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Bowens Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 2 Fownhope B&B and Inns
Hereford, United Kingdom
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“Great Escape!”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We actually live(d) in Fownhope when we stayed here for 2 nights last week.Sadly we have now moved out of the area but wanted somewhere to escape the packing up of our house each day! We must have driven past hundreds of times and seen the lovely house but we were still pleasantly surprised at how nice it is . We were in a courtyard room which was warm , cosy ,quiet and with a spacious bathroom. Breakfast was very good and everyone very friendly and polite.
We will certainly stay here again when we return to the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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BowensBandB, Owner at Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
We're glad you were pleased with your stay with us and hope you'll choose the Bowens again when you return to Fownhope.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed in a spacious and comfortable courtyard room with well equipped bathroom, all in quiet country setting. We were greeted with a warm welcome and enjoyed a very good breakfast ...everything we wanted from an overnight stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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BowensBandB, Owner at Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, we're very glad you enjoyed your stay here: sorry that we didn't respond earlier.
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cheltenham
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We stayed at the Bowens for one night on the 5th April with some friends, we had courtyard rooms which were lovely, everything we needed, very warm and the beds very comfortable. The main house is beautiful and the views from the breakfast room are very nice. The hosts were lovely and the breakfast was great. On the Saturday evening we ate at the Green Man which is just a five minute walk away, this too was lovely with great food, highly recommended. We would definately stay here again xx

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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BowensBandB, Owner at Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Many thanks for your great review; we're glad you enjoyed your stay here and the local hospitality! Please come back and stay with us again when you are next in the area. Regards, Kevin and Claire Braybrook
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

There are few words to describe the Bowens. We came for several days and stayed in the cottage. The Innkeepers Claire and Kevin are truly wonderful and kind. The food was delicious and the grounds were beautiful. We slept so well here! I would highly recommend The Bowens and plan to come back again. I won't stay anywhere else in Fownhope. I love this place!

  • Stayed March 2014
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BowensBandB, Owner at Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
What a glowing review; thank you so much! You and your party were an absolute delight to have staying here and we really do hope you will stay with us again when you next visit England and Fownhope. Best regards, Claire & Kevin
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Westlake Village, California
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We stayed at The Bowens for 4 nights in March 2014. In fact we are still here! I can't say enough about the wonderful hospitality Clair and Kevin showed us. Very accomadating, the Inn itself is quite comfortable. Home away from home. I would highly recommend staying here. Oh and the sausage to die for!!

Chuck and Merle Levy

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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BowensBandB, Owner at Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Many thanks for your delightful review! Hosting you and your lovely family was a pleasure; we sincerely hope you will find a reason to return to Herefordshire and stay with us again in the future. Best regards, Kevin, Claire and family
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in February 2014, during a period of much flooding in this part of the UK. The B&B is situated in the well kept village of Fownhope, which has 2 pubs, a local store/post office and 'Wye Valley Leisure'.
We had one of the courtyard rooms, which was decorated to a high standard and kept very clean. Nice comfy bed, soft towels and plenty of tea, coffee, shampoo etc all provided. The room was chilly when we arrived, but a back up heater is provided to supplement the central heating and we soon warmed up.
Claire and Kevin were very welcoming and helped out with local advice. They also loan us a torch, as there are no streetlights in the village. We eat at the Green Man pub (excellent) which is less then a 5 minute walk.
Breakfast is served at a time to suit. It was plentiful and of good quality - particularly the locally sourced bacon and sausages.
This is a really lovely area (even in the rain!), but you do need your own transport if touring any distance. There is adequate off road parking at the Bowens. The only drawbacks - we could get no mobile phone signal anywhere in the village (thankfully there is free WiFi at the B&B) and although we appreciated the independence of a courtyard room, we did find that the construction meant poor sound insulation from your neighbours. Fortunately, we had quiet people next door.
Overall a very stay - we would certainly return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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BowensBandB, Owner at Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Thank you for your very pleasant review; we apologise for the room being rather cold when you arrived. We usually turn the central heating on earlier when we know guests are checking in during the afternoon but had failed to do so on this occasion. Fownhope is due to get a mobile mast in the near future so we will finally get a decent mobile signal in the area!
Thanks again and we hope you will choose Bowens when you are next in the area.
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Lovely house in a lovely setting, great hosts who are genuinely keen to make one's stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Fabulous breakfast and exceedingly comfortable room - ours had a lovely view of the garden and beyond. We enjoyed an excellent meal in The Green Man, a charming local pub recommended by Kevin.

Room Tip: We stayed in a double room in the house which was lovely (I think it was Room 2).
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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BowensBandB, Owner at Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Many thanks for your very positive review; we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and hope you'll stay with us again in the future. Regards, Claire & Kevin Braybrook
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Property: Bowens Bed and Breakfast
Address: Bowens Farm | Fownhope, Fownhope HR1 4PS , England (Formerly The Bowens Country Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Fownhope
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Fownhope
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bowens Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Georgian Farmhouse set in tranquil village 7 miles from Hereford. Rooms are located in independent courtyard buildings; breakfast is served in the dining room of the main house. The village of Fownhope has two pubs, a restaurant in the local leisure centre and a store, all within short walking distance. Many nearby local attractions, walks and great fishing! ... more   less 
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