Enjoy the 9 acres of meadowland that surrounds this property, or travel further afield and discover Ledbury, Hereford, Gloucester and more!
Many years ago, The Cider House was used for storage of grain and home-produced cider barrels (from which its name derives), and preceding that, it housed the farmstead’s cows. More recently, the owners of this model Flemish Bond brick-building have seen it transformed into a calm, comfortable and relaxing retreat in the hills. Well-kept and equipped with all necessary mod-cons, the property is an enviable holiday accommodation, ideal for those who seek solace from the madding crowd and the pressures of the everyday grind.
The property is situated in 9 acres of meadowland, with a meandering brook and smallholding within the grounds of the owner’s working farm, Highbridge Farm, surrounded by rolling Herefordshire countryside yet with easy access to the pretty market town of Ledbury. History emanates from every corner of the farm; earthworks are still visible along the edge of the spinney which dates back to 1066, and the land around the present location of Highbridge Farm has been worked since the Norman times. Buildings of the farm have been present since c1540, and although it has now silted up and planted with young trees, the small stream was once dammed to form a header pool, most likely used to feed the nearby River Leadon. Also visible are medieval ridge and furrow earthworks, a ploughing system used in the Middle Ages (which have been mapped from aerial photos as part of the Malvern Hills National Mapping Programme). Sure enough, the property is great for those who have a thirst for history.
Walkers can enjoy walks from the doorstep and beyond to the Malvern Hills; you might want to bring a camera, sketch pad and pencil, as the area is also popular with photographers, artists and cyclists alike. There are many historical places of interest to visit including castles, National Trust houses and gardens. Ledbury itself offers a selection of boutique shops, galleries, restaurants and local attractions. The picturesque Forest of Dean is well worth a visit for a picnic, or absorb the stunning scenery of the Wye Valley. Further afield but within easy driving, is the cathedral city of Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Shop 1¼ miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 1½ miles.
2 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 32" Smart TV, DVD player and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and beams.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack and bathrobes. Enclosed, lawned garden with gravel courtyard, patio, garden furniture, patio heater and barbecue. Shared 9 acre grounds. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country, working farm). Stabling for horses. Ample parking. No smoking. Please note: No children under 12 years of age, and there is a fenced brook in the grounds.
No children under 12 allowed. Property is located within a smallholding (sheep, chickens, horses). Stabling available. There are 2 steps to entrance. There is a stream 200 yards from the property in the shared grounds which can be uneven.Get the full listing »