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Hill Farm Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Abbey Dore, Herefordshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Hill Farm Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Hill Farm Cottage is a detached single storey cottage on the owner's 80 acre sheep farm near to the village of Abbey Dore in Herefordshire. This timber clad cottage has two bedrooms, one double and one twin. The cottage also has a family bathroom, a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburning stove and doors which lead to the garden. Outside the cottage is off road parking for three cars as well as the garden which has outdoor furniture, a barbecue and a bike store. Being just a couple of miles from all modern conveniences and with stunning views, Hill Farm Cottage is in a perfect location for a rural retreat.

The village of Abbey Dore is situated on the River Dore, at the southern end of the beautiful Golden Valley, close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. The village is home to the Abbey Dore Court Gardens, open to the public between April and September, Dore Abbey, founded in 1147 by Cistercian monks and restored to its present form in the 18th and 19th Century, and the Neville Arms, a pub serving local ales and ciders. Surrounded by pleasant orchards and cornfields, the village is also close to the Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley walks - a wonderful all year round location with plenty to see and do for all the family.

Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye.

Oil central heating with wood burning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player. Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Garden with furniture and BBQ. Shed for bike storage. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, 2 x pubs serving food, fish & chip shop, butchers, post office and ATM all 10 mins drive.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a farm

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Mr Foulds
January 2016
The cottage was a great find and we had a lovely time. It was lovely and quiet which was just what we needed after wedding planning! This was a great place for our honeymoon, and our four-month-old baby's first holiday. We will be booking to go back again in the future. The owners were lovely.
Mr Paton
March 2015
In an ideal location for exploring Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. The property has great facilities and we were able to relax in the quiet surroundings.
Mrs Sochovsky
February 2015
It is a beautiful cottage, located near the main farm building, but far enough away to be private. It is so peaceful with the most beautiful views. The owner is very friendly and really nice. It is also a lovely area located witching driving distance to Hereford and Abergavenny.
Miss Lawrence
September 2015
The Cottage was so comfortable and felt like home very quickly. The views were absolutely amazing, and it was a great central location from which to visit many places.
Mrs Emery
May 2015
This must be our 4th or 5th holiday at Hill Farm Cottage. It is such a lovely area, whether you just want to relax looking over the fields watching the lambs playing and the 3 chickens wondering by the window. Every time, we find somewhere different to go and explore. The owner is always on hand and just such a lovely person to chat with when she has time. We are back again in September, cant wait!
Mr Bradley
May 2015
The location was fab and the cottage was excellent, but best of all was the lovely warm welcome we received on arriving, all the help with jack our dog when he fell ill and lots of information about places to go and see. Just a wonderful time made better by the owners.
Mrs Smart
April 2014
Lovely cottage in great position on farm with beautiful views.
Mrs Emery
October 2014
My husband I always know that Hill Farm Cottage will give us a restful and relaxing week, our dog Dando likes his runs around the fields, and comes back to watch the 3 chickens wander past the window! The owner is so welcoming and friendly every time we visit. What more can we say except looking forward to the next time! Thank you for the welcome pack and Dandos treats!
Miss Akers
May 2014
An excellent property in a very peaceful location. Beautiful views, was nice to sit and watch the animals. Owners were helpful and unobtrusive. Property was well equipped and very spacious, highly recommended.
Miss Edwards
April 2014
We liked the location and the general peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside. The owners were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Overall a lovely holiday. Will be thinking of returning in the future.
Mrs Forshaw
April 2014
A beautiful well equipped cottage in beautiful settings, the owner was lovely and just left you to it. The farm animals were a delight to watch. Ten minutes drive to quaint village Ewyas Harold, with a well stocked shop, post office and 2 pubs with the friendliest of folk. We had a meal in The Temple Bar Inn - delicious! Would definitely recommend. We certainly will be returning.
Mrs Calvert
August 2014
Sat Nav brought us straight to the door. The owner was extremely helpful, but unobtrusive - loved the fresh eggs! We mentioned mountain biking and the next day we were given the details of a brilliant provider. We loved the absolute peace and quiet and the Cottage had everything we needed.
Mrs Robinson
May 2013
Herefordshire is a lovely part of the country. Had a very relaxing holiday. Adored the lambs on the farm, especially the Hereford Ryelands. The owner made us very welcome.
August 2013
A very large cottage in a stunning location. Great room sizes and everything was there you could ever need. Very pleased with this cottage and will be revisiting again.
Mrs Grochowska
March 2013
Despite snow and icy conditions, the cottage was warm and welcoming. The location was perfect and had lovely open views.
Mrs McLernon
July 2013
We had a wonderful peaceful holiday. Friendy owners of the farm and the animals made it a delight. Would recommend to anyone who likes walking, lovely scenery or just a restful time.
Mr Paton
October 2013
The accommodation was ideal for a relaxing peaceful holiday, and central for exploring local amenities either side of the English/Welsh border. I have already highly recommended the property to family and friends, and intend to return in the near future.
Mrs Emery
May 2014
This holiday is our third, the property Hill Farm Cottage is fantastic; very relaxing, lots to see and visit in the area. My husband and I like to unwind at this cottage with our dog, so much so that we will return in September, can't wait!
Mrs Emery
October 2013
Both my husband and I thought Hill Farm Cottage was so relaxing, it was so lovely to sit out the back overlooking the fields, and watching all the birds. The owner of the property was so friendly, and it was a pleasure to stay there. We have already decided to go back next year!
Mrs Caporn
April 2013
Peace and quiet in the middle of nowhere! Beautiful scenery.
Mr Perkins
March 2013
This is a truly lovely place to stay - stunning views, blissful peace and quiet, a comfortable cottage and a very genuine and warm welcome from the cottage's kind and thoughtful owners. The cottage faces across the fields and it's fun to watch the antics of the goats and the coming and goings of the sheep right outside the windows. The owners are happy for guests to wander around the farm at will. Lambing time would be a fascinating time to visit I think. Very easy to get to Hereford. Lovely cathedral and a nice farmers market on a Saturday. Equally easy to get the Black Mountains. Don't hesitate to stay here during the winter time. We stayed during the snow in January and were beautifully warm and cosy. This is a very restful place with a really nice vibe about it. We have stayed in self-catering cottages for many, many years, there's not many we've been tempted to return to but this would be one of them!
Mrs Wells
August 2013
A very comfortable and well-equipped holiday cottage, with an unusually spacious sitting room. The surrounding area is very pretty, and there are plenty of castles and other attractions within an hour's drive.
Mrs Williams
November 2012
The cottage was very comfortable with stunning views across open fields. An ideal place to relax and unwind in front of the wood burning stove with a glass of local cider!
Mr Williams
February 2013
Friendly greeting on arrival. Perfectly peaceful location and a very nice spacious and spotlessly clean cottage. The views were absolutely awe inspiring, to be surrounded by sheep, goats and chickens made it so relaxing but also close by were so many places to explore and eat at. The owner also left a greeting pack of essentials to start our holiday, I don't think anyone could ask for more.
Mrs Chase
November 2012
We had a wonderful holiday at Hill Farm! The accommodation was excellent and we were made to feel really welcome. The panoramic views were spectacular. This is a holiday cottage not to be missed- we will be recommending it to our friends.
Mrs Howcroft
September 2012
The peaceful location and in a good area within easy reach of walking areas and shopping. Very enjoyable and of course the weather was superb.
October 2011
Fantastic location with great views - quiet and peaceful. Friendly hosts and a lovely farm. Great for the kids and perfect for walking cycling.
Mr Tunstall
March 2012
It was a wonderful cottage with very good facilities, very light and peaceful.
Mrs De Longa
September 2012
Peace and tranquillity. Enjoyed being close to farm animals and watching sheep dog training. Well situated for visiting many places.
Mr Tourot
December 2011
I absolutely loved the peace and quiet of the area surrounding the cottage, I had never experienced that before. Also, the walks I took were amazing, such a beautiful area.
Mrs Nelsen
May 2011
I had a lovely relaxing holiday in the bungalow. Everything was just right. Being on a working sheep farm added to the ambiance of the country side.
Mr Mcneil
October 2011
A warm welcome and very spacious accommodation. Good location and very peaceful countryside made it easy to relax. We will almost certainly be re-booking for next year.
Mr Cowell
November 2011
Beautiful countryside and friendly hosts. Our dogs were allowed to run free in the fields where there were no sheep. The cottage is very spacious and well furnished. Great shower. Wood-burning stove very good too. First class accommodation.
Mrs Llace
July 2011
Total peace and quiet. In a very secluded area overlooking fields and with lots of nice walks. Owners very nice, leaving a lovely welcome tray for our arrival. Cottage had lovely big hall way (tiled floor)- a good area for wet dogs/boots etc. Lovely views from most windows. Big rooms, ideal for wheelchairs if necessary.
Mr Francis
October 2011
Great views from several windows.
Ms Wildy
July 2011
Hill Farm Cottage was immaculately presented and perfectly situated for our holiday. I truly struggle to see how it could possibly be improved upon actually. The only thing I can think of is that it would benefit from a clock and a full-length mirror, but really these are trifles as the cottage had everything we needed, and more besides, to make our stay truely lovely. The owner was really nice and was helpful and approachable at all times, and added to the wonderful atmosphere of the property. It was so nice that she put some locally-produced treats, as well as essentials such as milk, tea and bread in the kitchen for us ready for our arrival. Such lovely thoughtfulness really makes the experience of staying at Hill Farm Cottage stand out!
Mrs Slater
March 2011
Friendly welcome, great house, the garden and the field were ideal for the dog. The evenings spent on the sofa in front of a log fire were fabulous. I came home the most relaxed ever from any holiday.
Mrs Johnston
September 2010
We had a fantastic weekend! Great location for visiting Ross, Hereford, Welsh Borders. Great place, fantastic views and lovely helpful owner, who directed us to fantastic butcher for great family and friends bbq! Thanks. Kids and dog walked for miles around the field. Will return!
Mrs Kraft
October 2010
Amazing location with incredible views. Excellent owner, helpful and considerate. Overall just a superb experience.
Mr Smith
May 2011
The owners were very friendly and the property couldn't have been nicer. The surrounding countryside was spectacular and there were lots of interesting places to visit. We arrived just after lambing had finished and were entertained many evenings by the lambs antics. The fields were also dog friendly. We enjoyed the patio as it was a private sun-trap.
May 2013
The owners were very friendly and welcoming, in spite of being very busy with lambing which was fascinating to observe. The cottage was very warm and comfortable and in a glorious spot. Abbey Dore is very interesting and the cottage is very well placed between Hereford and abergavenny. There was nothing to fault with the cottage and the mixed weather meant that we really appreciated the cosy but spacious cottage.
Mr Charles
September 2010
Property was very nice and particularly suitable for young children as there are no stairs and it is situated down a drive so there is no traffic.
December 2012
Stayed here at the end of November 2012, with my wife and our spaniel, we had a wonderful time and I would certainly recommend it - in fact we plan to return in the Spring. The property is very spacious, with a very large hallway that is all tiled - this proved very useful as we were here when all the news was of flooding across the country - and everywhere was incredibly muddy and wet. So we had plenty of space to dry our gear, and it was easy to sweep up any mud that found its way indoors. (certainly cannot blame the weather on the venue). The property is nice and warm, the only slight downside was that the property smelt a bit of oil, the owner said this was due to a recent service of the boiler - so hopefully that situation will be resolved when we return. The bathroom is good - with an excellent power shower which was great for when we returned from walks feeling a bit wet and miserable. The lounge is really great - with excellent views and as said by other reviewers - I don't think the pictures do the property justice. The sofas are little bit tired and could probably benefit from some refurbishment - or at least some throws. The wood burner is a nice feature - but will only work if the wind is in the prevailing direction - be careful if it shifts - as happened one day to us - when the burner does not draw properly and the whole cottage flooded with smoke (with the alarm going off etc... bit of a nightmare). In fact if you open up the door and hold your hand up to the flue you can feel the draft of cold air coming down the flue - no way in a million years will it draw properly in that situation. However this only happened on one of the days we were there - and the rest of the time it was fantastic to chill out in the lounge with the burner blazing away. The countryside around and about is fantastic and on the couple of nice days we had - we were really able to enjoy some fabulous walks - the rest of the time it was a bit grim in terms of the weather for us, but we saw enough to make us want to come back and see the area in more favorable circumstances. There are some great pubs around and about, but you will need a car as even the nearest is a bit of a trek. All in all it is a great place, well situated at the top of the hill - with great views. The owners are nice and friendly and helpful. Enjoy!
March 2013
Hill Farm Cottage gave us: a genuinely warm welcome from kind and thoughtful owners; a lovely farm to wander around at will (walk behind the barns to see the stunning view down into the Dore Valley); the antics of pigmy goats, chickens and sheep to giggle over and blissful peace and quite. The cottage is very comfortable and bigger than it looks on the photographs. We have family in Hereford and the owners kindly allowed us to invite them to the cottage for the day. 11 of us (from 6 weeks old to 91 years old) spent a lovely Sunday with plenty of room to sit, eat and gossip. Always a bit concerned booking cottages in the winter in case they're cold and draughty but absolutely no need to have worried. We were at Hill Farm Cottage during the heavy snow fall in January and we couldn't have been warmer or more comfortable. There's a really nice "vibe" to this cottage and the farm and one of the few cottages we've stayed in that we would be more than happy to return to.
May 2011
The cottage was excellent, very clean and in a beautiful location. The owners were really friendly, my wife enjoyed visiting the lambs as they born, and our dog Rosie loved running in all the fields. We had a great holiday and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet holiday. The surrounding countryside in the Wye valley was excellant and great dog walking country
Arthur Tourot
January 2012
I stayed there for two weeks at the beginning of November, 2011 and it was such a peaceful and relaxing place to be! Oh, I miss it so much. The long walks along the country lanes, sitting on the back patio and writing...and being introduced to Welsh cakes by the nice woman who owns the place! When I first got there I noticed right away that the pictures on the Sykes Cottages website don't do the place justice. Also, when she was showing me around inside I was struck at how big it is! Very nicely decorated inside and my god how do I describe the view from the living room glass doors? Amazing!!
May 2011
The bungalow was everything it said. The location was wonderful,so relaxing and quiet. The bungalow was furnished to a very high standard, everything needed was there. The host was most helpful. The evenings spent in front of the log burner were fabulous. The garden and the field were greatly appreciated by us both and the dog!
Whitchurch, Hants
March 2011
We had a really great New Year in Hill Farm Cottage. The location is idyllic (for those who like peace and quiet). The property was incredibly spacious and the owners couldn't have been more welcoming whilst giving us all the space we needed! What more could you ask for - we will definitely be back!
November 2010
fantastic accomodation and excellent location for easy access to the wye valley, Hereford, and the welsh borders we crammed so much into the weekend and it was great to be able to take the dog too we walked for miles! We were visiting family and friends who all came to us for a bbq as we had everything we needed. It was great being away from the telly lots of great board games provided.We have recommended to family and friends and will return
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