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Castle Cliffe East - 13th Century Watergate of Hereford Castle

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Castle Cliffe & Hereford Cathedral


Last updated: 01/31/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:0.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Sleeps six people.

Located on the banks of the River Wye, in the historic Cathedral city of Hereford, Castle Cliffe has been restored to provide luxury self-catering holiday accommodation for six people. Though medieval in origin, the house now boasts night storage central heating and open fires in all rooms, period furniture throughout and a four-poster bed. Spread over 2 floors, the accommodation includes a fully fitted kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and separate WC on the ground floor, with three double bedrooms and another WC on the first floor. Bedroom 1 has a king-size four-poster bed, bedroom 2 has a double bed and bedroom 3 has two single beds. The house is within walking distance of pubs, restaurants, shops, cinema and the theatre. The house also has south-facing riverside gardens and is surrounded by parkland. Castle Cliffe is a great place to relax with friends and family and to use as a base for exploring the beautiful countryside, mountains, castles and abbeys of this Welsh Border Region.

Hereford City Centre: History is almost tangible in the centre of Hereford, and nowhere more so than in the area surrounding Castle Cliffe. Having been occupied for over 700 years, the old watergate of Hereford Castle has not only seen its own use changed. Castle Green, once the site of battles, is now a city park on the banks of the River Wye. Surrounded by Hereford Cathedral, the old castle moat and Bishop's Meadow, you would not believe you were only three minutes walk from High Town and its busy shopping streets.

An Historic House: Castle Cliffe is the last remaining part of the Hereford Castle complex. Built during 13th century, it was originally the watergate for the main castle - a very grand entrance to an important castle, the original arch can be seen in the front garden. It has had a colourful history since those days, having been used as a Bridewell (local prison), the Govenor's Lodge and becoming a private residence sometime during the 18th century.

A Modern Holiday: The East House of Castle Cliffe has been lovingly restored by the present owners to provide luxury self catering holiday accommodation for parties of up to six people. With its own private south facing garden on the River Wye and its accessibility to the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Hay-on Wye, Tintern Abbey to name but a few, Castle Cliffe is an ideal holiday home. Please note, the owners live in the West House, but assure you of your privacy.
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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 01/31/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • The Green Room: 1 double


  • The Four-Poster Bedroom: 1 king


  • The Pink Room: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1 has a kingsize four-poster bed and views of the river; Bedroom 2 has a double bed, Victorian furniture and views of the river; Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds and looks out over Castle Green. A cot is also available if required. Bed linen of plain white cotton is also supplied, and guests have a choice of feather or hollow-fibre quilts and pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: tub, shower


  • Bathroom: toilet


  • Bathroom: toilet


  • The bathroom at Castle Cliffe has medieval walls dating back to when the house was built in the thirteenth century. It has an arched window with shutters, a large Victorian roll-top bath, candles, a separate electric shower and a wash basin with shaver point. The house also has 2 separate toilets, one on the ground floor with wash basin and shaver point, and one on the first floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Castle Cliffe provides luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation in a historic building on the banks of the River Wye. A lot of attention has been given to comfort and authenticity, and the house is furnished with period furniture throughout. There is a large, light and well-equipped kitchen with a Belfast Sink and open fire. The sitting room has comfortable armchairs, a chaise lounge, Freeview digital television, DVD player, views of the garden and river, and an open fire. Perfect for relaxing with family and friends. Castle Cliffe has been awarded a Four Star rating by the English Tourist Council (ETC) Quality Assurance Scheme....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 17 - Apr 6, 2017
3 night min stay

Easter Holidays
Apr 7 - Apr 20, 2017
7 night min stay

late spring
Apr 21 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay

May 26 - Jun 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 2 - Jul 20, 2017
3 night min stay

Summer Holidays
Jul 21 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Autumn
Sep 1 - Sep 21, 2017
3 night min stay

Sep 22 - Oct 19, 2017
3 night min stay

Autumn Half-Term
Oct 20 - Oct 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Autumn
Oct 27 - Nov 16, 2017
3 night min stay

Nov 17 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay

Christmas & New Year
Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $24.98


PRICES - our prices for weekend breaks (Friday to Monday - 3 nights) and midweek breaks (Monday to Friday - 4 nights) are half the weekly rate. For 5 or 6 night stays our price is based on a nightly rate. When you submit your enquiry the HomeAway website always generates a quote based on a nightly rate. As a result, the quote you get from HomeAway may not be exactly the same as our quote.

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Last updated: 01/31/2017
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Hereford is situated in the Welsh Marches on the banks of the River Wye. Surrounded by tranquil parkland, it has riverside gardens and is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, theatre, cinema, Hereford Cathedral and the world famous Mappa Mundi Exhibition. The house also also provides easy access to beautiful countryside, Welsh castles, Cardiff, Bath and Hay-on-Wye. Visit the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons national Parks, tour black and white villages for antiques and tea and cake, or drive along the beautiful Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey and the Devil's Pulpit.


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  • Castle Cliffe & Hereford Cathedral

    Castle Cliffe & Hereford Cathedral

  • living room

    living room

  • kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • bath tub

    bath tub

  • Rear of Castle Cliffe with riverside garden

    Rear of Castle Cliffe with riverside garden

  • Riverside Gardens

    Riverside Gardens

  • mother and chicks

    mother and chicks

  • purple and green

    purple and green

  • The Sitting Room

    The Sitting Room

  • Castle Cliffe on the River Wye

    Castle Cliffe on the River Wye

  • The Green bedroom

    The Green bedroom

  • Four-poster bed

    Four-poster bed

  • Castle Cliffe on Castle Green

    Castle Cliffe on Castle Green

  • hallway


  • Hereford Cathedral in the snow

    Hereford Cathedral in the snow

  • in the garden

    in the garden

  • poppies


  • wisteria


  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

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