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The Cider House

Ledbury, Herefordshire
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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Description

Enjoy the 9 acres of meadowland that surrounds this property, or travel further afield and discover Ledbury, Hereford, Gloucester and more!

2 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 32" Smart TV, DVD player and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and beams.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and en-suite with bath and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack and bathrobes. Enclosed, lawned garden with gravel courtyard, patio, garden furniture, patio heater and barbecue. Shared 9 acre grounds. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country, working farm). Stabling for horses. Ample parking. No smoking. Please note: No children under 12 years of age, and there is a fenced brook in the grounds.


Many years ago, The Cider House was used for storage of grain and home-produced cider barrels (from which its name derives), and preceding that, it housed the farmstead’s cows. More recently, the owners of this model Flemish Bond brick-building have seen it transformed into a calm, comfortable and relaxing retreat in the hills. Well-kept and equipped with all necessary mod-cons, the property is an enviable holiday accommodation, ideal for those who seek solace from the madding crowd and the pressures of the everyday grind.

The property is situated in 9 acres of meadowland, with a meandering brook and smallholding within the grounds of the owner’s working farm, Highbridge Farm, surrounded by rolling Herefordshire countryside yet with easy access to the pretty market town of Ledbury. History emanates from every corner of the farm; earthworks are still visible along the edge of the spinney which dates back to 1066, and the land around the present location of Highbridge Farm has been worked since the Norman times. Buildings of the farm have been present since c1540, and although it has now silted up and planted with young trees, the small stream was once dammed to form a header pool, most likely used to feed the nearby River Leadon. Also visible are medieval ridge and furrow earthworks, a ploughing system used in the Middle Ages (which have been mapped from aerial photos as part of the Malvern Hills National Mapping Programme). Sure enough, the property is great for those who have a thirst for history.

Walkers can enjoy walks from the doorstep and beyond to the Malvern Hills; you might want to bring a camera, sketch pad and pencil, as the area is also popular with photographers, artists and cyclists alike. There are many historical places of interest to visit including castles, National Trust houses and gardens. Ledbury itself offers a selection of boutique shops, galleries, restaurants and local attractions. The picturesque Forest of Dean is well worth a visit for a picnic, or absorb the stunning scenery of the Wye Valley. Further afield but within easy driving, is the cathedral city of Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Shop 1¼ miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 1½ miles.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 10

    18/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/03/2019
    A very comfortable cottage that is well-equipped. Plenty of lovely little touches to make it very welcoming. Perfect location for walking in the Malvern hills and exploring the area - is located on a quiet road away from the town so not easy to walk into town if that is important to you (but that was not an issue for us). Very friendly owners who were most helpful for local information.


  • 10

    29/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2018
    The Cider House was the perfect location for us. Really quiet, comfortable beds, immaculate and really well equipped cottage and simply excellent hosts. We would recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to explore this area.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so pleased that your stay was all you had hoped for. Wishing you a Wonderful 2019.

  • 10

    23/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    Very welcoming friendly hosts to a beautiful cottage well equipped, well stocked and furnished to a high standard. The cottage is pretty perfect, just one small issue if you were on a walking holiday with bad weather there is little space for 4 pairs of dirty boots, wet outside clothes or muddy paws 🐾 etc.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review of our cottage, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. With regard to the walking boots and wet clothing space, I can confirm that we are intending to convert the attached storage room to accommodate this need in early spring. Wishing you a Wonderful 2019 from Carol and Ian.

  • 10

    15/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/09/2018
    I am a loss where to start, because everything was perfect. Warm welcome upon arrival and welcome pack included bottles of cider. Located a couple of miles outside Ledbury and very easy to find; fabulous views and it was nice to be able to wander around the fields and feed the chickens. As for the accommodation, fitted out to the highest standard and contains everything you are likely to need; whether this be cooking or cleaning/washing. Upstairs bedroom and bathroom have sloped ceiling, but this is part of the charm of this beautiful little cottage. Will definitely be returning.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Apologies for the lateness in responding to your review of our cottage. We started the cottage to provide an escape from the madding crowd, to relax and unwind in comfort whilst feeling at home. We are so pleased to read that we hit the mark for yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

  • 1

    18/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    The cottage itself had a well stocked kitchen and was comfortable. People should be aware that the entrance/exit of the property is challenging with no signage and poor visibility when joining the road. There were a few small niggles issues such as no handle on kitchen window, lock broken on bathroom door, very noisy cooker extractor and hard, scratchy towels. There is currently a very large wasps nest in the lawn of the holiday property garden which the owners would not remove. This made it impossible to sit outside with a drink/food. The property is not within walking distance of pubs/shops as it is on a narrow but fairly busy road which has no pavements. Overall a disappointment.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review of our cottage. I agree there was no signage on the gate as we are still in the process of renovating the grounds. However, we have rectified that following your comments. Again we had a broken catch on the kitchen window which we were awaiting delivery of, in order to repair the window was secure as the lower lever firmly held it in place and allowed for guests to have the window open if required. The bathroom lock that made you anxious had become detached during your stay but was still useable in your en-suite bathroom. The extractor fan is made to CE regulation and a necessity to ensure cooking odour and condensation do not mar our guests comfort. All our towels are regularly replaced Christy towels, which I tumble dry with the bathrobes to ensure maximum softness and comfort. We did indeed have a wasps nest in the grounds of the garden, they are a major part of the eco-system and enhance the bees in pollination of many plants. We are a green cottage as advertised which is an ethos we follow to ensure that our impact on the environment is as minimal as possible - we generate our own electricity to offset the use of cooking, heating, cleaning etc. to reduce our carbon footprint. We also supply all cleaning and washing supplies that are biologically degradable in support of our credentials. Therefore, to destroy the wasps because you were unable to keep your dogs away from them and refused to keep them on leads as per the terms of your booking; your decision not to sit out and enjoy the patio some 10 meters away from the nest - which we also enclosed for you was of your choosing. We do not advertise that we are within walking distance of pubs and/or shops as this can be subjective dependent upon ones level of fitness and personal opinion. It is very unfortunate that you found your stay an overall disappointment and suggest that in order to safeguard yourselves against any future upsets that you might wish to book a suburban or city stay, as this would, I’m sure, be more appropriate to satisfy your expectations. I trust that you received your jeans, which I returned as requested. Kind regards Carol and Ian.

  • 9

    29/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    Lovely cottage and great for our dog too with lots of new smells for him to explore in the garden!


  • 9

    27/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    We found the cottage both comfortable and well equipped - it was great to be left some welcoming provisions for our arrival. Carol and Ian were friendly but did not disturb us at all. We took our dog Boyd - it was thoughtful to place chairs just outside but under cover so his paws could be properly dried before entering. The enclosed garden was secure and there was a footpath across a field just outside to walk him although the grass was rather long. Our daughter and partner joined us for 3 nights and used the upstairs bedroom with its en-suite, which was useful to have but not quite as good as the en-suite to the downstairs bedroom. If four adults share for a week, the upstairs would definitely be drawing the short straw. However the cost reflects this compared with similar cottages. We can definitely recommend staying in this cottage, especially for dog owners or parents with two teenagers.


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