Lower Wythall is a luxury bed and breakfast set in a beautiful, Grade II Elizabethan, timber-framed house in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. It nestles in a quiet, rural setting with 1.3 acres of gardens, and views across the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Lower Wythall has been awarded a “TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2019”, presented to the top 25 B&Bs is the UK and to less than 1% of all accommodations listed on TripAdvisor.

Just minutes from the M50 and only a five-minute drive into Ross-on-Wye, Lower Wythall is also well-located for the many activities the Wye Valley has to offer including canoeing, kayaking, cycling and walking.

Lower Wythall is within a five-minute drive of local wedding venues: Bishopswood House, Flanesford Priory, Inn on the Wye and Parkfields.

Guests at Lower Wythall can look forward to a good night’s sleep on a luxury Hypnos bed with cool white cotton bed linen. Every room is ensuite with a luxury modern  double-ended slipper bath and/or a state-of-the-art mains pressure steam shower.

The first meal of the day is an essential part of any Bed and Breakfast stay, and Lower Wythall doesn’t disappoint. Guests can enjoy a full English breakfast or seasonal special as well as a selection of cereals including homemade muesli or granola and fresh fruit.

All ingredients are sourced from the local area wherever possible.

There is super-fast Wi-Fi throughout the property and free parking on site.

Lower Wythall – a modern day stay that’s been 450 years in the making

Three minutes with Sheila and Guy, your hosts

Sheila is a retired pharmacist and an enthusiastic gardener with a passion for home baking.  Guy was an experienced finance director in the publishing sector and in his youth a breakfast chef at a family-run hotel. Both of them have always wanted to run a bed and breakfast and live in an historic house.

Here they give guests the lowdown on what makes them tick:

Favourite place to visit in the local area:
Sheila: Goodrich Castle. An impressive medieval castle with stunning views, only a few minutes’ drive away
Guy: Hellens Manor. A beautiful atmospheric, very old house and gardens

Best breakfast you’ve ever had?
Sheila: Greek yogurt, mountain thyme honey and local fruits, on a sunny balcony in Greece
Guy: Greek tomatoes fried in butter, on toasted Greek bread. A speciality of my brother-in-law

Best spot at Lower Wythall?
Sheila: Hard to choose! Possibly the dining room, being cool and airy in summer and cosy in winter with its roaring wood-burning stove and soft lighting from the magnificent lighting sculpture
Guy: Sitting by the barbeque in the front garden, watching the sunset while sipping a real ale

Your best memory of the restoration of Lower Wythall?
Sheila: Beginning to sew soft furnishings, knowing that most of the restoration work had been finished
Guy: Discovering the oaked beamed ceiling in the kitchen that had been hidden by a modern suspended ceiling

And the worst?
Sheila: Cleaning and insulating the loft and under the floorboards
Guy: Uncovering previous renovations that had been completed using inappropriate materials and methods

Favourite activity in the local area?
Sheila: Visiting the many castles, houses and gardens and getting to know this beautiful area
Guy: Canoeing on the River Wye from the village, to Symonds Yat