The Stables holiday accommodation is accredited with Visit Britain and we are proud to have been awarded a 4 star 'Gold' Award. The cottage is situated in a quiet courtyard of our home. It is off the beaten track in a peaceful medieval hamlet and is surrounded by gardens and beautiful north Herefordshire countryside. It is situated in the middle of 'The black and white village trail'.
The conversion has been sympathetically undertaken with slate floors, bespoke kitchen and contemporary shower room.
The Stables offers single storey accommodation for 2 people, and guests are very welcome to make use of the outdoor heated swimming pool (open approx May to September) and our all-weather tennis court.
We really do offer peace and quiet in a beautiful part of England!
Dogs policy: We regret that we cannot accept dogs.
Around and about Lower Hardwick: We are surrounded by countryside and own about 14 acres of land, which includes gardens, pasture and a traditional cider orchard which is the home of 100 (last count!) trees, many of which are in their 60th year.
The swimming pool is tucked away and surrounded by slate terracing.. There is plenty of hardwood furniture and from the terrace you can enjoy wonderful views of the land and The Black Mountains in the far distance. There are changing and shower facilities within the former threshing barn which is alongside the pool.
The modern all-weather tennis court is adjacent to the pool terrace. We can usually provide guests with balls, but do bring rackets and correct footwear if you do intend to use it. Both the pool and the tennis court are shared with our family, but we always try to keep ourselves out of the way when our guests want to use the facilities.
We also have a table tennis table. In another part of the gardens is a large traditional greenhouse, furnished with Lloyd Loom furniture. Guests are very welcome to sit here and relax; especially useful when the weather isn't quite warm enough to sit out! Adjoining The Stables is a private gravelled terrace with hardwood table, chairs and parosol.
The famous 'Herefordshire Black and White' village trail can be joined just over a mile away, and it offers a tour of beautiful traditional timer-framed villages, with pubs and tea rooms as you go. The surrounding area offers lovely market towns such as Ludlow, Ledbury and Hay on Wye, and countless unspoilt villages. There are hills, woods and commons to walk, and a variety of historic houses, castles and gardens open to the public.
We are spoilt with several pubs and restaurants iin the area offering excellent food, all within easy reach. If you want to cater yourself, our two local villages offers an excellent farm shop including a butchers counter, a community shop stocked with many locally produced lines and a wonderful village shop which doubles up as a great tea room. Our local town, Leominster has several quality individual food shops which allows you to avoid the supermarkets for a while!
We always have excellent customer feedback. (Please note, we did not advertise on HomeAway for a couple of years, and so the reviews currently only show up to 2015! Continued guest satisfaction was received during the intervening time though!!)