The Hyde

Bromyard, Herefordshire
+44 (0)1885 410321
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Beautifully restored medieval hall house – perfect for big family gatherings, with separate cottage, replica steam train and secluded garden


12 beds


10 bedrooms


Sleeps 20

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Beamed ceilings are ten a penny over here in Herefordshire, but not the original medieval ones. Peta and Ivo’s renovation of The Hyde is nothing short of spectacular, letting the building’s lengthy history sing through its auction-sourced antiques, wonky ceilings and meat hooks protruding (safely) from the kitchen ceiling. All generations will relish the opportunity to explore all the nooks and crannies both inside and out.

You’ll have the whole place to yourself – the main house, and the cottage across the courtyard with four extra bedrooms if the space is needed. A veritable army of helpers are used to fulfil all manner of requests, including delicious food ready to put in the oven or a wander down to the award-winning restaurant on the estate.

The best quirk can be found in the garden: for an extra charge you can chug around the grounds through stations, steam billowing through tunnels and viaducts on the narrow gauge railway.

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We think you'll love

  • Eating in Pensons restaurant
  • Spending a couple of hours on one of the longest narrow-gauge private steam railways in the country
  • Discovering the area: antique shops in Ludlow and Leominster, the Mappa Mundi at Hereford Cathedral, walking in the Malvern Hills
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You should know

  • The house has a few low beams and sloping roofs
  • You might not achieve super-fast broadband speed


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Pubs/restaurants 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £500
Weekly price
from £3500
1 House for 20
From £50012 beds10 bedrooms


We stayed at the Hyde for a week for a family gathering, 14 of us, although we had hoped for 4 more of our family to come too. We had the most fabulous week. The houses are wonderful - ancient, but with all modern conveniences. Every single bedroom was lovely. The house was well maintained and extraordinarily clean for such an old property. Facilities were second to none, with plenty of outside space for croquet, rounders, penalty shoot-outs. The hot tub was cleaned regularly. We had great fun on the lake with inflatables we'd brought. I highly recommend this place - worth every penny.

Rachel, Twickenham

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The neighbourhood

The Hyde is a Grade II listed medieval hall house on the beautiful Herefordshire-Worcestershire border. Pheasant and guinea fowl roam the gardens, there’s a stocked trout lake and you can book a ride on the steam train at an extra cost. The Herefordshire countryside rolls out as far as the eye can see.The nearest towns of Tenbury Wells and Bromyard have a choice of pubs (five miles); Ludlow or the Malvern Hills are both around 30 minutes’ drive away, Hay-on-Wye just under an hour.


Peta & Ivo Darnley

The Darnleys have been running the Netherwood Estate for the last 10 years during which time they have renovated The Hyde and The Freeth, creating two stylish holiday lets. Their latest exciting new project is Pensons Restaurant. In partnership with renowned chef Lee Westcott, Pensons offer evolving seasonal menus and have already been awarded a Michelin star.