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Mansell Lodge

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Byford, Hereford, Herefordshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Charming lodge on 18th-century park, magnificent views over the Wye Valley, Black and White trail and Offa’s Dyke close by.

This charming former lodge is situated within an 18th-century park on a private family estate in a stunning location, and has magnificent views over the Wye Valley. This property is peaceful, and it makes a cosy, romantic retreat. Mansell Lodge is ideally situated for the historic city of Hereford and Hay-on-Wye, with the Welsh border and the beautiful Brecon Beacons also close by. It is a comfortable base to discover Offa’s Dyke and the Black and White trail, and guests can also enjoy excellent walking and fishing within the estate, with golf available locally. Shop 4 miles.

Mansell Lodge (RS4) and Woodside Cottage (RBBR) are on the same estate and can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.

Three steps to entrance porch. Hall. Living room with open fire. Large well-equipped fitted kitchen. Utility. Bathrooom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Payphone
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle storage
  • No smoking

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Telephone
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2018
    Had a brilliant time. Local villages superb. Lodge brilliant home from home. Walks excellent dog friendly such a bonus. My dog loved it. Treat upon arrival to die for. We are already planning our return

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    Whilst we had a lovely time at Mansell Lodge, it could have been better. We recognise that with a property of this age, it may be difficult or impossible to fit double glazing, but the lack of it meant that a cold draft stopped you from sitting too long at the kitchen/dining room bay window and the traffic noise woke you up at 5:30 in the morning. The Kitchen and Bathroom have been updated and are well equipped but the other rooms could do with modernising/redecorating. Several of the drawers in bedside tables were difficult to open or handles missing/broken. The property was cold when we arrived as the heating had been set on a timer and hadn't been on for a while. It would be more welcoming for guests if it had been left on. For those of you who are older and need the loo in the night, it's a bit of a walk as you'll have to go downstairs, through the kitchen and Utility Room and into the bathroom extension. Unfortunately we were disturbed during the week by an estate groundsman coming to check the guttering (this could have been done on handover day) and also by BT ringing the payphone in the hall (yes there is a payphone!) a couple of times and trying to sell us broadband for the property! Maybe the property should be ex-directory no calls to avoid disturbing guests. One great thing we enjoyed was the open fire. Very cosy and relaxing.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    Lots of character, spacious kitchen, good utility area, safe garden and walks on the estate for dogs and beautiful views. Heating system and open fire ensured the cottage was warm, although the upstairs windows in winter were drafty at night.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2017
    Stayed here twice now. Would recommend to anyone. Great for getting into Hereford and lovely location. Even the dog loves it with walks around the grounds.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    Lovely cottage ,great location .

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2017
    The cottage is actually on the B4230 which runs between the A438 and A480. This is not too much of a problem at weekends but during weekdays the traffic starts at about 5:30a.m presumably as people commute so do not expect a lie in if you are unused to traffic noise. The speed limit on the stretch of road outside the cottage is 60 m.p.h. The accommodation itself is more or less what you see in the photographs apart from the sitting room furniture which is now low backed leather seating but overall it could fairly be described as a bit grubby.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/06/2017
    We had a wonderful stay at the cottage and would definitely stay again.

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8.3 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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