Farmhouse | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 20
The Hyde is a stunning home from home
Nestling in the rolling Herefordshire countryside, The Hyde is set in total seclusion at the end of a mile long drive. Filled to the brim with medieval character, contemporary luxuries and designer comforts. The main house sleeps twelve in six beautiful bedrooms, with space for a further eight in the cottage in the courtyard.
Enjoy some ping pong in the Elizabethan barn, play a spot of tennis, explore the rambling gardens and head off to the children's den – all topped by The Hyde's very own private railway!
The Hyde is filled with ancient beams, big inglenooks, designer fabrics and welcoming touches. There are big spaces for everyone to get together and relax, with a huge lounge and light-filled conservatory, gorgeous kitchen, dining room for 20 and a playroom for curling up in front of the TV.
The Hyde has been extensively renovated to create the most wonderful place to bring your special friends and family together. “Thank you for providing such an excellent house for our family gathering. It really is a quality place.”
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 78 km, Nearest railway: Leominster 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 8 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (7), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
The Heart of England/Peak District
We are very fortunate at The Hyde to have one of the longest and most highly regarded narrow gauge steam railways in the country. It is a 71/4 inch gauge with a variety of locomotives and carriages.
The main station is set in an orchard near the house from which nearly two kilometres of track follow a scenic route that includes tunnels, bridges, turntables and a viaduct. The railway is run on our behalf by a group of volunteers and is not open to the public, although we do hold some charity fund-raising events throughout the year.
By prior arrangement, and subject to train driver availability, we are happy to organise train rides and driving experiences for the exclusive use of our guests.
We offer four main types of event, but are happy to discuss any specific requirements you may have.
Children will lose themselves for hours in the gardens and grounds at The Hyde, enjoying the maze, the playhouse and tennis court. We can even arrange a laser gun party in the woods.
Pony treks, horse riding and show jumping lessons are on offer close by at Grafton Farm Riding Centre.
Take to the trees and speed down zip slides at Wyre Go Ape which is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. They're part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings. All set high above the forest floor.
Explore the beautiful ruins of Ludlow Castle with regular events and storytellers in costume.
For a great day out in the head to the West Midland Safari Park. Voted the Best Attraction in the West Midlands by Kids and Parents, West Midland Safari Park combines four-miles of self-drive safari, including UK's largest pride of white lions, plus elephants, rhinos, cheetahs and giraffes.
For the Grown Ups
A wide selection of country pursuits are available nearby, including clay pigeon shooting, archery, quad biking and horse riding. Trout fishing can be arranged on the Estate's private lakes. Or laser gun parties in the woods.
We've top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner on the big day, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Delicious birthday cakes can be delivered for your special celebration.
If you would like to indulge in some beauty and health pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a five star spa in the comfort of your own country hideaway.
For a trip out enjoy walks in the Malvern Hills, the bookshops and Literary Festival in Hay-on-Wye or the restaurants, antique shops and castle in Ludlow.