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The Setting
The house and cottages are set in five acres of riverside meadows, most of which you are free to walk in. They overlook the River Lugg and their gardens border the banks of the river. The pictured bridge is clearly visible from the cottages and the house.
You can start a variety of walks and cycling trips from here. The scenery is lovely and still very rural. In the summer, look at the grapes growing in our vineyard.

The village of Bodenham

We are on the edge of the village, ten minutes walk from the (see photo) England's Gate Inn, a country pub with good food. A garage and general stores are less than five minutes drive and there is also a Post Office and other shops. We have a historic church, chapel and a nine hole golf course. There is a Nature Reserve based on Bodenham lakes.


Within 10 miles
There's plenty to visit and do, including Hereford with its cathedral and Cider Museum, Leominster with its antique shops, Queenswood Country Park, Hampton Court Gardens, the Black and White villages, Shortwood Family Farm, Farmers' Markets, Broadfield Court Vineyard, Berrington Hall, Wellington Garden Centre and Craft Market and other golf courses and driving ranges.

Further afield
Ludlow (food and drink), Ross on Wye, Eastnor Castle, Cheltenham (shopping and horse racing), Malvern (walking and rural shows), Worcester (china and porcelain), Hay on Wye (books and art) are all easy days out. You can also explore over the border into Wales.

The River
The banks of the River Lugg and we have 300 yards of them, are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Fifty species of birds have been seen including buzzard (daily), kingfisher, green sandpiper and dipper. Dragon flies and rabbits abound and you may be lucky to see an otter.
Trout, barbell, chub and grayling have been caught and we make no charge to guests for fishing from the banks.
You may launch your own canoe from our banks or from a public platform by the river bridge.

Bodenham Forge, Bodenham, Herefordshire HR1 3JZ. Tel: 01568 797144 Email: salmacourtney@yahoo.co.uk