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Luxury house 9 beds 9 baths & games rm table tennis rm playing field & 2 goals

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms10
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9
Bathrooms
10
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Hereford Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 18 in 9 spacious bedrooms & 9 bathrooms. Great kitchen with aga and 2 ovens and 2 dishwashers and dining area. Ideal for family gathering

Winner of Best Self Catering House Herefordshire and Wye Valley 2016 and in Conde Nast Traveller as 'one of the Best British Houses to book a year in ahead' and also in the Express as 'Top 10 Holiday Cottages to book for Groups'.

Award 4 Star Gold award by Visit England. Walkers Welcome. Cyclists Welcome and M1 Accessibility given.

Beautiful farmhouse and adjoining cottage are available for the luxury self catering market. Sleeping from 9 - 18 guests in 9 spacious bedrooms with 9 bathrooms affording luxury and privacy. The ground floor bedroom is suitable for those with restricted mobility and asthma (M1 status) . The beds are extremely high specification and the linen is luxurious. Download floor plan from website for further details www.monningtonhouse.co.uk.

All 3 receptions rooms have woodburners, comfortable sofas and handmade curtains.There is an additional reception room is in cottage for quiet times! The heart of the house is the fantastic kitchen with 4 door aga(operational during winter months only), 2 additional ovens, 2 dishwashers and American FF with icemaker. 2 further fridge freezers in the laundry room and cottage kitchen plus a larder for food storage. All geared up to cater for large groups.

The garden amounts to about 2 acres including 2 terraces, one with bbq and garden furniture x 18. There is plenty of space to play activities. In addition there i a playing field with 2 football goals. A games room is located in the outbuildings with pool table and table football. A rustic table tennis room is a great space for letting off steam....bring your trainers and fleece..no heating and it has a concretete floor! By arrangement tennis can be played at Eardisley Tennis Club.

The house has enjoyed guests from all over the UK and world. Mostly celebrating an birthday, anniversary or annual reunion. It is an ideal location for people travelling from north, south, east or west.

Walking and canoeing are the most popular activities being located on the Wye Valley Walk. We are situated on the Wye Valley Walk. There are great local cycle routes too (OS Explorer maps and cycling routes plus bike shed on site).

We also see lots of guests who enjoy their food. Herefordshire is such a good county for excellent produce: there are lots of local producers nearby plus the excellent farmshop is only 1.8 miles away. There is a fantastic range of pubs all wthin 20 minutes from excellent value to michelin star.

Further details can be sought on website www.monningtonhouse.co.uk. Please inquire about midweek breaks during 2016 for 4 nights from Monday at 4.00 pm until Friday at 9.45 am from £2000 - £2400 subject to the time of year.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
anna pearson gregory
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About anna pearson gregory

I am married to Hugh who was brought up at Monnington House. Hughs brother farms the farm and lives nearby. I manage the bookings and run the house. I used to run the Lettings Division of an International Estate Agent in London.

anna pearson gregory purchased this farmhouse in 1960

Why anna pearson gregory chose England

Monnington House is a wonderful house in a gorgeous hidden pocket of England. The house is very well laid out and is perfect for large groups. Few houses provide 9 spacious bedrooms each with their own bathrooms affording both luxury and privacy. It is very comfortable indeed.

The kitchen is very popular as it is a very sociable room. It is totally geared up for large numbers with aga, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers and 3 fridge freezers plus it is well equipped with pots, pans, glasses, crockery making entertaining fun and easy.

The garden is large and there is lots of space to be active. House badminton is provided, 2 football goals in the playing field and a games room with pool table and table football plus a rustic table tennis room.

The walking from the house is fantastic. Step out of the door and straight onto the Wye Valley Walk. Canoeing the Wye is very popular during the summer months and during the winter we are seeing an increasing number of guests mountain biking.

We see guests returning year after year.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Geographically the house is located in an convenient spot. We see groups arriving from each corner of the UK who find us accessible.

9 spacious bedrooms each with their own bathroom. High specification beds and luxurious linen.

Fabulous kitchen geared up large numbers making entertaining fun and easy.

Dreamy location offering peace, tranquility and space.

Pub within 16 minutes walk offering great value.

Farmshop 1.8 miles from the house making life very easy indeed!

The property is situated on the Wye Valley Walk (OS Explorer map on site).

Close to 2 cider cycling routes and also mountain bike trails.

Good selection of pubs and restaurants all within 20 minutes drive from budget to michelin star.

Large garden with plenty of space to play activities.

Playing field with 2 football goals.

Garden furniture for 18 on south facing terrace.

Close to the fabulous town of Hay on Wye.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The kitchen was better equipped than anywhere we have stayed. I think probably becuase you use it yourselves and are aware what is useful to have. We didn't eat out at all because the 20 somethings all love cooking and wanted to show off their talents - Oakchurch is a great asset to the area, we used it well.

We were totally blessed with the weather which meant we could do all the outdoor activities we wanted to. We had a beautiful walk up Hay Bluff; thoroughly enjoyed the Mill at Talgarth, some went to Brobury and The Weir Gardens. My mother and I are keen birdwatchers and saw lots to interest us on the river and on the Monnington Mile which was spectacular. The highlight was taking 5 canoes from Glasbury to Hay on a stunning blue sky day - tremendous fun. We played lots of games, loved the table tennis and badminton provided. The house is very comfortable, Pete and I liked our bed so much we're debating ordering the same one!'
Jun 2013
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Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Luxury house 9 beds 9 baths & games rm table tennis rm playing field & 2 goals
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Monmouth
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AMAZING LUXURY PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5

Our large family from Yorkshire, Surrey, West Midlands and Monmouth all stayed here for 4 nights over New Year. The house is amazing with everything you would need. There were so many of us we had to use the cottage as well which I gather was also amazing. The addition of en suite bathrooms to every bedroom was just so convenient and wonderful. We used all the facilities and had our own New Year Games competition which was immense fun. We had a superb meal at the Old Black Lion, Hay-on-Wye on New Year's Day and would highly recommend the restaurant. We were all sorry to leave at the end of our stay but are returning again this coming New Year for a whole week! We would like to thank our hosts for all the hard work they put in to make the property so comfortable for their quests and also thank them for the wonderful welcome pack which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. See you again on the 28th December, 2015.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a lovely review. It will be lovely to welcome you back for your stay over New Year week. We now have a playing field with 2 football goals and a bike shed for storing bikes. (Cycle maps in the house). Best wishes Anna PG
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5

Perfect large family holiday house

  • 5 of 5

Monnington House accomodated our extended family of 16 (youngest 6 months, eldest 81 years!) for one week in July 2015. Even with such a large number to be catered for we never felt crowded - far from it. The kitchen was perfect for cooking large meals for all, as well as enabling multiple cooks to prepare separately at lunch and snack time! The house is beautifully decorated from top to bottom. The luxury (necessity with big family!) of an en-suite with baths and showers for every room was amazing. The large outside space, with lawns and plentiful seating (plus essential BBQ) was enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Great location for the convenience of Hereford - swimming pool, shops and the Beer & Cider Festival - as well as beautiful towns such as Hay and canoeing on the Wye.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased your extended family all enjoyed Monnington House. It is a fabulous part of the England which offers so much to do and also fabulous local food . I am happy you were able to enjoy the local activities and hope you will come back soon. Best wishes Anna
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5

lovely big property

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely and a great size for everyone to both get together and have some quiet time away from the rest too. Very well equipped kitchen. The weather was lovely so we had chance to enjoy the outside space too including the football field. The attached cottage is a nice addition. The stay was enjoyed by all.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Monnington House and hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes Anna PG
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5

Super property!!!

  • 5 of 5

The whole family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Monnington House.

The facilities and the setting were perfect and the owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming.

The family would like to return one day!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying at Monnington House.

The booking process was straight-forward and Anna the owner was very helpful throughout.

The house was just as beautiful as it looks on the website and has clearly been a labour of love. Extremely clean and well-presented throughout. Beds were all exceptionally comfortable - everyone commented on just how well they slept.

We were a large family group with ages ranging from 18 months to 70 years and the house suited us perfectly. Lots of space for us to spread out in and the grandparents could retire to the cottage annexe at night to avoid an early morning wake-up call from the children.

The large secluded gardens were a big hit with the children, there are lovely walks from the doorstep and a really useful farm shop just up the road for an essentials.

We visited the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre at nearby Kington which the children loved and also enjoyed days out in Hay on Wye and also at some nearby National Trust properties. We mostly catered for ourselves at the house as it was easier than eating out with the children but that was made very easy with a large well-equipped kitchen, 2 dishwashers, 2 large fridges etc. All in all I would highly recommend Monnington House to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay in a very lovely part of the country.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed the house and cottage, its gardens and facilities and the local attractions nearby. There is always lots to do in Herefordshire no matter what your age. I do hope you will come back and stay again one day. Anna
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Portway Inn
Car: necessary

Travel:

Nearest Airport is Birmingham (60 miles)

Nearest station is Hereford (8 miles) direct route to London

2nd Nearest station is Leominster (12 miles) direct route to Manchester

London and Manchester are approximately 3 1/2 hours by car

Bristol and Cardiff are approximately 1 1/2 hours by car

Distances:

Hay on Wye is 12 miles away and hosts the Literary Festival in May. Wonderful market town to visit.

Hereford is 8 miles away and has the treasured Mappa Mundi in the Cathedral.

Gloucester, Ludlow and Cheltenham are all within an hour.

Further Details:

Good farmshop is 1.8 miles away from property and open 7 days per week.

There is a hospitable pub called The Portway Inn withing walking distance.

Excellent pub called the Tram at Eardisley serves good food and welcomes children

it is about 5 miles away. The Stagg at Titley (about 20 mins) has a michelin star and is well worth a visit.

All major supermarkets are available in Hereford and Hay on Wye

Spa Treatments and Catering available by arrangement (please look at website www.monningtonhouse.co.uk)

Rates & Availability

Hereford Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
December 2016
Dec 5 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$951
$4,059
 
 
Low Winter Season
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$930
$4,059
 
 
February Half Term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$973
$4,313
 
 
End of February
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$930
$4,059
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$994
$4,059
 
 
Spring
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,057
$4,567
 
 
Easter Holidays
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,269
$5,328
 
 
Late April
Apr 21 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,057
$4,567
 
 
May
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,057
$4,567
 
 
Hay Festival
May 26 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,269
$8,880
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,247
$5,011
 
 
Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,353
$6,152
 
 
Early Autumn
Aug 28 2017 - Oct 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,015
$4,567
 
 
October Half Term
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,184
$4,821
 
 
Late Autumn/early Wiinter
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$973
$4,313
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,977
 
 
New Year 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$7,611
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $634

Booking Notes:

3 night weekends low season from £2050 to high season £2950
7 night weeks low season from £3000 to high season £5500
4 night midweek breaks low season from £2000 to high season £2400

Check in time 4.00pm and check out time is 9.45 am
£500 deposit to pay payable 48 hours prior to occupation and repaid subject to terms and conditions within 7 days


Changeover Days:
3 day wkend starts at 4.00 pm on Friday and ends at 9.45 am on Monday
4 day mid week break starts at 4.00 pm on Monday and ends at 9.45 am on Friday
7 day week starts 4.00 pm on Friday and ends 9.45am on following Friday

25% of monies are due to secure the booking, the remaining 75% is due 13 weeks prior to arrival. If the booking is made within 13 weeks of arrival the full amount is due.

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Amenities

Hereford Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • There are 9 bathroom/showers room in total. All bathrooms (6) in the house are ensuite except one on the top floor which is adjacent to the Red Paisley bedroom. In the cottage there are 2 shower rooms and one bathroom. Both shower rooms are ensuite. There is a downstairs cloakroom in the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 in beds Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms are large and have their own bathroom/shower room - 5 super king bedrooms and 4 twin rooms. Flexibility to change the bed configurations at a small charge. The beds are high specification and the linen is luxurious. Download floor plan from website. Ground floor bedroom is suitable for those with limited mobility.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms are equal in size making it ideal for large groups..'no one should feel short changed'. Each bedroom has its own bathroom/shower room this adds privacy and luxury. Duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic and there are white fluffy hand and bath towels. These are changed weekly. Should you require cleaning or catering this can be arranged at your expense. Guest so far this year have enjoyed walking the Wye Valley Walk. The house is actually positioned on the WVW. Cycling is on the increase and there are maps in the house and stable is available for bike storage. Canoeing during the summer months is popular and enjoyed by all ages from 18 months to 83! The pub at the top of the lane continues to benefit from our guests. It is within walking distance (16 -18 minutes) and offers very good set menus. We advise you look at their website (The Portway Inn). The farm shop, Oakchurch is 1.8 miles from the house and enjoys trade from the house. Oakchurch is an usual farmshop. It is huge. We suggest you look at their website! Bridge parties are on the increase. We look forward to receiving more.

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