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9 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, England

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Owen B
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“Great Extended Family Get Away”
Reviewed June 17, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Was there for a week in June and had some amazing weather which meant that the kids could play every day in the garden while the adults enjoyed a beer or two. Bought a large paddling pool (for the kids) and that kept them entertained.

The house is well equipped, but spent most of the time in the garden.
Room are nice, nothing wrong with them, but you have to understand that this is an 'old' house so some doors don't quite close properly and some of the locks are a little difficult.

Everything else was fine and really the weather made this 5 start - if it had rained all week I suspect that it would have been 4 start if I am honest

There are the gardens next door, but it is 5GBP per person to go around, this is a little bit rich when you are renting the house!! It is also worth noting that a number of the photos on the website that are taken in the garden are taken from or show areas that are not actually part of the house grounds, but part of the accompanying garden that you have to pay 5GBP per adult to use...

Other minor comments
- some of the pots where a little worn
- lighting in the living room was either really dim, or very bright
- aga was a little hard to control, but thats just the aga, but when you are coking for 22 people!!
- the garden furniture was a little worn
- the round tables were a little flexible
- on of the sun shades was broken
- the big nice solid timber bench table was really dirty - but we mucked in and cleaned it up
- there is an SAS training base at the bottom of the garden, which is not noticeable, apart from while we were there there seemed to be a bit of a dusk helicopter training exercise running nearly every night which broke the tranquil nature at around 10-11pm. To be honest this also a bit of a spectacle and didn't last too long..

Having said all of the above, the place was just what we wanted, the owner was very help, and there was a lovely large welcome cake that was really tasty, along with some biscuits - very nice. Also there was tea coffee and milk left by the owner, which is a really nice touch, along with lots of stuff in the pantry left over from other renters to kick start the provision at the beginning of the week.

I would recommend if you are a large group, looking for easy week with a lovely big garden for the kids to play in

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Liked best: the garden because of the weather
Traveling group: Extended Family
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BangleyTr...
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful country house weekend”
Reviewed October 13, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Sixteen of us (eight couples - neighbours, friends) decided to go to Abbey Dore for three days partly as a birthday celebration but just because we could! We've stayed in two other country houses but this was the most comfortable. We arrived to a home baked cake and some complimentary ciders, tea and coffee. Also a bottle of fizz to apologise for slightly reduced space in the dining room due to a repair to the ceiling which was pending, which we had been made aware of but was no problem. We all like to have our own bathroom and this house just about fitted the bill with two couples sharing but the bedrooms were so warm and comfortably furnished with wonderful comfy beds - good water pressure in the bathrooms - and lovely views. Downstairs there were plenty of rooms for us all to spread out and relax on sofas and read or watch TV. One huge sitting room with log burning stove and a grand piano, a smaller sitting room also with log burner, and the hall or even a children's playroom with a wii. There's wifi so we could keep in touch with emails and a hot tub which was used by some of the party. The kitchen complete with original blue AGA ( and a back up electric cooker) was extremely well equipped with plenty of pans, dishes, cutlery crockery and glasses etc. The dining room has a huge table which comfortably sat all of us . We collected fish and chips from nearby Ewyas Harold which were delicious and we self catered the rest of the time. It very much has the feel of a well loved family home and we felt it had a very welcoming ambience. We dealt with Clare one of the owners of the house (three siblings) who was delightful and brother Jules popped round the second day we were there to check if everything was ok. All in all a great weekend!

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Liked best: The country house experience
Liked least: Slow wifi ( but no slower than where we live at home!)
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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ros7685
Kingston Upon Thames
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“A lovely weekend staying with our American family”
Reviewed September 29, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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My husband and I spent a weekend at Abbey Dore Court visiting members of our American family who had booked to stay there for two weeks. They were 22 in number including several babies and young children. The house catered for all the people admirably with room to spare. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. The living rooms were spacious, the kitchen adequately equipped and the gardens lovely at this time of the year. We were really lucky with the weather and ate our breakfast overlooking the stream that runs alongside the house. All in all a great weekend in a lovely old house.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed August 8, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Angella37
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“Can't recommend it enough!”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

A large group of us stayed here for a long weekend in early December. The communication from Clare was friendly, prompt and helpful from the very start of the enquiry process all the way through to post-stay. The house is perfect for large groups. It is well kept has a huge living space, which meant we could all fit comfortably in the same room. There are PLENTY of bathrooms and many rooms were ensuite. A lovely bonus was the hot-tub outside. The house is private and we felt thoroughly at home there. So much so, that we will be looking to stay there again. A hassle-free, relaxing stay in a beautiful house in lovely grounds. Excellent all round and thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Reviewed June 27, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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