Middle Cefn Farmhouse
Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
So it's fallen down to you, the organiser, to sort out the family holiday, the weekend break or to book the accommodation for a wedding or some other special occasion? We hope you like our farmhouse and find it easy to read through. Any questions please email us;
WHERE IS THE FARMHOUSE? Down a private driveway, away from roads and neighbours, on a family farm with stunning views of the Black Mountains, a few minutes drive from the busy village of Ewyas Harold in Herefordshire.
WHICH ARE YOUR CLOSEST TOWNS? Ewyas Harold is conveniently located mid way between Hereford, Abergavenny, Monmouth, Hay on Wye and Ross on Wye. They are all about 15 miles away (roughly 30 minutes).
WHAT IS THE FARMHOUSE LIKE? It is a pretty stone cottage that offers clean, light accommodation that comfortably sleeps six adults, plus a small infant. It has three bedrooms, a large bathroom, lounge, snug, breakfast room and kitchen. For your comfort there is a woodburner, free wifi, flat screen TV with DVD player, CD player, hair dryer, as well as the usual kitchen appliances which include a large separate fridge and freezer, microwave, washing machine and electric oven. From the cottage there are lovely views of the mountains and farmland, in which the guests are invited to wander to enjoy the wildlife, fresh air and wonderful surroundings. Please come and enjoy the south facing patio area which is ideal for taking in the stunning mountain scenery and, if you are very lucky, spotting the red kites!
WHAT'S THERE FOR CHILDREN? The farmhouse is an ideal retreat with children. It is a safe place to let your children roam freely. Younger children can play in the wooden tree house, ride on toys, use the reading books and indoor toddler toys. Whilst older children can enjoy the tyre swing, play in the shallow stream, wander the fields and build mud pies. Why not bring their bikes, so they can enjoy bombing about the farm? And whilst they are being occupied mums and dads can sit back, relax and enjoy the views! Baby essentials, such as a high chair and travel cot as well as any extras for example a baby carrier, if requested in advance.
WHAT CAN WE DO IN THE LOCAL AREA? There is something for all ages. From our grounds you can pretty much walk in any direction onto a footpath and walk as far as you want. There is also a large common 5 mins away, where you can wander with the dog or take a bike. We have a local ice cream farm that has a playground, nature trail, zip wire and sells wonderful home made ice creams. You can also pony trek, quad bike, paintball, canoe, climb and much much more. We have many good pubs and restaurants nearby, The Temple Bar in Ewyas Harold, The Bridge Inn at Michaelchurch Escley, The Crown Inn at Longtown just to mention a few. If you are celebrating a special occasion by not book yourselves into our neighbours unique French restaurant Toi et Moi, over the field ( but please do this before you arrive, there are only 6 tables and they get booked up quickly ).
WHERE CAN WE GET PROVISIONS? We are only a few minutes drive from Ewyas Harold, which is a good sized village with a village shop, family run butchers, fish and chip shop, doctors surgery, two pubs selling food most nights and a children's playground.
Just a thought...why not place a supermarket shop on line before you arrive, to be delivered at the beginning of your stay, or even better, arrange for it to be delivered, before your stay and we will put it away in the kitchen cupboards for you (just please email us first to check we will be in). Postcode HR2 0JH. Tesco works well.
We love Middle Cefn because of its stunning views and its peaceful location. Great for everyone, children, grandparents, dogs etc who wish to get away from it, without being isolated, as its within easy access of village life and only 25 minutes from the M50.
Please find below some of our comments from people who have already stayed at Middle Cefn Farmhouse. They all enjoyed their time here, so much so some of them return again and again, we hope you do too!!
FROM THE MIDDLE CEFN FARMHOUSE COMMENTS BOOK:
" We had a great time, the house is well equipped, cosy and Great View! " The Speiser family (London) May 2013
" The boys loved exploring the grounds, playing in the stream and firing a few paintballs... the house was beautiful and cosy... we loved staying here and hope to be back soon " The Hargreaves family (Chinnor) Oct 2013
" We stayed over Christmas 2013 for a few days, what a beautiful place to spend time, the views are second to none. The lit woodburner on arrival was a thoughtful touch..." The Morgan family (South Wales) Dec 2013
" The cottage was delightful and very well equipped with lovely finishing touches..." The Willets family (W.Mids) Dec 2013
" We had a lovely stay in your wonderfully cosy cottage...it is very tastefully decorated, feels very welcoming and had everything we needed to have a lovely holiday " The De Bono family (Australia) New Year 2014
" Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage....our girls loved exploring your garden. We highly recommend the walk from Longtown across the mountains to Llanthony Priory. We enjoyed lots of cosy fires in the log burner and soaked up the views. We'd love to return ". The Welsh family (Surrey) Half term holidays Feb 2014
" Thank you for a very comfortable base for our nieces wedding...super cosy and wonderful views, peace and quiet " The Deer family (Taunton) Feb 2014
" Another great stay... we loved sitting in the garden enjoying the views and watching the buzzards...good long walk to Longtown. Thank you " The Hargreaves family (Chinnor) April 2014
" A wonderful stay just before Easter. The house is beautiful - I wish my house was! we were very comfortable and really appreciated the cot, highchair and lovely daffodils. The views are unbeatable!! we highly recommend a cold beer on the garden bench! Mostly played in the garden hill rolling, treasure hunts and stream damming. The chippy was great. Thanks again - we will be back soon " Greer-Walker family (London) April 2014
" The house is very nice and the views are great... it was great to be able to sit in front of the fire or enjoy the views having a coffee outside. Thank you for the BBQ. We also used some toys and books, which was very good. The house is very clean, well equipped, nice decor and accessories. We explored the local village, butchers - great, shop, fish and chip shop, local pub and ice cream farm - recommend. We hope to return soon. Thank you. " Galan - Ruiz family (Oxfordshire) April 2014
" Couldn't have picked a better place to recharge our batteries, views, comfort, peace and wildlife, it has it all. We look forward to our next visit ". Phipps family May 2014
" Great location with lovely views, climbed the Cats Back with lunch in a country pub afterwards. The cottage had everything we needed, we will recommend to friends and family" Heal family June 2014
" Four adults and two grand-daughters who loved the sheep and the playhouse. Very comfortable and relaxing. A great place to stay and do try the fish and chips. Many thanks " Paramenter family July 2014
" Superb location, lovely cottage, so much to see, excellent walking area. Several castles to visit ". Parham & Hughes families July 2014
" Thank you for a lovely stay, there was everything we needed and we made good use of the BBQ on the sunny days. The bench is the perfect spot for a bit of evening reflection! The cottage is beautiful. We found the supply of toys really useful...very grateful. A great place to come for a holiday in the countryside ". Lippuner family (Isle of White) Aug 2014
" What a find!! Beautiful weekend with friends. Rained one night but we still BBQ'd. Recommend a trip to Longtown to the gorgeous castle remains and fabulous country pubs. Thanks a bunch ". Jess Apperley Aug 2014
" Loved it!! We've had a wonderful stay. It's so peaceful and quiet. The beds were so soft... " Ruddle family Aug 2014
" 3 generations under one roof - space for everyone and it has worked well. Thank you for the paintball experience it rounded off our holiday nicely. We've enjoyed the squirrels and rabbits. We will certainly recommend to friends" Evans family (Leicestershire) Aug 2014
" We arrived from Todcaster, Leicester and St Ives. Fabulous views and we used our OS map to get out walking. Thanks for welcoming our dog. Loved the cottage and the decor. Enjoyed the local pubs and the common " Wadsworth family Aug 2014
" We had a lovely stay..the house was very cosy and comfortable. Three generations stayed here and we had a great time " Jacob family Aug 2014
" Lovely cottage too good for 5 scruffy anglers!! Saw little of the locality due to fishing at Holme Lacy. But the Crown at Longtown was excellent for us as they served food every night " Les and the boys September 2014
"Superb cottage, fab scenery; a great place to enjoy a Bedford sibling weekend. A highlight seeing a badger running up the road in front of us on the way hone from the pub! Thank you Lisa for being so flexible.... " Bedford family September 2014
Sorry, due to building work, Middle Cefn Farmhouse is only available for holidays until January 2015. But hopefully we will be back in the near future! Happy holidaying!!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny / Hereford 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|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Heart of England/Peak District
Where "England meets Wales", a great location convenient for exploring both of these fantastic country's. A private location with stunning rural views of the Black Mountains, a great place to get away from it all but close enough to a busy village for all your holiday essentials and a variety of exciting eating places.
The area is easily accessible, being 25 minutes from the M50, which makes it an ideal base for exploring Cheltenham, Worcester, Cardiff and Ludlow as well as the nearby Cathedral city of Hereford (12 miles) and other attractive market towns like Hay on Wye (17 miles), Abergavenny (12 miles) and Monmouth (14 miles).
The buildings are nestled on a hillside just over 2 miles from the village of Ewyas Harold. In the centre of the village are two country public houses (serving food ), a small local butchers, a well equipped village stores and a fish and chip shop. Closer to the site, there is an licensed French restaurant, Toi et Moi, serving outstanding seasonal food on Thursday, Friday and Saturday lunch times and evenings (booking essential).
There are many walking and cycling opportunities locally. Within walking distance of the farmhouse is Ewyas Harold Common, a great open area to explore either on foot or on bike, at all times of year. Or why not experience paintball for the first time (for 12 years olds and over) on our farm? There are lots more things to do, such as the walking on the Offa Dyke Path, climbing/canoeing in the wonderful Wye Valley or pony treking in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, all within easy driving distance.
A great time to visit: During the ten days at the end of May when Hay-on-Wye (30 minutes away by car) hosts a renowned literacy festival. On a weekend in September during Abergavenny's wonderful food festival. At Christmas & New Year when the log burner is lit and you can see snow on the mountains. In spring when the baby lambs are bouncing in our fields and the birdsong is at it's best. In the summer when you can enjoy a family BBQ with the back drop of the wonderful Herefordshire countryside. Middle Cefn Farmhouse is a great place to stay in any season!!
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4 Sep 2014
"Fantastic house, location and owners"
Stayed here with extended family as we were getting married nearby. The owners could not have been more helpful in assisting us with extra guests that came to gather at the cottage in between wedding … More
23 Aug 2014
Brought our younger generation and partners to stay with us for a week at Middle Cefn. We enjoyed the farmhouse thoroughly and the fabulous view, friendly welcome and the local countryside, where we w… More
17 Jun 2014
"Lovely cottage, comfortable and spotless set in beautiful surroundings."
Just returned from our 3 night stay at Middle Cefn (6 adults) and thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. The cottage was lovely, very comfortable and spotless, with everything needed for our stay. The scene… More
24 Feb 2014
This was a really lovely and comfortable stay,with all you could wish for if you like peace and quiet,stunning views
20 Feb 2014
We had a great stay at October half-term, despite the weather. The house was wonderfully equipped, exceptionally clean and very cosy. It was great having the 2 sitting rooms as we could escape from the children watching the television. The boys also loved the garden and spent a happy time sploshing around in the rain exploring. We enjoyed exploring the local area and had a lovely walk into the village. We also visited Hay on Wye, the Black Mountains and Hereford. Lisa was extremely helpful when we were booking and really friendly during our stay if we had any questions. We hope to return to this lovely cottage soon.
4 Jan 2014
"Excellent accomodation. Cosy and inviting with lots of lovely finishing touches."
The accomodation had wonderful views and we also enjoyed trip to Hay on Wye. Plenty of local walks also. We would definately re-visit during the summer months. The owners also provided us with a travel cot and high chair and were extremely helpful during our visit.
4 Nov 2013
"Fantastic value accommodation in the midst of beautiful countryside"
We spent a long weekend at Middle Cefn during July this year. The accommodation, which is set amidst beautiful Herefordshire countryside, was of a high standard (in terms of cleanliness and decor) and was fantastic value for money. We were warmly welcomed and the Briggs' were very helpful in answering all our questions, which added greatly to our stay. We just wished we could have stayed longer.
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