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Stunning rural retreat with HOT TUB, 3 acre garden, child and pet friendly

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hot tub, games room, 3 acre garden

This beautifully renovated farm cottage is set within a rural location just outside the town of Presteigne. Graded 4 star by Visit Wales. Quarry House is surrounded by woodland and is situated below Burfas Camp. The house is set within 3 acres of gardens with far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside. Offa's Dyke and other walks are accessible from the grounds of the house, that guests can enjoy during their stay. The house sits north of the River Lugg which forms the England-Wales border. The location is an ideal holiday base from which to explore the Herefordshire, Shropshire and Welsh Marches areas. Close to Presteigne, which is the 'Gateway to Wales'. Nearby shops and pubs are within 3 miles.

The house is also within easy access to Ludlow, Hay-on-Wye and a day out at the coast.

Quarry House offers two large double bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and the other with a double antique French bed. One twin bedroom with sofa bed (available upon request for an additional charge). All rooms having views across the stunning countryside allowing you to awaken to a room with a view! One bedroom with bunk beds, is situated at the rear of the property. The family bathroom features a stunning roll top bath with shower attachment, heated towel rail, toilet and sink. All of which have been recently redecorated and modernised to create a comfortable but luxurious home from home. Ground floor: Spacious kitchen with large farmhouse dining table with quarry tiled flooring, Rangemaster cooker, separate electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and coffee machine. The kitchen is very well appointed with plenty of cutlery, crockery, glassware and cookware. The updated shower room with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, toilet and sink allows ground level access. The lounge has comfortable seating for 8 people and features a wood-burner for those chilly evenings to snuggle up and enjoy the 3D flat screen television.

Accessible direct from the lounge is the hot tub which seats 6-8 people. The hot tub has been located in a private position for ultimate privacy and seclusion. Separate towels are provided for use after using the hot tub, as the chemicals may stain the house towels. We provide acrylic glassware for your safety to avoid breakages within the hot tub area. The addition of a games room with separate WC, pool table, TV, DVD, games console, board games and DVDs provides a retreat for the children or young at heart! The games room has a sofa bed which is available upon request for additional occupancy (charges apply). The house is baby / child and dog friendly. We provide a high chair, cot, baby bath, change mat, microwave steriliser and stair gates for both children and dogs. Our furry guests are not forgotten when providing a warm welcome. You will find dog bowls, a treat jar, poop bags and a dog crate. Dogs love the garden at Quarry House and walks are accessible direct from the property.

Quarry House has been renovated to a high standard to provide comfortable home from home holiday accommodation. The house has been equipped with all the facilities that we would find in our own home including the exact dishwasher! We hope our guests will enjoy Quarry House as much as we do.

We strive to update and improve Quarry House and its facilities on a regular basis. Recent improvements have included a hot tub and summer house. The summer house is equipped with sofas, table tennis and games. It an ideal place to sit and enjoy the views from that part of the garden. We are very excited about these additions and hope our guests will enjoy the new facilities as much as us. Recent improvements include new sofas, new doors and windows, and freshly redecorated in 2018.

More Details

Amanda and Chris Mallett
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Amanda and Chris Mallett

We have three children and a chocolate Labrador. We enjoy spending time together on holiday and love the tranquil relaxing home from home we have created. We have hired many holiday homes over the years and now have a good idea about what makes a great holiday home. We hope that we have used our knowledge to create a wonderful holiday location for others to enjoy too.

Amanda and Chris Mallett purchased this house in 2013

Why Amanda and Chris Mallett chose Presteigne

Quarry House sits on the borders of both Powys and Herefordshire. We originally looked to buy a holiday home in Herefordshire where we had enjoyed a fabulous holiday the previous year. Herefordshire is a hidden gem of England and one of the best kept secrets as a place for wonderful holidays. Please keep our secret and join us in enjoying a beautiful part of the country.

What makes this house unique

The views from Quarry House are it's best feature. Watch the Herefordshire dairy herd in the morning charging across the fields to be fed. The walks direct from the property are fantastic for walkers and dog owners. Our dog enjoys the 3 acres of garden to explore. The house is well equipped for families with children. This house is our family home from home and we hope that you enjoy the comfort and facilities that we have available to our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've really our honeymoon say at Quarry House. We've discovered something new every day and been on some great walks with our dog. We've been very lucky with the weather, it was possibly a bit too hot on the first day! It's not often you can say that in the UK!

The house is fantastic, our daughter and dog have enjoyed exploring and playing in the garden. The slide and swing being a favourite, which she will miss when we return home.

You've really thought of everything in terms of games, information and household / family essentials. All of the finishing touches make Quarry House feel very much like a home from home.
Jul 2015
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Presteigne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking Please do not park on grass areas. Adequate space for 4-5 cars.
  • Log basket 2 baskets of complimentary wood, additional wood charged at £5 per basket
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Features luxury roll top bath
    Shower room - toilet , shower , With ground floor access
    Games room toilet - toilet
  • Family bathroom with roll top bath. Shower room with shower enclosure. Separate toilet in games room. All have been recently updated and feature stunning mosaic tiles. Soap, shower wash and hand cream are provided. Towels for each guest also provided plus hand towels in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Duck Egg blue room - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Cot available upon request
    Black and White room - 1 double , Featuring antique French bed
    Red bunk room - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Top bunk suitable for children over 6 years old
    Purple twin room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed is either an additional single or kingsize bed
  • - Two double bedrooms, one with king-size bed and the other with double antique French bed. - One twin bedroom. - One bedroom with bunk beds which the lower bunk is a single size bed and the upper bunk a 2ft6 mattress. - Additional sleeping available on request using either the sofa bed in the twin bedroom (creating a family room) or in the games room (ensuite toilet). - Additional Z bed is available for children within the larger double bedroom (charges apply)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
- Children's play area with swings and slide. - Baby facilities include travel cot, high chair, child's chair, microwave steriliser, stair gates, nappy changing mat, children's plastic cutlery, bowls and plates. - Pet facilities include dog bowls, dog treats and poop bags. A large dog crate is stored in the under stairs cupboard for guests' use. - A rural retreat with everything you will need from shops, pubs, bars and restaurants within 5 - 10 minutes drive away.


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Stunning rural retreat with HOT TUB, 3 acre garden, child and pet friendly
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 47 reviews

Fantastic stay! Hot tub and gardens were amazing too, definitely come back again!

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and the facilities were great! We had lovely weather as well which made the stay even better! Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased to hear you had a great time. Look forward to hearing from you again.
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Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay x

The facilities were amazing as everything was catered for.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Brilliant, as usual. Especially enjoyed Owl Sanctuary.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well appointed. Enjoyed hottub and log burner. Also walks

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for some rest and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We’ve visited quarry house for half term and it’s been perfect. As a visitor to holiday homes, quarry house is the first place I’ve visited that is better equipped than my own home! Every finer detail has been thought of from the abundance of different types of mugs and glasses, children’s cups and plates to the selection of logs already inside and the welcome hamper. The walks were lovely and refreshing (albeit a bit steep and my legs hurt) and whilst it rained for most of our break, with the use of the hot tub, games room and a trip to the Small Breeds Farm it’s been fantastic. My parents joined us for the weekend and my mum already wants to come back! A beautiful holiday home with all the things you could need in a perfect location for some r n r :)

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful house with everything you could possibly want!

  • 5 of 5

Quarry House definitely lives up to its billing! Our party comprised four adults and two children ages 6 and 9. We loved the hot tub and summerhouse particularly, The table tennis, snooker table and board games provided plenty of fun on wet days and there was plenty of room for outside games. Very well-appointed and comfortable bedrooms and a kitchen/dining area with everything you might need helped to make a really great week. The house has beautiful views and is well-placed for trips out. Just one tip: if your satnav tells you to take nearby Dunfield Lane...don't! It's long, very narrow and almost devoid of passing places.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property with lot of personal touches!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the quarry house. We enjoyed every area of the property. Our favorite was the fire pit in the back yard which was very pleasant after long days out and about. But couple of issues we had was a lack of condiments such as salt and proper bathroom items such as soap/body wash and shampoo. But those were small inconvenience in an overall glorious stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the fire pit, it's a popular feature alongside the hot tub. We aim to provide condiments where possible such as salt, pepper, herbs, oil and ketchup. However during busy periods these may run low. We provide soap and shower gel so apologies if these were not available during your stay. We do not provide shampoo and conditioner as people have personal preferences. The shower wash we provide may also be used as a shampoo if needed. At Quarry House we like to provide lots of little touches to make your overall experience a positive and enjoyable one. In our experience not many self catering cottages provide as much as we do. We aim to please.
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Birmingham International airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
76 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Pontypool Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
58 Miles
Car: recommended

Offa's Dyke and other walks are accessible from the grounds of the house, that guests can enjoy during their stay. The house sits north of the River Lugg which forms the England-Wales border. The location is an ideal holiday base from which to explore the Herefordshire, Shropshire and Welsh Marches areas. Close to Presteigne, which is the 'Gateway to Wales'. Nearby shops and pubs are within 3 miles.

The cathedral city of Hereford, the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons, the Cambrian Mountains and the spectacular Victorian dams in the Elan Valley are all a scenic drive away. Croft Castle & Berrington Hall (both National Trust properties) are nearby. Berrington Hall is one of the few masterpieces of the famous architect Henry Holland to survive intact. As well as exploring the family rooms and servants' quarters, you can view a collection of Georgian costumes, including examples from 2008 film The Duchess and the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice. Walk through one of ‘Capability’ Brown’s final landscapes on one of the estate walks and relax by the lake or in the gardens. Croft Castle sits deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside surrounded by 1500 acres of historic woodland, farm and parkland. Home to the Croft family for nearly 1000 years, this castle has many powerful stories to uncover.

Nearby Presteigne boasts a charming wine bar and fantastic Thai restaurant. The Stagg Inn, a Michelin starred pub is a tantalising 10 minutes drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $14.04
Refundable damage deposit $280.74

Nightly rates based on 3 nights. Weekend bookings start on a Friday and mid week short breaks from a Monday. 7 night bookings start from Friday. There is a £100 booking fee necessary to secure your booking. This is not an extra charge. The rental payment is payable within 14 days. We accept bookings direct via bank transfer and credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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