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Cwmmau Farmhouse

Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire

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The approach to Cwmmau Farmhouse is through winding lanes and rolling Herefordshire countryside. The impressive exterior nd the range of barns and other vernacular buildings gives an indication of its earlier status and grandeur. Inside guests are welcomed by huge oak beams, stone tiled floors, wide boarded oak and elm floors and leaded windows.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
hall with oil-burning stove, parlour with Esse wood-burning stove, kitchen, sitting room with wood-burning stove, utility room and separate lavatory.
First floor
front and back landing, five bedrooms (porch bedroom with small 4'6'' Jacobean tester bed, main bedroom with Victorian 4 poster bed, 2 large doubles - 1 with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request and 1 with 5' bed, 1 twin), two bathrooms (1 with slipper bath and separate shower cubicle, 1 with shower over bath).
Visitor notes

Heating:Oil central heating included.

Garden: Large private garden to the rear of the house with stunning views.

Parking: Parking available for several cars.

Please Note: There are low beams in the twin bedroom.

Cwmmau Farmhouse will no longer be open to the public in December, therefore from 2012 the house will not be decorated for Christmas.

Cottage details
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
006020
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Remote location
  • Celebration
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

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Attractions
  • Hereford
  • Leominster
  • Hergest Croft Gardens
  • Brecon Beacons
  • The Black Mountains
  • various cider orchards and producers
Activities
  • Walking
  • Bird watching.
National Trust places to visit
Cwmmau Farmhouse
Cwmmau Farmhouse Superb early 17th-century 'black and white' farmhouse with stone-tiled roof and vernacular buildings
The Weir
The Weir Informal 1920s riverside garden with fine views
Croft Castle and Parkland
Croft Castle and Parkland Castellated manor house set in stunning countryside with panoramic views
Berrington Hall
Berrington Hall Neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscape grounds
Skenfrith Castle
Skenfrith Castle Remains of an early 13th-century fortress
Brockhampton Estate
Brockhampton Estate Traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Janice Sharp & friends
    • March 2013
    • Bristol
    Everything we could possibly need was provided

    What a fantastic house in a fantastic setting. All nine of us had a fabulous weekend at Cwmmau. House was very welcoming with tea/milk etc ready and fire lit when we arrived. Everything we could possibly need was provided, the house was warm and clean and the bedrooms amazing. The flowers were a lovely touch. Thank you National Trust for making my 50th birthday getaway so special.

  • Mr Knight
    • January 2013
    • West Midlands
    Olde Worlde feel

    Setting and olde worlde feel. A privelige to stay there. Local caretaker excellent. Helpful and friendly. Lovely welcome.

  • Mr Kyle-Barrett
    • December 2012
    • Wiltshire
    It feels special because one gets a sense of being away from the world for a while

    What we love about the Farmhouse is the feeling of stepping back in time. Its beautifully decorated to the period of the house. It feels special because one gets a sense of being away from the world for a while which is needed on a break away from busy life. The farm house is special because of the ambiance, its warm and comfortable and very well equipped. Its actually like having your own country house to go to as things are familiar. We have stayed for years in Landmark trust, but after staying with the National Trust we will not be going back to the landmark because they are not well equipped and are often cold. Its great being in an old property but one needs some comforts of modern living and the national trust seems to deliver them very well.

  • Zoe Mitchell
    This is such a grand, beautiful house but incredibly homely

    This is such a grand, beautiful house but incredibly homely. The garden is a delight with spectacular views. Three generations of our family had the most amazing time. My sons and I prepared a 17th Century meal to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday which we ate in the "Great Hall". The many outbuildings, occupied by swallows at present, are fascinating and well worth a look.

  • The Vranch family
    We had a wonderful stay at Cwmmau Farmhouse

    We had a wonderful stay at Cwmmau Farmhouse. It's such a beautiful place in an idyllic location. It is secluded, and yet you are only three or four miles away from the local town of KIngton with shops etc. It is so quiet and peaceful at Cwmmau - the only sounds were the housemartins, swallows and the occasional "moo," from the nearby cattle. We were in a party of ten and yet we weren't all on top of each other- there is plenty of space to go and sit quietly away from other guests, both in the house and garden. I think that within five minutes of our arrival it was decided that we would hopefully return again, and we felt the same way at the end of our stay. In fact, perhaps I shouldn't have written such a glowing review as I'm hoping we'll be able to book it again very soon and I don't want it to be fully booked :) Thanks to the NT for making it possible for us to stay in such a wonderful place with all the family

  • Sue Parker
    Magical property

    We had a wonderful weekend in this magical property, thank you. We shall definately be back.

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  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Supplements
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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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