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Mrs Higgs Lodge

Byford, Herefordshire, England

An off-grid cottage hidden in a forest in Hereford. With a hot tub + beautiful scenery. Sleeps 4. Dogs welcome!

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Sleeps: 4 people
Minimum 3 night stay weekends, / 4 night stay midweek with Monday & Friday arrivals. 
Welcomes 1 dog
Location: Garnons Estate, Hereford
Parking Available within 20 metres

Take a step back in time, slow things down and engage in a full-on forest immersion with birdsong, starry skies and your own private hot tub.

The cottage was built in 1835 as a hunting Lodge but was more recently occupied by a Mrs Higgs until about 60 years ago, after which the forest slowly reclaimed it, until a few months ago all you could see were the chimney tops through the trees.


Up to 4 people sleeping in 2 separate bedrooms, one double and one twin bed.

Kitchen Facilities

Gas hob and oven. Fridge with icebox, sink with hot and cold water. All utensils and crockery etc will be provided. Gas barbecue outside.

Bathroom Facilities

The bathroom is located seperately in a wooden out-house, huge modern shower, washbasin (H&C) and flushing toilet. Towels provided.

Heating & Lighting

Totally off-grid. Log burner in downstairs open-plan area. Log burner in each bedroom. Wood provided and inclusive on 'fair use' basis. Solar powered electric lighting throughout.


Patio area with millstron table and fire brasier, private use of wood fuelled hot-tub, acres of woodland within private 3000 acre estate.

Pet Policy

1 well behaved dog, another by arrangement at £25

Room Types


Nearest Airport/s

Gloucestershire / Bristol