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Ambrey Cottage

Leominster, Herefordshire

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This delightful cottage lies in a setting in woodlands near Bircher Common and close to Croft Castle and the ancient hill-fort of Croft Ambrey. There are unlimited walks, with wildlife and spectacular views.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
porch, utility room, kitchen/dining room and sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
First floor
three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and 1 single) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Croft Castle during opening hours and access at all times to the parkland.

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Due to its remoteness, the cottage has its own generator for electrical appliances, a calor-gas cooker and oil-fired central heating.

Garden: There is a steep garden surrounding the cottage.

Cottage Approach: Access is via a long track through woodland therefore arrival in daylight is recommended, we don't advise using low slung vehicles on the track.

Parking; Parking for several cars next to the cottage.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Herefordshire, Worcestershire and West Midlands
The exterior of The Oast House, Whitbourne, Herefordshire © Mike Henton

Scratch the surface of these special places in Britain and it's hard not to be smitten. They offer panoramic landscapes, bustling market towns and glimpses into a fascinating industrial past. Plus, you're only a short distance away from one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, with its 555 square miles of green spaces, with canals, caves and forests to discover.

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place to visit
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  • Ludlow
  • Leominster
  • Water Mill and Battle Centre
  • various cider orchards and producers
  • Bird watching
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Croft Castle and Parkland
Croft Castle and Parkland Castellated manor house set in stunning countryside with panoramic views
Berrington Hall
Berrington Hall Neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscape grounds
Cwmmau Farmhouse
Cwmmau Farmhouse Superb early 17th-century 'black and white' farmhouse with stone-tiled roof and vernacular buildings
The Weir
The Weir Informal 1920s riverside garden with fine views
Brockhampton Estate
Brockhampton Estate Traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house
Wilderhope Manor
Wilderhope Manor Elizabethan gabled manor house, unfurnished but with fine interior architectural features

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Donna Hall
    • April 2015
    • Bucks
    Made special by:

    Isolated. Relaxing visit. Appreciated OS map

  • Anonymous
    • April 2015
    • Unknown
    Unique location

    The cottage is in a unique location within a pine wood, just the sound of the birds (and sometimes background generator ) to enjoy. To get up in the night and be unable to see a hand in front of you is a welcome change when street lights are the norm in our busy part of the country. Our little 16 year old terrier loved it as did our 21 and 24 year old daughters. The layout of the cottage is excellent in that you enter via a quarry tiled utility area - ideal for wet shoes and dogs. The cottage has been restored to maintain it's original condition, woodwormed treated doors and unsmooth plaster which is a pleasure to see. The wood burning stove and efficient heating throughout made for a very cosy stay. Loved it. The caretaker should be congratulated in maintaining high cleanliness which makes a massive difference to me.

  • Bob Moore
    • January 2015
    • Hampshire

    The cottage is wonderful as we know from several past visits. Preparation is always faultless. Only niggle would be the quality of the road through the woods to the cottage. Given the bad weather and work in progress in the woods, this was understandable, but it seems in much worse condition than on previous visits. Ambrey Cottage could work as a delightful cottage for a family holiday , but we use it as the perfect romantic getaway. All by ourselves in a lovely cottage in the middle of a wood (seemingly) miles from anyone else. Wonderful!

  • Helen Bamford
    • January 2015
    • South Gloucestershire
    Perfect escape

    We were delighted to see fresh flowers in a vase, tea tray with a basket of goodies and a pint of milk! What a lovely welcome to the cottage. The remoteness was wonderful, we walked everyday and ended up in the National Trust cafe for a lovely bowl of soup, my husband was particularly happy as he enjoyed the drive to the cottage in his Land Rover, we also loved the birds we bought seed for them and enjoyed watching them feed. And during the depths of winter this cottage was very warm and cosy, definitely an escape from the hustle and bustle, just perfect.

  • Kirstein Ryan
    • November 2014
    • Bedfordshire
    Privacy we were looking for

    Ambrey Cottage offered the seclusion and privacy we were looking for from our holiday. The walks around Ambrey Cottage were varied and fabulous in all weathers for my husband and I with our dogs. Then relaxing in the cottage I was able to capture some wonderful photos of the birds in the garden.

  • Mr K Arnott
    This cottage is vastly under-rated!

    Don't be put off when it say's generator! It's a fully automatic system!! Noise? What noise!! This cottage is vastly under-rated! It was a beautiful! warm and spacious cosy cottage.Highly recommended.

  • Fran, Adam and Alex (4)
    A fantastic 3 day get away

    Just returned from a fantastic 3 day get away at Ambrey Cottage. Enjoyed some super walks in the forest and to Croft Castle. Couldn't fault the cottage at all - magnificiently remote location, literally buzzing with wildlife and superbly equipped. The only problem we now have is deciding on our favourite NT cottage - they just keep getting better and better

  • Deb + family
    Lovely cottage

    Don't be put off by the warning about access during severe weather. The access road though not tarmaced is well laid gravel, the only problem I can see is in snow. It's worth taking some bird food, there were some feeders but we noticed that if there were more away from the house other birds may have visted them. Lovely cottage warm and we had no problems with the generator

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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