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Whitegate Pet-Friendly Cottage in Fownhope, Herefordshire

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sleeps 11
6 rooms
2 bathrooms

Whitegate Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Whitegate is a detached cottage set one mile from the village of Fownhope, and seven miles from Hereford. This cottage sleeps eleven people in six bedrooms, consisting offour king-size doubles, two of which are zip/link, a twin and a single, as well as two bathrooms and a ground floor basin and WC. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area, a dining room with woodburning stove, a sitting room with open fire and a games room with table tennis table. Outside there is off road parking for five cars and an enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Whitegate is a superb holiday home for friends and families, set in an area that has something for everyone.

The village of Fownhope is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, seven miles from Hereford. Nestled on the banks of the River Wye, this village boasts two pubs, a shop, a butcher's, a leisure centre and a popular monthly farmers' market. Wonderful walks are nearby, and the city of Hereford offers an 11th century cathedral and the famous Mappa Mundi world map.

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.

Gas central heating with woodburning stoves and open fire. Electric range cooker, combi-microwave with grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, DAB radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter packs for stoves and fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Three travel cots (one for up to 6 months only) and two highchairs. Off road parking for 5 cars. Lockable bike/kayak storage. Enclosed lawned terraced garden with patio, furniture, BBQ, climbing frame with swing and children's playhouse. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. External enclosed dog run with kennel available. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. River Wye 2 mins walk. Note: There are steps and a footpath from car park to front door with 1 parking space available adjacent to back door on same level as house. Note: Cottage situated next to a B road, some road noise may be heard. Note: Organic meat, vegetable and dairy box, and catering service available by prior arrangement with owner.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Table tennis
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Green
May 2016
Everything that we needed for the 11 guests was there, actually we all had more than we needed. The property is beautifully situated with wonderful views out of the bedroom windows. All the rooms are well appointed and tastefully furnished with a great mix of old fashioned style and modern practicality. There is more than enough cutlery, crockery and cookware. The beds were all good and the bathrooms well equipped. The garden was beautiful and very well kept. In short, we would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to accommodate a larger group of guests.
Miss Lynch
February 2016
Whitegate was wonderful, we are looking at returning as a family!
Mrs Groves
April 2016
I celebrated my 60th Birthday here with 9 members of my family and friends visited throughout the week end. We will re-book this and would like to stay longer for the next visit, the views are breathtaking and if you have children they are well catered for with ample toys both inside and outside the house. Many thanks for allowing us the pleasure of using your home must go to the owner, a lovely lady.
Mr Wareham
October 2015
A lovely house with beautiful views and surrounding area. Feels like home from home!
Mr Ferguson
November 2015
A wonderful property for a big family weekend, the house had everything needed for young grandchildren as well as all the adults. The house was beautifully furnished and equipped without being too precious, so it was possible to let the children enjoy themselves without being constantly nagged.
Mrs Tannian
December 2015
A beautiful house with gorgeous views.
Mr Elsdon
December 2015
A large spacious house with everything you needed for a comfortable and relaxing break; excellent holiday.
Mrs Macmillan
August 2015
The house was well equipped, clean, comfortable and spacious. The garden was delightful and had fantastic views.
Mrs Bevan
May 2015
We were a party of 10 (5 couples) and had the perfect weekend for my husband's 50th birthday. The house is just beautiful, 5 spacious double bedrooms and everyone found their beds very comfortable. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would like to make it an annual event!
Miss Harris
June 2015
We had a fantastic holiday. The house was spotless and we had everything we needed (in fact more than enough!) The house was elegant and comfortable. The size of the cooker was great for four or five people working together. The views were stunning. We would all recommend this house to our friends.
Mr Harper
December 2014
Lovely setting. Good size for two families getting together for an early Christmas. A freshly cut Christmas tree was thoughtfully provided by the owner as well as a welcoming chocolate cake.
Mrs Leveson
January 2015
It is a wonderful large property giving everyone a feeling of space. It is peaceful and homely yet beautiful and grand.
Mr Bartlett
March 2015
I am not sure what rating this house is, but unless it's 5 Star it is not rated high enough! I very much enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and beautiful house, and it was so so so clean. Far exceeded my expectations. It was hard to drag myself away!
Mrs Bower
May 2015
A brilliant reunion weekend with school friends. An ideal property for family or friends to get together. The garden is fantastic, with wonderful views. The house is spacious, nice and welcoming with everything that could be needed.
Mrs Coombes
December 2014
The house was just perfect for our weekend and I would thoroughly recommend.
Mrs Phillips
November 2014
This was a beautifully furnished house throughout, well equipped for a large party with lots of modern extras for home entertainment. It is in a great location with lots of interesting places nearby to visit. (don't know what the Tourist Board Star Grade was but am sure this property exceeded the criteria) All our party loved it!
Mr Heaton
November 2014
A beautiful spacious family house with great character and oozing history, ideal for a large family reunion or meeting up with a group of friends. Equipped to a standard well beyond most rentals. In a lovely elevated location overlooking the Wye Valley. Plenty to amuse children; our grand-daughter loved the Wendy house in the garden. Highly recommended.
Mrs Durrant
October 2014
A perfect venue for a family get-together, very thoughtfully equipped, including for children. It was a delightful location with lovely walks. By pure coincidence, another branch of the family stayed at Whitegate a couple of months earlier, they were equally enthusiastic about the property!
Mr Wareham
October 2014
Overall it was a beautiful well maintained house with lovely views and catered to all our needs
Mrs Bull
October 2014
The house has old fashioned charm and grandeur but with all the mod cons you need. The welcome from the owners was lovely and warm. The rooms are large and wonderful, the location is beautiful with fabulous views. The bedding was soft cotton and ample towels were provided. There were lovely touches like individual soaps, coffee and tea and a home baked cake. The garden was lovely for our 3 year old granddaughter to play in. Great facilities for our Jack Russell too. There is plenty of parking space. It was the perfect place for a family gathering for a special birthday celebration. We absolutely loved it!
Mrs Macpherson
September 2014
The setting was amazing and the house also lived up to the description.The grandchildren had plenty to play with both outside and inside so were not bored and the house was well equipped. We will certainly go again.
Mrs Tedcastle
September 2014
I loved the house, it was a great place to spend time with extended family. The play equipment for the children was brilliant.
Mr Deeley
July 2014
Incredible views from the garden terrace and rooms at the back of the house. Wonderful walled garden and only a few steps away from footpaths to the Wye river. All rooms are tastefully furnished and the kitchen is equipped to meet any level of cooking.
Mrs Roques
May 2014
The house was wonderful for our children, who loved the garden and especially the playhouse, as well as the excellent range of toys and books inside.
Mr Openshaw
May 2014
An absolutely stunning property with every need provided for.
Mrs Palmer-Smith
May 2014
The property was the perfect location for a family holiday. We felt immediately at home very soon after entering the property. Everything you could possibly need for your stay was catered for. This included toys and books for the children. Outside there was a beautiful gardens with views in every direction.
Mrs Hall
May 2014
The cottage and view are excellent and the garden is fantastic.
Mrs Trubody
June 2014
Whitegate Cottage was a beautiful place to stay. The out reaching views whilst enjoying the peaceful garden were spectacular. The cottage had everything and more that we could ever wish for. The furniture in the house matched the period of the property and we enjoyed admiring many beautiful pieces. The cottage was plenty big enough to cater for all eleven of us and we never felt like we were under each others feet. A wonderful time was had by all. I was very sad to leave and cannot wait to return to this beautiful home again. Thank you.
Mrs Waugh
April 2014
The property was excellent and good instruction booklet. Lots of fridge and freezer space. We loved the children's toys available and the play toys outside for my grandchildren.
Mrs Marshall
April 2014
The house was beautiful and the views breathtaking, the gardens were a real credit to the owner. The equipment in the kitchen was of a much better range than of any other property we have visited. The owner of the property was very helpful and charming. We were all very happy staying here, from the 64 year old to the 4 year old.
Mr Donaldson
March 2014
The house was simply stunning, so well appointed.
Mrs Sumner
March 2014
The house is absolutely beautiful and the best equipped holiday home we've ever seen! The location is stunning with far reaching views across the Wye and a lovely garden. We were a large family with young children and the house catered for everyone - a great games room to keep the kids occupied and loads of space for the family to spend time together. We would definitely book this house again.
Miss Beresford
March 2014
A beautiful house in a great location. We were all wowed by the view. Very impressed by how well equipped the accommodation was. We started planning a return visit almost immediately on arrival!
Mrs Kendall
February 2014
Beautiful property, lovely linen, duvets and towels. Great for the dog. Fabulous real fires and lots of space for all of us. We hope to visit again. It was very peaceful - no problem at all with road noise.
Mr James
February 2014
Every single thing was excellent. Could not have wished for anything better to suit our particular family gathering. Our sixteen month old twin grandchildren were very happy with the toys and being able to travel to the kitchen from the playroom/games room with their new friends, the bug pushalongs and car. Our daughter needed to do some work, so the dining room was a quiet haven and the rest of us just had fun.
Mrs Bell
February 2014
Lovely house in a beautiful setting. Liked the open fire in the lounge. Garden very nice and enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine.
Mrs Mitchell
January 2014
Fantastic property; exceeded our expectations. Very large, clean and well equipped with quality furnishings. Beds very comfortable. Would definitely return and recommend to anyone.
Mrs Leveson
January 2014
The house is large and gives enough space for everyone and is a real place of relaxation and peace with gorgeous views.
Mr Hodgkins
December 2013
A great cottage, well equipped and exceeded our expectations!
Mrs Chambers
January 2014
The host was very friendly and accommodating and ensured our stay met all our needs. The cottage was very family friendly and was the prefect family get away for my mums 60th birthday. We had a wonderful stay!
Mrs Smith
December 2013
The house catered well for our party of 11 adults. The dining room was exceptional. Overall the house met our expectations, and above therefore would not hesitate to go again.
November 2013
The house was beautiful and very peaceful with plenty to do for children and adults alike (table tennis, games, books). The views from the windows were stunning, and the location was fantastic. Such a wonderful relaxing getaway, will definitely be recommending.
Mr Bradbury
November 2013
Great space and beautifully decorated and furnished. Equipped to a very high, home-from-home, standard. Stunning views from rear of the property.
May 2015
A really spacious & well maintained house, with a beautiful garden. Unfortunately the midges gatecrashed & came to share our Pimms & cream tea! Unwelcome guests, so go prepared if visiting in 'midge season'! The road was fairly quiet evenings & overnight, but busy during weekdays. So there is a degree of road noise to be heard, if outside in the garden. The garden gives fantastic views over the valley & is very well maintained. Overall, a fantastic place to stay & we'd love to return.
Dr Sermin
October 2013
An ideal house for a family gathering, particularly liked the spacious dining room which was perfect for seating everyone. Beautiful decor and furnishings. Stunning garden!
Mrs Carrick
October 2013
Very spacious house for a family celebration. The weather was very good so the children enjoyed the well equipped garden. Plenty of parking spaces, wonderful property.
Mr Hall
November 2013
Spacious, light and airy house with excellent beds. Thoughtful provision for children. Lovely views from the house, and direct access to path over fields to river. Garden well-equipped for children and safely enclosed. It provided everything needed for an excellent family holiday.
Laura M
April 2014
We stayed at Whitegate for a week for a family Birthday at Easter time. We were very lucky with the weather which really helped make our week but the house helped a lot too. The house is very large and packed with character and spectacular views. We had 3 young children with us 3, 2 and 15 months so most of my review is based around good and bad points for kids of that age. Good - The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped with plenty of kids plates etc and a hand blender should anything need blending for babies. The linen in the whole house was lovely and despite taking our own travel cot (you never know quite what you are going to get!) we didn't need to put it up. The toys in the house were great for our aged kids but probably ok for slightly older too. There is a lovely playhouse in the garden which we made lots of use off. Bad - No stair gates so you need to keep a close eye. The garden layout (while beautiful) means you can't leave little ones to run around, there are steps and steep drops. Main bad point was that the slide/swing set had a large split in the canopy meaning that if the children climbed the steps for the slide they would have fallen straight through to the ground. This is dangerous and needs to be fixed! luckily we spotted this before the kids went on and we spent the week lifting them to the top of the slide so they could go down. The other drawback to the house with small children is the steps you need to go up and down to get from the car parking area to the house, not a problem really but I wouldn't fancy it in the rain. On the whole we had a lovely time staying in this house. We visited the Newbridge play farm/barn and Hereford leisure pool both of which I'd thoroughly recommend for kids. Also did the Tues night pub quiz at the moon in Mordiford which is well worth a visit. The location is perfect for exploring Herefordshire and the house itself is fabulous.
March 2014
We had a wonderful weekend here with all the family, including young children and a baby. The house was superb, in a beautiful setting with great views and fantastically well equipped. The linen and towels were of great quality and the beds were really comfortable. The house sits about a mile outside the village but you can easily follow a footpath along the field edge into Fownhope where you will find a shop and two lovely pub restaurants. The kids loved the games room and the garden to play in and the kennel for the dog was a great addition! We would definitely go back.
Mrs Davey
May 2016
The house was just perfect for our big family to get together. It is very comfortable, the bedrooms were exceptional and it was brilliant having a very large dining table.
Joanne M
January 2014
Can't say enough good things about this property. Our stay has been the best holiday ever. Stunning, spacious rooms, the best fitted out kitchen we've ever experienced. All the lovely little things supplied by our hosts have really made it (especially the home baked chocolate cake on our arrival). The play room is perfect for the children while the grown ups can sit in comfort in front of the roaring log fire. Great location with fabulous panoramic views. I would highly recommend a family holiday here in any season. Dogs well taken care of too with dog run and fabulous garden. Simply the best holiday house.
Joanne M
January 2014
Can't say enough good things about this property. Our stay has been the best holiday ever. Stunning, spacious rooms, the best fitted out kitchen we've ever experienced. All the lovely little things supplied by our hosts have really made it (especially the home baked chocolate cake on our arrival). The play room is perfect for the children while the grown ups can sit in comfort in front of the roaring log fire. Great location with fabulous panoramic views. I would highly recommend a family holiday here in any season. Dogs well taken care of too with dog run and fabulous garden. Simply the best holiday house.
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