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Border View Family Cottage in Kington, Herefordshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Border View Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Border View is a barn conversion that enjoys lovely views of the valley and hills beyond, just two miles from Kington. This semi-detached holiday home adjoins the owners home which occupies an enviable position on the tree filled slopes of Bradnor Hill, on a 10-acre small holding. The cottage offers accommodation that is ideal for couples enjoying a romantic break or families looking for an enjoyable holiday packed with activities. There are two bedrooms, and an open plan living area on the ground floor with a fitted kitchen and dining and seating areas. Border View has some charming character features such as exposed beams, and outside there is a spacious patio area with a garden, a relaxing place to kick off your shoes after a long day's sightseeing.

The town lies on the River Arrow, and is overlooked by Hergest Ridge – the musical inspiration of Elgar and Mike Oldfield. Renowned as a popular walking destination, Kington is surrounded by stunning open countryside and rolling hills that provide dramatic panoramic views. There is a good choice of restaurants, shops and pubs in the town, and many visitor attractions for the whole family such as Eastnor Castle, the Offa's Dyke path and the Mortimer Trail. Charming Hay-on-Wye, famous for its annual literary festival and many book, craft and antique shops, is nearby, as is Hereford, known for its incredible Norman cathedral and 13th century Mappa Mundi.

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. Freestanding electric cooker, microwave, fridge, use of owners' freezer in outdoor utility room, TV with basic Sky package, DVD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Stairgate provided. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Large patio area to rear of house with garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: This property adjoins the owner's house via the owner's garage.


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  • Linen provided
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  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mr Love
March 2013
The cottage was very sound proof. The hosts were totally helpful and we struck up a nice relationship with them. Not too far for petrol and shopping needs. We will go again.
Mrs Heyburn
May 2013
Great location. It was very near to the border of Wales, and plenty of places to visit fairly local. Although the weather was not very good the scenery was spectacular.
June 2013
A lovely, quiet location. The owner was very friendly and welcoming.
Prof Orme
June 2014
Helpful owners on site; plenty of hot water and excellent standard of cleanliness!
Mrs Burnell
October 2014
Having a toilet upstairs and downstairs was good and the whole property was spotlessly clean. Easy parking with plenty of space.
Mr Groves
June 2009
An attractive holiday home and setting; the owners were very welcoming; a convenient location for touring - and we had good weather!
Mrs Freshwater
October 2009
The surrounding area and villages provide beautiful scenic drives especially through the reservoirs to Devil's Bridge. The owners were very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. The cottage provided a very cosy retreat.
November 2009
The cottage was in a lovely place. Nice and quiet too. The owners were friendly enough but didn't pester us. It was a good price for half term week.
Miss Postlethwaite
August 2010
Stunning views from the patio. Friendly, helpful but not intrusive owners. Comfortable, homely feel to cottage.
Mr Chamberlain
September 2010
Very pleasant. Owners were very pleasant. Lovely woodland walks at the end of the driveway.
Mrs Mitra
April 2007
The hosts were lovely. It was like staying with friends. Try the Harp in Old Radnor, just a few minutes up the road, for good food and friendly company.
Mrs Umasankar
April 2009
We had a great holiday.
Mrs Williams
February 2009
The property is ideally situated for visiting the local areas and is also set in beautiful surroundings.
Mrs Thrower
May 2007
Location great. Walks around area. Clean lovely beams.
Mr Ranns
June 2008
The owners are lovely people with delightful children.
June 2014
The cottage is not very private - it is behind the owner's house (about 20 feet away) and overlooked. There is no large patio area to rear of the house - it is occupied by the owner's caravan; this appears to have been the case for months. Consequently, there is no private area to sit out and not be observed. We were told we could use the owner's garden but this is not he same when you want to relax. Fortunately, we were out most of the time but it would have been nice to have a private area. The noise from the traffic on the main road is quite loud and can be heard from about 06:00 until 22:00. I was hoping for dark skies in this fairly remote area but there is a street light between the owner's house and cottage (about 10 feet away) and this shines all night!
December 2009
Owners very friendly and helpful.Cottage well equipped,everything we needed.Only criticism was the bathroom was very small.Surrounding countryside was beautiful but definitely need a car to explore.Had a lovely relaxing holiday in the cottage and would recommend it to others.
Mrs Stone
September 2006
We liked the area that the cottage was situated in.It was a bonus that they had a DVD player, for wet afternoons.
Mr Mrs Huggins
October 2006
Very cosy - owners most helpful.
Mr Habib
March 2007
The location of the cottage is excellent and the views from the bedrooms are fantastic. The owner of the cottage was very friendly and helpful. We have certainly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to going back again.
Mr Lockwood
July 2006
The peace and quiet afforded to us on our stay and the co-operation of the key holders and farm owners. And, of course, the weather! Very enjoyable!!
July 2013
We arrived to a very warm welcome from the owner. The cottage is small, but big enough for 4 - just. The furniture was clean and comfortable, as were the bedrooms, and a bonus - two loos. The view across the valley is wonderful. There was only just enough crockery/glasses/cutlery. We had some difficulty finding it - it is quite isolated, and the description of how to find the turn off from the main road are a little vague when it's your first time in the area. The isolation isn't a bad thing - so peaceful, especially when you're used to the constant intrusion of the sounds of a city.
December 2009
We had a great time int the cottage and very much enjoyed our time exploring the area.
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