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Chess Cottage

Kinnersley, Herefordshire
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Perfect for visitors following the famous Black and White Village Trail
  • A delightful holiday base for visiting Leominster, Ludlow and Hay-on-Wye
  • When available join the owner for a walk around the farm or explore the beautiful surrounding countryside
Property code: BN088

Close to the Wales/Herefordshire border, this adorable picture-postcard cottage makes a delightful family holiday home and has been tastefully decorated with many items hand-crafted by the owner.

The nearby village of Kinnersley (0.5 miles) is part of the Black and White Village Trail which takes in a number of beautiful Tudor properties throughout Herefordshire, with plenty of tea shops and galleries along the way. The historic city of Hereford (15 miles) is home to an impressive cathedral, or you could head to the charming town of Leominster (12.5 miles) with its antique shops and Victorian-style market. Hay-on-Wye (10 miles) is famous for its literary festival, independent bookshops and boutiques, and its thriving arts scene. There are also opportunities for canoeing, cycling and hiking. Local attractions include Kinnersley Castle (1 mile), Arthur’s Stone (6.5 miles) and the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre (6.5 miles).

Stepping into this beautifully decorated and attractively furnished cottage you will find the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The cosy and welcoming lounge is a perfect space to relax in, with comfortable seating, TV, DVD and a Biomass wood pellet burner. The dining area is ideal for sharing a favourite family meal which you can prepare in the stylishly designed kitchen, equipped with an oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. Going upstairs, there are two light and relaxing bedrooms: a double room with granary steps and a small balcony offering views over the meadow, and a room with a super-king-size bed which can be made up as a twin room on request. There’s also a shower room complete with a walk-in shower and a WC.

Outside, the shared garden offers plenty of space for you to enjoy an al fresco meal, a BBQ or a morning coffee. You will also be welcome to make use of some of the produce from the herb garden, the vegetable garden and the knot garden, which are surrounded by a variety of fig, pear and apple trees. There’s also a grazing area and space in the stables for a pony.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 super-king-size (which can be made into a twin upon request)
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • TV, DVD
  • Biomass wood pellet burner
  • Pillows, bed linen and towels will not be provided during the Covid period - please bring own
  • Lock-up storage for bikes, canoes etc
  • Shared garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shops 5 miles
  • Hay-on-Wye 10 miles
  • Leominster 12.5 miles
  • Farm tour availableRegret no pets
  • Stable with shared grazing for pony
  • This property can be booked alongside the neighbouring property to accommodate up to 8 guests. Both properties can be joined via an interconnecting door

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Seibt August 2020

We loved absolutely everything in this cottage. It is confortable and beautiful. There is an awesome outdoor space (with a garden where you are welcome to pick vegetables and a trampoline and swings for the kids) and a such a warm welcome from the owners (yet very respectful of our privacy). Lots of things to do nearby. Definetely will be coming baRead moreck. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Dean January 2020

Really cosy, warm and well appointed...even down to the very high tech biomass stove ( This is not a log-burner as described on the webpage)


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The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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