We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blodeuwedd Cottage

16 reviews
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Blodeuwedd Cottage is located on a single track no-through road and on the edge of the attractive and thriving market town of Kington, a 'Border Town' in the Welsh Marches. It's only 10 minutes walk to local shops, deli, tourist info, post office, takeaways, restaurants, pubs etc. The cottage is named after Blodeuwedd (meaning 'Flower Face'), a beautiful woman who was cursed and turned into an owl in one of the stories belonging to the Mabinogion, a famous collection of old Welsh legends. The cottage is several hundred years old and is one half of a traditional Welsh long-house. One can see how the central circular fireplace has been divided in two, probably a hundred years ago or more. Both the lounge and front bedroom have lots of exposed beams and many of the walls downstairs are natu...Blodeuwedd Cottage is located on a single track no-through road and on the edge of the attractive and thriving market town of Kington, a 'Border Town' in the Welsh Marches. It's only 10 minutes walk to local shops, deli, tourist info, post office, takeaways, restaurants, pubs etc. The cottage is named after Blodeuwedd (meaning 'Flower Face'), a beautiful woman who was cursed and turned into an owl in one of the stories belonging to the Mabinogion, a famous collection of old Welsh legends. The cottage is several hundred years old and is one half of a traditional Welsh long-house. One can see how the central circular fireplace has been divided in two, probably a hundred years ago or more. Both the lounge and front bedroom have lots of exposed beams and many of the walls downstairs are natural local stone. The cottage is wonderfully romantic for a couple and quite magical for children and therefore also ideally suited for families. We also regularly let to walkers and cyclists. The property is full of character with lots of period features. Charming living room with exposed beams and wood burning stove. Bright kitchen, spacious garden and terrace with BBQ. Fitted with all mod cons such as individually adjustable heating in all rooms, DVD player, Sky TV, internet, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine etc. Included in the rental are logs, electricity, linen and bath towels. Use of local guide books and maps are complimentary during your stay. Sorry, no pets allowed (not even small and cuddly ones). We use the place too for weekends and have tried to make it a really lovely place to stay… somewhere to relax and the perfect base to visit some of the loveliest and most rural countryside in our isles. Sky TV. Broadband internet (wifi and wired). Very completely furnished with high quality furnishings and decorated as a home, not a holiday let. Extensive collection of local guide books and maps. Log-burner and free logs plus excellent heating. Very well equipped kitchen with many gadgets. Large fridge-freezer, eye-level double oven/grill, dishwasher. Beautiful slate floor and rugs downstairs, carpeted upstairs. Lovely garden adjacent to castle mound with gorgeous views to surrounding hills and wonderful sunsets. Pretty patio with BBQ and good quality table, chairs and umbrella. Access from the door to outstanding walks including Offa's Dyke National Path and storage space for coats, shoe rack etc. Quiet no-through road but only a few minutes walk from all local amenities. Bedroom Details: The main bedroom is very romantic. It has exposed wooden beams and a beautiful four-poster bed with comfy king size mattress. We provide high quality white linen, warm duvets and plenty of pillows. Wardrobe and lots of drawer space. This is an old cottage and the rooms are not huge, but they work as proper double bed-rooms just fine and feel really cosy and special. They are both romantic and the sort of bedrooms kids love. If a fifth person is staying, we have an additional fold-down bed. Bathroom Details: Shower and bath. Heated towel rail. Bath seat available.More
House Rules
Bathrooms
Show more
About the Owner
Verena T
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
Guests have the cottage all to themselves during their stay. I am always available by message, email or phone - before, during and after your stay - and happy to help with anything from directions to tips on what to do and where to eat. When you arrive, you will either be met in person or we can leave the key in a key-safe for increased flexibility.
Write a Review
Reviews (16)

1 - 5 of 16 reviews

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

More

Date of stay: April 2018
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: May 2018
See more reviews
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 23 August 2017

More

Date of stay: August 2017
Blodeuwedd C, VR Owner at Blodeuwedd Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

More

Reviewed 14 January 2017

Blodeuwedd cottage had everything we needed for our two-week stay including a warm welcome from host Verena who filled the log store so that we could have a fire every evening. Kitchen was well-equipped and faultless wifi also meant I could get some work done...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Merrickish
Reviewed 27 October 2015

My son and I stayed at the cottage and my husband joined us later in the week. Verena the owner and her mother in law Heather were so kind and helpful. The cottage is cozy, warm and comfortable and had everything we needed along with...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank J C
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
See more amenities
Availability
March 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
April 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
May 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
June 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
July 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
August 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
View all months
See more rates and fees
Map
About the neighbourhood
Romantic things to do in the area: Watch the sunset go down over the Welsh Mountains from the top of the Whimble. Or walk across Hergest Ridge, both listening to 'Hergest Ridge' by Mike Oldfield on your iPods and take a break at the bench under the Monkey Puzzle trees to admire the views. Or have a pint of real ale in the Olde Tavern in Kington. Or walk along the Fairy Path and visit the 30m high waterfall 'Water-Break-Its-Neck'. Or ride ponies through the Black Mountains. Or have a picnic in a cider orchard. Or take afternoon tea on the veranda at Hergest Croft Gardens. Or paddle a canoe down the river Wye. Or visit the heart-shaped waterfall above Hafod. Or watch the Red Kites soaring above Radnorshire Forest. Or have morning coffee with a beautiful slice of cake at the historic Thomas...
Getting around
We recommend visitors come by car, as getting around the area is much easier that way. However, we have had many come by public transport (for example direct trains from London to Hereford, bus from Hereford to Kington, short walk from town centre to cottage). Kington is a centre for walking and many paths are right there. Please send a message if you are uncertain about travel to/from the cottage or around the area.
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Do you own a holiday home? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL222358271