Mrs Higgs’ Woodland Retreat


  • Enjoy this unique cottage retreat, nestled in vibrant woodland
  • Relax in the private hot tub on your doorstep
  • Go off grid and explore the beautiful natural world around you
£245 per night
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What you'll do

Stay in this unique and isolated woodland house, take time for yourself and your loved ones, remove yourself from the craze of your every day life so you can truly relax in this woodland retreat!

This peaceful, private cottage will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Built in 1835 as a hunting lodge this is a charming little stone house.

Since then, the forest has slowly reclaimed it, and despite modernity advancing all around, for Mrs Higgs’ Cottage tucked away in the woods, time has stood still.

The entrance hall leads onto a small landing and to the two bedrooms upstairs – one double and one twin, with beds made up and ready.

Down ladder -style stairs (this might be too steep for small children or the less agile) there is an open plan kitchen and seating area with a cosy sofa and log burning stove – perfect for winter retreats.

The bathroom is in a wooden outhouse accessed at the back of the lodge, with hot shower, hand basin and flushing toilet.

The cottage is totally off grid, being too far into the woods to be connected. Electricity is from solar panels, water is pumped up from the original spring well, although bottled water is provided for drinking.

Heating throughout is from wood burning stoves only, however a few concessions to modernity such as a gas stove, instant hot water and a flushing loo, mean that it’s not too primitive. There is also a wonderful wood fired hot tub right next to the cottage which guests can use in total privacy.

Set within a 2,500-acre private estate, remote retreats and examples of unique accommodation like this are few and far between, with privacy, peace, and only deer, owls, badgers and other forest dwellers as your neighbours.

What's included


  • Accommodation for four in two bedrooms, one with a double and one with two single beds
  • Essentials (towels, soap, shampoo)
  • Wood fired outdoor Hot tub
  • Kitchen with gas hob and solar powered fridge
  • Wood burning stove
Your local host


We offer glamping at four individual camps on our family estate, set on the borders of England and Wales along the Wye Valley. A member of our friendly team is always available to contact during your stay.

We offer glamping at four individual camps on our family estate, set on the borders of England and Wales along the Wye Valley. A member of our friendly team is always available to contact during your stay.


You will be staying in Byford, a beautiful village along the River Wye in Herefordshire. You will be provided with exact location details when you have booked.


Can I bring my dog?

Well behaved dogs are allowed, but please be aware that some camps may well have sheep very nearby. There is a £15 extra charge per dog.

Is food provided?

No, food is not provided however you have a kitchen with adequate cooking facilities and a fridge.

What should I bring?

Come prepared for an outdoor adventure! In wet weather, the paths to the sites can get muddy, so appropriate footwear is a must. There is no TV or internet connection, so books and games are a good idea.

Where do I park?

You will be met at a meeting point and then guided up to the camp.
Parking is available nearby for winter months and you will be transferred in an appropriate vehicle, or you can follow if you have a car that is suitable for the track.
You will be given a brief tour and then left in peace. 
Please note this is a bumpy track and not suitable for low hung sports cars!

Is there a mobile signal?

Yes you should be able to use mobile phones and you will be able to contact the host throughout your stay if you have any questions

What time is check in and check out?

Check in is any time after 3pm, check out is before 10am.

Can I go fishing?

Fishing is available by arrangement and for an extra charge paid directly to the gamekeeper on the estate.

Does the camp have electricity?

Please be aware that these camps are OFF GRID and there is no normal electricity. We do have solar for light, wood for heat and cooking, gas for cooking and hot water. Each camp has a fully flushing loo and a small solar-powered or gas-powered fridge. There is no wi-fi at the camps and no electricity sockets.

How do I get there?

2 days before arrival, Susie the Manager will contact you to discuss your ETA and also arrange the meeting place (postcode HR4 7JU). From the meeting point you'll be escorted to your campsite/accommodation. *Please note, guest mobile numbers must be given to the host upon booking to ensure an easy meet up.

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