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Chess Cottage


Bedrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Bath/Shower Rooms: 1 Toilets: 1
4 Star Rating






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A picture postcard holiday cottage.  Beautifully decorated and well equipped Chess Cottage sleeps 4 in two bedrooms.  The cottage is set on a wonderful and very picturesque working farm close to the Wales/ Herefordshire Borders and within easy reach of Hay-on-Wye, Hereford and Leominster. Everything in the cottage has been personally chosen, is tasteful and useful with many items hand-crafted by the owner. The owners are charming and they are happy to take guests for guided tours of the farm and are help with itineries to ensure visitors can enjoy the best tea shops and craft shops, gardens and walks not to be missed. You are guaranteed a lovely warm welcome - and the owner was voted "Best AA Land Lady of the Year"! Nearby Kinnersley Arms serves good food.

Cottage Accommodation

The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker with a microwave, a dishwasher, fridge and a freezer and a washing machine.

The dining/sitting area has lovely sofas and chairs with "designer fabrics", a dining table and chairs, TV with Freeview and DVD.

Upstairs to two bedrooms:

Bedroom 1: A bedroom with a double bed, hand basin and a door with granary steps and a small balcony with views down across the garden and to the meadows beyond. 

Bedroom 2: A second bedroom with a gorgeous superking sized bed (can be full size twin beds on request with the owner) and handbasin in the corner of the room.

The bathroom has a walk in shower, handbasin and toilet.

Useful information:

* Electricity and oil central heating
* Bedlinen and towels provided NOT PROVIDED
* A Lovely welcome is always guaranteed for visitors, the owner was "Best AA Land Lady of the Year"
* Freeview TV and DVD
* Mobile reception
* Ample parking
* Safe lock-up storage for mountain bikes and panniers, motorcycles, canoes etc.
* Gardens with garden furniture and BBQ - several quiet and sunny peaceful sitting area.
* Sorry No Children
* Sorry no dogs


There is a stable if visitors wish to bring a pony and grazing to share with the family cob - Tilly. 

Beautifully kept gardens

The gardens are very special, a herb garden where visitors can help themselves and a vegetable garden again that the owner allows visitors to use the produce in season - the one acre gardens are beautifully kept and laid out with a new Knot Garden recently designed and planted. The vegetable garden is very productive with a range of fruit and vegetables. There is a fig tree, pear tree, three eating apple trees, damson, mulberry, quince, cooking apple tree and cherry trees all providing beautiful blossom and produce.

Plenty to see and do

Close by Kinnersley with its unique castle is on The Black and White Tudor House village trail with the many tea shops and galleries. Only 30 minutes from Ludlow with its impressive castle and of course foodie heaven, perfect  for a day visit. Five minutes from the Welsh Border and 10 miles to Hay-on-Wye, famous for the Literary Festival, antique shops. Kington, Offa's Dyke Path, The Golden Valley, Ross and Wye and The Wye Valley are all within easy reach making this a great place to stay to enjoy both Wales and England and The Welsh Marches. Hereford with its wonderful Cathedral and Mappa Mundi is only 15 minutes drive. Brecon and The Brecon Beacons National Park along with The Black Mountains are 25 minutes.

Leominster with its many antique shops, Victorian market and more is less than 15 minutes.

Learn more about Hay-on-Wye

If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn and Ceri


Click here to view properties in the group Apple Bough & Chess

Hay on Wye is renowned for its annual literary festival, but there's more to Hay than that. It is a pretty and bustling town at the foot of the majestic Black Mountains with the river Wye running through. The town is crammed with boutiques and book shops, with excellent restaurants and cafes. There's an independent cinema, a castle and a thriving arts scene. If you're looking for adventure, a stay in or around Hay will scratch that itch. Canoeing, cycling and hiking are just on the door step. Read more about Hay-on-Wye