Hacton cruck is an award winning restoration of a medieval cruck framed open hall dating from the early 15th centuary. It offers the rare opportunity to experience the atmosphere and romance of a medieval building that has been considerately brought into the 20th century; at the same time far more of the original feel of the building has been retained than is usual outside of a museum setting.
As in medieval times, the open hall with its screens passage and gallery over are the focal point of the building. The kitchen sits where the high table once stood, a wood burner replaces the central open fire and under-floor heating gently warms the flagstones in the colder months. Double and twin bedroom are housed in the original solar/parlour end together with an unashamedly modern bathroom.
Hacton is tucked away in an orchard setting on the edge of Preston-on-Wye, conveniently located midway between Hereford and Hay-on-Wye. The garden is very private and a network of footpaths leads from the property. Birds and wildlife abound with over 60 bird species recorded on the farm.
Hacton is a destination in its own right, though there is plenty of interest in the surrounding area. Perfect for, the long weekend with friends or family, the tranquil retreat, the exploration base, that second honeymoon. If you are looking for character, this has it in abundance. If you are interested in building conservation, architecture, history, exploring the countryside, real darkness, peace and quiet, muddy walks, evenings spent playing games around the fireside, then Hacton is for you.
Information on Hacton Cruck Medieval Hall , Hacton Lane , Preston on Wye
|Price & Room details:||
Price Per Week From: £560
Price Per Week To: £980
Price Details: 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek from 360.00 to 610.00
Gas/Electricity Included: Yes
Sleeps Minimum of: 1 people
Sleeps Up To: 4 people
Rooms / Buildings Description: 1 double, 1 twin, (bedcupboard on the gallery)
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Eco Friendly: Traditional materials used throughout the restoration. Ground source heat pump.
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Local Services Nearby: Yes
Local Service Details: Pub in the village. Excellent, comprehensive farm shop 10mins by car. Hereford or Hay 20mins.
Change Over: Monday or Friday
|Property Facilities:||Private garden with outdoor seating and barbeque, BT internet, Ample parking, Induction hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, Washing Machine & clothes line|
|Indoor Activities:||TV with selection of DVDs. A selection of board games, jigsaw puzzles and books., Over 60 bird species recorded on the farm. Diverse landscape for interesting flora and fauna|
|Nearby Activities:||Canoeing on the River Wye is very popular., Being a fairly rural county Herefordshire is good for cycling, Excellent walking country with footpaths from the door. The Black mountains, Brecon Beacons and Forest of Dean less than an hour away., The River Wye is a 20 minute walk across the fields where day fishing can be booked, coarse fish and salmon.|
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