Pencombestone – Herefordshire
Cabin for 2 from £88 per night
1 double for 2, space for travel cot. Pagoda for 2, £30 per night (please call to enquire).
Suitable for children of all ages
Not suitable for pets
We’re sorry, Mosaic Cabin isn’t suitable for pets.
Flick and Ben stood on this spot and vowed not to waste such a magnificent view of the Herefordshire countryside. Now, in the old orchard at Pencombestone, a creative, open-plan space has grown up. To a well-planned cabin built with local timber they added solar panels, gorgeous geometric fabrics from afar, and even a piano(!) to make a fun, uplifting retreat. You will love the luxurious touches: fine linen, and fluffy towels in the prettily tiled separate bathroom with its bath and power shower. The solid oak floors throughout are heated from below, and made cosy with bright, handmade zigzag rugs. The unquestionable highlight is the wooden deck with firebowl, perfect for lounging in the evening.
It’s so peaceful here: there’s a Chinese-inspired pagoda nearby for contemplation, which can double as extra sleeping space for two for a mere £30 per night. Sheep may peer through the windows, but otherwise it’s just you, and 360-degree views of the countryside. If you can't keep the place to yourselves, the dining table is big enough to seat your friends, who can bring their own tents and camp in the orchard.
Around and about, there are hill forts and lakes, good pubs and quaint tea rooms, some excellent rambles including the short stroll down to the river Lugg for a swim, and hidden treasures in the antique shops of Leominster. Climb to the top of the Croft for more incredible views or visit Strawberry Hill gothic church, one of the hundred most important churches in England. Then back to that magical pagoda for a long, enchanted sleep...