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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed at 'The Bowens' for eight nights while we did a mini tour of Herefordshire. The B&B was spotless clean and nothing was too much trouble for the hosts Kevin & Claire. Breakfast was wonderful and set you up for the day. We had one of the Chalet type rooms away from the main house but was very comfortable... More 

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a glowing review; we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us and do hope you will return in the future. Many thanks, Claire & Kevin More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I had a superb experience at The Bowens. Booked at the last minute after a change of plans and I was lucky they had a room free, the last one. I was going fishing on the nearby River Wye, which is stunning and great for walking along or boating down as well. Right from the start they were friendly and... More 

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Will, thanks so much for the great review. We're pleased that we met all your needs and hope you'll stay with us longer next time so we can get those 5*! Best regards, Claire & Kevin More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Took my mother and her friend (both octogenarians) to enjoy some leisure time. The welcome, service, cleanliness and ambience from Kevin and Clare was outstanding - nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was superb with locally sourced produce, even the eggs are from their own chickens. Two very polite children and a gorgeous Labrador called Bella, all had endless energy.... More 

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review; we appreciate the very favourable feedback and good to hear that you all had a good time. Regards Claire, Kevin and family. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Two fishermen back again to stay on three occasions in July/August at this excellent venue - very convenient to the Wye. Comfy beds, all the facilities you could want and a great breakfast (enough to last us all day on the riverbank) with owners, and their son, who are very welcoming and helpful. We all think that it would be... More 

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Maurice, we were a bit worried when we read the review title, but very pleased when we read the rest of it! So glad you enjoyed your stays with us and look forward to your return. Just sorry we couldn't influence the fishing! And, don't worry, there is no chance of us ever going on TV! More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Claire and Kevin looked after us very well at their lovely home in Fownhope. This included collecting us from the river Wye as we had arrived by canoe, and taking us back to the river the following day. The house is full of charm and character, and quiet. The room was clean and comfortable, and breakfast was top quality. Our... More 

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Jane & Simon, thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and good to hear that you enjoyed your night here. We hope you'll return again in the future. Regards from Claire & Kevin Braybrook More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The owners were extremely friendly and helpful, served a lovely breakfast, the accommodation was very good. Highly recommended, a great base to tour Herefordshire and the Cotswolds. The location, Fownhope, is a quaint little village with 3 options for meals within easy walking distance and Fownhope is only 10-15min from Hereford by car.

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks for the lovely review; we were glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend the Bowens to others. Regards, Claire & Kevin Braybrook More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Good B&B located on the main road through Fownhope. The accomodation we used consists of small "chalets" behind the main building. These are completely furnished with bedroom and toilet. Breakfast is in the main building and is very good. The owners are very friendly and helpful. For diner, I advise the Green Man just down the road. There is a... More 

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review after your stay. Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Bowens and in our lovely village. Best regards, Claire & Kevin Braybrook. More 

madhack
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We were on the top floor and the room was more than comfortable. The outdoor space was also lovely. The village is delightful and the pub food down the block excellent. The family that runs the B&B have a great touch and the breakfast was perfect. Catch the bell-ringing across the street from the B&B.

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very positive review; we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us and hope the rest of your Herefordshire walking trip. Pleased you enjoyed the bell ringing too! Best regards, Claire & Kevin Braybrook More 

Tadworth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Exceptionally clean, lovely and light, great location. Room had everything. Comfy bed and a good shower and bath. Friendly owner would definitely go back. The country location was great for both Hereford and Worcester. Ludlow was also nearby with its great variety of shops.

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Lyn. It was a pleasure to meet you and we do hope you'll stay again when you're in the area on business. Best regards Claire & Kevin More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Excellent accommodation and friendly owner; lovely position; very comfortable; good parking and great breakfast. We would have loved to have stayed longer as the village is in a most attractive part of England and a good base to visit Hereford and the Wye Valley.

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BowensBandB, Owner at The Bowens Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We really appreciate the lovely review and hope you'll be able to stay longer next time you're visiting Herefordshire. Regards, Claire & Kevin. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful Georgian Farmhouse set in tranquil village 7 miles from Hereford. Rooms are located in independent courtyard buildings; breakfast is served in the dining room of the main house. The village of Fownhope has two pubs, a restaurant in the local leisure centre and a store, all within short walking distance. Many nearby local attractions, walks and great fishing! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bowens Bed and Breakfast

Address: Fownhope HR1 4PS, England (Formerly The Bowens Country Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Fownhope
Price Range: $99 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bowens Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All the rooms have perfect views. Persons with mobility issues may find the rooms at the back are best - ask before booking.”
 of 5 bubbles CLR90, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you want to get away early (like us fishermen) ask for one of the courtyard rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 963mauricej, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The "chalets" are very good.”
 of 5 bubbles cornelisv663, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I don't think you could go wrong here.”
 of 5 bubbles madhack, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Idyllic setting, in easy reach of Hereford”
 of 5 bubbles 176DavidM, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
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