Kingfisher House Reviews


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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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We enjoy it !

5 on November 07, 2011

Our stay at the Kingfisher's house we enjoyed very much. Malcolm and Jools have welcomed us very warmly. Even the good recommendations for the environment and the restaurants were great. The location is ideal for exploring the surrounding area. Thomas, Karin, Jan and Myriam from Germany

Delightful and welcoming

5 on August 26, 2011

This stay was one of the highlights of our trip atound the UK. All services offered were given, plus. we were made very welcome and were shown the hospitality and warmth of friendship. Our guided trip around the countryside was extra-ordinary, the views from the hills very beautiful and the cider at the pub in the hills, fantastic. The whole family are great hosts inckuding Bindy, the English Springer. All that we can add is a huge 'Thank you'' and definiyrly value for money.

So relaxing!

4.4 on August 25, 2011

Thank you so much for our stay - we didn't want to go home! We particularly liked the cake - a lovely touch.

Wonderful, friendly stay!

4.6 on August 24, 2011

We (2 adults, one 5-year old) were made to feel completely at home by Jools, Malcolm and Rowan. Definitely the best B & B we've stayed in for a long time. Very well placed for walking into Hay (2 minutes) and the beautiful border countryside in the region. Excellent breakfast too!

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4.2 on February 11, 2011

We highly recommend Kingfisher House. Jools and Malcolm were both very welcoming and friendly. Our room, breakfast and stay were all great and we look forward to coming back again in the future!

Great hospitality!

4.8 on February 04, 2011

We stayed at Kingfisher House during the literary festival, and were very impressed. Mal and Jools know just how to make you feel welcome! We had a truly wonderful stay, and they made us feel at home right from the start. Great people!

Will certainly be back!

5 on February 04, 2011

Kingfisher House is a thoroughly charming place to stay. Spotlessly clean, wonderfully comfy, warmly welcoming and with the most delicious food. I will certainly be back and will be recommending Jools and Malcolm's hospitality to all my family and friends. Thank you J&M for providing a cosy haven from the snow!

Wonderful home away from home

5 on February 03, 2011

We stayed at Kingfisher house for 3 nights and couldn't have been happier with the very British service that we received. Our room was lovely - decorated in sunny and warm rust colors. The living room was very quaint with wooden beams and a roaring fire, and had some very nice artwork and old military artifacts. The dining area was bright and welcoming. We got very lost on our drive to Hay-on-Wye so it was quite late when we arrived but Malcolm and Julia couldn't have been more accommodating. The full English breakfast the next morning was delicious, as was the wonderful afternoon tea (my first time using a real tea pot!). Julia is quite the baker! The center of Hay-on-Wye is a short walk up the hill from the house and is absolutely enchanting. It is a must-visit for anyone remotely interested in literature and old/antique books. There is literally a bookstore for every genre you can imagine, including a bookstore dedicated to nothing but books on crime and mystery (my personal favorite). Even the castle in the center of town is a bookstore! There is also a lovely walk along the river that starts right across the road from Kingfisher House and ends, via a circuitous route, in the center of town. Malcolm even kindly let us borrow the resident dog, Ben, who was very happy to demonstrate his remarkable agility and swimming abilities! We greatly missed our furry friends during our travels and Ben was very happy to let us adopt him, albeit temporarily! We were quite sorry to leave and promised we would be back again next year, this time during the Hay Festival that everyone raved to us about! To be honest, our stay at Kingfisher House was so much more fun and restful than the remainder of our visit to England which was spent with relatives (but please don't tell our relatives that!). Can't recommend highly enough.

Top festival hospitality!

4.2 on February 03, 2011

I stayed here during the Hay Festival, and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Malcolm and Jools are extremely pleasant and attentive hosts, and their waggy canine companion is a delight. Easy walking distance from the festival site and several great pubs, this is an excellent place to stay. Highly recommended!

Lovely and relaxing

4.6 on February 03, 2011

We stayed at Kingfisher house recently and had a lovely relaxing time. The room was really nice, with our own flatscreen tv and ensuite tiled bathroom. The owners are great and we had a delicious locally-sourced breakfast cooked for us. Its perfectly placed to explore Hay, and it's excellent value for money. Recommended.

Fantastic homely place to stay

4.6 on February 03, 2011

We put some special guests here for an event in Hay, and were more than happy with the service they received. Malcolm and Jools and their family are warm and welcoming, and our guests made a point of saying how much they enjoyed their stay. Beautiful farmhouse, very well decorated and excellent service - thoroughly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
Many thanks for this kind review - we look forward to welcoming your guests once again!

- Jools (innkeeper)

A wonderful

5 on February 03, 2011

We enjoyed a wonderful three night stay at Kingfisher House. Excellent host and hostess, wonderfully comfortable house. Terrific breakfast.

A Really Wonderful Stay

4.4 on February 03, 2011

Thanks must go to our hosts, Jools and Malcolm, for making our recent stay so wonderful. Some of the highlights- super comfortable beds, a grand breakfast, with everything you could ask for, homemade cake and a tray of tea in front of the fire when we arrived, and a standard of pampering that made us feel part of the family. We'll be back!

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  • Nightly Rate £45 - £70
  • Reviews (13) 4.7
  • Rooms 2

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