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Dee's Cottage at Brinsop

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Characterful lakeside cottage in a stunning location

The White House at Brinsop is a grade II listed farmhouse dating from 15th century that retains many of its original features. The attached stone and timber framed former cider house has been sensitively converted into two charming self catering holiday cottages that combine traditional architecture with modern, comfortable accommodation. The properties are available individually or can be let together (see separate listing for The Cider Press).

This cottage is named after Eric Dee, who was born at the White House in 1923. He has numerous tales of life here from the early part of the twentieth century right up until the mid 1960s including detail about the horse driven apple crusher that was located in the main living area of the cottage and the shire horse that powered it.

Accessed directly from the front garden, this bright and inviting ground floor stone cottage is conveniently arranged on one level, in an open-plan format to provide an inclusive feel. This quaint property is well equipped with flat screen TV/DVD player, games, books, and a wide selection of maps and DVDs if desired. It benefits from central heating, a compact handmade kitchen and a spacious modern shower room with provided toiletries. Fluffy towels and Egyptian cotton bedding are provided as standard. There are charming views of the Iron Age hill fort and pond to the rear, whilst beyond the lawn to the front, the distant Welsh hills provide the perfect setting for the evening sun. The welcome pack will include milk, fruit juice, home made bread and cake, tea, coffee, sugar, eggs, butter and cheese. NB This property has low ceilings and is ideally suited to persons 6ft 2ins (1.88 metres) or under. Dee's Cottage has ground floor wheelchair access.

Immediately outside the property there is an enclosed, lawned garden facing west, and then just behind the property is a patio and BBQ area that leads to the ancient fish pool. There is a separate outbuilding that is locked each night and walking or cycling equipment may be stored here. It also contains additional fridge and freezer space should you need it, washing machines for small amounts of laundry generated during your stay and a tumble dryer.

Situated along a quite lane in the beautiful Brinsop valley, the property overlooks the Iron Age hill fort of Credenhill to the east, and the Black Mountains to the west - yet is an easy two minute walk from the hourly bus service from mid Wales into Hereford. White House is surrounded by large and accessible grounds that incorporate lawned areas, a pony paddock and a medieval fishpond that extends to nearly an acre. Seats and benches are carefully placed around to take advantage of the views and they make the perfect place to appreciate and enjoy, water, wildlife and the odd glass of wine!

The lanes and footpaths around are great for walking and cycling and Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains, Leominster, the Black and White villages trail and Ludlow are all within easy reach.

We endeavour to make the stay of all our guests special, appreciating the fact that you have chosen to stay with us, and pride ourselves on the bespoke service we are able to offer as resident hosts. Find us at White House Brinsop on the internet and on our Facebook page. If you prefer book direct for the best price.

Please contact Tim for further information

More Details

Owner
Tim Stiles
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely location, a very old piece of England but with all modern conveniences. Friendly owners help to raise this accommodation way above the average/typical. The open gardens are ideal for relaxing or exploring, with very good walks locally for the more energetic.
Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bell Inn at Tillington
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Hereford Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Hereford
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Bell Inn at Tillington

Amenities

Hereford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
NB This property has low ceilings and is ideally suited to persons 6ft 2ins (1.88 metres) or under.

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hard to imagine a nicer stay

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I stayed in Dee's Cottage at Brinsop for a week in March. Everything was perfect, from the warm fresh bread and lemon sponge cake and homemade granola left for me in the window sill; to the charming, exposed-beam-&-brick but expertly updated lodging itself; to the beyond-hospitable welcome I received from Tim and Abby (and friendly labs Walter & Bernie). The White House and grounds (fish pond! amazing country views in all directions) are, bar none, the nicest place I have ever stayed in my twenty years of visiting England on research trips and vacation. I can't wait to bring my wife and daughters back to show them.

My trip was meant as a writing retreat, combined with with local rambling in the area around. The grocery and takeaways (asian, fish & chips) at Credenhill, 1 mile away, plus the Bell Inn Pub at Tillington, were sufficient for most of my needs; though on a few days I made the easy 5 mile trip into Hereford City Centre (for Cathedral Close visits, excellent Thai, medieval site-visits, and real ale at Lichfield Vaults). Afternoons were spent walking around Brinsop and nearby Credenhill and Breinton--all exceptionally beautiful and restorative to wander through. Parish churches at each place were a real highlight (I'm a medievalist, so the local history is compelling--and Tim is a bona fide source, especially on the architectural renovation side). If I hadn't been fighting a sinus/chest infection I brought with me, I'd have gone running in what were perfect surroundings. At dusk I'd sit at different spots in the meadow by the pond with a local cider to consider.

The property itself was exceptionally well-kept, with all amenities in perfect order. I'd have happily cooked more if my spouse were along (fridge had milk, juice, butter, and cheese waiting for me; and the kitchen set-up overall was excellent: stove & oven & microwave/toaster/cutlery/dishes etc). When (not if) I come back, I'd stay again in Dee's Cottage if it were just the spouse and me, but go upstairs to the other unit (same excellent layout, but one more bedroom--I got a tour) if the kids come too.

All in all, then: a really REALLY wonderful, restorative, beautiful and well-laid out lodging and thus visit. Tim and Abby have got a GREAT thing going here, which I can't recommend enough (or stop writing about, apparently!).

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dees cottage offers delightful cottage accommodation for couples. Situated in the beautiful Brinsop valley close to Hereford this property is ideal for romantic getaways as well as being a good base to explore Herefordshire and the Welsh Marches.

NB This property has low ceilings and is ideally suited to persons 6ft 2 ins (1.87 metres) or under.

Please contact us direct for more information and best prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund