A picturesque remote and secluded 18th century rustic stone cottage set at 1,000 ft; this was originally a shepherd's cottage and has the most quite spectacular panoramic views over the Wye Valley and far beyond. These stunning views cover at least 70 miles, over the Herfordshire countryside and across The Wye Valley and up into Mid Wales. Restored in the 1980's this cottage is simply, warm and comfy with not too many frills.
Years ago now, Lady Betjeman, the travel writer, who used to live locally, rode past the cottage and said to the owners "You know, you have the best view in Europe"! situated, with its thick stone walls, low ceilings and at the top of the ancient lane.
Sleeps 4 + 2 plus cot, 3 bedrooms.
The kitchen has an electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, food processor, dishwasher and washing machine.
Comfortably furnished sitting room with a fairly low oak beamed ceiling, a large wood burning stove, comfy sofa and armchairs, dining table and chairs, digital TV, DVD, Hi-Fi system for CD's and tapes.
Second Sitting room with green oak framed windows where you can appreciate the amazing views. In here there is a second wood burning stove, dining table and a sofa bed if needed.
Downstairs bathroom has bath with shower over, handbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 1: a twin bedroom (which is a corridor) leading on one side to
Bedroom 2: with a 4ft 6 double bed and on the other side
Bedroom 3: with twin beds (2ft 6 beds suitable for children), which can be used as a double.
Heating by woodburning stoves and electric radiators adding to the comfort and cosiness of the cottage. Pretty garden around the cottage with picnic tables, benches and a BBQ; this must be one of the most perfect quiet retreats with magnificent views; there is a "ha-ha wall" this is a flat lawn with 6ft drop on one side which should be considered if bringing a young child.
Bullen's Bank and Llangain are set at 1,000 ft above sea level in a spectacular location with panoramic views over the Wye Valley. There are many footpaths near the cottage and farmhouse and the open hillside of the Black Mountains is close; an ideal place for walkers. BULLEN'S BANK and LLANGAIN CAN BE USED TOGETHER.
A wonderful place to stay for a weekend with friends in this Border Country - make sure you pack your walking boots. Bring your mountain bikes with masses of bike trails. Canoe on The River Wye, visit Hereford with it's magnificent Cathedral and The Mappa Mundi. Walk Offa's Dyke and explore The Herefordshire Black and White Trails.
Bullen's Bank is an ideal hideaway for two people
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Lucy, Ann, Carolyn, Ceri or Ed
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