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The Croft

(Ref. 4114)

Vowchurch near Peterchurch, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 24 Guests

  • 11 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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84 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent week's holiday for our family of 17."

    The pool, the accommodation and other facilities, cannot be faulted. David Holman

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property is fantastic and Tracey the owner is very accommodating."

    My family and I had the most amazing and magical Christmas there. The kitchen was well equipped for our large party, the lounge areas were very comfortable and both the adults and children especially enjoyed the heated indoor pool and games room, we would definitely recommend the Croft to other large groups.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Dec 2023

  • "What an amazing house, excellent facilities and a great view and grounds."

    I would highly recommend and already looking to book a return stay.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2023

  • "Another amazing stay at the croft."

    4 generations together for pre Christmas celebrations. Aged from 7 weeks to 82. Something for everyone. The swimming pool is amazing and so much room in the house. Can't wait to go again. Roll on 2025

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2023

  • "The listing doesn't do this properly justice, it's far better than the description and pictures tell,from the grounds to the house and of course the pool, everything is perfect."

    You never feel under each others feet at all,there is space for everyone.22 of us for my daughters birthday and it was special.It is superbly equipped and comfy, Tracy is attentive to make sure your stay is perfect and we will definitely recommend and return cannot fault this place Thankyou so so much

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2023

  • "Thank you for arranging everything at The Croft."

    The owner was there to greet us and helped set up an arrangement whereby one of our party, who had recently broken her leg, could still access her room. Everything was as described. Only one slight issue was raised - Bedroom 1 didn't have any blind/curtain in the en-suite! The kitchen was very well equipped. There was just one utensil missing that we could have done with. That was an apple corer, to prepare all the wonderful apples that we foraged from the hedgerows at this time of the year.

    I am glad you had a nice time at the croft . We don’t have a blind on the bathroom of bedroom 1 as no one can see into the bathroom and we don’t want to spoil the view of the black mountains for you or other guests . We have now put an apple corer in the kitchen . So when you visit again hopefully you can enjoy the apples again thank you Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by S4.4Oct 2023

  • "An excellent experience from booking the Croft to departure, all my guests and family were very happy with the weekend break and we created some long lasting memories."

    Tracey was a star throughout, very helpful abd nothing was too much trouble for her. We will happily visit again !

    I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Croft and made lots of memories . Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was very suitable for our needs."

    Everyone with an age range of 14 to 80 plus enjoyed the facilities and found the place comfortable. The accuracy of the listing is down because we gained from the website that there were two kitchens. 9

    I’m glad you had a nice time at the croft . I’m not sure we’re you saw there was two kitchens at the croft but there has never been two kitchen I have checked the website and also spoken to sykes and they say there is never any mention of two kitchens . But hope this will not put you off visiting us again Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2023

  • "The pool was a big plus."

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jul 2023

  • "Overall The Croft is a beautiful well equipped property and has a lovely setting."

    Myself and my family enjoyed a comfortable, relaxing week staying there, we would return and recommend. The indoor swimming pool, pool and football tables were appreciated as the weather was not great. We did have a bbq one of the days which was good. Although Wi-fi was a little temperamental did not cause a major issue. Thank you Tracey for your friendly and helpful manner.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Jul 2023

  • "What a beautiful house!"

    We had an amazing weekend at The Croft celebrating family birthdays. The house is fully equipped, comfortable and super spacious. There was nothing I can fault. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2023

  • "The croft was stunning, very comfortable, clean, and we all had a great time."

    However, the internet is appauling! I think it's worth noting in the listing that there is very very little internet in the house. There is WIFI, but the signal is very weak and we weren't even able to load a simple webpage from anywhere in the house. As this was a corporate booking for us, this caused us all sorts of issues throughout the stay as we couldn't do any work at all. The phone signal is also awful, so we couldn't even hot spot our phones. This is the only negative comment we have, however. If this had been a none corporate booking we wouldn't have minded, as it's probably quite nice to switch off from the world for a bit. But it's a key piece of information really that should be listed in the description, no internet!

    Reviewed by Hannah4.1Jun 2023

  • "14 of us had a lovely stay at The Croft, communication regarding the booking with Tracey was spot on, the house itself was lovely,very well equipped and the pool was really nice, the setting of the house is very beautiful."

    Would absolutely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed for the weekend at the Croft celebrating my moms 60th birthday."

    There was 13 of us in total. We had the best weekend, the house and facilities are amazing, Tracey the owner is very helpful and made sure we had a lovely stay. There is plenty of space and all the rooms are kept lovely. The pool is brilliant and a lot bigger than we expected. We had a private chef on the Saturday evening and he was stunned by the house. We would definitely recommend and 100% booking again.

    Thank you Leah.Im glad you all had a good time We try very hard to make your stay as comfortable and as stress free as possible.Hope to see you againTracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leah4.7Feb 2023

  • "An excellent property ideal for large groups The swimming pool was ideal especially as we had 7 children with us Beautiful area with some lovely walks Everyone we met were very friendly It would be beneficial to have a second sink in the kitchen especially if the property is full."

    The grounds are fantastic and the bonus of children's play area was advantageous Would definitely visit again

    Thank you for your feed back .We did look into 2 sinks but guest that we spoke to and kitchen designers said it would take away space that was needed for large groups.But glad you all enjoyed the pool and grounds .Hope to see you again Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing stay - this house and all it’s facilities is incredible!"

    Fantastic memories made!

    Glad you enjoyed your stay .Hope to see you againTracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent - would definitely go back again without hesitation."

    Thank you for your feed back .Hope to see you soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic pre Christmas with the whole family."

    Facilities for cooking and sharing food were brilliant. The family loved the pool and games room. There is so much space for all ages to be together or just relaxing by the wood fire reading a book. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2022

  • "The temperature in the pool was barely warm which is disappointing as that was one of the main reason why we booked this cottage."

    Also, we were charged £50.00 for forgetting to remove the bedding before leaving which is quite extortionate in my view. Other than the above, we had a lovely time and it was a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Faysal3.8Dec 2022

  • "It was a lovely property."

    Enjoyed the pool. The kitchen is amazingly well stocked with every pot, pan and utensil.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a beautiful and wonderful stay."

    Our stay was for a surprise 70th birthday, with family arriving from all over England. The Croft it's utterly breathtaking. The pool and sauna were outstanding and kept the kids (and parents) occupied throughout the holiday. If we weren't in the pool, there would be a football table tounrmament or pool match going on! The grounds were extremely spacious and with 23 of us there, you never felt like you were getting under anyone's feet. Tom was wonderful, pleasant and polite. The kids were overwhelmed when Tom invited them to feed the lambs. Memories made forever. There's a large supermarket nearby, 20minutes by the car, so you can get supplies easily for your stay. Now, just waiting for another milestone birthday to arrive to be able to book again.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday!"

    We were particularly impressed by variety of the kitchen equipment, the comfortable seating and the homely feel of the place. the owners even left flowers for us. The pool was a real joy and we made good use of that. We only had one problem - with heating in the annex - and that was resolved with a phone call. The owners were interested to know what criticisms we might have and we have shared those. Principally though, many of our criticisms arose from the application of the covid restrictions imposed by Sykes and we were told these were not to be relaxed until after next summer season. Time to let them go Sykes! I think we all now know you can't catch covid from touching bed linen or instruction and information sheets.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Sep 2022

  • "The facilities were pretty good overall."

    Wifi was very slow and even poor in places. The Suana worked once and then blew the fuses in the swimming pool heater. We were unable to use the sauna for the duration of our stay. However problems were quickly tackled and the fact it was a Bank Holiday did not help to solve the problem. The terrace was wonderful in the kind weather and our family enjoyed all the grounds and pool. Several of our outside caterers said they were surprised that a kitchen with two ovens dishwashers and freezers only had one sink something perhaps to look at. Generally very pleased we had a lovely time. All staff and operatives very helpful.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Aug 2022

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at the Croft."

    The accommodation was superb and the surroundings beautiful. The pool was better than our expectations and the garden was perfect for relaxing and for games. It was lovely to have ample dining space both indoors and out. We have no negative comments at all.

    Reviewed by Jan4.4May 2022

  • "Beautiful, comfortable property."

    Why is there no recycling? Would have liked a floor plan of the bedrooms Dining room very cramped

    Hello Susan we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the croft . To answer your comments we pay for a bin service that comes every Wednesday morning . They sort the rubbish for recycling and landfill . As when we did have bins for recycling people did not always comply with this and we were fined. Sykes are coming out on Friday to do a floor plan this has been something we have asked for to help our guests . We are looking into knocking down the conservatory and extending the dinning room . Thank you for your comments Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2022

  • "Size, location and view are brilliant."

    It was clean, well kept and great for a large family break. For that I would have scored high. However, there are some key points that really were frustrating and actually I think grounds for a refund (as Easter week this was a high price booking) 1. There is no jacuzzi. You are advertising this still. From talking to the cleaners, its been gone over a year. 2. Pool heating was broken and couldn't be used properly for the bulk of the stay. Appreciate completely getting it fixed over Easter weekend was tough, but to not have a warm or indeed heated pool for 5 out of 7 days isn't acceptable. Final fix was done on the Monday, it took till Wed to be warm ish and only really useable on the Thursday, Departure was 9.30am on Friday. As we paid a premium for facilities that were either literally not there or not useable can we discuss getting some ££ back?

    Reviewed by Dorothy3.4Apr 2022

  • "The layout of the rooms is different to that list on the website."

    The unlimited free access to the pool is a fantastic bonus. The communication with the owner is first rate.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Feb 2022

  • "Myself and my family loved the small stay we had at the Croft."

    The lovely gentlemen went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable and like no other. Due to it being lambing season the men came and informed us they would be around helping with the lambs but we were more than welcome to come and have a look at the work going on. As we have little children in the family this was a great experience for them! Everything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible was done and we would return in a heartbeat. The rooms were very clean and it is clear much work and effort is put into keeping the property looking the way it does. The facilities were great and the pool very fun. Thank you for an amazing time

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Couldn't fault the property at all."

    Had a couple issues with the pool but once sorted was fantastic. Owner very helpful. Beautiful house with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Definitely recommend a stay

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jan 2022

  • "We loved our stay here."

    Will definitely be making a trip back. The facilities were great and the pool was amazing.

    Reviewed by Claudio5.0Dec 2021

  • "Hi guys You've got a great house there."

    We'd stayed maybe 7 years ago and the pool has clearly been really well maintained. We had a great time. I couldn't recommend the house more.

    Thank you so much .I am glad you have had a good time meeting friends and family again . Hope to see you again in the future Take care Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matth5.0Dec 2021

  • "We were 20 in the end instead of the 23 or 24 we could have been."

    20 is a much better number for the dining table and chairs. 243/4 is really awkward (we have been before with a bigger number). You end up with people have to crawl under the table to get to the seats on the other side of the U shaped table arrangement. For perfection we think the table and chairs could be less heavy weight and cumbersome - allowing a more convenient arrangement of tables - so that walking round tables would be easier. Apart from all all is really good.

    Reviewed by Shan5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was our 2nd visit to the Croft, we’ll definitely be back again!"

    While we were there the house suffered a power cut, which left is without power for almost 12 hours. The home owner and her family and even a locally based friend couldn’t have done more to help us. It was greatly appreciated and incredibly kind of everyone. Thank you

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Nov 2021

  • "We had a thoroughly amazing time staying at The Croft."

    The swimming pool was great, really warm and clean and the sauna was brilliant too. There was no jacuzzi as advertised but we realised this after reading some previous reviews. The house was lovely and really comfortable and very clean. We loved the lay out as there were areas away from the hustle and bustle for those who wanted a break and also a good sized kitchen and main living room. Also loved that we could get all 21 of us in the dining room around the table for evening meals. Would definitely go back and would 100% recommend this to others :)

    Reviewed by Laura Rae4.4Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday at the croft."

    Perfect for a family get away. The pool was amazing and was enjoyed every day we were there. Perfect temperature, really clean. Our 5m old loved it! The sauna was brilliant and warmed up quickly so we could enjoy it! Kitchen was well equipped and great for cooking for all 22 of us. Dining room sat us all for Christmas dinner which was fantastic. Hay-on-wye was a short trip away and we enjoyed a lovely nosey around the quaint shops. Rooms were brilliant, plenty of ensuites. Comfy nights sleep! Travel cots in the property are good quality and so are the highchairs. We did have a little issue with the heating but it was swiftly sorted out for us. One of the rooms has a missing blind/curtain in the bathroom. Needs to be replaced although it was a great view when having a shower. Only thing we would recommend is that the pool could do with a hand rail. My grandad had a stiff leg when we got there so a hand rail would have been brilliant for him to use the pool. Sadly he missed out as he was afraid of falling. Huge thank you to the owner for catering for our lovely stay. We have made some great memories and had a really lovely time!

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had an amazing time here, facilities were great, owners very friendly and welcoming."

    Everything we needed and swimming pool was superb. Will defo return

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a great family holiday, enjoyed the pool and the games room."

    Lots of room for people to get together or have quiet time if needed. Some of us found the beds a little uncomfortable but that's down to personal preference and it would be good if all the bathrooms had showers as well as baths. Setting is beautiful, grounds are lovely. Owners very helpful and welcoming. Would definitely book the Croft again

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Oct 2021

  • "What an awesome house for a family party weekend, we enjoyed the house, the garden, the pool and sauna, the pool table room and the dining room, we even partied in the kitchen."

    Fantastic property in a beautiful area of the world.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a fabulous family get together in this very well equipped house, lovely grounds & patio area with fabulous views & an exceptional pool."

    Reviewed by A4.7Oct 2021

  • "We would have preferred a house not so close to a very busy road, but that couldn't be helped."

    The owners were helpful in sorting out a minor problem, but didn't intrude on us at all. The Croft was an excellent house for a big family get-together, and in glorious countryside.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Would have liked some outdoor lounger chairs as only dining chairs to sit and relax outside"

    Thank you for your feedback. Customer comments are very important to us. There are 2 sun loungers that are by the pool. These can be moved outside. In addition, there are wooden garden chairs at the bottom of the garden. We are contactable anytime during your stay to help with any queries you may have. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S4.1Aug 2021

  • "The windows were very dirty Room11 the duvet didn’t retain heat The swimming pool was amazing the children loved it."

    The house was lovely with beautiful views A couple of loungers would be good on the terrace.

    Reviewed by Shirley3.4Aug 2021

  • "Yes - The pool was fab but a few disappointments the gym has been removed, no audio equipment both mentioned in the advert - dishwashers need some attention as not cleaning well, house needs an update no ITV channel and wifi not good enough to support the tv hub."

    Thank you for your feedback though we were a little surprised to read your comments. Customer feedback is extremely important to us which is proven in the normally excellent comments left by our guests. The gym has temporarily been closed in light of the current pandemic which you had previously been notified about. There are two dishwashers at the property and these have been checked as have both the televisions. We also believe that the photographs show an accurate and true representation of the property. It is a shame that no one contacted us during your stay as we would have been more than happy to have helped. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Jul 2021

  • "We had the most fantastic holiday."

    There were a couple of niggles when we arrived but the owners fixed these promptly with great communication. The house is beautiful and the added bonus of the swimming pool plus the gorgeous gardens was a huge bonus. The house was incredibly well equipped with anything we could have possibly needed. On arrival the clean smell within the house and the appliances set our minds at ease about covid and we all have the most relaxed holiday that we had been hoping for. We definitely would recommend this property and hope to book again in a couple of years time!

    Reviewed by Keily4.7Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing accommodation, ability to shut yourselves away from everyday life and become family orientated."

    The facilities are outstanding having the use of your own private pool made this break for the whole family. The location is beautiful and most definitely will try to revisit hopefully with friends. The owners are lovely very attentive and able to contact them without hesitation and are very knowledgeable about the area.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2020

  • "We stayed at the Croft for my Dad’s 60th birthday."

    The property and grounds are absolutely beautiful. The kitchen is amazing with everything you need to feed a large amount people. The swimming pool was definitely a high light. Very clean and kids absolutely loved it. We played cricket on the field and had an amazing time. The bedrooms and living areas are fantastic. All bedding was very clean. The house has amazing character and everyone loved wondering around and finding new rooms and original features. There were a few small things that would make this property untouchable. Internet needs a booster in the rooms off the main house as it currently doesn’t reach there. The jack and Jill shower didn’t brain so guests used the shower next to the pool. Upgrading the swing set would add another plus set to this property as current one is a little run down. Listing needs slightly amending as jacquzzi is no longer there and gym is removed due to COVID. We had an amazing time at this property and we will definitely be booking again. We loved it xx

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Aug 2020

  • "Excellent property with an amazing amount of space."

    Extremely well equipped. Lovely location. However, Sykes information on the property is not entirely accurate. For example , there is no longer a Jacuzzi and there is no bike storage which was a problem considering that family members brought bikes. Also six acres of land consisted of about one acre for us to use, the remaining five acres were inhabited by sheep. Therefore some information regarding the property is inaccurate and needs updating. I did notice that a previous review had mentioned the lack of the Jacuzzi!

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2020

  • "The property was excellent."

    It was immaculate and was everything that I had hoped for. My family (those of us who were able to go due to Covid restrictions) were all delighted with the property. The contact that I had with the owners was positive and pleasant. Whilst the property lived up to all expectations I am afraid to say that your approach to customer service was an absolute disgrace. You were quick enough to take my money both for the deposit, interim payments and the final payment but when it came to my needing help and assistance from you when the Government, 5 days before the start of the holiday, altered the criteria for holidays such as this you 'went missing'. I spent 90 minutes in total trying to contact your customer services. I sent an e-mail to your customer services on the 4th August explaining my problems. It is now 22nd August and I am still waiting for a response from you to that e-mail. I sent a further e-mail to you the following day after I had spoken to the owners of the property who, unlike yourselves, were most helpful. Yet again I await a reply from you. You did not have the decency to acknowledge either of these e-mails let alone answer my queries from the first one. I have severe reservations about using your company again for future holidays and based on my experience of your customer service I have no intention of recommending you to anybody.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Advertised as having a jacuzzi and a sauna The jacuzzi has been taken out and ..."

    Advertised as having a jacuzzi and a sauna The jacuzzi has been taken out and no longer exists and the sauna was not working

    Reviewed by Ruth3.1Jul 2020

  • "The range of receiption and leasure facilities was excellent and the pool complex in particular was a great success It is difficult to imagine a set up more ideally suited to a family gathering covering ages from 4 to 80."

    Noise from road disturbed some of those with rooms effected. The size and number of towels were indequate, especially given that the swimming pool was a key feature. We could not get our heating to work but we were the only one effected,

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Dec 2019

  • "Without Doubt the indoor pool was a big plus at the time of year we went,"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Croft was a beautiful place and we thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the swimming pool and sauna!"

    We got lucky with good weather for most of our stay so got to enjoy the beautiful grounds as well. Will definitely plan to book again!

    Reviewed by Aiysha5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely house and gardens suitable for us."

    .large multi-generational family group there for a weekend birthday celebration. Homely. Low doorway heights in places..so tall folks may need to duck..same slight issue with some of the beds which had head & foot boards so for the over 6 footers, choose your room! Kitchen well planned...fridge space etc...we ate outside but a dining room which would seat all guests together...quite a way from the kitchen.Plenty of parking. On the junction of 2 B roads which were quite busy during our stay but most of the house no noise evident. Pool facilities brilliant by a perfectly placed terrace. Fabulous views. Very friendly and helpful welcome. A really good place for large family groups.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Aug 2019

  • "An awesome " cottage " fantastic location easy to find and absolutely true to description."

    There was nothing we needed that wasn't provided they have thought of everything to make your stay fantastic and memorable. The pool complex was a winner with all ages , our party age range was 3 to 75 years old and the pool , hot spa pool , sauna and games room were well used by everyone . The dining room was awesome we all fitted in for afternoon tea for my 70th birthday surprise . The outside space used all day plenty of chairs and tables to accommodate a big party. You even ordered great weather for us. Thanks to team "Croft " for making our celebrations truly memorable. Hopefully we'll be back for more happy occasions.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "The initial welcome by Pat was lovely."

    She fully explained all the aspects of the property and ensured that we knew how to contact her should we need to do so. The location is perfect. Quiet and within quick reach of the Brecons. The weather was mediocre but this was saved by the pool.!!! We had an age range of 3 to 73 and the facilities were enjoyed by all. We self catered throughout, once again the kitchen was extremely well equipped which enabled us to present the meals properly in a very spacious dining room. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. There is nothing to fault. On the final day, Pat was there to wave us off. The band of workers arrived to ready the property for the next visitors. They were friendly and did not make us feel rushed to depart. On behalf of our family who came to help us celebrate our 45th anniversary, thank you to everyone involved in this property. Perfect place.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Jun 2019

  • "Some hooks on the backs of bedroom doors would improve the facility Great location for large, mixed age family group"

    Reviewed by Susan4.1May 2019

  • "Plenty of room for 24 people, lots of use out of the pool and sauna, even had a ..."

    Plenty of room for 24 people, lots of use out of the pool and sauna, even had a mini sports day in the grounds, so good we have booked again for next year

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "This was our second trip as an extended family group, and a chance to get nearly everyone together."

    Ages now range between 16 months and almost 90 years, ( and one baby on the way) and the Croft works for everyone. Really comfortable and beautiful surroundings with magnificent views. The clean, warm pool again was a big hit as was the little play area, the sheep, the lovely big kitchen and space for everyone to sit in a comfy chair in the evenings, with 2 sitting rooms for different moods. we hope we can come again as the family continues to grow. Everyone helpful and friendly when we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent property with great facilities for large families."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Mar 2019

  • "I booked this for a 50th birthday party weekend with 23 people staying overall, but booked it for the whole week for those who wanted to stay on."

    The bedroom setup was perfect for our group and the facilities in the house were just what we needed. The pool, suana and jacuzzi were well used by all, as was the games room pool table. The large lounge was perfect for after dinner entertainments, for which we had a magician come in to perform, with plenty of room for all the guests to gather round. We had caterers come in to provide and serve us the birthday dinner, rather than going out on a cold and windy February evening, and this was again the perfect venue for it. Those who left after the weekend were wishing they were able to stay, and very envious of those of us who did. A great venue which has given us many memories which we will never forget. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2019

  • "It was a lovely house & grounds, swimming was excellent"

    Reviewed by Davina5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time over the Christmas period, celebrating my husbands bigish birthday."

    There were 14 of us and we thought the property was perfect for our needs. loved the swimming pool. the property was clean and tidy, very pleased. The owners were very helpful and polite. thank you.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Dec 2018

  • "Loverly house we all had fantastic there"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was more than ample for everyone there."

    All the beds were really comfortable and we were pleasantly surprised at how well equipped the cottage was. Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2018

  • "Had an amazing time."

    The Aga made the kitchen really cosy. Had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2018

  • "The amount and variety of walks around the house are way understated, to the disadvantage of further adding to the attraction of the house."

    Although there are a couple in the box folder provided in the kitchen they are just the tip of the iceberg. For instance our group had a lovely walk from the path that starts right outside the house, up the hill and across and in a large circle that brought us out by Polston farm (something like that) less than half a mile away from the house. There are loads like this as there are footpaths and bridleways everywhere. Other than this the house actually exceeded our expectations and we (especially the kids) were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "Wonderful environment, views, pool complex superb."

    Well equipped and comfortable. I think that the main house is of a higher standard than the annex re noise from traffic, plumbing and floor boards. We did have considerable problems with plumbing in Annex and locking arrangements all of which I am assured will be dealt with. The house is on the corner of 2 surprisingly busy roads which perhaps could be mentioned in the website. Altogether we had a wonderful 4 nights in a beautiful house in a fabulous part of the world.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Oct 2018

  • "2nd visit to the Croft."

    Works well for our family get together. Only problem we had this time was that the annexe had a few problems with noise from the plumbing and floorboards, if they could sort that, it would be perfect. Would definitely go again, beautiful area. Swimming pool a great hit

    Reviewed by Della4.7Oct 2018

  • "Arrival and departure: Having travelled over 4 hours by road and arriving at around 14."

    30/14.45 (arrival time quoted as 15.00), it was very disappointing to be greeted with - 'you're early'. We weren't trying to get into the property but just park the car. And our departure time was 10am (quite early enough) but the cleaning team arrived just after 9am and whilst they didn't come into the house, they were in and out of the swimming pool and grounds. Not a comfortable feeling. Having said that the house was well equipped and welcoming, with only minor niggles The swimming pool and sauna were a delight and the area is absolutely fabulous. I personally would have no hesitation in returning

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Sep 2018

  • "Our only complaint would be the early arrival of quite a few cleaners/gardeners on departure day."

    It felt as if we were in the way and quite harassed to leave. Men strolling around the site, women waiting to get on with the job...not a nice feeling. We were asked to leave by ten and we were. We didnt need the intimidation of these people. Kind of sullied the holiday, which is a shame.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Aug 2018

  • "Extremely well equipped kitchen."

    ..Swimming pool was loved by the children with lots of garden space for them to run around in... highly recommend for families.

    Reviewed by Lynne Esther5.0Jul 2018

  • "The holiday experience was amazing."

    The house was more than expected, the facilities were perfect and the house had everything we needed. People we met to do with the house were so kind and helpful. Sykes were great to deal with very polite , efficient and helpful. Amazing holiday house .

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2018

  • "Efficiently dealt with in the office, friendly welcome at the property"

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2018

  • "The Croft was a fabulous venue to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday with our large family."

    The facilities were great and we had an amazing time using the pool, games room and all the 11 bedrooms. The owner met us at the property and was very helpful. A great occasion at a wonderful party house.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great"

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2018

  • "We are a large group of 23 who meet every year at this time."

    The highlight of our weekends is always a celebratory meal together. The dining room was large, but large chairs around a large U-shaped table did not allow proper access for those on the outside of the U. We ended up crawling under the table to get in or out, which was a problem.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2017

  • "The plumbing in the main house needs some attention."

    The toilet in our room didnt flush well and the shower had little pressure and often stopped completely mid-shower.

    Reviewed by D4.6Jun 2017

  • "I would suggest a floor plan for the properties so it's easier to allocate bedrooms for big parties before you get there."

    Reviewed by Lucy3.8Jun 2017

  • "Excellent property for a large family gathering."

    Really well equipped - plenty of kitchen kit and crockery/glasses etc. Lots of space and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Clifford4.8Feb 2017

  • "1 word. Beautiful"

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Dec 2016

  • "All-round a marvellous experience."

    Beautiful location and wonderful swimming pool. A little tired in a couple of places but generally excellent............. certainly would love to return when we have the next big family gathering.

    Reviewed by Janna4.6Dec 2016

  • "The Croft was great for our 25th Wedding anniversary party."

    We have a large family and we all had room to stay, the teenagers liked the swimming pool and games room, the dining room was spacious enough for us all and there was lots of parking. This was our 2nd visit and we'll probably book again. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.6Oct 2016

  • "Fantastic break with lots of room for everyone."

    Kitchen had everything you need ( except aga didn't seem hot enough to cook) oven was fine though. Swimming pool was great, sauna wasn't working . They were the only niggles, everything else was fab and would book again

    Reviewed by Della4.8Oct 2016

  • "The Croft was everything we hoped for and more."

    The whole family had an amazing time making memories that will stay with us for years, a truly special time.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2016

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  • Please view floor plan below
  • Eleven bedroom between main house and annex
  • Main House,First floor
  • Bedroom 1: King size double with day bed, en-suite shower, basin, WC
  • Bedroom 4: Double with en-suite shower, basin, WC
  • Bedroom 5: Double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin, WC
  • Bedroom 8: Double with en-suite shower, basin, WC
  • Bedroom 9: Twin
  • Bedroom 10: Double
  • Bedroom 11 & 12 Family room with double and single
  • Annex, Ground Floor
  • Bedroom 6: Double, sharing Jack-and-Jill en-suite shower room, basin, WC
  • Bedroom 7: Twin, sharing Jack-and-Jill en-suite shower room, basin, WC
  • Annex, First Floor
  • Bedroom 2: Double with en-suite shower, basin, WC
  • Bedroom 3: Twin with double with en-suite shower, basin, WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin, WC
  • Additional ground floor cloakroom with basin/WC
  • Kitchen with AGA, dining area & pantry
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 24)
  • Sun room
  • Three sitting rooms (one with woodburner)
  • If you wish to use what three words to assist in locating the property, the three words for the property are - GENERALS, SLATE, HIGHLIGHT
  • Oil central heating with woodburner & AGA (in use September - April) in main house
  • Gas central heating in annexe
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, iPod dock, books/games, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cot & 2 x highchair
  • Private use of large enclosed mature garden with swing
  • Garden furniture with charcoal BBQs with seating area (refundable £30 deposit required per BBQs, payable direct to owner VIA BACS)
  • Orchard
  • Games room with pool table
  • Private use of indoor heated swimming pool with sauna, gym & shower area with WC, HiFi with iPod dock
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off road parking for 10 cars
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 mile
  • Note: Outside catering available by prior arrangement with owner
  • Note: Annexe accommodation is accessed via its own, external front door, next door to the main house
  • Note: No fireworks or drones
  • Please note: There is a £400 refundable good house keeping bond on this property payable to the owner
  • Please note: all rubbish is to be disposed of in one bin, waste is recycled at source
  • This property only allows for a Monday or Friday check-in's only. If you wish to book the 17th May 2024 x 3 nights, please call Sykes first on 01244 345700

The property

Peterchurch 3 miles.

Situated mid way between the beautiful cathedral city of Hereford and the quaint, internationally renowned town of Hay-on-Wye, this magnificent detached Herefordshire country house is set in 6-acres of grounds, in the rural hamlet of Vowchurch, boasting breathtaking views towards the Black Mountains, and offering amazing facilities with a wealth of character and style.

This superb Herefordshire cottage offers spacious accommodation, comprising a main house and an additional annexe accessed via a separate, external entrance, with eleven bedrooms in total, seven with en-suites.

Guests have access to several sitting rooms, one with a woodburner, a large dining room in the main house which seats 24, a sun room and a magnificent farmhouse-style kitchen/diner.

The private 1.5 acre formal garden offers seating and a swing, as well as a BBQ area overlooking the delightful mature garden and orchard.

Across the courtyard, you can relax and unwind in the inviting spa, with a private heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, and even a gym area for the more energetic.

This outstanding Herefordshire cottage also has use of a games room with pool table.

With fabulous access to outstanding walks and cycle routes in every direction, this Herefordshire cottage makes a delightful retreat, and is the perfect place for a get together with family and friends.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Hay-on-Wye 10 miles; Hereford 12 miles.

The village of Peterchurch, with its handful of pubs and restaurants, is situated on the River Dore in the beautiful Golden Valley, flanked by the Black Mountains to the west and gentle hills to the east. Just 10 miles away is the wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its 30-plus book shops, excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, making it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales. Surrounded by pastureland and woodland, covered in primroses, violets, celandine and bluebells during spring, the village is also close to the Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley walks. The epitome of picturesque England, the ancient city of Hereford lies 12 miles away and dates back to the 7th Century, boasting a magnificent cathedral, the famous 'chained library', and a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. A great location with plenty to see and do for all the family.

This property only allows for a Monday or Friday check-in's only.

If you wish to book the 17th May 2024 x 3 nights, please call Sykes first on 01244 345700.

Please note: The number of people occupying this property should not exceed the number stated on the Holiday Confirmation. If you wish to invite additional guests, this must be agreed by the owner in advance.

Please note: There is a £400 refundable good house keeping bond on this property payable to the owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season