It’s 5 years since I started this blog. I’d never have imagined I’d keep it going this long. My very first post was called “A trip to Herefordshire”, and I found myself back there at the same farm, a couple of weeks ago. Back then, Adrian Koppens had just rescued a wreck of an old farmhouse, nestled under a ridge of hills that forms the Welsh border, turning it into a wonderful country home. In the intervening years he has converted some outbuildings into a couple of delightful holiday lets. If you want to get away from it all, you could hardly find a more remote spot in the southern half of Britain. That said, you’re only a few twisting lanes away from the bookshops of Hay on Wye to the north, and the food and markets of Abergavenny to the south. And the immediate area is also surprisingly well served with good places to eat. Top of my list is the Bull’s Head just down the road, and in the nearby village of Michaelchurch is the wonderful Bridge Inn. But the main reasons for a visit, are the peace and tranquility, and the glorious landscape.
The cottages and farm