The Freeth sleeps 18 in nine bedrooms and has its own private indoor swimming pool, ideal for keeping all ages entertained, whatever the weather. Hidden away up a no-through road surrounded by some of the most unspoilt, beautiful Herefordshire countryside imaginable. Like its neighbour house, The Hyde it has been lovingly restored, stylishly furnished, incredibly comfortable with no detail overlooked.
The Freeth which means 'a house by the wood', was originally a hunting lodge, surrounded by the Netherwood deer park, of which remains of the medieval park pale can be seen today. It later became a farmhouse and is Grade II listed dating back to the 15th Century when the original part of the house was built. It has the original cruck beams where you can still see the witch or apotropaic (protective) marks to ward off evil spirits. A Tudor hunting lodge has been joined to the adjoining Georgian cider house where the traditional Herefordshire tipple used to be made from the surrounding apple orchards with a wonderful double-height oriel window to create a fantastically light, spacious and comfortable house (incidentally, The Freeth also has a state-of-the art wood pellet boiler, with all the same advantages of the one at The Hyde - historic houses without the chilly drafts).
The open plan country kitchen is full of period features including beams and a range fireplace but the equipment is bang up-to-date . It has a four door AGA, separate electric cooker, American style fridge freezer, 2 dishwashers, double sink and a microwave. It is ideal for keen cooks or if you choose our in-house chef service (see more on this below).
The large kitchen table can seat 10 with south-facing wonderful views across the lawn to the fields beyond. The sitting room is a lovely, large, light-filled room with double aspect windows. polished wooden floors and a log fire, with lots of squishy sofas and masses of room for everyone. Perfect for drinks before dinner or reading the Sunday papers. Meanwhile for more formal gatherings a large dining table can seat 18 in comfort.
Outside The Freeth has a very large, private and pretty garden originally designed by Robert Myers, six times gold medal winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
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