Bishop’s is a stylish and spacious, first-floor apartment within Eastnor House, an 18th-Century Ledbury town house. The accommodation sleeps two in a large super-king size bedroom (can be a twin on request), and has a comfortable dining-living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a large shower room (with walk-in shower, W.C., wash basin). Within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre, Bishop’s is ideal as a couple’s retreat or for two friends sharing.
Bishop’s can be rented with the adjacent Barn (sleeps 4) and Drying House (sleeps 4), to accommodate 10 guests in total.
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- Pub within 1 mile
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - x 1 car
- Travel Cot - x1 (on request)
- High Chair - x 1 (on request)
- Bedding & towels
Updated 25 Aug 2020
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Located in a quiet courtyard off Ledbury’s High Street, two-minutes’ walk from the heart of Ledbury with its many coffee shops, cafes, independent shops and art galleries, Bishop’s is a stylish first-floor apartment within an 18th Century Ledbury town house with plenty of room for a couple or two friends.
Steps lead up to the private entrance which opens into a large tiled hallway, where guests can remove outdoor shoes and hang up coats. Ahead is a spacious living-dining area with a woodburner-effect fireplace, smart TV, comfy, moss-green sofa and a large dining table. The kitchen has everything guests need for a self-catering stay, including a washing machine. The bedroom, also with a TV, has a super-king size bed, which can be set up as a twin on request. Adjacent to the bedroom is the shower room, with walk-in shower, W.C., and wash basin.
To the front of Bishop’s is a large, gravelled parking area with decking areas and lots of floral garden pots. Car access is via Worcester Road, while guests can take a short public footpath from the parking area to emerge on the High Street opposite the famous Feathers Hotel. Though there isn’t a set outside seating area for guests at Bishop’s, please ask the caretakers if you would like to sit outside and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Located in the centre of historic Ledbury, Bishop’s is the perfect base for exploring Ledbury – increasingly popular for its poetry and food festivals – and the wider areas of Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. Within a minute’s walk of Ledbury’s cobbled medieval streets and famous timber framed buildings, notably the 17th-Century, Grade 1 listed Market Hall which is still the site of a twice-weekly market on Tuesday and Saturday. This thriving market town has plenty of tea rooms, coffee shops and restaurants to choose from (should guests want a break from self-catering), plus antique shops, craft shops and art galleries.
- Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom in a super-king size bed (can be twin on request)
- 1 bathroom with walk-in shower, wash basin, W.C.
- Parking for 1 car
- All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided, plus 2 cotton robes
- Hairdryer x1
- Kitchen starter consumables: e.g. teabags, instant coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
- Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
- Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper
- Heating and hot water e.g. via gas/oil central heating with individual thermostat controls.
- Free Wi-Fi
- TV x2: Living Room, Smart TV; Bedroom, TV with Freeview
- Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) coffee pot, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
- Slow cooker
- Washing machine
- Ironing board, iron, clothes airer, clothes pegs, outdoor washing line
- Vacuum cleaner
- Dog friendly: max. 1 small dog – to be kept on a lead at all times when outside
- Outside seating area – available on request
- Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied) – on request
- Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
- Bishop’s can be rented with the adjacent Barn (sleeps 4) and Drying House (sleeps 4), to accommodate 10 guests in total.
Entrance and Hallway
Guests ascend four steps from the courtyard and enter Bishop’s through a private front door, which opens into the tiled hallway. Here you’ll find a handy seat to sit on while taking off outdoor shoes, and a covered alcove, concealing ironing and cleaning equipment. Straight ahead to:
The cosy Living Room features a three-seater, velvety, moss-green sofa, a 43” smart TV and an electric wood burner-effect fireplace. Above the TV is shelving providing a home for books, games and local guides. Behind the sofa is the dining area, furnished with a dresser (holding crockery and serving dishes) and a large oval dining table with four chairs. An antique bureau at the window opens to reveal local interest leaflets and space to write or work at a computer.
The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, washing machine, oven/hob, fridge/freezer and microwave (see Facilities for full list). The kitchen has two doors, one leads directly from the kitchen to the dining area and the other to the hallway. While you stand doing the washing up you can look down the courtyard towards Bishop’s sister properties, The Barn and The Drying House.
This lovely bedroom is decorated in calming white with taupe, green and orange accents. The room features a super-king size double bed (can be set up as a twin on request), a wall-mounted TV, bedside tables with reading lamps, a chest of drawers with a large mirror over and a long mirror behind the door. Original features include the built-in wardrobe and fireplace (decorative only).
Immediately beside the bedroom is the bathroom, featuring a walk-in shower, with overhead and hand-held shower, a dual flush W.C., a wash basin, two heated towel rails and a wide windowsill to accommodate personal items and a mirror.
To the front of Bishop’s is a large, gravelled parking area with decking and lots of floral garden pots. Though there isn’t a set outside seating area for Bishop’s, please ask the caretakers if you would like to sit outside and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Ledbury is a small but thriving market town with an unusually high number of independent shops, including gift shops, antique and bookshops, jewellery designers and interior design shops. There are two high street butchers, three delicatessens, two local bakers, an excellent wine merchants and an artisan ice cream parlour and Internet café – Ice Bytes – that doubles up as Ledbury Tourist Information Centre.
Spar mini-market: High Street, Ledbury
Co-op general store: New Street, Ledbury
Tesco Superstore: Orchard Lane, Ledbury
Ledbury and the surrounding area have a very wide choice of eateries, catering to all budgets. A ‘Quick Guide’ to more than 20 establishments is provided at the property. We particularly recommend the following:
- Sitara – Indian restaurant and takeaway.
- Olive Tree – Italian food – lunch, dinner
- The Malthouse Cafe and Gallery – breakfast, lunch and tea
- Feathers Hotel – lunch, dinner, bar snacks
- 33 The Homend – lunch and dinner – specialises in seafood
- Verzon in nearby Trumpet – breakfast, lunch, cream tea and dinner
Chemist/Pharmacy: Boots, The High Street, Ledbury
Post Office: High Street, Ledbury – at back of OneStop shop
Bank/ATM: Barclays, High St; TSB, Homend
Tourist Information Centre: High Street, at the back of Ice Bytes.
Market Days: Ledbury has a market under the Market House on Tuesdays and Saturdays, where you can buy local breads, cheeses, organic vegetables, garden plants and local arts and crafts. Max the fishmonger is at Market House on Tuesdays and Fridays. Also on Fridays, Ledbury Country Market – a co-operative run by members and volunteers – sells homemade, home grown and handmade local produce produced by local people. Find them at The Burgage Hall just off the High Street from 08.30 to 13.00.
Walking & Cycling Guides
LedburyWalks The Herefordshire Trail is a 150-mile route that links the five market towns of Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Leominster and Bromyard, along with some of the picturesque villages and hamlets for which Herefordshire is renowned. The Wye Valley Walk runs for 136 miles from Plynlimon in mid-Wales (near the source of the River Wye) to Chepstow in Monmouthshire (where the Wye joins the Severn Estuary). The walk enters Herefordshire at Hay-on-Wye and leaves the county after 57 miles, just north of Monmouth. It is a clearly waymarked walk, following the route of the river, either along riverside paths or in wooded sections, giving excellent views of the Wye valley from the surrounding hills. Great circular walks in Herefordshire. Cycling Download maps from ‘Come Cycling Ledbury’.
From the M50 take junction 2 onto the A417 to Ledbury. Continue for approximately 4 miles. At the roundabout with the bird sculpture, continue straight ahead (on the A449) into Ledbury town centre. At the first traffic lights turn right continuing on the A449 towards Great Malvern and Worcester. Turn left between the traffic lights and before the 2 green electric boxes, turn immediately left around the side of the house with the bay windows.
From Great Malvern take the A449 to Ledbury. As you approach the town, at the traffic lights turn immediately right and then immediately left to go around the house with the bay window. Don’t go through the traffic lights
There is a direct service from Ledbury into Paddington and Euston. The train station is 0.8 miles from the property.
There is private, secure parking for 1 car on the gravelled parking area next to the property.