This property, which featured on the Channel 4 TV show 'Country House Rescue' in April 2010, is a splendid example of Victorian architecture, and simply exudes character. The moment guests steps through the grand entrance they know they are in for a memorable holiday. The well equipped kitchen boasts an Aga, whilst the six bedrooms offer sumptuous sleeping accommodation. There is a family room providing a space for younger members of the party, and 'grown-ups' can enjoy the ambience of the spacious drawing room with its baby grand piano and dance floor. With many other rooms and set in beautiful grounds, this magnificent property makes a perfect venue for larger gatherings with family or friends who wish to visit this fabulous area.
Nine bedrooms: All zip/link beds can be made up as either king-size doubles or twin beds by prior arrangement. 1 x grand family room with 1 super king-size double and 2 sofa beds with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 3 x king-size double (zip/link) (one with en-suite bath, shower, basin and WC, two with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x super king-size double (zip/link) with basin, 1 x super king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with basin,1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with AGA and original shelving features. 2 x Utility. Large dining room with open fire. Morning room with TV and woodburner. Children's room with bean bags, TV, DVD and Nintendo Wii. Magnificent, spacious drawing room with dance floor, baby grand piano, woodburner and doors to side lawn.
Oil central heating with two woodburners and open fire. Four oven AGA, electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, American-styles fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwasher, TVs with Sky, DVDs, Wii, WiFi, telephone. Piano & table tennis table. Fuel, power and starter packs for fire and woodburners inc. in rent, extra fuel available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 7 cars. Covered bike storage. Large, fully enclosed and secure lawned garden with spacious gravelled sitting area, 6-seater hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Access to Abbey Dore Court Gardens £5 entry (when open to the public between April and end of September, by arrangement). Three dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 15 mins walk. Note: A fenced river runs through the grounds of the property approximately 20 yards from the house, children should be supervised at all times. Note: 4pm check-in.
Situated on the River Dore, the delightful village of Abbey Dore lies at the southern end of the Stunning Golden Valley, close to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park. The village is the setting for Abbey Dore Court Gardens, which is open to the public between April and September. The history of the Abbey goes back to 1147 when it was founded by Cistercian Monks, and then restored to its present form in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its many bookshops, is just 15 miles away. Nearby Hereford is an ancient town dating back to the 7th century and is steeped in history, while Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley provide ample opportunity for walkers.
Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye.