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The Medlar Kington
The Medlar
Farmhouse-style dining kitchen
Farmhouse-style dining kitchen
Front parlour with logburner
The hall and stairs
17th Century wooden staircase
Twin bedded sitting room
Twin bedded sitting room
Vaulted roof in twin bedded sitting room
Cosy double bedroom
Cosy double bedroom
Bathroom with double washbasin
Courtyard garden
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kington, Herefordshire, England

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Alastair...
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cosy, convenient & interesting”
Reviewed 9 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Great property that's been tastefully modernised. Well stocked spacious kitchen. Watch out for ye olde 17th C stairs - especially if you've been to "Ye Olde Tavern" down the road!

Travelling group: Other
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Michele L
wiltshire
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely stay once again”
Reviewed 9 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We have stayed here twice before and it is as good as ever. It was lovely to visit Kington and the cottage in the summer. It really is a home from home. Highly recommended.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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BerksFam1...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“Enchanting Cottage”
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The Medlar is a delightful and very cozy cottage in Kington, a small town on the English/Welsh border. The cottage is very well equipped with a wonderful, really well equipped kitchen with all conveniences and very comfortable sitting room with tv and free view as well as a selection of cds. The stairs are steep and may cause issues for very young or the elderly, and you do need to watch your head at times - but this is a cottage and expect the doorways to be low. The front bedroom is spacious and has twin beds as well as sitting area whislt the smaller double is very comfortable. A highlight is the very impressive bathroom with a huge bath to wallow in after a long day's walk.

Kington is a town that prides itself on appealing to walkers and, for a population of around 2500 has two butchers, bakers, green grocer serving delicious local produce, deli and a market each week. It also has a selection of lovely pubs and restaurants, the Oxford Arms being very welcoming with good food at a reasonable price, whilst the Swan is more upmarket, and the Stagg at Titley is meant to be very good, though we didn't try it. Good local beer is very enjoyable and cheap too - £2.80 a pint.

As avid walkers, we walked most days from the house as there are some excellent walks and the house has many sets of the guides to local walks to use, which was a really nice touch and most welcoming.

We can thoroughly recommend The Medlar. It is a really wonderful property located in a stunning area, just the place to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty that is the Marchers. We hope to return soon.

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Liked best: The cozyiness of the cottage and its location - perfect for popping to a pub or for a walk
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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2 Aug 2016
Thank you for your lovely review! I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay!
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Chris_and...
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a Gem”
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The Medlar is a wonderful cottage, set on a very quiet main street in Kington. It is beautifully presented and to be honest has much much more than you would expect from a holiday let. The quality of both fitments and the provision of equipment is top class. And if you wish not to cook, there are many places to eat in Kington, but we could not resist the nearest, which provides excellent quality food at very reasonable prices and a choice of real ales.The Medlar rooms are very specious and quite quirky with many added touches to make the holiday very special.
Kington is a central place with many places of interest around and spectacular walks from the front door.

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Liked best: The opportunity to spend a weeks holiday in a 14th century building
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
29 Jun 2016
Thank you for your lovely review! So pleased you enjoyed yourselves- Kay Watson
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Cheryl888...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
“So full of character and charm”
Reviewed 13 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We loved the Medlar it was clean and had all the modern conveniences we want but still had original features everywhere. So much character and charm. The owners were helpful and easy to contact.

Travelling group: Friends
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Iain and...
Guildford
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great retreat”
Reviewed 21 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

The Medlar lived up to our expectations with its homely and lovely charming feel. The holiday let had all that we required and we really enjoyed our stay.

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Liked best: The homely feel to the house
Liked least: The noise from next door at night in the back bedroom. But we do live in a detached house.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Michele L
wiltshire
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Another wonderful stay”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed at The Medlar 2 years ago and loved it so much we had to come back again. It did not disappoint. It is a really lovely quirky old cottage full of history. It dates back to the middle ages. Fully equipped and comfortable we couldn't ask for more.
We will be back again!!

Travelling group: Teenagers
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