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Howle Hideaway Countryside Cottage in Howle Hill, Herefordshire

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sleeps 4
1 room
1 bathroom

Howle Hideaway Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
This lovely, semi-detached barn conversion is situated in the heart of an eleven-acre smallholding, just three miles from Ross-on-Wye. This property has been beautifully renovated, seamlessly mixing the charm of period features with sleek, modern design. The property boasts a chic open-plan living area with modern, well-equipped fitted kitchen and a wood-burning stove for cooler nights. At such a short distance from Ross-on-Wye, this lovely home-from-home makes a great base from which to explore all this exciting region has to offer, no matter what the time of year.

Scattered over the slopes of Howle Hill, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this lovely, rural hamlet overlooks the glorious Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean. This charming, tranquil holiday destination is situated between the historic market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, which serve the village with local amenities. The town of Monmouth is full of wonderful historical architecture – timbered Tudor buildings, striking seventeenth century market halls and majestic bridges line the winding streets of this picture-perfect town. Goodrich Castle is also nearby, providing a perfect example of a twelfth century Marcher Castle whilst alternatively, visitors could enjoy walks along the River Wye or along Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley. With so much to see and do in this area, there's bound to be something to suit every taste and budget.

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 woodburner in sitting area. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, flat screen TV with Freeview & DVD player, 2nd flat screen TV, stereo/CD player. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shed for bikes. Delightful side patio & lawn with garden furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 1.5 miles.


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  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mrs Moore
July 2014
The cottage was well appointed and maintained and the owners were very helpful.
Mrs Hackwell
September 2014
It is a wonderfully peaceful holiday destination. The accommodation is first class with very thoughtful and helpful owners. This was our second visit to Howle Hideaway and will not be our last.
Mrs Smith
June 2014
The peaceful location and comfortable cottage were everything we could possibly need. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the welcome pack a nice touch. The weather was perfect but even if it wasn't there were plenty of DVDs and books etc. to keep you going. Would definitely return.
Mr Pitchford
June 2014
Secluded and peaceful with a lovely outlook from the cottage. In easy reach of local amenities and places of interest to us both. A very relaxing week.
Dr Crocker
June 2014
The cottage was an excellent base for visiting the Wye Valley and surrounding area. It was in a very peaceful location and benefited from a lovely large garden and patio area. The owners were friendly and thoughtful, even taking in our laundry when it started to rain!
Mrs Holyoak
May 2014
This cottage is the perfect hideaway for a relaxing, comfortable holiday. The cottage itself is finished to a high standard and has everything that you could need. There was walking from the doorstep, cycling in the nearby forest of Dean, stunning scenery and lots of wildlife. If you want to get away from the stress and strain of everyday life then you wouldn't find anywhere better than Howle Hideaway.
Rev Diffey
October 2013
My wife and I were looking for a holiday that was both relaxing, and with places of interest, and we were not disappointed.
Mr Mortimer
September 2013
The cottage is situated in a very quiet and pleasant location great for walking and biking. Very clean and comfortable cottage, with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Lovely Kitchen and Bathroom, and very comfortable lounge/dining area.
Mr Lowe
June 2013
Great accommodation in great surroundings.
Mrs Cunningham
July 2013
The cottage was just wonderful. Total relaxation. Would highly recommend this cottage.
Miss Hill-Jones
February 2013
Beautiful cottage away in the countryside just perfect to relax for a long weekend. Great location with some nice supermarkets to stock up!
Mr Wing
May 2013
It is a lovely place to stay, central for touring or walking the area. A very comfortable place to return to after a day of walking. Really enjoyed the area, and would recommend Howle Hideaway to anyone.
Mrs Gilmartin
August 2012
A beautiful property, very well kept and really comfortable. The owners are lovely people and we would thoroughly recommend the property.
Mr Clifton
August 2012
Warm and friendly welcome. Immaculate cottage overall. Quiet and picturesque location with lots of little extra touches to make it more special.
Mrs Richards
August 2012
The property lived up to the expectations of the advert and delivered exactly what we had hoped for. The location was beautiful with fantastic views and the tranquility we were seeing. We would definitely recommend this property to others.
Miss Renney
July 2015
The fabulous property in a beautiful area made it a special break.
Mr Gallagher
August 2015
It was our first experience of holidaying in a cottage and also the destination was new to us, and it was an absolutely fabulous experience. The cottage was amazing and the hosts were lovely people, we will be going back next summer, 200% guaranteed.
Mrs Middleton
October 2015
A very peaceful setting, the cottage was warm and cosy. The owners were very helpful and on hand for any queries.
Mr Kettle
October 2011
Everything was fantastic.
Mr Delaney
October 2011
The accommodation and hosts were both fantastic. Luckily the weather was lovely so we had a chance to enjoy the large garden which backed onto open fields/ woodland. The location was ideal for a quiet getaway and it would particularly suit the rambling fraternity as the Forest of Dean is close by.
Mrs Bray
August 2011
It was in the country but near to all villages and towns. The wildlife and scenery viewed from the cottage was fabulous. It was spacious and yet cosy and the hosts were very friendly and amenable.
Mr Jackson
July 2011
Relaxing and peaceful location with wonderful views. Close to the town but far enough away from traffic noise. Great pubs and restaurants a short drive away. The overall standard was completely beyond my expectations. Would definitely go back to this cottage.
Mr Clark
November 2010
Superb cottage!
Mr Elston
December 2010
We rate this cottage at the highest possible level. Everything was superb and the owners were charming. We fully intend to re-visit in due course.
Mrs Colgan
May 2011
The cottage is perfect for a 'get away from it all' break. Highly appointed with fabulous panoramic views in an isolated position. The property is located in a rural/hilly location with fabulous views over the surrounding valleys and hills. Extremely quiet and ideal for relaxing and walking.
Mr Van De Goor
July 2010
Outstanding property!
Mr Mrs Prior-Jones
August 2010
Beautiful area to be out and about in - cycling, walking and visiting local towns (Ledbury is a particularly pleasant place to visit). And the cottage was probably the best we've had so far. We also had the delights of the Perseid meteor shower and the Severn Bore on the same evening!
Mr Brockington
April 2010
Peaceful quiet location based on an non working farm. Unspoilt views of superb countryside. Upon arrival, we found a super welcome pack containing cider, welsh cakes and various local chutneys. An ideal spot to unwind.
Mr Sherwood
February 2010
Excellent standard of accommodation in beautiful location. Welcome basket had some lovely local treats in it which we really enjoyed.
Miss Skidmore
November 2009
The cottage was extremely comfortable and homely and provided a welcome cosy return at the end of each day of our holiday.
Miss Turland
January 2010
The property was lovely. Furnished to a high standard and had everything we could want for the stay. The un-spoilt location just made it even better.
Mr Mrs Mell
November 2009
Such a beautifully decorated property and it was a pleasure to stay in. The owners went the extra mile to make sure everything was taken care of. We have stayed in cottages before and we felt like their guests rather than customers. I would highly recommend staying there.
Mr Bradford
November 2009
The cottage was decorated and furnished to a very high standard in a beautiful part of the country within easy access to historic towns and the renowned Wye Valley and surrounding countryside. A very relaxing break.
Mrs Balder
September 2009
The cottage was of a very high standard, the interior was very impressive. Lots of interesting places to visit and things to do, Forest of Dean for walking, Symonds Yat river cruise, Hereford lovely quaint city.
Mr Miller
September 2009
Modern, clean interior and furnished to a very high standard. Fantastic quiet location but close enough by car to reach the surrounding area.
Mr Plant
September 2009
The accommodation was first class and extremely comfortable. It is situated in a beautiful area with access to many unique places and activities and was also very peaceful. The owners were very helpful. Couldn't recommend it more.
Mrs Horn
July 2009
A peaceful location.
Mr Phillips
September 2009
Beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the country. Very friendly owners, nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend to others.
Mr Hawkins
June 2009
Very good accommodation. Very nice owners. Lots of nice little touches.
Mr Scott
May 2009
The cottage was outstanding, very clean and well situated.The owners were incredibly helpful and we would love to return in the future.
Mrs Cooper
March 2009
The location was great and the cottage it was spotless. A lovely cottage.
Rev Paterson
March 2009
Outstanding accommodation, furnished and equipped with great taste and immaculately clean. Great location for walking and discovering the delights of the Wye Valley. Highly recommended.
Mrs James
February 2009
In a beautiful situation with glorious views from the French windows. A new property so is in excellent condition throughout.
Mrs Mclauchlan
August 2008
The accommodation was modern, yet welcoming. We loved the location, it is in a good position for traveling around.
Ms Oldroyd
January 2009
The hosts were very friendly and generous, leaving us a starter pack of wood for the fire and a welcome basket of treats!
Mrs Wightman
August 2008
Very friendly welcome. Beautiful decor.
Mrs Burns
August 2008
The owners had refurbished the property to a very high standard. Everything was pristine and very good quality. We loved all the little extra touches. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. We'd love to stay there again. It was just so lovely that we felt we could live there!
July 2013
This was our first time to this part of England and the property was ideal. Everything was as described and it is a great location for exploring the surrounding area such as Symonds Yat, the Forest of Dean and other places on the River Wye. We went cycling and walking in the area. The owner was very accommodating and all our needs were met. They even ensured we had good weather. Do take heed of the comments in other reviews about the spiral staircase and we were able to use the owner's own wifi which we were grateful for.
September 2012
This property has it all. Well appointed, comfortable accommodation combined with a lovely setting with excellent views from every aspect. The owner greeted us warmly and we were provided with a welcome pack containing local produce. The area is ideal for walkers or for exploring the area by car. I cannot think of a single way this property could be improved. However the spiral staircase to the bedroom could present problems to less mobile visitors.
March 2010
Howle Hideaway is a real gem hidden in the depth's of the Herefordshire countryside. The house has been beautifully decorated throughout to a very high standard and was a real 'cosy' place to stay as a couple. The property had a very large open plan lounge and kitchen with the bedroom on the first floor (via a quite tight spiral staircase). The owners of the property were very helpful and were willing to help out when we encountered problems with the weather (it snowed very heavily when we were there). There is also a lovely pub about a mile away which does grea food. All in all a great little hideaway for a romantic getaway from it all!
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