Despite the 'unsettled' weather that seems to have become the norm for Spring 2012, we had a great time on our first visit to Bredward Farm. We stayed for about a week, self-catering in Cider Cottage, and can certainly see why so many people rave about this place.
The cottage itself has been lovingly restored by Lorraine & Ian (the owners), and is presented to an incredibly high standard. Apart from being much cleaner than our own house(!), absolutely everything seems to be provided - a superb welcome pack of food & drink, high quality toiletries, loads of maps, books, a massive range of kitchen equipment, children's games/toys, etc. In some ways it was rather like staying in a cosy, living museum - surrounded as we were by antique furniture and lots of other interesting artefacts! Ian even gave us a freshly caught trout that went down very well - once we'd figured out what to do with it! The pony, donkey and small farm pond all provided added interest, especially the mallard with its 18 ducklings!!
Despite the weather, we enjoyed several walks, which is what obviously attracts many people to the Kington area. One walk that we can recommend involved a circular route where we walked from the cottage itself up onto Hergest Ridge. There are also several National Trust places within a short distance - all well worth visiting. However, for us at least, one of the highlights of our stay was simply wandering around some of the lovely 'black and white' villages in the area. Places like Weobley, Eardisland and Pembridge are all nearby.
Over the years, we've spent holidays in a wide variety of locations, but this experience really was exceptional and we will certainly be back again (if we can get in!).
- Also Known As:
- Bredward Farm Hotel Kington
- Bredward Farm Kington, England