Name: Castle Hill House
Location: United Kingdom
A charming, boutique B&B awaits in the rolling hills of Herefordshire; Castle Hill House is perfect for romantic, back to nature breaks away or walking holidays with friends.
The boutique B&B lies in the historic market town of Kington in Herefordshire. On the door step is Kington Golf Course which is known as the highest golf course in England. Walking and golfing are immensely popular in the area; probably because they both allow you to slow the pace and appreciate the breathtaking natural beauty surrounding you. For slightly more active pursuits, the area is also great for mountain biking, kayak and canoeing and horse riding. To reach Kington takes just over a 3-hour drive from London; an hour and 20 minutes north from the M4.
Style & Character
The 1824 period property was renovated recently and the results are simply delightful; antique furnishings and original features are highlighted with elegance and grace. The landscaped gardens that surround the house are another major reason to stay here; 5 acres of lush, green land and there’s even a pretty stream with a weir at the bottom of the garden.
Service & Facilities
The service is wonderful here; your very friendly hosts welcome you with tea and coffee and even better, homemade cake served in the guest lounge around the open fire. A local massage therapist works with the guest house and in-room treatments are the perfect way to kick-start a relaxing break. Their eco-friendly credentials are important and they are largely self-sufficient in their energy requirements.
There are 4 spacious guestrooms, each named after a local walking trail and each totally unique in décor. All the rooms feel luxurious and have those traditional features and heaps of character. Two of the rooms offer super king beds, one has a king bed and the other, two single beds. Offa’s Dyke would probably be my room recommendation, it just appealed the most to me and the double aspect windows offer exceptional views on to Bradnor Hill and Kington Golf Course beyond. The boutique-style ensuites are beautiful rooms in their own right, most of the vanity units are made from antique finds which makes them extra special. Room facilities include Wi-Fi, hair dryer, towels, toiletries, complimentary water and tea and coffee making facilities, and flat screen HD TV/DVD with Freeview. There is also a beautiful self-catering cottage which can accommodate 3-4 people and was again, recently refurbished.
Food & Drink
A hearty breakfast is served in the conservatory with a view looking over the garden and into the hills, simply choose your eggs and borrow the binoculars to help you with some relaxed, morning bird watching! Packed lunches can also be provided which is very convenient if you’re off for a day walking or exploring the local area, or if you’re an early riser you can even opt for a packed breakfast! Supper sharing platters are also available, great for an evening snack or order one for an afternoon treat. For dining out, there are a range of choices locally, two wonderful, country pubs are within walking distance and just a 5 minute drive away there is a Michelin Star restaurant; ask your host for tips and recommendations, they’ll be more than happy to assist.
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