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Castle Cliffe East - 13th century watergate of Hereford Castle

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Hereford House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Sleeps six people.

Located on the banks of the River Wye, in the historic Cathedral city of Hereford, Castle Cliffe has been restored to provide luxury self-catering holiday accommodation for six people. Though medieval in origin, the house now boasts night storage central heating and open fires in all rooms, period furniture throughout and a four-poster bed. Spread over 2 floors, the accommodation includes a fully fitted kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and separate WC on the ground floor, with three double bedrooms and another WC on the first floor. Bedroom 1 has a king-size four-poster bed, bedroom 2 has a double bed and bedroom 3 has two single beds. The house is within walking distance of pubs, restaurants, shops, cinema and the theatre. The house also has south-facing riverside gardens and is surrounded by parkland. Castle Cliffe is a great place to relax with friends and family and to use as a base for exploring the beautiful countryside, mountains, castles and abbeys of this Welsh Border Region.

Hereford City Centre: History is almost tangible in the centre of Hereford, and nowhere more so than in the area surrounding Castle Cliffe. Having been occupied for over 700 years, the old watergate of Hereford Castle has not only seen its own use changed. Castle Green, once the site of battles, is now a city park on the banks of the River Wye. Surrounded by Hereford Cathedral, the old castle moat and Bishop's Meadow, you would not believe you were only three minutes walk from High Town and its busy shopping streets.

An Historic House: Castle Cliffe is the last remaining part of the Hereford Castle complex. Built during 13th century, it was originally the watergate for the main castle - a very grand entrance to an important castle, the original arch can be seen in the front garden. It has had a colourful history since those days, having been used as a Bridewell (local prison), the Govenor's Lodge and becoming a private residence sometime during the 18th century.

A Modern Holiday: The East House of Castle Cliffe has been lovingly restored by the present owners to provide luxury self catering holiday accommodation for parties of up to six people. With its own private south facing garden on the River Wye and its accessibility to the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Hay-on Wye, Tintern Abbey to name but a few, Castle Cliffe is an ideal holiday home. Please note, the owners live in the West House, but assure you of your privacy.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Phil Wilson
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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June 16, 2016
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Castle Cliffe East - 13th century watergate of Hereford Castle
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I dont' really want to big up this place, because it will get overbooked and we will never get in again, however, it has to be done. You're in the middle of a city, but you could be miles in the country, very welcoming. I judge a place by it's beds and linen, and this is more comfortable than my own, which takes some doing. Lovely crisp linen, and proper (feather) duvet and pillows. It has a beautiful setting, sitting in the garden, by the river eating breakfast and so quiet. We could have had open fires, but it was too warm, and the storage heaters kept off any chill. Interesting period furniture, stunning curtains, lovely towels and every toy you need in the period styled kitchen. Don't book it your knees can't do stairs, there's a few down to the garden. Loved it and will go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karol for the lovely review. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay at Castle Cliffe so much.
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Co Dublin

Central scenic location,beautiful period property

  • 5 of 5

My family consisting of three teenagers and husband stayed here for the mid term break in October 2010. We are very fussy when renting holiday lets and book well in advance to achieve what we want. This house ticked all the boxes and we were very pleased with our choice.

Phil was very helpful and courteous to deal with and will go the extra mile with advice re the surrounding area of Hereford.

The website was very accurate in its description and the ammenities it provided. There even was wifi provided which enabled my two daughters contact with friends at home.

I would have no hesitation in reccommending this wonderful house and its environment.It is within walking distance of the catherdal and Hereford itself

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic Home from home

  • 5 of 5

I visted Castle Cliffe for 4 nights with a friend in May 2007 and loved it. Great decor (antiques - which we like). Superb huge, lofty, Victorian style dining kitchen overlooking river with every conceivable utensil you might require. Lovely cosy sitting room where we watched dvds in the evening. And spacious, traditionally furnished bedrooms, again overlooking river. Lovely well-tended garden.

Charming little market town with historic centre where we just "pottered" happily. Lovely riverside walks. VERY relaxing.

Fabulous location on river and just a short walk to the Cathedral Close which we haunted on a daily basis (it also has a good cafe and outdoor picnic area).

Can't praise the house, or its owners enough. Thanks for a relaxing break.

Susan E.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles

Hereford is situated in the Welsh Marches on the banks of the River Wye. Surrounded by tranquil parkland, it has riverside gardens and is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, theatre, cinema, Hereford Cathedral and the world famous Mappa Mundi Exhibition. The house also also provides easy access to beautiful countryside, Welsh castles, Cardiff, Bath and Hay-on-Wye. Visit the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons national Parks, tour black and white villages for antiques and tea and cake, or drive along the beautiful Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey and the Devil's Pulpit.


Rates & Availability

Hereford House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October Half-Term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Holidays
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
late spring
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $24

PRICES - our prices for weekend breaks (Friday to Monday - 3 nights) and midweek breaks (Monday to Friday - 4 nights) are half the weekly rate. For 5 or 6 night stays our price is based on a nightly rate. When you submit your enquiry the HomeAway website always generates a quote based on a nightly rate. As a result, the quote you get from HomeAway may not be exactly the same as our quote.

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Hereford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
  • The bathroom at Castle Cliffe has medieval walls dating back to when the house was built in the thirteenth century. It has an arched window with shutters, a large Victorian roll-top bath, candles, a separate electric shower and a wash basin with shaver point. The house also has 2 separate toilets, one on the ground floor with wash basin and shaver point, and one on the first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Green Room - 1 double
    The Four-Poster Bedroom - 1 king
    The Pink Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 has a kingsize four-poster bed and views of the river; Bedroom 2 has a double bed, Victorian furniture and views of the river; Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds and looks out over Castle Green. A cot is also available if required. Bed linen of plain white cotton is also supplied, and guests have a choice of feather or hollow-fibre quilts and pillows.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Castle Cliffe provides luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation in a historic building on the banks of the River Wye. A lot of attention has been given to comfort and authenticity, and the house is furnished with period furniture throughout. There is a large, light and well-equipped kitchen with a Belfast Sink and open fire. The sitting room has comfortable armchairs, a chaise lounge, Freeview digital television, DVD player, views of the garden and river, and an open fire. Perfect for relaxing with family and friends. Castle Cliffe has been awarded a Four Star rating by the English Tourist Council (ETC) Quality Assurance Scheme.

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