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The Hophouse

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7 Nights  

  • £1080  to  £1500

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Short Breaks From

  • £345 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £600 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About The Hophouse

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.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Sarah Mulroy joined Independent Cottages in April 2009

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Herefordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

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.


  • Entrance hall leading into a spacious, open-plan living area, dining room and kitchen. Tiled floors and modern furnishings appeal to 21st Century living.
  • Living space with two big sofas near the TV, and a separate area to settle down with a book or to play board games.
  • Fully equipped kitchen fitted with high-quality appliances and stocked with plates, glasses, pots, pans and other cooking equipment necessary for self-catering. It's a relaxed, welcoming space where you'll happily linger over meals with your family and friends.
  • Bedroom with zip link beds that can be set up as either a kingsize bed or two single beds. The room is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Accessible wet room with a rainfall shower, WC and a handbasin. It's a big, circular room based in one of the barn's towers.


  • Both bedrooms upstairs also have zip-link beds and can be set up as a kingsize bed or two single beds. Please let the owner know your required layout when booking. Each room has its own stylish ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin. All beds have quality bedding and bed linen and are made up for the arrival of guests.

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.

The Hophouse Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (3 Twins/Doubles with zip and link beds)
3 or more dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1080
To £1500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - The Hophouse sleeps 6 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 8 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 8 (guests can be seated together for meals).
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
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)1885 400221 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Sarah Mulroy
Member Since April 2009

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The Hophouse Noticeboard

Available this weekend for 6 or 8
Ring for details 07890921686

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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The Hophouse 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024

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