Hereford holiday barn rental with internet access, walking, fireplace and TV

16 reviews

From the owner

  • Barn
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

This Cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Welsh Marhces in a rural location at the base of the Black Hill and bordering the River Monnow.

* Edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park

* In the Heart of the Black Mountains & the Golden Valley

* Near to :-

Hay on Wye



River Cottage is a comfortable, beautifully presented two bedroomed holiday cottage.

Nestling by the River Monnow at the edge of the majestic Black Mountains, it is surrounded by peaceful farmland, ancient hedgerows and an abundance of wildlife. The cottage is equipped with quality furnishings to create a cosy, welcoming home from home, offering the perfect base for exploring the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and the Wye Valley. The famous town of books, Hay on Wye, is only 8 miles away.

River Cottage started life as a stone barn in the 1800s and has been sympathetically converted into a high quality, two bedroomed holiday cottage. The conversion was designed to retain some of the building's original character, such as an exposed stone wall and vaulted ceiling in the living area, yet the interior fittings and furnishings provide contemporary comfort and style.

The front door to the cottage opens into an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with woodburning stove and large French windows. There is a flat screen TV which provides Now TV, Freesat and catch-up TV. You'll find a selection of books and DVDs as well as a range of board games for all the family. Two sofas (one a double sofa bed) provide comfortable seating, and the dining table can accommodate up to 6 people. If you are bringing very young children on holiday, we'll happily provide a high chair. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave oven and washing machine (we'll leave some detergent and dishwasher tablets for you) plus 4 ring induction hob with integrated double oven below. Just off this area is a hallway where you'll find the family bathroom, and 5 steps up lead you to the 2 bedrooms: a double bedroom with ensuite shower room and a twin bedroom with just enough space to accommodate a travel cot if needed (we'd be happy to provide one for you). The French windows in the living area lead out onto a patio with a built in barbecue. Beyond the patio is a shingle area with a picnic bench from where you can see the river. There is also a lawned area where children can play, and enough level parking for up to 4 cars.

The Wifi Access Point is onward connected via the main house to a BT "fibre to the home" broadband service delivering a constant speed of around 150Mbs. A signal for mobile phones is usually available in the Cottage. When this is weak, a better signal can be obtained by walking a little way back up the track towards the lane.

You can arrange a grocery delivery to River Cottage if you wish to - in spite of its rural location, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Asda and Tesco all deliver to the cottage from Hereford. Alternatively, Abergavenny is well served with Waitrose, Aldi and Morrisons supermarkets.

If you are looking for an action-packed holiday, there is a wealth of activities on offer within a 10 mile radius, from canoeing or kayaking on the River Wye and pony trekking to mountain biking and paintballing. Alternatively, you can just step out of the front door and walk in the hills - you'll find maps in the property. Take the opportunity to do some stargazing - River Cottage is in one of the least light-polluted areas in the UK. In fact, the Brecon Beacons gained the status of International Dark Skies Reserve in 2012. Hay on Wye, with its quaint shops and eateries, is well worth a visit and lies only 8 miles away. For breathtaking views, take a circular drive from Cwm Mill to Capel Y Finn and Llanthony Priory and back to Cwm Mill via Longtown.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Our policy is to leave our guests in peace, although we do like to introduce ourselves and ensure that you have everything you need early in your stay. If we are unable to do so, we will provide a contact number so that you can get in touch with us if necessary.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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100% refund100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 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).
Damage deposit: £100.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Summer Socialising - While we encourage outdoor dining and socialising, we don't want other guests of ours, or neighbours, to be unduly disturbed. We therefore ask that guests take their socialising indoors to their Cottage after 9.30pm and carry on there - where their activities will not disturb others.

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About the owner

Gethin H.
Average reply time:
1 hour 13 minutes

Calendar updated:
29 Nov 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Barn has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Oct 2013. Located in Herefordshire, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £744 to £1350.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Nov 2021.


Very Good
16 reviews
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Peaceful and relaxing.
Jul 2021

Beautiful location next to the river. Peaceful setting and cosy cottage with excellent facilities. Helpful hosts. A great place for artists, writers and photographers but close enough to Hereford, Hay… More 

Reviewed 2 Aug 2021

Brighton, United Kingdom

Little Gem
Sep 2019

What a fabulous cottage. So peaceful with just the sound of the river. Lots of birds to the feeders in the garden. Accommodation was very good. Everything there that we needed and the beds were super … More 

Reviewed 13 Sep 2019

Mandy A
Rhyl, United Kingdom

A haven of peace
Jul 2019

We had a wonderful stay. The property is set back from the road in a small cluster of properties which helped in not feeling so totally isolated. The cottage is immaculate and the design lends nicely … More 

Reviewed 14 Aug 2019

Owner's reply:
Thanks, Mandy for the review, much appreciated. We would be very happy to have you back again sometime!
Oxford, United Kingdom

Great for a family getaway
Jun 2019

Eight of us - six adults and two children- spent a very enjoyable week at Cwm Mill at the start of June. The house was spotless on arrival, and extremely well presented throughout: lots of space, and … More 

Reviewed 24 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Thanks, Jon.Perhaps we might see you again one day ;-)

Fabulous & Tranquil Cottage
May 2019

Gethin and Wife Glynis were fabulous hosts who even before walking through the door made us feel at ease. Thank you so much for the food supplies waiting for us and the digital information pack/call. … More 

Reviewed 12 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Thanks for taking the time to write this review, Kish. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and welcome to the area!
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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Gethin (the owner) a message.

If Gethin (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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