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Malvern, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here one night whilst walking the Wye Valley Way, for which this B&B is well suited. Stayed in an annex room, this was well kitted out and very clean. Owners were helpful and informed but not intrusive. Breakfast was excellent. Very highly recommended.

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

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here during your walking tour of the Wye Valley. Many thanks for your review and we hope you'll come back and stay longer next time! Regards, Claire & Kevin Braybrook

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Two nights spent here with friends to explore the area. Accommodation was comfortable and spotless, with home-made goodies in a tin on the well-supplied tea/coffee tray in the room. Breakfast was freshly-cooked from good-quality local produce and sustained us all day. Warm welcome and good advice on local eating places. I would definitely recommend.

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

Many thanks for the great review; we were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and would recommend us to others. Do come again! Regards, Claire & Kevin Braybrook

Witney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Just had 3 nights at The Bowens. The accommodation in one of the outside chalets was excellent - spotlessly clean, spacious and well appointed. This was matched by fantastic breakfasts - we hardly needed lunch! Lots of thoughtful touches - a torch, because the village is a Dark Sky area (no streetlights), slippers provided for the ceramic tiled floor in...

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and appreciated all our efforts! Thanks for the lovely comments and we do hope you'll stay here again. Regards, Claire & Kevin Braybrook

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Excellent, clean rooms, very thoughtful in terms of provision of a torch and umbrella for the very short walk into the village. It looks like the rooms have been recently refurbished, very comfortable bed and a good quality breakfast

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay here; we're pleased that you enjoyed it and hope you'll be back again soon! Best regards, Claire & Kevin Braybrook

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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...

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BowensBandB, Owner at 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

Bristol, United Kingdom
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...

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BowensBandB, Owner at 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

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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....

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BowensBandB, Owner at 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.

Oxford, United Kingdom
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...

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BowensBandB, Owner at 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!

Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 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...

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BowensBandB, Owner at 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

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 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

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 Bowens Bed and Breakfast

Address: Bowens Farm | Fownhope, Fownhope HR1 4PS, England (Formerly The Bowens Country Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Fownhope
Price Range: RM327 - RM434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bowens Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Brick, centrally heated chalets behind house, shielded from main road (not noisy, anyway). Recommended, plus outside seating for warm days”
ramonar826, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have perfect views. Persons with mobility issues may find the rooms at the back are best - ask before booking.”
CLR90, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you want to get away early (like us fishermen) ask for one of the courtyard rooms.”
963mauricej, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The "chalets" are very good.”
cornelisv663, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I don't think you could go wrong here.”
madhack, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
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