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.

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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

A great 4 days away. Merbach Hill House was a wonderful place to have a family gathering of 3 generations, plus friends. There was lots of flexibility within the 3 reception rooms plus dining area...The hot tub proved to be great fun, and was enjoyed by all that wanted to use it. Happy memories.

Carol, Leicester

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 can arrange booking, transport and logistics for everything from canoeing on the Wye to cider tasting at the local farm. 

What to Expect

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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.

  • Luxury linen and fluffy bath towels
  • Wi-Fi 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, overlooking the Wye Valley
  • Outside seating area for 20 plus people, with sensational views across the Wye Valley, and brick-built coal BBQ (please bring your own charcoal)
  • Undercover outdoor lounge area within the red brick barn featuring hay bale seating 
  • Festoon lit, undercover but unheated, games room within the rustic red brick barn with a table tennis table, a dart board and a fitness/weights area
  • Children's play area under the willow tree with railway sleeper seating (outdoor play mats, books and a toy box available in the house)
  • 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 the 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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