I stayed there for two weeks at the beginning of November, 2011 and it was such a peaceful and relaxing place to be! Oh, I miss it so much. The long walks along the country lanes, sitting on the back patio and writing...and being introduced to Welsh cakes by the nice woman who owns the place! When I first got there I noticed right away that the pictures on the Sykes Cottages website don't do the place justice. Also, when she was showing me around inside I was struck at how big it is! Very nicely decorated inside and my god how do I describe the view from the living room glass doors? Amazing!!
The cottage was excellent, very clean and in a beautiful location. The owners were really friendly, my wife enjoyed visiting the lambs as they born, and our dog Rosie loved running in all the fields. We had a great holiday and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet holiday. The surrounding countryside in the Wye valley was excellant and great dog walking country
The bungalow was everything it said. The location was wonderful,so relaxing and quiet. The bungalow was furnished to a very high standard, everything needed was there. The host was most helpful. The evenings spent in front of the log burner were fabulous. The garden and the field were greatly appreciated by us both and the dog!
We had a really great New Year in Hill Farm Cottage. The location is idyllic (for those who like peace and quiet). The property was incredibly spacious and the owners couldn't have been more welcoming whilst giving us all the space we needed! What more could you ask for - we will definitely be back!
fantastic accomodation and excellent location for easy access to the wye valley, Hereford, and the welsh borders we crammed so much into the weekend and it was great to be able to take the dog too we walked for miles! We were visiting family and friends who all came to us for a bbq as we had everything we needed. It was great being away from the telly lots of great board games provided.We have recommended to family and friends and will return
Stayed here at the end of November 2012, with my wife and our spaniel, we had a wonderful time and I would certainly recommend it - in fact we plan to return in the Spring. The property is very spacious, with a very large hallway that is all tiled - this proved very useful as we were here when all the news was of flooding across the country - and everywhere was incredibly muddy and wet. So we had plenty of space to dry our gear, and it was easy to sweep up any mud that found its way indoors. (certainly cannot blame the weather on the venue). The property is nice and warm, the only slight downside was that the property smelt a bit of oil, the owner said this was due to a recent service of the boiler - so hopefully that situation will be resolved when we return. The bathroom is good - with an excellent power shower which was great for when we returned from walks feeling a bit wet and miserable. The lounge is really great - with excellent views and as said by other reviewers - I don't think the pictures do the property justice. The sofas are little bit tired and could probably benefit from some refurbishment - or at least some throws. The wood burner is a nice feature - but will only work if the wind is in the prevailing direction - be careful if it shifts - as happened one day to us - when the burner does not draw properly and the whole cottage flooded with smoke (with the alarm going off etc... bit of a nightmare). In fact if you open up the door and hold your hand up to the flue you can feel the draft of cold air coming down the flue - no way in a million years will it draw properly in that situation. However this only happened on one of the days we were there - and the rest of the time it was fantastic to chill out in the lounge with the burner blazing away. The countryside around and about is fantastic and on the couple of nice days we had - we were really able to enjoy some fabulous walks - the rest of the time it was a bit grim in terms of the weather for us, but we saw enough to make us want to come back and see the area in more favorable circumstances. There are some great pubs around and about, but you will need a car as even the nearest is a bit of a trek. All in all it is a great place, well situated at the top of the hill - with great views. The owners are nice and friendly and helpful. Enjoy!