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We are a family run business offering:-

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Self-catering Cottage

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We welcome couples, singles, children & pets to our original GWR station in the beautiful 'Marches' area midway between Hereford and Abergavenny.

Cottage from gardenSelf - catering

Our self - catering cottage which sleeps 5 offers:-       

* Two bedrooms - 1 double room & 1 twin room with additional bed in alcove.

  Both rooms have washbasins and shaver points

 All bedding, towels etc are provided free ( all beds have duvets with extra blankets). 

* A large lounge with dining area overlooking the railway line, 

   with access to the fenced station  platform.

Platform* Heating is gas fired central heating ( included in the price)

* For cooking there is a gas cooker and microwave.

* Iron & ironing board are provided with washing facilities 

   available on request.

There is a fenced area outside the front door with garden chairs etc and access to the large garden which guests are welcome to use.

Children and pets are very welcome but please bear in mind the proximity of the railway line.

This is now a no smoking establishment.

Rates for 2015:  380 per week (all inclusive)

         Deposit 60 per week  

        Short breaks available off peak at 60 per night

                                for a minimum of two nights.

Layout Plan of Cottage


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Dining room Lounge Bedroom

 

Station houseBed and Breakfast

Our Accommodation comprises:

          * A ground floor family room (sleeping 3)
              with 1 double and 1 single bed.
              Ensuite facilities.

Tea/coffee making facilities and colour TV provided.

Room overlooks the railway line.

This is now a no smoking establishment.

Rates:     30 per person per night      Children half price (3 - 14)

              Deposit 20 per person 

 

Interests for those interested in the Railway

* Original GWR station buildings

* Passing passenger & freight trains on the

  'North and West' route from Cardiff/Newport

   to Shrewsbury/Crewe and the North.

* GWR lower quadrant semaphore signals

* Superb photographic locations.

* Plenty of trains to see at Newport or Cardiff (25 mins / 45 mins from Abergavenny).

* Preserved railways within easy reach including Severn Valley, Dean Forest and Brecon Mountain.

* Nearby traces of the Golden Valley branch to Hay-on-Wye.

For the Walker

* Local Walks in beautiful surroundings to Ewyas Harold,

  Abbeydore, Grosmont & Kilpeck.

*The Offa's Dyke Path and Wye Valley Walk are within 

  reach.

* Good bus services to other places of interest.

For the Motorist

* Easy access from the A465 midway between Hereford &

   Abergavenny, only 30 mls from the M4/5.

* Good 'B' road access to the Golden Valley, 

   Black Mountains, Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

* A chance to visit the interesting towns of Hereford( home of the Mappa Mundi), Ross-on-Wye,

  Ledbury, Leominster and many more. There are too many to list them all, Practically every town

  and Village has something of note for the visitor to see, like Kilpeck's Norman church, 

 Abbeydore's Cistercian Abbey still used as a Parish church and Goodrich with its fine castle.

* Buying quality Herefordshire produce from the excellent local suppliers.

*Have a day trip to Wales and explore Hay-on-Wye (town of books), Brecon, Abergavenny,

  Monmouth and many more like Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle with their three border

  Castles.

* There is so much to do you will need to come again and again and we look forward to welcoming 

   you to this lovely part of Britain. 

 

Pontrilas Station was built by the Newport, Abergavenny & Hereford Railway, and opened on 6th December 1853. There was an initial service of four trains each way daily between Hereford and Newport.
The N.A.& H. Railway was subsequently absorbed by the Great Western Railway in 1863, the line later being jointly owned with the L.M.S.R.
The Golden Valley Railway branch line to Hay-on-Wye was opened on 1st September 1881 as far as Dorstone and later extended to Hay. The new station junction involved considerable addition to the track layout and buildings at Pontrilas.
The signal box, built by Mackenzie & Holland in 1880, contains 42 levers of which about half are still currently in use. At the present time the box is manned from 5am to 11pm in two shifts, and is 'switched out' at night and on Sundays mornings.
The Golden Valley branch, which led a precarious existence, closed to passengers on 15th December 1941, and was progressively truncated for freight traffic. From 3rd June 1957 only the short section into the MOD depot remained open, this finally closing in1969.

With the cessation of local stopping trains on the main line, passenger services to Pontrilas ceased on 9th June 1958, and the station was closed to goods traffic on 12th October 1964.
After closure the station premises were sold off, and converted for residential use.

A serious fire in 1980 severely damaged part of the premises, which lay derelict until our arrival in 1990, when we commenced rebuilding into self-catering holiday accommodation. Some 50 trains pass during the 24 hours on weekdays, approximately half comprising the hourly 'Express Sprinter' service from Cardiff to Manchester - 170 miles taking 3hrs 15min including 11 stops. Cottage
Some services run to Holyhead or Crewe. Freight services run regularly throughout the day and night, the main traffic being steel products from South Wales to Deeside. Other regular traffic is stone from Moreton-on-Lugg,  Freightliner and Enterprise services.

Please contact us at Station House:

Phone/fax: 01981-240564

For further details:

www.herefordholidays.co.uk



Current Availability

Self-Catering Cottage:

B&B

  • Bookings now being taken for 2015
  • Price for 2015 £380 per week
  • 31st January - 16th February
  • 20th February - 31st March
  • 11th April - 2nd May
  • 16th May - 20th June
  • 27th June - 25th July
  • 1st August - 8th August
  • 15th August onwards
  • Please call for B&B availability.
  • Open all year.
  • Ground floor ensuite room (double & single) Single, doubles and families welcome.
  • 2015 price is £30 per person per night

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