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Healer's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Hoarwithy, Herefordshire

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Healer's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Healer's Cottage is a lovely holiday home on the outskirts of the rural village of Hoarwithy. This delightful and welcoming 17th century stone built detached barn conversion is set in the owners' 5 acre smallholding and boasts a lovely shared lawned garden and private patio with furniture, a peaceful spot in which to enjoy some al fresco dining, reached through French windows from the bedroom. The cottage offers an open plan living area including a well-equipped fitted kitchen, dining and sitting areas, and a warming wood burner. The garden affords gorgeous views over the Wye Valley and the fields of this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Healer's Cottage is a wonderful holiday retreat for a romantic break.

The village is a place where you can truly get away from it all, but is also easily accessed from the M50. The rural beauty of the village has remained virtually unchanged for centuries, and the countryside all around with its rolling hills, lush pastures and woodland is gloriously unspoilt. Nestling on the banks of the River Wye, Hoarwithy is home to a beautiful Italianate church, a superb pub with a restaurant and wonderful walking opportunities on the doorstep. Picturesque Ross-on-Wye is close by, and if you venture a little further afield you will find the historic cathedral city of Hereford, the incredible Wye Gorge at Symonds Yat, the Forest of Dean, and the gateway to Wales, Monmouth.

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 woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, DVD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared, lawned garden and private patio with garden furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 7 miles, pub 2.5 miles. Note: Unfortunately this property does not accept children due to the owner's free-roaming donkeys located within the grounds. This property is also unsuitable for infants. Note: The shower room has grab rails and a shower seat.


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  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
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  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mrs Filby
May 2016
The cottage is set in quiet peaceful countryside and has everything you could possibly want. The only neighbours you have are the owners and the donkeys, our dogs fell in love with the donkeys. The cottage was so comfortable that on wet days we were quite happy to sit in, read our books and watch the wildlife. There are several local pubs that provide excellent food if you do not want cater for yourself. We cannot wait to return, it certainly was a healing time.
Mrs Shaw
June 2016
Beautiful, peaceful location. Perfect for unwinding and relaxing. The owner's donkeys are friendly and provide endless entertainment. Really appreciated the owner allowing us to bring our dogs. Wonderful stay.
Mrs Bindon
July 2016
The cottage has all the comforts of home with woodland walks on the doorstep. It's so quiet and peaceful; the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Mr Hobson
November 2015
Isolation, woodlands, wildlife and peace with wellies and walks on the doorstep. An essentially English experience with a frisson of adventure negotiating Herefordshire's highways and byways. Unbeatable English country life and folk, smiling faces and no road rage. Fantastic.
Mr Tribe
January 2015
The cottage was nicely situated in a quiet location and is down a long, narrow country road. The owner was helpful and friendly without being intrusive. The owner also has several donkeys on the property which were friendly and often came to say hello to us. The area has many places to see and Hereford is a few miles away.
Mrs Welford
May 2015
In a lovely location, right on the edge of a bluebell wood. There was plenty of space for our dog to run around. It was very peaceful and to have the company of 7 donkeys in the adjoining field was quite a treat.
Mr Macdonald
December 2014
If you want a remote, peaceful location this is it. The cottage is comfortable and large enough for a couple with dogs, it is well equipped with all the basic requirements. The property is surrounded by a field with donkeys which is very nice, they are very friendly and we took a few bags of carrots with us. The owner was very pleasant and helpful, but respected our privacy which was perfect. The area is an ideal base for Wales and the Forest of Dean as well as nearby Ross-On-Wye and Hereford.
Mr Doyle
July 2014
The ideal place for peace and quiet.
Miss Green
August 2014
A beautiful setting - very quiet peaceful.
Mr Bell
September 2014
Very peaceful rural location and it was lovely to see the donkeys.
Mrs Bindon
October 2014
We both enjoyed the comfort of the cottage and its peaceful surroundings. The dogs loved their safe, interesting walks through the woods. The owner was considerate but not intrusive and the donkeys were wonderful!
Mrs Delafield
October 2014
This cottage is perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. The location is excellent if you enjoy walking as there are lovely walks from the doorstep. The owner is very helpful if you need anything but leaves you in peace. We enjoyed meeting her seven donkeys and treating them to the odd carrot! Most pubs around the area are dog friendly so we were able to eat out a couple of times. A little bit of Heaven on Earth!
Mrs Leonard
April 2014
We enjoyed the peace and quiet, the donkeys were quite amusing and a further attraction to the property.
Mrs Batchelor
April 2014
The surroundings were lovely, the owner was very nice and helpful, very relaxing and the donkeys were lovely. Lots of lovely walks, it was perfect for us.
Mr Goodman
May 2014
Very quiet and out of the way. Nice walks only a few yards from the doorstep, which should be made known, as they are lovely, and take you through some beautiful countryside.
Mr Manlow
May 2014
Ideally suited for anyone who wants a quiet, restful break. The countryside was delightful, the hospitality from the owner was ideal and not intrusive and the wildlife was abundant; the donkeys were a joy to get up to. I would recommend this to anyone. The locals were friendly and always ready to help.
Mrs Ware
December 2013
Healer's Cottage gave us complete peace and quiet. We feel rejuvenated and fully relaxed after our stay. We cannot wait to go back.
Ms Brown
December 2013
Lovely cosy cottage to come back to at the end of a day's walking. The donkeys are a definite treat.
Mrs Lustig
July 2013
Healers cottage is such a beautiful, peaceful place to spend a holiday. The setting is lovely with the owners six donkeys coming to the fence by the patio twice a day for their carrots. There are deer, woodpeckers, rabbits and lots of wildlife to enjoy. The walks are lovely as the cottage is surrounded by woods. The owner is such a lovely person who also has a beautiful Basset Izzy. It's definitely a cottage that one visit is not enough and if peace and quiet is what you want this is the place for you. Definitely deserves five stars.
Mr Mugford
October 2013
A wonderful rest, nice walks.
Mrs Hurst
June 2013
We had a lovely warm welcome from the owner to a wonderfully peaceful location.
Mrs Ermen
July 2013
The cottage is in a superb setting in the middle of nowhere. Peace and quiet and absolutely adorable donkeys roaming around. Surrounded by woods. Recommend to anyone. The owner very pleasant and friendly.
Mr Brill
September 2012
We have visited this cottage some 5 times. It's calm and in a good area. It suits us to have some retreat from everyday hassle and we have a connection to the close area. There are lots of walks and interesting places close by.
Mr Luther
September 2012
Excellent property and superb location. The owner was very friendly and always available if needed.
Mrs Bown
September 2012
Very peaceful and relaxing. Plenty of room in the cottage which was a very good standard. Lovely friendly owner.
Mrs Martin
October 2012
A lovely bungalow in an idyllic setting, which has a very efficient, helpful and friendly owner next door. Donkeys in the adjoining paddock were a real bonus, as was a the beautiful woodland just outside the door. One of the best we've ever stayed in.
Mrs Marshall
October 2012
The cottage was warm and comfortable. A very friendly owner, we could have the heating on when needed and hot water all the time. Lovely peaceful location. The donkeys were lovely and we looked forward to getting back at the end of the day to see them.
Mr Williams
December 2012
Relaxing, remote and with a wood fire. Wish we could have stayed for the week. It was so relaxing sitting in front of the fire.
Mr Parker
December 2012
The cottage had a real home-from-home feeling. The area in which it was set was particularly quiet and restful and, although there was rather heavy rain, it was still not too difficult to reach, even in a small saloon car. The owner welcomed us and then left us to do our own thing, which is what we appreciate.
Mrs Roberts
March 2013
We loved the location of the property. Walks on the doorstep for the dogs first thing in the morning. The wood burning stove was a definite plus at this time of year.
Mr Turbin
July 2012
Peace, quiet and lovely surroundings. There are so many places of great beauty and of historical greatness and interest.
Mrs Burns
July 2012
A gorgeous place to visit - so calming and relaxing, we enjoyed our stay very much. The owner was very welcoming and not at all intrusive. A nice evening walk from the cottage. The icing on the cake were the donkeys, waking up and seeing them waiting for their carrots for breakfast! We would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a totally relaxing break.
Mr Sharp
November 2011
This cottage lived up to its name. If you want a quiet peaceful vacation, then this is the place to go. The cottage was clean comfortable and a pleasure to come back to each day. We arrived stressed and left relaxed and we cannot praise it enough. The owner left everything you could need including loads of wood for stove.
Ms Strain
July 2012
Absolutely loved the cottage, it was beautifully decorated, very peaceful and the owner was extremely welcoming.
Mrs Francis
July 2012
We particularly liked the quietness and the donkeys. We felt secure - a lovely outlook. The owner was very friendly without being intrusive. Good walks from the cottage. We liked the area so much that we are hoping to move there if we can sell our current house.
Mr Head
November 2011
Lovely cottage for two in a lovely secluded location approached by a long private lane through woods. Warm welcome and every kindness shown by the owner. Loved the friendly donkeys in the adjacent enclosure. Excellent walks from the front door in woodland and open farmland. Wood burning stove ensured cosy evenings. Effective oil central heating and good insulation will ensure cosiness in winter too. Beautiful Herefordshire country side and Wye Valley close by. Overall we had a wonderful week's stay - thank you.
Ms Bate
January 2012
An excellent comfy cottage in lovely surroundings.
Ms Roberts
October 2011
The setting was lovely. The cottage was the perfect size for the two of us and our pet. It was nice seeing the donkeys, who were adorable.
Mr Mrs Marshall
October 2011
It is an ideal place for 2 adults, especially if you want peace and quiet, and it is easy to get to a lot of interesting places. The resident donkeys are an added interest. 'The Cottage of Content' pub has excellent food.
Mrs Darlington
October 2011
A beautiful secluded cottage in the heart of wonderful countryside. The owner was extremely informative, friendly and welcoming, and her six pet donkeys equally so! We had a superb holiday that was enhanced to perfection by the most unusual return of Summer weather.
Mr Horth
September 2011
We loved being surrounded by nature, no human sounds to be heard and the wooded areas close by was fully appreciated by my little dog Toby. The property was very good, well fitted out, and having donkeys as neighbours was brilliant!
Mr Brooks
September 2011
The seclusion offered by it's remote location. The owner was friendly and approachable without being intrusive, and the general feel of the place was very good.
Mr Skentelbery
August 2011
Isolation, privacy, comfort, friendliness of owner, location for walking, visits to churches, gardens and views.
Mr Anthony
November 2010
Peace and quiet!
Ms Morgan-reeves
December 2010
Cottage was perfect. Isolated, welcoming, well equipped, homely. I had a lovely week and would definitely go again.
Mrs Gilham
November 2010
This was the nicest accommodation we have had. We were very sorry to leave which is unusual as we are usually happy to go home!
Mr Brill
June 2011
Our third visit which suggests that we do like the location of property - quiet and remote. We are able to take our dogs - they like the freedom. Lovely countryside so lots of places to go walking.
Mr Turner
May 2011
We enjoyed the peace and quiet. When we arrived we wondered if this was the right place for someone disabled and in a wheelchair, but as it turned out it was fine and we went on to have an enjoyable holiday. The only thing wrong was that it went far too quickly.
Mr Francis
November 2010
A very comfortable cottage and very peaceful surroundings.
Mr Becker
October 2010
Beautiful cottage in a lovely rural location. Very comfortable and well equipped. The donkeys are wonderful.
Mr Mrs Wood
June 2010
Peaceful surroundings the abundance of wildlife. Also the magnificent scenery.
Mr Whitworth
September 2010
It was 'home from home'. The owner was very helpful and pleasant. We had very good neighbours - the donkeys who came to see us every breakfast and meal time for their carrots! You could not wish for better accommodation.
Mr Haywood
April 2010
A fabulous choice of cottage! Fabulous holiday, peaceful, relaxing, lovely walks in the woods. Recommend visiting Symonds Yat, Hereford and Hay-on-Wye (esp great for book lovers).
Mr Mrs Lethbridge
May 2010
Lovely barn conversion, we liked the peace and quiet, feeding the donkeys, etc. The owner, was very friendly and made us welcome with cake and tea provided. All in all, a very relaxing and pleasant stay. No complaints!
Mr Mrs Clark
November 2009
Great place to retreat.
Mr Broady
November 2009
Extremely comfortable cottage.
Mr Turbard
November 2009
For a winter retreat it was absolutely perfect... completely away from it all. Loved being greeted by the donkeys each morning. Very welcoming hosts. Looking forward to a return visit.
Mr Johnson
January 2010
The remote location makes Healer's Cottage a perfect retreat for some well earned RR. This was our second visit and hopefully it will not be our last. The cottage is cosy and well equipped. The owner and her donkeys are very welcoming!
Mrs Partridge
August 2009
The cottage was remote so it was peaceful and quiet. There were donkeys in the field nearby who came up to be fed carrots which was charming and amusing. The surrounding countryside was beautiful!
Miss Parsons
August 2009
It is a lovely rural location. The cottage is generally well equipped.
Mrs Veness
June 2009
In the middle of a wood and away from the hustle and bustle it was an absolutely perfect place to unwind, the cottage was home from home. The owner is a lovely friendly lady and we were met by the donkeys every tea-time for their carrots. Plenty of wildlife to look at.
Mr Brill
June 2009
Easy access to lots of lovely walks, lovely cottage we enjoyed the donkeys. A very relaxing feel about the cottage the surrounding area. I spent time as a child at my Uncles farm, it was good to revisit a much loved area
Mr Mrs Shipman
May 2009
A very beautiful spot. Very relaxing with easy access to the countryside. The donkeys in the paddock. Freedom for our dog through the wood on our doorstep. We shall return, again.
Mr Fletcher
April 2009
Loved the peace and quiet, Loved seeing the donkeys every day, and the walks in the wood were outstanding at this time of the year. Enjoyed good food at several reasonably close hotels/pubs
Mr Johnson
December 2008
The location was remote, peaceful and ideal for a quiet, relaxing Christmas retreat. The donkeys were great fun and gave us a warm greeting each morning.
Mr Hodson
November 2008
Lovely, quiet cottage, with donkeys in the field near the patio. A very relaxing place.
Mr Lewis
August 2008
You cannot get further away from it all than this.
Miss Cormack
November 2008
The woods are fantastic for dogs and the area is very beautiful.
Mr Diddams
September 2007
A complete hideaway, totally relaxing.
Mrs Glover
October 2007
The donkeys! Quiet retreat in nice countryside. Property well maintained and comfortable.
Mr Thornhill
June 2008
The cottage is superb, has a very homely atmosphere and is in such a beautiful area. Everywhere was so peaceful. It was everything that we could anticipate.
Mr Baily
May 2008
Lovely cottage ideal for a quiet holiday in idyllic and rural setting.
Mr Mrs Hesmondhalgh
April 2007
We loved the tranquil location that was close to interesting places.
Ms Higgins
June 2007
Heeler's Cottage is a lovely place to rest and unwind and I can highly recommend it to anyone who wants peace and quite. The donkeys were delightful and the wood is a great place to exercise the dog.
Mrs Read
August 2007
Very quiet and tranquil, a place to unwind and 'chill out' and escape from the daily stresses. The owner was very friendly and helpful.The area close to the cottage was lovely, woodland and fields.The cottage itself was of a very high standard and very comfortable. It was well furnished and we had everything we needed. We will certainly recommend it to our friends.The donkeys were wonderful.
Ms Higgins
April 2008
Staying at Heeler's Cottage is one of the most peaceful and relaxing holidays I have been on. Thoroughly recommended for anyone who wants to unwind from the stresses of work. A most enjoyable holiday
Mrs Paterson
November 2007
An immaculate cottage with a warm welcoming atmosphere in complete peace and quiet. Owner was very helpful and it was a delight to see the donkeys. My dogs loved the walks in the woods.
Mrs Sharpe
August 2007
A great location.
Mrs Gibbs
September 2007
Peaceful location...very relaxing.
June 2016
This is the perfect place to come for peace and quiet. Sitting outside the cottage, the only sounds are birdsong and the friendly and inquisitive donkeys, who belong to the owner. The cottage is cosy and comfortable, with everything needed for a self-catering stay. The local area offers great natural beauty, with walks by the river nearby, or in the woods surrounding the property. I was sorry to have to leave, and will definitely be visiting again.
Ms Gould
January 2007
This cottage is a gem and well lives up to its description of offering peace and tranquility.
Ms Gould
March 2007
This is our second visit to this peaceful and secluded cottage. We loved the walking and the pleasure of fireside evenings.
Jane D
October 2014
This cottage is just the place to" recharge your batteries" and get away from it all. Built in the middle of Ballis Wood next to the owner's own property,it is perfect if you enjoy walking and enjoying the countryside. The owner is a very nice lady,very helpful if you need anything,but will leave you in peace.Her donkeys are lovely and will come to visit you daily especially if you happen to have some carrots! The Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. The shower is excellent and there's plenty of hot water. Our dog had a lovely time walking through the woods.You do need a torch though, as it's very dark on those early morning and late night walkies! Ross on Wye is about 7 miles away and has a large Morrisons and will soon have an Aldi. We enjoyed the 3.5 mile John Kyrle walk which takes you along the river and through some of the town. You need a car of course as the cottage is quite remote,but it's a wonderful base to return to at the end of a busy day sightseeing. We were very sorry to leave and look forwards to our next visit.
October 2011
Healers cottage is aptly named. For us it provided a perfect sanctuary to escape our routine and truly unwind in a peaceful, picturesque setting. Superbly appointed, well managed, we would highly recommend it.
December 2012
If you are looking for a place for relaxation and peace - this is it. Lovely cottage set in woodland away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Accommodation very spacious and full of character. Wonderful donkeys in the surrounding fields who were more than ready to be friendly, especially when there were carrots and apples on offer! Lots of relevant information available with suggestions for places to visit or to eat. Loved our stay and would thoroughly recommend to others.
Canon D.
June 2013
This was one of those special cottages that ticked all the boxes. Well furnished, everything there that you might need, warm, cosy, and picturesque. We will certainly return for another week of heaven. The area is excellent for walking, including on the property, where there is extensive woodland and path, with wide variety of animal life, to say nothing of the donkeys in the paddock itself. The owner was very helpful but not intrusive.
October 2013
The lady owner was very nice and friendly. The cottage was absolutely perfect if you like peace and quiet and isolation. The donkeys were friendly and loved to come and see us. Situated right in the woods with no other residence in sight except for the owner*s house. It was very comfortable. The only possible downside were the horseflies but to be expected as there were donkeys in the field.
July 2010
An excellent cottage in a gorgeous location - with the added bonus of the donkeys! Perfect to "get away from it all".
November 2010
you could not ask for better,very helpful and pleasant owner.A lovely place to stay if you want a nice quiet will love the donkeys
August 2011
Our third annual visit and as always a joy to amongst calm and beautiful countryside in a comfortable cottage--our two irish setters love the woods(and Donkeys)hope to be back next year
December 2009
Healers cotage is one of our favorite spots for holiday's The cottage is well equipt with interesting books There is a log fire with plenty of fuel making for a very cosy time Outside the cottage is the owners private woodland making the dogs stay also very enjoyable Locally there are several places to eat. Everything about the cottage is clean and welcoming,and finally the donkeys looking at you over the fence is quite delightful.
December 2009
the service and welcome we received were very exceptional...the home had everything you needed...home from home....very comfortable... the donkeys were very friendly and good company at tea time.....although out of the way it was very peaceful and quiet... local amenities were a drive away but if you want a quiet life away from hustle and bustle this cottage is what you need...there was nothing we didnt like...and the lady who has the cottage was very friendly and accomodating...definately would stay there again
December 2009
We had an excellent week at this cottage with a warm welcome from the owner and her delightful donkeys. The directions to the cottage need improvement but once found in its very isolated setting it was delightful. It was a good place from which to explore the area and certainly had all the right ingredients to make it a home from home holiday.
December 2009
On a last minuate decision to have a late holiday we choose this one,it was situated in a lovely quiet area the cottage itself was well equipted and mantained, near to Hereford, local pubs,restaurants, plenty of nearby walks and with the friendly neighbours of the donkeys who visited us every day we had a really enjoyable holiday. Our only gripe was the lane up to the cottage was very wet and muddy.
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