Take some time to meander through the woods, make your way to the lovely nature reserve of Brilley Dingle, or if you are feeling energetic why not try part of the 150 miles of The Hereford Way which passes through our lane.

If you wish to travel further afield, then Offas Dyke is easily accessible, and local town Kington is a walking hub with regular walking festivals throughout the year.  

Hergest Ridge and Hay Bluff both offer fantastic walks with easy parking and breathtaking views.

Canoeing & Kayaking

The river Wye runs directly below us just out of sight but within easy walking distance, providing many access points, with Whitney toll bridge a great place to start. For hiring a canoe, Glasbury to Whitney is a comfortable day trip. There are many local hire firms and all will pick you up and return you to your car when finished.

We can offer you  secure storage for your own Kayak or canoe in our barn. 



There are many miles of quiet roads to explore.

Hay on Wye is a gentle 5 miles away, with its many book shops and cafes, and Kington is only 6 miles away on a quiet, but up and down, road. 

The nearby Brecon Beacons has miles of superb mountain biking, including the near legendary Gap Route.

We have ample secure storage room for your bikes and hanging space for your muddy clothing to dry off.

Drovers Cycles, in Hay on Wye, can supply all your cycling needs 

Eating Out

We have two pubs within easy walking distance however, both are a stiff up-hill return.

The Rhydspence Inn - This is our local and we love it. Lawrie and Mark will give you a warm welcome and wholesome food in a traditional black and white setting.

The Boat at Whitney - This is a great place to end your canoe trips with home cooked food in a lively atmosphere

The Cider Barn - Exceptional food in Pembridge, a delightful stop on the black and white village trail.

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Our local petrol garage at Whitney is open from 7 till 7, also a spar and coffee shop, it is just 5 mins drive away.

There is also a well-stocked Co-op in Hay on Wye. 

Interesting Shopping  

Hay on Wye is the nearest small town, known for its famous book shops, it is often described as ‘’the town of books’’, and is both the National Book Town of Wales and the site of the annual Hay Festival. Hay also has some great independent retailers, loads of fabulous cafes, a post office, chemists, hairdressers, and a weekly Thursday market.

comfort in the countryside

Things to do


A lovely market town with its famous Cathederal housing the Mappa Mundi and chained library.

Hergest Croft Gardens

Near Kington, the gardens have stunning spring and autumn colour and over 5,000 varieties of rare trees and shrubs set in over 70 acres.

Hampton Court

Beautiful formal and ornamental grounds with a maze and sunken garden.