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Romantic Holiday Cottage, Kington, Nr Hay On Wye, Welsh Borders Wales

Kington, Kington, Herefordshire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Romantic And Comfortable Cottage With Period Features And All Mod Cons

Blodeuwedd Cottage is located on a single track no-through road and on the edge of the attractive and thriving market town of Kington, a 'Border Town' in the Welsh Marches. It’s only 10 minutes walk to local shops, deli, tourist info, post office, takeaways, restaurants, pubs etc. The cottage is named after Blodeuwedd (meaning 'Flower Face'), a beautiful woman who was cursed and turned into an owl in one of the stories belonging to the Mabinogion, a famous collection of old Welsh legends.

The cottage is several hundred years old and is one half of a traditional Welsh long-house. One can see how the central circular fireplace has been divided in two, probably a hundred years ago or more. Both the lounge and front bedroom have lots of exposed beams and many of the walls downstairs are natural local stone.

The cottage is wonderfully romantic for a couple and quite magical for children and therefore also ideally suited for families. We also regularly let to walkers and cyclists. The property is full of character with lots of period features. Charming living room with exposed beams and wood burning stove. Bright kitchen, spacious garden and terrace with BBQ. Fitted with all mod cons such as individually adjustable heating in all rooms, DVD player, Sky TV, internet, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine etc.

Use of local guide books and maps are complimentary during your stay.

• Rates are inclusive of bed linen and towels, water, heating, electricity, fire wood and final cleaning. All rates are quoted for maximum 4 adults and 1 child. The £150 security deposit is held against key loss and breakages or damage, and is returnable within 10 working days after inventory check.

• Changeover day is usually Saturday but negotiable.

• Please contact us for information on discounted long term rental possibilities or with any other questions.

Sorry, no pets allowed (not even small and cuddly ones).

We use the place too for weekends and have tried to make it a really lovely place to stay… somewhere to relax and the perfect base to visit some of the loveliest and most rural countryside in our isles.

Romantic things to do in the area:

Watch the sunset go down over the Welsh Mountains from the top of the Whimble. Or walk across Hergest Ridge, both listening to ‘Hergest Ridge’ by Mike Oldfield on your iPods and take a break at the bench under the Monkey Puzzle trees to admire the views. Or have a pint of real ale in the Olde Tavern in Kington. Or walk along the Fairy Path and visit the 30m high waterfall ‘Water-Break-Its-Neck’. Or ride ponies through the Black Mountains. Or have a picnic in a cider orchard. Or take afternoon tea on the veranda at Hergest Croft Gardens. Or paddle a canoe down the river Wye. Or visit the heart-shaped waterfall above Hafod. Or watch the Red Kites soaring above Radnorshire Forest. Or have morning coffee with a beautiful slice of cake at the historic Thomas Shop in Penybont. Or share an adrenaline rush by taking part in extreme sports at the Black Mountain Adventure Centre including zip wires, canyoning and abseiling.

Walking, Cycling, Riding:

The cottage is on the Offa’s Dyke walking path and close to the Wye Valley Walk, Glyndwr’s Walk and Mortimer’s Trail Longmynd, Stipperstones and Wenlock Edge are an easy drive to the Northeast, to the South are the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons and the West the Radnorshire Forest, Elan Valley, Hafod and Plynlimon. The opportunities for short circular walks to strenuous distances across remote countryside are some of the best in Britain. For mountain biking, there is a fantastic off-road trail through the Elan Valley, enormous numbers of bridleways across the open moorland in the area and hundreds of miles of forest tracks. Bicycle hire can be arranged. We can give you details of riding schools offering pony trekking through the mountains and indoor riding. Stabling can be arranged. The weather conditions are varied across the area, so with a bit of planning one can usually find somewhere good to go every day, even during unsettled weather periods. Great game and carp fishing nearby and shooting.

Festivals and Events

Blodeuwedd Cottage is an ideal base to explore the region and take part in local festivals and events. We have listed a small selection of upcoming events, for which the cottage is either a very local accommodation option or at the most 45 minute drive away.

[sorry, cannot guarantee accuracy of event and festival information]

Owner

Verena

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, additional fold-down bed
      • The main bedroom is very romantic. It has exposed wooden beams and a beautiful four-poster bed with comfy mattress. We provide high quality white linen, warm duvets and plenty of pillows. Wardrobe and lots of drawer space. This is an old cottage and the rooms are not huge, but they work as proper double bed-rooms just fine and feel really cosy and special. They are both romantic and the sort of bedrooms kids love.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Shower and bath. Heated towel rail. Bath seat available.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Town

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                      High quality white linen. Warm duvets and plenty of pillows.
                    • Fireplace
                      Firewood and kindling for wood-burner included with rental (and advice on lighting a fire if you have never done so).
                    • Heating
                      Individually adjustable heaters in all rooms. Heated towel rail in bathroom.
                    • Internet
                      Unlimited broadband internet (wired and wireless available)
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Off-road parking available at end of no-through road.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Large bath towels and hand towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry liquid provided.
                    • Wood Stove
                      Firewood and kindling for wood-burner included with rental (and advice on lighting a fire if you have never done so).

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher tablets provided.
                        • Kitchen
                          Very well equipped kitchen with many gadgets. Large fridge-freezer, eye level double oven/grill.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 5 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  Collection of novels and extensive range of guide books and maps available.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Sky TV
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill

                                      Suitability

                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Attractions

                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Sky TV. Broadband internet (wifi and wired). Very completely furnished with high quality furnishings and decorated as a home, not a holiday let. Extensive collection of local guide books and maps. Log-burner and free logs plus excellent heating. Very well equipped kitchen with many gadgets. Large fridge-freezer, eye-level double oven/grill, dishwasher. Beautiful slate floor and rugs downstairs, carpeted upstairs. Lovely garden adjacent to castle mound with gorgeous views to surrounding hills and wonderful sunsets. Pretty patio with BBQ and good quality table, chairs and umbrella. Access from the door to outstanding walks including Offa's Dyke National Path and storage space for coats, shoe rack etc. Quiet no-through road but only a few minutes walk from all local amenities.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              12 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful4.8/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Nice location for visiting

                                                              Paul R.

                                                              Good location for our stay

                                                              Lovely cosy cottage.

                                                              Christine D.

                                                              Made to feel very welcome on arrival with birthday wishes from Verena for one or our party.

                                                              Cottage is cosy with very comfy beds. Had a great relaxing break.

                                                              Cosy cottage in an excellent location

                                                              Judith H.

                                                              The location of the cottage was very good, about 10 minutes walking into Kington & handy for the main road. It was warm & comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The bathroom could do with some updating though the shower was good. Despite the proximity to the main road it was quiet & there was some good walking right from the door - Hergest Ridge & Bradnor Hill.

                                                              Plenty of places to eat in Kington, Presteigne or Knighton. Stunning scenery round about.

                                                              Utterly delightful cottage, could not have been happier with everything. A real home from home.

                                                              Suzanne M.

                                                              Everything clean and fresh and lovely, this is the most well-equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, even had thermos flasks and a pizza cutter! Verena could not have been more helpful. Walks literally from your doorstep, we crossed over the road, down a public footpath and walked up to Hergest Croft Gardens. We came with our nearly fifteen year old daughter and had a great time, but perfect for honeymooners, (I would imagine it would be very cosy in winter), small families or two couples. Perfectly positioned for Kington which must be the friendliest town in England! We came without a car, took a train to Hereford, and using the reliable Sergents buses (timetable essential) found it all doable, Went to charming Weobly, Water Break it's Neck Waterfall (ask the driver and he will stop for you) and ventured into Wales. It is worth coming here just to visit the Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre, again we walked, bit of a trek ,but perfect on a sunny day. Brilliant for All ages!

                                                              The top garden is enclosed and lovely and more loveliness waits you at the end of the garden??! If you are after peace and quiet, yet want lots to do and a cosy cottage to return to then this is the place for you. Perfect! A million thanks.

                                                              Great Cottage

                                                              Paul M.

                                                              We stayed at the cottage and found it to be very comfortable. Myself, wife and 3 boys had a fantastic holiday in Kington. Did some walks from the house including Hergest Ridge. If you can make it to Elan Valley would recommend as real hidden gem, great for bike riding. First time visitors to the area and really fell in love with the place. The cottage is well equipped, we mainly ate at home in evenings and wasn't lacking for any kitchen equipment. The town was just a short walk away via churchyard. Wi-fi worked well, a definite for teenage son on his phone.

                                                              Lovely property with everything you will ned for your stay

                                                              Trevor M.

                                                              We found the property entirely clean and with everything in place. Everything is provided to make the stay comfortable. The lack of direct parking was not an issue for us. we had a small issue with a lock which was dealt with promptly and efficiently.

                                                              A lovely area to stay in. Great road links to the whole area.

                                                              Location

                                                              Kington, Kington, Herefordshire, UK

                                                              Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              c. 40% DISCOUNT on weekly bookings for most of the year (£320 per week outside of holiday periods) Rates include bed linen and towels, water, heating, electricity, fire wood and final cleaning for max. 4 adults +1 child. 25% deposit needed to secure booking, balance payable 60 days prior to arrival, together with a security deposit of £150 (held against key loss and breakages/damage and returnable within 14 days after stay/inventory check).

                                                              $85avg/night
                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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