The Cider Press at Brinsop
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The White House at Brinsop is a grade II listed farmhouse dating from 15th century that retains many of its original features. The attached stone and timber framed former cider house has been sensitively converted into two charming self catering holiday cottages that combine traditional architecture with modern, comfortable accommodation. The properties are available individually or can be let together (see separate listing for Eric Dee's Cottage no 453406).
The Cider Press is reached via an external stone staircase. Its well designed accommodation has a secure and cosy feel due to the original oak timbers that are visible in every room. The cottage is centrally heated and furnished sympathetically and traditionally, yet well equipped with flat screen TV/DVD player, games, books, and a wide selection of maps and DVDs. Egyptian cotton bedding and fluffy towels and toiletries are provided. The welcome pack will include milk, fruit juice, home made bread and cake, tea, coffee, sugar, eggs, butter and cheese.
Immediately outside the property there is an enclosed, lawned garden facing west, ideal for catching the evening sun and just behind the property is a patio and BBQ area that leads to the ancient fish pool. There is a separate outbuilding that is locked each night and walking or cycling equipment may be stored here. It also contains additional fridge and freezer space should you need it, washing machines for laundry generated during your stay and a dryer.
Situated along a quite lane in the beautiful Brinsop valley, the property overlooks the Iron Age hill fort of Credenhill to the east, and the Black Mountains to the west - yet is an easy two minute walk from the hourly bus service from mid Wales into Hereford. White House is surrounded by large and accessible grounds that incorporate lawned areas, a pony paddock and a medieval fishpond that extends to nearly an acre. Seats and benches are carefully placed around to take advantage of the views and they make the perfect place to appreciate and enjoy, water, wildlife and the odd glass of wine!
The lanes and footpaths around are great for walking and cycling and Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, the Black Mountains, Leominster, the Black and White villages trail and Ludlow are all within easy reach.
We endeavour to make the stay of all our guests special, appreciating the fact that you have chosen to stay with us, and pride ourselves on the bespoke service we are able to offer as resident hosts. However, we urge you to visit Tripadvisor to view the impartial comments left about White House and the cottages by previous occupants.
The prices shown are weekly rates based on a changeover date of Saturday. However shorter stays and other changeover days are available by arrangement. Price will depend on the length of stay and time of year. Please contact the owner for further details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham or Bristol 100 km, Nearest railway: Hereford 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Heart of England/Peak District
Herefordshire is a historic county lying on the western edge of England adjoining Wales. The Welsh Marches is a mystical land of castles, ancient churches and pretty villages full of stone and half timbered buildings dating from earlier centuries. The Black Mountains which form part of the border with Wales are part of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the major towns of interest include Hereford, Leominster, Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury.
There is something for every visitor whether your interest lies in activities such as walking or cycling or canoeing on the River Wye or simply relaxing and soaking up the sights and flavours on offer. Annually there are famous literary festivals in Ludlow and Hay-on-Wye and Herefordshire has gained something of a reputation for good food and drink as exemplified by the Flavours of Herefordshire food festival held annually at the beginning of November.
Hereford 6.5 miles; Leominster 14 miles; Hay on Wye 18 miles
The hamlet of Brinsop is situated amidst beautiful countryside between the towns of Hereford, Leominster and Hay-on-Wye. The cathedral town of Hereford dates back to Saxon times and boasts an eclectic mix of architecture and a medieval bridge spanning the winding River Wye, perfectly placed for enjoying the delightful Black & White Villages trail. Sample Hereford's famous cider or discover the fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books. Leominster features a majestic church and a variety of shops, pubs and cafés, while nearby Offa's Dyke offers excellent walking and cycling. The wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its 30-plus book shops, excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops and annual world famous literary festival make it a popular tourist attraction. Symonds Yat, a rocky outcrop on the River Wye, with spectacular views and the opportunity to spot protected Peregrine Falcons flying from their nests, is also within easy reach
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29 Jul 2014
"A hidden gem"
We loved our stay at the White House. Our cottage,the Cider Press was very clean and comfortable. There were nice touches such as fresh flowers in the rooms and a very substantial welcome pack which included amongst other things, a home-made cake,bread and marmalade.
On arrival we were met by the very friendly owners for whom nothing was too much trouble.They provided a wealth of information about the area and suggestions of days out. Hereford,Ludlow and the Black and White Villages trail are well worth a visit,all of which are nearby.
After a day of sightseeing it was lovely to relax in the grounds of the White House and watch the abundant wildlife around the lake.
We would definitely recommend a stay at the Cider Press.Truly first class!
Thank you for your very kind comments. We loved having you to stay and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return soon.
8 Jun 2014
The Cider Press is an excellent self catering apartment. We had plenty of space and the furnishings were very comfortable. The owners live in the attached house and they were very friendly and most helpful. There is a very large and beautiful garden which guests can use. Brinsop is about 7 miles from Hereford and can be reached by a very convenient hourly bus if you do not want to drive. This is such a beautiful place but it is an easy drive to places of interest such as Ledbury, Hay on Wye and, close by, a National Trust property called The Weir. I think this is possibly the best self catering place we have stayed in and we would strongly recommend The Cider Press to anyone thinking of a holiday in Herefordshire.
Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. We really enjoyed your week with us and hope to welcome you back to stay at some point in the future.
24 Feb 2014
"Beautiful surroundings, comfortable and fantastic hosts"
We had a lovely long weekend at the Cider press. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and perfect for our young family. Its well located for travel in the area, lots of great walks from the doo… More
8 Sep 2013
"The perfect holiday retreat!"
Our hosts, Tim and Abby, made us so welcome and spoilt us with kindness. The accommodation was superb, full of character, very clean and tidy and practical too. The beds were very comfortable and agai… More
6 Jul 2013
"Lovely hospitality, beautiful accommodation and surroundings."
The apartment is ideally located, just outside Hereford. It is an excellent starting point for explorations around Herefordshire and the surrounding regions. It is smallish, but it has all that is nec… More
24 Jun 2013
"Just as lovely as the cider press 2, Beauitful"
This is a lovely place to stay, lovely and clean, decorated beautifully. The location is amazing, with horses, ducks, swans and dogs in the grounds. so relaxing, the only thing I would say, which is the only little downfall, is that if your 6"2 or bigger you will hit your head on the ceiling and have trouble in the shower, and that's only because its an old cider press, so it has character and charm.
22 May 2013
The Whitehouse, Brinsop, is probably in probably one of the most gorgeous and relaxing settings in Hereford. The guesthouse overlooks a beautiful pond and has a mountain view. The cottage dates back to medieval times and really feels historical but it is also equipped with a modern shower and excellent kitchen facilities. The historical little church of St. George's Church is only a few minutes' walk away and the setting is perfect for long walks with family and friends. We arrived at the Whitehouse as strangers and left as friends. The owners', Tim and Abbi's, hospitality was the most extraordinary element of our stay. We'll return in a heartbeat!
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