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Queen Anne House

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hereford chateau / country house description

Queen Anne House is a large Grade II listed property that combines many of its original features with modern facilities. It is located on the Welsh border equidistant between Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow.

Offering luxury four star accommodation for 18 guests, in a beautiful isolated setting surrounded by mature gardens, the house provides a comfortable base from which to explore the local countryside. It is also within walking distance of a Michelin starred restaurant and the local pub.

Interior and Grounds:
The accommodation comprises three large reception rooms (dining room, drawing room and sitting room); a fully modernised kitchen; 8 large bedrooms with 6 bathrooms (4 en suite).

Other facilities include open fire, central heating, washing and drying machine, Sky TV, video, telephone, music centre, games and a welcome hamper. There is full central heating and all linen is included.

The house is near Offa's Dyke path and the beautiful Welsh Hills and sits in an isolated setting with mature gardens. In addition there plenty of garden furniture and a barbecue.


Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

              Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Amenities: - Pets allowed. - Golf Course nearby. - Wonderful restaurants in walking distance....moreless


                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo


                  • Family
                  • Luxury
                  • Away From It All


                  • Restaurants
                  • Forests

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village
                  • Mountain

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining
                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 18 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Fireplace
                          • Parking
                          • Telephone
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Kitchen
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Toaster
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave


                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Patio

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached


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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Rental rates quoted in: £
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  July to August
                                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,365 £1,365
                                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,029 £1,029
                                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £993 £993
                                  November to Christmas
                                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £993 £993
                                  Christmas to New Years
                                  Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £993 £993
                                  January to March
                                  Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £625 £625
                                  Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £847 £847
                                  May 1 - May 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,033 £1,033
                                  Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,033 £1,033
                                  July to August
                                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,365 £1,365
                                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,029 £1,029
                                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £993 £993
                                  November to Christmas
                                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £993 £993
                                  Christmas to New Years
                                  Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £993 £993

                                  Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.

                                  Additional information about rental rates:

                                  Guide Price: £1,785 - £3,780 per week. Short Breaks: £1,161 - £2,457 for 2 nights. Security deposit: £200. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
                                  Terms: - Stag and hen parties: Very welcome but there is an extra charge of £200, and a deposit of £500 two weeks before arrival. - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. - Energy costs: Included in the rental price. - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. - Arrival time: 4pm onwards. - Departure time: 10am. - Pets: Well behaved dogs welcome. - Smoking: No smoking in the property. - Changeover day: Weekly rentals run from Friday to Friday. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
                                  Services upon request at additional cost: - Catering is available (Booking in advance is necessary as the on-site chefs are booked often). - Wine delivery. - Beautician. - Ice Sculpture. - Welcome Pack/Village Farm Shop

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                                  Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                                  Local Activities

                                  Art - Old Chapel Gallery has become recognised as a centre of excellence for the arts, where work by both reputable local and nationally known artists and makers can be seen alongside innovative work by talented newcomers. The emphasis is on quality and originality, from glass, ceramics, jewellery, iron-work, sculpture, furniture, to textiles and knitwear and a diverse range of original watercolours, oils, pastels, etchings and aquatints.

                                  Canoeing – Wye Valley Canoe Centre. A must on a nice day with beautiful black mountain scenery all around. Costs variable and depending on how far you go. Lots of picnic spots along the way.

                                  Flying Lessons – Shobdon Airfield about 5 miles away - adventure for those who love the skies with helicopter, glider or aeroplane lessons.

                                  Golf ?? Kington Golf Club. This golf course will simply take your breath away. Views of 7 counties from the highest golf club in England; and also some fairly strenuous walking over hilly terrain. Buggies can be hired. Hazards include gorse, bracken and marauding sheep. Green fee approximately £23.

                                  Hiking – Offas Dyke Path. Loads of fabulous walking all around us including Offas Dyke.

                                  Karting – Border Kart Racing. Great fun on the go-karts around a well organised track.

                                  Mountain Biking �� Clive Powell, Rhayader. Guiding and rental in seriously steep and beautiful terrain. Wheely Wonderful Cycling, Eltham, Near Leintwardine. More local rental with guidance on routes.

                                  Oaker Leisure - Kingsland. Wonderful woodland adventure land for kids and adults alike, including quadbiking, paintballing, clay pigeon shooting, abseiling, rope climbing, rafting, borneo breakout, low ropes in 175 acres of Herefordshire woods. 15 minutes away this is a wonderful day, or half day's entertainment for mature groups, family groups or kids.

                                  Quad Biking ?? A longish drive but through beautiful countryside and well worth the journey.

                                  Rally – Phil Price Rally School, Knighton. Excellent off-road rally training.

                                  Riding – situated at Glasbury just the other side of Hay-on-Wye and very close to the canoeing start point if you wanted to try to combine the two activities.

                                  Shooting – Griffin-Lloyd Shooting Ground, Knighton. Clay pidgeon ground.

                                  Squash Coaching - We have an affiliated coach who will come out over the weekend and help you with your game, or start novices from scratch. Can provide rackets and balls and coaching in groups or on a one to one basis at a price of £20 per hour.

                                  Swimming/Gym/Squash – East Radnor Leisure Centre, Presteigne. Well heated indoor pool. They also have a ball park for kids, gym and further squash courts. The Burton Hotel in Kington has a indoor pool, hot-tub, sauna, sunbeds, steam room and a huge gym. ??15 for a day's entry.

                                  Tennis – Leominster Leisure Centre, Leominster. Indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

                                  Pubs and Restaurants

                                  The Bell Inn - Yarpole. Really good new pub restaurant with friendly service and a good menu. Owned by renowned French chef Claude Bosi, this gastro-pub is well worth a visit.

                                  Boat Inn - Whitney on Wye. Good food with a lovely view onto the River Wye.

                                  Bridge Inn - Michaelchurch Escley. A good pit stop on the way to walking in the black mountains.

                                  The Clive -Ludlow. Used to be excellent food as The Cook House.

                                  The Drawing Room - This a real jewel of a restaurant run by husband and wife team. It is a 40 minute drive over the border into Wales just beyond Builth. Lovely food, and they serve a great Kir Royale.

                                  Emily's Tea Rooms & Restaurant, Presteigne. This is a lovely small establishment to grab a cup of delicious tea (of which they hold many varieties of Chinese, Indian and Green) and cake, having visited the Judge's Lodgings and wandered round the pretty border town of Presteigne. Or otherwise they serve delicious dinners in the evening.

                                  The Royal George, Lyonshall - a 2 mile walk across the fields to a very welcoming family pub with good home cooking and a fire usually burning in the hearth.

                                  Hibiscus - Ludlow. One of the best of the Ludlow Foodie Cluster.

                                  Royal Oak - Gladestry. A bracing 4 mile walk over Hergest Ridge from Kington brings you to this quirky Welsh pub with standard pub food.

                                  Stagg Inn - Titley. We are very lucky to have this wonderful Michelin starred pub within walking distance and would definitely recommend a visit during your stay.

                                  Things To Do

                                  Black and White Village Tour – A wonderful tour of all our local black and white timbered and unspoilt villages, including Lyonshall, Pembridge, Eardisland, Weobley etc.

                                  Bryans Ground – Presteigne. Lovely interesting garden with wonderful yew hedging. Only open at certain times or by appointment

                                  Croft Castle ??? Mortimers Cross. Beautiful National Trust 17th Century Stone manor house with lovely gardens Open Wednesday to Sunday April to September and Saturday Sunday.

                                  Eastnor Castle Ledbury. Medieval Castle with lots to do!

                                  Hampton Court ������������ Hope under Dinmore. A castle on the meadows of the river Lugg, backed by a steep wooded escarpment and surrounded by woodland and grounds of 1,000 acres. Founded by King Henry in the early 15th century the castle has been completely restored and the Van Kampen gardens now gaining national acclaim.

                                  Hergest Croft, Kington – Beautiful rhododendron and azalea woods in late spring and Acers in autumn. Described as 'one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in Britain', the gardens are sure to delight everyone.

                                  The Amazing Hedge Puzzle - Symonds. Ever since it was planted 25 years ago by brothers Lindsay and Edward Heyes, the fun of the Amazing Hedge Puzzle has made it Herefordshire's most popular private tourist attraction.

                                  Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, Symonds. Experience the delight of nature's most serene and beautiful wildlife. At the Bufferfly Zoo you can walk with free flying exotic butterflies and see them supping nectar, finding their mates and laying eggs.


                                  Manager info

                                  About: Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website was born. Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

                                  Why Hereford:
                                  At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it. We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                                  Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements. 100% Financial Guarantee: We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA. Lowest Price Guarantee: Simply Chateau ???simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner’s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book. Avoid Internet Scams: Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.

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                                  Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english

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                                  £625 - £1,365 per night (GBP)

                                  8 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 18

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
                                  Email manager

                                  +44 08001337999

                                  Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english
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