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The Country Retreat

Leominster (4mls SE), Herefordshire

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Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 4
grade 5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Party houses
Cinema Room
Wedding venues
Hen parties
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 14th Century country mansion set within 22 acres of Herefordshire countryside, accommodating up to 24 guests
  • Entertain with family and friends within the 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and a nature trail for the younger members of the family to explore
  • The perfect backdrop for any special occasion whatever the time of year, with great social space to include a separate bar area, games and cinema room, library and pool table and wood-panelled dining room
  • Enjoy the mansion's own vineyard which produces sparkling wine, cider and apple juice
  • Can be booked alongside another property - Garden House - Broadfield (see link at the bottom of the page) - which sleeps a further 6+1 guests - please contact us for details
Property code: 65881

Enjoying an idyllic location in the Herefordshire countryside, close to the market town of Leominster (6.5 miles), this wonderful nine-bedroom period property is perfect for special celebrations with family and friends. With five reception rooms, this country mansion is ideal for entertaining evenings, whether it’s cocktails in the inner hall or gourmet meals in the formal dining room. Relax in the library with a game of pool at the full-sized table as younger guests enjoy the games room. Outside there are 5 acres of gardens, with a fire pit for chilled evenings and drinks under the stars.

 

Approached via a long private driveway, this imposing country mansion blends original features with contemporary style. The inner hall is a lovely space to greet guests with a welcome drink. Seek out a quiet moment curled up with the latest bestseller in the snug. The whole group can relax in the main lounge as the flames flicker in the open fire. Get competitive in the games room at the table tennis table or on the PlayStation 3. Pot the black on the library pool table, a relaxing room where you can play late into the night. Prepare delicious dinners in the well-equipped kitchen which comes complete with duplicate dishwashers and fridge/freezers for your convenience and linger over supper in the stylish dining room. When it’s time for bed, head upstairs where you will find the nine well-appointed bedrooms. There are also six bathrooms within the property, including three en-suite shower rooms. Stepping outside there are 5 acres of landscaped and terraced gardens, ideal for celebrations. Sip a glass of wine in the summer house or pick up a mallet for a game on the croquet lawn.  Enjoy picnics in the orchard or follow the nature trails through the grounds. Younger guests will love the garden games available, including giant Jenga, or spend hours being pushed in the swing. There is ample off-road parking.

 

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  • Sleeps 18+6
  • 9 bedrooms - 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as twins on request), 6 king-size and 1 double
  • 4 additional single put up beds (can be requested at an additional cost)
  • 1 double sofa bed in the snug (can be requested at an additional cost)
  • 6 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 Jack and Jill shower room and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC and 3 en-suite shower rooms with WCs
  • 2 additional downstairs WCs
  • 2 double electric oven and 5 ring induction hob, microwave, 3 fridges, 2 freezers and 2 dishwashers
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Hot tub available 1st November-7th April; can also be arranged outside these months with owner
  • Private bar in adjoining building (unstocked and unstaffed) with WCs
  • Games room with children's toys, table tennis table and cinema area with PlayStation 3 and projector with 90" screen
  • Cots and highchairs available upon request
  • TV and PlayStation 3 in snug
  • Bluetooth soundbar and subwoofer
  • Library with pool table
  • Open fire with plenty of logs provided in snug, inner hall, lounge and dining room
  • Ample private courtyard parking available (off-road)
  • Pub and shop 1 mile
  • 1 fire pit and a 1 clay pizza oven (set up charges apply)
  • Croquet lawn and garden games
  • 5 acres of private grounds including walled kitchen garden, small vineyard, orchard, open lawns, terraced rose garden and woods
  • Available for private events and weddings - please enquire
  • Extended check out time on a Sunday of 1pm
  • Can be booked alongside another property which sleeps a further 6+1 guests - please contact us for details
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £1000 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £70. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The historic Hampton Court Castle (3.5 miles) sits on the edge of the town and is a wonderful place to visit with its award-winning gardens and 15th-century buildings. Large groups can enjoy discounted entry prices, so pack a picnic and spend the day stretching your legs along the river walk or getting lost in the maze. Test your head for heights with a high rope adventure at Oaker Wood (9.5 miles) where there are a host of activities on offer in the 175-acre woods. Queenswood Country Park (4.5 miles) is a lovely place to spend the day with waymarked walking trails to suit all ages and abilities.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Reviewed by Nicholas 27th May 2024

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A wonderful property, perfect for a half-term break with friends and their families.

Reviewed by Anna 10th November 2023

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Superb, luxury house, perfect for cosy winters. There are multiple open fires (and plenty of dry wood) including the spectacular inglenook in the dining hall. A real treat for a grown up weekend away to celebrate our collective 40ths.

Reviewed by Paul 14th August 2023

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One of the best holidays we've had in this country. We had 18 people there for 2 friends 60th birthday celebration and not one single negative comment from anybody throughout our 4 day stay. We all said it was fantastic with great facilities and comfortable. Not to mention the stunning views and the historic property itself.

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