- House / Villa
- Swimming Pool
- Courses Available
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
This open-fronted stone barn in rural Herefordshire was originally a blacksmith’s workshop and has now been converted, with great architectural flair, into a romantic bolthole where you can relax in contemporary space, style and comfort.
If you’re looking for the perfect cottage from which to explore the verdant Herefordshire countryside then look no further. The Forge sits within the grounds of the Whittern Estate and has been beautifully restored - retaining its original A-frame while now also boasting home comforts like oak floorboards and a Swedish wood burner. Whether you’re tucked up inside after a soak in the roll top bath or sitting out on the terrace with a glass of wine, The Forge is a delightful country retreat.
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 main bedroom boasts a spectacular super king size bed with Egyptian linen sheets, a roll top bath in the centre of the room and a separate washroom with a double porcelain sink. There is a second king size bedroom on the mezzanine gallery, and below this there is an independent wet room, shower and WC. There is an additional single bed on the balcony.
French doors leas directly to the gardens and outside there is a pretty terrace with lavender and beech edged lawns. A teak dining table and chairs are provided for al fresco eating and entertaining. Within the estate grounds there is a badminton court and guests will have limited access to a swimming pool.
Conditions of Rental
A securing deposit of 25% is payable on booking with the remainder becoming payable eight weeks before arrival.