The cottage nestled into the countryside
 Open the French doors to the private garden and enjoy a BBQ on the patio
After dinner, plan your activities in front of the log fire
Lovely conversion on a smallholding with all your creature comforts
View towards the front of the property
A lovely spot to put on your boots and go exploring
Entrance to the property
Detached property with a private garden
Well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a meal
Spacious kitchen/diner flooded with natural light
Bath or shower in the ground floor bathroom
Delightful bedroom with garden views
Lets take a look upstairs
Lovely twin zip-and-link bedroom, which can be a super-king-size on request
Designed for a good night's sleep
Take a leisurely shower in the first floor shower room
View from the master bedroom
Meet some of the residents on the smallholding
Come and meet Teddy and the kids
Your enclosed rear garden with lots of space and open views
View towards the back of the property
Breath-taking walks to be taken right on your doorstep
The Shrophire hills to admire
Visit the market town of Ludlow with its independent shops, and eateries
Breath-taking views of the River Teme and Ludlow castle, well worth a visit
Visit the ‘town of books’ Hay-on-Wye full of Welsh and English history
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2 / 34   Open the French doors to the private garden and enjoy a BBQ on the patio
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4 / 34  After dinner, plan your activities in front of the log fire
5 / 34  Lovely conversion on a smallholding with all your creature comforts
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7 / 34  View towards the front of the property
8 / 34  A lovely spot to put on your boots and go exploring
9 / 34  Entrance to the property
10 / 34  Detached property with a private garden
11 / 34  Well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a meal
12 / 34  Spacious kitchen/diner flooded with natural light
13 / 34  Bath or shower in the ground floor bathroom
14 / 34  Delightful bedroom with garden views
15 / 34  Lets take a look upstairs
16 / 34  Lovely twin zip-and-link bedroom, which can be a super-king-size on request
17 / 34  Designed for a good night's sleep
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19 / 34  Take a leisurely shower in the first floor shower room
20 / 34  View from the master bedroom
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22 / 34  Meet some of the residents on the smallholding
23 / 34  Come and meet Teddy and the kids
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25 / 34  Your enclosed rear garden with lots of space and open views
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28 / 34  View towards the back of the property
29 / 34  Breath-taking walks to be taken right on your doorstep
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31 / 34  The Shrophire hills to admire
32 / 34  Visit the market town of Ludlow with its independent shops, and eateries
33 / 34  Breath-taking views of the River Teme and Ludlow castle, well worth a visit
34 / 34  Visit the ‘town of books’ Hay-on-Wye full of Welsh and English history

Badgers Drift

Presteigne (2.5mls W), Mid Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 3
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached property with private garden, set in an idyllic smallholding
  • Enjoy walking, cycling or horse riding within the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Shropshire Hills
  • Visit Presteigne with its monthly market, National Trust’s Croft and medieval castles, and gardens
Property code: 75066

 A detached property with a homely feel; enjoy your favourite creature comforts, a private garden and endless scenery. Explore the heritage, culture and countryside in Mid Wales and its borders.

The nearby town of Presteigne boasts a monthly market, local produce, shops, pubs, eateries and a varied events programme including the popular arts and music festival and the vintage car weekend. Should you wish to further explore the area you can visit the Judge's Lodgings, National Trust's Croft Castle or Berrington Court and Gardens, or other medieval castles at Ludlow or Stokesay. Other places of interest in the local area include the 'black and white trail', the Elan Reservoir, the Shropshire Hills, and the towns of Leominster, Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow. There are historic sites to see, cultural events to attend, culinary delights to savour and activities such as walking, cycling and horse riding to enjoy. (Please check admittance for the various attractions).

In 2019 this cottage was creatively refurbished to foster a luxurious home from home location. The front door opens onto the kitchen/diner with high ceilings, exposed beams and is perfect for an evening of board games in front of the roaring log burner (first basket of logs kindly left ready for use). The kitchen is well-equipped including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and there is a large dining table with plenty of space to enjoy a feast. As you move into the spacious lounge there is a coal effect electric fire, comfy sofas and Smart TV/DVD, perfect for tranquil nights in watching some of your favourite classic films or you can open the French doors to the private garden and enjoy a charcoal BBQ on the patio. On the ground floor you will also find a stylish bathroom, with shower over bath and WC. Head up the spiral staircase to the first floor where you will come across a shower room with shower and WC and two bedrooms to choose from. The first is a king-size bedroom and the second, the twin zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request at time of booking).

Set in a 13.5-acre smallholding, you can relax in the private garden and enjoy the charcoal BBQ or adventure out along one of the many footpaths located within walking distance of your front door. If you prefer cycling to walking there is a lockable bike store on the property and plenty of adventurous terrain and hills to enjoy.

There is ample parking to the front of Badgers Drift, please note that the property is located near to the owners home although privacy is assured.

  • 2 Bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request at time of booking)
  • 1 Ground floor bathroom and 1 shower room on the first floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Travel cot and high chair provided
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample secure off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Lockable bike store
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sally Thomas

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Colin, 3rd May 2024

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All good, a very pleasant holiday, thank you very much. Nice touch to provide eggs , Welsh cakes and cake on arrival . Very clean and comfortable . The owners could not have been more welcoming to us. Many thanks !

Reviewed by David, 22nd April 2024

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We had a fantastic time at this wonderful cottage. The setting is sublime, so quiet and peaceful. The cottage is well equipped and cozy, had everything we needed and more. The livestock were endlessly entertaining, cottage guide is super and we did all the walks suggested including 3 from the gate. Scenery everywhere is fabulous and we and 2 dogs lRead moreoved exploring the little towns, Iron Age settlements. Etc. so much is within an easy drive, stand out for us was the Hergest ridge walk. Recommended Hide

Reviewed by Mike, 12th April 2024

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Reviewed by Edward, 5th April 2024

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Just spent a great week at Badgers Drift. Had some wonderful walks, discovered the Elan Valley, went to Ludlow, visited Aberystwyth for the day and other local towns. The cottage is well equipped and was a very comfortable base for our holiday.

Reviewed by David, 29th March 2024

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Reviewed by Derek, 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Janet, 20th August 2023

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Reviewed by Jane, 4th August 2023

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Wonderful holiday home with everything you need. The location is beautiful, set in a peaceful rural location. Much bigger than we expected with more than enough room for 4 adults. Charming garden with benches and dining table to enjoy.

Reviewed by Hazel, 28th July 2023

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This cottage is a gem - comfortable, spacious, well equipped, nicely furnished, bright and spotlessly clean. The garden is lovely and perfect for dogs too. The owners are very friendly and helpful but never intrusive, their horses, goats, ducks and chickens are delightful and add to the ambience. There is good walking from the door and many places Read moreand villages to visit nearby - don't miss the 5,000 year old Yew tree in the pretty churchyard nearby. Hazel Hide

Reviewed by Angeline, 21st July 2023

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We loved Badger's Drift, it was home from home. The dog and children were immediately comfortable and we cooked all our meals in the kitchen. Comfortable beds and thoughtful touches like dog towels and blankets were provided. The location was great for walks, close to town for things we needed and not too far to drive for day trips to the Elan VallRead moreey and Hay-on-Wye. Thank you, we had a wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 23rd June 2023

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Very peaceful and quiet location. Fantastic walks in the area and the local village is very welcoming. the garden was perfect for our boxer dog very well enclosed.

Reviewed by Andrea, 27th May 2023

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A very peaceful retreat in a beautiful area with so much to see and do. The cottage has everything you need and the owners are very welcoming and ready with suggestions for days out.

Reviewed by Lyn, 12th May 2023

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Its our second time here at badgers drift and we just love it. We love the area, the hosts are fantastic, friendly and welcoming. The cottage has everything you need. We will be back. Its a great place!

Reviewed by Gill, 5th May 2023

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Absolutely loved our week.. we were so chilled and if we didn't want to do anything it was comfortable to spend time at home. Our dogs were obsessed by the neighbour chickens and often went out to meet them. We saw wildlife in the field from the lounge and wild birds flying over. Lovely walks with our dogs and streams galore which they loved paddliRead moreng in. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Mike, 14th April 2023

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Great cottage, very well equipped. Would recommend

Reviewed by Wendy, 24th March 2023

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Lovely spacious, comfortable cottage in quiet location. Excellent base, for walking, either directly from site or onto Offa's Dyke. Really good for dogs, and really friendly owners.

Reviewed by Rachel, 24th December 2022

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Perfect comfy cottage for a family get away!!. Totally off the beaten track and some fair dog walks. Ludlow is about 40 mins drive and quaint. The farm is lovely and the owners are so welcoming.. The chickens are super friendly. The cottage was very well equipped with EVERTHING we could have needed. Thank you for a great stay.

Reviewed by Wendy, 14th November 2022

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Beautiful location and cottage very comfortable

Reviewed by Rachel, 11th November 2022

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Superb cottage - very comfortable.Excellent location

Reviewed by Susan, 30th September 2022

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Beautiful cottage Well equipped Comfortable beds (very important) Lovely enclosed garden which is a sun trap with lots of seating Couldnt fault this property Owners seem to have thought of everything making our stay memorable

Reviewed by David, 23rd September 2022

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Very clean and comfortable. Only two of us and our dog so had a large sofa each. Heaven. Lovely part of the world.

Reviewed by Amanda, 16th September 2022

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A well equipped, comfortable and beautiful cottage in a peaceful location.

Reviewed by Vivian, 14th July 2022

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Would definitely stay here again if visiting the area! The place was spacious, clean and welcoming, and the generous dining table meant that it could handle a host of different activities without feeling cramped. You could easily set up a laptop or "workstation" at the end of the table, while still being able to have meals and spend quality time toRead moregether without moving things around. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by John, 20th May 2022

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A lovely cottage in an idyllic setting with fantastic walking from the front door. A real natural detox! The cottage was light and airy with all of the home comforts that you would want to fully relax. Everywhere takes a long time to get to but I guess that's just the point! Breathe!

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The cottage nestled into the countryside
 Open the French doors to the private garden and enjoy a BBQ on the patio
After dinner, plan your activities in front of the log fire
Lovely conversion on a smallholding with all your creature comforts
View towards the front of the property
A lovely spot to put on your boots and go exploring
Entrance to the property
Detached property with a private garden
Well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a meal
Show 22 moreSpacious kitchen/diner flooded with natural light

Location

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1/3 Deposit

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