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7 Nights  

  • £515  to  £824

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    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

  • Swimming Pool

About The Forge

Nestling on a family owned seven hundred acre estate in Herefordshire, White Heron Properties offer a choice of six holiday homes (Four and Five Star rated), each with its own unique character and a high degree of comfort and style. Providing self-catering accommodation for parties of two to fifty guests, Whittern Estate is an ideal choice whether you're looking for a romantic break, a corporate venue or want to celebrate a special occasion with friends or family. All of the properties are furnished to a high standard, beautifully decorated and afford lots of original character and features.

Set in a tranquil position amongst rolling Herefordshire farmland, the surrounding area offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including golf, mountain biking, horse riding, cycling country lanes, kayaking, shooting go-karting and superb walking with the Offa's Dyke path nearby and the stunning Welsh Hills. Antique hunters will not be disappointed with great opportunities at Ludlow, Kington and Leominster and there is a Michelin Star pub which was the first of its kind, just two miles away in Titley (The Stagg Inn). For those who want to simply relax and enjoy a taste of country living, this is the perfect place to unwind so that you can end your stay inspired and rejuvenated.

For those who can tear themselves away from the beautiful setting of Whittern Estate, there are plenty of places to visit for great days out. The literary town of Hay-on-Wye, Ludlow (a 'foodie heaven') and the cathedral city of Hereford with its historic charm are all within easy driving distance, as are the Brecon Beacons, Malvern Hills, Shropshire Hills and Wenlock Edge.

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Owner details:

Jo Hilditch joined Independent Cottages in October 2006

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Amenities / Facilities

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

Location (Herefordshire)

The Forge is an ideal retreat for couples but is also popular with families who have an older child due to the accommodation layout. Formerly the blacksmiths workshop, The Forge has been cleverly and beautifully designed and can accommodate two guests in the main bedroom plus an additional single on the balcony and two in the mezzanine gallery. Larger parties can also be accommodated in the other nearby cottages on the estate.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Spacious light and stylish living area with vaulted ceiling and log burning stove as a focal point, creating a welcoming environment at any time of the year. With a fantastic relaxed atmosphere, large glass doors letting the outside in, comfy seating and a dining area (which can seat 22!), this is an ideal place to relax and socialise. A mezzanine above looks down on this area and provides additional sleeping with a king-size bed (a spiral staircase accesses this area).
  • Adjacent to the dining area is the beautifully presented kitchen made of oak and topped with black slate.
  • Wet room with WC and wash basin underneath the mezzanine.
  • Master bedroom with super-king size bed which adds to the charm of this room which has a roll top bath, separate WC and wash area with 'his and hers' sinks. An additional spiral staircase leads up to a mezzanine where you will find a single futon (ideal for a child or additional guest).

Outside: French doors provide access to the terrace with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining.

Special Features: Oak floors throughout. 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 £175 per night (£90 weekdays only).

Star Rating: 4 Star Gold

The Forge Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+3 in 1 bedroom (Double + seperate futon bed)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
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
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.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Jo Hilditch
Member Since October 2006

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The Forge 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 2nd July 2022

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