Mr Price's Cottage

Rural retreat in Herefordshire for family holidays
IN BRIEF
  • Two open fires
  • Beautiful peaceful countryside
  • Close to the Black Mountains
  • Short drive to a great village shop, an excellent food pub, and a very special French restaurant
  • Sleeps 2 to 4 adults, plus 2 children, a baby and up to 2 dogs
  • Discount for a couple outside the peak periods (based on the use of one bed only)

This is a charming old cottage situated in the peaceful rural depths of the Welsh borders, where the dramatic panorama of the Black Mountains distracts you as you negotiate the quiet country lanes. Green-painted woodwork; two pitched porches topped with moss-embellished stone tiles; a stone-flagged terrace overlooking a pretty enclosed garden and farmland beyond; a cosy interior with two open fires and some charming retro touches – this a lovely place to escape to for a couple on their own, or for up to two couples (plus two children). Baby and dog-friendly.

There is a 20% discount for a couple outside the school holidays based on the use of one double bed only (when you book for 2 adults, the price automatically adjusts).

Double porches and lovely garden
Open fires in cosy living room Sitting room

Entry via the second porch takes you into the spacious flagstoned hallway-cum-dining room with its round dining-table and delightfully retro 1920s fireplace, complete with adjoining oven – good for a long slow stew. The second porch, although not used, would take you into the study, next-door to the dining-room – a quiet place to catch up on emails, do a jigsaw or scrutinise the large map of the world on its wall. Here, games, books and DVDs are stored.

A cosy sitting-room has an open fire, a big sofa and armchairs, and a TV with DVD-player.

6 seater dining table Dining room
Original stomne floors Open fire Window shutters

The galley kitchen is equipped with all the expected items, but also, generously, has a tumble-dryer (in addition to a washing-machine) and a freezer (in addition to a fridge) – practical items which really help with a family holiday.

Galley kitchen Sheep stop!
Sofas and wood burner Kitchen facilities

Wooden stairs take you up to the three bedrooms: one has a king-size brass bed, another has a fine antique double bed (with an ensuite bathroom), and the third bedroom has a day bed with a trundle underneath it for two children. There is room in this bedroom for a cot, too. All the bedrooms look over the garden. The family bathroom is on this floor, too: it has bath with a shower over, loo and hand basin.

Lovely bedroom

The garden has a good-sized stone-flagged terrace with a table, chairs and parasol, slightly elevated above the flower bed and lawned area. It is wonderful to sit here and enjoy the sound of the brook tinkling at the bottom of the slight incline, to watch the beautiful Traditional Hereford cattle (the owner is restoring the original attributes of this ancient breed), and to enjoy the peace and quiet of this completely unspoilt part of the countryside.

Wooden bed
Bedroom Ensuite bathroom

Things to do around Mr Price's Cottage

Mr. Price’s Cottage is perfectly placed for all kinds of excursion, whether your chosen idea of holiday entertainment is to browse the second hand bookshops and lovely boutiques of Hay-on-Wye; to canoe down the River Wye; to visit the famous Chain Library and Mappa Mundi in Hereford; to follow the Black and White Trail of picturesque local villages with their ancient timber-framed buildings; or to stride up the slopes of the nearby Black Mountains for a view in a million. Or it may be that a slice of peace and quiet is all you need: to stay put in Mr. Price’s Cottage, put your feet up, read a book and listen to the birdsong. This is a wonderfully peaceful area, with hardly any traffic in the lanes – and the only hold-up you are likely to come across is from a farmer moving his cattle or sheep from one field to another. There’s a great little village shop nearby at Longtown (Hopes of Longtown), so you don’t have to go far to get really good local produce and useful supplies. Eating out in the area is great, too: there’s a fantastic pub, The Bridge at Michaelchurch, and a superb little French restaurant, Toi et Moi (advance booking a must).

Room with daybed Day bed
Bathroom with bath/shower Dark wood floor in bathroom

Cultural events

The Hay Literary Festival, Hay’s Philosophy and Music, the Hay-on-Wye Dark Skies Festival, The Brecon Jazz Festival, the Abergavenny Food Festival.

Front porches Garden and field

The nitty gritty

  • Good wifi
  • Some mobile signal, depending on your service provider
  • TV with DVD-player, plus a few DVDs
  • iPod dock
  • CD-player/radio
  • Two open fires, logs included
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Separate freezer
  • Washing-machine
  • Tumble-dryer
  • Bedlinen, towels, soap, loo roll included
  • Electricity, heating, hot water, logs included
  • Store cupboard basics included (olive oil, coffee, tea, sugar)
  • One of the double bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower over, loo and hand basin
  • Family bathroom has bath, shower over, loo and hand basin
  • Baby-friendly (travel cot and high chair in cottage)
  • Dog-friendly (two good dogs very welcome, downstairs only)
  • Books and games
  • Table, chairs and parasol on terrace
  • Private off-lane parking for two cars
  • Short drive to a brilliant village shop
  • Excellent places to eat in the area, including The Bridge at Michaelchurch and Toi et Moi
  • Rich and varied wildlife
  • Close to the Black Mountains
  • Great walking from the door
  • There is a small holiday cottage next-door, but the lay-out is such that both cottages are perfectly private from each other
  • There is a 20% discount for a couple outside the school holidays based on the use of one double bed only (when you book for 2 adults, the price automatically adjusts).

Duck pond Traditional Hereford cattle - your neighbours!

Live online booking

Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.

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From the visitors book at Mr Price's Cottage

‘Wonderfully relaxing weekend in the Herefordshire countryside with home -from-home cosy comforts.’ Jill, Henry the dog, and Annie

‘Beautiful house with lovely surroundings. It was paradise and an idyllic countryside escape.’ Maisie, Billy, Becky, Martyn and Sarah, Warwick

‘What a great time we have had. Cottage is so pretty and very comfortable.’ The Bucklands, Caernarfon

‘A true hidden gem, peaceful, tranquil and beautifully set out.’ Trina, Tommy and Charlie the dog, from Preesall

‘Three nearly cloudless nights, dark with bright stars, and the Milky Way visible as well as lots of shooting stars, will be an unforgettable memory.’ Hans-Peter, Mainz, Germany

‘What a stunning cottage! An excellent last-minute (and much-needed) break.’ Matt and Jerry, Haverhill

‘We had a lovely stay here. It's a great location, with lots of walks locally.’ Joanna, Helen and Stella, from Leicester

‘We've enjoyed this lovely cottage and a special family time together - all the little touches of holly and mistletoe and logs to keep us warm and cosy in the evening.’ Martin, Sam, Matthew, Laura and Andrew, Cardiff

‘We arrived with a dose of London collapse and have really enjoyed the peace and sitting by the fire. We also enjoyed your fabulous duvets and climbing into bed.’ Lettie, Rachel, Kit and Nicky, London

‘A couple of lovely nights in your cosy cottage. The peace and quiet was just what was needed, and the bed is so comfortable.’ Chris and Sarah, London

‘My second visit to your lovely cottage and it was as delightful as ever. Warm and cosy and so well equipped. Spectacular starry nights and a splendid dawn chorus.’ Sarah, Stratford-upon-Avon

'Lynda and I did not have to go to the moon for our wedding anniversary, we had our own Vale of Tranquility here! This is a perfect example of Blaentrothy Cottages: "A special cottage in a special location". The Cistercians and the Bramwells got it right, and our two dogs had free range in a safe environment. Thanks for a wonderful but brief few days.' Lynda and Alfie, Ormskirk

'We have really enjoyed Mr.Price's Cottage. We found His tombstone! Went on a lovely short walk; a short drive to the Abbey - lovely. Warm, cosy, peaceful and relaxing.' The Staceys, Market Harborough

'Lovely, spacious, beautifully and tastefully restored cottage. Such a quiet and peaceful location - the Golden Valley is a hidden gem. Good food at the Temple Bar Inn, Ewyas Harold. Thank you for fresh eggs and milk on arrival. Herefordshire Cattle - lovely neighbours!' Michelle and Jan, Herts

'Just what we needed: a spot of peace and quiet in such a lovely place. So many great walks you can do from the house - spoilt for choice.' Jo and Jules, London

'Had a lovely weekend. Very peaceful, and some great family time around the fire. Thank you.' The Shawcross family, Lancaster

'Lovely, peaceful spot. Slept like a baby.' The Herbert family, Whitstable