Old Rectory Hereford Old Rectory, Byford, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 7LD

"The Old Rectory is near Hay-on-Wye, the town of books, on the order of England and Wales. Dominated by the castle, overlooked by the Black Mountains, it is a treat to visit."

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The Old Rectory is near the River Wye between Hereford and Hay-on-Wye, England and Wales. A real treat to visit.

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Old Rectory

Byford, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 7LD
Telephone: 01981 590218
Mobile: 07866 765105
Visit Britain 4 Stars and Silver Award
Country Living Guide to Rural England
Michelin Guide
Herefordshire & Wye Valley Guide
Breakfast Award

Elegant accommodation in a Georgian Country House. Byford is a charming hamlet by The River Wye in beautiful rural Herefordshire.

3 or more night stays, Cream Tea on arrival or a Packed Lunch for your day out.

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The dining room has three floor to ceiling windows which look out over our lovely garden and magnificent cedar of Lebanon.

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10 surrounding small market towns, beautiful black and white villages, The Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Offa's Dyke, Malvern and Shropshire Hills, Forest of Dean, Stunning Gardens, Abbeys, Churches and Cathedrals, Numerous Castles, Museums, Historic Houses and Galleries.

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The Bedrooms

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Moccas Room
Large twin bedded room with bath and over shower.

Byford Room
Large double bed with shower

Garnons Room
Large double bed with bath

All three rooms are en-suite, the sofas look onto the garden and countryside. TV, radio, books, hairdryer and refreshments are all in your room. WiFi available.

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Breakfast is freshly prepared and cooked with local produce, home made preserves, muesli and fresh fruit,Maps, books and advice on where to go and what to see

  • Linen is pure cotton white
  • Tea on arrival
  • Ample parking
  • Bluthner Grand Piano
  • Table Tennis
  • 2 Bikes available
  • Sorry no dogs in the house
  • We cannot accept credit cards

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Bed and Breakfast 1 - 2 nights £44.00 p.p.p.n
Bed and Breakfast 3 - 6 nights £40.00 p.p.p.n
Bed and Breakfast 7 + nights £37.50 p.p.p.n

Single supplement chargeable

A letter of confirmation together with a £50 deposit confirms your booking. Cheques payable to Mrs. A Mayson

Recommended Michelin, Herefordshire and Wye Valley,
4 Diamonds Silver Award, Smoothhound, Country Living Guide To Rural England

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Visitors Book

"Beautiful Garden & Great Food"

"Lovely to come back here after a long days walking"

"What I shall remember is the view of the Lebanon Cedar, delicious breakfasts with holy blackberries and the musical talents of the village choir around the piano."

"The perfect B&B, wonderful hosts, here again for the Three Choirs Festival."

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We have personally chosen a selection of recommended restaurants, from local to Michelin starred and we can make bookings for you.

How to find us

From Hereford take A438 towards Brecon for 7 miles. Turn left at the Byford sign after the telephone box, we are the first drive on the right.

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Access Statement for The Old Rectory, Byford, Hereford, HR4 7LD

The Rectory is situated in the hamlet of Byford off the A438 Hereford to Brecon road, 8 miles west of Hereford. Turn left at the green Byford sign, we are the first drive on the right. We have been offering guest house accommodation for 27 years and still enjoy welcoming guests into our beautiful home. The house is Georgian style built in 1830, wonderfully proportioned rooms with grandeur and grace. Nothing is too much trouble to make sure your stay is a happy and memorable one. A large number of our guests return each year, which we enjoy.

o Bookings are made either by phone, email or in writing. A confirmation letter is requested with a £25 deposit and approx time of arrival. We are sorry not to be able to accept credit/debit cards. Cheque or cash please. Any food allergies or special needs can be discussed then.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
o There are up to 6 car spaces opposite the entrance porch.There is a door bell on the right hand side of the front door, with one step up 10" into the house.

Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area
o The front door leads into a large main hall, with kitchen, dining/sitting room and other private rooms leading off. The stripped pine floorboards have large oriental rugs on them. The stairs are here.

Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc
o Entry into a large wide hall,16 stairs 40"wide, 7" high with a banister hand rail to a half landing then another 5 stairs to the top landing. There is a chair on the half landing and Garnons bedroom door is also here. The stairs are well lit, there is a night light and attention bell by the large wardrobe. The landing light switches are outside every guest bedroom. Four smoke detectors and three fire extinguishers are placed on the landing and hallways.

Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc
o The sitting/dining room is off the first hallway. It is a large 23ft x17ft room with 3 ceiling to floor windows, giving lots of light and views to the garden and wonderful cedar tree. All meals are served in here on our beautiful large antique dining table, however if you prefer, a small separate table can be made available. There is a large chesterfield sofa and armchair, a wealth of books both on the area and general interest also board games. There is an electric fire, central heating and plenty of lamps.

Public WCs

o n/a

Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Bar area, Take Away & Cafe

o see sitting room


o Guests are able to make use of the washing machine ,tumble dryer and airing rack. This room is on the ground floor.


o n/a

Outdoor Facilities
o There is a 1 acre garden, lawns, herbaceous borders, vegetables and trees including a magnificent cedar of Lebanon. There are lots of seats for guests to enjoy the garden. Tea is served outside when possible. The Rectory is also on the Wye Valley Walk. There is lovely walking out of our gate around the hamlet and by the River Wye.

Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting

o n/a

Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas
o There are 3 ensuite bedrooms, Garnons room has a 5ft double bed, duvet ( various weights) white cotton bed linen with 2 pillows each, 1 feather 1 man made. Room size approx 13ft x 12ft. Bedside lights each side of the bed with a switch on the cable. There is a two seater sofa, chest of drawers, small wardrobe, T.V. clock/radio, tea/coffee trolley, lots of books and local info. An original fire place ( not working) The bathroom has a bath, sink and toilet also a chair, shaver point, mirror, a window, drinking water and complimentary toiletries. Radiators in both rooms plus a halogen heater.The windows, one west one north facing, have views over surrounding countryside. Moccas room is twin bedded with a bath and over shower.Two large south facing windows, room size approx 18ft x 18ft. Otherwise facilities are as Garnons room.The Byford room has an antique 5ft bed with an uphosltered headboard and foot board. One large window south facing, room size approx 16ftx 15ft. with shower, sink and toilet en-suite. Again all the above facilities provided.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]

o See bedrooms

Self-Catering Kitchen

o N/a However guests can use a fridge, and fresh milk is available

Caravans, Holiday Homes & Twin Units

o n/a

Attractions (Displays, exhibits, rides etc.)
o Herefordshire has so many its difficult to know where to start. The countryside is stunningly beautiful, From the Brecon Beacons, Black mountains, Malvern and Shropshire hills to the Welsh hills. Pretty Black and White villages and small market towns. Hay on Wye town of second hand book shops and Hay Literature Festival in May. Hereford Cathedral, Dore Abbey, Llanthony Priory and Kilpeck church, a must see. A large selection of gardens large and smaller, Hampton Court, Stocktonbury, Brobury and Hergest Aboretum are just a few. Walks, The Wye Valley walk, Mortimers Trail, Offa's Dyke and Hergest Ridge. Eastnor Castle, Stokesay Castle and numerous border castles. Hereford Cider Museum and Westons Cider, show past and present cider making in Hereford. The Three Choirs Festival in August 09 (every 3 years) Hereford Food festival in October. Golf, fishing and biking are good.

Grounds and Gardens
o We are keen gardeners, and guests are encouraged to use the garden. See outdoor facilities for further info.

Additional Information
o We have compiled a leaflet on the restaurants we recommend in the area, and are always happy to book a table for you. There are 2 bikes that can be borrowed. Wi fi is available. We are on a bus route, about 3 buses a day go to Hereford and back.

Address: The Old Rectory, Byford, Hereford, HR4 7LD

Telephone: Home 01981 590 218 Mobile 07866 765 105 or 07977 512 515

Fax: no

Email: info@theoldrectory.uk.com

Website: www.theoldrectory.uk.com

Grid reference: so 397 433

Hours of operation: 7am to 10pm 7 days a week

Emergency number: 07866 765 105

Local carers: n/a

Local equipment hire companies: on application

Local public transport numbers: Yeomens buses 01432 356201

Local accessible taxi numbers: Hereford 01432 354321 or Julie's cabs Hay on Wye 07899 846592

Future Plans

o Continuing garden plans and house improvements.

Contact Telephone and Email Address

We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve if you have any comments please phone 01981590218 or email info@theoldrectory.uk.com

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