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Garden Cottage

Leominster, Herefordshire

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Garden Cottage is exceptionally pretty 'gothic' style cottage, built into the actual wall of the idyllic walled garden at Croft Castle. There are spectacular views across the garden and the Castle towards the Brecon Beacons and beyond. The cottage has a large garden of its own and there is easy access to the parkland and walks up to the Iron Age hill-fort of Croft Ambrey, the Fishpool valley and through the ancient woodlands.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
porch, kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood-burning stove. Bathroom with separate shower, bedroom (single).
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 double with 5ft bed, 1 twin, 1 single) and separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Croft Castle during opening hours, access to the walled garden and parkland is allowed at all times.

Garden: Large enclosed rear garden.

Parking: Parking for two cars.

Cottage details
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Let starts
Saturday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
006019
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility

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
  • Ludlow
  • Leominster
  • Water Mill and Battle Centre
  • various cider orchards and producers
Activities
  • Bird watching
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
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
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
Brockhampton Estate
Brockhampton Estate Traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house
Wilderhope Manor
Wilderhope Manor Elizabethan gabled manor house, unfurnished but with fine interior architectural features

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Alastair Gordon
    The cottage is spacious and very well equipped

    My wife and I had a very relaxing week in Garden Cottage in July. The weather was "mixed" but that did not stop us from enjoying ourselves. The cottage is spacious and very well equipped, and the biggest plus point was beng able to walk straight out of our front door into the walled garden, glass of wine in hand. There is plenty to see round about, Berrington Castle is a little known gem and further afield Powis Castle and gardens are stunning. We also had a facsinating day in Hereford looking at the Mappa Mundi and chained library. There are plenty of good pubs round about, the Bell in Yarpole (and the village shop in the church is excellent), the Boot in Orleton and the Riverside Inn in Aymestry all do excellent food. We read in today's Times that they recommend the walk up to Croft Ambury fort and we certainly agree, the views from the top are stunning. Many thanks to the NT for our 9th NT cottage holiday, we would love to come back!

  • Janet Fisher
    Lovely time

    We stayed for a long weekend and had a lovely time. The cottage was plenty big enough for the 6 of us and was very well kept and cosy. We will be back

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Prices include:

  • VAT at the current rate
  • 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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