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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

The Forge is one of six fantastic holiday homes situated in the historic village of Lyonshall in Herefordshire. Located in a peaceful position on a seven hundred acre family owned estate, the cottage oozes character and charm whilst being furnished to a high standard. Sleeping up to three guests in one bedroom (plus a separate futon bed) The Forge is perfect for couples, small families or friends wanting to relax and enjoy a slice of country living.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with the number of activities on offer nearby. Keen walkers can tackle a section of the 177 mile long Offa’s Dyke footpath or head over the Welsh border to explore the Brecon Beacons. Other activities include mountain biking, horse riding and golf. True adventure seekers will love a day out at Oaker Wood Leisure where you can try your hand at a variety of activities including quad biking, high ropes, rafting and clay pigeon shooting. If you are looking for a slower pace of life browse the antique shops in Ludlow, Kington and Leominster or enjoy a leisurely day in the literary town of Hay-on-Wye or the cathedral city of Hereford.

Whilst the cottage is well equipped for self-catering if you fancy a night off cooking there are plenty of places to choose from just a few miles away including the Michelin Star pub, The Stagg Inn, in Titley. Whether you choose to spend lazy days within the Whittern Estate, or you want to explore further afield, you are guaranteed to return home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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
  • 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: 22nd May 2024

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