Rowden Mill Station Building and Parcel Office

Nostalgic, first-class couples and family accommodation at a restored 19th century railway station, set amongst timeless North Herefordshire countryside.
  • Sleeps: 2 or 4 per property
  • Bedroom: 1 or 2 per property
  • Bathroom: 1 per property
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Originally built in the 1890s, Rowden Mill Station is beautifully positioned on a tranquil North Herefordshire country lane, with both the Malvern Hills and the Wye River valley in easy reach.

Here, you can take a soothing step back in time, surrounded by original station features that include a working set of points and over 300 metres of track. The site is also home to over two-and-a-half acres of lawns, woodland, and wildflower meadows, for a relaxing countryside break that’s also completely unique.

Situated along Platform 1, The Station Building sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms: an elegant double that occupies the former Ladies’ Waiting Room, and the Porters’ Room, which features adult-sized bunks.  

Relax together in the elegant lounge, aka the building’s former waiting room. With its tall sash windows, wood-burning stove, and Ercol chairs, the scene is set for ridiculously cosy evenings in, snuggled up with a good book, or a good film on the DVD player.

There’s also a daylight-flooded Victorian bathroom and a modern, cottage-style kitchen-diner converted from the booking office.  Outside, the platform canopy offers a perfect dining area, with far-reaching views over rolling countryside, and a cushioned three-seater bench to help you watch the world go by in style.

Meanwhile, The Parcel Office is also stationed along Platform 1: a self-contained studio that’s ideal for a couple, or combined with The Station Building to accommodate a larger group.

Watch the ever-changing natural landscape from the huge window, or step through the sliding doors, straight onto the platform. Inside there’s a wood-burning stove to keep you warm on chilly evenings – if it’s particularly cold, the friendly owners will have got it going for your arrival! – and a home cinema experience for epic movie nights.

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At a glance

  • Beautifully restored accommodation along Platform 1 of the 19th century Rowden Mill Station, surrounded by stunning North Herefordshire countryside.
  • The Station Building sleeps 4 guests, and The Parcel Office is a studio space that sleeps 2 guests.
  • The two retreats can be booked individually, or together to accommodate larger groups.
  • Both retreats feature full self-contained kitchen and bathroom facilities, and a scenic outdoor space for dining.
  • Additional on-site accommodation includes The Saloon Coach on Platform 2, which sleeps up to 4 guests.
  • Visit the Malvern Hills and the Wye River valley, or head into nearby Bromyard to stock up on supplies. Gourmet Ludlow is just 35 minutes away by car, and there are plenty of historic walking trails to explore.

Features

  • Family Friendly

Facilities

The Station Building (4 guests): platform canopy with outdoor dining furniture and 3-seater bench, lounge with wood-burning stove and Ercol chairs, TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs and books, Wi-fi, kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, table and chairs, double bedroom with Victorian feature fireplace, bunk room with adult-sized bunks, Victorian bathroom with bath and shower over, WC, bidet, wash-basin with vanity suite.

The Parcel Office (2 guests): direct platform access via sliding doors, wood-burning stove, home cinema with large screen, projector and DVD/Blu-ray player and speaker system, selection of DVDs and fast Wi-Fi, black-out blinds, sofa, double bed, table and chairs, kitchenette with two-ring gas hob, fridge, microwave, toaster, sink, pots, pans, crockery, utensils, en-suite shower room with WC, vanity unit and mirror.

On-site parking is available for all accommodation, including electric car charging points (available at an additional cost)

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, canoeing, woodland picnics, historic sites, markets, gourmet shops, cafés, restaurants, foodie trails, cider and perry trails

Accommodation Options

Rowden Mill Station Building - sleeps 4

Rowden Mill Parcel Office - sleeps 2

More information

Though it will be easy to stay put and relax once you’ve arrived, the pretty market town of Bromyard is just five minutes away by car, so you can easily stock up on supplies of fresh home-grown produce.

You could also explore historic buildings on Herefordshire’s famous self-guided ‘Black and White Villages’ trail, while historic Ludlow, just 35 minutes away, is true gourmet heaven. You’re also ideally placed to discover Herefordshire’s regional produce, along with its cider and perry-making trails.

There are all manner of activities to try in the local area, too, from rock climbing, canoeing and white water rafting, to fun pottery courses. Choose your pleasure and indulge, knowing you’ll have the tranquil comfort of Rowden Mill Station to return to when you’re all done.

Things to note

Minimum 2-night stay. Check in from 3:30pm, check out by 10am.  Regrettably, pets are not permitted. A selection of bespoke hampers can be pre-ordered for your stay, see the property website for details.

Where you'll be staying

What the guests of Rowden Mill Station Building and Parcel Office say

“Absolutely gorgeous location, beautiful station and wonderful hosts. We have had a wonderful time. Thank you for such a memorable holiday!”

“We had a great stay and really enjoyed all that the station and surroundings had to offer. A beautiful place that seems very lovingly restored and looked after. We are sure to be back. Thank you!”

“Visit no. 2 this year as had a lovely time in April. Great to be back again, especially to see in 2020. Made to feel welcome as always courtesy of Cecilia and Paul!”

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