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Lower Woodend Cottage

Bircher Common near Orleton, Herefordshire (Ref. 1137136)

4.8

Manor Cottages rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Stella

    “The location on the Common is wonderful and the garden is a delight.”

    That said, there was a lot not to like about the cottage. There are 3 double beds and it is billed as sleeping 5. We were a party of 4 and there is nowhere for 4 people to sit comfortably in the evening. Two small reception rooms have a single sofa in each and the kitchen/diner has a sofa and an armchair. There are wooden chairs around the kitchen table, but we expect to sit on a sofa/easy chair in the evenings. The heating was a major problem. The central heating was turned off, although it was ...

    That said, there was a lot not to like about the cottage. There are 3 double beds and it is billed as sleeping 5. We were a party of 4 and there is nowhere for 4 people to sit comfortably in the evening. Two small reception rooms have a single sofa in each and the kitchen/diner has a sofa and an armchair. There are wooden chairs around the kitchen table, but we expect to sit on a sofa/easy chair in the evenings. The heating was a major problem. The central heating was turned off, although it was a cold week. The storage heating pumped out heat and we could not turn it down. There was a lot of wasted energy being used. The door to the shower/toilet did not shut, let alone lock, and the lock on the upstiars bathroom was inadequate. The large towels were thin and unabsorbent.

    - Stella, April 2024

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with basin, 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Electric central heating
  • 2 x electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot upon request
  • Private driveway for 3 cars
  • Wrap-around garden with expansive lawn, two patio areas with furniture, barbecue, shed for bike storage, and access to an orchard and vegetable garden, spanning 1.5 acres in total
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: The Rayburn in the kitchen is out of use
  • Note: The home is approached via a single-track road
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 10am
  • Please note: This property has a 5 night minimum stay, if you would like to stay for fewer days please request with owner

The property

Enveloped by rolling, countryside views in Bircher Common near the charming village of Orleton, Herefordshire is Lower Woodend Cottage, a delightful, three-bedroom dwelling.

Encompassed by 1.5 acres of private grounds, dotted with fresh vegetables, pretty blooms and luscious lawns, Lower Woodend Cottage offers a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of nature-filled walks to be enjoyed from its doorstep; five guests are invited, ideal for couples, families, and groups.

Travel down the single-track road, reaching a private driveway for three cars.

Step indoors and slip off your walking boots, taking in the character of your new abode, making your way into the fully-equipped open-plan living space, where you can prepare meals, dine, and relax after a day of hiking; there is also a spacious utility and study for convenience.

Take advantage of your rural escape by dining alfresco upon the picnic bench, with a barbecue to light on sunny days, before returning indoors to cosy up in the snug with the warming glow of the woodburning stove in the backdrop.

As the sun sets, climb the stairs to reach two king-size bedrooms, and a double, all serviced by a bathroom and a ground-floor shower room.

Complete your morning routine and enjoy a coffee in the garden, before heading into the village, where you'll locate a Post Office for the essentials, along with The Maidenhead (Bakers Arms) as a popular dine out option.

With National Trust properties within proximity, be sure to tour both Croft Castle and Parkland and Berrington Hall, whilst Leominster Museum rests south, where you can brush up on your local knowledge.

A popular town with foodies, spend the day in Ludlow, starting with a tour of Ludlow Castle and a visit to the farmers market, ahead of trailing through the Whitcliffe Common Nature Reserve, ending with a riverside stroll and tipple near River Teme.

With breath-taking scenes to be enjoyed across the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, be sure to traverse the area whilst rounding off your itinerary, ahead of returning home for sundowners.

Escape to the countryside at Lower Woodend Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

BIRCHER COMMON

Yarpole 1.6 miles; Ludlow 8.3 miles; Hereford 18.8 miles.

Bircher Common is a pretty area of lowland heath in the civil parish of Croft and Yarpole in Herefordshire, owned by the National Trust. It is adjacent to Croft Castle and Croft Ambrey Hill Fort, both also owned by the National Trust, a must-see for history lovers who are eager to tour the various rooms, hallways and chambers of the castle. Here, you can also take a peaceful stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens, enjoy the vibrant flower displays and relax in amongst your picturesque setting. Bircher Common also offers an abundance of wildlife spotting opportunities, where nature enthusiasts can engage in birdwatching or spot a range of animals such as deer, rabbits and many more. Further afield, uncover the delights of Yarpole. home to the stunning and medieval St. Leonard's Church, perfect for expanding your knowledge of its historical significance; there are also an abundance of brilliant pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes where you can restock or refuel with some tasty fare. Close by, you can also visit Orleton, which is where you'll find all your nearest amenities, for a delicious lunch at The Boot Inn or head out on a scenic walk to the market town of Ludlow via the Mortimer Way, home to Ludlow Castle and Whitcliffe Common Reserve. A fabulous destination from which to uncover all that this splendid region has to offer.

Please note: This property has a 5 night minimum stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas