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Garden Cottage

Leominster, Herefordshire

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Garden Cottage is exceptionally pretty 'gothic' style cottage, built into the actual wall of the idyllic walled garden at Croft Castle. There are spectacular views across the garden and the Castle towards the Brecon Beacons and beyond. The cottage has a large garden of its own and there is easy access to the parkland and walks up to the Iron Age hill-fort of Croft Ambrey, the Fishpool valley and through the ancient woodlands.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
porch, kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood-burning stove. Bathroom with separate shower, bedroom (single).
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 double with 5ft bed, 1 twin, 1 single) and separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

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

Garden: Large enclosed rear garden.

Parking: Parking for two cars.

Cottage details
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Let starts
Saturday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
006019
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility

Nearby

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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Attractions
  • Ludlow
  • Leominster
  • Water Mill and Battle Centre
  • various cider orchards and producers
Activities
  • 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

  • Alan Marston
    • May 2015
    • Cheshire
    Excellent cottage

    Quite location but close enough to towns, pubs and countryside. Excellent Cottage and location. Excellent service as one of the party had left a hot water bottle which has been returned. Would book again.

  • Anonymous
    • April 2015
    • Unknown
    High standards

    We always appreciate the high standards of the National Trust cottages....we know when we choose and book, that the standards are always high, from the booking process to the cleanliness, warmth, and general condition of the cottages. We loved watching the huge variety of birds visiting the garden.

  • Anonymous
    • April 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by being..

    very quiet and we looked forward to getting back to it. The cottage was beautifully set up and clean. We were very grateful to the staff who cleaned whilst we were there. a job extremely well done.

  • Iain Ball
    • January 2015
    • Somerset
    Excellent housekeeping

    housekeeping excellent

  • Alun Powell
    • December 2014
    • UK
    It was made special -

    The 'at home' feel of the cottage. Delightful,simply delightful.

  • Sarah Hawkins
    • November 2014
    • Gwent
    Lovely Cottage

    The call centre staff were exceptionall helpful as was the caretaker Helen. Overall we were extremely happy with the cottage, facilities and locale. We would book through National trust again and are considering returning to the cottage next year as it was so lovely and perfect for our group.

  • Alastair Gordon
    The cottage is spacious and very well equipped

    My wife and I had a very relaxing week in Garden Cottage in July. The weather was "mixed" but that did not stop us from enjoying ourselves. The cottage is spacious and very well equipped, and the biggest plus point was beng able to walk straight out of our front door into the walled garden, glass of wine in hand. There is plenty to see round about, Berrington Castle is a little known gem and further afield Powis Castle and gardens are stunning. We also had a facsinating day in Hereford looking at the Mappa Mundi and chained library. There are plenty of good pubs round about, the Bell in Yarpole (and the village shop in the church is excellent), the Boot in Orleton and the Riverside Inn in Aymestry all do excellent food. We read in today's Times that they recommend the walk up to Croft Ambury fort and we certainly agree, the views from the top are stunning. Many thanks to the NT for our 9th NT cottage holiday, we would love to come back!

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Prices

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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 cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk 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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