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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I stayed at the Bowens B&B for one night to avoid the stress of a long drive before an interview locally. I just wanted a nice quiet night to prepare for my meeting, but my short stay was so much more than that. I had such a warm welcome from the family. My room was a delight, so well appointed...

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

What a great review, thank you so much! We're pleased to hear that your stay here was a good start to your Hereford trip and hope the interview went well? Best regards, Claire & Kevin Braybrook

Sebastopol, California, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2014

First off, the village of Fownhope is so charming that I kept expecting a dead body to turn up. That's because most of my exposure to villages as charming as Fownhope has been through BBC detective shows. But I digress. The room was comfortable and well appointed, the hosts were friendly and efficient. It's a great place. I echo the...

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

Many thanks for the wonderful review: we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Herefordshire and at The Bowens. Best regards, Kevin & Claire Braybrook

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Usually a hotel girl I have always steered away from b & bs however, after staying at Bowens b & b I have definitely changed that view. We were greeted on arrival with a warm welcome and shown to our room which was a light and airy courtyard room , immaculate not a speck of dust anywhere and toiletries which...

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

So glad that you were pleased with your room; hopefully next time you can try our breakfasts!

Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed at The Bowens for a wedding in one of the very comfortable courtyard rooms. There is everything that you could possibly need plus an excellent breakfast with local produce. Suffice to say that the pork sausages were the best I have ever tasted! If you're really lucky you may get to throw a ball for Bella the Labrador...

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

Your very positive comments are very welcome, thank you! Especially pleased to hear that you enjoyed the sausages from Pork & Two Veg.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We have just returned from a lovely stay at the Bowens where we had a quiet, peaceful courtyard room. It was very spacious and extremely comfortable with a well equipped bathroom. The grounds are delightful with plenty of places to sit and relax. We were very well looked after and enjoyed a delicious breakfast every morning. It is a great...

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

Many thanks for the great review, we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We actually live(d) in Fownhope when we stayed here for 2 nights last week.Sadly we have now moved out of the area but wanted somewhere to escape the packing up of our house each day! We must have driven past hundreds of times and seen the lovely house but we were still pleasantly surprised at how nice it is ....

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

We're glad you were pleased with your stay with us and hope you'll choose the Bowens again when you return to Fownhope.

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed in a spacious and comfortable courtyard room with well equipped bathroom, all in quiet country setting. We were greeted with a warm welcome and enjoyed a very good breakfast ...everything we wanted from an overnight stay.

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we're very glad you enjoyed your stay here: sorry that we didn't respond earlier.

cheltenham
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We stayed at the Bowens for one night on the 5th April with some friends, we had courtyard rooms which were lovely, everything we needed, very warm and the beds very comfortable. The main house is beautiful and the views from the breakfast room are very nice. The hosts were lovely and the breakfast was great. On the Saturday evening...

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

Many thanks for your great review; we're glad you enjoyed your stay here and the local hospitality! Please come back and stay with us again when you are next in the area. Regards, Kevin and Claire Braybrook

California
Reviewed 22 March 2014

There are few words to describe the Bowens. We came for several days and stayed in the cottage. The Innkeepers Claire and Kevin are truly wonderful and kind. The food was delicious and the grounds were beautiful. We slept so well here! I would highly recommend The Bowens and plan to come back again. I won't stay anywhere else in...

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

What a glowing review; thank you so much! You and your party were an absolute delight to have staying here and we really do hope you will stay with us again when you next visit England and Fownhope. Best regards, Claire & Kevin

Westlake Village, California
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We stayed at The Bowens for 4 nights in March 2014. In fact we are still here! I can't say enough about the wonderful hospitality Clair and Kevin showed us. Very accomadating, the Inn itself is quite comfortable. Home away from home. I would highly recommend staying here. Oh and the sausage to die for!! Chuck and Merle Levy

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

Many thanks for your delightful review! Hosting you and your lovely family was a pleasure; we sincerely hope you will find a reason to return to Herefordshire and stay with us again in the future. Best regards, Kevin, Claire and family

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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 The Bowens Bed and Breakfast

Address: Fownhope HR1 4PS, England (Formerly The Bowens Country Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Fownhope
Price Range: RM327 - RM432 (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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“Brick, centrally heated chalets behind house, shielded from main road (not noisy, anyway). Recommended, plus outside seating for warm days”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 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
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