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The Lodge Canon Bridge

Madley, Herefordshire

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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Party houses
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Architect designed home set within half an acre of gardens in a rural location
  • A private hot tub within the grounds with views across to the Black Mountains
  • A games room, private gym, superb entertaining spaces and top-quality features
Property code: 78646

Set on a small country estate with working farm overlooking the glorious Herefordshire countryside, with the beauty of the great outdoors on your doorstep, it's time to embrace an English Staycation. With friends, family and maybe your dog, let's start your journey to this stylish home that’s simply perfect for your getaway. The traditional village of Madley is within walking distance and offers a well-stocked village store and traditional inn, excellent fish and chips, plus a 9 hole golf course and tennis courts. The area offers great walking with footpaths and quiet lanes spilling out in each direction from the property. You can amble across the farmland after a lazy lunch, a picnic alongside the River Wye or tackle Hay Bluff, The Black Mountains or Brecon Beacons. Ideal for cyclists or why not hire a canoe and take time to enjoy the River. A trip to one of the many market towns is a must where you can pick up local produce from a farmers market or browse the independent shops, Hay-on-Wye is famed for books and the annual international literary festival and the market towns of Monmouth, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Ludlow, Kington and Leominster all welcome you with an eclectic range of independent shops. Or step back in time and visit one of the many castles or historic monuments that are dotted across this border country. Nearby are opportunities for hobbies such as fishing.

The owners have ensured their exceptional attention to detail and style has been applied to every standard of the design, furnishings and feel of the property. Their objective is that your stay in this sumptuous abode in its incredible surroundings is perfect. This is THE destination for your rural idyllic break where you can enjoy elegantly styled, contemporary and spacious accommodation all set in a peaceful, highly private spot with far reaching views. Almost every item in the entire home is brand new for Summer 2020, ideal for keeping you safe whilst you relax and enjoy yourselves.

Take in the views as you turn onto the wide, sweeping gravelled driveway and meticulously maintained half acre of landscaped, private grounds which adjoin open fields that lead up to the Black Mountains. A grand canopy porch leads into the galleried reception hall; once you have settled in you will be able to relax and enjoy pre-dinner drinks from the bar. The fabulously bright and airy kitchen /dining room is a haven for the best of chefs with a contemporary styled kitchen offering a gas Rangemaster oven, American fridge freezer with chilled water and ice maker, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and professional juicer. A central table and chairs for four is the perfect stop for afternoon tea with the papers or for children’s snacks. The dining area has views on three sides across the countryside with a table to seat 10. The utility room has a cordless Dyson and space for dogs, coats and boots. There is also a WC. The drawing room is a huge and sumptuous space where you can relax in pure style, light the wood burner and catch up with friends. Both main reception rooms have 55’ or 65” Ultra HD Smart TV with sound bar and Blu-ray where you can relax and make use of the Sky+ package including sports, cinema, kids Disney+ and Netflix. For fun the games room has been finished with quirky pieces and a welcoming style, perfect to bring out your competitive side and set up a pool tournament, there is also a selection of board games. A study is ideal if you need to work whilst away and holds a wide-ranging selection of books for both adults and children.

For fitness there is a private gym set up adjoining the carport for you to enjoy a workout before breakfast with weight bench and bar, bike, bands and more. When the day is done climb the stairs onto the spacious mezzanine landing where you will find several cosy seating areas, ideal for you and your favourite book. There are five bedrooms all finished with crisp bed linen, cosy throws and fresh towels. The super-king-size main bedroom has a Juliet balcony with a picture window offering the most stunning views, this room has a large en-suite with separate shower, free standing bath, double vanity units and WC. There are two king-size rooms each with deep window seats to enjoy the view, and one has an en-suite shower and WC. At either end of the home are two versatile rooms which can each be set up either as super-king or twin rooms. There is also a bathroom with separate shower, bath and WC and a further shower room with WC on this floor.

The beautifully kept gardens are enclosed by estate railings and double gates. There are super views across the open fields and onto the Black Mountains, there is a large, private hot tub set to the side where you can enjoy catching up with everyone under the stars. A phenomenal variety of birdsong can be heard when you are outdoors and even when you are inside with a window open. A patio area is set up with table and chairs for summer dining with a large parasol, a BBQ and garden games. There is ample parking to the front with a large turning circle along with a secure rack for bikes and double carport which includes a covered table tennis table.

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

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  • 5 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (that can be made into twin beds on request when booking), 1 super-king-size, 2 king-size
  • 4 bathrooms, 1 bathroom with separate shower and WC, 1 shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with separate shower and WC, WC on the ground floor.
  • Gas Rangemaster oven, microwave, American Fridge/freezer with icemaker, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, professional juicer
  • Utility room washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Games room with Pool table, Bose speakers, 55” Ultra HD Smart TV with soundbar, blu-ray and DVD (and selection of DVD’s), selection of board games.
  • Covered table tennis table in the carport/gym area
  • Lots of books
  • 65” Ultra HD Smart TV in drawing room
  • Sky+ multi-room package offering sports, cinema, kids, Disney+ and Netflix
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Private hot tub, towels included
  • Private gym
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Garden games available (e.g. badminton, children’s croquet)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Books and games for children
  • Pub and village shop within walking distance
  • BBQ and garden games
  • Bike storage

The thriving city of Hereford is just 8 miles away and is the beginning of the 150-mile Herefordshire Trail; pack a picnic and go on long group walks. Pick up local produce at one of the pretty market towns; Ross-on-Wye (19 miles) has plenty of independent shops and Hay-on-Wye (16 miles) is well-known for its bookshops. HS Activities (10 miles) is ideal for group bonding over laser tag or paintballing, while more peaceful guests might prefer a picnic and a llama trek from Old King Street farm (11.5 miles).

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This property is personally managed by Samantha.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Zoe 1st May 2021

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Beautiful house with beautiful views everywhere very peaceful. The house has a fantastic layout and definitely a place to escape reality. All the facilities were there more than we planned for so that was great. The hosts are very accommodating.

Reviewed by Damian 11th December 2020

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Reviewed by Kirsty 23rd October 2020

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We stayed here during the last week in October and we cannot praise it highly enough. From the minute we arrived, with warm lights glowing from each room, we were in love with it! Jo has created a stylish, luxurious, comfortable and welcoming retreat and simply put, we didnt want to leave! Jo could not have been more generous in her welcome; she isRead more a wonderful host. The photos do not do the house justice at all - it looks even better in real life than it does in the photos. Just so beautiful!! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 2nd October 2020

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Wow, this property is absolutely stunning. The attention to detail and the special touches by the owners helped to make our stay just perfect. Nothing was too much trouble. The property is just as amazing as the photographs suggest. It is well equipped with everything you need to cook, relax or work. It is well laid out, spacious and very comfortabRead morele. The views are so beautiful from every room. We cannot wait to return. Thank you so much for an amazing stay, Hide

Reviewed by Gary 11th September 2020

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Fantastic property in a great location. Had everything we needed (and more) for a few days away. Very much recommended as the photographs really don't do the property justice.

Reviewed by Jess 4th September 2020

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We went away as a family of 9 in early September, we had seen The Lodge online and it certainly lived up to our expectations and more. The setting was gorgeous, we were lucky enough to have the sheep in the field in front of us, its so quiet and relaxing. The house was spotless and had everything we could imagine we needed and the decor was modern Read morebut homely. Joanna was fantastic and answered all our questions and made us feel very well looked after. We cant wait to come back :-) Hide

Reviewed by Sophie 14th August 2020

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The house is just as stunning as it looks on the pictures! It was finished to a very high standard and had everything you might need for your stay. Joanna was a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble, we had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by David 7th August 2020

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The accommodation was 1st class. The facilities were excellent and the location perfect for visiting nearby towns/villages

Reviewed by Carol 31st July 2020

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We were only the fourth family to use the property and everything was sparkling new and clean. All the facilities are of the highest standard, well designed with a great deal of style. The property is very roomy so we would all find our own space. No issues at all with the house which was equipped with everything one could wish for.

Reviewed by Sam 24th July 2020

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The house is immaculate and decorated to an extremely high standard. We were only the 3rd people to stay in the house and our host, Joanna, made every effort to make our stay as comfortable as possible, even having a tumble dryer installed in the week we there, when we enquired if they had one! The hot tub is a real bonus at the end of a day walkinRead moreg in the hills, very highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Sara 17th July 2020

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This beautiful modern property was as the stunning website photographs show. With a warm and personal welcome from the owners who made the stay perfect. Nothing too much trouble. A peaceful stay with stunning views we were able to canoe on the Wye, go kart and ramble through the local footpaths. Perfect time to visit for the local delicious juicy cRead moreherry crop in season. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 10th July 2020

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The owners have paid incredible attention to detail, both inside and outside the house. The interiors made us feel as though we were staying in a stylish show home, with every home comfort. After full days exploring all that Herefordshire has to offer, it was lovely to return to this stunning house for a cocktail (made in its own cocktail bar) and Read morea dip in the jacuzzi, to admire the fabulous views. Wonderful! Hide

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