Self Catering in Herefordshire - Abbey Dore

Abbey Dore Court
Abbey Dore

Abbey Dore Court, Abbey Dore, Herefordshire
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Sykes Cottages

Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   Phone booking on 01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 16

Pricing From: £1106.00 - 3328.00

This former 18th century Inn featured on a popular Channel 4 TV show, set within its own grounds is a unique property in which to enjoy a holiday and sleeps up to 16 people.

This property, which featured on the Channel 4 TV show 'Country House Rescue' in April 2010, is a splendid example of Victorian architecture, and simply exudes character. The moment guests steps through the grand entrance they know they are in for a memorable holiday. The well equipped kitchen boasts an Aga, whilst the six bedrooms offer sumptuous sleeping accommodation. There is a family room providing a space for younger members of the party, and ‘grown-ups’ can enjoy the ambience of the spacious drawing room with its baby grand piano and dance floor. With many other rooms and set in beautiful grounds, this magnificent property makes a perfect venue for larger gatherings with family or friends who wish to visit this fabulous area.


Was there for a week in June and had some amazing weather which meant that the kids could play every day in the garden while the adults enjoyed a beer or two. Bought a large paddling pool (for the kids) and that kept them entertained. The house is well equipped, but spent most of the time in the garden. Room are nice, nothing wrong with them, but you have to understand that this is an 'old' house so some doors don't quite close properly and some of the locks are a little difficult. Everything else was fine and really the weather made this 5 start - if it had rained all week I suspect that it would have been 4 start if I am honest There are the gardens next door, but it is 5GBP per person to go around, this is a little bit rich when you are renting the house!! It is also worth noting that a number of the photos on the website that are taken in the garden are taken from or show areas that are not actually part of the house grounds, but part of the accompanying garden that you have to pay 5GBP per adult to use... Other minor comments - some of the pots where a little worn - lighting in the living room was either really dim, or very bright - aga was a little hard to control, but thats just the aga, but when you are coking for 22 people!! - the garden furniture was a little worn - the round tables were a little flexible - on of the sun shades was broken - the big nice solid timber bench table was really dirty - but we mucked in and cleaned it up - there is an SAS training base at the bottom of the garden, which is not noticeable, apart from while we were there there seemed to be a bit of a dusk helicopter training exercise running nearly every night which broke the tranquil nature at around 10-11pm. To be honest this also a bit of a spectacle and didn't last too long.. Having said all of the above, the place was just what we wanted, the owner was very help, and there was a lovely large welcome cake that was really tasty, along with some biscuits - very nice. Also there was tea coffee and milk left by the owner, which is a really nice touch, along with lots of stuff in the pantry left over from other renters to kick start the provision at the beginning of the week. I would recommend if you are a large group, looking for easy week with a lovely big garden for the kids to play in
Owen B

It was a very spacious for the amount of people there. The young people enjoyed the hot tub. The bedrooms were very comfortable with plentiful hot water in the bathrooms.
Mrs Gorse

It was very spacious and had a very good kitchen. The hot tub was lovely and was very good after a busy day.
Mr Dhaliwal

A fantastic house which was beautifully kept and with all the amenities you could wish for. In lovely surroundings.
Mrs Ephgrave

The property was perfect for a large family gathering as it leant itself to being able to cater for 20 people sitting comfortably together both in the sitting room and the dining room which meant that the celebration meal supplied by the recommended caterer was really special and excellent value when considering no costs for drinks taxis etc. Made everything very special. From the initial conversation with the booking staff all the way through the process and Sykes will be the first site I look at for future bookings.
Mr Graham

Services / Facilities:

Full oil central heating, two woodburners & open fire. Four oven Aga, electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TVs, DVDs, video, Sky movies, broadband, telephone, Wii console etc. Piano, table tennis table. Fuel, power & starter packs for open fire & woodburners inc. in rent. Extra fuel available to purchase locally. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair available. Off road parking for 7 cars. Covered bike storage. Large, enclosed lawned garden with spacious gravelled sitting area with furniture & BBQ. Access to Abbey Dore Court Gardens (when open to the public between April & end of September, by arrangement). Two dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Pub 15 mins walk. Shop 2.5 miles. Note: The owner of the property lives in adjoining accommodation to Abbey Dore Court. Note: A fenced river runs through the grounds of the property approximately 20 metres from the house - children should be supervised at all times.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 7
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Dore Abbey - 0.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Abbey Dore Court Garden - 0.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Ewyas Harold, St Michael's Church - 1.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rowlstone, St Peter's Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Margaret's Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Kilpeck Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Grosmont Castle - 4.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Clodock, St Clydog's Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Grosmont, St Nicholas Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Longtown Castle - 4.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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