At the end of a peaceful and secluded lane, before the yawning beauty of rural Herefordshire, in an era seemingly far removed from the present, sits Wye Valley House.
Party in cavernous reception and dining rooms, relax in sheep-bleating seclusion, sleep deeply in Egyptian cotton. Help yourself to herbs from the garden. Browse a good book by the woodburner. The kitchen is big, the gardens bigger, and the River Wye is a stroll away.
This is party heaven for a dozen friends or family. Need more space? The adjoining cottage sleeps six more. Clear the head with brisk walks through ancient fields. Shuffle around the antique shops. Enjoy literary overload at Hay-on-Wye. Plunder the local produce. Drink in the views from your bedroom window.
With three log burners and countless comfy sofas you will be hard pressed to pick your favourite room to be with your loved ones at Wye Valley House.
For family movie nights there’s the TV room, a spacious and warm room with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy each others company. There are two large sofas surrounding the log burner and a large flat screen TV with DVD player.
The Drawing room is an elegant room at the end of the house. It is perfect for relaxing, reading by the log fire or playing a game of cards or two.
Underfloor heating runs through the downstairs of the property, so warm your toes and cuddle up with a good book from the extensive collection in the snug. The log burner and large TV make this the perfect room for those cold snowy evenings in with your nearest and dearest.
With a huge wooden table big enough for 18 and three sets of French windows the dining room is most inviting, for family breakfasts and evening meals. Swing open the doors and listen to the morning song of the local birds at dawn and enjoy the setting sun over the Wye Valley at dusk.
There is a large sun trap terrace with garden furniture, which is an ideal spot for alfresco dining, and why not try the world famous Herefordshire cider. Would be rude not to, you can see the apples growing over the garden!
There is a large working kitchen with double sink, large working island which provides good storage, four door aga, two electric ovens and hob, American fridge freezer. Large French doors lead onto a small garden terrace with herb beds and wooden garden furniture.
There is also a fantastic larder with lots of shelving for you to store all your locally produced treats.
There are six spacious bedrooms in the main house all with well appointed en suite bathrooms. All bedrooms have flat screen TV’s and crisp 400 count Egyptian linen.
Five of the six bedrooms have zip and link beds, so can be laid as either double or twin rooms. The additional room has twin beds.
There are a further three bedrooms in the cottage sleeping up to six guests. All three bedrooms have zip and link beds so can be set up as double or twin rooms and have ensuite bathrooms.
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