Situated on a south facing hill
Stunning views of the Lugg Valley and beyond
Breathtaking views from the lounge
Beautiful beams and rural views from the lounge
Kitchen area
Downstairs bedroom with windows leading to the decked area
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs WC and shower
Utility room
Super-king-size can be made as a twin
Views from super-king bedroom
Norwegian style twin beds
Single futon chairs can be made to sleeps 8 at an additional cost
Upstairs bathroom
Upstairs bath
Decked area
Breathtaking views from the property
1 / 18  Situated on a south facing hill
2 / 18  Stunning views of the Lugg Valley and beyond
3 / 18  Breathtaking views from the lounge
4 / 18  Beautiful beams and rural views from the lounge
5 / 18  Kitchen area
6 / 18  Downstairs bedroom with windows leading to the decked area
7 / 18  Downstairs bedroom
8 / 18  Downstairs WC and shower
9 / 18  Utility room
10 / 18  Super-king-size can be made as a twin
11 / 18  Views from super-king bedroom
12 / 18  Norwegian style twin beds
13 / 18  Single futon chairs can be made to sleeps 8 at an additional cost
14 / 18  Upstairs bathroom
15 / 18  Upstairs bath
16 / 18  Decked area
17 / 18  Garden
18 / 18  Breathtaking views from the property

The Parks Cottage - Presteigne,

Presteigne, Herefordshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporary cottage sleeping six guests (can accommodate 8 at an additional charge)
  • Situated in an idyllic hillside location with breath-taking views across  the Lugg Valley and beyond
  • Newly built and beautifully finished in 2016
  • Off-grid property with eco-credentials including solar and wind energy and natural materials
  • No children under the age of five (babes in arms excepted)
  • Just two miles from the town of Presteigne
Property code: CHL40

Stunning five-star detached eco-friendly cottage enjoying a breath-taking hillside location, surrounded by open countryside, and yet just two miles from the town of Presteigne.

The visually stunning location of this hillside property makes it a great choice for those who want to completely unwind and get away from all the stresses of daily life, whilst relaxing in the verdant surroundings. It is not, however, completely remote, as the town of Presteigne is just two miles away which is home to the award winning small museum The Judges Lodging as well as an annual Summer International Classic Music Festival, it also offers a selection of shops, as well as several pubs and restaurants. A little further afield, are the interesting towns of Ludlow and Hay-on-Wye.

Guests enter this cottage into a short hallway which opens directly into the spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a stylish room with artfully exposed beams and far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. The contemporary oak and granite kitchen, occupies its own corner of the room, offering a Range oven with hob, a Belfast sink, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher, whilst the washing machine can be found in a handy utility room which also houses a boot rack and drying rack. The kitchen area overlooks the dining area, with its large table and seating for up to eight, beyond which is the wonderfully inviting lounge with a window seat, two comfortable sofas, large picture window, and energy-efficient wood burner. One of the property’s bedrooms is located on the ground floor: a king-size room with French windows leading to the decked area and benefits from countryside views, next to which is a shower room with walk-in shower and WC. Wooden stairs lead to the first-floor accommodation, where there are two further bedrooms. The first room which has bespoke Norwegian-style twin beds, offering guests a lovely cosy night’s sleep. There are two futons in this room, which are usually used as seating, but can be converted to single beds to accommodate two extra guests at an additional charge of £100 per week or part thereof. The third bedroom is a welcoming and restful room with a super-king-size bed which can be made up as twin beds on request. The bathroom has been beautifully designed and offers a shower-over-bath and WC.

The outside space has had just as much thought put into it as the interior of the house, and guests will love relaxing on the large decked terrace which can be accessed via the dining area, and offers garden furniture as well as a BBQ for guests to enjoy. Surrounding this area, there is a quarter of an acre of enclosed gardens, which blend seamlessly with the surrounding countryside and pastures. There is off-road parking provided, as well as a secure bike store located next to the front door of the house.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size (ground floor with access to the decked garden area), 1 Norwegian-style twin, and 1 super-king (can be made up as a twin on request)
  • Opportunity to accommodate 2 additional guests on single futon beds, at an additional cost of £100 per week of part thereof
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • Shower room with WC (ground floor)
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Range oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • No under 5s, except babes in arms
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking available for 3-4 cars
  • Arrival 4pm

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Gemma.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David, 21st September 2019

A beautiful property , superb view, extremely comfortable with excellent quality fixtures and fittings. Whilst ones own transport is an absolute must I would nevertheless commend it to any would be renter.

Reviewed by Ian, 7th September 2019

The Parks cottage is the best cottage we have stayed in and is the only one we would return to. The cottage is eco-friendly, comfortable and warm (without needing any heating) and is situated in an amazing elevated position looking down on Presteigne. If you are planning to cycle, there is no easy way back to the cottage. The hills are challenging!

Reviewed by Kathryn, 31st August 2019

A perfect cottage in a perfect location. We were greeted with a welcome pack of milk, butter, bacon, apple juice, wine, eggs, tea and coffee and fresh bread....delicious. You could stay in the cottage and drink in the amazing view all day. The beds are comfortable and the property was spotlessly clean.

Reviewed by Jan, 3rd August 2019

It's not all about the views, but we've never stayed anywhere with views like this. Weather watching is mesmerising. We also enjoyed observing the local buzzards and kites and saw roe deer beyond Parks Barn, where the, very helpful, owners, Dorothy and Peter live. Everything in the cottage is top spec, nothing is missing. Nearby Presteigne and KnigRead morehton both provide good shops, cafs etc. We started and finished our holiday at the superb Tower House Gallery in Knighton, which is dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Maria, 6th July 2019

5 stars accommodation, great views, comfortable, dogs love the place.

Reviewed by Chris, 22nd June 2019

A truly beautiful location with stunning views from the house. The house itself is very well equipped with everything you'll need. Walk up the hill from the house and there are even more stunning views. There was a very nice welcome pack when we arrived with bread, bacon, eggs, apple juice and wine. Overall, a lovely place to stay and I would certaRead moreinly highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Monic, 27th April 2019

The cottage and its location exceeded our already high expectations. A perfect place to relax and reload, no matter what the weather is like.

Reviewed by Sarah, 16th February 2019

Beautiful cottage and location. We couldn't fault this property, everything you needed was catered for. We will be returning for sure.

Reviewed by Vicki, 19th December 2018

The cottage was far better than we expected. It had everything we needed and was very comfortable and clean. The only thing that could have made it better was snow as it was our Christmas break, and we were hoping we may get snowed in. I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

Reviewed by Guest, 1st July 2017

We lovedThe Parks Cottage. It was very interesting with the eco side of it. The beds and bedding were very comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean and appeared new. Fabulous view and the house was always warm................ We had a lovely week and would recommend the property

Reviewed by Guest, 1st June 2017

I have to say that our experience of Parks cottage can only be described as fantastic, The owners, the accommodation, the locality and the view ticked all the boxes. Even in my most pedantic mood I would find no fault save other than the crow that insisted on tapping vigorously on the bedroom window at 5 in the morning!

Reviewed by Guest, 1st April 2017

Yes, thank you, I had a wonderful stay at The Parks Cottage. The hosts were very welcoming but unobtrusive given that they live very close by. The accommodation was perfect, of the highest possible standard, and the view magnificent. The directions provided were easily followed and very useful as the house is quite remote (which, by the way, I likeRead more and expect in this part of the country!). The entire process of booking and paying for the holiday was straightforward. Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st March 2017

We enjoyed our holiday at The Parks Cottage very much indeed, ...... It was a most interesting cottage extremely well furnished and probably one of the best equipped that we have been to, and we have been to many including the National Trust and the Landmark Trust. The owners were most helpful in resolving a problem with the television as it appearRead moreed that the aerial had been moved by the recent storm Doris. We visited the cottage on the recommendation of some friends who live close by and who visited it very soon after it became available. We would recommend it to anyone.... Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st February 2017

We had a fabulous time at the Parks Cottage. We could not have wished for a more beautiful house or nicer hosts. I loved the attention to detail, lovely scented soaps, the beautiful smell of the wooden beams and, particularly the magnificent glass front to the sitting room, which looks out onto the Shropshire Hills. We found everything we needed anRead mored it was very exciting to live in an Eco house that [feels like] generates its own heat and electricity. We had lots of lovely walks just around the cottage and even in February the wooden terrace was great for the kids to run round before dinner. Thank you Dorothy and Peter for a fabulous holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st December 2016

We had an wonderful first stay at The Parks Cottage celebrating New Year. It is extremely spacious and accomodated two families of four and two dogs perfectly. The cottage is stylish, well equipped and has amazing views from the lounge window down to the valley. We walked over the fields from the cottage with the children into Presteigne. There areRead more a number of shops in the village including a supermarket and a couple of good pubs that also welcome dogs. The fact the cottage is Eco friendly makes it even more impressive. Cosy wood burner, powerful showers and very warm underfloor heating. The photos do not do the house justice. We met Dorothy the owner who was more than helpful and greeted us on arrival and showed us around. The owners live very nearby but left us to our own devices. Thank you for sharing your very special cottage with us. We would defintely like to visit again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st December 2016

We really enjoyed staying atThe Parks Cottage, it's a beautifully designed comfortable house in a fabulous setting. We found everything well thought through, and good quality. Peter and Dorothy were very welcoming hosts, they even left us with some delicious goodies to find in the fridge.

Reviewed by Guest, 1st November 2016

I would just like to say how muchwe enjoyed our recent stay in the Parks Cottage. We were there for a long weekend, but could happily have stayed much longer. The cottage was beautifully appointed, with everything you would need, and in lovely surroundings. The owners were very helpful, and we really appreciated arriving to staples left in the friRead moredge. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage, and hope to return very soon. Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st October 2016

We (three adults) enjoyed our stay thoroughly! The cottage was very clean and comfortable, and was furnished and kitted out to a high standard. The views were excellent and our hosts most obliging. The complementary food was great too: bread, eggs and local bacon with even some extra virgin olive oil for our use (really helpful little extras make aRead more big difference). Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st September 2016

Hi, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay atThe Parks Cottage. The house is lovely and the location was perfect for us. Please let the owners know, we will return

Reviewed by Guest, 1st September 2016

We loved our holiday in this fabulous cottage. It was simply stunning - the cottage itself is awesome in its design, spacious, beautifully furnished and appointed, and very clean. It has beautiful views and is tucked away off a quiet road so it is very tranquil. The nearest town Presteigne isnt very far - easy to nip to in the car for supplies, andRead more big enough to have decent restaurants and other places of interest to holiday makers such as galleries. We would recommend this cottage highly. Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st August 2016

We had a lovely stay at Parks Cottage. Peter was there to welcome us and show us round, but then quickly left us to it. The cottage is newly built and has clearly been well thought through. The finish is of a high standard and has a homely feel to it, and then the views across the valley are truly fantastic - the photos don't do it justice! The kitRead morechen had everything you'd need, with plenty of crockery and glasses. Peter had gone above and beyond leaving some local supplies including bacon, bread and some wine, and it was nice that other things such as olive oil, dishwasher tablets and kitchen roll were provided. The bedrooms are big with comfy beds, again with lovely views. The bedding is of very good quality with feather duvets and pillows. Just something to bear in mind is that some people (like my mother) suffer from allergies exacerbated by feather bedding. I was intrigued to stay in an off grid property, but the facilities are so good you wouldn't know it was off grid, so I found it a good experience. The location is lovely and quiet, with plenty to explore nearby. In essence, we had a fantastic stay, we'll be recommending Parks Cottage to our friends, and would love to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st August 2016

We had a lovely stay at The Parks Cottage. It's situation is second to none and it is beautifully furnished with lots of charm and character. Its 'Off Grid' status was really interesting and did not concern us in any way. The owners were very welcoming and it would be a pleasure to return (especially with my 'arty' friends)

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Situated on a south facing hill
Stunning views of the Lugg Valley and beyond
Breathtaking views from the lounge
Beautiful beams and rural views from the lounge
Kitchen area
Downstairs bedroom with windows leading to the decked area
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs WC and shower
Utility room
Super-king-size can be made as a twin
Views from super-king bedroom
Show 6 moreNorwegian style twin beds


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