad the stay went well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Wheelbarrow cottage."

    It was clean, warm & comfortable. A warm welcome from the host who also helped to carry in luggage. The cottage is spacious with a kitchen dining area overlooking the patio with a view across hillsides. Visited three nearby National Trust sites. Look forward to staying again.

    We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clarissa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location Shared facilities with main house as we were a large party."

    Worked well

    Reviewed by Miriam4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Made very welcome by David, couldn’t fault anything. Would love to come back again. 5 stars all round.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    We had a fantastic week there, with two young children. The double bed was particularly comfortable. I hope we come back in a few years time to explore the area again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything was fine apart from no internet connection I was offered a connection ..."

    Everything was fine apart from no internet connection I was offered a connection at the house but that was not very convenient they need to fix this or say no wifi apart from this it's a nice place to stay

    Reviewed by Stanley4.7Jul 2021

  • "The only complaint is with Sykes description NOT the cottage."

    There is not a pub within walking distance, in fact nowhere near the cottage. The pub in the village of Stoke Prior unfortunately closed at least 3 years ago and is now a house.

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Jun 2021

  • "A lovely relaxing cottage in beautiful countryside."

    We had a lovely week there. Only complaint, the single beds were uncomfortable, you could feel the springs in the mattress on one, and the base was broken. New mattresses should do the trick. Otherwise very good.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Oct 2020

  • "The property generally needed some TLC."

    We arrived earlier than the stated check-in time but rang the phone number given on the paper work to see if it was possible to check in earlier. We left a message on the answering machine but no one got back to us and when we told David this he said 'we don't really use the land line very much' !! In our opinion this property should be graded as a 3 star

    Reviewed by Marianne3.1Jul 2020

  • "Sadly we had to leave early when country went into lockdown."

    The cottage was in a lovely location and had good facilities. Double bed mattress was soft and uncomfortable and the fridge was tiny, certainly not enough space for 4 people’s food. Saying that, everything else was lovely.

    Reviewed by Lynne3.8Mar 2020

  • "A very welcoming cottage, large rooms everything was there what you would need & more."

    the owner David was very nice and wanted to make sure we were happy with everything, he told us if there were any problems not to hesitate to call him. Would love to go back given the chance.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is a story of two halves, on the one hand the cottage was very spacious, warm, plenty of hot water and the welcome pack of tea, milk and biscuits was most welcome after our long drive, there was parking for two cars in front of the cottage."

    On the other hand - bedroom one had a unit of drawers but there were so small you had difficulty putting clothes in, the second bedroom had no chest of drawers at all, although there was plenty of room to add one, thankfully there was a spare bed which could be used. All the beds whilst adequate would be in need of a change soon. The lounge furniture was most uncomfortable and you could not sit on it for any length of time. The chairs round the kitchen table could be enhanced if seat cushions could be added. Did we have a good time - yes. The weather was atrocious but we were warm and snug in an pretty area.

    I am disappointed that you rated us so poorly, as to date our ratings have been very high. Thank you for the information regarding storage, we can and will rectify this. As regards the comfort issues I can only refer you to the previous feedback comment which reported that the cottage was "very comfortable". As always we impress on our guests to let us know of any problems, and as we were not informed of any issues during your stay we were not able to try to address your criticisms Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laurence2.2Jun 2019

  • "A lovely spacious cottage."

    Very comfortable. Will definitely book again. The pub in Stoke Prior no longer exists so needs to be removed from your information.

    Reviewed by Irana5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely spot."

    Fabulous view over the country side. Although on the main road into the village you are well shielded by the wall and plants and the traffic is minimal (we live on the outskirts of town so comparing it to that). The house is fairly well equipped. I don’t think there was anything we missed in the kitchen. The garden is a real sun trap perfect for a barbecue and a lazy evening chatting over a glass of beer and secure for the dog. We really enjoyed our stay. It’s a shame the pub in the village has shut down but in all fairness we didn’t miss it.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Apr 2019

  • "This holiday is a regular get together for myself, my sister and our daughters (although one daughter couldn't make it this year)."

    Last year we booked a cottage through another agency and were not at all impressed. As you can imagine we were a little apprehensive about finding the cottage up to our standards. We were not disappointed. The location and standard of the accommodation were suitable for all our needs. It was easy to get to all the places we wanted to see and as we were out all day it was lovely to come back to a warm cottage. The owner was on site if we had any problems ( we didn't) so all in all a great break.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Oct 2018

  • "Wheelbarrow Cottage was absolutely superb, we will definitely be returning."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely property, spacious."

    Good location, found plenty to do. Beautiful area, owners close by. Just a couple of niggles, the double bed had a mattress with springs and squeaked every time you turned, sadly because of the hot weather we turned quite a lot. The wash hand basin in double room bathroom had an intermittent fault where it would let the water out of the sink. Having said that nothing spoiled our holiday, it was great and we would go again to this property.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2018

  • "I guess this would qualify as an average cottage compared to the ones we have gone to through Sykes in previous years."

    The cottage was very spacious, but arranged in a strange way downstairs. The facilities were good, but not great. Some small items of equipment weren't available (tongues for the grill for instance) but there were three can openers!!. The cottage was a little tired is the best way to describe it, but still very good as a base.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Jun 2018

  • "This was an impromptu break, so I didn’t research the cottage in as much depth as I normally would."

    I just wanted somewhere that looked comfy, allowed my dog, and wasn’t too much of a journey from home. It turned out to be all of those things and loads more. So much so that I would happily sell up and move there tomorrow..... The cottage is very clean, light, airy and spacious. The main bed is exceptionally comfortable (didn’t try the others, obviously), and the choice between full bathroom and full shower room was perfect for me. The south-facing patio, looking out over the fields and hills, is idyllic and we spent a lot of time there, watching the swallows and swifts toing and froing. We had the bonus of stunning weather too. And very peaceful..... The location is also perfect for country walks, and of course a good base for NT properties Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Brockhampton Estate. The cottage is also well equipped, with most things provided that any normal person or family would want. There are a couple of things that the kitchen is short of but, as a self-catering veteran, I am always prepared for this, as I am used to it..... In short, I and my furry friend loved it and had the most fabulous weekend ever. We will certainly be returning. As soon as we can save our pennies to do so in fact.......

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2018

  • "Was told to ring owner to find out where key was, but apparently he was away so eventually your main office got the info for me, but this meant a lot of stress in the days before our holiday."

    The lighting in cottage was very poor, too dim to read in the evenings in sitting room or kitchen.

    Reviewed by Freda4.4May 2018

  • "The cottage was great with everything you could need."

    The only thing that was a disappointment was that there should have been a shop and pub near by but unfortunately both have closed, therefore it should now be removed from the listing to save any future disappointment.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8May 2018

  • "The Wheelbarrow Cottage is the perfect holiday cottage, tucked away in the beautiful peaceful Midlands."

    Near to Leominster making it a very convenient location if you are planning to self-cater or to visit the local pubs. The Host was always near and very helpful, the cottage is very well stocked even having a drip coffee pot (if I had known I would have packed my favorite coffee grounds), and with the private patio just outside the dining area the perfect spot to enjoy that morning coffee. The Wheelbarrow Cottage is everything I would ever want in a holiday rental and more. If I am ever back in The Midlands area I will want to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2018

  • "Large well equipped cottage with beautiful views over country side."

    Good location.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.8Nov 2017

  • "Very enjoyable holiday in the ares."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Appreciated the welcome pack. Would definately stay here again.

    Reviewed by Chris4.8Sep 2017

  • "Delightful cottage, lovely rural location but close enough to amenities."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2017

  • "Ideal location for Leominster town and the 'black & white trail."

    A spacious and warm cottage with good facilities.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Oct 2016

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at this cottage nicely presented warm & homely & they accepted dogs"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2016

  • "Beautiful large cottage in peaceful rural location."

    The owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 3 singles and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and comfy seating
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed, front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 miles away Check in 4pm and check out 10am
  • Please note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £350

The property

Leominster 2.5 miles.

A delightful, semi-detached cottage attached to the owner's home, in the scattered village of Stoke Prior, near Leominster surrounded by unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

Enter the cottage into a hallway which leads to a light, airy and very well-equipped kitchen/diner, through which you can find a cosy sitting room complete with sumptuous sofas, ideal for relaxing after a day walking the Herefordshire hills.

The staircase from the hall leads to two lovely first floor bedrooms, both with the added benefit of en-suite facilities with the front bedroom enjoying long-distant views.

Doors from the kitchen take you to the front patio where you can enjoy alfresco dining on a summer's evening, relax with a good book and take in the beautiful countryside views.

Walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of the cottage, with The Three Rivers Ride and Herefordshire Trail both close.

The market town of Leominster is a short drive away, and is ideal for enjoying a relaxing stroll and stopping for a bite to eat in one of its cafés or pubs.

Why not visit the nearby village of Monkland with its artisan cheese dairy, Hereford with its Mappa Mundi world map or the pretty market town of Ludlow?

A wonderful cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Note: This cottage is approx. 50 yards from Ref. 904281, together they sleep 22.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


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.

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