Great Quebb is part of a settlement of houses and barns which date back to the 15th Century. Parts of the house are still original, though much of it has been altered over the years to make it more comfortable. Ideal for touring North Herefordshire and the Welsh borders, by car, bike or on foot. There is entertainment locally for all ages and interests, and yet it is in a quiet area adjoining a dairy farm. Hay-on-Wye which has an annual literary festival is within easy reach and it is not far from the Royal Welsh Showground. Hereford's beautiful Cathedral is approximately 17 miles away.
Near Eardisley, Kington, Herefordshire, England. Explore beautiful Herefordshire from this spacious house, sleeps 6/7 in 3 large bedrooms but sorry no pets.
About Celia Foote
I am married with four adult children. We run a Dairy farm in Hampshire with our two sons. My brother and I own the property together-he lives in the West end of the house-the East end is the let part.
Celia Foote purchased this House in 2010
Why Celia Foote chose Eardisley
We first saw Great Quebb when visiting my daughter in Herefordshire, she lives nearby with her Husband and children and we both liked the house and the area Having visited several times we liked the area more and more and decided to sell our house in Dorset to buy Great Quebb which we see has exciting possibilities. Although it is in a very rural location, it is not too far from many interesting places.
What makes this House unique
For us the convenience of being close to family is a benefit, but also it is a lovely place for country walks. It is close to Kington,where there is a Co-op where you can buy most things and it also has an unusual array of small shops including 2 butchers and a pharmacy. There is a farm shop nearby in the Pub in Almeley as well as a village shop, good pub and cafe in Eardisley.
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Wonderful old place, full of character and plenty of space for people to 'stretch'.
We had a post-Christmas family break here and it proved ideal. The house is warm, cosy and well -equipped. Eardisley has a good cafe/bookshop, an excellent pub for meals, and an extremely welcome small store. Lovely walks in the surrounding area. Richard, who looks after the property, is nearby and very friendly.
Lovely relaxing environment with old English charm.
Lovely quite location, with real charm. Had everything we needed and had a nice relaxing time in front of the log burner in the evenings. Just a same the weather was so bad we could enjoy the lovely garden.
Thank you, sorry we couldn’t arrange the weather, but glad the log burner kept you warm.
A very old but spotlessly clean with mod cons Farmhouse. Large rooms. Everything works. Very helpful Richard on hand next door.
Comfortable, characterful 16th century farmhouse
My husband and I, my parents and my 3 children (9, 7 and 3) had a wonderful 3 night stay at Great Quebb Farm.
The farmhouse itself is full of character, from the heavy studded front door to the wonderfully uneven carved staircase. The bedrooms are huge, with comfortable beds and very effective radiators. An extra bed was put up at no extra charge to accommodate our last minute guest. There was plenty of hot water for all 7 of us, and 3 toilets (1 ensuite). We used the wood burner in the cosy living room, with access to Mr Hitchen’s wood store for refills as necessary.
Mr Hitchen, who lives in the adjoining house, was the perfect host - he met us, showed us round and made us welcome (inviting us to make use of his beautiful garden), but then disappeared and was completely unobtrusive. He did appear in the middle of a thunderstorm to make sure we were warm enough, and also left us a lovely welcome tray with tea, chocolate biscuits and home grown apples.
We were particularly impressed with the kitchen, which was well equipped and enabled us to cater for the 7 of us easily for the whole of our stay (we didn’t eat out, although I gather The Tram pub at local Eardisley is fantastic for food).
We enjoyed the garden, and strolling round the local farm to see the calves and cows. On our last day we attended the wonderfully English Eardisley Show, which we all enjoyed despite the cold bank holiday weather!
My parents took the children into Hay to explore the bookshops, which is only 7 miles away, and we all spent an afternoon exploring pretty Kington then playing on the very well-equipped playground there, and paddling in the River Arrow.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this beautiful, characterful and quirky farmhouse to anyone, and look forward to visiting again next year.
Thank you for your lovely description, it is hard to show the character of the house in photographs, so reviews are really helpful, we do hope you will be back next year. Celia Foote and Richard Hichens.
Not What It Seemed...
When is a quiet stay in the country , not a quiet stay in the country ! .When it is here....What appears to be a detached country cottage is infact a terraced house in so much as it is occupied on either side.Wafer thin walls with noise eminating from both sides was upsetting for myself inparticular as I had booked the property on behalf of our party and felt I had let the side down.
Pan to the right of the property out of sight of this wide angle front shot and a building site is in progress. "No mention of that in the description". Heavy machinery and hammering from 8.00am including the Sunday We were there meant we were glad to leave...
The only place I have stayed in many years where we felt deceived by the photo's and description of a property.
Fabulous Bank Holiday Weekend in Eardisley
We had a truly wonderful stay at Great Quebb. The property fitted our requirements perfectly and was a great base for visiting family in the area.
Birmingham-1hr 50 mins.
Eardisley (2.3 miles) Kington (4.5miles).
Hereford (17 miles) Hay-on-Wye (12.5miles).
There is a post office with cafe and second-hand book-shop and a small general store in Eardisley and a good pub The Tram Inn, also a cafe. Kington has more shops including a Co-operative Store, butchers and pharmacy. Hay-on-wye is by the river Wye where canoeing is available and is renowned for it's book shops. Hereford has plenty of entertainment with the cathedral, large shops and museums.Fly Fishing is available on a roving voucher scheme though the The Wye & Usk Foundation Charity. The brochure is in the house and a book of vouchers can be bought locally.See website for details including tuition details.There are also stocked trout ponds in nearby Bollingham.