This beautiful 17th century Grade II listed manor house stands in grounds of around 1 acre, on the banks of the River Arrow. It is on the Black and White Trail, and in one of Herefordshire's loveliest villages. Furnished with luxury and relaxation in mind, the house offers a mix of traditional style and 21st century technology such as 42inch flat-screen TV with Sky Plus and cinema surround-sound, and BT Broadband. The ground floor comprises a large kitchen with Aga and dining area, study, sitting room, living room with baby grand piano and inglenook fireplace, and separate dining room to seat up to 22. The 11 bedrooms (4 en suite) contain 8 kings and 3 double beds, including 4 four-posters. There is a large garden with hot tub, dovecote and 2 barbecues (one gas, one charcoal), plus a games barn with table tennis, air hockey, football and pool tables. This property is family-friendly. It is not an appropriate venue for amplified music or loud/late-night parties.
Eating Out: The Cross Inn, Eardisland, 01544 388249;
New Inn, Pembridge, 01544 388427;
Angel Inn and Restaurant, Kingsland (Award-winning pub food), 01568 8355
Stagg Inn, Titley (Michelin-starred)
The Village: Eardlisland Parish Church and St Mary the Virgin dates back to the 14th century, and regularly holds exhibitions and Flower Festivals. The dovecote (the rear of which is situated in the garden of the Manor House), is a Grade II listed building which has recently been restored and houses an exhibition about the village. Access to the dovecote is via the main public entrance.
There are 2 public houses in the village; The White Swan Inn and The Cross Inn. Both serve home-cooked food. In addition there are tea rooms open 7 days per week and a part-time post office and general store.
Please note that the Manor House is situated in the centre of the peaceful village of Eardisland and has near neighbours. It is therefore not a suitable location for loud parties and/or amplified music, but perfect for relaxing and enjoying this quintessential English village.
Ludlow: The nearby historic market town of Ludlow has been referred to as 'the perfect historic town'. It has a castle, over 500 listed buildings, and still retains it's medieval street layout. It hosts an annual 3-day food festival, and a weekly producers market, offering locally grown cheeses, fish, meat, poultry, game, fuit and vegetables.
Also known as Britain's food capital, it boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere in Britain outside London.