- Swimming Pool
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Courses Available
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Built around 1850, Gardeners Cottage was once home to the head gardener of a beautiful estate and it now offers a historic, stylish and well-proportioned holiday hideaway for friends, families and couples alike.
Gardeners Cottage sits in the grounds of the Whittern Estate, a picturesque 700 acre landholding that offers a peaceful country retreat in which to relax, romance or reunite. This cottage is one of five within the estate but its spacious interiors and private garden makes it feel perfectly secluded, and the renovation has been carried out using contemporary décor and designer furniture. If you want to explore the green county of Herefordshire from somewhere truly tranquil and inspiring then this could be just the place.
Beyond the private garden there are endless acres of fields, orchards and woodland for you to explore and there are four excellent walking trails that go round the farm, through the woods, over open countryside and connect with other foot paths (you can even walk to the pub). Within about a half hour drive you can play golf, try shooting, go canoeing and go-karting, cycle and horse ride, and nearby you will find Hay-on-Wye with its numerous book shops, the border towns of Kington and Presteigne and Ludlow with its renowned food markets and restaurants. In the area you will find gardens, houses, castles and farms, as well as an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants.
Directions from Leominster: On leaving Leominster past Morrisons roundabout keep left on the A44 through Monkland. Turn right at crossroads (still on A44) signposted Rhayader and Kington. Continue through Pembridge. 3.83 miles after Pembridge turn right on unclassified signposted Whittern and Titley. If starting out in Hereford take the Kings Acre Road - A438 (signposted Brecon) After Wyevale Nurseries turn right onto the A480 (signposted Stretton Sugwas, Credenhill, Weobley). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A480 (signposted Weobley, Mansell Lacy, Lyonshall) After about 8 miles turn left then right over main road (signposted Kington). Keep going through Woonton and Lyonshall eventually reaching the A44. Turn right signposted Leominster A44. After a third of a mile turn left onto small lane signposted Whittern and Titley. Do not deviate from this road until you arrive at the estate which is on the right hand side after one mile exactly and is signposted at the gateway.
Birmingham (69 miles)
Nearest Train Station:
Leominster (12 miles)
The Stagg Inn, Titley
The rear entrance from the courtyard leads straight into the fully fitted kitchen (off which there is a utility room and a shower/toilet) and adjacent to here is the dining room which will seat up to 10 people around a vintage table. The sitting room, on the other side of the porch, has comfy armchairs and a wood burner, and upstairs you will find three bedrooms – one king size, one double and one twin. The main bathroom has an enamel bath, a basin and a toilet.
The cottage backs onto a lovely and well-protected courtyard and it also sits in a large open garden of its own, next to the main kitchen garden with its original 18th century red brick walls. In the grounds there is a badminton court and guests at the cottage will also have limited use of a swimming pool.
Conditions of Rental
A securing deposit of 25% is payable on booking with the remainder becoming payable eight weeks before arrival.