Hereford holiday cottage rental with internet access, fireplace, TV and rural retreat

6 reviews

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  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

The Old Bake House is a perfect, tranquil retreat for couples. The large private gardens border the River Monnow and there is plenty of space to soak up the sun or curl up with a book on the lawn. Surrounded by farmland and ancient hedgerows, the cottage offers spectacular walks from the front door and many attractions are within easy reach, for example;.

* The Brecon Beacons National Park

* The Black Mountains & the Golden Valley

* Hay on Wye

* Abergavenny

* Hereford

* Ledbury

* Symonds Yat

* Ross on Wye

Herefordshire's Black and White Village Trail is also within easy striking distance and provides an ideal opportunity to discover our historic timbered and half-timbered buildings, some dating from medieval times.

Awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2019 and 2020, the Old Bake House is a charming and peaceful cottage, all on one level, with original character features. The cottage enjoys a peaceful, rural setting by the River Monnow in the linear village of Craswall at the foot of the Black Mountains. The property sleeps two people comfortably and provides plenty of living space to relax in.

A wonderful sun room catches the sunshine all day and radiates warmth through the cottage. This is the perfect place to simply sit and admire the beautiful garden and visiting wildlife, or enjoy a romantic dinner as the sun sets.

The spacious living room features a vaulted ceiling and exposed original oak beams. There is a large wood burning stove and a good supply of logs in the colder months. The furniture is contemporary and consists of a comfortable sofa with chaise longue plus TV, DVD player and Freesat satellite TV. Streamed internet TV , via a NOW TV stick, provides access to both catch up TV and subscription sport, entertainment and movie channels (temporary NOW subscriptions are required to access this content).

Off the living room is a compact but well equipped kitchen with an electric cooker with glass hob and double oven,plus fridge. The adjoining utility room has a microwave, washer/dryer and small undercounter freezer.

The Bedroom is bright and airy with a king-sized bed and dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens.

A spacious shower room features a large walk-in shower, hand basin and WC.

Useful Information:

* All linen and towels inclusive

* Oil fired central heating.

* Wifi (Access Point links to 150Mbs Fibre to the Home" broadband internet


* Secure storage available for mountain bikes


There is marvellous walking from the door up to The Black Mountains with The Black Hill, Hatterill Ridge, The Cats Back and Offa's Dyke Path. The Black Mountains are wild and remote with some superb walking routes, great for mountain bikers and for pony trekking. Visit Llantony Priory with its pub / cafe in the cellar, Capel-y-ffin and Abbey Dore. There are some lovely tucked away pubs - The Crown Inn in Longtown and The Bridge Inn at Michaelchurch Escley.

A visit to Hay-on-Wye is a must do and the lane from the Cottage takes you through spectacular scenery along the way. Famous for its Literary Festival in May, Hay is full of quirky and attractive antique and curio shops, book shops, vintage clothing shops and characterful cafes.

The Cottage is some 8 miles from Hay-on-Wye, and some 16 miles from Abergavenny and Hereford.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • 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
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

We use a Keysafe box to enable you to gain entry when you arrive. We will check that you have settled in and have everything you need: In general our policy is to leave you to enjoy the Cottage and its surroundings with minimal intervention on our part. We will always be on hand if you need anything.



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).
Booking confirmed
100% refund100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.
24 hours after booking
No refundNo refund if cancelled less than 2 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: £50.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

The bedroom has sufficient extra space to enable a travel cot to be provided when necessary for babies. We can also supply a High Chair on request.

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About the owner

Gethin H.
Average reply time:
1 hour 13 minutes

Calendar updated:
19 Sep 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 May 2018. Located in Herefordshire, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £606 to £755.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Sep 2021.


6 reviews
Very Good

Nov 2019

Stayed at The Old Bakehouse to get away from it all. It ticked all the boxes. Beautiful setting, stunning garden and the cutest accommodation. Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. Would thorou… More 

Reviewed 16 Mar 2020

Owner's reply:
Thanks, Carol, much appreciate your positive feedback.
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Lovely, cosy retreat
Dec 2019

We stayed here with our 1 year old son just before Christmas. Very cosy and warm in winter with the log burner on! We particularly enjoyed the sunroom with the beautiful view of the garden and the ext… More 

Reviewed 16 Mar 2020

Owner's reply:
Hi Carly, Your lovely family would be welcome back any time. Thanks for taking the time to complete a review for us. Gethin
Carol W
Norwich, United Kingdom

Beautiful setting
May 2019

Lovely setting and well equipped and well presented cottage. Perfect for couples. We had a great week, fill the bird feeders and wait for the locals! Woodpeckers and squirrels with their baby! The on… More 

Reviewed 12 Jun 2019

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Lovely rural escape
Feb 2019

Location is lovely. Fab walks on the doorstep and a short drive to many more. Owner was very friendly & helpful. Would definitely return!

Reviewed 21 Feb 2019

Lesley C

Extremely comfortable and tranquil house for two, a great base for walking in the Black Mountains.
Aug 2018

This is a very comfortable and spacious house for two and the owner Gethin made us feel very welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the wildlife from the sun room and the garden was beautiful for bot… More 

Reviewed 15 Aug 2018

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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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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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