The Agent's House Guest Information Guide

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The Agent's House Guest Information Guide

Sightseeing

Visit the cathedral city of Hereford with its unique chain library and Mappa Mundi.
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Hereford
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Visit the cathedral city of Hereford with its unique chain library and Mappa Mundi.
Famous for its second-hand book shops and annual literary festival, Hay on Wye is the perfect 'mooching' town, free from chain stores and high street coffee shops. It has plenty of great coffee shops, pubs and restaurants as well as independent boutique shops. Market day on Thursday mornings is not to be missed. Most places in Hay are dog friendly and there are circular walks from the car park taking in the countryside and/or the River Wye.
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Hay-on-Wye
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Famous for its second-hand book shops and annual literary festival, Hay on Wye is the perfect 'mooching' town, free from chain stores and high street coffee shops. It has plenty of great coffee shops, pubs and restaurants as well as independent boutique shops. Market day on Thursday mornings is not to be missed. Most places in Hay are dog friendly and there are circular walks from the car park taking in the countryside and/or the River Wye.
The cathedral city of Brecon is 20 minutes' drive away. It has a beautiful, historic cathedral and is home to the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh.
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Brecon
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The cathedral city of Brecon is 20 minutes' drive away. It has a beautiful, historic cathedral and is home to the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh.
A market town with a mix of cafes, antique and bric a brac shops.
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Leominster
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A market town with a mix of cafes, antique and bric a brac shops.
Ludlow is another historic market town that in more recent years has become a Foodie hot spot. On the southern outskirts of the town the Ludlow Food Centre, Cafe and Clive Arms are well worth a visit - about 45 minutes' drive from Whitney on Wye. You can combine eating, drinking and stocking up on local produce with some lovely walks.
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Ludlow
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Ludlow is another historic market town that in more recent years has become a Foodie hot spot. On the southern outskirts of the town the Ludlow Food Centre, Cafe and Clive Arms are well worth a visit - about 45 minutes' drive from Whitney on Wye. You can combine eating, drinking and stocking up on local produce with some lovely walks.
Herefordshire is a big county and the market town of Ross on Wye is located in the southern region, some 40 minutes drive away from Whitney on Wye. It is said the historic market town was the birthplace of tourism in 1770. Its river location makes it popular for canoeing and fishing and there is a riverside walk. If you are hungry, Avelino's Italian restaurant is a personal recommendation.
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Ross-on-Wye
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Herefordshire is a big county and the market town of Ross on Wye is located in the southern region, some 40 minutes drive away from Whitney on Wye. It is said the historic market town was the birthplace of tourism in 1770. Its river location makes it popular for canoeing and fishing and there is a riverside walk. If you are hungry, Avelino's Italian restaurant is a personal recommendation.
Ledbury is an historic market town situated in the East of the county, about 40 minutes drive from Whitney on Wye. The town has an eclectic mix of architecture, including a distinctive 17th century market house; there are many artisan shops and tempting cafes and eateries and many walks and footpaths in the area with views to the Malvern Hills and Herefordshire countryside.
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Ledbury
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Ledbury is an historic market town situated in the East of the county, about 40 minutes drive from Whitney on Wye. The town has an eclectic mix of architecture, including a distinctive 17th century market house; there are many artisan shops and tempting cafes and eateries and many walks and footpaths in the area with views to the Malvern Hills and Herefordshire countryside.

Countryside & Walking

More stunning walks with spectacular views within a short drive from Whitney on Wye.
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Black Mountains, Wales
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More stunning walks with spectacular views within a short drive from Whitney on Wye.
The stunning Brecon Beacons provide an outstanding backdrop for walkers, drivers, motor cyclists. Popular destinations include Pen-y-Fan and there are walks around reservoirs and under waterfalls.
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Brecon Beacons National Park
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The stunning Brecon Beacons provide an outstanding backdrop for walkers, drivers, motor cyclists. Popular destinations include Pen-y-Fan and there are walks around reservoirs and under waterfalls.
Beautiful walks with wild ponies, buzzards and red kites - also free grazing sheep, so dogs under close control. Amazing, far reaching views from the higher points.
The Begwyns
Beautiful walks with wild ponies, buzzards and red kites - also free grazing sheep, so dogs under close control. Amazing, far reaching views from the higher points.
The 360 degree views are well worth the climb up to the ridge line. If you have dogs, please take care of free grazing sheep and wild ponies.
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Hergest Ridge
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The 360 degree views are well worth the climb up to the ridge line. If you have dogs, please take care of free grazing sheep and wild ponies.
More amazing views and stunning surroundings, you would not believe you were so close to Hay. Apart from other people, it feels as if you are at the top of the world in the middle of nowhere!
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Hay Bluff
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More amazing views and stunning surroundings, you would not believe you were so close to Hay. Apart from other people, it feels as if you are at the top of the world in the middle of nowhere!
Whether walking or just meandering by the water's edge, this is a lovely spot to while away a few hours. NB: surrounding trails may be flooded after heavy rainfall. Refreshments at cafe.
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Llangorse Lake
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Whether walking or just meandering by the water's edge, this is a lovely spot to while away a few hours. NB: surrounding trails may be flooded after heavy rainfall. Refreshments at cafe.
Ancient stone, fabulous country views and nearby footpaths.
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Arthur's Stone
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Ancient stone, fabulous country views and nearby footpaths.
Walk from the centre of Hay, along the made-up path alongside the River Wye and admire the wonderful wooden wildlife sculptures that mark the route. The pathway (on two levels) leads to a gate and into a meadow at The Warren where your dog can take a dip if he or she is so inclined.
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The Warren
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Walk from the centre of Hay, along the made-up path alongside the River Wye and admire the wonderful wooden wildlife sculptures that mark the route. The pathway (on two levels) leads to a gate and into a meadow at The Warren where your dog can take a dip if he or she is so inclined.
Walks of varying length, beautiful trees and a Gruffalo trail for the kids, this is well worth a visit. Car park (at the time of writing) is £3. Cafe and toilets on site. Can be combined with a walk at nearby Bodenham Lakes.
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Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum
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Walks of varying length, beautiful trees and a Gruffalo trail for the kids, this is well worth a visit. Car park (at the time of writing) is £3. Cafe and toilets on site. Can be combined with a walk at nearby Bodenham Lakes.
Pretty walk around the lakes; can be combined with a visit to the nearby Queenswood Arboretum.
Bodenham Lake
Pretty walk around the lakes; can be combined with a visit to the nearby Queenswood Arboretum.
Eardisland is a very pretty village in North Herefordshire on the River Arrow. It has a developed a network of 13 circular memorial walks in memory of Eardisland residents who gave their lives for Queen and country. All the walks start at and return to the village war memorial. The walks range in distance from 1 to over 15 miles. Walk leaflets are available at a cost of 50p each from the Eardisland Community Shop and Rita's tea rooms. There are several pubs in the village for post-walk refreshments.
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Eardisland
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Eardisland is a very pretty village in North Herefordshire on the River Arrow. It has a developed a network of 13 circular memorial walks in memory of Eardisland residents who gave their lives for Queen and country. All the walks start at and return to the village war memorial. The walks range in distance from 1 to over 15 miles. Walk leaflets are available at a cost of 50p each from the Eardisland Community Shop and Rita's tea rooms. There are several pubs in the village for post-walk refreshments.

Food scene

Less than 5 minutes' walk from The Agent's House & Montgomerys Coach House, this local pub has a restaurant overlooking the River Wye. Dogs are permitted on the outside terrace or in the public (locals) bar where food is served.
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The Boat Inn
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Less than 5 minutes' walk from The Agent's House & Montgomerys Coach House, this local pub has a restaurant overlooking the River Wye. Dogs are permitted on the outside terrace or in the public (locals) bar where food is served.
A 5 minute drive from the Agent's House and Montgomery's Coach House, this pub has several cosy bars and a restaurant. Dogs are permitted in the bar where food is served and open fires make it a cosy bolt hole in the winter months.
The Rhydspence Inn
A 5 minute drive from the Agent's House and Montgomery's Coach House, this pub has several cosy bars and a restaurant. Dogs are permitted in the bar where food is served and open fires make it a cosy bolt hole in the winter months.
Three miles away, the Sun serves a good range of food and has a large garden to the side.
The Sun Inn
Three miles away, the Sun serves a good range of food and has a large garden to the side.
Less than 5 miles away with a garden; dog friendly.
The Swan
Less than 5 miles away with a garden; dog friendly.
Gastro pub with spacious indoor and outside eating areas, some of which are dog friendly, so do ask when booking. A nice range of lunch and evening meals in stylish surroundings.
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Foyles of Glasbury
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Gastro pub with spacious indoor and outside eating areas, some of which are dog friendly, so do ask when booking. A nice range of lunch and evening meals in stylish surroundings.
Dog friendly pub in Hay on Wye serving food all day and into the evening.
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The Blue Boar
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Dog friendly pub in Hay on Wye serving food all day and into the evening.
Welcomes dogs; serves lunch and dinner.
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The Old Black Lion
26 Lion St
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Welcomes dogs; serves lunch and dinner.
Very dog friendly cafe both indoors and out. Great range of food including breakfast, home made soups and cakes, as well as a wide rage of veggie options. Served all day up to early suppers. Free WiFi!
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The Granary
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Very dog friendly cafe both indoors and out. Great range of food including breakfast, home made soups and cakes, as well as a wide rage of veggie options. Served all day up to early suppers. Free WiFi!
Busy cafe serving great coffee, cakes and their own ice cream. Limited outside seating for pet owners, but you can buy take-away and find somewhere to perch if tables are occupied.
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Shepherds Parlour
9 High Town
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Busy cafe serving great coffee, cakes and their own ice cream. Limited outside seating for pet owners, but you can buy take-away and find somewhere to perch if tables are occupied.
Some lovely walks in Titley, including Wapley Wood, followed by a light lunch and a glass of something accompanied by your dog? Highly recommended restaurant for dinner, booking usually essential.
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The Stagg Inn
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Some lovely walks in Titley, including Wapley Wood, followed by a light lunch and a glass of something accompanied by your dog? Highly recommended restaurant for dinner, booking usually essential.
Fabulous food, dog friendly and with the option of many nearby walks, you won't regret planning your day around this watering hole.
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The Riverside Inn Aymestrey Herefordshire
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Fabulous food, dog friendly and with the option of many nearby walks, you won't regret planning your day around this watering hole.

Other Activities

Canoe or Kayak down the River Wye. In quieter times, look out for black swans, kingfishers and very occasionally an otter or two! Land back at the Boat Inn a minute from your accommodation and revitalise with lunch or a drink.
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Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire
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Canoe or Kayak down the River Wye. In quieter times, look out for black swans, kingfishers and very occasionally an otter or two! Land back at the Boat Inn a minute from your accommodation and revitalise with lunch or a drink.
Want to get out & about on horseback to admire the views?
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Freerein Riding Holidays
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Want to get out & about on horseback to admire the views?
Maybe you haven't ridden for years or even never? Get out into the hills with the exhilaration of an accompanied pony trek.
Tregoyd Mountain Riders
Maybe you haven't ridden for years or even never? Get out into the hills with the exhilaration of an accompanied pony trek.
No room to pack your bike? No worries, you can hire bikes and get advice on cycle routes from the team at Drovers.
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Drover Cycles
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No room to pack your bike? No worries, you can hire bikes and get advice on cycle routes from the team at Drovers.
Stuck for something to do with the kids, or fancy doing something different? Check out what this local company can offer.
Black Mountain Activities
Stuck for something to do with the kids, or fancy doing something different? Check out what this local company can offer.
For a truly memorable experience, watch in awe as Red Kites provide you with an aerobatic display at Gigrin Farm. Feeding takes place daily. For opening times, check the web site as this moves with the clock changes.
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Red Kite Feeding Station
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For a truly memorable experience, watch in awe as Red Kites provide you with an aerobatic display at Gigrin Farm. Feeding takes place daily. For opening times, check the web site as this moves with the clock changes.
If you, your family (including canines) or friends fancy a river adventure, look no further than Whitney's very own Toll Bridge team who will tailor things to suit you. You can choose from a half, full or multi-day canoeing experience to a less energetic 'paddle about'. Don't forget, you can extend your day by stopping for coffee, lunch or dinner at the Boat Inn before returning to the comfort of your bed at the Agent's House or Montgomery's Coach House!
Whitney Bridge Camping and Canoeing
If you, your family (including canines) or friends fancy a river adventure, look no further than Whitney's very own Toll Bridge team who will tailor things to suit you. You can choose from a half, full or multi-day canoeing experience to a less energetic 'paddle about'. Don't forget, you can extend your day by stopping for coffee, lunch or dinner at the Boat Inn before returning to the comfort of your bed at the Agent's House or Montgomery's Coach House!
The Black and White Trail is a driving tour taking in some of the typical black & white houses of the area, with plentiful stops at cafes and tea rooms.
Black and White Trail
The Black and White Trail is a driving tour taking in some of the typical black & white houses of the area, with plentiful stops at cafes and tea rooms.
Herefordshire is famous for its cider and you can find out more by visiting the cider museum in Hereford or by visiting one or more of the Cider Farms on the Herefordshire Cider Trail. Most have shops selling their produce and if you drive the whole way, the 59 mile circuit would give you a fantastic overview of the county.
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Hereford Cider Museum
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Herefordshire is famous for its cider and you can find out more by visiting the cider museum in Hereford or by visiting one or more of the Cider Farms on the Herefordshire Cider Trail. Most have shops selling their produce and if you drive the whole way, the 59 mile circuit would give you a fantastic overview of the county.

Houses & Gardens

National Trust house plus lovely walks around the gardens and lake (dogs allowed).
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Berrington Hall
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National Trust house plus lovely walks around the gardens and lake (dogs allowed).
House and gardens, circular routes for you and your dog(s) around the grounds and a cafe for refreshments.
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National Trust - Croft Castle and Parkland
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House and gardens, circular routes for you and your dog(s) around the grounds and a cafe for refreshments.
Narrow approach lanes, but great spot for photos and walking around the ruins; free parking (at the time of writing!) and refreshments nearby.
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Llanthony
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Narrow approach lanes, but great spot for photos and walking around the ruins; free parking (at the time of writing!) and refreshments nearby.
Pretty gardens to explore.
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National Trust - The Weir Garden
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Pretty gardens to explore.
Lovely gardens, plant shop and cafe. Could be combined with a walk up Hergest Ridge.
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Hergest Croft Gardens
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Lovely gardens, plant shop and cafe. Could be combined with a walk up Hergest Ridge.

Farm Shops and Cafes

Great local farm shop with own butchery, cheese and deli counter and much more! Wide selection of local products. Sells own ice cream; restaurant/cafe, plenty of parking.
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Oakchurch Farm Shop
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Great local farm shop with own butchery, cheese and deli counter and much more! Wide selection of local products. Sells own ice cream; restaurant/cafe, plenty of parking.
Garden Centre with local products and food; dog friendly tea room and pet department, larger restaurant serving snacks, drinks, breakfast and lunch.
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Old Railway Line Garden Centre
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Garden Centre with local products and food; dog friendly tea room and pet department, larger restaurant serving snacks, drinks, breakfast and lunch.
Monkland Cheese Dairy is a working dairy producing local, artisan cheeses. It is signposted off the A44 on the Brecon road just outside Leominster and just a hundred yards off the main road. There is plenty of parking and lovely gardens. The cafe sells home-made cakes, snacks and light lunches. From the cheese counter they sell a range of Monkland cheeses, as well as other predominently British cheeses. Just one of the possible stop-off's on the Black and White trail mentioned in this guide. Subject to Covidis-19 restrictions, it is usually possible ti take a tour of the cheesemaking or learn how to make cheese on a Cheese Experience Days.
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Monkland Cheese Dairy
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Monkland Cheese Dairy is a working dairy producing local, artisan cheeses. It is signposted off the A44 on the Brecon road just outside Leominster and just a hundred yards off the main road. There is plenty of parking and lovely gardens. The cafe sells home-made cakes, snacks and light lunches. From the cheese counter they sell a range of Monkland cheeses, as well as other predominently British cheeses. Just one of the possible stop-off's on the Black and White trail mentioned in this guide. Subject to Covidis-19 restrictions, it is usually possible ti take a tour of the cheesemaking or learn how to make cheese on a Cheese Experience Days.

Veterinary Care

In the unfortunate event your pet becomes ill or requires veterinary attention during your visit, Hay Vets are open daily and provide out of hours emergency care. Their telephone number is: 01497 820863. They have taken very good care of our own pets for over 10 years.
Hay Veterinary Group
In the unfortunate event your pet becomes ill or requires veterinary attention during your visit, Hay Vets are open daily and provide out of hours emergency care. Their telephone number is: 01497 820863. They have taken very good care of our own pets for over 10 years.