About Croft Cottage

Croft Cottage is a comfortable and informal bed & self serve breakfast, a home away from home you could say. We are located right in the heart of the Wye Valley countryside in the hamlet of Hom Green, just 2 miles south of Ross-on-Wye.

Croft Cottage is said to be the former tenant’s cider drinking house of the historic 2000 acre Hill Court Estate, which was built from 1698 onwards. The Hill Court estate was initiated by Richard Clarke, the son of a country gentleman, whose family made their fortune importing clover seed to England in the seventeenth century.

Following the death in 1978 of Mr Trafford, the final private owner of the Hill Court estate, the tenants were given the opportunity to purchase their farms and houses they rented, during which Croft Cottage (lot 402) was sold to its tenant Mr Williams.

Today, Croft Cottage continues to be a great base to explore the scenic Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Malvern Hills and of course the beautiful 3 counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

You can enjoy walking, canoeing along the River Wye, bird-watching, stargazing, fishing and as well as visiting well  known attractions such as Symonds Yat, Hereford Cathedral, Monmouth, Gloucester Cathedral, Goodrich Castle and Tintern Abbey.

After a hard day exploring why not have a gentle stroll through the fields into Ross-on-Wye to the array of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars which is just 2 miles away.

Our Philosophy: Sustainable Living

Sustainability is a way of life for us wherever possible! We grow much of our own fruit & vegetables, compost organic waste and recycle what we can. Nothing is wasted – if we don’t eat it the hens, cat or ducks usually will.

A heat recovery ventilation system is used in the Roost which recovers 95% of the heat that you would otherwise lose through normal ventilation. We also use low energy light bulbs, have solar tubes fitted to the roof to provide energy efficient hot water to all the bathrooms, so hopefully never any shortage of hot water for guests. We also have solar panels to generate electricity, this is then used in the cottage with any surplus produced being fed back to the Grid.

The next step is moving towards using only environmentally friendly cleaning products and encouraging guests to request washing of bedding and towels, rather than automatically changing it.

Our ‘buy local’ philosophy also supports our sustainable lifestyle, by supporting local shops and businesses and produce sourced for your self serve breakfast.

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