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Gardener's Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £515  to  £824

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    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

  • Swimming Pool

About Gardener's Cottage

Gardener’s Cottage is situated on a large family owned estate in the village of Lyonshall in Herefordshire. Originally build around 1850, and once home to the Head Gardener of the Whitten Estate, the cottage perfectly blends character and charm with modern day comforts such as a log burner fire, unlimited WiFi and access to a swimming pool. Both child and dog friendly, the cottage sleeps six guests making it perfect for families and friends. It is one of six beautiful holiday homes on the Whittern Estate making it possible to also accommodate larger groups.

If you can tear yourself away from the peaceful setting of the estate you will be spoilt for choice with the number of things to see and do. Go canoeing in the Wye Valley, play golf at Kington Golf Club or go rock climbing at Symonds Yat. With clay shooting, gorge scrambling, mountain biking and high ropes courses also available nearby there is plenty to keep adventurous souls entertained. You can even take a flying lesson at Shobdon air field, just five miles away. For those who prefer slightly more sedate activities, bring your walking boots and enjoy miles and miles of stunning footpaths. The Offa’s Dyke footpath is nearby and the Brecon Beacons are just over the border in Wales.

The nearby towns of Ludlow, Hereford, Hay-on-Wye and Leominster are all perfect for lazy afternoons browsing antique shops and local art galleries as well as sampling the local cuisine. Other activities include taking a tour of the local black and white timbered villages, visiting local castles and National Trust properties or enjoying a day out at Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jo Hilditch joined Independent Cottages in October 2006

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity

Location (Herefordshire)

Gardeners Cottage dates back to 1850 and was formerly the Head Gardeners Cottage for the estate. A well-proportioned attractive property, it sits in its own large open garden and affords an isolated location in the very heart of the estate, next to the original walled kitchen garden.

Located just five metres to The Forge, both cottages can be rented together for larger parties of up to eleven guests within dining facilities for up to ten guests in each property.

Oriental in design, Gardeners Cottage is beautifully presented with accommodation that comprises:

Ground floor

  • Courtyard which leads into...
  • Well equipped kitchen with utility area off this room and ground floor shower room with WC.
  • Dining room opposite the kitchen with large table which can seat up to ten guests.
  • Sitting room with comfy seating, television, DVD player and wood burning stove - the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.
  • Entrance porch to the front of the property.


  • King-size bedroom with a vanity unit.
  • Double bedroom with sink.
  • Twin bedroom which is a small room but every bit as much comfy!
  • Family bathroom with big bath, WC and wash basin.

Special Features: Guests have access to the outdoor swimming pool for limited time periods; Access over rolling farmland for walks from the estate; Cordon-bleu cookery can be arranged and delivered; Basic groceries can also be delivered; Full central heating throughout; Garden furniture and BBQ provided; Linen included and a basic groceries welcome pack; Short breaks from £120 per night (three night minimum).

Star Rating: 4 Star

Gardener's Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £515
To £824
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Gardener's Cottage sleeps 6 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 11 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 10.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1544 340241 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Jo Hilditch
Member Since October 2006

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Gardener's Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th June 2024

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