2 (all year)
The Hophouse is a stylish holiday cottage in a quiet rural location in the Herefordshire village of Little Cowarne. Guests have direct access to beautiful walks through fields, meadows and woodland, and it's only a short stroll from the cottage to the welcoming Three Horseshoes pub. The holiday home is in a former oast house and features unique circular rooms and far-reaching views. It sleeps six people in three gorgeous ensuite bedrooms, with the option to book The Snug and The Loft, each sleeping two more people, to accommodate 10 people in five ensuite bedrooms. The layout is ideal for families, multi-generational and extended families, and groups of friends.
Little Cowarne is five miles from the market town of Bromyard. Guests are within a short drive of shops, cafes, restaurants and other amenities that include a weekly market every Thursday. Bromyard's history stretches back over a thousand years, and there is a self-guided walking tour around its lovely black and white buildings, the Norman church, the original toll house, and other buildings of note. Bromyard also has a specialist Sci-Fi museum and art galleries. If you need help or inspiration planning walks and other activities, stop by the Tourist Information Centre for maps and details of local events and activities.
In addition to walks through the Bromyard Downs and beside the River Frome, guests can spend happy days exploring Hereford and Ludlow, both of which have a fantastic choice of independent shops and restaurants. Hereford's cathedral is spectacular and houses the medieval Mappa Mundi. Ludlow is known as a food town and has beautiful Tudor timber buildings, a castle, and lovely riverside walks. Worcester and Gloucester are also within easy reach for a day of shopping and sightseeing. Golfing, fishing, cycling and horse riding are all readily accessible. Other local attractions include Clearwell Caves, the Chase Distillery, and Hampton Court Gardens.
The Wye Valley and Malvern Hills, both designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), are favourite spots for mountain biking. The Wye Valley is also ideal for climbing, fishing, and kayaking. There's plenty to do in every season, making The Hophouse perfect for a holiday at any time of the year.
Sarah Mulroy joined Independent Cottages in April 2009
The Hophouse is a former brick oast house renovated into a contemporary holiday home with accommodation over two levels. It features original beams throughout and underfloor heating on the ground floor.
Outside: The Hophouse has a private patio with outdoor furniture. There is parking out the front and wheelchair access to the rear.
Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. The owners can help to arrange hoists, oxygen and carers if required. Well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement and a small surcharge. Smoking is not permitted.
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Available this weekend for 6 or 8
Ring for details 07890921686