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Covered in clematis, encircled by wildflower meadow gardens and certainly not lacking in fairytale charm, Apifera nestled deep in the Wye Valley is an enchanting luxury self-catering cottage far from city crowds. Tangled orchards, twisting vines and handmade touches combine to make a slice of The Good Life that will have you running away for the Hereford hills forever.

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Introduction

Sitting pretty in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and overlooking the River Wye, Apifera was built way back in 1600 by lime workers quarrying nearby. Restored to its former glory with the helping hand of traditional building methods and a whole load of love, this comeliest of self-catering homes, raised from the ground it sits on, has an air of whimsy in every nook and cranny. Each item of furniture and every detail has been carefully curated from auctions and antique stores, rescued from flea markets and resurrected from Grandma’s long lost cupboards. Outside, an orchestra of flowers and foliage welcome the day with a crescendo of colour and smell, following the sun as it journeys across the sky.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

On the ground floor and with a door made from reclaimed wood leading out into the gorgeous English garden, is Apifera’s master bedroom with a queen-size, wooden ornate bed and wild countryside views. A dusty pink double bedroom, boasting a four-poster double bed, resides up the wooden stairs on the first floor along with the small but sweet single bedroom, available only for a cot or toddler. Beside the kitchen on the ground floor is the bright cottage family bathroom with original bathtub, cradle shower and WC.

Outside

Beautiful outside space is in nothing but abundance at Apifera. Lay back and cloud watch among the wild orchids in the cider orchard, bask in sunbeams on the south-facing terrace or wander the vineyard, dreaming of a sommelier’s life at sunset. Surrounding the cottage are six acres of dreamy SSSI designated woodland overflowing with vibrant butterflies, perfect for sneaking off for a romantic picnic in dappled sunlight. When the day draws to a close and an empyreal night covers the land, turn eyes to the ground as well as the sky; glow worms are well known in these parts as well as especially twinkly skies.

For Relaxation

With simple, calming interiors and a garden to die for, nothing else in the world seems to exist when at Apifera. Stock up on goodies from the village shop and fruit from the garden and settle down under the trees, glass of cider made from the orchard in hand, to watch the world lazily drift by in the valleys below. Spend afternoons with hiking boots, wandering the woodlands of the Wye and Forest of Dean, ambling with wildlife and snacking on homemade cake. With little ones tucked up in bed and only a small television to steal attention, cosy nights spent next to the enormous open fire getting to know one another again over a bottle of wine are of the highest importance.

Practicalities

There is ample parking for two cars. Please be aware of the drop from the terrace to the garden. The country cottage style kitchen features a larder fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, wood stove, oven and underfloor heating. To keep muddy paws at bay, a warm dog shower is located by the kitchen door.

THE DETAILS

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
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  • BedroomsDoubles: One first floor double bedroom with four-poster bed and one ground floor bedroom with queen-sized bedSingles: One cot bedroom suitable for babes-in-arms and toddlers
  • BathroomsOne ground floor bathroom with handheld shower attachment
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA barbecue is provided
  • PetsYes, one medium sized dog is very welcome
    There is a charge of £60.00 per week or part thereof for your pet to stay
  • Mod ConsUnderfloor heating and radioInternet & Communications:Due to the remote location, Wi-Fi is not available, but some mobile carriers can connect to 4G - consider it part of the charm!Mobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4.30pmDeparture Time: 10am
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AROUND THE PROPERTY

Style: Perfectly simple and gorgeously rustic, this English country cottage in the Wye Valley is a secret garden hideaway complete with rare butterflies, glow worms and stunning pastoral views.

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Our Take

Property Owner Rosie says

Apifera is our little bit of Heaven. A place to retreat, unwind and be still for just a moment. Its position, sitting on the side of a hill, has the most glorious southerly views across the rolling hills of Herefordshire, Wye valley and River Wye.

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Unique Extras

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FOOD AND DRINK

Home-Cooked

For a barbecue to write home about, get on down to Pork and Two Veg, less than two miles down the road, to pick up a supply of free-range bacon and sausages for summer evenings under the sunset. You can't have an al fresco dinner with bread and cheese, however, and the Saturday market at Ledbury is just the ticket; enter an emporium of artisan goodies and return laden, ready to feed the brood.

In-House Cuisine

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 your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

If locally sourced food made by three passionate men is your game, then a night at Rule of Tum's Burger Shop is not to be missed. A rolling menu of seasonality and a constant of tasty treats, this is a big hit with almost everyone in the area. Be sure to book! Any weekend in Hereford wouldn't be complete without a Sunday roast larger than your head; for this, it can be no other than The Cottage of Content.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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