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“Charming cottage for chill out!”
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185 reviews
Lovely living accommodation throughout
Listed properties, beautifully restored
Well-appointed and stylish
Above the vineyard on the southerly terrace, facing the clear mountain views
Mountain views from the lounge
Stunning style & character - indoors and out
Great wood stoves & free logs
Step out of the door for walks in our characterful farmland and onto the mountain
Dinner parties catered for
All king-size beds, best down duvets, pure cotton bedding
Huge showers, underfloor heating and sparkling livery in all the shower rooms
Slip out on to the sunlit terrace with a G&T, any time of day
Excellent games room - pub pool, competion standard table tennis table
Dogs welcome - there are 130 acres of grounds to run in!
Masses of Welsh poppies bloom from May to October
Dry hardwood logs being harvested for your unlimited use
The River Wye at Symonds Yat - great walks and rare Peregrine falcons
Llanthony Priory nearby
Iconic Hay Bluff in walking distance
The bedroom window views
Out on the south-facing terrace
Superbly equipped solid oak kitchens
Country antiques and regimented china & glassware
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Farmhouse -
7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Craswall, Herefordshire, England

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LisaC015
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Charming cottage for chill out!”
Reviewed March 30, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Lovely character Goose cottage for two people. Quite a bit off the beaten track but the remoteness is part of the charm. You are amongst such dramatic scenery you cannot help but relax! Cottage very comfortable with everything you need. We enjoyed lovely cosy evenings with luxury ready meals! The wood burner kept you very warm. Plenty to see in an area of outstanding scenery and Ruth was at hand to give you any local information should you require it. One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in in this country. Thank you for having us.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kate P
Walsall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolutely Beautiful”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Couldn't have asked for a better stay, the cottage was beautiful and felt so homely and is also in a fantastic location with many great walks and close distance to a great pub. Ken and Ruth the hosts have thought of everything and are two of the nicest people you could meet. we got back yesterday and are already planning our next visit and would strongly recommend staying here .

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VixEllis
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“we came, we relaxed, we played, we fell in love”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

Ruth and Ken have hit the jackpot here. We stayed with two other families and our 7 children aged between 2 and 9. we really couldn't have asked for more. Between us we rented the Swallow Barn & The Granary. Such wonderfully welcoming and well equipped rental properties I could go on and on about how amazing they are. They were stylish, comfy, spacious but incredibly cosy with possibly the most comfortable beds and bed linen that I have ever experienced. It was truly a wrench to leave. Delightful walks in every direction, to explore the breathtaking views…you need to go out and make sure they are real! If that seems like too much of an effort after a boozy saturday night then why not enjoy a spot of trampolining, or check out the games room for some table football, ping pong and my favourite, darts. joyous. Ruth couldn't have made us feel more at home, she is the most perfect hostess. I would like to be more like her! We even left with a couple of turnips! This really is the country retreat that you fantasise about owning only BETTER. Thank you Ruth & Ken. You are an inspiration. I would recommend this to everyone and we will definitely be back.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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paris_rea
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing Birthday suprise”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

My Partner surpised me with a stay at Dukes farm in the smaller Goose Cotts building. This is the most beautiful place we have both ever stayed, both the views and the surrounding area play a helping hand in making Dukes farm amazing.The cottage speaks for itself - Cosy, warm, clean and comfortable. It really was a perfect weekend away.
Everything you could need from tea and coffee to wellies is readily available and creates a sense of homeliness whilst away.

Thankyou very much to both Ken and Ruth - You have got everything right!

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Liked best: everything - what's not to love
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Linda B
South Witham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“An amazing place to stay in such beautiful surroundings, with such friendly owners”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We all had a fantastic time here. Ruth and Ben are the most amazing hosts. The cottages are brilliantly equipped for both humans and pets alike.
We would thoroughly recommend these cottages as a great place to holiday.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Claudia N
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place - Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We hired all three cottages and descended onto Ruth and Ian's farm with our extended family over the Christmas week. From the moment we got there to the minute we left we felt completely taken care of and had a truly amazing time. The surrounding area is just beautiful and the view from Swallow Cottage is breathtaking. The cottages have been renovated and decorated to a very high standard, kitchen and bathrooms are equipped with more than you could imagine. The beds are done up with wonderful bedding and really I just cannot praise the place, the scenery or Ruth and Ian's hospitality enough. I highly recommend Duke's Farm Cottages!

Traveling group: Extended Family
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The4Benns
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“You will not want to leave”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

This place is simply perfect. We rented The Swallow Barn and The Granary for 3 families with kids between ages of 2 and 9 and fell in love with the place. Ruth and Ken are just lovely - so welcoming and make you feel instantly at home - even when your kids are shattering their peace and chucking cushions all around the lounge. The barns are gorgeously furnished - well equipped, beautifully restored and decorated, yet homely and snug at the same time. As Ruth says, they are not trying to be "boutique", but they are the home in the country you always dreamt of having. The Herefordshire countryside is stunning. I doubt you would ever tire of the incredible view from the Swallow Barn lounge. There are great local walks on your doorstep - including to pubs. And the games room and trampoline meant happy kids. Come rain or shine, we would love this place.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Only downside is there are no baths, but don't let that put you off
Traveling group: Large Group
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Recommended for:
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