Availabilty from Friday 28th April 2 or 3 nights
The Forge is the perfect romantic holiday cottage when visiting Herefordshire. This open fronted stone barn was originally the blacksmith’s workshop for the 10 carriage horses that were housed at the Estate's stables. It has been converted with architectural flair to create an airy living space and huge bedroom. Ideally suited to a couple looking for a romantic bolthole or for a family with older children. The original A-frame of the building has been perfectly restored, and with the addition of a Swedish woodburner it offers a fantastic open and relaxed atmosphere. The Forge has oak floorboards throughout, modern Italian radiators with linen and plain cotton curtains.
This holiday cottage sleeps 2 in the main bedroom (plus an additional bed on the balcony), with a second bedroom accessed from the living area by a spiral staircase. This comprises of a kingsize built-in bed on a mezzanine gallery. Please note due to its built-in nature it can only be accessed from one side. There is a wet-room, shower and WC below the mezzanine providing an independent washing area. The main bedroom boasts a spectacular Superking size bed with a pocket sprung mattress and egyptian linen sheets. A rolltop bath stands in the centre of the bedroom with a separate washroom consisting of a luxurious double porcelain sink set on black granite. A second spiral staircase accesses a folly mezzanine area with a single futon for an additional child/guest if necessary. The gardens can be accessed directly via french doors. Outside there's a pretty terrace with lavender and beech hedged lawns. The teak dining table and chairs are a welcome place to discuss the days activities on balmy summer evenings.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.rococo-catering.co.uk.
Limited access to pool between 10am and 12 midday. Welcome pack of local produce on arrival, Large screen TV, Surround sound DVD and CD player, Dishwasher, Washing machine and Dryer, Shower and Bath, Fridge/Freezer, Good books and Games, Woodburner with log supply, 2 four-seater sofas and 2 armchairs, Garden designed by award winning Lance Hattat, Garden furniture, barbecue, Linen included