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Blodeuwedd Cottage (romantic cosy holiday cottage on English/Welsh border)

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
7 nights minimum
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Blodeuwedd Cottage is located on a single track no-through road and on the edge of the attractive and thriving market town of Kington, a 'Border Town' in the Welsh Marches. It's only 10 minutes walk to local shops, deli, tourist info, post office, takeaways, restaurants, pubs etc. The cottage is named after Blodeuwedd (meaning 'Flower Face'), a beautiful woman who was cursed and turned into an owl in one of the stories belonging to the Mabinogion, a famous collection of old Welsh legends. The cottage is several hundred years old and is one half of a traditional Welsh long-house. One can see how the central circular fireplace has been divided in two, probably a hundred years ago or more. Both the lounge and front bedroom have lots of exposed beams and many of the walls downstairs are natu...Blodeuwedd Cottage is located on a single track no-through road and on the edge of the attractive and thriving market town of Kington, a 'Border Town' in the Welsh Marches. It's only 10 minutes walk to local shops, deli, tourist info, post office, takeaways, restaurants, pubs etc. The cottage is named after Blodeuwedd (meaning 'Flower Face'), a beautiful woman who was cursed and turned into an owl in one of the stories belonging to the Mabinogion, a famous collection of old Welsh legends. The cottage is several hundred years old and is one half of a traditional Welsh long-house. One can see how the central circular fireplace has been divided in two, probably a hundred years ago or more. Both the lounge and front bedroom have lots of exposed beams and many of the walls downstairs are natural local stone. The cottage is wonderfully romantic for a couple and quite magical for children and therefore also ideally suited for families. We also regularly let to walkers and cyclists. The property is full of character with lots of period features. Charming living room with exposed beams and wood burning stove. Bright kitchen, spacious garden and terrace with BBQ. Fitted with all mod cons such as individually adjustable heating in all rooms, DVD player, Sky TV, internet, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine etc. Included in the rental are logs, electricity, linen and bath towels. Use of local guide books and maps are complimentary during your stay. Sorry, no pets allowed (not even small and cuddly ones). COVID-19 “WE’RE GOOD TO GO” We have acquired the “We’re good to go” Industry Standard mark for following government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and having a process in place to maintain cleanliness. Full end cleaning between stays. Professional cleaner wearing PPE. Two-step enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocol. Please note, changeovers are only possible on Saturdays and check-in is strictly not before 3pm and check-out must be by 10am. Self-check-in and check-out through key safe. Provision of handwash and hand sanitiser. Our cancellation policy is ‘strict’ but if you need to move your stay due to Covid-19, for example because you have to self-isolate and therefore stay home or because you or someone in your family has fallen ill with Covid-like symptoms, we will happily move your booking to a later time without charging you a penalty. Sky TV. Broadband internet (wifi and wired). Very completely furnished with high quality furnishings and decorated as a home, not a holiday let. Extensive collection of local guide books and maps. Log-burner and free logs plus excellent heating. Very well equipped kitchen with many gadgets. Large fridge-freezer, eye-level double oven/grill, dishwasher. Beautiful slate floor and rugs downstairs, carpeted upstairs. Lovely garden adjacent to castle mound with gorgeous views to surrounding hills and wonderful sunsets. Pretty patio with BBQ and good quality table, chairs and umbrella. Access from the door to outstanding walks including Offa's Dyke National Path and storage space for coats, shoe rack etc. Quiet no-through road but only a few minutes walk from all local amenities. Bedroom Details: The main bedroom is very romantic. It has exposed wooden beams and a beautiful four-poster bed with comfy king size mattress. We provide high quality white linen, warm duvets and plenty of pillows. Wardrobe and lots of drawer space. This is an old cottage and the rooms are not huge, but they work as proper double bed-rooms just fine and feel really cosy and special. They are both romantic and the sort of bedrooms kids love. If a fifth person is staying, we have an additional fold-down bed. Bathroom Details: Shower and bath. Heated towel rail. Bath seat available.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Children welcome. No smoking. No pets - sorry, not even cute and small ones!
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Verena T
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2018
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: May 2018
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 23 August 2017

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Date of stay: August 2017
Blodeuwedd C, VR Owner at Blodeuwedd Cottage (romantic cosy holiday cottage on English/Welsh border), responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Blodeuwedd cottage had everything we needed for our two-week stay including a warm welcome from host Verena who filled the log store so that we could have a fire every evening. Kitchen was well-equipped and faultless wifi also meant I could get some work done...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Merrickish
Reviewed 28 October 2015

My son and I stayed at the cottage and my husband joined us later in the week. Verena the owner and her mother in law Heather were so kind and helpful. The cottage is cozy, warm and comfortable and had everything we needed along with...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank J C
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

We had a lovely stay. Cottage is cozy and comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Lots of things to do in the surrounding areas. Valley of Rheidol train ride highly recommended, also Hergest Croft gardens. The owner was extremely helpful with suggestions of things to do...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank Navin C
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We had a lovely week in Kington, staying at Blodeuwedd Cottage. It's perfectly located for day trips near and far - we wanted to see both the Severn Bore and Powis Castle. There's lots to do and see closer to Kington too. In fact a...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank penny c
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We have a wonderful Easter break at Blodeuwedd cottage. Verena was really accommodating with our dates; she usually accepts guests from Saturday to Saturday, but she was happy to make an exception to make our Easter bank holiday really special. Her cottage is lovely and...More

Date of stay: April 2015
1  Thank Hollie C
Reviewed 24 March 2014

A beautifully decorated cottage perfect for a small family or close friends. The cottage is nice and charming and retains the character of the period architecture. The kitchen has everything that you can ask for and Verena and Heather takes good care of any needs...More

Date of stay: March 2014
1  Thank DeepBasu
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Blodeuwedd Cottage was the perfect holiday location for our little family. The house itself is really cosy! With a romantic, rustic feel it is overflowing with charm and history. The owner (Verena) has made sure all your possible needs are catered for from ample supplies...More

Date of stay: October 2013
Thank Drag0nfly1970
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Romantic things to do in the area: Watch the sunset go down over the Welsh Mountains from the top of the Whimble. Or walk across Hergest Ridge, both listening to 'Hergest Ridge' by Mike Oldfield on your iPods and take a break at the bench under the Monkey Puzzle trees to admire the views. Or have a pint of real ale in the Olde Tavern in Kington. Or walk along the Fairy Path and visit the 30m high waterfall 'Water-Break-Its-Neck'. Or ride ponies through the Black Mountains. Or have a picnic in a cider orchard. Or take afternoon tea on the veranda at Hergest Croft Gardens. Or paddle a canoe down the river Wye. Or visit the heart-shaped waterfall above Hafod. Or watch the Red Kites soaring above Radnorshire Forest. Or have morning coffee with a beautiful slice of cake at the historic Thomas...
Getting around
We recommend visitors come by car, as getting around the area is much easier that way. However, we have had many come by public transport (for example direct trains from London to Hereford, bus from Hereford to Kington, short walk from town centre to cottage). Kington is a centre for walking and many paths are right there. Please send a message if you are uncertain about travel to/from the cottage or around the area.
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