House Hire

Broadfield is a wonderful home from home for 18- 22 guests and is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay, whatever the occasion. It could be a family birthday, a reunion of friends, a special lady’s hen do, or just the chance for a countryside getaway.

The house dates in part from the 14th Century and is packed with beautiful original features – wood panelled walls, stucco ceilings and roaring fires in nearly every room. With our recent renovation, Broadfield also now has all the comforts you would expect from a boutique hotel, including huge showers, big comfy beds and snuggly sofas.

 

Downstairs

On our ground floor, there are three different sitting areas for you to enjoy. Our decadent navy blue lounge is perfect for whiling away the hours in front of a roaring fire; the inner hall is a great space for pre-dinner drinks, whether with the summer sun flooding in or looking out onto a winter’s night; and our snug is a cosy room to read, catch up on some TV, or for children to play.

We have a wonderful wood panelled dining room with more than enough space for all your party to sit, eat and make merry. And there’s a breakfast room too for those who want a more informal place to dine, or even to catch up on work. The modern kitchen has plenty of space to cook, and with its table and seating provides a social space for the chef and their helpers! For parties with babies and toddlers, we provide three highchairs, as well as children’s cutlery and crockery.

View our ground floor map here.

The snug, lounge and inner hall

Entertainment

The library has a large selection of books and comes with a pool table, perfect for those more competitive guests. We also have a separate large games room above the Broadfield bar, with a cinema area, table tennis table and array of other games. The bar comes as part of your hire on a DIY basis. Or it can be stocked and staffed at an additional cost, should you want a space for more guests to join you for a special occasion.

On top of this, we provide board games, DVDs, books, children’s toys and games, as well as a special Broadfield treasure hunt to keep our younger guests entertained. There are also garden games, including croquet, football croquet and giant Jenga. We can provide a swing for very little ones so that they’re not left out of the outside fun!

The library, the bar and the games room

Upstairs

Upstairs at Broadfield, we have nine beautiful bedrooms, all with their own identity and style. Several have seating areas overlooking Broadfield’s wonderful gardens – great for those early risers or just for a bit of quiet time away from the hubbub. Two have superking beds, six kingsize and one a double. The superkings can be split into two full sized singles if required. We can also fit z-beds and cots into many of the rooms for children or young adults. All of the bedrooms either have an en-suite, a private bathroom or share with just one other bedroom. The six bathrooms have large waterfall showers, and one of the bathrooms has a lovely big bath for those who prefer a relaxing soak.

Our cots are provided with sheets and blankets, and we have a baby bath and baby bath seat if needed.

View our first floor map here.

Broadfield's principal bedroom
A selection of other bedrooms

The grounds

 Broadfield has five acres of gardens, which back onto fields to ensure total privacy. The house is linear in design so all of the gardens are south facing, making breakfast, lunch or even dinner outside a must when the weather is good. The long patio faces onto our David Austin rose garden, which flowers from March until October, giving beautiful colour and scent. We have firepits available too, so guests can use the gardens from sunrise to sunset!

Broadfield boasts two huge lawns, ideal for playing garden games, picnicking or just for lazing in the sun. The huge kitchen garden is stocked with fruit, vegetables and flowers, some of which you’ll find in your welcome hamper. Further down the garden, you’ll find the summer house, a lovely place to chill out with a book, a coffee or a glass of wine. Next to that you have our few vines and the orchard – guests are very welcome to enjoy its bounty, whether eaters or cookers.

Outside our bar is a pizza oven, which guests can use, or we can bring in caterers to do the cooking while you enjoy the eating.

Broadfield has two large graveled courtyards, one of which can be used to park, although there is also a large car park behind an old tithe barn opposite the house.

South facing lawns and an aerial view of the rose garden

Catering

 Our prices are based on self-catering but we can arrange catering for your guests for all or part of your stay. Whether it’s a special dinner, a bottomless brunch, or even a delicious picnic to take on a day out, we are very happy to work with you to provide delicious, locally sourced meals.

As mentioned above, we provide a welcome hamper, and the kitchen will be stocked with necessary supplies, such as oils, tea, coffee, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and so on.

We can recommend supermarkets that will deliver to Broadfield, as well as local butchers, grocers, cheesemongers and more. Herefordshire boasts wonderful produce, and there are delis, farmers markets and food festivals you’ll want to visit. We can also recommended great local restaurants and pubs if you fancy a meal out.

Formal dining, the breakfast room and the modern kitchen

Pricing

2 night weekend3 night weekendWeek2 night mid-week3 night mid-week4 night mid-week
From£2,500£2,750£3,900£2,000£2,150£2,250

 

Pricing is dependent on season, so please do contact us for exact costs.

Broadfield’s seasons are as follows:

Off peak: January, February, March (excluding Easter), November, December (excluding Christmas and New Year)

Mid off: April (excluding Easter) and October

Mid peak: May, June and September

Peak: Easter, July, August and Christmas/New Year

 

Broadfield is also available to hire by groups attending local events and festivals, such as The Cheltenham Festival, The Hay Festival or other such events lasting several nights. We are able to put together a package for guests, including catering, drinks, transport and any other amenities or activities required.

A selection of bathrooms

Local Amenities

Herefordshire is a wonderful county with excellent food and drink, wonderful scenery and outdoor activities, and jam-packed with culture. We provide a full list of local amenities, things to do and so on to all those booking with us. However, for just a taster, here are some things Broadfield’s local area has to offer…

 

Food and Drink

  • Chase Distillery and Wye Valley Brewery are both very close by and offer tasting tours, as do local cider producers such as Butford Organics just a few hundred metres away
  • Herefordshire beef is famous throughout the world and there are excellent local butchers in Leominster, Hereford and Ludlow
  • Apples! Herefordshire is the best place in the UK for apple growers and apple weeks in the county are a time of celebration of the humble fruit!
  • Eating out – starting with England’s Gate in Bodenham, there are some wonderful eateries within a short drive of Broadfield
  • Farmers’ markets and delis can be found across the county, with Ludlow a particular destination for foodies, complete with it’s very own major food festival

Festivals

  • Nozstock, The Green Man, How the Light Gets In, Rock the Barn and more – music festivals have really taken off across the county
  • Literary festivals don’t get more famous than the Hay Festival in Spring and it’s Autumn cousin. Plus Cheltenham now has a very well regarded literary festival of its own, and a jazz festival to boot
  • As mentioned above, Ludlow has a wonderful food festival, but then so does Shrewsbury, Cheltenham and not to mention the famous Eastnor Castle Chilli Festival

Culture

  • Hereford Cathedral hosts the wonderful Mappa Mundi, a must-visit for those keen on history and our cultural past
  • For those who enjoy a National Trust visit, there are three properties within around 20 minutes drive of Broadfield, plus Ludlow Castle is another historical hot spot
  • Hereford, Leominster and Ludlow all boast well respected theatres, offering a range of productions throughout the year
  • The Borderlines Film Festival and Flicks in the Sticks add a bit of extra film going fun to Hereforshire’s movie scene

Shopping

  • Leominster is an antique lovers paradise, featured previously on TV shows such as Antiques Roadtrip
  • Hereford and Ludlow both have a thriving independent shopping scene
  • Cheltenham, Bristol and Bimingham are all within an hour and a half for those looking for major brands

Children’s Activities

  • Herefordshire is a county designed for kids who love the great outdoors – just five minutes away from Broadfield is Queenswood, a wonderful countrypark with a natural play area and a Gruffalo Trail
  • Oaker Wood Leisure has activities such as raft building, quad bikes, paintball and more besides – perfect for small and big kids!
  • Leominster Leisure Centre has a great pool and sports facilities, and a soft play for those with little ones

The Great Outdoors

  • The Brecon Beacons and the Malvern Hills are both within easy reach, as are plenty of more local walks for serious and amateur walkers alike
  • Canoes and kayaks can be hired on the River Wye, and bicycle hire is available for those not keen to take to the water
  • Clay pigeon shooting, archery, golf and other outdoor activities are all within just a few miles, or we can arrange for them to be brought to you (perhaps not the golf…)

Hen Dos and Pamper Breaks

  • For those seeking a relaxed break, we can arrange for beauty therapists to come to Broadfield
  • With our wedding contacts, activities such as flower crown, bouquet and wreath making can all be arranged
  • Holmer Park Spa in Hereford is just 20 minutes by car and offer a range of treatments and spa days

Sport

  • Ludlow, Hereford, Worcester and, of course, Cheltenham all have race courses and regular meets throughout the season. The county also has a thriving point to point scene
  • There are several Rugby clubs in the area, including Premiership sides Gloucester, Worcester and Bristol, plus Pro14 team the Cardiff Blues
  • Hereford FC play from Edgar Street in the centre of the city
  • Worcester has a lovely county cricket ground, about 45 minutes from Broadfield
  • Docklow Pools fishing lakes are just 15 minutes away
  • Herefordshire is the home of some of the best shoots in the country and we are happy to recommend available shoots, and to design shoot stay packages to your needs

 

Please do get in touch to talk to us about how Broadfield could be your home from home. Visit our about us page for travel information.

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01568 760471 Broadfield Court, Bowley Lane, Hereford, HR1 3LG