This is 'cider orchard and mistletoe' country which has wonderful views, unspoilt countryside, gardens, tea shops, local produce and good food. Do come and explore the area - Hay on Wye, Hereford and Kington are easily accessed on 'A' roads. The Welsh Marches are steeped in history but also offer a range of activities from canoeing to karting, pony trekking to jousting, clay shooting to flying - or come and relax and retreat. Whatever your style of holiday, we look forward to giving you a warm welcome.
Families are very welcome at Arboyne House. We have a safe, enclosed garden and Holly Lodge has games and children's books. We have plenty of storage for bikes and so on. Eardisley Millennium Green has space to play, picnic and paddle in a gentle stream. Enjoy meeting miniature animals at The Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre or explore the Judges' Lodgings and Hereford Cathedral: both are very family-friendly. Walking, cycling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, go-karting and tennis are available nearby. Horse-riding, adventure activities and boating are easily accessible.
Some of our guests enjoying Offas Dyke Path
EXPLORE THE AREA
Enjoy discovering the delights and friendliness of this area. Hay-on-Wye is, of course, famous for books and its annual Literary Festival and sits on the lovely river Wye. Kington is a traditional small border town on the Offa's Dyke path. Eardisley itself is part of the 'Black and White Village' trail. If you like gardens, our local favourites are Hergest Croft, Brobury House and The Weir Garden. Through the year there are village fetes and shows, open gardens, harvest, Christmas and even wassailing events - chances to observe local life in action.
Hay-on-Wye - book lovers paradise!
Come and use Arboyne House as a base for multi-activity holidays. Walks radiate from Eardisley including the Herefordshire trail which passes our door. There are quiet lanes to cycle, tennis and croquet in the village, fishing close by at Letton Court, canoeing on the River Wye and swimming and golf at Kington. Within a short drive are pony trekking, go-karting and the black mountains for hiking and mountain-biking. Challenging multi-activities are available at Oakerwood Activities, Black Mountain Activities and Llangorse centres. Or try a special experience such as flying lessons, clay shooting, medieval jousting, carriage riding or a rally driving course.
RELAX AND RETREAT
We would love to give you the opportunity to step out of the demands of everyday life during your stay at Arboyne House. Our garden has tranquil spaces to enjoy. Stroll along quiet lanes, through unspoilt fields and woodlands. In the village you can be pampered at the Pure Beauty salon, enjoy a cream tea at The Strand and try the local Eardisley cider. Very local attractions include peaceful Brobury House and gardens or you might relax and drift down the River Wye on a canoe.
Do ask if you are interested in a guided Christian retreat.
Local cheeses for sale at The Mouse Trap, Leominster
HOLIDAYS FOR FOODIES
We are fortunate to live in an area where good food is celebrated. We recommend that you start right next door! - at The Tram Inn, one of the most popular 'gastro-pubs' in the area. Do book: 01544 327251. In nearby Almeley and in Kington and Hay-on-Wye independent shops select the best local produce.
Other highlights include:
Ludlow, the 'foodie capital of The Marches'
Talgarth Mill with its cafe and bakery
Many local food and drink festivals
Eardisley's own Orgasmic Cider
............ or follow the Black and White Village trail and you will find tasty treats at every stop!
This is a fascinating area for uncovering the past. Highlights include:
The world-famous Eardisley font
The black and white cottages of traditional Herefordshire
A whole string of medieval and even older castles along the Welsh border including Ludlow, Hay-on-Wye and Hampton Court
Hereford Cathedral - including the Mappa Mundi - and many other delightful ancient churches, often open to the public
Museums highlights are The Judges' Lodgings at Presteigne and Hereford Water and Cider museums
National Trust properties include The Weir, Croft Castle, Berrington Hall and Lower Brockhampton.
You can learn to drive a horse and carriage or join a medieval jousting experience.
Leominster is a wonderful place to browse for antiques and treasures.