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High Quality Self-Catering Holiday Cottage (Sleeps 4, Dogs Welcome)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

A converted former Coach House, equipped to a high standard & benefiting from modern appliances

Montgomery's Coach House (named after one of our sadly departed dogs) is a fully equipped, self-catering holiday home. It is located in the grounds of the Agent's House, originally built for the land agent of the nearby Whitney Court Estate. The owners, who live in the main house, are on hand should you need assistance, but as the property is completely self-contained, you will otherwise be left in peace to enjoy your stay.

We like to think we offer high quality, stylish accommodation in a relaxing rural location. Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, as well as a wood burner, make the Coach House perfect for a cosy get-away at any time of the year. We also welcome pets and, as dog owners ourselves, do not believe our guests should have to compromise on their holiday property.

The property has its own outside space, including private deck and a grassy area, which is fenced and gated, for use by pet owners.

A stone's throw from the River Wye and in the border lands between Herefordshire in the English West Midlands & Powys in Mid-Wales, we are ideally situated as a touring base for getting to know the picturesque Wye Valley and beyond. We are less than 5 miles from Hay on Wye, the famous bookshop capital, where you will find a variety of small, individual shops, cafes, an ice cream parlour, antique shops, a great deli & a Thursday morning market, to name but a few of its attractions. The annual Hay festival is attended by thousands of visitors, including celebrated authors, thinkers, scientists, musicians and film makers at the end of May/beginning of June. If you intend to visit during this period, please book early to avoid disappointment!

The cathedral city of Hereford, with its renowned chain library and Mappa Mundi, and the market town of Leominster are approximately 15 miles east and north east of Whitney on Wye, respectively. The beautiful town of Ludlow, well known for its high number of reputable eateries is also within easy striking distance by car.

More locally, you can drive along the Herefordshire 'Black and White Trail', a circular route which takes you through a number of villages with pretty houses and churches. There is many an interesting stop-off point for a stroll or refreshment along the way. Throughout the area, there is a growing focus on the 'slow food' movement and great pride is taken in the quality of local produce, such as cheese production, cider farms, chocolate making, micro breweries and, of course, many wonderful cafes, restaurants and pubs to relax and unwind in - the nearest of which is only a two minute walk from your front door! Just a three minute walk away is a farm shop, which also does a very nice line in coffee, home-made cakes, lunches and snacks, as well as a petrol station and general stores. The latest addition to village amenities is a pop-up, take-away food outlet across the road, serving authentic Nepalese and Thai style food six nights a week.

For the energetic, there is a range of activities available within easy reach of Montgomery's Coach House. Walks along Offa's Dyke and the Herefordshire Trail, as well as local trails direct from the house. Hay Bluff, the Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons are just a short drive away. Canoeing along the River Wye is also a great way to spend the day and observe wildlife, we could go on!

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Property Manager
The Agent's House
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About The Agent's House

My partner & I have spent considerable time travelling and staying in hotels, bed & breakfast and holiday cottage accommodation over the years. We believe this has given us some insight into what makes a welcoming & comfortable stay and we've tried to translate this into our own standards, the way we run our property and present our accommodation.

The Agent's House purchased this cottage in 2012

Why The Agent's House chose Hereford & Worcester

We fell in love with the beautiful Herefordshire countryside many years ago and when we had the opportunity to move back to the area, we spent considerable time finding what was for us the right property, in the right location. We hope others will share our view and take advantage of their stay at the Agent's House/ Montgomery's Coach House to explore and enjoy the surrounding area. We will be happy to help with any questions you may have on planning the itinerary for your stay - if indeed you plan to do more than relax and stroll to the nearby pub or cafe!

What makes this cottage unique

The Agent's House is a distinctive looking property and retains much of the character of its Edwardian origins. The property was built around 1905 for the land agent employed by the Whitney Court estate.

Montgomery's Coach House has been completely converted from an empty barn, divided into carriage house, stables and pig sty! The original doors have been retained, together with as many original features as permitted by modern building regulations. We are extremely proud of the end result and feedback from guests appears to indicate it has been transformed into a comfortable and cosy place to stay; characterful, but with the benefit of modern appliances!

The Coach House is also listed on Trip Advisor if you would like to check out additional feedback from some of our guests.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a long weekend away in Monty's coach house and we were very sad to leave. The coach house itself has the wow factor and we couldn't believe our luck as Steve showed us around what was ours for 3 nights. We loved it so much we joked about moving in permanantly. Lots of character plus modern fittings and our favourite, the log fire in the living room. The most equipped self catering kitchen we've ever had and essentials provided in the fridge too! The cleanliness of the coach house was immaculate. The welcome basket for us and treats for the dog really gave a great first impression. Steve and Alison were both friendly and close by if visitors have any queries. What is provided by the owners goes way beyond expectation and is fantastic value for money. On our last evening we had dinner at The Boat inn which was delicious and huge portions! And only about 50m down the road. If like us you have a dog with you then there are lots of fab woodland walking routes to explore which our dog loved, as did we. The property has a small garden for dogs to use, which also has robins and rabbits visiting which is lovely to watch from the kitchen. I'm not someone who regularly writes reviews but this place is too great not to give them credit! We will definitely be back again in the future.
Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Boat Inn
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Boat Inn
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

What's not to like about the border-land between England and Wales?!

Here we have spectacular countryside that demands to be enjoyed by those of a more energetic physical disposition, as well as those who prefer a more leisurely pace. If you can do it outside you can do it here! If walking, canoeing, horse riding, cycling and outdoor pursuits is your thing, you will love the Wye Valley and surrounding hills and mountains. When it's time for a break, or if you just fancy taking it easy for a few days from day one, there are plenty of nice pubs, restaurants, cafes and places of interest to suit everyone.

If you have never been to this part of the UK you will no doubt wonder why not after your first visit - if you have been before then we feel sure you will enjoy your next visit even more! Why not add to your enjoyment by staying in one of our Coach House or comfortable B&B rooms?


Whitney-on-Wye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guideline number of dogs is 2 (based on size of property), but please ask if you have more. Pet cover charge of £10.00 is applied once only per stay.
  • Guests are respectfully asked not to allow dogs on human beds or furniture and not to leave dogs on their own for long periods.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • A shower chair can be provided on request (subject to availability) - please ask.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bed splits into 2 singles if required, please advise.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bed splits into 2 singles if required, please advise.
  • Both bedrooms have wardrobes, chest of drawers, chairs and bedside tables/lamps. Both also have flat screen TV/DVD players. Hairdryers and hot water bottles are provided for each room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Here we have the ideal set up of accommodation to suit everyone. Choose between one of our lovely self-contained, privately accessed, B&B rooms, perfect for that quiet two or three day getaway or, for the longer break, our very comfortable, fully equipped, self catering Coach House. In total we can sleep up to nine guests in our different rooms. If you are part of a larger group please ask for details and we maybe able to offer a tailored package to suit your needs. We are also happy to accept well behaved dogs for a small cover charge. All of our accommodation is equipped with free WI-FI. Outside: The Agent's House is fortunate to be surrounded by the lovely Herefordshire countryside. Each of our two B&B rooms has private, independent, access for guests to come and go as they please. The Agent's Office B&B room has plentiful parking immediately outside the front door on a quiet road, while Josie's Annexe has a private, gated driveway suitable for two cars. Josie's Annexe also has an oak stable door overlooking its own private deck area, perfect for breakfast al fresco on a summer morning, and a small fish pond. Montgomery's Coach House has a private gated driveway which can easily accommodate four cars, or more if required. It has its own secluded deck, which is a lovely place to catch the morning and afternoon sun!


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average rating of 4.9259257 based on 28 reviews

Alison and Steve had thought of everything. The perfect holiday cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The two of us arrived with 2 dogs in tow. The cottage more that lived up to our expectations. The website photos give a true picture of the accommodation, and the facilities even included equipment for dog washing and a small enclosed area for their personal use! If you're looking to get away from the rat race for a few days, look no further.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind Suzanne, we love to see the word perfect in the heading for a review! We would never claim such an accolade for ourselves but we do try to ensue our guests (two and for legged) want for nothing..... Getting away from the rat race is our speciality, while there is plenty to see and do in these parts sitting and taking it easy from time to time is also definitely worth doing! Kind regards.
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  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week at Montgomerys coach house in Whitney. Terrific secluded location but very handy for a nice pub. The house itself is a separate building to the agents house, a guest house run by Steve,the owner. The accommodation itself is beautiful inside and out. Furnished to a very high standard, it exceeded our expectations in every way. Well located for Hay & Brecon, can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to meet you both Bill (and your hairy friend of course!), and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Coach House. Very many thanks for leaving the place so nice and tidy on departure, we never expect our guests to do anything before they leave but it is always a pleasant surprise when they do! We hope the rest of your holiday went well and look forward to welcoming you back some day. Best wishes.
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Perfect in every way. Surpassed all our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is superb!! It met all our expectations and more besides. The conversion has been done both sympathetically and tastefully. There's a simplicity to the style of furnishing that's ideal if you're staying with children or dogs or indeed both. The kitchen is generously and thoughtfully equipped. The entertainment equipment (TV, DVD player) is comprehensive.

The location is fabulous. The hosts are welcoming and very helpful.

I would not hesitate to recommend this property and will definitely be considering another stay here in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Frances L for leaving us such a lovely review. We are delighted that you found the conversion, of what was a virtually derelict building, sympathetically and tastefully done - thats exactly what we were aiming at! We are really pleased the way it came out and couldn't be happier to give a new lease of life. That was kind of you to wholeheartedly recommend us, we are indeed very lucky to live among some really beautiful countryside with plenty to see and do throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you both again. Kind regards.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a brilliant place to stay. The owners have done a wonderful job in creating this lovely accommodation from an old farm building. It's beautifully furnished and so comfortable, with a wonderful shower, luxury towels and linen and huge beds. We had a really restful holiday. The provisions hamper was much appreciated.

It's a dog-friendly cottage but spotlessly clean and no doggy smell!

The location is quiet but there is loads to see and do, from the interesting history of Hereford to tiny country roads leading to quirky little churches and beautiful villages. Make sure you visit the pop-up Nepalese/Thai takeaway just down the road.

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How nice of you Louise to submit a review, and at such speed - you only left this morning! Obviously we are really pleased you enjoyed staying with us and thank you for taking the time to tell others about the bits you especially liked. We are glad you noticed that we make a concerted effort to ensure that as each new quest arrives that there is no 'evidence' of any previous guests - even if they had no dog with them! When we stay elsewhere we always want to feel we are among the first to visit and try really hard to give our guests the same experience. As you have discovered, there is plenty to see and do on our lovely part of the English/Welsh border, why not come back and see some more? Kind regards
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Excellent accommodation and very welcoming hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Very high standard accommodation. Nice touches like hamper of goodies on arrival.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you all enjoyed your stay with us, hopefully we will see you again before too long. Kind regards.
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Beautiful cottage lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Alison very helpful and friendly ,cottage was beautiful and had everything you need,thanks for the welcome pack really enjoyed our stay apart from the weather lol ,pub just a minutes walk away but others not far ,hay on Wye centre only 5 miles away and lovely ,shop at the garage is useful which is only round the corner and opposite is a mobile Nepalese and Thai takeaway van which is fantastic overall great place to stay can't recommend enough will be back definitely

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Adam for your review, it is much appreciated. Apart from the slightly iffy weather (which was a little disappointing as we had specifically ordered the sun for you!) we are of course delighted that you all enjoyed your short time with us and found things to your liking. Hay is a lovely place to wander around and we are spoilt, considering our rural location, with having great facilities on our doorstep and lots of things to do. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope you all come back sometime soon. Kind regards.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.21

Booking Notes:
All bookings can be made directly with us via phone or email.

For our B&B guests we can accept deposits of one night's stay by credit/debit card. We also accept cheques 10 days prior to arrival and full payment on departure.

For those staying in our Coach House payment can be made 10 days in advance by cheque.

We are happy to accept payments for either type of accommodation via bank transfer. (BACS). For further details please contact us directly via the enquires box or on 01497 831313.

Changeover Day:
We have no specific changeover day and are happy to accept bookings at any time. Check-in is normally between 4-6pm with check out at 10.30am (11.00am on Sundays). Earlier or later check in/out can sometimes be accommodated on request - please ask.

Notes on prices:
B&B prices £70-£95 a night for 2 guests sharing and includes fresh locally sourced breakfast ingredients of your choice, pre placed in the room for you to prepare at your convenience. Please get in touch for further details.
Our Coach House prices are dependent on length of stay and time of year. All costs quoted are a guide only. Generally speaking, the longer your holiday the more cost effective your stay. (Min 3 night stay.)
Prices during Hay Literary Festival on application.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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