Riverside Retreats ' Swans'
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Romantic & tranquil getaway with stunning views overlooking the River Wye. Sip a glass of wine whilst watching the wildlife & listen to the river flowing by from the comfort of the lounge, dining area or on your own south facing terrace. At night you can watch the stars, or see the moon dance on the water & hear the owls hoot.
Surrounded by orchards ,you can follow the Wye Valley Walk or one of the bridleways from the village. Canoes can be launched from an lnlet next door to the grounds where there is a small gravel area when the river is low. Fishing can be arranged. You can also hire canoes from various points upstream & finish at Byford as the hire company will collect the canoes from the Inlet for you.
Set in a secluded yet easily accessible location, the property ( one of two lodges) is a short drive from Hay on Wye. There is an excellent farm shop with its own deli, butchery & restaurant 2 miles away & also an Inn serving good food close by. Dining pubs such as the renowned Stagg at Titley & the Tram at Eardisley are a short drive away.
There are outdoor pursuits such as walking,canoeing,kyaking,fishing,riding,cycling & climbing close by. Explore by car the stunning scenery which varies from rolling hills & orchards, to mountains,forests,waterfalls & dams. There are also many castles,gardens,manor houses & ancient churches as well as local artists & craft makers to visit.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International 60 km, Nearest railway: Hereford 10 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
One of two Self contained ground floor garden apartments with own entrance within large house. Minimum stay 2 nights. Short breaks available, price on request. Welcome tray on arrival.
Lounge with sofa. Coffee table & cane easy chairs, small tables & lamps, leading to dining area with table & chairs both with patio doors onto own sun terrace with table & bench seats overlooking River Wye, the garden & the countryside beyond. Fitted kitchen . Spacious shower room with toilet & vanity unit with basin. Bedroom with King size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers & built in wardrobe. Tiled underfloor heating throughout. Ample parking within grounds.
Fishing on the Wye by arrangment. Please contact owner for details.
Guests may enter the apartment after 3pm on day of arrival & vacate by 10am on day of departure please.
|Further details outdoors|
The property is located next an inlet where canoes can be launched. Fishing on the Wye by arrangement.There are several local footpaths around the village.
Visitors must be aware that whilst the owner is happy for them to wander & sit in the garden, they do so entirely at their own risk. The grounds are uneven &. the river can, by its nature, be unpredictable & variable in level.
The Heart of England/Peak District
Hay on Wye, famous for its book festival each May set amid stunning scenery is a short drive away. It is delightful small market town full of interesting shops,cafes & pubs. The Cathedral City of Hereford set on the banks of the River Wye, is the centre of a rural area full of small market towns such as Ludlow, famous for its fine restaurants, food & antique shops & food festival held each September. Malvern set amidst the famous hills immortilised by Elgar, hosts the RHS Spring gardening show. Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat, Monmouth & Tintern reached via a delightful drive down the Wye valley are also interesting places to visit. Being on the Welsh Marches, the scenery is varied & beautiful, ranging from rolling hills to mountains, orchards to river valleys & waterfalls. The area abounds with outdoor pursuits, gardens, castles & churches to visit.
The City of Hereford has a fine Cathedral set on the banks of the River Wye & is home to the world famous Mappa Mundi & chained library. Hereford is also famous for its beef cattle & Cider. There is a cider museum & a cider route which takes you to the local producers where you can sample & buy ciders & perrys. There is also a black & white village trail to enjoy.
A short distance away is Hay on Wye. Known as the book capital of the world it is set at the foot of the Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons National Park. This small stone town hosts the world famous literary festival each May. It is full of charm & its very relaxing to spend a day wandering around its interesting shops, Inns & restaurants, with the bonus of being able to saunter down to river as well.
Canoes can be hired at various locations with the bonus of being able to exit at Byford as the canoe hire companys can collect the canoes from there. There are also several golf courses with glorious views close by.
The pretty small town of Crickhowell on the River Usk at the southern end of the Black Mountains is also worth a visit, with its famous old coaching Inn, The Bear a must for lunch or afternoon tea!
Ther are also beautiful gardens & numerous walks & trails such asa Offa's Dyke to explore on foot,horseback & cycle as well as canoeing & kyaking in the area.
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2 Dec 2013
"Excellent apartment beautiful location"
Denise the owner was friendly and the apartment we had the swans was lovely . Cleanliness we didn,t need to worry it was Spotless. She is new at doing the letting and we couldn,t fault anything , it … More
12 Sep 2013
"Superb holiday location"
I cannot speak too highly of this fantastic apartment. Denise makes you feel so welcome and she has put every effort into making the apartment as comfortable as possible. With only 2 apartments for re… More
26 Aug 2013
What a lovely place to spend a week or maybe more - lovely accommodation, spotless, great location and good fishing. No hesitation in recommending this accommodation to anyone who loves peace and qui… More
22 Aug 2013
"Great views, quiet but well situated for Hereford"
Great views, peaceful garden, well equipped with a huge shower cubicle, very helpful owner - great location for those loving the river which runs at the end of the large garden. As it is all on one f… More
13 May 2013
we have stayed in many cottages/apartments throughout the uk and some in france and found THE SWANS an excellent location for peace and quiet total bliss,the apartment itself was immaculate on arrival and I hope we left it as we found it Denise the owner was on hand for all the local information we needed and was an excellent host. for peace and quiet and a total chill out we can highly recommend the SWANS outstanding. thank you DENISE hope to see you in october
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