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The family-owned Whittern Estate in Herefordshire is home to a beautiful collection of 5 luxurious, self-catered holiday rental properties, all set within a picturesque 700-acre historic landholding. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, a family reunion or a romantic break, we have houses to suit you from a cosy bolt-hole for 2, to exclusive use of the entire estate that can sleep up to 56 guests for house parties. These English Tourist Board rated 4 and 5 star self-catered holiday lets provide a perfect country retreat that is both rejuvenating and inspiring.  We have a wide range of activities and services available that can be arranged for your stay - please visit our website for full details.

The estate is ideally located for those looking to explore Herefordshire and the surrounding counties. Guests can enjoy visiting the literary town of Hay-on-Wye, "Foodie" Ludlow, the historic cathedral city of Hereford and the stunning landscapes of the Brecon Beacons, Malvern Hills, Wenlock Edge and Shropshire Hills.

The Colloquy (sleeps 16-33) is an exclusive-use venue located at the heart of the Whittern Estate. It is a stunning conversion of the Estate's Victorian stable-yard, which now enjoys modern luxury and excellent leisure facilities. Designed with imagination and flair, these historic Victorian stable buildings use space to its best advantage, creating a very special environment for business or pleasure.   he standard rate for The Colloquy property sleeps 16, but you can upgrade to include an additional 7 full size single beds to sleep 23 (these beds are in mostly in galleried areas of existing bedrooms). For larger groups, The Forge and Gardeners holiday cottages are adjacent to The Colloquy around the main courtyard and can be booked together with The Colloquy for exclusive use, to accommodate a total of 33 guests (13 bedrooms). Perfect for family reunions, girl's weekend away or group country pursuits.  Pets not allowed (except in Gardeners if taken together). 

Built around 1850, the beautifully restored 4 star Gardeners Cottage sleeping 6 was once home to the Head Gardener of the Whittern Estate. Backing onto a lovely and well-protected courtyard, it is historic, stylishly decorated and well proportioned: the ideal retreat for a family or a cosy couple's hideaway . The property sits proudly in large open gardens of its own, next to the kitchen garden with its original eighteenth-century red brick walls.   The family sized accommodation at Gardeners Cottage is very well laid out and all the decor and furniture is designer orientated. The rear entrance meanders through an eclectic courtyard, entering straight into the fully fitted kitchen (off which there is a utility room and a large  shower and  toilet). The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and will seat up to 10 around a large vintage table. The sitting room is the other side of the front entrance and porch area and has comfortable sofas, armchairs and a delightful wood-burner. Upstairs, Bedroom 1 has a kingsize bed and a vanity unit in the room; Bedroom 2 has a double bed with a French style bed and sink, and Bedroom 3 provides twin accommodation. The main family sized bathroom has a large enamel bath, basin and toilet. 

The Forge sleeping up to 3 is the perfect romantic holiday property. This open fronted stone barn was originally the blacksmith’s workshop for the 10 carriage horses that were housed at the Estate's stables. It has been converted with architectural flair to create an airy living space and huge bedroom. Ideally suited to a couple looking for a romantic bolthole or for a family with older children. The original A-frame of the building has been perfectly restored, and with the addition of a Swedish woodburner it offers a fantastic open and relaxed atmosphere. he Forge has oak floorboards throughout, modern Italian radiators with linen and plain cotton curtains.   This 4 star gold holiday property sleeps 2 in the main bedroom (plus an additional bed on the balcony), with a second bedroom accessed from the living area by a spiral staircase. 

Field Cottage sleeping 5 is located in a beautiful orchard setting, with extraordinary panoramic views from the Welsh Black Mountains to the South Shropshire Hills. This is a typical Herefordshire cottage, with lots of home comforts. The interior is typical of its rural surroundings and is filled with rustic antique furniture, making it a real home from home. The 4 star property consists of: hall, cloakroom, kitchen, a large open-plan sitting and dining room that leads onto a south-facing terrace, perfect for a family BBQ. Upstairs are two bedrooms - one double and one twin and one shared bathroom (Z-bed also available).

The Sherriffs sleeping up to 18 is a 4 star luxury country house.   This  large Grade II listed Queen Anne House offers luxury accommodation in a beautiful isolated setting on the Whittern Estate,Lyonshall, Herefordshire. The accommodation comprises three large reception rooms with a beautiful dining room, drawing room and elegant sitting room. It also boasts a large family kitchen. Upstairs there are 8 large bedrooms with 6 bathrooms (4 en-suite). Well behaved pets allowed.

Garden furniture
Internet facilities
Marquee area
Swimming Pool
AGA/Range Cooker
Bed linen
Cable TV
Central heating
Fitted kitchen
Hair dryers available
Home Cinema
Hot tub
Iron board
Open Fire
Washer dryer
Welcome pack
Wet room

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English tourist board 5 stars