4 (all year)
Haywood Cabin sleeps two guests and sits in Hergest Croft Gardens, on the outskirts of Kington, a pretty border town in Herefordshire within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye. An idyllic countryside setting, the cabin offers a welcoming retreat for those seeking total peace and quiet.
Nestling amongst superb walking country, Haywood Cabin is just a five minute walk from Offa’s Dyke Path where you can walk to the top of Hergest Ridge to marvel at the wonderful far reaching views.
Guests staying at Haywood Cabin receive free admission into Hergest Croft Gardens and have the added bonus of being able to visit them after public opening hours when they are their most peaceful. Take a leisurely stroll through the azalea garden when ablaze with colour in the spring, see what's growing in the 'kitchen garden', admire the blooms in the borders during the warmer months and wander through the orchard, slate garden and Park Wood where rhododendron, bluebells, camellias and magnolias grow. Afterwards, enjoy a refreshing cup of tea in Hergest Croft's old dining room.
Haywood Cabin has been beautifully converted to provide cosy welcoming studio style accommodation which is spacious and ideal for couples. The cabin is accessed via a steep track and sits next to an old farmyard where some chickens and horses are now kept. What was once a piggery, has now been transformed into a patio garden with south facing aspect where guests can enjoy superb views over the Black Mountains - a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine during the warmer months at the end of the day.
Activities: Walking; Cycling; Golf (golf course two miles away); Canoeing (twelve miles); Horse-riding; Bird-watching; Garden-visiting; National Trust houses; Cloud Nine Spa in Kington; The Stagg Inn, Michelin-starred pub in Titley (four miles); Kington Museum; World renowned centre for books and bookshops at Hay-on –Wye (twelve miles).
Melanie Lloyd joined Independent Cottages in April 2012
Outside: A sunny, south-facing patio garden, sheltered to the east by spruce and fir trees, offers views across Haywood Common to the Black Mountains. A chiminea enables you to stay warm when sitting outside even on a chilly evening.
Additional information: One small dog by arrangement. Central heating throughout. Short breaks (three night minimum stay) available. Towels and bed linen provided.
The Hergest Croft Gardens Spring Fair Monday 3 May 2021 and Plant Fair Sunday 10 October 2021