3 (all year)
Monnington House and Garden Cottage are outstanding 5-Star holiday homes for a multi-generational holiday with your extended family, celebrating your 50th birthday or another milestone event, or catching up with your oldest friends over a relaxing weekend in the countryside. The luxurious self-catering properties are located close to the Wye Valley with the house sleeping 12 people in six superbly-appointed bedrooms, five of which are ensuite and one with an adjacent bathroom; and the cottage sleeping six in three bedrooms (one on the ground floor) with three bathrooms. Spacious rooms and extensive gardens are ideal for socialising and allow guests to escape for some time on their own if they choose. The properties sit in the quiet hamlet of Monnington-on-Wye, with tranquil rural views and beautiful walks from the door (including to The Portway pub at the top of the lane.)
Monnington-on-Wye is beside the River Wye in Herefordshire. It is wonderfully peaceful yet far from remote, thanks to its proximity to the M5 and the M50. The house and cottage are at the end of a lane with no passing traffic, just views of cider apple orchards, green fields and sheep. There is a wealth of activities easily accessible, including walking, cycling and mountain biking, golfing, horse riding, fishing, canoeing, quad biking, clay pidgeon shooting etc. Even if you're not one for wellies and mud, you'll still find lots of ways to keep yourself happily occupied. Hereford is only eight miles from Monnington House. Most supermarkets deliver to the house but, if you'd rather grocery shop in person, you'll find a large Waitrose behind the restaurant and cinema complex. Hereford's beautiful cathedral is a trove of medieval treasure, housing the Mappa Mundi and the world's largest surviving chained library. The city is a vibrant blend of old and new, with traditional shops and markets next to a newer cinema and restaurant complex.
Day trips should certainly include a visit to Hay-on-Wye, where there are specialist bookshops, a ruined castle, lots of cafes, and a world-famous literary festival held every May. Ludlow is fantastic for food-lovers and boasts an impressive amount of black-and-white timber buildings. Leominster's antique shops will have you browsing happily for hours, as will the independently owned shops and boutiques of Leominster. Ross-on-Wye is also an excellent choice for foodies, especially at the Thursday morning market.
Monnington House and Garden Cottage are available for bookings all year round. Depending on availability, it may be possible to book them separately or alongside The Cider Mill (sleeping six) for larger groups of up to 24 guests. Please see the owner's website for details.
Monnington House is a delightful period property with accommodation over three levels. Its high standard of fixtures and furnishings means that it truly deserves its coveted 5-Star rating from Visit England.
There are two outbuildings used for games rooms. One has table-tennis, and the other has a pool table and table football.
Outside: Monnington House sits in almost two acres of carefully maintained gardens with level lawned areas for playing games, and bushes and mature trees for making dens and imaginative play. Guests also have the shared use of a separate field with football nets where children can play and the shared use of a games room with pool table and table football, and a rustic table tennis room. There are two terraces - one south-facing with a barbecue and seating for up to 20 people, and the other more sheltered with views of the orchard and playing field. The house has parking for 10 cars.
Garden Cottage is a charming holiday home with accommodation over two levels. The cottage is furnished to a high standard, earning it a 5-Start rating from Visit England.
Outside: Garden Cottage is completely self-contained and private with its own garden including outside furniture for relaxing and has the shared use of the playing field with two football goals, games room with pool table and table football rustic table tennis room. There is access to a stable where you can store bikes and private parking.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. By prior arrangement bed configurations can be altered (charges apply). Well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement (additional charges apply), and dog-friendly facilities include dog crates, food and water bowls, and maps of suitable walks. Smoking indoors is not permitted.
Star Rating: 5 Star
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