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Dukes Farm

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Excellent 5/5

91 reviews

from £236 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Farmhouse / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 15

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Farmhouse / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Stunning views in the most remote and scenic part of southern Britain. Accommodation of a luxury standard: underfloor heating, English oak fittings, antique furniture, high quality electrical goods, pure down duvets & cotton bedding, excellently equipped and supplied with consumables, well-maintained grounds.

Games room with pool, ping-pong, table football, maps, rich library of DVDs, books and games.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 7 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Abergavenny 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, King Beds (6), Single beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users

The Herefordshire region

A thousand years ago, this was the most desperate, dangerous and war-torn part of the British Isles. But also the richest and most sought-after. It left us with the romantic ruins and powerful stories of a troubled past, studded with characterful villages, quirky farmsteads, all in fantastic countryside.

Set in the rain shadow and facing south west towards the Black Mountains, Dukes Farm gets the best of the view, the sun and the weather. It is literally 'smiling across at the Black Hill'.

Black Mountain

Our local town, Hay-on-Wye hosts the world's most famous literary festival, and is known for its retail richness, good cafés and gentle charm, as well as its cultural life.

Sufficiently remote that all local pubs are free houses, full of character, the local production is cider, and there are dozens of local brews to try.

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9 Aug 2013


"All 3 generations in our family group had a wonderful time!"

The accommodation was so comfortable and easy to be in; the barns have all been beautifully renovated and are so well equipped, for our family group ranging from 3 - 65 yrs we had everything we needed. There was so much to see and do too, we never ran out of ideas. Walking locally was great but there is also much for children of all ages to see and learn about as well. We brought our young dog and he settled in well and we were able to take him for a family dinner at the Bridge Inn where both children and dogs are made welcome and the food is fantastically good value for money. Ruth & Ken were very kind and helpful and were always on hand to answer any questions, and Ruth even went to the extreme of showing our 5 year old grandson how to prune the vines in the vineyard, much to his delight! Thank you Ruth! We would thoroughly recommend this venue to anyone.

9 Aug 2013


"even better than the brochure"

We booked Dukes Farm for a family get-together to celebrate my mum's 90th birthday. It was perfect. Cousins, children - their boyfriends and girlfriends all had beautifully-furnished rooms, discovered with squeals of delight. Piles of lovely fluffy towels & duvets too. Swallow Barn easily accommodated group meals and party games. Everythingl we might need was generously supplied. Ruth & Ken were very welcoming - there if we needed them but discreetly in the background. They have created a beautiful atmosphere for any gathering.

14 Jul 2013


"Lux, characterful, incredible views"

My mum and I stayed here for a long weekend. The weather was appalling, but the converted barn was so cosy and nice to be in that it didn't matter. There was a wood burner that kept us toasty. One evening we sat outside and had a drink looking at the stunning view, which really is a lovely feature of this place. This is a tastefully converted barn, that has been made into 3 apartments. There is a games room and walks from the house. It is in a beautiful and quiet part of the world. It was well equipt and comfortable and was suitably delux for us both. The owners are extremely welcoming, friendly and generous people.

5 Jun 2013


"A Perfect Break"

We stayed in the Goose Cotts for three nights, and we will definitely be back to stay there again. The accommodation is fantastic, a beautiful old building professionally modernised to a very high standard and very well equipped. Everything about this property is comfortable and Ken and Ruth are the most friendly of hosts. The area is spectacular too. We deliberately chose not to use the car while there and to simply have a relaxing weekend, walking and eating at the splendid local pubs (Bull's Head, Craswall and Bridge, Michaelchurch). The views of the mountains on one side and the rolling Hereford hills on the other are amazing. We ventured slightly further afield on our way home, and next time we will explore the area a little more. If you want a quiet break, Duke's Farm is perfect.

3 May 2013


"The perfect holiday setting"

We stayed in the Goose Cotts on our 4th visit to this wonderful place. Ruth and Ken always provide a warm welcome. The cottages are well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Goose Cotts is an ideal stay for a couple and provides a warm and cosy environment. The landscape surrounding the cottage is delightful and a very peaceful area to stay. There are many attractions and places to visit within a short distance and this is a relaxing holiday in an idyllic location.

16 Apr 2013


"The one place we keep going back to...."

We have stayed at Dukes Farm numerous times over the last four years and can honestly say that it is the one place we always want to return to. We enjoy walking with Ted our Border Terrier and Craswall is on the doorstep of some of the most beautiful (and exhausting) scenery you will ever see. The cottages are superbly finished and you do not want for anything however if there was something you lacked I'm convinced Ken and Ruth (the owners) would soon find a solution. Dukes Farm is the perfect place for unwinding and getting away from the day to day tribulations of life!

12 Apr 2013


"A wonderful venue for a special long weekend!"

After a long trip from London we arrived at Duke's Farm, having passed through a a dramatic snow-covered landscape, to be suitably impressed with the delightfully remote and simply picturesque setting. The beautifully beamed interior, substantial log burner and open-plan living area were a joy to behold. Having woken to sunshine on the first morning, we relished the opportunity to explore the delightful grounds and indulge in the favoured pastime of photography. Swallow Barn became very much our home for the duration of our stay, which was a special family celebration. So comfortable, well equipped, warm and cosy. Our time there has created some fond memories, much endorsed by the hospitality of our hosts. We would very much recommend Duke's Farm, and hope to return there as a family in the near future;

21 Feb 2013


"A fabulous, superbly equipped and comfortable place to stay."

We rented The Granary and Swallow Barn for my father's 70th Birthday. This was a great place to stay with extended family. The hosts (Ruth and Ken Watkins) were very accommodating with our slightly complicated requests for additional days. The accommodation was excellent with lovely attention to detail. It was very comfortable and well equipped. I found nothing that I needed that wasn't there. The children had a great time in the Games Room and on the trampoline and the views from the accommodation was stunning. There are fabulous walks nearby and the owners were very helpful in suggesting local activities and places to visit.

26 Jan 2013


"This was more then a week away, its was fantastic. Thank you"

This cottage is cozy warm and wonderful. The setting is breath taking and the owners Ruth and Ken soooo accommodating. It was hard to leave after a week but we will return.

4 Dec 2012


"Yet another fantastic stay at Dukes Farm"

This is our second visit to Dukes Farm and we stayed in both the Swallow Barn and the Goose Cotts. Both are absolutely fabulous and just perfect. Ruth and Ken are most welcoming and do everything to make the stay go smoothly. It was jolly cold outside but we had great woodburning fires keeping us warm with plenty of wood supplied. We had three dogs with us, and Ruth even provided towels and a place for their bowls...we even think they had sheep moved from the field near our barn just so we could walk our dogs in the field without leads!! How lovely is that!!! Although there is tons to do nearby you feel as though you don't want to leave the comfort of the barns. It is very easy to just light the fire, snuggle up and eat and drink too much!!! We will be going back again, the first time I will have ever returned to a holiday cottage more than twice. I still feel there is so much more to see in the area, more walks to explore and now I want return to the Goose Cotts, because it is definately my favourite!

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    Ruth W.

    • 4 Years listed

    Calendar last updated:04 Jul 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French

    Payment accepted

    Credit cards accepted

    +44 19815 10213

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