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 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 paneled walls, stucco ceilings and roaring fires in nearly every room. But while keeping its historical touches, our renovation means that Broadfield also has all the comforts you would expect from a boutique hotel, including huge showers, big comfy beds and snuggly sofas.
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 paneled 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 can provide four highchairs, as well as children’s cutlery and crockery.
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 toys for the children. 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. In Summer, there are also garden games, including croquet, football croquet and giant Jenga. We also have a swing and slide for very little ones so that they’re not left out of the outside fun!
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.
We ask that guests bring their own mattresses and bedding for the cots, but we do have a baby bath and baby bath seat if needed. We also have toilet steps and seats for toddlers.
We do have the option of a sofa bed in our snug in case any of our guests need a downstairs bedroom, please ask for more information.
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 Summer into early Autumn, 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 in the spring and summer months. 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 (please ask for details), 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.
Our prices are based on self-catering but we can help 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.
The kitchen will be stocked for you 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.
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Pricing is dependent on season and availability, 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 and September
Peak: Easter, June, 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.
We had a long weekend here for my 50th birthday with three other families, with a range of ages of teenagers and young adults. We all had a fabulous time – the bedrooms and bathrooms are lovely and immediately made people feel they were having a real treat from the moment they took their things up. The big living/dining rooms with real fires (ready laid for us) were great and the kitchen and house were perfectly equipped for a big group with lots of fridge/freezer/oven space and large pots, pans and serving dishes – important if you are cooking for 18! We enjoyed using the outdoor pizza oven and fire pits and the pool table and croquet lawn were particularly popular. Wouldn’t look anywhere else if I was booking a special occasion for the same size group again.
Sarah, October 2021
Amazing Christmas break with all the family. Perfect venue for meeting up with everyone, both children and adults loved it. The house is amazing as is in all the pictures and doesn’t disappoint. Couldn’t recommend more.
Sue, December 2021
Wow – what an amazing place! Set in beautiful grounds with nine bedrooms, this was the perfect place for our multi-generation four-night family gathering. The beds were very comfy, the bathrooms newly renovated and the owners couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming. They provided highchairs, kids beds and a room full of toys for the little ones. The highlight of our week was the outdoor pizza oven night – thank you so much Frances and Alex for everything you did to make our stay here so special – you made our 9,000 mile round trip worth every penny.
Karen, September 2021
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
The Great Outdoors
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