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The Medlar

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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A highly unique character cottage being part of a former late medieval hall dating back to the 15th Century. Large, farmhouse-style kitchen packed with character features and a Rangemaster stove. Two very comfortable bedrooms; the main bedroom being much bigger with a medieval jetty and vaulted ceiling which indicates that it would have been the 'solar' for the old hall. The front parlour has original Tudor features and a large fireplace with log burning stove. Spacious, modern bathroom with bath and powerful thermostatic shower. Highly efficient central heating system means that the property is very warm and cosy in the winter. Despite the 'quirky' features like uneven stairs and floors, and the low doorways, The Medlar should be perfectly acceptable for the active elderly and older c...A highly unique character cottage being part of a former late medieval hall dating back to the 15th Century. Large, farmhouse-style kitchen packed with character features and a Rangemaster stove. Two very comfortable bedrooms; the main bedroom being much bigger with a medieval jetty and vaulted ceiling which indicates that it would have been the 'solar' for the old hall. The front parlour has original Tudor features and a large fireplace with log burning stove. Spacious, modern bathroom with bath and powerful thermostatic shower. Highly efficient central heating system means that the property is very warm and cosy in the winter. Despite the 'quirky' features like uneven stairs and floors, and the low doorways, The Medlar should be perfectly acceptable for the active elderly and older children. The front door opens onto the pavement and it is only a very short stroll to the town centre where you can buy fresh, local produce from great little shops such as Jane's bakery and the traditional butcher's with their excellent home produced sausages. Kington is truly a town that time has forgotten! It remains largely unchanged from the 1950's with very friendly people and a much slower pace of life; there are none of the usual 'High Street' shops. In their place are several antique shops, galleries, bookshops, a well-stocked local supermarket and a public library with free internet access. There is an award-winning real-ale pub within staggering distance and a luxurious spa with indoor pool and gym just up the road. It is also only a very quick drive/cycle to Kington Golf Course; the highest golf course in England. Walk out of the back door through the private, enclosed courtyard garden and follow your way through the ancient walled burgage paths past the church and up the hill to Offa's Dyke and Hergest Ridge.More
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Kay W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2010
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Reviewed 3 November 2019

Date of stay: October 2019
Reviewed 1 October 2019

Convenient location in small town that warrants a closer look - lots of good stores and eateries, happy to recommend this holiday let.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 24 September 2019

Historical accommodation right in the centre of Kington. Rooms are large and the smallest room was probably the double room at the back of the house. Fairly modern bathroom which was good. The Medlar does have some quirks due to its age and Kay's instructions...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank AnitaTraveller1
Reviewed 8 August 2019

This cottage feels very homely and relaxing, but also historical with very interesting features and characteristics. It is generally well-equipped and also a convenient location being a few minutes walk from the centre of the town. It is on a fairly busy road, although that...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

The Medlar is a delightful old cottage with plenty of character. It is centrally located in Kington and there are many interesting walks from here in amazing countryside with outstanding views.

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Diana C
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
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Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the small, market town of Kington is situated near the Welsh Borders in the area known as The Marches. This charming settlement offers a number of good shops, pubs, restaurants and a variety of tourist attractions close by including the impressive Eastnor Castle, Hergest Croft Gardens and the Offa's Dyke Path. Nestled right beneath the spectacular Hergest Ridge (apparently the inspiration for the beautiful music of both Elgar and Mike Oldfield) and just a short journey away from the Mortimer Trail, its location makes it the perfect base both for experienced walkers or those who just want to walk off a great lunch! (There is a Michelin star restaurant 3 miles away) Kington is just 12 miles from the town of Hay-on-Wye, world-famous for its...
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