Merbach Hill House

Merbach Hill House Heart of England

A delightful Herefordshire hideaway

Utterly delightful. No other words will do. Merbach Hill House is a dream hideaway in the beautiful Wye Valley, close to the border of England and Wales. Extended around the original 17th century stone farmhouse, it’s surrounded by five acres of undulating Herefordshire countryside, in which it feels firmly rooted. Stay in the old farmhouse, where the interior décor takes inspiration from nature’s palette – fresh, colourful and inviting. Or choose one of the five modern, split-level, self-contained suites, where you can retreat for sanctuary. Gather in the spacious living areas, which include the double-height dining hall, many cosy lounges, and a large, sociable country kitchen. Dream-like days with games on the lawn drift into perfect evenings enjoying views of the Wye Valley from the wood-fired hot tub, telling stories around the firepit or partying in the rustic barn. Out and about, enjoy country walks from the doorstep, browse the famous book town of Hay on Wye or take a walk in the Black Mountains, Offas Dyke or Wye Valley walk.. Sleeping up to 18 guests in nine restful king-size bedrooms with eight large bathrooms, Merbach Hill House lends itself to multi-generational get togethers, special celebrations and corporate escapes.

A note about COVID…

We’re delighted with the news that we’re able to accept guests once more from 12 April 2021. From that date there are some restrictions, so please be aware of these when booking:

  • From 12 April 2021 – We can accept bookings from a single household (prices are based on use of the Farmhouse only - incl. hot tub and games room)
  • From 17 May 2021 – We can accept bookings from groups from up to TWO households
  • From 21 June 2021 – we can accept bookings as normal, with no COVID-based restrictions.

We are, naturally, very excited about welcoming guests back to our houses! 

Topleft Bottomright

Guest Reviews

What a gorgeous, relaxing place! My family and I had such a lovely weekend break here. It's a beautiful part of the country - plenty to see, and lots of walking and exploring to do nearby. Kari and Chris were wonderful hosts too! 10/10!

Alice, London

Enjoy a host of inspiring activities

Fill your days with relaxing or exciting activities within the house and grounds. From restorative spa treatments, life drawing classes and Pilates to botanical gin making, murder mystery evenings and walks with hawks, your choice is wide and varied and we do all the organising for you. Off-site, we arrange booking, transport and logistics for everything from canoeing on the Wye to cider tasting at the local farm.  

What to Expect

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Merbach Hill House just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house.  If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

Merbach Hill House
  • Luxury linen and fluffy towels
  • WiFi broadband (inc. in the Annexe)
  • Three lounges in the main farmhouse 
  • A large well-equipped kitchen suitable for self-catering or for a private chef
  • An impressive yet cosy double height beamed dining hall with wood burning stove
  • 8 seater wood-fired hot tub overlooking the Wye Valley
  • Fire-pit area with seating for many and overlooking the Wye Valley
  • Outside seating area for 20 plus people, with sensational views across the Wye and is perfect for summer BBQs
  • Undercover outdoor lounge area in the red brick barn featuring hay bale seating 
  • Undercover games room in the red brick barn with flexible seating with a foldable table tennis table within the red brick barn
  • Numerous garden games e.g. volleyball, rounders, quoits, swing-tennis and more
  • Children's play area under the willow with swing chair, railway sleeper seating, outdoor play mats, book library and a toy box make this a child friendly haven
  • Bell tent for summer afternoon lazing or little ones retreat or teenage campouts (there is a small charge for this, please see FAQs)
  • Two huge private fields with magnificent views you can enjoy for bug hunting, quiet yoga, bird watching, tree hugging, hedgerow foraging or just sitting on a picnic blanket enjoying the buzz of quiet country wilderness
  • Field walks from the doorstep to the public right of way across a stunning landscape – either level circular walks to Hardwick Church or uphill linear adventures to Little Mountain or Merbach to gain even better views
  • Designated parking for up to 10 cars and gated front entrance at roadside with hedgerow borders onto fields


Located near the world-famous book town of Hay on Wye on the border of Herefordshire and Wales. Three hours drive from West London, one hour North of Cardiff and one hour West of the Cotswolds.

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