East Friars is our eclectic family home situated on on the banks of the River Wye in Hereford. A five minute walk to the City Centre or open countryside, we welcome guests to our relaxed, laid back, comfortable family home.
With access to and from the river this is a perfect overnight stop for canoeists, or holiday spot for walkers and fishermen. There is a pontoon for mooring if you arrive by river (direct access from river to the terrace) or safe off-road parking if you arrive by more conventional transport. For cyclists we have plenty of safe of road parking for your bikes and we are going stopping off point for those going from Lands End to John O’Groats. Ideal for families, small parties and anyone young at heart.
We offer a large family room (one queen-size plus two singles) with ensuite bathroom and views of the river, a double suite overlooking the garden and a garden annex room.
The house is full of books, art and (often) music. Just a place to relax, be yourself and eat great home-cooked food. Breakfast and evening meals are provided by Polly who retrained as a Chef after years in marketing. Enjoy locally sourced food and homemade bread in the Conservatory overlooking the River Wye. We are happy to provide a pack-lunch for your onward journey.
You’ll meet our very friendly, young Cockerton called Bea, two cats, two doves and our offspring of varying ages.
We pride ourselves on being friendly and informal. Children very welcome. Well behaved pets can come too. Rooms from £65 a night..
We are really proud to have been chosen to be A Sawday’s Special Place to stay and wear our badge with pride. We are also Airbnb hosts.
East Friars Residents
This is our family home so please don’t come expecting a sterile hotel. Life bursts forth here in many ways. A well as us, Roger and Polly don’t be surprised to encounter:-
Our well behaved dog enjoys to greet you and the cats may be found curled up on the sofa
Our doves John and Doris flutter round the garden and are quite insistent on getting their breakfast, Swans and ducks like to be fed from the riverside terrace.
Our fisherman friends tell us that there are Barbel, Chubb and Pike lurking in the Wye!
As well as these animals you might run into our teenage children and be engaged in conversation by our youngest daughter.
Borrow our books and CD’s, play the piano, listen to the radio, sit in the garden or relax by the river.