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The Cider Mill

Westhope near Leominster, Herefordshire (Ref. 11799)

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  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Merrowmum
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    “Perfection!”

    Wow, what a lucky find! This stunning conversion, where we are currently staying, is a perfect retreat for a couple looking for peaceful luxury. Situated in a quiet hamlet yet close to plenty of towns and attractions, the owners Sue and David have literally thought of everything you might need, in a way that I have never before found in a holiday let. The open plan lounge/dining/kitchen is very spacious and well equipped, with stunning views across the local countryside from one side and a ...

    Wow, what a lucky find! This stunning conversion, where we are currently staying, is a perfect retreat for a couple looking for peaceful luxury. Situated in a quiet hamlet yet close to plenty of towns and attractions, the owners Sue and David have literally thought of everything you might need, in a way that I have never before found in a holiday let. The open plan lounge/dining/kitchen is very spacious and well equipped, with stunning views across the local countryside from one side and a lovely little sun trap balcony. The bed is extremely comfortable and the bathroom is like one in an upmarket hotel, complete with toiletries! What impresses me most is that this conversion has been done with quality fixtures and fittings throughout as if it were a permanent home; it is a gorgeous blend of traditional style and modern comfort which anyone would be proud of were it their home! Sue and David are a delightful couple for whom, you suspect, nothing is too much trouble. The fresh bread, milk, butter and homemade cake on arrival sums up their approach! The amount of local information provided is brilliant and David has even written descriptions of eight walks starting and ending at the cottage - perfect for leisurely exploration of the lovely countryside nearby. We are the first guests to stay here since lockdown three reopening allowed. The cottage was spotless on arrival but also didn’t smell or feel as if it has been unused for months - such is the care taken. We have to leave slightly earlier on departure so that they have additional deep cleaning time for the next guests, and Sue and David have been careful to maintain social distancing when we have met them. The key was in a key safe on arrival. I can’t recommend The Cider Mill highly enough!

    - Merrowmum, April 2021
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The property

An outstanding half-timbered, Grade II listed barn conversion in the grounds of the owners’ home, situated amongst apple orchards in the pretty village of Westhope, just eight miles from Leominster and Hereford.

Set across the first floor, this charming 18th century former cider mill provides spacious accommodation, ideal for a romantic getaway in a stunning part of the country.

Luxuriously-furnished throughout, this beautiful cottage boasts many original features, including window shutters and exposed beams, as well as an open plan living area comprising a stylish kitchen, dining area and a sumptuous sitting area with a warming woodburning stove, ideal for those chilly evenings.

Completing the accommodation is a superb bedroom with en-suite facilities, while to the front, a decked area with furniture is perfect for relaxing with a refreshing drink, or dining alfresco while taking in the peace and tranquility of the area and planning the next day’s activities.

From your luxury cottage, explore the village of Westhope with its lovely walks and birdwatching opportunities, with cycle routes and fishing nearby, along with the Offa's Dyke footpath a short drive away.

Nearby, you can visit Leominster, at the heart of the Black and White villages of North Herefordshire, full of antique and curiosity shops.

This area has an abundance of traditional pubs offering locally-sourced food and real ale.

With a friendly market town atmosphere, the city of Hereford has been the market and commercial centre of Herefordshire farming communities for hundreds of years and is well worth a visit.

A superb cottage to be enjoyed all year round.

Summary

  • All first floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in bedroom and bathroom and woodburning stove
  • Combination oven/microwave, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, high speed WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front decked area with furniture and sun loungers
  • Separate grassed area with picnic bench and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The owner's gym underneath property is available for guests use by prior arrangement
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited on some networks
  • Note: Property accessed via external wooden staircase with 10 open tread steps
  • Note: This property does not accept children/babies.

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About the location

WESTHOPE, HEREFORDSHIRE

Leominster 8 miles; Hereford 9 miles.

Westhope is a peaceful, rural village set amidst beautiful Herefordshire countryside, only 8 miles from Leominster. Located in the heart of the border countryside where England and Wales nudge each other along Offa's Dyke, the area is a haven for walking and cycling, and for discovering olde worlde country pubs in the unspoilt villages close by. The picturesque village of Weobley, just a short drive away, is a hidden gem and is quite simply the jewel in the crown of Herefordshire’s famous Black and White Village Trail. This delightful village boasts many timber framed houses, some dating back to the 1400s and boasts excellent facilities including shops, churches, coffee shops, traditional pubs and the renowned Jules restaurant. 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. Within easy reach are Hay-on-Wye, the 'town of books' and the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and Black Mountains. The popular medieval town of Ludlow, situated above the River Teme, is also well worth a visit, with stunning surroundings of unspoilt countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh borders. The cathedral city of Hereford dates back to Saxon times and boasts an eclectic mix of architecture, with a medieval bridge spanning the winding River Wye. Here you can discover the fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books. There is also a cheese factory, vineyard and many cider farms in the surrounding areas for guests to tour and sample the delights of the wonderful local produce. This really is a wonderful destination in a beautiful region of Britain.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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