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The Pottery

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

A lovely spacious cottage 2 miles from Ewyas Harold on the edge of the Golden Valley, with great views over gorgeous rolling countryside towards the Welsh Border. Just perfect for a peaceful getaway, with walks galore and good food on your doorstep.

The cottage used to be a working pottery, hence its name, and there are some wonderful old features, like oak beams and exposed stone work that give it buckets of character. It's a bit of a Tardis inside too, with a good sized kitchen, bathroom (with bath and shower), upstairs bedroom and a large sitting room.

The Pottery has a homely feel with all the usual mod cons (minus a dishwasher). There's parking next to the cottage and it shares a mature, colourful garden with the owner's home which is close by. Rowlestone's small picturesque Norman church, with it's renowned stone carvings is right next door, and the biggest treat of all (march-october) is a 2 minute walk will take you to Rowlestone Court Farm, where you can enjoy their award-winning ice cream. Seriously good!! No need to travel far to eat out either - Ewyas Harold is just 5 minutes drive away and has two pubs serving food, as well as a popular Fish and Chip shop. There's also a village store, Post Office and two Butchers.

Rowlestone is a great base to explore the wonderful Wye Valley - and the Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons are within easy reach too. If you want a change from wide open spaces, then why not take a trip to the Cathedral city of Hereford (25 mins), or Abergavenny with its bustling markets (25 mins), the pretty border town of Monmouth (35 mins), or beautiful, book-tastic Hay-on-Wye! (45 mins). And if you fancy going a little further afield, Bristol, Cardiff, Chepstow, Worcester and Cheltenham are all within easy reach.

Please note: there's no WIFI up and running yet, but that is in the pipeline, and mobile reception is poor, so a real chance to escape from it all!

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 60 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny or Hereford 20 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

Herefordshire is one of England's hidden gems - stunning countryside, wonderful walks, charming churches, bustling market towns, famous festivals, fabulous food…and of course, cider!

Rowlestone sits in the South West of the county on the edge of the beautiful Golden Valley that heads up to Hay-on-Wye, but also looks out towards the Welsh Border. There's something special about borderlands - rich in history and castles! There are many well worth visiting nearby like Grosmont, Raglan and Usk.

Herefordshire is renowned for it's wonderful Norman churches - from the magnificent Hereford Cathedral, home to the Mappa Mundi, to St Peter's, right next door to the Pottery. There are other wonderful examples of early church architecture and stone work close by, and beautiful, peaceful Dore Abbey at Abbey Dore is well worth a visit. Another not to be missed is the 12th century ruins of Llanthony Priory, nestling at the end of a valley, with a rather unique hotel built into part of the Priory walls…There can't be many places where you can enjoy a drink and breathtaking view amidst the ruins of an ancient monastery!

It's a fabulous spot for walking too, from energetic hill walks to something more leisurely! As you drive towards Rowlestone, you'll see the black mountains straight ahead and the Skirrid to your left. You can ramble across the fields and rivers from the cottage or drive a few minutes to Eywas Harold and walk up to the common with its abundant wildlife and fabulous views. The meadowland by the common is a designated Butterfly Nature Reserve.

If you fancy a more gentle amble around some inspiring garden, then Abbey Dore Court garden and Kentchurch are close (check opening times), with many more open to the public during the National Garden Scheme (NGS)

As well as the Cathedral, Hereford is a great place to visit either for a spot of shopping (some lovely boutiques and gift shops down church street), a walk along the river or a trip to the Bulmer's cider museum. For a real taste of the county you can travel the Herefordshire Cider Route, which takes in some of the main cider orchards in the Wye valley.

Abergavenny, the Gateway to Wales, is well-known for its busy markets - tuesday is the main one, but others are held on fridays and saturdays, with a popular flea market on wednesdays, plus regular antique and craft fairs too. The Abergavenny Food Festival held over the third weekend in September has really put the town on the map, bringing together local food producers and renowned chefs for demos, workshops and tasty treats!

There are some fabulous, award-winning restaurants here that have proved quite a draw, like The Walnut Tree, The Hardwick and The Foxhunter, all near Abergavenny and all with an impressive reputation. Closer to the Pottery there are two great pubs in Ewyas Harold that do food; a popular village Fish and Chip shop; a small French restaurant near Abbey Dore that's had rave reviews, and also the Carpenter's Arms - a tiny, homely old fashioned pub that's just a few miles away.

Hay-on-Wye is famous for its Literary Festival at the end of May, but is well worth a visit at any time of year. You could easily spend a whole day browsing through the many quirky secondhand bookshops and there are some fantastic galleries, gifts, crafts and antiques to see too. Plenty of fabulous cafes as well, like The Granary or Booth's, which is at the back of one of the town's best known bookshops.

Other festivals nearby include the Borderline Film Festival, Flavours of Herefordshire and the Bromyard Folk Festival.

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7 Oct 2014

5/5

"Perfect!"

This is a stunning place to go for a break! Beautiful house very nicely decorated and plenty of space made us feel like it was a home from home. Really easy access to the Brecon Beacons and to Herefor… More

8 Sep 2014

5/5

"Lovely Cottage, Lovely location, Lovely owners :)"

The cottage was exactly what we were looking for. It was clean, bright and much larger than we expected for a one bedroom cottage,the owners were lovely and we will definately stay here again if we a… More

16 Aug 2014

5/5

"Beautiful,Idyllic & Peaceful"

Had an absolutely wonderful stay there for some 12 nights and didn't regret one of them. Everything was there that was needed and would have no hesitation to recommending it to anyone.The host Ti… More

30 Jul 2014

4/5

"Get away from it all"

This is a lovely little cottage and has pretty much everything you might need. Bed is comfortable and though the bedroom is under the eaves it didn't get too hot during the heatwave as the owners… More

So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Pottery and thank you for your comments. Information regarding location, mobile reception and wifi can be found on the website.

10 Jun 2014

5/5

"Pottering from the Pottery"

Great little cottage. A very well converted property with everything one needs for a restful holiday in a lovely quiet location. The cottage is actually in Rowlestone next to the old church. We found … More

So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for all your helpful comments. Just wanted to add that the TV does actually have an integrated DVD player - sorry we didn't make that clearer.

29 Apr 2014

5/5

"Absolute gem of a getaway destination"

This gorgeous little place was pretty much perfect and exactly what we wanted for a few nights away. 'The Pottery' is in the middle of nowhere but is fairly easy to find with Sat Nav.I arriv… More

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