“Nothing too much trouble” in this Herefordshire home
There are spectacular views from this spacious but cosy 18th century farmhouse B&B, built on the site of a Norman castle close to the Anglo Welsh border.
From arrival, enjoy this AONB with each guest room supplied with binoculars, which guests may borrow throughout their visit.
It is touches such as these that make a stay at Upper Buckton so memorable. Guests are made to feel like a member of the family. Fancy a bicycle ride? Feel free to borrow one, at no charge. Need a picnic? No problem. Back after a wet and muddy on a hike? There is a heated boot room for boots and jackets or hand over dirty clothes, they will be be returned, washed and folded, the next morning. Children of all ages are made very welcome. It is all these touches and so much more that is the ethos at Upper Buckton.
It is reflected in the four guest bedrooms. All are fitted with smart TVs, DAB radios, phone charging points and more. Teas, real coffee bags, biscuits and fresh milk are provided. The furnishings are a lovely mixture of antique and vintage, but the beds are strictly 21st century! The crisp white linens are organic cotton, duvets and pillows are hypo-allergenic and the feather pillows are Downafresh certified using ethically sourced feathers. All bedding is OEKO-TEX certified. There are bathrobes and towels – as well as flannels – for every guest, and the toiletries are paraben- and microbead-free and untested on animals. Two of the guest bedrooms are en suite, while the two others share a private bathroom; ideal for families or friends travelling together.
Drag yourself away from the comfort of your room and downstairs there is even more space to relax. A large guests’ sitting room has comfortable armchairs and plenty of guidebooks and maps. The dining room seats 12 and a verandah stretching the whole length of the property, has stunning views over the Teme valley. Enjoy breakfast here on warm summer days or a barbecue on a balmy evening.
The 1 ½ acre grounds feature lawns and mature borders, sloping gently down to a millstream that runs along the bottom of the garden; there’s covered parking for your car and stables should they be needed.
Upper Buckton is perfect for the active. Walkers, cyclists or riders will love exploring this beautiful and unspoilt area. But it is equally suited to just relaxing and enjoying your stay. This isn’t a lodge that sends guests out for the day. Feel free to lounge around, making the most of the house and garden. This was chosen as the location for a castle because the views are superb. Pasture is all around, usually gently busy with sheep. Red kites and buzzards fly overhead, egrets wander along the millstream at the bottom of the garden and the lodges’ two pheasants, Fred and Fenella, are there for company.
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- Building of Historical Interest
- Dinner by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Packed Lunch
- Bird Watching
- Local Park
- Museums & Galleries
- National Park
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Water Activities
- Wild Swimming
- Opening Times: Open year-round except Christmas
- Tel: +44 (0)1547 540 806
- Mob: +44 (0)7842 352 781
- Price Range: from £90
Price per room, per night based on two sharing, including breakfast
£90 - £120
Dinner (five courses) £30 pp
Upper Buckton B&B is ten miles to the west of Ludlow, in a rural part of Herefordshire but convenient for the Shropshire Hills and Wales. Ludlow is a beautiful town, with a magnificent castle, interesting shops and plenty of restaurants, as well as a great market (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The area is known for black-and-white half-timbered villages, built in the era of wool wealth and lovingly preserved. Upper Buckton’s heated boot room - and excellent picnics - make it a great place for active travellers. Walkers can choose from the Herefordshire trail that runs right past the property or the Offa’s Dyke path, three miles away in Wales, while it’s only a 25-minute drive to the Brecon Beacons. There are great cycle trails threading through the countryside and the River Wye provides canoes and paddle boards for hire.
Jonathan and Mary Berry
- Bio : Your hosts here are Jonathan and Mary Berry, who share the property with their daughter, Olivia, two Labradors, two cats and two pheasants. After starting life as a primary school teacher Jonathan had a career in publishing. Mary shares not only her name with another certain famous cook but also her skills. The breakfasts and dinners at Upper Buckton are superb.