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Stargazers Wagon

Pencombestone, Herefordshire, England

Beautifully restored wagon offers a rural romantic retreat with hot tub, half hour from Hereford.

Close to the Welsh border, deep in the Herefordshire countryside you can discover the beautiful Stargazer Wagon for 2 people with private hot tub and stunning views. 

This off grid wagon has been restored with love and now offers a rustic cosy space for you and your loved one to get away from the rat race and to reconnect with nature and each other. The cavernous interior space is all open plan and offers a comfy living area with well-loved sofa plonked directly in front of the Morso wood burner for those chilly winter nights in, and in front of the Wagon doors so you can throw them open, relax and take in the breath taking views of four counties. The practical kitchen diner space gives you all you need to cook up a hearty meal with store cupboard essentials provided. The spacious bedroom, with its full-sized double bed can be found at the far end of the wagon and offers a porthole view to the rolling hills and beyond. For those that wish to stay connected, USB points can be found within the wagon whilst solar power gives it a romantic glow at night. 

Outside, the deck runs along one side of the wagon, giving you a place to sit and admire the views, whilst snuggled up around the fire pit. The warm water of the hot tub is just a few steps away and here you can feel all your stresses simply dissolve. A few steps further and you can find your own private rustic wash house with gas powered hot water shower and composting toilet. Nature lovers will enjoy using the supplied binoculars whilst a digital radio, board games, books, magazines and cards offer hours of simple fun. 

Why not enhance your stay and order one of the owner's delicious home-made meals, hampers or picnics. 

Locally you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities from simple hiking to canoeing and horse riding. The nearby village of Shobdon is just a 20 minute stroll away and here you can visit its unusual church, Shobdon Arches or take a walk around the woods and it’s many pathways, before enjoying a well deserved drink or tasty meal in the village pub. Meanwhile the cathedral city of Hereford is half hour car journey away south and the mediaeval town of Ludlow is twenty minutes north.

Price per night ranges from £97.50 - £150 per night with Monday and Friday arrival days throughout the whole year plus Wednesdays in low and mid-season. There is a 2 night minimum stay. 

The hot tub costs an additional £20 per day if heated by the owners using their wood, £10 if you heat it using their wood or nothing if you heat it with your own wood! 

Room Types

Double

Nearest Airport/s

Birmingham / Bristol