Harp Cottage

Presteigne, Powys
+44 (0)7779 737829

Characterful 17th-century cottage in a village on the Powys/Herefordshire border, with a large garden and a great pub a few minutes away


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This charming white-washed cottage is in the hillside village of Old Radnor and has sheep-filled fields behind, a church opposite and one of the best pubs in the area, The Harp, next door but one.

Wobbly wooden floors and uneven flagstones combine with Justine’s contemporary design flourishes to create a slice of shabby chic. Two wood-burners keep things cosy, and French doors lead out to a patio with a large wooden table and chairs. The garden is great for kids to scamper around in, and there’s a box of games they can rummage through; watch out for buzzards and maybe a red kite.

You’re surrounded by gorgeous countryside only five miles from the market towns of Kington and Presteigne. This is a place of deep peace, dark skies and open vistas – the view from the Harp is one of the best pub views in the country.

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We think you'll love

  • The peaceful and calming atmosphere – this is a place to decompress and recharge
  • Having a truly authentic country inn that serves great food and drink nearby
  • Being surrounded by lovely countryside and wildlife
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You should know

  • There's a quarry the other side of the hill and they blast once a week. A siren gives a two-minute warning
  • There is one shared bathroom
  • The water pressure is low


  • 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
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub next door.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £680
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 5
From £1004 beds3 bedrooms


We only stayed two nights in this magical cottage but it seemed a lot longer. It is so peaceful, welcoming and is very cosy. The beds are super comfy and the ‘linen’ bed linen is amazing to sleep under. The kitchen has everything you will need and our dogs loved all the countryside walks and everyone is super friendly. The Harp Inn next door serves wonderful food and drinks. Justine is very quick to respond. A wonderful break, thank you

Claire, Alfriston

This ancient cottage has been artfully restored in a quirky yet calm style, the floors might be uneven but the sense of peace is palpable. You are surrounded by the most sublime countryside, bursting with wildlife and outstanding walking, cycling and riding. And yet remote though you are, one of the best pubs in the borders is a stone's throw away with a pub garden that has a view to linger over.

David, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Apart from the pub and a few local walks everything else is a drive away. Kington and Presteigne have festivals throughout the summer, including arts and crafts, classical music and vintage car rallies. Hay-on-Wye, the book capital of the borders and home to the famous literary festival, is 13 miles away. Ludlow, 25 miles, is a Georgian gem packed with fun shops, cafes and restaurants. There’s superb walking on Offa's Dyke, the Mortimer Trail, Glyndwyr's Way and the Herefordshire Trail, and cycling is also excellent with off-road options available.

Local points of interest from Justine Cook

  • Harp Cottage is the perfect peaceful holiday place to read, cook, watch birds, drink wine on the terrace or doze in front of the fire on wintry afternoons. But if you must go out then there is plenty to do …
  • The Harp Inn, next door to the Cottage, is an old country pub with superb views over the valley. The Harp is famed for good food, real ales, friendly staff and quiet, considerate customers!
  • The old towns of Kington and Presteigne are ten minutes’ drive from the Cottage, with their medieval churches, Georgian streets, markets, great pubs, cafes and restaurants.
  • The Cottage is perfect for a summer of great events; the Kington Festival in June, Sheep Music in July, the Presteigne Music Festival in August, the Kington Walking Festival and the Kington Show in September. And they’re just the local events!
  • And in late May/early June the Cottage is half-an-hour from the world-famous Hay Festival. Away from the writers and the bookshops, Hay offers walks along the Wye, fascinating shops, art galleries, places to eat, and a weekly market.
  • The Cottage’s quiet setting attracts many birds, including nuthatches, buzzards, bullfinches, red kites, wrens, goldfinches, merlins, peregrines, and even the occasional goshawk …


Justine Cook

Justine and her family used to live in the cottage – you let yourself in with a key safe but Justine’s housekeeper, Jo, lives just down the road if you need anything.