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Historic Tudor Manor House in the Welsh Marches - log fires, walks, culture, fun

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ancient settlement going back to the Domesday book, now relaxing home from home

Upper House is a highly picturesque small Tudor Manor House that nestles above the tree-clad valley of the River Lugg bordering a courtyard of stone and oak barns and, beyond them, the tiny church of St Michael’s.

With an inglenook fireplace, flagstone floors and furnished with period furniture, this special house provides the opportunity to stay in a truly historic environment, but with the benefit of modern conveniences such as hot water, central heating and squishy sofas.

Summer drinks and barbeques can be enjoyed by the raised lily pond with its koi and golden carp and views beyond the rose-clad pergola and herbaceous border to farmland and the foothills of the Cambrian mountains.

Note: St Michael’s Church, recently restored, is also available for hire and provides a wonderful resource for weddings, or rehearsing, performing and recording chamber music. There is a monthly service and you may be lucky enough to catch an excellent concert or art exhibition there.

The property in detail:

The three main bedrooms sleep 6 - in two king-sized beds and two twins that can be enjoined on request. There is a fourth single bedroom suitable for a child that needs to be within earshot.

Egyptian cotton bedding is provided. Some beds have down pillows and duvets, others have micro-fibre.

There are two bathrooms - one with a shower cubicle - both with toilets.

The upstairs accommodation is very flexible, so that an ensuite bathroom can be arranged if required.

The main sitting room has a huge inglenook fireplace (all logs provided).

The snug has a wood-burner, television, wifi and an extensive library.

The house is entered via the dining hall with an oak refectory table, oak settle and leather farthingale chairs for fine dining.

The 'unfitted' kitchen has an oil-fired Rayburn and dual-fuel cooker, a dishwasher and a refrigerator. It is furnished with hand-made and antique furniture - including a gate-legged table, curved settle and traditional dresser and is well provided with cooking utensils, basic ingredients, herbs etc. and plenty of crockery and cutlery.

Off the kitchen is a large porch / boot room with cold storage (antique meat safe), freezer, micro-wave oven, washing machine and second sink. It opens on to the flag-stoned area outside and leads round the house to the

Outside dining area. Here there is a lean-to (where the logs and portable barbeque are housed) and a large, raised ornamental pond stocked with fish and lilies. Meals can be enjoyed at the large table under the chestnut tree or out on the large terraced area.

Children are welcome to enjoy the large garden.

One dog is welcome, but must be kept under control at all times as the property is surrounded by open countryside with sheep and sometimes cattle.

For walkers - the Offa's Dyke (and its long-distance footpath) is three minutes away. This is a particularly impressive section of this 7th century earthwork which still indicates a boundary between West Mercia (now part of England) and Wales. The Offa's Dyke Centre in nearby Knighton is a good source of maps and local tourist information as is the excellent museum / tourist information centre in Presteigne - 'The Judges Lodging'.

The nearest supermarket is 'Harry Tuffin's' at Knighton (a tourist attraction in itself!) and has a petrol station.

The best owner-run food shops are in Presteigne where there is an excellent Spanish deli., the Salty Dog - fresh fish and veg. - and a couple of 'corner shop' supermarkets. Artisan baker Alex Gooch's bread is available on a Saturday and an organic market-gardener brings her produce for sale outside the library on a Friday. The butcher sells meat from local farms. For the armchair shopper, Tesco's in Ludlow will deliver!

There is a wealth of activities available from the local Leisure Centre to mountain-bike riding (cycles available for hire in Presteigne), horse-riding, clay-pigeon shooting, fishing, bog-snorkelling (yes! though not every day ...) rally driving - the list is endless!

There is plenty of live music, both popular and classical, and professional theatre productions and cinemas within an easy drive. The local listings publication, Broad Sheep, is available online and a very useful resource.

There are several excellent places to eat including the Stagg at Titley (10 minutes away), The Riverside Inn at Aymestry (15 minutes) and Mr Underhills in Ludlow (30 minutes) and many traditional pubs that serve food. A visit should be made to the 'Workhouse' gallery and café in Presteigne.

Other interesting visits might include 'The Rodd' - home of Australian painter, Sidney Nolan where there are often exhibitions of his work - and furniture-maker, John Nethercott's showroom at Discoed and the many other craft galleries and studios that abound.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2018

About The Owner

www.JohnNethercott.co.uk is our main business - we design and make fine furniture and period architectural joinery to commission; our workshops and showroom are housed nearby. We have three grownup sons.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 1984

Why The Owner chose Presteigne

We bought the property for a song when it was 'ripe for development' and have spent most of our working lives carefully restoring it back its original 'glory' but with the benefit of modern conveniences such as central heating!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Presteigne in Presteigne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Shobdon Airfield
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
115 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Car: necessary

Discoed is a small hamlet, 3 miles from our closest town, Presteigne, and about half an hour's drive from more famous towns such as Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow.

Surrounded by open countryside and 5 minutes walk from the Offa's Dyke long distance footpath, Upper House is the perfect place to meet up with family and friends for a relaxing time.

There are things to do for everyone:

Restaurants: The Stagg Inn at Titley

The Riverside Inn at Aymestrey

Mr Underhills at Ludlow etc.

A wine bar (No. 46) and pubs in Presteigne

A leisure centre with swimming pool, gym and squash courts in Presteigne

Horse-riding, rally driving, golf, mountain bike trails, clay pigeon-shooting, vintage car trials, bog snorkelling etc.!

Annual classical music, literary and world music festivals

Classical music concerts, live bands, live theatre, cinema.

Discoed is within easy reach of day trips - to the west is the stunning Snowdonia National Park, the many castle of Wales and beyond the mountains, the beautiful Welsh Coast - to the east are the famous black and white village trails, the cathedral towns of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Shrewsbury etc.!

Our local listings magazine, Broad Sheep, is online and will give you a taste of what is on offer


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Presteigne, Powys and Brecon Beacons

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Homeaway doesn't calculate the prices the way we actually do.
There is a sliding scale of discount up to a maximum of approx. 35% for 7 nights plus
Please see http://upperhousediscoed.co.uk/bookings/ for the correct prices and for our booking terms (including cancellation charges etc.).
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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