Hacton Cruck Medieval Hall
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A recently completed high quality restoration of a late C14th/early C15th house which sees the hall once more becoming the dominant part of the building. The chimneyless fire that once filled the building with smoke has been replaced by a wood burning stove which forms the focal point of the comfortable seating area. An island kitchen is at the head of the hall where once the high table sat; the dining area is adjacent, beneath a period tapestry. The gallery above the screens passage (entrance hall) overlooks the whole and forms a second seating area.
Beyond the hall, in what used to be the parlour, is a modern bathroom and twin bedroom. Upstairs, in the solar, is a large double bed beneath the thatched roof.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Though there is no door to the upstairs bedroom a turn in the stairs gives visual privacy. While this stair is wide and of an easy pitch those accessing the gallery are steep and narrow.
A ground source heat pump gently warms the flagstone floor in the cooler months. If you're looking for a winter adventure bring some warm clothes and snuggle up round the wood burner - good selection of board games, puzzles and DVD's.
|Further details outdoors|
Pleasant, private garden with comfortable outdoor seating, dining and barbeque areas.
Woodshed with good supply of dry firewood.
A network of public footpaths is accessed from the lane outside the property.
Further information and booking conditions available on owners website www.hactoncruck.co.uk
The Heart of England/Peak District
Located in the beautiful Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. 20 mins from both the book town of Hay-on-Wye and the cathedral city of Hereford (home to the Mappa Mundi).
A short drive to the South brings you to the tranquil Golden Valley. To the West are the more dramatic Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. North takes you to Herefordshire's famed 'Black and White Village Trail'. An hours drive and you could be in either the Forest of Dean or the Malverns and their hills.
Historical interest abounds in the regions numerous castles (Goodrich, Eastnor, Stokesay), abbeys (Tintern, Abbey Dore, Llantony Priory), churches (Kilpeck a must) and of course Herefordshire's 'black and white' villages. Walk in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons or Forest of Dean. Visit the old market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Leominster and Ludlow or the gardens of Hampton Court, Hergest Croft or The Weir.
Hay-on-Wye book festival is a huge draw - as is Hay at any time of year for book lovers. Herefordshire food festival is becoming more widely known while the Three Choirs festival is still going strong.
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23 Feb 2014
"Landmark Trust: the one that got away"
This place is a real delight if you are at all interested in holidays in historic and characterful buildings. Whereas the Landmark Trust has dominated this market for years (and is getting increasingl… More
3 Feb 2014
"A Wonderful Experience and Privilage"
The Hacton Cruck is such a special place to stay, it is beautifully restored and gives such a sense of the time and period when it was built and the modern conveniences do not detract from the atmosph… More
2 Feb 2014
"Superb Blend of 14th & 21st Century in Excellent Location"
If you have ever been in a 14th Century Hall house, perhaps in a building museum, and wondered what it would be like to live in, but are not willing to sacrifice 21st Century mod cons too much! here i… More
10 Nov 2013
"Medieval and Modern in perfect harmony"
What an amazing place. A beautifully restored medieval crick hall that has enough modern comforts to make staying here very comfortable indeed while not destroying the medieval grandeur of the place. … More
6 Nov 2013
"Fantastic stay that needs to be experienced to be believed"
We were absolutely amazed when I first saw "The Cruck" on the internet and once we arrived, it just got better and better.We arrived late on Friday evening to find Dilys (the Housekeeper) ha… More
2 Jul 2013
"Could not be faulted - a superb historical holiday let!"
An immaculately turned-out prize-winning (deservedly) renovation/adaptation of if a 14th century cruck house. Full of charm and character, now with all mod cons (nothing has been forgotten!), the own… More
19 Oct 2012
"Words cannot express our stay at Hacton Cruck"
If you want a bland, soul-less holiday apartment in the middle of a busy town then Hacton Cruck is not for you. If, however, you want a totally unique holiday experience and you really want to 'f… More
1 Jul 2012
"Unique and enjoyable experience in olde England accomodation"
As the first guests in this amazingly effectively restored Cruck, we could not praise the experience to highly. The owner has put his heart and soul into providing a self catering holiday venue tha… More
20 Jun 2012
"Let your imagination take over"
Stayed at Hacton Cruck for a long weekend where history seems to come alive. Was constantly trying to imagine the lives of the people who would have inhabited the Hall.We loved the mix of historical w… More
3 Jun 2012
"Living in the past with 21st century amenities"
We spent our time at Hacton Cruck in a state of dazed astonishment that we were actually staying in such a wonderful building. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the place, it is set in a lovely part of the country. We want to go back!! Liz Peter and Rob Baker
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