Starting life as a grain barn, The Hop Store is idyllically situated on one of the last remaining hop farms in the UK, not far from Ledbury in Herefordshire, bordering the beautiful Cotswolds. Surrounded by 200 acres of perfectly aligned hop yards, rolling meadows and juicy apple orchards, this beautifully serene, luxury self-catering property near Ledbury will enchant those looking to experience a slice of life down on the farm!
The Hop Store offers a luxury self-catering farm stay near Ledbury in Herefordshire, where halcyon memories are re-awakened and innocent childhood pleasures rediscovered; Herby and Teddy the donkeys will likely be your firm friends by the time your perfect family holiday draws to a close. The sheep-dotted pastures and rolling green of the nearby Malvern Hills offer exploration opportunities a-plenty, whilst sumptuous fabrics and stylish flourishes throughout ensure that relaxation is top of the agenda. The property's topsy-turvy layout means that sitting alongside the crackling woodburner on the first floor gazing out across to the Malverns will be a special lasting memory of this serene little corner of rural paradise.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Both ground floor bedrooms are furnished with fine linens and cloud-soft pillows to promise a blissful night's sleep. The king-size master bedroom benefits from a wash basin and views across the courtyard, whilst the other double room has a zip-and-link bed which can also be arranged as a twin bedroom on prior request. There is a ground floor family bathroom with roll top bath and hand-held shower, as well as a separate wet room with walk-in shower.
The seasons are lived in high definition here at The Hop Store and each brings with it a very special something. Spring is synonymous with awakening and is when lambing season begins, the bluebells bloom, and the hop farm tentatively springs to life. September is a hive of activity when the hop harvest starts in earnest and hop pickers gather to collect the season's pickings for kilning in the unique onsite oast house. Apple juice lovers will relish the autumnal harvest when the juiciest fruits are plucked from the orchard and transformed into homemade award-winning apple juice (which can be bought from the small farm shop behind the garden room).
Sit out in the front courtyard with a glass of sparkling cider in hand and watch the children play on the swing under the tree as the last of the day's sun sets beyond the woods. The stylish garden room across the courtyard started life as a mangelwurzel store, but is now a blissful place to unwind with a good book whatever the weather.
There is parking for up to four cars on the private courtyard/driveway to the front of the property. The Hop Store is well-equipped with gas hob, electric oven, microwave and washing machine.
- SleepsUp to 4 guests
- Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
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- Personally VisitedYes
- BedroomsDoubles: Two king-size double bedrooms (one is zip-and-link)
- BathroomsFamily bathroom with stand-alone tub, separate wet room with shower
- FamilyGarden swing, slide, basket ball hoop and ride-on tractor for children plus a stair gate can be provided indoorsChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
- BBQYes, a Weber charcoal BBQ is provided
- HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping is available on prior request at additional cost
- PetsSorry, no pets are permitted
- Mod ConsTV, DVD, iPod docksInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
- Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is 10am
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AROUND THE PROPERTY
Style: The Hop Store rewrites the rule book for farm stay accommodation; there´s no outdoor toilet or shared kitchen here! Think sumptuous fabrics, deep roll top bath tubs, squishy sofas and mod cons all throughout...
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Property Owner Lesley says
Escape to the country and discover the delights of rural Herefordshire. People say the pace of life is slower here, even though there is so much to see and do. We feel very privileged to be the custodians of this small family farm and are looking forward to welcoming you here to share it with us.
FOOD AND DRINK
The light and airy open-plan living and kitchen area has a relaxed dining table for lively family suppers with views out over the hills. Cook up a storm in the shaker-style kitchen with the very best of local fodder, with a glass of the homemade cider from the farm's apples to accompany, of course!
If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).
Nearby Ludlow is famed for its passion for food and top quality local producers- don't miss the Ludlow Food Festival in September! For a Michelin-starred dining experience try The Stagg Inn, about half an hour's drive away. The Malverns and surrounding villages have a great selection of country pubs serving hearty pub grub and a warm welcome.
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