Bishop’s is a stylish and spacious, first-floor apartment within Eastnor House, an 18th-Century Ledbury town house. The accommodation sleeps two in a large super-king size bedroom (can be a twin on request), and has a comfortable dining-living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a large shower room (with walk-in shower, W.C., wash basin). Within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre, Bishop’s is ideal as a couple’s retreat or for two friends sharing.
Bishop’s can be rented with the adjacent Barn (sleeps 4) and Drying House (sleeps 4), to accommodate 10 guests in total.
Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays. If you are found to be in breach of this, you will be asked to leave the property and reported.
Located in a quiet courtyard off Ledbury’s High Street, two-minutes’ walk from the heart of Ledbury with its many coffee shops, cafes, independent shops and art galleries, Bishop’s is a stylish first-floor apartment within an 18th Century Ledbury town house with plenty of room for a couple or two friends.
Steps lead up to the private entrance which opens into a large tiled hallway, where guests can remove outdoor shoes and hang up coats. Ahead is a spacious living-dining area with a woodburner-effect fireplace, smart TV, comfy, moss-green sofa and a large dining table. The kitchen has everything guests need for a self-catering stay, including a washing machine. The bedroom, also with a TV, has a super-king size bed, which can be set up as a twin on request. Adjacent to the bedroom is the shower room, with walk-in shower, W.C., and wash basin.
To the front of Bishop’s is a large, gravelled parking area with decking areas and lots of floral garden pots. Car access is via Worcester Road, while guests can take a short public footpath from the parking area to emerge on the High Street opposite the famous Feathers Hotel. Though there isn’t a set outside seating area for guests at Bishop’s, please ask the caretakers if you would like to sit outside and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Entrance and Hallway:
Guests ascend four steps from the courtyard and enter Bishop’s through a private front door, which opens into the tiled hallway. Here you’ll find a handy seat to sit on while taking off outdoor shoes, and a covered alcove, concealing ironing and cleaning equipment.
The cosy Living Room features a three-seater, velvety, moss-green sofa, a 43” smart TV and an electric wood burner-effect fireplace. Above the TV is shelving providing a home for books, games and local guides. Behind the sofa is the dining area, furnished with a dresser (holding crockery and serving dishes) and a large oval dining table with four chairs. An antique bureau at the window opens to reveal local interest leaflets and space to write or work at a computer.
The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, washing machine, oven/hob, fridge/freezer and microwave (see Facilities for full list). The kitchen has two doors, one leads directly from the kitchen to the dining area and the other to the hallway. While you stand doing the washing up you can look down the courtyard towards Bishop’s sister properties, The Barn and The Drying House.
This lovely bedroom is decorated in calming white with taupe, green and orange accents. The room features a super-king size double bed (can be set up as a twin on request), a wall-mounted TV, bedside tables with reading lamps, a chest of drawers with a large mirror over and a long mirror behind the door. Original features include the built-in wardrobe and fireplace (decorative only).
Immediately beside the bedroom is the bathroom, featuring a walk-in shower, with overhead and hand-held shower, a dual flush W.C., a wash basin, two heated towel rails and a wide windowsill to accommodate personal items and a mirror.
To the front of Bishop’s is a large, gravelled parking area with decking and lots of floral garden pots. Though there isn’t a set outside seating area for Bishop’s, please ask the caretakers if you would like to sit outside and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom in a super-king size bed (can be twin on request)
1 bathroom with walk-in shower, wash basin, W.C.
Parking for 1 car
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided, plus 2 cotton robes
Kitchen starter consumables: e.g. teabags, instant coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper
Heating and hot water e.g. via gas/oil central heating with individual thermostat controls.
TV x2: Living Room, Smart TV; Bedroom, TV with Freeview
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) coffee pot, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer, clothes pegs, outdoor washing line
Dog friendly: max. 1 small dog – to be kept on a lead at all times when outside
Outside seating area – available on request
Baby/Child Equipment: highchair and travel cot (cot linen not supplied)
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
There is a Spar and Testo Superstore, as well as various markets. Ledbury has a market under the Market House on Tuesdays and Saturdays, where you can buy local breads, cheeses, organic vegetables, garden plants and local arts and crafts. Max the fishmonger is at Market House on Tuesdays and Fridays. Also on Fridays, Ledbury Country Market - a co-operative run by members and volunteers - sells homemade, home grown and handmade local produce produced by local people. Find them at The Burgage Hall just off the High Street.
Sitara (150 metres)
The Malthouse Cafe and Gallery (0.2 miles)
Olive Tree (0.3 miles)
Walking visitors to Ledbury are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking, with paths and trails throughout the local area and further afield, including in the Malverns, along Offa’s Dyke and the stunning Wye Valley, and there are at least three walking festivals every year. The Herefordshire Trail is a 150-mile route that links the five market towns of Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Leominster and Bromyard, along with some of the picturesque villages and hamlets for which Herefordshire is renowned. The Wye Valley Walk runs for 136 miles from Plynlimon in mid-Wales (near the source of the River Wye) to Chepstow in Monmouthshire (where the Wye joins the Severn Estuary). The walk enters Herefordshire at Hay-on-Wye and leaves the county after 57 miles, just north of Monmouth. It is a clearly waymarked walk, following the route of the river, either along riverside paths or in wooded sections, giving excellent views of the Wye valley from the surrounding hills.
Places to Visit:
Market House (0.2 miles)
Eastnor Castle (2.6 miles)
Coddington Vineyard (4.5 miles)
Train - Ledbury station (0.8 miles) offers direct service to Paddington and Euston
Taxis - Ledbury Private Hire, Filip Taxi Ledbury, G&T Private Hire
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Points of Note
Parking for one car
Dog friendly: one well behaved is welcome (with a charge of £25 per pet on booking)
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Bishops was lovely and a great location for exploring the area. Ledbury itself was lovely too, with lots of independent shops right on the doorstep. We had a lovely stay.
We really enjoyed our week in this small close so near to the town centre. The caretakers looked after us and made us so welcome. The property is very well cared for with plants outside and is part of an interesting collection of buildings. The bedroom does back onto a road but the traffic is very quiet overnight, but this may be a problem for others. The only downside for us was that those windows do not open and we did have hot weather. It is a small flat but because it is well designed it doesn't feel so when staying there.
The location is really good for walking and visiting other towns too.
We had a great stay for 3 nights in the cottage. Very spacious with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Lovely welcome of a fruit cake on arrival that was delicious and made locally. Hot water was plentiful and waterfall shower was great. Bed was very comfy, and we were not disturbed by road traffic noise during the night. Lots of choice of restaurants and bars in the town - all following covid safety procedures We cycled to the Weston’s cider mill and walked to Eastnor Castle, so didn’t use our car while we were there Would thoroughly recommend
A lovely apartment in a great location. Would definitely recommend.
Expect a tasteful and roomy apartment in a characterful renovation together with easy access to amenities- a great place to base yourselves to explore the Malvern Hills and surrounding towns
As a last minute booking with not much choice given the ongoing Coranavirus pandemic, we took a punt on Bishops, Ledbury and we are so glad that we did! Set just back from the main High Street in Ledbury this lovely apartment had everything we needed for our staycation. Decorated to a high standard, it really does have a cosy feel to it and the little attention to detail such as welcome cake, washing up liquid, washing powder, salt & pepper etc. were very much appreciated. There is a little bit of traffic noise in the bedroom but not enough to prevent us getting a good night sleep. We took our 8 month old son with us and there was plenty of room in the bedroom for a travel cot and the high-chair provided was brilliant. The on-site managers (who live next door) were very friendly and only too happy to help with anything. The apartment is ideally situated - less than 2 minute walk and you are on the high street, 10 minutes and you can be at Easton Castle and the Malvern Hills. We enjoyed our stay so much, that we are already looking forward to returning.
Located in the centre of historic Ledbury, Bishop’s is the perfect base for exploring Ledbury - increasingly popular for its poetry and food festivals - and the wider areas of Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. Within a minute’s walk of Ledbury’s cobbled medieval streets and famous timber-framed buildings, notably the 17th-Century, Grade 1 listed Market Hall which is still the site of a twice-weekly market on Tuesday and Saturday. This thriving market town has plenty of tea rooms, coffee shops and restaurants to choose from (should guests want a break from self-catering), plus antique shops, craft shops, and art galleries.
Ledbury is ideally situated to explore some of the UK’s most stunning natural areas, including the Cotswolds, the Wye Valley and Symonds Yat, the Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains. All these areas provide the perfect opportunity to get outside and walk, run, cycle, kayak, fish, play golf or go climbing.
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