Self-Catering Kington

The School Room Kington, Herefordshire

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From: €248 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Property Description

Holiday home
The School Room is a studio cottage, dating back to the 1830's and is located near the Welsh borders in the town of Kington. This upper ground floor cottage comprises of an open plan studio living area with a double bed, fitted kitchen, dining area and a sitting area which contains two single sofa beds, along with a separate shower room. There is also storage area for two bicycles and free parking in the town square 100 metres from the cottage. With many walks, cycle routes and attractions nearby, The School Room is a lovely cottage for a break in the Herefordshire countryside. Note: Property can sleep max 2 adults and 2 children

Accomodation Details
All upper-ground-floor. Spacious open plan studio living area with king-size double bed, fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with two single sofa beds. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Known as the 'centre of walking', the town of Kington, near the Welsh borders has many shops, pubs and restaurants. The area has many walking routes, plus the attractions nearby include Eastnor Castle, Hergest Croft Gardens, the Offa's Dyke Path and the Mortimer Trail. Further afield with its many books and antique shops is Hay-on-Wye and the cathedral city of Hereford is also worth visiting.

Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye.

Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi, books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Storage area for two bicycles. Free parking in town square 50 metres from property (guests can pull up outside property to load/unload). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 mins walk. Note: Five stone steps up to front door, further four steps inside property. Note: Property can sleep max 2 adults and 2 children

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Fridge
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

August 2023
After reading the reviews this seemed a lively place to stay, but our experience was different, We arrived on the Friday evening and it was not as advertised on sykes website, with scaffolding on the building, so couldnt access the garden that is pictured on Sykes website. The lady advised us when we arrived about scaffolding and building work, but we should have been advised of this before we arrived. Shower had body hair in, cups and teapot dirty needed a good bleach, we had to wash cutlery also as that was not clean. stains on the sofa couches ( that tbh were just couches with an arm that should fold down but didn't stay down and extremely uncomfortable. When we spoke to the owner, she explained that it was because of the cleaner, however the owner lived on site, she should really be checking everything before visitors arrive. Needless to sat we left.
Emmaline H
January 2023
We have just returned from our stay at The school room and wanted to write a review as my husband, son and I had a lovely time staying here. We had the most relaxing time and found it such a peaceful, tranquil location. We had the best nights sleep in a long time. It’s a truly stunning apartment and to be honest we all fell in love with the place.
Ulric S
September 2020
Our family of four had a wonderful stay in this cosy and homely room. Everything in one large square open plan space, separated by a couple of cast iron pillars, each corner has its function. Everyone can spread out and still feel cosy regardless of which corner they are in. The owners live upstairs and are ever so friendly and helpful, we felt very welcome, with a few fun touches for the children as well. Everything worked, with equipment like the hob and oven being to a very high standard. The (blue) front door is literally a doorstep to Offa's Dyke path which passes along the street outside, and for cyclists there are several possible routes which are not too hilly or busy with traffic. With Kington being right on the border with Wales, there is stunningly beautiful if different landscapes on either side of the border: the gentle Herefordshire hills are a patchwork quilt of yellows and greens, while the more rugged side in Wales offers dramatically steep hills. During our stay we also enjoyed paddling and swimming in several local rivers, it really is a wonderful area!
Mr Grier
September 2020
We had a lovely time in this unusual property.. It was light & roomy and situated in a picturesque part of the country with plenty of walking opportunities and places to visit. We even enjoyed staying indoors when the weather was wet! We woul love to revisit.
Mr Grier, September 2020
August 2020
Most enjoyed location and ease of flat with good balance between period features and comfort.. Owner was friendly and unobtrusive during my short stay :-)
Miss Lobley, August 2020
August 2020
As an agency I found Sykes Holiday Cottages very helpful and pleasant to deal with, they made me feel like they cared about both my holiday and the cottage owner.. Well done guys, great service. The School Room at Kington is delightful. Very well equipped and cleverly designed, beautifully decorated, we loved it. Photos do not do it justice. The owner left us prosecco and delicious biscuits as a welcome and was very kind and easy to deal with. The room was also spotlessly clean which was great. Kington itself is a fun little town to stay in and the area is beautiful with lots of interesting and attractive places to explore. If you like to walk, cycle, enjoy the countryside, history, art and coffee with delicious cakes this is a great place to be!
Mrs Arnold, August 2020
November 2019
Great room in good central town position with plenty of pubs and cafes in walking distance.. Good area to visit with lots to see and do, lovely scenery.
Jenny E
August 2019
The whole process of booking, communication, directions to the property and key collection went very smoothly. Although one room, the accommodation is very spacious & indeed bigger than many apartments, with comfortable furniture. The kitchen is very well equipped, the WiFi excellent, the bed comfortable, cable TV and lots of books and games. The hosts were friendly but not intrusive. We would happily recommended the property to others.,
Carol L
July 2019
Stayed here with two friends for a as we were attending a wedding in Shobden. What an absolute gem of a place. Very clean and comfortable. Well equipped. Delightful. The owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We left early to return home so missed being able to thank them. Will definitely return. Such a lovely part of the country and Kington was great.
Mr Greenan
May 2019
We have stayed here before and it is always ready on time and has all we need it is clean and tidy and close to the town easy walk to pubs etc..
Mr Emery
May 2019
The apartment is fantastic.. If we are ever back in the area we would definitely check out the availability here first.
Mr Baker
December 2018
The Schoolroom was a sheer delight, for two; we spent Christmas at this lovely historic border town in England but only a stone's throw from Wales with brecon beacons, ludlow, black and white villages and gorgeous elan valley very near.. The historic house was great with views on clear days to bradnor hill, Well equipped (except freezer) with good tv with sky and wide range of books. Owners very friendly and even put up christmas tree and fairy lights, Well stocked coop and excellent nisa short walk down one of the many hilly footways, away from traffic, in this stone built village. We are entranced by the marches this is our sixtieth week spent here in the last 45 years. Mr Lewis the butcher sells super pies We discovered a Victorian local woman (Ella Leather of Weobley) had collected wax cyclinder recordings in the 1900s of herefordshire folk tunes and carols for Cecil Sharp's English Folk Song Society, two of which RVW transcribed as part of his fantastia on christmas carols in 1912. We listened while there on the pc - magical.
Mr Kemp
November 2018
Excellent, nice quiet place just right for what I needed for my stay away from home.. This self-contained room is well kept and in a good location. The kitchen facilities were as good as you need if you wanted to cook and the inclusion of a washing machine and full electric oven could be a bonus if you needed it. I would stay there again if I was ever in the area in the future.
Mr Lawrence
September 2018
The school house was lovely.. It was cosy and warm with everything you might need for a holiday stay. There's a lovely delicatessen down the road to get fresh bread in the mornings. It's very quiet and a perfect based for walking holidays or exploring the area by car. The bed was very comfortable. The two sofas are sofa beds and my daughter slept very well on it.
Mrs Sempers
August 2018
The old school room was very clean and comfortable.. The little touches like having tea and coffee and the selection of books, games and dvds were great. The owners themselves were lovely and very helpful. We had a lovely week and would highly recommend it.
Mr Fitzgeorge
August 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay..
Ms Norman
August 2018
It was a brilliant place to stay with a friendly host who quickly responded to a request for a china tea pot (with cosy! ) Lovely big room with everything we needed in a great little town. Also really good place to store our bicycles which can be a problem for us sometimes.
Mr Lyon
August 2018
Highly recommended, lovely room, lovely area and really nice people..
Ms Duale
July 2018
Easy booking, both the location and amenities at the cottage exceeded our expectations.. We had a fabulous week relaxing in the cottage and exploring the area.
Ms Willmer
June 2018
The School Room is at a great location - just a short walk from downtown Kington and local walking paths.. The room is spacious, but feels cosy. I have plenty of space to open my suitcase and spread out I very much appreciate the comfortable bed, and the extra blankets available. I am also able to turn the heat on as needed, and the shower has plenty of hot water. (Uncomfortable beds, and lack of heat and hot water have been issues at other places I have stayed). The beautiful house is stone, so it stays cool in the summer heat. The room is also very quiet, so no worries about being woken up in the middle of the night by loud neighbors. Sarah and Roger are lovely people; they are very friendly and make sure you're comfortable. Parking spaces are available just seconds away by foot in The Square. The kitchen includes a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator, plenty of supplies to cook if you want to. I'm lazy and don't cook when I visit, and there's plenty of local options for meals, including yummy take-out fish and chips, or chinese food to eat in the flat. Kington itself is lovely, with two butchers shops, several local restaurants and pubs, and The Border Bean coffee shop which has excellent sandwhiches and soups, and delicious homemade deserts. My visits to Kington are to take care of my Mum, who is in a wheelchair. The Kington community is always kind and helpful as I wheel her around the shops. I recommend the School Room to anyone staying in Kington, and recommend Kington to anyone interested in staying in the area.
September 2017
We had a lovely two weeks in the Schoolroom. It was really comfortable and spacious. A real home from home. Every thing we needed. The kitchen was well equipped too. We went on some really lovely walks around the area. A lovely relaxing holiday.
Mrs Hempsall
September 2017
Very comfortable accommodation.. Ideal base for exploring the area. Only negative is no parking on holiday premises.
September 2017
Very comfortable , spacious, light and really well equipped studio school room.. Lovely view of Bradnor hill. Very friendly and helpful owners. Great wifi connection. Very peaceful location despite being only minutes walk into town. Countryside is beautiful and this place is a great location for walking from doorstep, so many joining paths as well as offas dyke giving great circular walks.
Mrs Chapman
June 2016
Quaint and unusual setting, and very nicely done out. Everything we needed was provided with an excellent range of kitchen equipment and crockery. The old schoolroom atmosphere was lovely, and the little courtyard a delight.
Mr Johnson
November 2015
This property was plenty roomy for my wife and I. There were great views of the surrounding hills from the living room. Everything was clean and well stocked. The area is quiet and within easy walking distance of everything in Kington. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there.
Mrs Friedman
October 2015
We absolutely loved the space and were extremely happy to have been able to stay there. It was a picturesque setting and provided our small family a lovely place to relax. We made full use of the kitchen and we had access to all the comforts of home. Our hostess was extremely kind and we enjoyed meeting her.
Miss Seales
August 2015
This cottage was absolutely beautiful. The furnishings and décor made this a very pleasant place to be.
Mr Kesseler
May 2015
This is a lovely comfortable apartment with everything in one large room. The welcome was good and the town is delightful.
April 2015
A lovely stay in a beautifully sleepy town with excellent walking routes and access to some of the best scenery the country has to offer.
Mr Bunyan
January 2015
Excellent accommodation and friendly owners. Very clean and well laid out, nice and warm and perfectly well equipped for self catering. Very comfortable bed. The area is beautiful and we would love to stay again.
January 2015
I loved everything about this venue. The lovely little courtyard, the views from the large Georgian windows across the hills in the one direction and towards the village square from the other. It was comfortable, very well equipped and so central to everything and everywhere. Walking into the town was easy, the public transport was accessible too and the owner was very helpful and friendly.There were so many interesting places to visit, all within a manageable distance. Less than an hour away. Hay-on-Wye. Hereford, Ludlow and of course right on the border with Wales. A perfect mixture and I would definitely visit again.
Ms Taylor
October 2014
The uniqueness and style of the room was wonderful. The old school room is centrally located in Kington, close to shops and pubs and is perfect for couples.
Ms Storch
October 2014
The Schoolroom is very private and it was a delight spending a week in a property filled with so much character. The owners were warm and welcoming on arrival and you knew they were there if needed. The position was great. Green hills to the back and the delightful square to the side and only a short walk down into the quaint High Street of Kington. I loved the fact that you could use the bus if you wanted to for trips to surrounding areas. Most enjoyable week.
Mrs Gwatkin
September 2014
The School Room was unusual, as it was all contained in one very large room. However, this was cleverly arranged with well defined areas and very tasteful furnishings and fittings. Ideal for a couple (as we were) and spotlessly clean throughout. Car parking was very close and we had no difficulties in finding a space. Information and pictures were excellent before the visit. Owner helpful and friendly.
Mrs Ward
June 2014
A lovely peaceful location but close to the town of Kington and all it's amenities, which was brilliant. The landlady was lovely, did not bother us at all but was there if we needed anything. It was a perfect week and we feel really refreshed and relaxed. Beautiful accommodation, I feel we will visit there again.
Mrs Begin
May 2014
The accommodation was spacious, comfortable and full of character. It was great to have towels and linens included, and other special touches. It is situated in a beautiful area, and we particularly enjoyed Hergest Croft Gardens on the outskirts of Kington.
Mr Fell
March 2014
For our needs the property was ideally situated as we were in the area to visit friends and family and also to sight see and walk. The are good bus connections so we did not have to rely on driving each day.
Mr Boardman
February 2014
Very welcoming and accommodating owner. The room was exactly as advertised and had a lovely character and feel to it. Really well furnished kitchen, considering the age of the property, and the WiFi was very reliable. Overall, a really lovely, relaxing place to stay that I'd recommend to everyone.
Mr Russell
January 2014
Spacious open plan with some antique furniture spread around a delightful setting. Situated In a village brimming with history, antique shops, buildings, modern supermarkets and outstanding countryside. Very helpful owners and located only minutes from shops, pubs and restaurant. Great value for money.
December 2013
My wife and I loved this converted school room. Spacious main area with purpose-built little bathroom incorporated in one corner of the large room. We especially loved the 2 large sofas where we could both stretch out luxuriously after a stiff walk in the surrounding hills. The place was beautifully warm. Kitchen generally well equipped, though a few half pint tumblers would have come in useful (there were only small or pint sized glasses). This is not a criticism, but the property only having one room means the first person up in the morning has to be very considerate about putting the light on if the other person is still fast asleep. As a suggestion, curtaining off the whole bed area would make all the difference. Owners very friendly. Kington had loads of character and charm, and the school room was brilliantly located for wandering into town within 2 mins. Would definitely consider returning.
Mr Mrs bunday
September 2013
Very friendly owners. Appreciated them letting us arrive early. Excellent lighting in property. The two sofas were absolutely wonderful, the most comfortable seating we have enjoyed in any holiday let. Property beautifully warm. Bed extremely spacious and comfortable.
Ms Colegate
June 2013
Lovely studio apartment for two. Owner very pleasant and helpful.
Mr Zallmann
May 2013
Overall experience was great, owners are very welcoming with a stunning property in a great location.
Ms Bowcott
September 2012
The studio apartment was the perfect holiday accomodation for both of us. All utensils supplied for kitchen which was great. A very friendly, courteous and helpful landlady!
Mr Moore
August 2012
The School Room was perfect for us as a couple. It was a great base for walking and exploring; the owners provided a vast wealth of information on the surrounding area, which was greatly appreciated.
Mr Heaton
July 2012
Property is well situated in Kington - quiet and peaceful. Lots of useful information provided about the area and walking leaflets. Range of TV channels if wanting to stay in and very comfortable sitting area. Plenty of opportunities to eat out but kitchen area well-stocked with utensils etc if eating in.
Mr Blayney
June 2012
The School Room is ideally placed for the Hay Festival and Brecon. Very comfortable and parking close by.
October 2011
The place was very homely and clean. The owner was very helpful and kind. We have a pleasant stay.(:
October 2011
The School Room was a pleasant,comfortable and very well-equipped place to stay. It was very close to shops, restaurants and pubs in Kington. Kington itself is a good centre for exploring Herefordshire and Mid-Wales, with good walks nearby. A very peaceful and relaxing place and a great change from our usual city life.
September 2011
my husband and i had a wonderful week staying at the school room a very comfortable clean home from home. A lovely place to come home to after a busy day walking. The school room is situated in the lovely town of kington with lots of interesting walks
Miss Sansom
August 2011
The accommodation was very comfortable and extremely well-equipped, everything was provided. It was close to all the amenities in the town and the owners were friendly and helpful.
Mr Bridge
July 2011
It was first class, all that could be hoped for and more. The owners were very thoughtful leaving milk/coffee/tea and fruit for our arrival. They were very pleasant and friendly and not at all intrusive. All in all, we couldn't speak highly enough of the whole package.
Mrs Cooper
July 2011
The School Room was a wonderful place to stay. We had a great time walking and exploring the surrounding area and had a very comfortable place to come home to at the end of the day. I would recommend the School Room - we had a really good weeks' stay. Many thanks.
Miss Blundell
June 2011
The School Room is in a lovely quiet spot, and yet there are many interesting places to visit nearby. We found the owners most helpful and the accommodation exceeded our expectations. The kitchen was very well equipped and there were a number of nice touches.
Mr Lawrence
May 2011
A warm welcome by the very helpful hosts. We enjoyed the thoughtful extras (milk, flowers, chocolates) for Easter. The School Room was spacious, and very comfortable - a home away from home. It was well equipped, WiFi internet worked perfectly, local information was provided in the well stocked bookshelf. Car parking was nearby and safe. We highly recommend the School Room and would like to come back another time.
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