This former 18th century Inn featured on a popular Channel 4 TV show, set within its own secure grounds is a unique property in which to enjoy a holiday and sleeps up to 16 people. This property, which featured on the Channel 4 TV show 'Country House Rescue' in April 2010, is a splendid example of Victorian architecture, and simply exudes character. The moment guests steps through the grand entrance they know they are in for a memorable holiday. The well equipped kitchen boasts an Aga, whilst the six bedrooms offer sumptuous sleeping accommodation. There is a family room providing a space for younger members of the party, and 'grown-ups' can... enjoy the ambience of the spacious drawing room with its baby grand piano and dance floor. With many other rooms and set in beautiful grounds, this magnificent property makes a perfect venue for larger gatherings with family or friends who wish to visit this fabulous area.
Amenities: Oil central heating with two woodburners and open fire. Four oven AGA, electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TVs with Sky, DVDs, Wii, WiFi, telephone. Piano & table tennis table. Fuel, power and starter packs for fire and woodburners inc. in rent, extra fuel available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 7 cars. Covered bike storage. Large, fully enclosed and secure lawned garden with spacious gravelled sitting area, hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Access to Abbey Dore Court Gardens (when open to the public between April and end of September, by arrangement). Two dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 15 mins walk. Note: A fenced river runs through the grounds of the property approximately 20 yards from the house, children should be supervised at all times. Note: 4pm check-in.
Region: Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye.
Town: Situated on the River Dore, the delightful village of Abbey Dore lies at the southern end of the Stunning Golden Valley, close to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park. The village is the setting for Abbey Dore Court Gardens, which is open to the public between April and September. The history of the Abbey goes back to 1147 when it was founded by Cistercian Monks, and then restored to its present form in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its many bookshops, is just 15 miles away. Nearby Hereford is an ancient town dating back to the 7th century and is steeped in history, while Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley provide ample opportunity for walkers.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, high chair, cooker.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Huge house, lovely area, discreet but attentive hosts. Trout fishing on the first day of the season, too
The Edwards Family
A really special place to stay
Left on 12/05/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | The Edwards Family
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at abbey Dore Court, which is a stunning property and was ideal for our family get together.
Beautiful house, fantastic personal service.
Left on 06/27/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Sally Hems
We booked abbey Dore for an adventure Fitness bootcamp and Claire and Jules were really helpful, letting us view the property beforehand and giving us advice on the best places to visit locally.
When there were problems with the aGa, they were quick to let us know and come to an arrangement over the price.
I was more than a little bit gutted to be arranging the bootcamp and not get the chance to relax in what is a beautifully decorated and well equipped property. Everyone who came loved it though.
The highlight of the week for me was doing yoga in the stunning living room.
Hoping to return with family or friends next time.
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Joy
This was truly a luxurious holiday and well worth the stay. The home was so comfortable and magnificent. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of cutlery and crockery. The owners were on hand to deal with anything that we needed and left a basket of cakes and wine on the kitchen table for us to enjoy on arrival. It was wonderful to wake up and look over the fields. It was quiet and peaceful with the most amazing grounds to play games or just sit and enjoy the fresh air. The lounge was huge complete with grand piano with fresh windows opening to the outside. There was even a games room for the children complete with lots of toys and games. The bedrooms were absolutely beautiful and well decorated. All in all, it was perfect for a large group of people with enough room in the house for everyone to wander around and not feel on top of each other. There were lovely walks from the home along the road and the the main town of Hereford was not too far to drive. There was nothing that we did not like, everything was perfect with our stay and I wished we could have stayed longer.
Brilliant family celebration in a wonderful location at an amazi
Left on 01/09/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | Susan Carol
The owners were extremely helpful and dealt with any problems immediately. They put us in touch with people to provide special party food and were on hand to advise on other places to find what we needed. We would go there again, maybe in the summer, and explore further afield. Walks from the house great.
Loved the big ballroom for a party and the massive family bedroom, plus the variety of spaces for everyone, especially for playing the wii. Problems with the odours in the dining room (and later the sitting room) meant we spent more time in the other rooms, and the kitchen.
Enjoyable relaxing holiday.
Left on 11/14/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Brian Jordan
Good overall accommodation and garden.
One complaint is the lack of wardrobe space for all the bedrooms except the master bedroom. Even if wardrobes were placed on the landings outside the bedrooms this would help.
Kinston-Upon-Hull,EastRiding of yorkshire
Best holiday accomodation in 9yrs of cottage hols
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Pete
Excellent service.Scale & quality of furnishing was superb.(Mind you,it had undergone necessary,recent refurbishment)Our family quickly gelled with the owner's family having Lurchers in common.Lication was beautifully rural inc traditional village fete.Bird watching also VG.I cannot recall anything to like least!! We hope to visit again within 2-3yrs
A Perfect Famuily Holiday
Left on 09/15/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Anne James
Abbey Dore was a spacious, comfortable, attractive holiday house - space for a family of 17 to be together and space for us to be on our own when required. The garden offered space to sit and space for the children to play
We could not have asked for more.
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