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cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

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cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

Hello -- my husband and I will be driving from the Cotswold area to take a drive around the cider route. Not sure how long it takes to leisurely drive the route, but we thought we should stay somewhere about half way around for the night. Do you have any suggestions/advice about any picturesque towns &/or bed & breakfast places to stay that would be quaint with apple trees/gardens. Thank you for any advice/recommendations

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1. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

I had never heard of this, and TBH I think its pretty much a fabricated thing by the tourist authority though I'm sure it will be a very picturesque drive.

However, looking at the map of the route one of the villages on it rang a bell, and I realised I had stayed just outside Bromyard, at this B&B http://www.theoldcowshed.co.uk/cowshed.html which I think would be *exactly* the sort of thing you are looking for, and I would very strongly recommend it.

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2. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

This is a local bed & breakfast (just outside Ross-on-Wye) and has the added benefit that the owners produce award winning cider.

Their website is http://www.broomefarmhouse.co.uk/

Cider website http://www.rosscider.com/cider.htm

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3. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

There is certainly a tour around the Black and White villages of Herefordshire, which takes you to very picturesque villages such as Weobly and Pembridge. Leaflets available from Tourist Offices.

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4. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

I also recommend broom farm as above - you dont say when you are travelling but they also have a cider festival in their barns at the beginning of september, occasional live music, twelfth night celebrations etc as well as being your desired 'quaint with apple trees/gardens'. The only 'problem' is that it is on the side of your route nearest the cotswolds so not 'halfway'. Halfway is probably in the Kington area.

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5. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

we are going to be there the around august 20th -- have looked at all of the cute towns you have mentioned -- i think the brooms is also too much at the beginning of the trip -- but maybe we could go backwards...

Do you have any other recommendations on where to stay more around the half way point?

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6. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

found the websites of a couple around kington but am going on 'driveby' looks rather than personal recommendation. Will ask a friend who goes to that part more often and post any decent answer:) These dont have the cider apple orchards you wanted though. Try posting on wales forum as this area is 'mid wales' also and you may get more suggestions.

http://www.bollinghamhouse.com/index.htm

http://www.churchhousekington.co.uk/

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7. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

thanks for the info -- the broome farmhouse is booked for August 21st -- so am still looking. I have found a place called Pengethley Manor, Woodend Farm, The Old Vicarage and The Riverside that might have an opening for that night. If we don't end up by an orchard it will be fine -- just looking for a place that is a bit secluded and quiet... Thanks for all of your help

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8. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

Pengethley manor is on the ross-hereford road a couple of miles from Broome farm ( you could stay there and visit the cider farm,) so it is on this side of your circle. It is in grounds and well off the main road so is 'secluded' and there is a walkers route through the grounds down past a tudor manor (caradoc) to sellack church and bridge. However the riverside in aymestrey is more on the halfway side of your route. Good luck and happy travels.

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9. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

Hi nplot

You may have already looked through the Hereford tourist info if not ..

http://www.visitherefordshire.co.uk/stay.asp

An example of a place which is about half way round the cider route close to Dunkertons is

www.visitherefordshire.co.uk/thedms.asp…

Further on close to Olivers a different possibility is a pub - I have not stayed here but eaten many times and its a lovely pub in a nice village

http://www.threehorseshoes.co.uk/index.html

Ive not stayed at the Riverside but also eaten there and found it lovely as well.

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10. Re: cider route/pretty town/place to stay at half way

thank you -- i have emailed the lowe bed and breakfast. the other possibilities are the Munstone House and/or the bollingham house in eardisley...

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