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The Steppes Bed & Breakfast
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Off Lumber Lane | Lugwardine, Lugwardine, Hereford HR1 4AL, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Lugwardine B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“An excellent place to stay..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A most delightful place to stay as it was in such a quiet and peaceful location. The owners were very friendly and made you feel at home straight away. Lin showed us to our room and made sure we were comfortable with everything. There was a good selection of teas, coffees, chocolate drinks and biscuits, also a fridge with fresh milk! It was made all the better by the additional touches of toiletries, tissues and make up remover pads. There was plenty of information for the surrounding area with places to visit and local pubs to eat and drink which we took advantage of!
The breakfast was great. There was a good choice of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts and juice with the lovely full English breakfast. This was an excellent bed and breakfast.

Room Tip: All the rooms were good
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We were starting to wonder what we had gotten ourselves into as we drove down the single lane, two way road towards what the GPS had said was The Steppes B&B. There were tall hedges on either side of the narrow lane that limited our view of the countryside except for what was visible of the winding road ahead. Thankfully, the GPS was spot on and a very welcoming sight appeared at the end of the gravel driveway.
Lin, who along with her husband Martin run The Steppes, met us as we pulled into the parking area, she must have heard the crunching of the gravel under the car's tires as we approached. Sheep are pastured on the hill side adjacent to the 500 year old Tudor house that Lin and Martin call home, the guest rooms are located in a tastefully designed structure adjacent to the main house. They also have a collection of chickens which I think provide the eggs for breakfast, as well as a couple of friendly dogs and cats.
Lin greeted us with a warm smile, showed us around the property, got us settled into our room then offered homemade muffins and French press coffee. Our room felt like home and had an excellent view of their backyard garden which includes a Koi pond.
Each morning, breakfast was made to order for us by Lin and Martin and included all of the usual English breakfast items one would expect.
Overall, a welcome change from the box type hotels one typically finds in every town.
Highly recommended, and quite reasonably priced to boot.
Jane and Chris
Pennsylvania, USA

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shaw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

|My wife and I stayed for three nights and were made to feel like family of the owners. We were welcomed with freshly brewed tea, cake and biscuits. Even though we only stayed for three nights it was a so relaxing atmosphere it felt as though we had arrived in a different world. Our hosts Lin and Martin could not do enough for us. The room was spotlessly clean with a very comfortable bed.
The breakfast was wonderful with fresh eggs from Lin's own chickens. We were spoiled for choice with the number of items on offer.
We were visiting friends who live in a nearby village but this was the first time we have stayed here but it certainly won't be the last. We have stayed in a number of B&B's over the last few years, but none can compare with the Steppes.
We would have liked to have spent some time relaxing in the lovely garden but we were denied this pleasure due to inclement weather. This was the only downside to our stay, but that was obviously out of the control of Lin and Martin.
We only hope that when we next visit our friends, there will be a room available for us here.
Hope to see you both again soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pinoso, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Very rarely does something 'do exactly as it says on the tin'...The Steppes was a remarkable experience. Having read the website we were delighted to find out that it was even better.
From the welcome to the point of departure it was a wonderful stay. The location is idyllic, the proximity to Hereford excellent...the rooms absolutely beautiful, clean and attractively furnished...the choice of breakfasts just remarkable.We used to live in Hereford and were visiting family and have stayed at most of the Hotels and B&B's in the area, nothing comes close to The Steppes.
Having now found this truly wonderful oasis we certainly know where to stay on our future visits, my only worry will be getting accommodation, as I am sure as The Steppes becomes known even more, vacancies will be at a premium, and rightly so.
Well done The Steppes and hosts Lin and Martin, may you go from strength to strength.

Room Tip: Just tell Lin what you want...you won't be disappoined.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Radcliffe on Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

It was an overnight stay with my wife. The hosts greeted us warmly and brought us tea and cake. The room was very well thought out indeed. I would even say it was the best room we have stayed in to date. And we are in our 50's. The breakfast was perfect and they really do look after you.the garden was nice, and there were a few weeds about the place, but not many really. The local pub had main courses over £10 and worth the money if you eat in that price bracket.

Our overall impression is that our hosts really understand people, like people, and can put themselves in their shoes. We would recommend this place most heartily and you would not be disappointed. The value for money is fine. May 2012.

Room Tip: They all looked excellent to us.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Like many I decided to book at the Steppes due to the great reviews. I was not disappointed. I too was greeted warmly by Lin and Martin. Everything went without fuss and I got to select what I wanted for breakfast the next morning and Lin made the extra effort to have it prepared 30 minutes earlier than normal as I had a further drive ahead to a business conference. The 500 year old thatched roof home was so picturesque as was the surrounding gardens and farm animals nearby. The room was clean and well decorated, with little touches like fresh milk in the fridge and a water jug filled for the kettle as the kettle does not fit under the tap. Very relaxing and comfortable stay and would happily go back if I am ever back that way again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sevenoaks
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Lin welcomed us as two weary cyclists on the run from Land's end to John O'Groats with tea, Victoria sponge and a seat outside in the sun. She and Martin could not have been more helpful without fussing. The rooms were nice additions to the old cottage. Breakfast was fresh and well cooked. Run by people who are good at providing personal attention to their guests - typified by the fact that our cycling clothing was washed, dried and neatly folded for the morning. Highly recommended for families and friends alike.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Off Lumber Lane | Lugwardine, Lugwardine, Hereford HR1 4AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Hereford > Lugwardine
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lugwardine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Steppes Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside yet only minutes from Hereford City centre, The Steppes is an AA 4* establishment with a breakfast award thus keeping you in the luxury you would expect from a top rate bed and breakfast establishment all year round. All rooms have an en suite shower room, Freeview TV, WiFi, refridgerator with tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms also have their own front door so you can come and go as you please. ... more   less 
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