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The DugOut

Orcop, Herefordshire (Ref. 1119773)

Manor Cottages rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Single-storey
  • One super-king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathrooom with freestanding bath
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating
  • Everhot electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front private garden with lawn, patio, furniture and fire pit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Guests can read and swap the books in the bathroom, please do not take the reference books
  • Note: A welcome pack is provided

The property

Nestled in the hills on the outskirts of Orcop in Herefordshire, is this truly unique holiday home, The DugOut.

Enjoying a superb and rural location, within easy reach of the Wye Valley AONB, boasting exceptional views over three counties, and a fantastic interior, made famous on Grand Designs, with quirky inner workings, handmade furnishings and exposed wood throughout, The DugOut is a wonderful choice for a couple seeking a relaxing escape away from it all.

Upon arrival, you will find an off-road parking space, and a lovely front garden with furniture and fire pit, perfect for alfresco dining with a view.

Be welcomed into your new home from home, where you will find a light and airy open-plan living space, complete with well-equipped kitchen, a dining area for two for savouring meals over a glass of wine, and an inviting sitting area with plush seating, a Smart TV and a woodburning stove; the owners also kindly provide a welcome pack consisting of homemade cake and bread, apple juice, milk, butter, a selection of teas and coffee, condiments, olive oil and marmalade to kickstart your holiday.

Continue through to find a beautiful bathroom with freestanding bath encased with bookshelves, so you can enjoy a soak with your favourite book, and a separate shower room for quick freshen ups.

When sleep calls, a sumptuous super-king-size bed awaits in a circular room, complete with blackout curtains, so you can catch-up on some well-deserved rest.

On-site you will find an honesty shop, where you can pick up fresh eggs, freezer meals, tins, rice, pasta, pesto, homemade jams and chutneys, bread, and crockery, or meet the resident goats, hens and ducks on the land.

You can also help yourself to seasonal fruit and vegetables, logs, firelighters, charcoal, and kindling.

Nearby, you will find the welcoming Fountain Inn, serving local ales and authentic Thai food or head to the Kilpeck Inn for a hearty meal and cold beverage with your loved ones.

From your doorstep, there is also a local pottery and crafts for sale so you can curate something to commemorate your fantastic getaway.

Continue onto Ross-on-Wye, where you can dine at The Hope and Anchor, No3, and The Mint House, enjoy leisurely strolls along the River Wye and the Thomas Blake Memorial Garden, or further onto Symonds Yat, where you can spot the local wildlife in the nature reserves of Miners Rest and Woodside, canoe along the River Wye, or hike up Yat Rock for breath-taking views.

Further afield, you’ll find the Forest of Dean, where you can experience a variety of waterpsorts, bike rides, hight ropes courses, gin tasting, workshops, and archery.

Adventure awaits at The DugOut

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Hereford 8 miles; Ross-on-Wye 10 miles; Symonds Yat 11.5 miles; Forest of Dean 19.1 miles.

Orcop is a delightful village resting between Garway and Hillgates in Herefordshire. The village is known for its well-preserved castle, and offers the popular Fountain Inn, which serves Thai cuisine, and a historic church dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Next stop is Ross-on-Wye, where you can embark on the River Walk, dine out at The Mint House, Man of Ross, The Hope & Anchor, peruse a good selection of shops, or enjoy leisurely strolls through the Thomas Blake Memorial Garden. Continue onto Symonds Yat, where you can spot the local wildlife in the nature reserves of Miners Rest and Woodside, explore King Arthur’s Cave, treat your loved ones to a hearty meal at the Wye Knot Inn, Ye Old Ferrie Inn and Harvest, or soak up the exceptional views from atop of Yat Rock. Further afield, you’ll find the renowned Forest of Dean, where you can try your hand at a wealth of watersports along the River Wye, enjoy bike rides, high ropes courses, archery, arts and crafts, boat cruises, railway rides, museums, gin tasting, cookery classes and workshops.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas