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First Floor 5 Star Gold Luxury Apartment.Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment in Stoke Prior, Nr. Leominster, Herefordshire, - Idyllic Location In Glorious Setting With All The Amenities Of A Luxury Boutique Hotel

A 5 star Gold Award idyllic retreat in a peaceful countryside setting combined with boutique hotel luxury. Nestling in the 5 acre grounds (much of which is open to guests) of The Old Rectory, Stoke Prior, we have created in The Coach-House, a superlative self-catering holiday experience with over 100 square metres of living space at first floor level.

The contemporary décor and luxury furnishings within this large Victorian building create an ambience in harmony with the tranquil North Herefordshire countryside surrounding the property. The first floor accommodation is accessed via a bespoke wrought iron staircase which is located in a small, private and gated courtyard garden. This staircase leads onto a large tiled terrace and the entrance into the property. Entering the large luxury lounge with dining area and adjacent kitchen you will be immediately struck by the high quality of the furnishings, lighting and facilities available to you.The decor and soft furnishings harmonise with the exterior views in this triple aspect room. The kitchen area allows for socialising whilst cooking. All the equipment the cook could possibly need is available.

Entering a short corridor allows access to the bedrooms, bathroom and utility area. The master bedroom is king-size with en-suite large corner bath.

Bedroom 2 can be configured as either a twin or super-king room, you choose The bedrooms are superbly equipped with high quality linens and soft furnishings with televisions in each room with DVD facility. The main bathroom has a large power shower cubicle,

On the ground floor of the building there is garage storage, access to a tumble drier and outdoor clothing hanging rail. There is ample parking for 2 cars.

Whether for just a short break or longer, we would be delighted to welcome you to The Coach-House. We guarantee you will be delighted by your choice.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017


We moved from Surrey to Herefordshire in 2006. We had come to know and love the area well over previous years visiting friends. The Old Rectory, Stoke Prior, a former church house is our home. We have spent a great deal of time and energy renovating our house, creating a new garden and arboretum - a never ending labour of love whilst also tending our walled vegetable garden and small vineyard. With other treats, a bottle of our own professionally made white wine awaits your arrival.

In 2012 we embarked on the project to renovate our coach house into a luxury, first floor, self-catering apartment. We are extremely proud that, in November 2012, The Coach-House was awarded a 5 STAR Gold Award rating from Quality in Tourism. We have received a 5 STAR Gold Award for the subsequent 2 years and our current award is valid until November 2015

We look forward to welcoming you.

Gill & Peter Stovold

MRS GILLIAN STOVOLD purchased this apartment in 2006

Why MRS GILLIAN STOVOLD chose Leominster

We moved to Stoke Prior after 25 years of London commuting and all that entails. We chose Herefordshire for its tranquil beauty and superb countryside.However, we are still easily able to visit friends and family in the south-east. It must be said that they usually visit us!!

The sought after village of Stoke Prior has a small community but great spirit. We love walking our dogs, visiting local pubs, restaurants, antique centres and quirky shops - all of which abound. It is a joy to be able to buy and enjoy great locally produced food and grow much of our own vegetables and fruit. Whilst we have great neighbours, we see only distant glimpses of their roof tops. It is far easier to see the trees,sheep and horses in the pastures between us.

What makes this apartment unique

The Coach-House offers all the luxury of a boutique hotel.Situated at the end of a long private drive. The beautiful Herefordshire countryside lies just outside your door, with easy access to walks. Wander with a glass of our wine around the woodland, arboretum and large ponds contained within our 5 acre garden. Our Welcome Pack contains a bottle of wine from our vineyard and apple juice from our orchard as well as other local treats.

London is a 3 hour drive, B'ham, Bristol and Manchester are 1.5 hours. There are 3 airports within 2 hours of the village. Leominster, with all the amenities of a small market town is just 3 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had forgotten quite how beautiful this area is. Great week. Hope to return.

Brenda & Peter, Sue & Terry SOMERSET/SURREY 31ST MAY - 7TH JUN

Warm welcome, great accommodation with beautiful views. Thank-you Gill & Peter.

Phly & Tony LEICS 21-28/6/14

Superb accommodation and warm welcome

Peter & Lynne CHELMSFORD 28/6-5/7/14

We leave with the memory of a perfect house in a perfect location.

Lilian, Leon, Joes Maastricht NETHERLANDS 13-16/7/14

We had a wonderful holiday here and have enjoyed visiting many castles, manors and estates in such lovely scenery. Thank-you for the warm welcome. Excellent accommodation in a wonderful setting

Cordelia & Gerd Berlin, Germany 18/7-9/8/14

We had a very enjoyable break - wish we could have stayed longer. Very comfortable accommodation ( especially the armchairs!) and Leominster is a very pretty little market town. Hope to return.

Gill & Len Solihull 9-12/8/14

Such a great time in this lovely cottage. The little 'extras' much appreciated.

Judith Stuart Zoe (16) Gemma (14) Pinner 12-20/8/14

Our 4th stay!! Bank Holiday rain gave us an excuse to stay inside and enjoy the cosy Coach House.

Linda Ian Matthew Telford 22-25/8/14


Ann, Chris & Sue Ipswich, Suffolk 29/8-1/9/14

Thank-you both for the warm welcome and home produce - especially the beans and raspberries. Highly recommend.

Paul & Gill Lancs 6-13/9/14

Our second stay in this superb accommodation and we will return!

Jude & Paul Newport 22-26/9/14

We had such a lovely weekend in this wonderful cottage.Thank-you

Rania & kids HERTS 26-29/9/14

Thank-you for a lovely stay. Very comfortable. Everything we needed and more. We hope to return.

Linda, Bryan & Amy E.SUSSEX 8-12/10/14

Thanks for making our birthday x3 celebrations so wonderful. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Tracy & Gary Sheffield Kim & Nick Bristol 14-17/10

Thank-you for providing us with such a delightful,comfortable base to explore the local area. Hope to come back and see more in the future.

Marian & Sarah WATFORD 21-24/10/14

A lovely break in a most beautiful setting.

Suzanne & John LONDON 2-5/11/14

A really lovely stay in this cosy,comfortable & beautiful 'hide-away'.

John & Pauline Sanderstead 5-8/11/14

A very enjoyable and comfortable stay in your 5 STAR home from home. Thank-you Pam,Ian & James Merseyside 16-19/2/15

We had a really nice stay and hope we could come again. I loved playing in the lovely gardens and walking around the ponds and I really enjoyed feeding the ducks.

Alice (6) Bristol

A lovely place. So peaceful. More than we could have wished for.

Bruton family E.YORKS 27-30/4/15
Jan 2013
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Leominster Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , The corner bath in the en-suite has a hand held shower
  • The en-suite bathroom has a luxury white suite with corner bath,WC, basin. Main bathroom has large walk-in shower, WC,basin. Both have heated towel rails,bathroom cabinets, built-in hair driers with shaver sockets.Cole & Lewis toiletries provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King size with en-suite. Bedroom 2 can be either twin or Super-king. Both bedrooms have high quality suites comprising double wardrobe,large chest of drawers, dressing table, bedside tables, hair driers and wall-mounted TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: You will be met on arrival by the Owners who will give you a tour of the property to ensure you are familiar with the facilities and also the emergency exits. The keys will be provided at this time. NO PETS accepted NO SMOKING at any time in the property or its grounds. Outside: The Coach-House offers tranquil privacy and nestles within the 5 acre grounds of the Owners home. Much of the grounds are available to explore and include, a newly planted arboretum, a small woodland and 2 large natural ponds with resident Indian Runner ducks. Children must be supervised at ALL times. The French doors of the property open onto a large (16 sq.metre) tiled SW facing balcony complete with outdoor furniture and glorious, elevated views over the uninterrupted surrounding countryside. An ideal spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch or to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine in hand. The balcony has sensor lighting for evening use. Utility Room: The utility area contains washing machine, clothes airing rack, hoover/broom cupboard. Iron and board are also included. Supplies for dishwasher and washing machines are provided. Rubbish sacks, bin liners, paper towel and cooking foils also included. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury white Egyptian cotton bedding and towels, dressing gowns and slippers are provided. Clean bedding available after 7 nights. No maid service but the property is presented in immaculate condition. Ample kitchen linen. Other: The dining area has an oak table and 4 chairs with overhead or side lighting. Table linen provided. There is a secure ground floor luggage,bicycle storage and laundry area with tumble drier, refuse bins and outdoor clothes drying rail.


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First Floor 5 Star Gold Luxury Apartment.Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The best place ever

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience! The setting is glorious and the cottage is sublime. Gill and Peter are friendly and helpful hosts. This is by far the best place we have ever rented - everything has been done to such a high standard. Thank you so much for this glimpse of a nicer way and nicer place to live.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We moved from Surrey to Herefordshire 9 years ago. We delight in the peace, tranquility and pastoral beauty of our adopted county.It is a great pleasure to us that guests who stay at THE COACH HOUSE are equally enthralled. This couple from Berkshire stayed 3 nights and we very much hope to welcome them again in the future. Whatever the season, Herefordshire is well worth exploring. Thank-you for taking the time to post your review. Gill & Peter
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  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in a lot of accommodations over the years, and this one stands out as exceptional. Even the pickiest of guests will find little to fault in this superb property. The building itself is thoroughly clean, well finished, well equipped, and very tranquil. The surrounding gardens and rural views ooze with natural beauty and peacefulness. The Coach House is a real gem and certainly deserves its 5-star rating. Gill and Peter were the perfect hosts, friendly and helpful when required, yet allowing us all the space needed to lose ourselves in the quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to welcome this family from Montreal with their three year old daughter. She enjoyed feeding our flock of Indian Runner ducks which live on our upper pond. The Coach House 5 acre grounds and gardens are available to guests to enjoy and explore affording rural peace and tranquility. The Coach House is designed to allow modern luxury living within a Victorian building which offers spacious accommodation and glorious views over the surrounding countryside from the first-floor terrace and triple-aspect living area. We do hope to welcome this family again when Herefordshire beckons. Thank-you for your very positive comments. Gill & Peter
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Hard to beat for a brilliant stay.

  • 5 of 5

An absolute hidden treasure ,with all the necessary facilities for your stay. It's very peaceful,being away from road noises,yet centrally positioned for sightseeing. The property is next to the owners home, who are most friendly and attentive for your stay.

A very nice welcome pack of goodies awaits you..the 5 star grading is well deserved.. Janet & Roy

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The surroundings to THE COACH HOUSE are indeed truly rural and all visitors remark upon the peace and quiet. It is the perfect location to get away from it all. If you feel like exploring all the county has to offer we offer a convenient and central location. Our welcome basket is full of local produce including items from our own garden. We hope to welcome Janet & Roy again in the future and thank them for their kind words. Gill & Peter.
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Peaceful weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property in a peaceful setting. There is lots to see & do in the area if you want to explore, including National Trust properties, Ludlow, Hay on Wye all within a short distance. There are some good places to eat out (also a short drive) & a nice pub within easy walking distance which might be serving food again now. The Coach House is also well equipped if you want to cook yourself. A real home from home. I had fun following the various footpaths & there are also lots of good walks in the area. If you like plants also visit Wall End nursery which is a short walk away (but limited opening hours). This is a really lovely place & we hope to go back & explore more. Also to kayak along more of the River Wye which we really enjoyed despite the rain. Finally, a big thankyou to Gill & Peter for their suggestions of things to do, places to eat, walks to do & maps to get to places too.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed the facilities on our doorstep as well as travelling in and around the county. T3 Plants are certainly worth a visit - they were awarded a Silver at Chelsea at their first attempt. If guests would like to visit the nursery we can always make an appointment for them. This 3 night stay allowed for a taster of what the county has to offer - our 4 guests making the very most of their time despite rather gloomy weather. We will certainly hope to tempt you back again in the not too distant future. Many thanks for your time in submitting this very positive review. Gill & Peter
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Relaxing weekend break

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay in this beautiful property, which had everything we needed for a perfect weekend. The area has lots to do & see, with National Trust properties, Hay-on-Wye (great kayaking), Ludlow, good places to eat out, everything you need for cooking to eat in. Peaceful for just lazing around & lots of footpaths to investigate. A big thankyou to Gill & Peter too, for directions, lovely wine, jam, eggs, Apple juice & chocolates !

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Claire for your most positive review. There is indeed much to see and do in Herefordshire and the Shropshire borders. Travelling around the county is easy, traffic queues are a rare problem. Whilst life is more relaxed and peaceful there is interest and activities for all ages. We are delighted you enjoyed your 3 night break at THE COACH HOUSE and glad the 'goodies' were enjoyed. Kayaking is a great way to work off the chocolate calorie intake!! We hope to welcome you and your friends again in the future. Best wishes Gill & Peter
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Gorgeous property, Luxurious and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights, and had a thoroughly wonderful time. The property was perfect for us (2 adults and 2 small children). Both bedrooms are lovely (one en-suite), and the large living space with its very well kitted-out kitchen was ideal for relaxing, playing games, and having our meals while we looked out the views of the countryside beyond. Our 5-year-old declared the beds "the most comfortable" he had ever slept in! Everything about the location is relaxing, and the village of Stoke Prior is perfect for a base for this part of the world - there's a welcoming village pub (The Lamb Inn) and plenty of footpaths if you're into exploring fields and rivers. The hosts are unfailingly helpful and polite and welcoming, too. We will be visiting this beautiful place again, and we're already looking forward to it!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. It was a pleasure to welcome such a nice family with two young children who made the most of all there is to offer. Delighted also that our beds get Harry's seal of approval! We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back, perhaps we can arrange a little more sunshine next time! Kind regards Gill & Peter
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
stoke prior
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended


3 hour drive to the Welsh coastline.


London is a 3 hour drive, B'ham,Bristol and Manchester 1.5 hours.Birmingham, E.Midlands and Manchester airports are all within a 2 hour drive. Car hire is easily organised at these locations and also locally. A car is desirable although walkers may feel that with public transport, this is not necessary. The nearest station is Leominster which is within 3 miles of The Coach-House. Hereford station being some 10 miles distant. There are local buses although these run with limited service.


The Coach-House is located in the village of Stoke Prior which is 3 miles from the nearest town of Leominster which offers all essential shops and amenities and is a renowned centre for antiques. The county town of Hereford with its cathedral and the world famous Mappa Mundi is 12 miles distant. The black and white Tudor town of Ludlow with its castle ruin and host of fine shops and eateries is 12 miles north. There are 3 National Trust properties within 15 minutes drive.

Further Details:

This area is a real gem for walkers and cyclists and for those who wish to get away from the stresses of urban life.There are a number of good local pubs and restaurants. 4 supermarkets are available in Leominster where there are also banking facilities and a Friday market in the town square. There is a leisure centre with swimming pool in Leominster. Horse riding and cycling excursions can be arranged locally. There are a wealth of walking trails through open countryside, farmland and woodland. There are 3 cinemas within a maximum driving time of 30 minutes. There is a superbly equipped bowling alley which is attached to the local golf club 1 mile away. Various National Trust properties and land are within easy reach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $274.57

Booking Notes:
We do like to personalise your booking at THE COACH HOUSE. You can either enter your dates on this site or preferably via our own website - If you wish to book, please go to our AVAILABILITY page,CLICK on your required dates, complete the contact fields and SEND. You can also call us with any questions.
Changeover Day:
The changeover day is flexible. The Coach-House can be accessed from 15.00 hours on the day of arrival. The Coach-House must be vacated by 10.00 hours on the day of departure.
There is a minimum booking period of 3 nights throughout the year and 7 nights during the Christmas / new Year period..

Notes on prices:
Special Offers

Bank Holiday premium may apply.
contact us at or telephone 01568 760241.We will do our utmost to accommodate you.
You can find us on Trip-advisor THE COACH HOUSE - LEOMINSTER where we have a Certificate of Excellence for consistently high reviews. PLEASE NOTE PAYMENT IS VIA BANK TRANSFER OR UK CHEQUE ONLY. REGRET NO CREDIT CARDS TAKEN

We require 25% DEPOSIT PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY at time of booking this can be made by bank transfer or UK cheque. The BALANCE PAYMENT shall be due on, or before 28 days prior to arrival date. Please read our TERMS AND CONDITIONS on our own website for all details. Call us on 44 (0) 1568 760241 if you need any help.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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