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“Absolutely stunning”
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Lovely living accommodation throughout
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178 reviews
Lovely living accommodation throughout
Listed properties, beautifully restored
Well-appointed and stylish
Above the vineyard on the southerly terrace, facing the clear mountain views
Mountain views from the lounge
Stunning style & character - indoors and out
Great wood stoves & free logs
Step out of the door for walks in our characterful farmland and onto the mountain
Dinner parties catered for
All king-size beds, best down duvets, pure cotton bedding
Huge showers, underfloor heating and sparkling livery in all the shower rooms
Slip out on to the sunlit terrace with a G&T, any time of day
Excellent games room - pub pool, competion standard table tennis table
Dogs welcome - there are 130 acres of grounds to run in!
Masses of Welsh poppies bloom from May to October
Dry hardwood logs being harvested for your unlimited use
The River Wye at Symonds Yat - great walks and rare Peregrine falcons
Llanthony Priory nearby
Iconic Hay Bluff in walking distance
The bedroom window views
Out on the south-facing terrace
Superbly equipped solid oak kitchens
Country antiques and regimented china & glassware
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Farmhouse -
7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Craswall, Herefordshire, England

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Rose B
1 review
“Absolutely stunning”
Reviewed 21 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I would absolutely recommend staying at Duke's Farm in the lovely cottages. Ruth was a fantastic host, so very helpful and kind. I went with a large group of people for a hen party. We stayed in the Swallow and the Granary which adjoin each other and look out over the hills. It was the perfect setting, so relaxing and the views were breathtaking. Do not hesitate in booking to stay at Duke's Farm. Absolutely perfect stay.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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30 Jul 2016
Thanks, Rose!
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Rebecca E
1 review
“Absolutely fantastic!!!”
Reviewed 26 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We hired all three cottages, and they were all absolutely fantastic. Prior to the trip I bombarded Ruth with question after question and nothing was too much trouble. The whole stay was everything we had hoped for and much more. The view is Incredible, the location is perfect. The cottages are beautiful and are very much 'home from home' equipt with everything you need. The local pub is about a mile away but within walking distance and does lovely food. Tesco delivered our groceries in the requested time frame and were very helpful. 12 of us visited Dukes Farm we all loved it. It was just a perfect family trip away. The accommodation and location are just first class. We will definitely go back to Dukes Farm. Thank you Ruth and Ken for all your help and for providing everything you could possibly need for a trip away.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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thetinpot
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Swallow Barn - Tranquil, Calm, Serene and much more...”
Reviewed 20 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Dr. P n me stayed here in April and got exactly what we came for – a good rest in a quiet peaceful location with fantastic views over the Black Mountains. Excuse the plagiarism but, the description on the box is 100% accurate, “…they have stunning mountain views in one of the most remote and scenic parts of southern Britain… …the accommodation is spacious and stylish to a luxurious standard with underfloor heating, English oak fittings, antique furniture, high quality white goods, pure down duvets and cotton bedding…”

As well as Ross-on Wye, Hay-on-Wye, Monmouth and many other places of interest, there are two ‘must see’ destinations nearby. The first is Ruth’s “off the wall” art studio (for want of a more accurate description). We’d love to know if Ruth managed to prise a lump of plaster of Paris off a piece of old oak fence post and turn it into a thing of beauty. The second is Ken’s "hobby shop", an understatement, ask Ken about it when you meet him, you may even be treated to a round trip via golf buggy – really!

We had all four seasons during our short break with snow on the hills to the West and glorious sunshine in the same day. If you want “quiet” then go and stay in Swallow Barn, there is no passing traffic (no through road) and no street lights to spoil the night sky, the stars are amazing.

Ruth and Ken are a pair of very talented individuals (wide and varied) who, as a team, make great hosts, never tiring at the zillions of questions I bombarded them with. They have rich historical knowledge of the area are are happy to share it.

Lastly, the fire was the icing on the cake for us, so easy to forget the time as you sit and stare into the flames with a glass of yer fave….

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Liked best: The quiet location and the fire
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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rfh1986
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful cottage in a stunning setting”
Reviewed 19 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Ruth made us feel so welcome from the second we arrived. We stayed in Goose Cotts which is much more spacious than the website describes. The kitchen is fantastically well equipped, the bed super comfortable and the shower is excellent. Its lovely to wake up to the sound of the spring outside the door and to sit outside in the sunshine. The location is stunningly beautiful and Ruth had lots of suggestions of places to go and things to see and do. The boot room was a lifesaver! Its full of maps, books, games, dvds and thank goodness suncream.

I cannot recommend Dukes Farm highly enough. We will definitely be back time and time again

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Liked best: Its a home away from home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tracey B
Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Fabulous accommodation, welcoming hosts, superb scenery - already planning our next stay !”
Reviewed 26 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A huge thank you to Ruth and Ken for hosting our Cousins Weekend 2016 (12 people/4 families) using all 3 accommodations. All facilities are excellent with obvious thought having been given to the small details. The ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms also a real positive for such a large group as ours. The main central barn easily accommodated our family meals and evening get together and the kitchen well stocked with all kitchen utensils needed for meal preparation. The views from Dukes Farm are very special, and the ridge walk nearby (Cats Back) an absolute must. Would highly recommend this accommodation, and as above, we are already planning our next visit!!

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Liked best: Everything !
Liked least: Nothing !
Travelling group: Extended Family
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