Montpelier Cottage is a very special place hidden at the end of a track.

Montpelier Cottage in North Herefordshire is surrounded by woods but yet only five miles from the book town of Hay on Wye. There are 4 acres of garden including wild flower meadows, ponds and an orchard. Guests are free to wander as they will or walk any of the footpaths which adjoin the property. There is a willow fringed children’s’ playground tucked at the bottom of one of the fields with swings and a trampoline and climbing frame. There is also clay oven, where pizzas and flatbreads may be cooked whilst enjoying the sunset .

The garden is the creation of Noel Kingsbury, a well known garden writer, lecturer  and plantsman, helped by his wife Jo. It is open for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) on May 21 2017 and for parties by appointment.

There are 2 places to stay :

Montpelier Cottage - Garden, B&B, HerefordshireThe Eco pavilion

A straw-clay building with a green roof over a large verandah. The comfortable spacious private room has a wet room, heating, radio, WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities. The pavilion overlooks the garden and most people choose to have their breakfast sitting on the verandah though this is not obligatory! We supply own eggs, honey, jam and home bread bread is brought over in a basket each morning.

£70 per night. £10 cleaning charge if only one night is booked.

The MeadMontpelier Cottage - Garden, Shepherds Hut Herefordshireow Hut

A totally secluded quirky shepherds hut, sleeps two comfortably and has a wood burning stove. The large covered verandah has a fully equipped kitchen with a 2 ring burner and a generous seating area. The hut is in the corner of a meadow facing woodland. 50 metres from the hut are a compost loo and a gas powered shower in a cabin.

Tents may be erected for friends or children for an additional £10 regardless of size. The hut is connected to the playground and clay oven area by a stile in the corner of the meadow.

£70 a night. £10  cleaning charge if only one night is booked.

Contact Jo Eliot to book




Our Address:

Montpelier Cottage, Brilley HR36HF


52.1289264, -3.0830003