Dukes Farm Holiday Cottages, Craswall, Hereford – Home 176636 Farmhouse
- 7 bedrooms
- 15 sleeps
- min stay varies
Dukes Farm Holiday Cottages, Craswall, Hereford – Home 176636
- 7 bedrooms
- sleeps 15
- min stay varies
Farmhouse / 7 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 15
- Nearest beach 80 km
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- 2 Cots available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 4: King Bed
Bedroom 5: King Bed Single Bed
Bedroom 6: King Bed
Bedroom 7: King Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed Single Bed
- 2 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Mountain Views
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Table tennis
- Pool or snooker table
- Games room
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Secure parking
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 24 May 2018
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
This Farmhouse has 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 15. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Aug 2011. Located in Herefordshire, it has 170 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1595 to £2350.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 May 2018.
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– based on 170 reviews
- Very Good
We couldn’t of asked for anything more when we arrived at Goose Cotts! It’s a beautiful little cottage with lots of character, which was perfect for a break away from our mad day to day lives. Everyone at Dukes Farm was so helpful and friendly... thanks to Ruth’s great advice we explored the area and made the most of our time there! Dukes Farm is a hidden gem, and I would highly recommend it for both large groups or a peaceful couples getaway!! It has everything you could want! Thank you for such a lovely time... we will definitely return in the future!!
Owner's reply: T'was lovely to have you here enjoying the spring weather, the blossom & birds, so thanks for taking the time to write your review. Hope to see you again. Soon or far, the Dukes will always be here!
“Perfect for large family group”
Our extended family of 14 had a wonderful week at Dukes Farm. The area is very pretty and all 3 properties are beautifully designed. We used Swallow Barn as the main place to eat and socialise - there was ample space for us all. It was a beautiful place to spend time in and the woodburner was wonderful. The kitchen/dining area was roomier than it looked in the photos and was a pleasure to use and eat in. It was nice having the kitchen and living room as one big room - this made it very sociable. The views are even more beautiful than they look in the photos. The main hill you can see from Dukes Farm, Black Hill (the 'Cat’s Back’), is fairly manageable to walk from the farm but we drove to Little Black Hill car park to make it easier! This walk is well worth doing - the views are stunning both back towards Craswall, and the other way towards the rest of the Black Mountains. Places we enjoyed visiting were Hay-on-Wye for the bookshops, Hereford bowling (not hugely modern but atmospheric), Herefordshire Raceway (we really enjoyed the karting here and very friendly staff), The Bridge Inn nearby at Michaelchurch Escley (lovely food and setting) and Big Pit near Abergavenny. (Just allow plenty of time for journeys - Dukes Farm is quite a way from main roads - which is part of the charm!) We also really enjoyed just being at the farm - walks across the fields, down to the river etc, lots to explore. The games room was very popular too! Really well thought out with good equipment - pool table, table football, table tennis, darts, chalkboard and also some seats, a swing seat and a few books. The kids loved the trampoline in the garden. There were also toys in Swallow Barn and plenty of games and dvds, wellies, maps etc in the boot room. Ruth and Ken have thought of everything and were very helpful and friendly. Supplying the household basics such as foil, teabags, loo rolls and so on was so helpful! (Sainsbury’s and Tesco both delivered without a problem too.) Very grateful for such a lovely place to stay.
Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to leave this really informative review. Despite the chill Easter weather - which included wet, uninviting snow - you clearly organised a great family time. It was a pleasure to accommodate you all.
Couldn’t ask for a nicer cottage, Goose Cotts was more than we hoped for. A beautiful little cottage with lots of character in the countryside. Very relaxing and quiet. The owners would do anything to help you out. Will definitely be returning one day!
Owner's reply: And lovely to meet you both! Thanks for coming to explore the area, and leaving a great review. We get guests returning after 10 years or more; it's always fun to be reminded of what's changed & what hasn't, and the details that guests recall.
“Great Family weekend”
I wanted to do something special for my 60th Birthday. Dukes Farm provided the perfect backdrop with four busy children and their partners together with Thomas my 11 week old grandson. Warm clean,spacious and comfortable - great for entertaining.We had a wonderful weekend.Thank you Ruth and Ken
Owner's reply: Thank you for this review - the pleasure we gain from providing a robust, well-equipped & welcoming venue never dims. It was great to have you here.
We had a wonderful holiday in Swallow's Barn (our second visit). It is such a fantastic holiday home - light, spacious, beautiful and it has incredible views that you never tire of. Ruth and Ken and friendly and helpful hosts. The farm is great for walks and there are so many little treasures to enjoy along the way. We also enjoyed walking up Hay bluff and along the ridge, Hay on Wye where we had a great meal at the Rose and Crown and Longtown castle. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys wild beauty!
Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to leave this great review, Kate. 'Little treasures' describes this area perfectly. Glad you appreciated the space: so many conversions are spacious, but beautiful light is a challenge in barns. And yes, we are very lucky with the view!
“A little slice of heaven”
This was our second visit to Dukes Farm we originally stayed in Goose Cotts and this time stayed in the Granary and both were superb. The cottages are equipped with everything you could possibly need and are even stocked with tea/coffee, biscuits, toilet rolls, shampoo/conditioner and lots more essentials. The cottages themselves are beautiful and the views are breathtaking, and on top off all of that Ruth and Ken are so welcoming and kind. If you can bare to drag yourself away from the farm there are some amazing waterfall walks a little drive away, some quiet country pubs and some great shopping in nearby Hereford. A little slice of heaven away from the stresses of everyday life and a chance to recharge your batteries, would recommend to anyone you won’t regret it.
Owner's reply: Hey, thanks for leaving this review - we do enjoy what we do, the great folk we meet, the comings & goings ... I guess it shows! ps. The waterfalls are a mission in winter weather: you did good.
“The perfect venue for a big family get together”
We had a fabulous long weekend at Dukes Farm, hiring out all the cottages for a family get together. Ruth and Ken were so welcoming, kind and informative, giving us recommendations for walks, pubs and restaurants. The Farm is set in an amazing location surrounded by the most beautiful views and landscapes. The accommodation was fantastic. The essentials were already there so we could have a cup of tea on our arrival! We did a big Tesco delivery and it was ordered on time with no trouble. It’s on their favourites list apparently! Each cottage was extremely well equipped. Everything and everywhere was clean, bright and warm. The beds were really comfortable and we all slept really well too. The boot room offered a vast selection of board games and dvds, aswell as maps for planning your walks in the area and an array of wellies should you need them. We did!! There was a good selection of books and a toy box for the little ones too. It really was a perfect weekend. We will definitely be going back in the future. Thankyou Ruth and Ken for giving us the opportunity to visit and explore such a beautiful part of the country.
Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thorough review, Denise. Our aim is to give our guests ample resources & comforts so they can really relax & make the most of their precious time together.
Firstly a huge thank you to Ruth for such a warm welcome to Dukes Farm her hospitality was amazing throughout. The wood burner was in full blaze, milk tea coffee and some yummy cookies ready for our arrival, most welcome after a long drive. Ruth had some really helpful advise for walks and cycling locall, where to eat and what else the area had to offer. We stayed in Goose Cotts for a long weekend to do some cycling and walking. The location is perfect for both. The farm is set amoungst beautiful countryside and the black mountains. The views are stunning and we were able to walk straight from the farm in all directions. The cottage was perfect for the two of us, all the facilities required and more. We had intended to eat out while away but stayed in each evening relaxing by the fire it is hard to tear yourself away. The bed was so comfortable we both slept better than we had in a long while I only we wish we could have stayed longer. If your looking for a break away from it all surrounded by nature and the great outdoors with all of the comforts you desire then I can not recommend Dukes Farm enough.
Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to write this great review, Rebecca. You did some sterling hikes, so it's good to think Dukes Farm has plenty of scope for our energetic young visitors, as well as being invitingly cosy too.
“A perfect place for RnR”
This is the second time I have arranged a Group booking at Duke's Farm, and I have no doubt that at some point I will be arranging a third !! That in itself says much about this wonderful place to stay. We booked all 3 barns for our party of 12, and used the larger Swallow Barn to host our group dinners. All are extremely well equipped, comfortable and cosy, an ideal place to relax. The scenery in the surrounding area is quite stunning, and with a range of walks to suit all abilities. Also, nothing like sitting out on the terrace in the afternoon sun, enjoying a glass of wine, and watching the sun go down over the hill. Wonderful !! A trip into Hay on Wye (only 7 miles away) is also worth a visit, there's a pleasant walk along the river there, and some great little shops to visit.
Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review, Tracey. It really is a pleasure when guests return to find the next time as good - & hopefully better!
“Highly recommend, warm welcoming from Ruth and great facilities in and around the cottage”
I have stayed at many cottages before across the UK but The Goose Cottage and its owners were the best so far. We received a very genuine and lovely hospitality from Ruth. The cottage was well equipped we felt at home straight away. Very comfortable, cozy and so quiet. We spent many nights reading or playing board games by the fire. We had some rainy and sunny days. When it rained heavily we played endless games of pool and table tennis in the Games room. There are so many walks you can take from the farm, you don`t even have to travel anywhere by car, which is what we really did. We will definitely recommend to friends and family and return to this lovely little gem one day.
Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review. Nice to know there's plenty to do without driving anywhere, even when it's raining! Ruth
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