Gardeners Cottage

Sleeps up to 6
Log Burner
Large Garden
Family & Dog Friendly

4 Star- Holiday Cottage- Sleeps 6

Built around 1850, the beautifully restored Gardeners Cottage holiday property was once home to the Head Gardener of the Whittern Estate. Backing onto a lovely and well-protected courtyard, it is historic, stylishly decorated and well proportioned: the ideal holiday cottage for a family or a cosy couple's hideaway . The property sits proudly in large open gardens of its own, next to the kitchen garden with its original eighteenth-century red brick walls.  

The family sized accommodation at Gardeners Cottage is very well laid out and all the decor and furniture is designer orientated. The rear entrance meanders through an eclectic courtyard, entering straight into the fully fitted kitchen (off which there is a utility room and a large  shower and  toilet). The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and will seat up to 10 around a large vintage table. The sitting room is the other side of the front entrance and porch area and has comfortable sofas, armchairs and a delightful wood-burner.

Upstairs, Bedroom 1 has a kingsize bed and a vanity unit in the room; Bedroom 2 has a king size bed and french style sink, and Bedroom 3 provides twin accommodation. The main family sized bathroom has a large enamel bath, basin and toilet. 

Leisure

Squash Court (indoor shoes only, balls and rackets provided)
Badminton (to set up in the gardens - rackets and shuttle cocks provided)
Table tennis (worth bringing a few balls as we just provide the one!)
Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 (we have games, but you might want to bring your own)
The Old Potting Shed: a hot tub, sauna, changing rooms and shower
5m x 10m outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September) with sun-loungers. Fenced for safety and 1.2m (4’) deep.
One hectare landscaped walled garden with outdoor seating for up to 23 guests

Enjoy a taste of Herefordshire

We can provide a range of different options if you wish to take advantage of a catering service. We recommend that you liaise with the caterer of your choice directly, but we can do this for you at additional cost. All caterers can also supply their own waiters and waitresses. Our five most regularly used chefs are listed below. Our two girls Sarah and Loopy, both come highly recommended and are very proficient and efficient chefs. Both Jamie and Eddie have worked with us for many years and can offer a huge variety of different dishes.

SARAH NORMAN

An excellent local chef who can be on hand at short notice to help. Sarah can cater for anything from casual dinner parties to formal meals. Contact Sarah on 07989 978319 or sarah@theleen.co.uk.

LAURA “LOOPY” FOLKES

Laura is a local chef who offers private catering with all the trimmings. She is very flexible and happy to cater for groups of any size, and stays of any length. Laura can deliver ready-made and home-cooked meals which cater for a wide range of dietary requirements. She is happy to provide tailor-made menus or to cater for your menu ideas. Please contact her on 07812 102345 or laurafolkes@gmail.com.

JAMIE YARDLEY

Jamie can cook any style of cuisine to a very high standard. Of particular note is his Italian catering, which is very good value, and authentic too. His wife makes the most delicious spanish omelettes - tortillas. Please contact him on 07525 237499 or nereolajamie@hotmail.co.uk.

EDDIE CLEAL AT ROCOCO CATERING

Eddie is another local chef, and is very popular at
 our properties; he provides an excellent standard
 of food with fantastic waitressing staff. He will
 tailor everything to your specific needs and makes everything from scratch. Please contact him on on 07525 237499 and 0845 6474757 or enquiries@rococo-catering.co.uk, or visit www.rococo-catering.co.uk.

Amenities

Swimming Pool . Squash Court . Sauna . Hot Tub . Table Tennis . Badminton . WiFi . TVs . Media Centre . Cinema . Sky Plus . Wii . X-Box. Grand Piano . Washer/Dryer . Dishwasher . American Fridge . Open Fire . Linen provided . Dog friendly . Towels & Gowns provided . BBQ . Hair dryers . Iron & board 

What our Guests say

“We first came here in 2005 and regularly returned for a family holiday – we LOVE it! Thank you Jo, and all the staff for all your hard work. Highlights for us – The Stagg, the Space Centre at Knighton; and the swimming pool!” The Morgan Family, Norway.
“What a fabulous setting. We have had a lovely, peaceful week. The dogs thought the garden and the fields around were the best things ever. Will return! Don’t want to go home! Sarah Jones was very helpful and welcoming. Thanks Sarah.” The Bullough fam
“I’ve run out of things to say! Our 13th successive year & we’ll always come back. Thank you, Jo and Sarah.” Jenifer Wakelyn and David Matthews, London. August 2014
“Another restful stay in this wonderful location. Our 4th year here and we still love coming to Herefordshire. As per normal we are going home very relaxed…” Buchanan family, Surrey, May 2013`

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Private Rentals

from

£370

EXTRAS AVAILABLE

Platinum Maid Service - extra full clean on departure for the time-pressed - £50
Daily Maid service - £10 per hour
Garden Flowers, Champagne and Chocolates in all bedrooms - £30 per Bedroom
Delicacy Hamper brimming with Herefordshire produce - £30
Private cheffing/catering - we can offer the whole package on request

A 25% deposit is required on booking, with the remainder of payment required eight weeks prior to arrival. 

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