Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Vicarage Cottage, on the edge of the village of Norton, has been renovated to a high standard offering high class accommodation for a couple. Situated half way between Ludlow and Hay-on-Wye, the spacious cottage, filled with country antiques, has stunning views across delightful walking country. Nearby Presteigne, a delightful borders town nestling on the River Lugg, boasts the award winning Judge's Lodging Museum, and a good selection of shops, cafes, wine bar & pubs. With fine walks from the front door, the cottage is close to some of the best preserved and most beautiful stretches of the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail. The cathedral city of Hereford, Croft Castle & Berrington Hall (both National Trust properties), the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons, the Cambrian Mountains and the spectacular Victorian dams in the Elan Valley are all a scenic drive away. A Michelin star pub is10-minutes drive away.
Spacious stone and half-timbered cottage with ancient beams throughout. Ground floor living room with inglenook fireplace, Victorian range & old bread oven, quarry-tiled floor and countryside views. Well equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with quarry-tiled floor and stable door to drive and parking area. Winding stairs to first floor: First floor sitting-room with beams open to the roof apex. Double bedroom with beams open to roof apex, draped Victorian brass and iron half-tester (4-poster) bed and rugs on polished wood floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Luxury Egyptian cotton towels and bathrobes provided. You have access to the extensive gardens of The Old Vicarage at Norton, an award winning B&B.
If you are traveling with another couple also consider booking the nearby Old Vicarage Coach House and we will give you a 10% discount on both properties for stays of a week or more. Details of the Coach House can be found on the Owners' website: www.oldvicarage-nortonrads.co.uk/cottage.php
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 100 km, Nearest railway: Knighton 7 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is well insulated and has full central heating which keeps it cosy & warm in cold weather. To keep warm it is not necessary to light the range in the inglenook fireplace in the downstairs sitting room. The solid fuel Victorian range is an attractive period feature and guests are welcome to light it if they wish. Coal and firelighteres are not included in the price.
Free wi-fi is available in the price. Please note wifi is for personal use only, and rural broadband is not fast and subject to occasional interruption. Mobile phone reception is poor in the immediate vicinity.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has its own small private garden. Guests are welcome to use to enjoy the landscaped gardens of the owners' adjacent property.
The normal start date/time for weekly bookings is Friday at 4pm. Weekend lets can start on Friday or Saturday. Mid week lets start on Mondays. If you require a different start day, please contact us and, if possible, we will be flexible, especially for longer bookings or closer to the arrival date.
Arrival time: from 4pm on start date. Leaving time: by 10am on day of departure.
Sorry but No pets; No smoking; No children.
Booking Confirmation: Bookings will be confirmed by the credit card payment (not Amex or Diners) of a non-refundable deposit of £100. The balance of the rental will be deducted from the guest's credit card 10 weeks (70 days) before the commencement of the holiday, or at the time of booking if less than 10 weeks before the start date.
Special Offer if you book both of our self-catering cottages at The Old Vicarage:
If you are travelling with another couple why not book The Old Vicarage Coach House (self catering for 2) also situated in the beautiful gardens of The Old Vicarage. If you book both cottages for a week we will offer you a discount of 10%. Details of the Coach House can be found the owners' B&B website.
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Vicarage Cottage, on the edge of the village of Norton, nestles in a green valley close the Herefordshire/Powys border. This area, known as the Welsh Marches, is a hidden joy. Small villages set in rolling hills straddle the border in delightful unspoiled countryside. It is a place to walk, relax and get close to nature. A scenic drive away are Ludlow, Hay on Wye, Hereford (cathedral), Shrewsbury, Leominster, Croft Castle & Berrington Hall (both National Trust), Brecon Beacons, Malvern Hills, the Elan Valley (with its impressive series of Victorian dams) and the AA has rated the drive to Aberystwyth as one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Norton is a quiet village set in green, rolling hills close to the small country town of Presteigne. Presteigne boasts the award winning Judge's Lodging Museum and an Arts Festival (every August Bank Holiday). The nearby Titley Jazz Festival takes place at the end of July and the world-renowned Hay on Wye Arts Festival is at the end of May/beginning of June. Food Festivals: Shobdon - June; Ludlow - September; Abergavenny - September; Hereford - October. Presteigne, and Knighton which is 4 miles away, have excellent local shops, including butchers, greengrocer, fish shop, baker and small supermarkets.
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22 Apr 2014
"An absolutely beautiful cottage for 2"
Couldn't recommend the cottage enough as the perfect cosy location for a break for two. The area itself is a sleepy quiet town however supermarkets are there to be found nearby and on a larger sc… More
31 Dec 2013
"Wonderful Christmas cottage"
A warm welcome from Paul set the tone for our Christmas holiday in this charming characterful cottage; tastefully and comfortably furnished with a really cosy feel. We loved the home made cake and bre… More
21 Nov 2013
"Comfort, charm & peace on the Welsh Border"
Our 13th stay at his delightful cottage. As perfect as ever. A great base for exploring beautiful countryside with walks from the front door. The facilities are superb with very comfortable kitchen an… More
30 Aug 2013
"Lovingly restored and well equiped 17th Century cottage"
We were made very welcome. We had access to the lovely vicarage garden and there was a super view of the welsh hills. Offa's Dyke is nearby for walks.… More
11 Apr 2013
"A great rustic cottage"
This was a great place to stay, and the location was scenic, especially as the hills were coated in snow! It was a bit cold but the upstairs of the cottage stayed nice and warmThe owner is terrific, v… More
Thank you for your kind review of Vicarage Cottage. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend the cottage to others. Apologies about the plates - the matter is now sorted and all are perfect. Had you mentioned it to us at the time we would have dealt with the problem there and then.
Thanks once again for your great review - John
16 Dec 2012
"Fabulous cottage for a relaxing break"
This was our 5th stay in this wonderful spot, a place we regularly return to to unwind. The cottage is an excellent base to have a quiet, relaxing break and explore the area. A very old building, it… More
Thank you for your most kind review - we hope to see you both back at Vicarage Cottage in 2013 best wishes Paul & John
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