Gamekeeper Cottage is the archetypal luxury country cottage retreat. It is just as you would imagine and perfect for an unforgettable escape.
This one-bedroom 18th century half-timbered gamekeeper's cottage sits on a hill with incredible views over the estate and woodlands towards the Black Mountains near Hay-on-Wye and the Skirrid towards Abergavenny.
For walkers, naturalists, historians, cyclists and golfers, there are 2 great courses nearby that will cause guests to fall in love with the area for the activities and facilities. Couples seeking that valuable escape will never forget it.
Gamekeeper Cottage Interior Sleeps 2 1 double bedroom 1 bathroom with shower Shower room and WC 1 utility room Hot Tub Open Fire
Interior Description Gamekeeper Cottage has a pristine homely but modern kitchen with a cream AGA, it leads into a comfortable sitting room and onto a terrace with a private hot tub. Is there anything better than a glass of fizz, with your favourite person, under the stars.
A cosy sitting room with sofas to curl up on to read or watch a film, is warm and welcoming, especially with the wood burner, for which we will provide the kindling and logs.
Climb the original staircase to the super kingsized bed and beautiful high quality bathroom, complete with walk-in shower, teardrop free-standing bath and plasma TV.
Take in the views while you sunbathe on the terrace, but feel free to explore the whole of this private estate at your leisure; this is your home during your stay. We have cleared special footpaths of about 6 miles in total for your own personal use.
Amenities - Oil Fired AGA - 1 Double Bedroom (double or twin with TV) - Hair Dryer - Central Heating - Log Burner - Underfloor Heating - External Utility Room - Washing Machine - Tumble Dryer - Dish Washer - Fridge/Freezer - Fridge - Iron & Ironing Board - Microwave - Food Processor - Electric Hob & Oven - Flat Screen TV - High Chair & Travel Cot available - Bed Linen, Bathrobes, Towels & Tea Towels - Telephone & Wifi - Washing Up Liquid, dishwasher tablets - Washing Powder & Fabric Conditioner - Kitchen roll & toilet rolls - Jacuzzi/Hot Tub.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
The beautiful county of Herefordshire offers over 1000 miles of predominately unspoiled (and often undiscovered) footpaths. Bespoke Treasure Trails and Walking There are 4 marked trails across the 800 acre estate, all varying in distance and terrain. They are named after the daughters of the family which own the estate, and each trail is marked by stakes denoting the initial letter. From a leisurely 2 mile stroll to a 6 mile hike, there's something for everyone.
There is also a fantastic 12 mile Treasure Trail, so you can see all the best bits of your estate, have fun and learn all about Brinsop Court Estate in the process. A specially-designed hand-drawn map features a poem about Brinsop with 24 blank spaces. Follow the marked trails and look out for the birdboxes featuring the missing words to complete the poem. First team back to base wins! Just select your £5 'Treasure Trail Map' when booking.
Cycle Hire Hop on your bike to collect the bread and milk from Tillington Village Store, or earn that pint at The Bell Inn. Whether you enjoy the paths around the estate or explore further afield, it's great to have a bike to hand. You're welcome to bring your own, or you can hire bikes out at £15 per bike per stay.
Birdwatching and animal spotting Brinsop has a dedicated crown of ornithologists and bird watchers who like nothing more than exploiting this rare and peaceful area for those special spots! - Roe deer - Nuthatch - Tree creeper - Nightjar - Hobby - Goshawk - Perregrin falcon - Muntjac - Canada Geese
Fishing The local area is awash with great spots for fly fishing and angling; feel free to ask for more information. There are 200 trout in the moat surrounding the manor house which you're welcome to start with! They are perfect to cook on the fire pit afterwards as the sun goes down.
Clay Pigeon Shooting The owners are able to bring in traps and guns for clay pigeon shooting if you fancy that real 'Lord of the Manor' experience and a little bit of friendly competition during your stay. Contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team for more details.
Creative Creative classes and experiences, events and conferences- just ask. Anything from photography, art, floristry and cookery to recitals, weddings and conferences. The Banqueting Hall and Elizabethan Library are great spaces to gather.
Walking - Offa's Dyke - Wye Valley Walk - Black Mountains - The Cat's Back, Abergavenny to Hay-on Wye - The Brecon Beacons - Tow path walks in Hereford
Canoeing - Canoe Hire from Hereford - Canoe Trips from Glasbury with Canadian Canoes or Double Canoes
Thrill seeking - Mountain biking - Mountain Boarding - Go-Karting - Pony Trekking and Horse Hire for all levels - Taste for Adventure
Quirky - Historical Treasure Hunts by car, foot and bike - Llama Trekking - Gliding - Trotting Races
Days Out - Cathedral and City Tours of Hereford - Mappa and Mundi and Chained Library - Black and White Trail - Clay Pigeon Shooting - Pick Your Own Local Produce - Herefordshire Racecourse - Point to Point Horse Racing
Local Produce - Churchbarn Farm Shop - Tillington Village Store - Oakchurch - Monkland Cheese Dairy
Restaurants - The Bell Inn, Tillington - Castle House, Hereford - The Thai Gallery, Hereford - Thai-on-Wye, Hereford - Hum-Ming Garden, Hereford - Stagg Inn at Titley (Mitchellin Starred) - The Limited Bookshop Restaurant, Hay-on-Wye - The Wellington, Hereford - Basmati, Stretton Sugwas - Tram Inn, Eardisley - The Green Man, Fownhope
Pubs - The Barrells, Hereford - The Crown Inn, Woolhope - The Victory, Hereford - Three Tuns, Hay-on-Wye - The Blue Boar, Hay-on-Wye
Cafes for Lunch - No 10, Broad Street, Hereford - The Flying Monkey, Aubrey Street, Hereford - The Antique Tea Shop, St Peters Street, Hereford - All Saints Cafe, High Street, Hereford
The owners believe a stay at Gamekeeper Cottage should be luxurious, relaxing and memorable.
They provide electricity, central heating, bathrobes, bed linen, towels and tea towels plus a welcome hamper of tea, coffee, milk, butter, bread, preserves, homemade cake, a basket of fruit and fresh flowers.
In addition, Oliver's VIP Concierge Team can organise a wide variety of services: Chef, Cleaner, Beautician, Hairdresser, Personal Trainer, Driver and even surprise celebrations for your guests.
Here are a few suggestions for items to bring along to truly make the most of this beautiful property in Herefordshire:
- Golf Clubs - Rods and Reels - Trainers - Rucksack - Paints and Brushes - Binoculars - Camera - Walking Boots - Mountain Bike - Wellies
- Security deposit: £500 - This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. - Energy costs: Included in the rental price. - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. - Arrival time: 4pm onwards. - Departure time: 10am. - Pets: Please enquire. - Smoking: No smoking in the property. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
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