Nestling in the rolling Herefordshire countryside, The Hyde is set in total seclusion at the end of a mile long drive. Filled to the brim with medieval character, contemporary luxuries and designer comforts. The main house sleeps 12 in 6 beautiful bedrooms, with space for a further 8 in the cottage in the courtyard.
Enjoy some ping pong in the Elizabethan barn, play a spot of tennis, explore the rambling gardens and head off to the children’s den – all topped by The Hyde’s very own private railway!
The Hyde has been extensively renovated to create the most wonderful place to bring your special friends and family together. “Thank you for providing such an excellent house for our family gathering. It really is a quality place.”
Set around a courtyard, facing a picturesque Elizabethan barn, the layout at The Hyde has been carefully designed to create great entertaining spaces that can accommodate all 20 guests, as well as lots of separate areas for you to spread out in and enjoy. The whole house has been meticulously refurbished to the highest standard and furnished with the best of old and new and retaining all the original features. The main rooms are:
Sitting Room: Comfortable sofas to seat 20 people, with an open fire – the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks.
Dining Room: Located in part of the original medieval hall, with old flagstone floor and range fireplace with wood burning stove. With a huge dining table that can seat up to 20 it is perfect for large celebration meals.
Kitchen: A large, sunny, open plan eat-in kitchen with everything a cook – keen or reluctant – could need, including an electric range oven, two dishwashers, American style fridge/freezer and separate wine fridge.
TV Room: Chill out on the huge comfy sofa, watch Sky, or select a DVD from the well stocked choice on the 50” screen, in front of a wood burning stove.
There’s also a Boot Room with lots of space to keep all those coats and wellies, and a Utility Room.
We want you to enjoy every moment of your stay at The Hyde so whatever your desire for food and drink, we can help. If you love cooking then help yourselves to the range cooker. Alternatively, if you’d like a little or a lot of help then we offer everything from casseroles dropped off ready for the oven to waitress-served in-house catering. Or an order of fine wine from an excellent local wine merchant.
Looking for a special meal without any fuss? Our highly rated chefs will prepare a celebratory meal to order, all cooked and cleared out of the way. Once the plates are cleared, they’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the evening.
For special occasions, we can arrange all kinds of catering – from a simple buffet, to a summer BBQ or a fully catered holiday. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out.
The Hyde has a large, totally secluded garden that includes a large south-facing terrace, tennis court, a small maze, a wendy house and a tree house. The Elizabethan barn on the other side of the courtyard houses a ping-pong table as well as a croquet set and some children’s bicycles.
There are walks around the farm that guests are welcome to use, as well as a stocked trout lake.
The Hyde’s location makes it the ideal base for exploring the huge varieties of local attractions from the antique shops and restaurants of Ludlow, to walks on the Malvern Hills, the book shops of Hay-on-Wye and the Cathedral towns of Hereford and Worcester.
Upstairs the main house at The Hyde has six lovely large bedrooms, all with pretty views over the gardens and grounds.
Bedroom 1: Found in the 14th century solar which originally was the private quarters for the lord and lady of the manor, this room’s original proportions have been restored to reveal the medieval paintings on the oak trusses. It is light and airy with far-reaching views across the surrounding fields. A super king size bed that can be divided, to form two generous singles. Ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom 2: A truly stunning room, with its original medieval carved windbraces. It has a four poster bed and roll top bath, with ensuite WC.
Bedroom 3: This bedroom looks across the courtyard to the Elizabethan barn. It has a king size bed that can form two singles. Next door is an ensuite bathroom with a roll top bath.
Bedroom 4: Facing south over the garden, this has a king sized sleigh bed, with an ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 5: A twin room, with a pair of mahogany sleigh beds, overlooking the terrace, as well as having views across the fields to the west. It shares a shower room with Bedroom 6.
Bedroom 6: Nestled in the old hop kiln, this room has lots of character. With a king size bed that can be divided into two singles. It shares a shower room with Bedroom 5.
The cottage is next to the main house, forming another side to the courtyard. It has ample space on the ground floor to sit and relax around wood-burning stoves, along with its own fully equipped kitchen and eating areas – great for family or friends who need a bit of their time on their own or have children that wake up earlier than others would like!
The Cottage has four bedrooms, accessed via two staircases. Two are doubles with ensuite bathrooms and the other two are arranged as zip-and-links and so can be configured as twin or double rooms. The latter two have their own WCs and share a shower room on the ground floor.
At The Hyde there’s something for everyone and different spaces and places for all ages. That’s because we know that if your family is happy, then so are you. We’ve cupboards filled with toys and board games and nooks and crannies ideal for curling up and reading, or playing.
Our baby pack includes high chairs and cots. There’s a massive TV with Sky TV and a well-stocked DVD library. And wireless internet too. A games barn with table tennis and croquet, a tennis court, a playhouse, a tree house and even a maze! An adventure that children may never want to end.