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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 3
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Family friendly
Party houses
Cinema Room
Wedding venues
Hen parties
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Through to March 2021 the property is available for bookings of 6 guests at a discounted rate
  • 14th Century country mansion set within 22 acres of Herefordshire countryside
  • Entertain with family and friends within the five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens
  • 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

 

Property code: 65881

With acres of grounds for you to explore it’s easy to forget that you close to the city of Hereford and the town of Leominster. Hereford sits on the banks of the River Wye, surrounded by gently rolling hills and the market town of Leominster is renowned for its eclectic range of antique shops. Rich in history, with Leominster Folk Museum and Weobley with some fine examples of the black and white beamed buildings. Eardisland, home to Burton Court, a 14th Century building which has enjoyed a potted history, has been associated with Henry, Prince of Wales and Owain Glyndwr. Visit Berrington Hall and Hampton Court Castle Estate. For walkers and cyclists, most of the rolling countryside and join the Wye Valley Walk or Offa’s Dyke.

This beautiful 14th Century country mansion is set at the end of a long private drive, enter the property on the ground floor, simply perfect for entertaining. You will find three large living areas, the lounge with an open fire, the inner hall which can be used as a reception room to enjoy arrival drinks with your guests and the snug, a more compact area designed for comfort where you can curl up in front of the Smart TV and read a book, it can also double as a room where children can play too. The dining room is a splendid place for large gatherings and the library is a great escape within the property, besides the vast collection of books to pore over there is a pool table for those who love a bit of light competitiveness. For the chef, there is a well-equipped kitchen with two double electric ovens and a five ring induction hob, a gas hob, microwave, two fridges and three freezers and two dishwashers, along with lots of workspace for caterers to work if required. A utility room is tucked away with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a games room with a table tennis arrangement, PlayStation 3 and a cinema area. So, when the day is done climb the stairs where you will find nine beautiful bedrooms. These include, a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) with en-suite shower room and WC, a further super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), two king-size bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms and WC, two king-size bedrooms which share a Jack and Jill en-suite shower room and WC, a further two king size bedrooms and finally, a double. There is a further bathroom with separate shower, bath and WC and a shower room with shower and WC also on the first floor.

The immediate grounds are the perfect backdrop for any celebration with five acres, much of which is landscaped to showcase the terraces and expansive lawns. There is a summer house, a charcoal BBQ, two fire pits and an orchard too with many more delightful features to encounter. The gardens are a wonderful place to wander, and for children there is a treasure hunt/nature trail along with a bagatelle of outdoor games like giant Jenga, croquet and a child’s swing.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £1,000 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • PLEASE NOTE- for bookings through to March 2021 the property is available for up to 6 guests. There will only be bedrooms available for 6 guests and there will be no access to the bar. This will be at a discounted rate, which is reflected in the prices on the website.
  • 9 bedrooms - 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as twins on request), 6 king-size and 1 double
  • 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 and WC
  • 2 double electric oven and 5 ring induction hob, gas hob, microwave, 2 fridges, 3 freezers and 2 dishwashers
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Hot tub can be arranged with the owner at additional cost - please enquire
  • Private bar in adjoining building (unstocked and unstaffed)
  • Games room with children's toys, table tennis table and cinema area with PlayStation 3 and projector with 90" screen
  • 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
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample private courtyard parking available (off-road)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub 3 miles and shop 1 mile (30 minute walk away)
  • Charcoal BBQ, clay pizza oven and 2 fire pits
  • 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

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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