We have just spent a week here and were sad to leave. The cottage looks small but it's a little tardis inside. It was wonderfully warm and snug, very good quality furniture and fittings, a massive bed, lovely hot shower and everything you could need is supplied. The attention to detail is amazing and the television is perfect for the size of the room. We collected our key and were sent off with a beautiful jug of home made soup as well. A bonus too is the escape proof garden so we could let ...
We have just spent a week here and were sad to leave. The cottage looks small but it's a little tardis inside. It was wonderfully warm and snug, very good quality furniture and fittings, a massive bed, lovely hot shower and everything you could need is supplied. The attention to detail is amazing and the television is perfect for the size of the room. We collected our key and were sent off with a beautiful jug of home made soup as well. A bonus too is the escape proof garden so we could let the dog out and not worry that she would end up helping with the milking. You are close to the farm but we only occasionally heard the cows and it was never a problem. In fact we found the lowing really relaxing, Margaret and Peter invite you to go anywhere on the farm so we saw the milking and the calves in with mum. It was lovely and we will definitely be going back in the future.
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
Set in the grounds of the owner's working farm, Elephant Cottage is an outstanding cottage.
Rife with a quirky history, Elephant Cottage's was once owned by a Birmingham circus family who relocated from the city to retire with their animals and it was here that a baby elephant was housed in this old barn building until it moved away.
Hence the name!
The current owners, once they bought the farm, set about improving everything.
Today we have this beautiful old barn, which has been beautifully modernised, comfortable, spotlessly clean and incredibly charming.
As you will see all the old beams and trusses remain, there is even a section of the original wattle and daub inside.
These period features have been enhanced, creating a very special cottage retreat.
Elephant Cottage is light and airy inside due to the high beam ceilings and multiple windows that look out over the beautiful view of the surrounding farm lands.
Fishing is also possible around 200 meters away in a small lake stocked with brown trout and carp.
Outside is a large, private garden area - all of which overlooks classic English countryside with walks in all directions to help you relax and unwind.
This is a wonderful spot, we loved it and the overall effect is of an enchanting cottage brimming over with character in a great part of the country.
One bedroom: 1 x first floor superking size double room. First floor shower room, enclosed shower, washbasin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom with WC and washbasin. Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Utility
- Central heating with electric fire
- Four hob oven, grill, fridge, microwave, washing machine
- TV with Freeview, DVD
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Fenced garden, with gravelled, paved and lawned areas, outside seating area to the side of the property, BBQ
- One pet welcome
- Babies in arms welcome
- Off road parking
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.
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About the location
Hereford 12 miles; Ludlow 12 miles.
Leominster is located in the heart of the beautiful border countryside, where England and Wales nudge each other along Offa’s Dyke. Dating back to the 7th Century, the town of Leominster possesses some fine examples of architecture such as the Priory Church, along with a wide variety of shops, cafes and pubs, and is the ideal place in which to spend a lazy afternoon strolling around in pleasant surroundings. Nearby is the smaller market town of Tenbury Wells situated on the banks of the River Teme. Dating back to the Iron Age and said to have been called 'my little town in the orchard' by Queen Victoria, Tenbury Wells boasts a unique 18th century bridge built by Thomas Telford, the magnificent Pump Rooms, which housed baths where local mineral water was available, and many other listed buildings dating back to the 17th century. Close by are many National Trust properties including Croft Castle and Berrington Hall, plus the Judge's Lodgings in Presteigne, Stokesay Castle, the renowned Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are well worth a visit. Sample Herefordshire's famous cider or discover Hereford with it's fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books while nearby Bromyard has an air of timelessness with many half-timbered buildings, helping visitors relax amongst a good range of pubs, restaurants and shops. The pretty medieval market town of Ludlow makes a great day out, with more than 500 listed buildings and a magnificent castle, and also within easy reach are Ironbridge and Hay-on-Wye. The magnificent Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park and stunning Malvern Hills also make a great day out.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute