Cosy Woodburner, Garden and Country Walks
The accommodation is on two levels. The ground floor is carpeted throughout the living areas. Entering the cottage to the side of the property into a boot room/utility room with shower room directly off this. To the left is the Sitting Room with cosy woodburner, and comfortable sofas, one of which is a sofabed, which can accommodate a further 2 people if necessary. To the right of the Sitting room opposite the front door (not usually used, but can be) are the stairs and the main bathroom, with handheld shower over the bath. Next to this is the fully equipped kitchen/dining room with beautiful parquet floor, a dining table and chairs, a large range for those cooked english breakfasts to start the day, lovely and sunny as this room is also dual aspect.
On the first level are the two dual aspect bedrooms. There are two double bedrooms, both good sized rooms, one of the large double bedrooms can be made up as a twin on request, both have great views of the surrounding countryside. Quality duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are provided.
Outside the cottage, to the rear, the garden is south facing with 2 garden benches and table and chairs for relaxing in the evening with a glass of wine enjoying the views of the surrounding countryside. Leading straight from the cottage are great walks through open countryside with lots of villages to explore.
The Lanes has been beautifully renovated keeping the charm and authenticity of this lovely period property intact. The effect being a homely and comfortable cottage with all the mod cons expected from modern day living.
The Lanes is in a lovely position looking out over the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. This area has stunning landscape and there are the Shropshire Hills, Wye Valley and Malvern Hills areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) to explore within an hours drive.
Dog owners are welcome to bring one or two well behaved dogs by arrangement. Cost £15.00 per week or part thereof. Dogs must not be left unattended either in the cottage or the garden, or allowed on the beds or furniture. Please clean up any mess your dog makes in the garden. About Pet Friendly When choosing dates, please select the duration of your stay on the drop down menu above the calendar, then float and click the pointer over the desired starting date. Your choice should appear below the calendar.
A £100 security deposit will be requested in advance by the homeowner as surety against any damages. This will be refunded by cheque within one week following an inspection after your departure. There is mobile reception at the Lanes but there is no landline telephone.
Arrival after 4.00pm please and departure before 10.00am. All bookings carry a booking fee of £35.00 already included in the advertised price, unless it is a repeat booking at the same cottage within three years, then there is no booking fee charge. If you are repeat booking you will need to ring to book on 01568 612467.
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About The Lanes
The Lanes is a beautiful black and white cottage and garden situated central to Leominster, Hereford, Ludlow and Hay on Wye. The Lanes has been totally refurbished and the rooms redesigned, to allow spacious, sunny rooms that have been comfortably and tastefully furnished and are ideal for couples.
The cottage accommodates four people. In winter months there is central heating as well as a woodburner providing a warm, cosy atmosphere that will ensure a perfect winter break, no matter what the weather.
“The cottage was more than we could hope for, lovely location, very dog friendly garden and decorated to a very high standard. We can't stress how much we loved it. We regularly stay at holiday lets and this is probably the best cottage we have stayed in.
The actual booking on the internet site was very simple with no hidden costs and the photos represented the cottage very accurately, looking for a similar site for the wider England. The cheque refund came through very quickly - will book again and recommend to anyone who listens - 5 star in all areas” May 2012
“Our holiday at The Lanes was wonderful, the cottage was one of the best that we have ever stayed in after 33 years of cottage holidays. It was beautifully furnished and very well equipped, everything was a very high standard. The bed was extremely comfortable and the linen and towels were beautiful Egyptian cotton.
The welcome pack of bread, milk, eggs and butter was thoughtful and a lovely start to the holiday. The enclosed garden was very well maintained and safe for our little dog. We would strongly recommend The Lanes.” May 2012
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - despite the fairly atrocious weather! As keen walkers we do quite a lot of cottage holidays and therefore have come to know what we want in terms of standards, convenience and comfort.
The cottage ticked all the boxes for us. Bedding, towels, kitchen equipment etc all to a high standard and clean - I didn't have to wash any crockery, cutlery or pans before I could use them! We loved the cottage and its location. The securely fenced garden was a real bonus. We plan to return to the area and would not bother to look at any other cottages - we hope to be able to return to The Lanes.” April 2012
“We had a wonderful holiday at The Lanes. The cottage was lovely, very well maintained and equipped. The directions we were sent were accurate and easy to follow....� the owner also contacted me after the holiday for feedback and to check that everything went well. Our deposit was returned extremely promptly...... We love Herefordshire and would definitely use this cottage and your site again.” April 2012
“We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at the Lanes (Rose Cottage). It was everything we hoped it would be, warm, cosy, enchanting. We loved the fact that the house had what felt like real family treasures by way of furniture and pictures and vases etc.
It didn't feel like a holiday let, more like someone's holiday home that they had been generous enough to allow us to borrow for a week. We thought it was extremely good value for the money and hope to return or use one of your other cottages in the coming year. We have also told a number of our friends and colleagues about you. Our dog, Riley, enjoyed himself too.” October 2011
“Very pleased with the cottage, well maintained & high quality fittings. An ideal setting to relax & get away for a few days. The cottage is also convenient for visiting local villages & Leominster town. Happy to recommend The Lanes. “ August 2011
“We did enjoy our stay at the Lanes. The only negative would be that we had elderly parents with us who found the steep stairs challenging. Other than that the facilities and cottage were lovely and clean.” July 2011
“Booking was very easy and details and directions were prompt to arrive by email. The cottage was lovely, with beautiful decor and quality furnishings. It had everything you needed and the welcome pack was very much appreciated.
The cottage was set in a lovely area and was ideal for exploring. Just a couple of minor points the cottage garden is not fully enclosed as described, and it would have been nice to have had some garden furniture on the lawn area to take advantage of the late afternoon/early evening sun as the existing benches are in shade by about 5pm. We had a really enjoyable stay at the Lanes and would definitely recommend it.” July 2011
“We were absolutely delighted with The Lanes and would definitely want to return. The location is perfect, it is very private and the cottage has been renovated beautifully in our opinion. We have stayed in many places over the years but this cottage is at or close to the top of the list.” July 2011
“Feedback for The Lanes. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay here, cottage good. A fence onto road between garage and cottage would have been helpful to contain two very lively young Labradors, their greatest delight was chasing the neighbourhood cats! My husband mentioned a tea cosy would be useful. We definitely would stay there again if in the area.”
(The garden is now enclosed CHL edit 2012) June 2011
“We thought The Lanes was a delightful cottage and was ideally situated for The Hay Festival, whilst still being able to get away from the crowds and enjoy the beautiful countryside…..” May 2011
“We had a lovely time. Cottage was delightful, v comfortable beds, beautiful bed linen and china in particular. V useful welcome butter and milk and bread. Great having a gate dog could not get through and my son enjoyed playing in the grass…..” May 2011
“We thought the cottage was lovely. It was so nice to stay somewhere which was newly renovated to a high standard with quality decor/furnishings. Really appreciated things like the big fluffy white towels, quality linen, etc. I would definitely recommend the cottage to others. And it is well located - very peaceful, yet near to places of interest…..”
The Area Around The Lanes
The Lanes is located on the edge of a small cluster of houses standing detached in its own ground. It is quite remote and therefore a car is an absolute necessity to get there, but the peace and quiet this affords is fabulous. The cottage itself has a fenced garden at the rear, with 2 garden benches and table and chairs to sit on admiring the garden perhaps with a cup of tea/coffee or with an evening drink .
In front of the cottage is a quiet country lane. The nearest pub serving food is a 10 minute drive to either Pembridge or Weobley. The immediate area has a higher than usual density of public footpaths.
An ideal base for those wanting a complete break from it all, no need to travel anywhere if you don't want to, although within an hours drive are some of the area's leading attractions: Hereford with its Cathedral and famous Mappa Mundi is within 20 minutes drive. Leominster with it's Priory and locally owned shops is a very nice place to wander around.
Black and White Village trail including the Black and White village of Weobley with good pub food and an organic dairy is only 10 minutes drive away. Ludlow (antiques & Michelin Star restaurants), Ludlow Castle
, Hay on Wye (bookshops galore), Tintern Abbey (history and tea rooms), Chepstow (castle & museum), Symonds Yat /Ross on Wye (outstanding river walks - canoeing - falcons), Golden Valley (great views - 'Shadowlands'), Offa's Dyke (historic walking path) and Brecon Beacons (sheep, walks and wilderness).
The cottage is suitable as a quiet country escape, offering the ideal location to explore South Shropshire, Herefordshire and Wales. There are several market towns a short drive away all with historic interest: Shrewsbury
, Hereford, and Hay on Wye
a little further. Other towns of interest are Much Wenlock, birthplace of the modern day Olympics and Bishop’s Castle
with it's local Brewery The Three Tuns, perfect for Real Ale lovers.
Smaller places, such as Dymock and Kempley
are well worth a visit as well as Ledbury
Visit our Events Calendar
, Things to do for free
and Where to Eat
pages for more ideas
The Lanes is a country retreat, with peace, quiet and relaxation at the top of the list, perfect for a family get together, especially with countryside to explore on the doorstep.