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Apple Bough Cottage (APPLEB)


Excellent 5/5 Score from 1 review

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

One of two very pretty red brick self-catering holiday cottages built in a stable conversion and set on a wonderful and very picturesque farm close to the Wales Herefordshire Borders and within easy reach of Hay-on-Wye, Hereford and Leominster. A lovely welcome is guaranteed for visitors, the owner was "Best AA Land Lady of the Year" and they pride themselves on having the time for guests and enjoy taking guests for guided tours of the farm.

Stabling is available for visitors if they would like to bring a pony. This is a fascinating cottage to stay in with all the items personally chosen, tasteful and useful with many handcrafted by Pearl. From time to time Felting Courses and Gardening Courses are available but at present (Summer 2013) dyeing using eco-dyes from the garden are available.

Cottage Accommodation

Sleeps 4 - 2 bedrooms

This beautifully designed and artistically decorated holiday cottage has a kitchen with an electric cooker with halogen hob, microwave, a fridge and a freezer, washing machine; the original stabling stall dividers with the cast iron rails and balls have been retained adding character to the cottage along with the wood panelling and oak roof trusses. The sitting room and dining area has comfortable sofas and chairs with handmade cushion covers, TV with Freeview and DVD. A dining table and chairs and a very efficient "wood pellet" stove which ensures the cottage is always warm and cosy for guests. A door leading out to a well planted with interesting plants enclosed back garden with a table and chairs.

There is a utility room with an extra sink and drying space, a back door leading out to the lovely well-kept mature "picture book" gardens and a children's play area.

A downstairs shower room: With shower, handbasin and toilet.

Upstairs to two cosy bedrooms:

Bedroom 1: The Master Bedroom a very pretty Four Poster curtained bed with matching linens and drapes, a hand basin and scenic views over the meadows.

Bedroom 2: Matching twin beds with lovely crisp fresh linen and with a hand basin in a corner.

Both the bedrooms have some lovely and ancient heavy oak beams giving the bedrooms a great deal of character.

The Bathroom: Has a bath with a shower over, handbasin and toilet.

Useful information:

Electricity and oil central heatingWood pellet stoves - all provided (no visitor work involved)Bedlinen and towels providedA Lovely welcome is always guaranteed for visitors, the owner was "Best AA Land Lady of the Year"Freeview TV and DVDWIFIMobile receptionAmple parkingSafe lock-up storage for mountain bikes and panniers, motorcycles, canoes etc.Gardens with garden furniture and BBQ - several quiet and sunny peaceful sitting area.A children's play area with slide and trampoline Beautifully kept gardens

The gardens are very special, a herb garden where visitors can help themselves and a vegetable garden again that the owner allows visitors to use the produce in season - the one acre gardens are beautifully kept and laid out with a new Knot Garden recently designed and planted. The vegetable garden has a range of fruit and vegetables - fig trees, pearl tree, three eating apple trees, damson, mulberry, quince, cooking apple tree and cherry trees all provide beautiful blossom and some are really very well established and productive.

Plenty to see and do

With the lovely wenClcome guaranteed for owners, Jon and Pearl pride themselves on having time for guests and delight in taking folk for guided tours of the farm and helping with itineraries of the area to ensure the best tea shops and craft shops, gardens and walks are not missed.

Close by Kinnersley with its unique castle is on The Black and White Tudor House village trail with the many tea shops and galleries. Only 30 minutes from Ludlow with its impressive castle and of course foodie heaven, perfect for a day visit. Five minutes from the Welsh Border and 10 miles to Hay-on-Wye, famous for the Literary Festival, antique shops. Kington, Offa's Dyke Path, The Golden Valley, Ross and Wye and The Wye Valley are all within easy reach making this a great place to stay to enjoy both Wales and England and The Welsh Marches. Hereford with its wonderful Cathedral and Mappa Mundi is only 15 minutes drive. Brecon and The Brecon Beacons National Park along with The Black Mountains are 25 minutes.

Leominster with its many antique shops, Victorian market and more is less than 15 minutes.

Learn more about Hay-on-Wye

If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Carolyn

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.

Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.

Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.

Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.

Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.

The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',

Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke Path

On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.


Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival with a great many famous literary figures taking the stage

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10 Nov 2014



Homely, well equipped kitchen, tv, wifi etc, but also lots of attention to detail...a lovely cosy cottage We had a great week! Ideally placed for walking, outdoor activities. Big thanks to Pearl and … More

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Elizabeth Daniel (Property Manager Brecon Beacon Holidays)

  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:25 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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