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Romantic Holiday Cottage, Kington, Nr Hay On Wye, Welsh Borders Wales

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Romantic And Comfortable Cottage With Period Features And All Mod Cons

Blodeuwedd Cottage is located on a single track no-through road and on the edge of the attractive and thriving market town of Kington, a 'Border Town' in the Welsh Marches. It’s only 10 minutes walk to local shops, deli, tourist info, post office, takeaways, restaurants, pubs etc. The cottage is named after Blodeuwedd (meaning 'Flower Face'), a beautiful woman who was cursed and turned into an owl in one of the stories belonging to the Mabinogion, a famous collection of old Welsh legends.

The cottage is several hundred years old and is one half of a traditional Welsh long-house. One can see how the central circular fireplace has been divided in two, probably a hundred years ago or more. Both the lounge and front bedroom have lots of exposed beams and many of the walls downstairs are natural local stone.

The cottage is wonderfully romantic for a couple and quite magical for children and therefore also ideally suited for families. We also regularly let to walkers and cyclists. The property is full of character with lots of period features. Charming living room with exposed beams and wood burning stove. Bright kitchen, spacious garden and terrace with BBQ. Fitted with all mod cons such as individually adjustable heating in all rooms, DVD player, Sky TV, internet, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine etc.

Use of local guide books and maps are complimentary during your stay.

• Rates are inclusive of bed linen and towels, water, heating, electricity, fire wood and final cleaning. All rates are quoted for maximum 4 adults and 1 child. The £150 security deposit is held against key loss and breakages or damage, and is returnable within 10 working days after inventory check.

• Changeover day is usually Saturday but negotiable.

• Please contact us for information on discounted long term rental possibilities or with any other questions.

Sorry, no pets allowed (not even small and cuddly ones).

We use the place too for weekends and have tried to make it a really lovely place to stay… somewhere to relax and the perfect base to visit some of the loveliest and most rural countryside in our isles.

Romantic things to do in the area:

Watch the sunset go down over the Welsh Mountains from the top of the Whimble. Or walk across Hergest Ridge, both listening to ‘Hergest Ridge’ by Mike Oldfield on your iPods and take a break at the bench under the Monkey Puzzle trees to admire the views. Or have a pint of real ale in the Olde Tavern in Kington. Or walk along the Fairy Path and visit the 30m high waterfall ‘Water-Break-Its-Neck’. Or ride ponies through the Black Mountains. Or have a picnic in a cider orchard. Or take afternoon tea on the veranda at Hergest Croft Gardens. Or paddle a canoe down the river Wye. Or visit the heart-shaped waterfall above Hafod. Or watch the Red Kites soaring above Radnorshire Forest. Or have morning coffee with a beautiful slice of cake at the historic Thomas Shop in Penybont. Or share an adrenaline rush by taking part in extreme sports at the Black Mountain Adventure Centre including zip wires, canyoning and abseiling.

Walking, Cycling, Riding:

The cottage is on the Offa’s Dyke walking path and close to the Wye Valley Walk, Glyndwr’s Walk and Mortimer’s Trail Longmynd, Stipperstones and Wenlock Edge are an easy drive to the Northeast, to the South are the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons and the West the Radnorshire Forest, Elan Valley, Hafod and Plynlimon. The opportunities for short circular walks to strenuous distances across remote countryside are some of the best in Britain. For mountain biking, there is a fantastic off-road trail through the Elan Valley, enormous numbers of bridleways across the open moorland in the area and hundreds of miles of forest tracks. Bicycle hire can be arranged. We can give you details of riding schools offering pony trekking through the mountains and indoor riding. Stabling can be arranged. The weather conditions are varied across the area, so with a bit of planning one can usually find somewhere good to go every day, even during unsettled weather periods. Great game and carp fishing nearby and shooting.

Festivals and Events

Blodeuwedd Cottage is an ideal base to explore the region and take part in local festivals and events. We have listed a small selection of upcoming events, for which the cottage is either a very local accommodation option or at the most 45 minute drive away.

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More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much. We have had a wonderful week. Lovely cottage & special touches. Thank you!

Susie, Martin & Thomas

[from visitor book]
Sep 2012
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Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shower and bath. Heated towel rail. Bath seat available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , additional fold-down bed
  • The main bedroom is very romantic. It has exposed wooden beams and a beautiful four-poster bed with comfy mattress. We provide high quality white linen, warm duvets and plenty of pillows. Wardrobe and lots of drawer space. This is an old cottage and the rooms are not huge, but they work as proper double bed-rooms just fine and feel really cosy and special. They are both romantic and the sort of bedrooms kids love.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Sky TV. Broadband internet (wifi and wired). Very completely furnished with high quality furnishings and decorated as a home, not a holiday let. Extensive collection of local guide books and maps. Log-burner and free logs plus excellent heating. Very well equipped kitchen with many gadgets. Large fridge-freezer, eye-level double oven/grill, dishwasher. Beautiful slate floor and rugs downstairs, carpeted upstairs. Lovely garden adjacent to castle mound with gorgeous views to surrounding hills and wonderful sunsets. Pretty patio with BBQ and good quality table, chairs and umbrella. Access from the door to outstanding walks including Offa's Dyke National Path and storage space for coats, shoe rack etc. Quiet no-through road but only a few minutes walk from all local amenities.


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Romantic Holiday Cottage, Kington, Nr Hay On Wye, Welsh Borders Wales
average rating of 4.769231 based on 34 reviews

Lovely little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our weekend away. It had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Nice location for visiting

  • 4 of 5

Good location for our stay

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Lovely cosy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Made to feel very welcome on arrival with birthday wishes from Verena for one or our party.

Cottage is cosy with very comfy beds. Had a great relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Cosy cottage in an excellent location

  • 4 of 5

The location of the cottage was very good, about 10 minutes walking into Kington & handy for the main road. It was warm & comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The bathroom could do with some updating though the shower was good. Despite the proximity to the main road it was quiet & there was some good walking right from the door - Hergest Ridge & Bradnor Hill.

Plenty of places to eat in Kington, Presteigne or Knighton. Stunning scenery round about.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Utterly delightful cottage, could not have been happier with everything. A real home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything clean and fresh and lovely, this is the most well-equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, even had thermos flasks and a pizza cutter! Verena could not have been more helpful. Walks literally from your doorstep, we crossed over the road, down a public footpath and walked up to Hergest Croft Gardens. We came with our nearly fifteen year old daughter and had a great time, but perfect for honeymooners, (I would imagine it would be very cosy in winter), small families or two couples. Perfectly positioned for Kington which must be the friendliest town in England! We came without a car, took a train to Hereford, and using the reliable Sergents buses (timetable essential) found it all doable, Went to charming Weobly, Water Break it's Neck Waterfall (ask the driver and he will stop for you) and ventured into Wales. It is worth coming here just to visit the Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre, again we walked, bit of a trek ,but perfect on a sunny day. Brilliant for All ages!

The top garden is enclosed and lovely and more loveliness waits you at the end of the garden??! If you are after peace and quiet, yet want lots to do and a cosy cottage to return to then this is the place for you. Perfect! A million thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage and found it to be very comfortable. Myself, wife and 3 boys had a fantastic holiday in Kington. Did some walks from the house including Hergest Ridge. If you can make it to Elan Valley would recommend as real hidden gem, great for bike riding. First time visitors to the area and really fell in love with the place. The cottage is well equipped, we mainly ate at home in evenings and wasn't lacking for any kitchen equipment. The town was just a short walk away via churchyard. Wi-fi worked well, a definite for teenage son on his phone.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Recommend: The Olde Tavern -real ale
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kington Golf Club -highest 18 hole course in Engl
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

c. 40% DISCOUNT on weekly bookings for most of the year (£320 per week outside of holiday periods)

Rates include bed linen and towels, water, heating, electricity, fire wood and final cleaning for max. 4 adults +1 child. 25% deposit needed to secure booking, balance payable 60 days prior to arrival, together with a security deposit of £150 (held against key loss and breakages/damage and returnable within 14 days after stay/inventory check).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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