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How Caple,  Herefordshire, HR1 4SS         Tel: 01989 740253         Email: garrawaycottages@icloud.com


Cider Mill Cottage is located in the picturesque riverside village of How Caple in South Herefordshire.The property stands in the grounds of a listed Country House, overlooking a secluded valley and distant woodland, in the glorious, unspoilt Wye Valley, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It lies on the outskirts of the  village of How Caple on the B4224,  at the junction of three counties; 5 miles from Ross-on-Wye, 7 miles from Ledbury and 10 miles from Monmouth. The cottage enjoys a 4 star Quality in Tourism rating.

New in 2019:  THE BOTHY; a first floor self -contained flat in a wing of the main house, providing newly re-furbished , attractive accommodation, ideally suited to those who like to escape the pressures of life for an economic, tranquil  break in beautiful countryside .The flat forms the self-contained southern wing of this lovely old Rectory and sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms (one double one single) kitchen and living room,all overlooking a large, well-tended garden. Wifi, TV, CH.give modern comforts .Foody pubs all round us. Can be used as an annexe to nearby Cider Mill Cottage, but sadly no pets as our 2 friendly Irish Setters reign supreme at Garraway House.

Visitors can enjoy a lovely peaceful location, which gives easy access to many places of interest in the surrounding areas, and at the same time a chance to  relax in a well-equipped  accommodation with emphasis on the comfort of its visitors.  While historically old, Cider Mill Cottage has the latest in technological provision for those who do not wish to leave social media and Ultra HD TV entirely behind. Sky TV enables those keen to watch sport to include this in their holiday. We are committed to catering for the needs of walkers and enjoy the approval of the Visit England  Walkers Welcome Scheme.Cider Mill Cottage is well insulated and double glazed so that together with both full  CH and a log burning fire it provides an extremely cosy winter break.

The area is a historic part of England which enjoys a legacy of castles, abbeys and cathedrals to remind us of this political power-house of the past.  The main occupation locally is of course farming, and at times the lanes can be busy with farm vehicles, but traffic jams are not a part of our life and both Garraway House and the Cottage are sufficiently far along their own driveways  from the C classified access road to be free of any traffic noise.



Cider Mill Cottage sleeps up to 4 people and was converted into an attractive sandstone cottage with exposed beams. in the 1980s.

The Bothy wlll be added to our web-site as soon as the refurbishment is completed and photos can be taken. IT OPENS FOR  Bookings  from MAY BANK HOLIDAY, 27th MAY 2019.  Ring us to learn more and to book. 01989 740253. RATES: SHORT BREAKS:£27.00 per person per night inclusive. No charge for a  baby using a cot.  2 night minimum stay. Weekly bookings:  £375.00 per week for up to three persons, inclusive.

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Firstly, check our calendar to make sure Cider Mill Cottage is available for your stay. Then book your holiday!  Need reassurance ? Then see some of the comments left behind in the 2018 Visitors’ Book.


Absolutely loved our stay here, wish we’d booked two weeks, not one! Really relaxing and felt at home straight away. Lovely atmosphere, Neil & Holly, Wellingborough.

 Just to say that we had a wonderful time in Cider Mill Cottage . It is absolutely lovely and the attention to the little details are so worthwhile and appreciated. The atmosphere of relaxation  is a credit to you. Pat, Margaret and Jackie, Portsmouth.

A lovely peaceful place to stay, superbly equipped and so comfortable. We are booking in again in 2018 as we didn’t have a chance to see and do all the interesting things suggested, from this marvellously accessible village. The children can’t wait to see young Beano again, Don , Jenny and the twins.(returners)

 ( Beano is a Miniature Donkey ; now a yearling, he loves meeting visitors; he and his Miniature Donkey friends live in the grounds. )

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Cider Mill Cottage and The Bothy  are exceptionally well placed on the borders of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Wales to give easy access to many places of interest. Garraway House in the grounds of which both Cottage and  The Bothy lie, is on the outskirts of this riverside village.
Junction 3 of the M50 motorway is 4 miles away. The A40 dual carriageway to Monmouth , Chepstow and the M4  is 2 miles distant.
The Malvern Hills, The Royal Forest of Dean, The Cotswolds, The Welsh Marches, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park, Cheltenham, Monmouth, Ludlow, Stratford-on-Avon, Tewkesbury and the three cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester are all within easy reach for a day-visit by car.  How Caple itself is within the Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with ts own Wye Valley long-dstance walk.

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