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The Bowens Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 Fownhope B&B and Inns
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

As a fisherman I was simply looking for a place to wash, clean up, overnight sleep and have breakfast. This B&B had everything I was looking for, comfortable room, spotlessly clean, easy parking, lovely made to order breakfast, friendly welcome. I had a courtyard room which was ideal for me. If you were looking for a more traditional the B&B the main house was full of character and charm with large well kept gardens, would have no hesitation to return. Ideally situated within easy reach of many of the Wye river fishing locations.

Room Tip: If you are looking for a place to sleep go for the courtyard, very comfortable and functional but if...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank BRC631
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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you so much for your review; we are pleased you had a pleasant stay here and hope you will visit again when you are next fishing in the Wye Valley
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CARMARTHEN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

A top quality place to stay, very clean ,comfortable, peaceful with a superb breakfast and would recommend it without hesitation and will definitely stay again, for longer next time.
It is within easy walking distance (2 mins) from "The Green Man "which serves really top quality meals, but book a table on weekends to avoid disapointment. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank wiwercoch
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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Many thanks for your very complimentary review; we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and look forward to seeing you again.
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

Myself my wife, son & granddaugther stayed at Bowens for two nights.My son & myself stayed in the courtyard-my wife & granddaughter in the main house.The courtyard accomodation is basic but I gather this is used by fishermen-us.
The main house room that the ladies stayed in was really nice & they were very pleased with it.
The breakfast is really tasty, and you can take it early ,as us fishermen did.
The owners are really nice people and we were made more than welcome.
The Green Man just down the road is a lovely place to eat, if a little expensive-but worth the
money.
Overall we were very happy with our stay,and would thoroughly recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Lovely views from the attic rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 19elaine45
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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here; we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time. The room you stayed in, located in the courtyard is our cheapest room and does tend to be popular with fishermen. Your wife and grand daughter were were given an upgrade to our most expensive room for the same price as that was the only room we had left. We are very glad they enjoyed that room (it's our favourite too) and would recommend it to others. We hope you'll come and stay again.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

I stumbled across Fownhope and this excellent B&B on a website quite by accident, but I am so glad I stayed! The village and surrouding areas are beautiful and relaxing, and nothing was too much trouble for the proprietors of the Bowens B&B. My suite was clean and very comfortable, and breakfast was superb. Do not worry, if like me, you had never heard of Fownhope before and just wanted to break a longer trip! Book a night or two at this B&B. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Susan J
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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay here at The Bowens B&B; we are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience and would recommend us to others. We hope you will come and stay with us again.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights whilst attending a friends birthday. The accommodation was very comfortable, clean and well presented. The breakfast was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. We will certainly stay here again and would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Allan B
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, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Many thanks for your review; we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and hope you'll come and visit us again.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

I stay at the Bowens at least two times a month and it stands out from all the other B&B's in the area as the service is second to none. The rooms are great, they have free Wifi which is perfect for me to use for work and the owners are always on hand and very attentive to any requests I've had. The rooms are always spotless and the breakfasts are fantastic. I couldn't recommended any higher.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MissEBW
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, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Many thanks for your glowing review; we are very appreciative of your continued business and always enjoy having you here to stay!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

A warm welcome from the owners, spotlessly clean spacious room with ensuite ,comfy bed, all facilities available . Breakfast was lovely, wonderful aspect from bedroom and dining room, would definitely stay again. Excellent hosts and value, thank you

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank janejack
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, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review The Bowens B&B after your stay here. We are very glad that you were satisfied with your accommodation and service.
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Additional Information about The Bowens Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Bowens Bed and Breakfast
Address: Fownhope HR1 4PS , England (Formerly The Bowens Country Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Fownhope
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Fownhope
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bowens Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Georgian Farmhouse set in tranquil village 7 miles from Hereford. Rooms are located in independent courtyard buildings; breakfast is served in the dining room of the main house. The village of Fownhope has two pubs, a restaurant in the local leisure centre and a store, all within short walking distance. Many nearby local attractions, walks and great fishing! ... more   less 
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