Yewtree Cottage is a welcoming, stylish stone dwelling, formally part of the Victorian Manor House next door. It offers high quality accommodation for up to four guests. This delightful cottage opens out onto a private terrace for alfesco dining and sits within the beautiful grounds of Docklow Manor. Guests are welcome to explore the extensive grounds and children may use the tree house, trampoline and table tennis available in the Manor House and grounds. The views west towards the Black Mountains are breath-taking and there are strategically placed benches for enjoying the sunset with a glass of your favourite wine.
Situated in the small hamlet of Docklow in rural North Herefordshire, consisting of scattered dwellings and a pretty church. There are a number of charming, traditional inns, just a short drive away. Footpaths are marked to enjoy the lovely surrounding countryside. This is a truly unspoilt part of rural England, an England of hop fields and apple orchards, of rolling hills, ancient timbered villages and centuries-old churches. Docklow Manor is in the heart of wonderful walking, fishing, horse-riding, cycling and bird-watching country, yet is just five miles from the attractive market town of Leominster. The historic cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester are 20 and 25 miles away respectively.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps four guests.
Double bedroom, twin bedroom and one bathroom.
Wood burning stove.
Stunning views towards the Black Mountains.
Children and infants welcome.
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge per dog).
Parking for up to two vehicles.
Minimum of a two night stay.
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer.
Television with Freeview TV.
DVD player and digital radio.
Cot and highchair available on request.
Use of table tennis by arrangement with owners.
Children are invited to make use of the tree house, football nets and trampoline within the grounds of the Manor House (see Layout).
Attractions and nearby amenities
Leominster is celebrated for its many fine antique shops. A little further away are the delightful towns of Ludlow (famous for its Shakespeare festival and Michelin-starred restaurants), Malvern and Ledbury, as well as the bookshop mecca of Hay-on-Wye with its annual literary Hay Festival.
There are weekly markets in Ludlow, Leominster, Bromyard and Ledbury, and numerous small shops selling superb local produce.
The marvellous castles of the Welsh border towns are within easy reach, as are some of England's finest National Trust houses and formal gardens. Selected highlights include Hampton Court Castle, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Ralph Court Gardens.
The owners of Docklow Manor can arrange excellent fishing for you at the nearby Docklow Pools, as well as horse-riding and cycling.
There is a golf driving-range five miles away, and Kington Golf Club, England's highest golf course, is a 35 minute drive. It is a terrific course, well worth the trip.
For those who enjoy walking and bird-watching, Docklow Manor could hardly be better located. There are several working farms nearby where children are permitted to milk the cows and feed the lambs.
Some of the country's most scenic racecourses are in easy reach. Ludlow Racecourse and Hereford Racecourse are 25 minute drives, Worcester Racecourse is half an hour away, and Cheltenham Racecourse about an hour.
Travelling time from London is approximately 3 hours.