Brinsop Court, Ivy Cottage
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
"...Out of the ordinary..."
Ivy Cottage is a beautiful 18th century cottage which has been lovingly restored to retain the wonderful architectural features whilst ensuring our guests are provided with 21st century comfort & luxury. Initially home to the many Estate gamekeepers over the decades, the restoration was completed in December 2010.
The moment you open the little wooden gate and walk down the brick path between the herb beds, you will find yourself relaxing into the world of "Brinsop Court". Open the stable door into the AGA warmed, beamed kitchen and you will realise what a truly relaxing rural retreat this cottage offers away from the hum drum of everyday life.
Ivy Cottage has many secluded spots with amazing views for quiet contemplation enjoy the sound of birdsong and watch the buzzards soaring over the woodland whilst enjoying your breakfast tucked away in your own private garden or enjoy an evening star gazing while lying in the hot tub.
Curl up on the sofa in front of the glowing wood burner and look down across the valley to the woodland and the Black Mountains beyond, or lie back and enjoy your favourite film on the 42" plasma screen TV.
There is a walk in shower room downstairs which is ideal to wash away the glow after an energetic walk or game of tennis - rackets and balls are provided.
Sink into the carpet as you climb the original staircase to the bedroom, which has views down across the valley to the woodland, it has a large zip and link bed which can be a double or twin room, the choice is yours - step across the landing to the state of the art bathroom complete with walk in shower, TV, teardrop bath and crystal chandelier not forgetting the three windows which give you views from three different aspects.
As in our other properties all bedlinen, towels and bathrobes are Eqyptian cotton.
Babies and well-behaved pets are very welcome and bound to have an unforgettable time at Ivy Cottage!
Ivy Cottage is ideal for tennis enthusiasts, historians, walkers, naturalists, ornithologists, golfers, or re-charge the batteries and enjoy some special time with a loved one or catch up with a close friend - Ivy Cottage is your perfect rural retreat !!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberystwyth 90 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 60 km, Nearest railway: Hereford 6 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
AGA warmed kitchen
42" Plasma TV with Freeview
Teardrop Bath for 2
Private Hot Tub with low level lighting
Views across the Estate Woodland to the Black Mountains
We offer various options regarding catering and housekeeping, from a bed making and cleaning service to a full time chef, so that your stay can be tailored to your needs.
|Further details outdoors|
Close to the Borderlands of Wales and the Welsh Marches, the extensive grounds, farmland, carp filled moat and magical woodland surrounding Brinsop Court Estate extends to approximately 800 acres and are yours to explore during your stay.
Follow the ancient moat to the meandering stream as it winds towards the woodland beyond. How about a game of tennis on the court, or why not blow the cobwebs away in an exhilarating walk across the rolling fields and farmland or to the Bell Inn to feast on the Local Fayre or hire bikes and explore the lanes & surrounding area.
You may just choose to relax in the seclusion of your garden with a good book and the ambient sounds of rural Herefordshire!
Packing Suggestions: Golf Clubs, iPod, Rods and Reels, Trainers, Rucksack, Paints and Brushes, Binoculars, Camera, Walking Boots, Mountain Bike, Laptop, Wellies...and your party dress!
We can organise: Shopping, Chef, Cleaner, Beautician, Hairdresser, Personal Trainer or Driver and we provide tennis racquets and a croquet set.
There will be a welcome basket with local butter, bread, tea, coffee, a home baked cake, a bowl of fruit and an arrangement of flowers awaiting your arrival...
The Heart of England/Peak District
Brinsop is a small hamlet within the Wye Valley, at the western edge of the county of Herefordshire. The nearest villages are Tillington, with its very popular Bell pub to the north and Credenhill to the south.
Brinsop is very close to the famous Offa’s Dyke, Herefordshire Black and White Village trail, Wye Valley Walk, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Hergest Ridge (of Tubular Bells fame!
There are golf courses on the doorstep just a 5 min drive and 4 National Hunt Courses for the racing enthusiasts, all within easy access.
First on the list must be Hereford Cathedral, which houses the oldest map in the world, the Mappa Mundi, alongside the ancient Chained Library. This year the Cathedral proudly hosted the world famous Three Choirs Festival which returns every three years, sharing the event with Worcester & Gloucester Cathedrals all within an hours drive
Next, wander around the world famous book town of Hay-on Wye, enjoy a coffee and visit the shops or better still, spend a week or two at the fascinating and vibrant Hay Literary Festival which is held every year during the month of May!
Other events not be missed in Herefordshire include the Herefordshire Walking Festival held during June and the Herefordshire Film Festival. The Courtyard theatre in Hereford is a light and airy building offering all kinds of theatre, art and comedy, attracting performers from all over the UK. Meanwhile, Malvern Theatre is proud of its reputation for hosting many London shows and plays, when they tour the country.
Brinsop is superbly situated for golfers, it's less than a five minute drive to The Herefordshire Golf Club which offers a challenging 18 holes with absolutely stunning views. Meanwhile, at Burghill Golf Club, which is ten minutes by car, you’ll find a less strenuous game.
Herefordshire Art Week September
Cider Making Festival October
Flavours of Herefordshire October - Special Guests to be announced
Other local activities include:
Fishing; coarse and fly
Taste of Adventure Centre
Michelin starred Castle House Restaurant
Michelin starred The Stagg Inn Restaurant
Horse Racing at Hereford, Ludlow, Chepstow, Cheltenham
Canoeing on the River Wye
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6 Mar 2014
"Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings"
Ivy Cottage is perfect for a romantic break or a relaxing retreat. There is more than enough space in the cottage for two guests - the bedroom and bathroom are HUGE. As an original gamekeeper's c… More
16 Jan 2014
"Perfect romantic getaway"
We were lucky to spend Christmas 2013 in Ivy Cottage. We wanted to find somewhere that appealed to us and also allowed dogs. After an incredibly frustrating search (note to other rental properties – dog owners tend to have a lot of disposable income and do not want to rent somewhere that is either 'basic' or full of tired looking chintz), I came across the Brinsop Court Estate website.
Phew. A dedicated management team that have put together a group of properties that offer absolute high-end luxury.
Ivy Cottage is the smallest of all of the properties on the estate that can be hired, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't had the full boutique treatment. Whilst watching the TV from the huge bath upstairs, I pondered about anything that could be changed and am happy to say that there really isn't a negative about the entire experience. The meet and greet from Jonathan was lovely and the efforts of the other teams members to look out for us made us feel completely relaxed and at home.
We spent an absolutely idyllic week at Ivy Cottage. A hot tub with Champagne on Christmas Day was a treat, as was cooking the Christmas lunch in an Aga for the first time ever.
We will definitely be back.
12 Dec 2013
"A lovely relaxing winter break"
We had some good long walks during the day and then some lovely relaxing evenings in. Ivy Cottage is the perfect place for this, especially in the winter with the Aga and wood burner keeping the house… More
18 Oct 2013
What a truly wonderful rural idyll; the photos and description just can't convey the peace and beauty of Brinsop and we're already planning our next stay here (not soon enough!). Jonanthon … More
17 Oct 2012
Delightful, beautiful, cosy and quality....just heavenly. Everything you would ever need for a cottage holiday, and more!!!!
20 Sep 2012
We stayed at Ivy Cottage at Brinsop Court from the 7th September 2012 for one week.Ivy Cottage was a lovely old building that had been fitted out to high standard.The kitchen is well equipped, there i… More
31 Jul 2012
This cottage is absolutely amazing. Facilities and furnishing are 5 star. Completely seculded from other cottages or houses on the estate (nearest ones over 200 metres away), this was the perfect ge… More
25 Jun 2012
"Fabulous place for folks holidaying with dogs - or without!"
We were welcomed by Ann who showed us around & explained how to get to grips with the hot tub, aga & underfloor heating. Fresh flowers, welcome pack (tea, coffee, milk, butter, bread, marmalade), fres… More
1 Dec 2011
"Perfect holiday cottage"
Ivy Cottage is simply lovely. It has all the charm of a quaint English cottage, with all the conveniences of luxury hotel. It was the perfect getaway! We loved every inch of the cottage from AGA in th… More
4 Aug 2011
"surpassed all of our expectations"
We are well traveled and search extensively for unique accommodation for a couple with two dogs. We have never found or stayed in a property which really does have everything.Location, facilities, cle… More
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