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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England

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Pheasantp...
Alston, Cumbria
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage, fabulous location, fabulous hosts, fabulous llamas”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We're just back from a wonderful break in beautiful Herefordshire. The Cider House isn't just a delightful holiday cottage (loved the roll top bath and big bed) to use as a comfortable base for exploring this lovely area, Old King Street Farm is a great experience in itself – and the views of the surrounding countryside are second to none. Robert and Amanda really go out of their way to make you feel at home and ensure you have a lovely stay. They are only too happy to introduce you to their llamas and tell you all about them. You can even take them on a trek (the llamas that is...plus Robert). The village has good pubs and an excellent fish 'n chip shop. There are plenty of nice local walks and interesting towns and villages to visit. We especially liked browsing the book shops in Hay on Wye. We loved our stay and very much look forward to an early return visit.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: Just the overall experience
Liked least: Having to go home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PatriciaL...
Washington, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent well equipped cottage with lovely hosts.”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We just had a delightful 4 night stay at The Cider House cottage, the cottage was everything that we hoped for in wonderful, peaceful surroundings with fabulous views. Robert and Amanda were very attentive hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with the Llamas.
The Llama Trek is a must for anyone booking a holiday, they really are the most endearing creatures. Would highly recommend this cottage.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: Cottage, views and Llamas
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ClaireS30...
2 reviews
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“Stunning surroundings and lovely llamas”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The whole stay exceeded expectations! The Cider House is beautiful, lovely and spacious but cosy. Very comfortable bed, stunning views, loveable llamas, welcoming hosts, only 5 min walk to village shop. Would love to go back!

Date of stay: July 2014
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moira b
Smethwick, United Kingdom
1 review
“Outstanding property, superbly furnished and very welcoming hosts.”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The kitchen was very well appointed with everything that you could possibly need/want. The property was generally well furnished. We were on a walking holiday and the location was very good for the Brecon Beacons etc. The hospitality of the hosts was very welcoming with unexpected treats!
Finally walking with llamas was the icing on the cake and not to be missed.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: Couldn't pick just one thing
Liked least: Everything was fine
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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AtTheRace...
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A lovely barn & perfect break!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in April 2013

I've only just joined TripAdvisor but wanted to add a review for our stay at the Cider house last Easter. We stayed 5 nights for a long weekend over the Easter weekend, it was booked last minute but we had a perfect stay. The barn is lovely, very spacious, very clean, relaxing & a very comfy bed. The surrounding area was beautiful too. We liked the fact that we had the remote country feel but was about 10 minutes walk away from two good pubs, a convenience store, and a very good Fish & Chip shop. We enjoyed going for walks in the area & the locals were very friendly. But the best bit was the Llama trek, they are such chilled animals & not at all what we expected. The landlords Robert & Amanda were friendly & welcoming too. We very much enjoyed the cakes Amanda bought round one evening.Highly recommended & we'll definitely be going back! :-)

Date of stay: April 2013
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Liked best: A great stay - All good.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Aug 2013
It's very kind of you to take the trouble to review the Cider House and Llama Trekking. We really do enjoy meeting visitors to Herefordshire, and the llamas are delighted to escort new trekkers on a walk through the beautiful surrounding countryside. We hope to see you here again, best wishes Amanda and Robert
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Siobhan L
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Beautiful relaxing warm cottage”
Reviewed 24 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We had a great weekend in the Cider house. Amanda, Robert and the llamas were very welcoming. The house was a warm, clean and cosy. Very well equipped house. Great bath and bed. The cottage was at perfect location to explore by bike the beautiful Herefordshire country side.
Great fish and chips in the local village - nice pub too.
We would go back to stay

Date of stay: April 2013
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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Apr 2013
That's very kind of you. Thank you for your generous comments. Later the same day as you left, our llama Marden gave birth to her first baby cria - Flowerdown - a lovely little girl and very charming. We hope to see you here again
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