Bredward Farm, Kington
Herefordshire HR5 3HP

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The Ryeland

B & B in an original Dorset Shepherd’s Hut.

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Nestled in the heart of Herefordshire at the foothills of Hergest Ridge you will find 'The Ryeland' on a working farm. Your stay will be truly relaxing and will take you back in time.

The Shepherd's Hut, made by the 'Reeve's' Company, has been completely renovated and dates back to around 1890, when it was used by Shepherds during the lambing season on the Dorset Downs. I bought it in 2012 and it has been lovingly restored and tastefully furnished.

In the evenings the Hut is heated by a wood burner and lit by electric lighting. When you wake you have the choice of having your breakfast in the farmhouse or you will find a breakfast hamper full of local produce has been delivered to your door for you to enjoy at your leisure.

The Hut

The Ryeland - Shepherd's Hut

Situated in the corner of a field, under an Ash tree is the Hut, overlooking the rolling countryside. You enter the Hut by climbing a short flight of steps to a split stable door. On the left is a small stove which can provide plenty of warmth even in the chilliest of evenings. Also on the left there is a small oak Welsh dresser and opposite is a small chest of drawers. A small window above overlooks the fields and Hergest Ridge. At the far end of the Hut there is a daybed that converts into a double bed. All bed linen is provided.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the Hut and we have also provided a barbecue and seating The Ryeland - Shepherd's Hutarea close to the Hut in order that you can enjoy your stay in full, but please note that we do not provide a television. We would like to remind you that ‘The Ryeland’ is bed and breakfast and not self-catering. Therefore we would kindly request that you do not prepare cooked food in the Hut.

The Shower Room and Toilets

A new toilets and shower room is available for your use in a separate building about 50 yards away. Toiletries and towels are provided.


The Ryeland - Shepherd's HutA unique feature of your stay is a breakfast in the farmhouse or breakfast brought to you for enjoying in the privacy of the Shepherd’s Hut. The breakfast hamper will be, when possible, locally sourced and left by the door of the Hut at your requested time. There is a choice of cereals, yoghurt, fruit juice, a cooked breakfast and homemade bread and jams with a selection of teas and coffee available. Where possible, special diets can be catered for but please let us know in advance.

Rates and Services  

The Hut sleeps two people and is available at the following rate:-

£30.00 p.p.p.n.

Inclusive of sheets, towels, and locally sourced breakfast, charcoal and wood for the wood burner.

Please phone 01544 231462 or e-mail us for booking enquiries.


We require the payment on arrival and it is to be paid by cheque or cash as we do not have the facilities to take card payments.

Things to know  

Important information about staying at 'The Ryeland' that you should know before arriving:-

Arrival and Departure
You are welcome to arrive at our Hut from 5pm.  Should you require an earlier time then please confirm this first with us.  Departure should be no later than 12 midday.

Things to Bring with you 
We are situated in a beautiful valley but the ground can become quite water-logged.  If the weather has been very wet than it would be a good idea to bring sturdy waterproof shoes or wellington boots with you.

We realise many of you have well-behaved dogs who would love to come on holiday with you.  However out of consideration for all our guests, we have made a policy of not allowing dogs in 'The Ryeland'.

To check the availability of 'The Ryeland' visit our availability page.

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