The Benches

Luxurious, bright and airy 5 star accommodation sleeping 12, with outdoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub

6 en suite bedrooms, including one on the ground floor and one in the self-contained Riverview annex – 2 cots - large kitchen/diner – games room – living room – outdoor heated swimming pool – large hot tub – summerhouse with infrared sauna – 1 acre of grounds – large patio with BBQ (charcoal not provided) and outdoor seating – parking for 6 vehicles – Sonos wireless music system – wireless broadband – online grocery shopping available for delivery or collection from Waitrose, M&S, Tesco and Able & Cole.  Please note: This property owner may require a cautionary deposit of up to £500 three weeks before your arrival.

The Benches is a luxuriously spacious, bright and airy property; the decor is undeniably attractive - oak parquet flooring adds a warm ambience to the games room, lounge, bedroom 5 and in the Riverview annex, whilst there is stone tile flooring in the kitchen/dining room, with the added luxury of under-floor heating in the dining room. Woodburning stoves in the lounge, games room and dining room offer extra warmth and a cosy glow in the chillier months.

The kitchen/diner is ultra stylish and opens out through double patio doors onto the large terrace and on to the outdoor pool, with stunning views over the river and the valley beyond.

The kitchen is a fantastic sociable space, with plenty of up to the minute conveniences, including a 4-oven electric Aga with 2 hotplates and a large gas hob, a built-in Neff oven, and a microwave. There is also a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, separate fridge, dedicated bottle cooler, and a larder. Next to the kitchen, the dining room has a lovely big table with plenty of room for all, and a delightful outlook over the grounds.

French doors lead from the dining room out onto a sunny patio; opposite this is the summer house with table football, and a washing machine and tumble dryer. The ultimate in pampering, it has a Scandanavian style 4-person sauna ... guaranteed relaxation!

Next to the kitchen is a super games room, with a pool table and table football; this room has a contemporary style woodburning stove for extra warmth should you need it. From here a staircase rises to the first floor.

Continue through the games room to the lounge - a wonderfully homely room with plenty of sofas and chairs to sink into, a large TV, and a wood-burning stove set into a feature period fireplace, typical of the Arts & Crafts style.

The first floor is carpeted throughout, adding cosiness and warmth. With lots of natural light, Bedroom 1 is a large, double aspect room with a superking size bed. It has an en suite bathroom where you can lie back in the tub and take in the spectacular views across the valley.

Bedroom 2 is capacious, light and airy, with the option of a superking or twin beds according to your requirements. The en suite facilities include a double ended, freestanding bath - imagine relaxing in a tub full of bubbles whilst you gaze out over the garden... 

Bedroom 3 has a kingsize bed and the luxury of an en suite shower room.

Although a smaller room, Bedroom 4 has a charming balcony enjoying an outlook of the outdoor swimming pool and out over the River Wye. It also has a wonderful en suite shower room.

Bedroom 5 can be found on the ground floor, just off the kitchen; it has zip and link beds and an en suite shower room.

Just outside the kitchen, the veranda leads to a large terrace with a generously sized hot tub, and a fabulous 10 x 4m outdoor pool with a constant depth of 4ft. Of note are the far reaching countryside views, with distant hills in the background.

With lots of natural light, the self-contained Riverview annex has a double bed, an ensuite wet room and a small kitchenette, - and the most gorgeous outlook over the lower garden and the river.

Above the annex is a wooden decked terrace with beautiful views over the River Wye. The perfect place to sit and relax with a drink in these peaceful surroundings.

The one acre of gardens, lawns and apple orchard offer interest and tranquility. The large decked terrace/patio area with BBQ and garden furniture allows you to sit back and enjoy the stunning views of the River Wye and the valley beyond in complete privacy. The property also has (from Easter 2017) some lovely chunky play equipment to keep the children happy; with something for all ages we couldn't blame you if you didn't feel the need to leave The Benches, unless of course you want to explore and enjoy the many amenities the local area has to offer.

4-oven electric Aga - 1 built-in electric oven - gas hob - 1 microwave - 1 dishwasher - drinks fridge, fridge-freezer and separate fridge – automatic washing machine and tumble dryer – infrared sauna – hot tub - Sonos music system - 1 TV and DVD player - pool table and table football – duvets/linen/towels provided – 2 cots and highchairs – stairgates – childrens play area – patio furniture – BBQ (charcoal not provided) – summerhouse – pubs 0.5-1 mile - local shop 0.25 miles - main shops 0.5 miles. NB:Consideration required for neighbouring property. Strictly no fireworks or sky lanterns

Pets by prior arrangement £50 charge. Non-smokers only. Friday-Friday bookings. Short breaks available all year round.