SOLLERS HOPE, Herefordshire
Traditionally furnished the sitting room has a Parker Knoll three-piece suite as well as a larger squashy sofa, occasional tables, a Sony TV, a DVD player and small music system. There is also a "log effect" electric fire for cooler evenings
The sunny kitchen was recently refitted and has a gas cooker, fridge and a small freezer together with a microwave. The kitchen is well equipped, but if there is anything else you need, we shall be happy to help
The dining area opens into the hallway with access to the bathroom, kitchen and the two bedrooms. This property has a cloakroom with toilet and wash handbasin, as well as a larger bathroom with an electric shower set above the bath. This is truly a loo with a view! Both bedrooms have been refurnished recently and the beds in the twin room can be pushed together to make a large king-size bed if preferred. The double room has a conventional 4'6" bed with a semi-orthopaedic mattress. Both bedrooms have wardrobes, armchairs and plenty of storage space, and have views in both directions. The cottage has a very efficient central heating system, as well as double glazing so is a very cosy venue for colder times of the year. A sum of £10.00 is put towards the cost of heating and this is usually more than sufficient for the summer months, but an additional charge may be made for colder times of the year - charged at cost.
From the cottage it is a short walk to the footpaths in Long Wood (approximately 19 acres) as well as into the orchard and eight acre meadow with its pond and stream. There are sometimes sheep in the meadow
The cottage has a large secure garden
and its just a few steps into the orchard.
From eight-acrea meadow it is a pleasant walk down to the local parish church with its connections to Dick Whttington.
Set in a total of thirty acres, with the owner's home a little way to the rear of
the property, the cottage enjoys the most idyllic rural location. Views stretch in all
directions. Our own private woodland, Long Wood, is inhabited by many forms
of wildlife including foxes, fallow deer, hares, buzzards and badgers.
Many species of birds have been recorded.
Originally an ancient woodland site, part of the wood was replanted with conifers by the
Forestry Commission in the 1950's although some areas have now been cleared and
replaced with native trees. During the spring and early summer the wood is full of wild
flowers from primroses and wild anemonies to cowslips and early purple orchids.
There is easy access to many miles of footpaths including the Wye Valley Walk. The Forest of Dean is not far away where there are beautiful walks and excellent horse riding facilities. Other outdoor activities include numerouis golf courses, canoe expeditions on the River Wye and fishing.
PLACES TO VISIT INCLUDE :
AND NOT TO BE MISSED
HAY ON WYE - the famous book town just over the border in Powys
SYMONDS YAT - known for its peregrine's nests and woodland walks alongside the River Wye.
FOR EVENTS TAKING PLACE DURING YOUR STAY, VISIT
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