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The Old Post Office


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Ruckhall, Eaton Bishop, near Hereford, Herefordshire
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this well-presented cottage provides the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area.

In the pretty and tranquil hamlet of Ruckhall in Eaton Bishop, this beautifully presented detached, bungalow is nestled in a large and spacious private garden, and is situated at the end of a no through road. The owners who live close by, have paid much attention to guests comfort, making this 1950s bungalow a comfortable base from which to enjoy this wonderful area, complete with an open fire for those cosy nights in after a day of exploring the area. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and only a stone’s throw away from the River Wye, there are plenty of local walks, as well as within the Wye Valley, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outdoor activities are plentiful in the surrounding areas, such as canoeing, kayaking, climbing, fishing, golf, paint balling and go-carting. Hereford itself is host to many restaurants, theatre, multi-screen cinema, variety of shopping, racecourse and its cathedral with the Chained Library and Mappa Mundi Centre. The pretty market towns are well worth visiting, such as Ross-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye which is renowned for its literacy festivals and known as the book capital of the world and Ludlow famous for its history and culinary delights. The Malvern Hills and Brecon Beacons National Park are popular and offer stunning scenery. There are many historical churches, castles and museums within the area. Situated less than 3 miles away in the neighbouring village there is a local shop, post office, takeaway and two pubs. There is space in the garden for a caravan with a water and electric point, guests are welcome to use the facility by arrangement with the owners. Stabling is also available by arrangement. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor:
Living room:
With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and French doors.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, oil Rayburn, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twins (can be super kingsize on request).
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Wet Room: With shower and toilet.
Separate toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included, remainder at £5 per basket. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Large enclosed garden with terrace, patio, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Stabling available on request. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples, family bookings and holidaymakers only.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    A really comfortable and well-equipped cottage, in a beautiful location. Great walks for the dogs too. The welcome hamper provided on our arrival was really special and greatly appreciated.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2018
    We had a lovely relaxing week in The Old Post Office, Ruckhall. A very pleasant welcome from the hosts and a very generous welcome basket. The accommodation is very suited to having dogs, the local walks are adventurous and the garden is stunning. We would definitely visit again.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2018
    The house was really nicely furnished. Lots of nice touches. However, we got the time of check out wrong, as this was not in the information pack. The owners turned up just 10 minutes after check out time and were really rude, with the gentleman standing opposite the house glaring at us whilst we packed the car. The owners then phoned us to complain that we had forgot to put the bin out! The house is quite isolated, but it was a nice break until check out.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I am very disappointed that this review has been left. I knocked on the door asking whether they had realised that the departure time was 10am, this was at 10.22am. I could see guests were still in bed and that the kitchen was still very much being used. We were asked to give them 20 minutes, which we agreed too. The guests of which there were 7 and not 6 plus a tank with a pet in then left at 11.15am. Yes, we were opposite waiting to enter the property but at no time were we rude. The rudeness came from the guests as they drove off without apologising or even saying good-bye. I did call the gentleman who booked the holiday let to say how disappointed I was that they had not spoken before they left and also to how untidy and dirty the property had been left and yes that none of the bins had been emptied of which the kitchen one was overflowing. He did apologise and offered to come back and help clean which I declined. I therefore feel the comments left are very unfair and unnecessary.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2018
    Amazing gardens & tranquil location

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    We had the most wonderful week staying at the old post office. We were greeted with a basket of local produce and the most delicious homemade Victoria sandwich. We felt immediately at home and my granddaughter enjoyed the spacious garden. We extended our stay by an extra night and would dearly love to go back for another holiday. We have rented many cottages over the years and this is by far the best anyone could ever wish for.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, there were just two of us plus a whippet. The cottage was well equipped and lots of extras provided including a welcome hamper, treats for Louis plus dog towels. Nice large garden and patio. The fenced in portion gave Louis lots of space to run around. Bit noisy in the afternoons with neighbours strimming and hedge cutting but we did have glorious weather. Sat out every evening to have dinner. Lovely and peaceful in the evenings and at night. Easy drive into Hereford for shopping and visiting. Two National trust properties relatively close by and dog friendly to visit. Also visited Hay on Wye. We would definitely stay here again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2018
    Absolutely wonderful cottage, garden, welcome pack and location for a truly get away from it holiday. So obviously cared about making your stay the best it could be. Only negative we can find is we should have booked two weeks instead of one. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    A well appointed cottage, super location in it's own picturesque location. A great welcome and hamper waiting for us on arrival. Nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2018
    Superb lovely location with momely extras and great cake!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2018
    We loved this cottage. It was just the right place for us to recharge our batteries. Very comfy and cosy cottage, as others have said it was well equipped and we had the best welcome pack I have ever experienced. It was perfect for our 2 dogs, they loved the garden and sitting in the kitchen by the rayburn. Lovely walks on the doorstep along the river Wye. I would definitely recommend this cottage for anyone who is looking for a little oasis to get away from it all.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/03/2018
    Was a lovely bungalow to stay in really homely a warm. The welcome pack was the best we have ever had. The cake was beautiful thank you Becky for everything. Watching the birds in the garden was lovely even saw I think a peregrine falcon, the pheasants strutting around aswell. Peaceful and quiet just what we needed. Charles was very helpful when we needed a little help. The garden was very dog friendly

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/03/2018
    Very clean and tidy cottage, with lovely helpful owners. Perfect village location, ideal for relaxing. Welcome hamper really quite exceptional, and very generous, as was the well stocked fridge. Despite the snow, we managed to get out and about, and it actually added to the feeling of peacefulness. A few possible suggestions for improvements: a couple more central heating radiators, and maybe some more rugs on the floors, but overall really positive and we will definitely return.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    We wanted an early Spring break and chose The Old Post Office mainly for its location in an area we like very much for its beautiful countryside and proximity to lovely Hereford. We arrived just after dark in late February and quickly settled in. The cottage was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The owner had left a welcome hamper including lovely bacon, sausages and eggs and a gorgeous home made Herefordshire apple cake, all of which we thoroughly enjoyed. Lots of touches including treats and towels etc for our dogs and local OS maps were appreciated. Our bed was extremely comfortable. Other positives we quickly discovered are the beautiful large and well-kept gardens, proximity to lots of country walks including by the river Wye, and very friendly and helpful residents of the hamlet - never intrusive but welcoming when met. The cottage has two toilets and a wet room. Being a bungalow, together with easy access from the road and parking area, makes it easier for those with mobility problems. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in an outhouse. The kitchen is quite roomy with an oil- fired Rayburn and compact dishwasher. There are no shops in the hamlet but there is plenty of helpful information in the welcome pack on local eateries and a large supermarket is less than three miles away. The friendly and helpful owners live a short distance away and called to check we were ok and did everything they could have to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Several things have to be borne in mind when considering this property. It has been updated but still has single glazed metal windows, an open fire in the lounge and limited central heating. Electric convection heaters are provided for the bedrooms. We found that all of these were needed and only just kept us warm enough in the cold weather. The cottage sleeps six but the lounge has comfortable seating for four. Furniture is adequate and although a bit dated, is in keeping with the age of the cottage. We cut our stay short by a few days due to imminent severe weather which was likely to cut off the hamlet. We also felt we would get uncomfortably cold. In warmer weather this would not be an issue. In summary, the cottage is in lovely setting, relatively private with large beautiful gardens, dog-friendly and well equipped. Some rooms are compact but adequate. Our experience of the property was adversely affected by the cold weather.

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9.1 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo
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