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Guest Comments for The Hop Kiln

Testimonials for Hop Kiln

All the quotes below have been taken from our guest book - names have been with-held

Some of our lovely comments from 2015

Lovely well services cottage and pretty countryside. Thank you!


Then Hop Kiln was a brilliant place to stay and explore Herefordshire. Great accommodation, friendly owners and lovely countryside. Pembridge & Ludlow lovely to visit. A good time had by all. Would recommend x

Another fantastic week at Luntley! The kids loved making friends with the lambs and we all enjoyed keeping track of the births. Thanks to David and Sandra for being so welcoming and helpful (again) and special thanks to Paul for taking the time to chat about the sheep and lambs, and showing us so much - we hope we didn't get in the way! Sad to be leaving (assuming we can get the kids out of the barn) but sure we will be back. Hop Kiln is great fr space and we've loved being in here this time. Great weather this week, lots of walks and trips out - Croft Castle a favourite again, great food in Pembridge and we also tried the fantastic Indian in Weobley (Lal Bagh). The farm remains the main attraction though! Going home with lots of pictures, cider and memories. Thanks for everything!


A fabulous set of cottages! Thank you so much for providing a perfect venue for our wedding weekend. Naomi, Mum & bridesmaids stayed here and the other bridesmaids and best man and groom used the other cottages. The perfect venue for getting ready, celebrating & relaxing afterwards. Perfect! Thank you so much.

(Swansee & Hampshire)

Some of our lovely comments from 2014

Another wonderful stay, exploring the countryside and visiting the "Hay-on Wye" Literary festival. the accommodation is great for everyone in the family. W elook forward to coming back again!

(London & Bristol)

A warm welcome to the start of a perfect weekend break. Children have had the freedom to play and explore. The cottage is the perfect enviromentto hold all of us, with plenty of space for children to play. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to book again in the near future. Once again Thank you.

(Newport & Oakdale S. Wales)

Well appointed & equipped cottage. Great location for visiting the Merrily Watkin sites. A truly memorable long weekend.

(Langley, Berkshire)

Very nice I would come back here without hesitation. We've enjoyed the Hop Kiln- a combination of ancient and modern works marvellously. Thanks


Beautiful location, friendly, helpful proprietor. 3 young children enjoyed the open space and garden. Recommend - Kingfisher cruises, Perrygrove railway (for children) & Goodrich Castle. Would very much like to re-visit. Thanks

(Llanelli, S.Wales)

We've all had a great time at Hop Kiln. You can't beat this accommodation. Visits include - Dunkerton Cider , Kington, Pembridge, Ludlow, Monkland Cheese, Hop pocket Shopping, Hereford leisure pool and all in 4 days!

(Southampton & Nottongham)

A beautiful setting for a wonderful holiday, loved the countryside and the farm noises! A perfet location for visiting family as well as traditional country villages/shops - perfect, felt very much at home! Thank you Sandra & David for making us feel very welcome on your lovely farm!

(Portsmouth, Hampshire)

Arrived Friday evening to this beautiful picturesque farm cottage. A few hiccups but quickly resolved. Place fabulous and hospitality wondrful. Sandra made us feel so welcome. The places to visit have been endless and superb. All in all we had an absolutely fantastic time. The kids have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Would definitely have to come again. Thank you.

(Doncaster, S. Yorkshire)

Had a great time with son, daughter and their partners & grandchild Lilley. Could not have chosen a better place to stay. Will come back soon.


We all came as a family group and rented 3 cottages to celebrate my father's 80th & our daughters wedding. The cottages have been a wonderful base, especially Hop Kiln where we were all able to congregate for breakfast and to get ready for the wedding! The cottages are so well equipt with so many extras. We had a wonderful time and an extended holiday in Hop Kiln. We certainly would like to return again one day. We thoroughly enjoyed days out at Berrington Hall and Croft Castle - both National Trust Properties. Thank you Sandra for a lovely holiday home. The WIFI has been brilliant on the apple devices and tablets!

(Sussex, Devon, Cambridgeshire & France)

We've had a wonderful week, fantastically warm weather, great places to visit and a lovely homely tasteful holiday cottage. Thank you.


Great place to spend Christmas plenty of equipment to cook dinner. Ideal for family get together. Thank you for the Christmas tree.

Such a beautiful cottage and little village. Thank you for making it so welcoming! Happy New Year!


Some of our lovely comments from 2013

Happy New Year! 4 nights at Hop Kiln - A real Home from Home. Climbed Hay Bluff on a very blustery but dry day. Hay -on-wye for books. Pembridge for a few pints, local walks and Hereford for some New Years Sales shopping. Ate too much, drank too much - just what we wanted! Many thanks to Sandra & David

(West Sussex & Rugby)

We're at the end of a lovey weeks stay in a cosy cottage with lots to do nearby. The 3 young children were entertained for the whole week. A well equipped cottage and the kids loved the bunk beds. Thank you.


Excellent break, lovely accommodation. School friends from class 1982 - Group of friends meeting up for a reunion had a fantastic time. Thank you very much.


We had an Excellent time this year too. Thank you very much. Lovely barn and all had a great time. Great host. Best places to visit : Swimming Pool Hereford ( Diving pool, slides, wave machine), Hampton Court ( Gardens, Kids Castle tour, Animals on weds/thurs), Small breeds & Owls ( expensive but good), Clearwell Caves ( long journey, but good value family ticket).

A delightful unspoilt part of the world and ideal holiday accommodation. We would recommend: Go Karting ( 5mins away), Canoeing at Symonds Yat, The Tram at Eardisley for a meal, numerous walks especially Hergest Ridge, all those chocolate box villages.......


Great Character cottage! Cosy yet spacious. New Inn was great! Trips to Ludlow & Hay-on-Wye not too far and worth a visit.


Some of our lovely comments from 2012

Happy New Year! 4 Nights at the “Hop Kiln” – A real home from home. Climbed Hay Bluff on a very blustery butdry day. Hay on Wye for books, Pembridge for a few pints, local walks and Hereford for some New Year Sales shopping. Ate too much, drank too much – just what we wanted! Many thanks to Sandra and David

(West Sussex / Rugby)

Just had an excellent week at the Hop Kiln. Very mild weather for the end of October. Lovely place in a beautiful setting. Best bits – low ropes challenge at Oaker Wood Leisure ( 8 miles away – great challenge from 6 year olds to adult) cycling to Monkland Cheese Farm via Eardisland & mountain biking in the Forest of Deane – plus browsing the books at Hay on Wye.


A gorgeous place surrounded with great views. Very peaceful and just want to stay longer. Comfortable and fully equipped – couldn’t make it better if I tried.


Beautiful Peaceful location! The cottages were very well equipped and comfortable.

(Hen Party)

Great place to stay. Barn is well equipped & very comfortable although some kids games and dvd’s would have been appreciated.  Hereford nice place to visit. Hosts very friendly, kids had great time feeding and playing with the dogs. National Trust at Berrington Hall & Croft Castle worth visiting and Ludlow very nice town.


Had a wonderful week, it’s a lovely cottage! Everyone has had fun and everyone wants to come back


What a great place!

Here for a family wedding. Wonderful houses, great space and thankfully sunshine. Many thanks!!


What a perfect place for a whole family celebration! Thank you very much!

(Dorset & London)

Lovely week, weather not as bad as expected, in fact we managed to keep dry all of the time. Cottage Lovely, owners very helpful. Thank you


This was a fantastic venue for a group get together before and after Anna & Dan’s wedding. We loved the cottages, the rising flood waters and particularly the ability to have 18 people dine in the one cottage. The friendly, helpful nature of our hosts was wonderful.

(Australia & London)

Thank you very much! It’s a very beautiful and pleasant place. The cottage is “Fabulous”.

A brilliant week( despite 5 days of rain!). Very well appointed cottage. Enjoyed 3 counties show, black& white trail and owl centre. Dunkerton Cider Mill & townsend Farm Shop ( Pembridge) and Monkland Cheese well worth a visit.

(West Yorkshire)

Same as last year……fantastic place, but this year with a granddaughter!

A very enjoyable few days in this beautiful part of the country.  Many thanks

(Essex & London)

Wonderful week leading up to our daughters wedding in Pembridge. Excellent facilities and you even supplied superb weather!!


A very pleasant weekend, cottages very well appointed, very comfortable. Owners very helpful, a superb place for family gathering. Highly Recommended.


Testimonials for Hop Kiln 2011

October 2011 

Good Weather. The Shobdon Circular Walk, Kington ( and the pub just past the roundabout on the right). Fine food at The Stagg at Titley, large portions at the New Inn in Pembridge. What more can you want! Super.

A great place for a family gathering. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the accommodation and surroundings were perfect! Thanks.

( Cornwall & Colchester)

September 2011

Enjoyed our weeks stay. Weather perfect. We all loved our holiday as we celebrated our brother in law & Sisters Golden Wedding.

(Bolton, Lancashire)

Came for my 21st Birthday party, had an amazing time. Plenty of room for everyone to relax and have fun. Sandra was very welcoming and friendly!


We joined Alexander after the weekend for a few days. What a lovely property. We had a lovely relaxed and refreshed spending precious time with our son who has a hectic life. Many thanks for taking the risk with 10 University students.

(Whitchurch, Shropshire)

August 2011

Hen Weekend - A Fantastic long weekend made awesome by perfect accommodation. After the activity day at Oaker Wood Leisure ( Highly recommended) it was great to have a bbq in the garden and the downstairs area was large enough for all 9 of us to enjoy. The beds were amazingly comfy. Thank you for allowing me to give my sister a memorable Hen Party in such a beautiful scenery and accommodation.

(Devon, Reading, Leicester)

We had a lovely week. Lots to see and do. Enjoyed sitting out in the garden and waking up to views of the dovecote/ black & White cottages each morning.

In Herefordshire for our son's wedding which was a fantastic day. It was great to have the lovely Hop Kiln to return to and we spent a lovely relaxing week here recharging our batteries.


We have enjoyed a fun packed week staying in HopKiln & Tippets View celebrating Dad's 70th Birthday. A perfect location and beautiful countryside which we have explored on local walks as well as venturing further afield to the Brecon Beacons, Eastnor Castle & Hay on Wye. The extra space in the paddock has been great & well used by the boys & the adults alike playing badminton and watching the combine harvester at work. Thumbs up for the super accommodation - we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you very much!

We have had the most perfect holiday with all our family & feel so lucky to have the very best children and grandchildren. Such a beautiful area, so peaceful & is the weather this good all the time? We would love to come again - so much to see. Our very grateful thanks to Sandra & David for their kindness. We've had a wonderful week.

(Isle of Wight/ Grantham / Biggleswade/ Bolton)

July 2011

We Loved the cottage & its gorgeous setting & the garden & paddock was great for 5 and a bit active children. Thank you so much for a brilliant place to spend a brilliant week!


What a wonderful 60th birthday I had! With my whole family around me. Also a great surprise! Accommodation is great, surroundings are beautiful. Mrs Owens was very friendly and helpful. The Cottage was impeccable. Thank you very much for providing the perfect venue for my special birthday.

( Kent & London)

June 2011

Had a nice time, we enjoyed this a lot! A real change in our busy world!


May 2011

Hen Party - Had an amazing time. Sports day challenges; lots of games. Amazing cottages - I'm sure some of us will plan to come back at some point. Many Thanks.

(from all over UK)

60th Birthday Do! - A great time with family and friends. Beautiful Herefordshire. This county has so much to offer. Loads of space and facilities. Many thanks for providing all the extra "bits & bobs"




Testimonials for Hop Kiln 2010

October 2010

"Lovely cottage, very spacious - Thank you! We arrived to some homemade cake after a longish journey and it was just what we all needed. Lovely surrounding areas."

(Wednesbury, West Mids)

"We loved the space and the peace & quiet. Great place, lovely surroundings. W will come back here again. We also had absolutely fabulous weather - recommend Queens Park - fantastic autumn colours."

(11 from Cumbria, Cheltenham and Brighton)

"Thank you for a luxurious place, it was so comfortable and your hospitality was wonderful. Hop Kiln is beautiful and we had a great reunion here. Fantastic walking areas nearby and a very comfortable cottage to return to."


"Also our first visit to this area and we have really enjoyed visiting many National Trust Properties and Castles etc. The countryside is just beautiful. Hop Kiln is fantastic. Thank you."

(High Wycombe, Bucks)

September 2010

"Our first visit to this part of the country and it won't be our last. Cottage is superb and very comfortable. Weather has not been brilliant but we have had a great week - very relaxing."

(Raunds, Northamptonshire)

August 2010

"Very nice cottage - Thank You!"

(Sandbach, Cheshire)

"We've had the most fantastic two weeks, despite the rain - Thank You! The Hop Kiln is everything we hoped for and more. We've loved our holiday here so much you may have noticed we weren't keen to head out early each day. Staying in this beautiful cottage has been just as fabulous as going out on day trips. We hope to see you again. Thank you so much."


"A great week celebrating Mum's 75th birthday! Loads to see and do for all the family and we have enjoyed staying at the Hop Kiln. Thanks for a great week together, you couldn't have been more helpful - we had everything we needed."

(Lancs, Herts and London)

"What a fantastic gem of a place, this was one of the most brilliant weeks we have had as a family. Thank you for a brilliant time!"

(LA, St. Albans, Radlett)

July 2010

"Thank you very much for what will no doubt be the most luxurious stay of our trip!"

(Lands End to John O'Groats)

"We've all had a lovely family get-together, loved the cottage and the country ambience. Mum & Dad think its great, hopefully we will be back."


"What a lovely conversion - suited us perfectly. Thank you for a great holiday - somewhere quiet and relaxing to return to after a day out. The wireless internet connection was a bonus for Jack."

(Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland)

June 2010

"Thank you for a lovely holiday. We all really enjoyed ourselves, especially playing cricket. Hope to return next year."

(Stockport, Newport, Telford and London)

"What a brilliant week, beautiful cottage, hot weather and great company. Do we have to go home?????"


"Had a great time, beautiful cottage would love to stay forever. We hope to come back soon - Thank you!"


May 2010

"Lovely cottage, beautiful countryside, Hay Festival and a cider mill round the corner. What more could you want?"

(St Albans)

"I stayed on after the Hen Weekend. Joined by my husband and had a wonderful relaxing time. Hop Kiln cottage is brilliant with everything you need - will certainly be back, Thank You."


April  2010

"Away for my perfect hen weekend!!  Had a fantastic time, thanks very much for putting up with us - I loved the whole experience!!"


"Thank you, we had a lovely time - the children enjoyed playing in the meadow. Great location for a family get together. With 9 adults and 10 children we all had a wonderful weekend and everything was perfect. Thank you again!"


"Thank you - a fantastic venue and great to be able to accommodate so many of us - 17 for supper!! A memorable family reunion! Well equipped, spacious, in a beautiful situation - Thank you!"

(Firle, East Sussex)

March 2010

"Down for Eric Herbermann clinic at Errow Equestrian - well worth the trip, we loved staying here - Thank You!"


December 2009

"Lovely stay, beautiful countryside, slightly mischievous smoke alarm. Wonderful owners - hugely friendly and helpful."


"A lovely cottage, well equipped with all we needed for a great family Xmas! Lovely downstairs space and many thanks for providing the extra table it made it all the more special!"

(Bearley, Warwickshire)


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