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The day ticket fishing lake and B&B accommodation at Pridewood Farm are part of a 500-acre arable, hop and cider apple farm in the heart of beautiful Herefordshire countryside just five miles from the ancient market town of Ledbury and 12 miles from Hereford.
The history of the lake and house is unknown but both are shown on an 1846 map of the area. Whilst the exterior suggests Georgian origins, some of the interior is of half timbered black and white construction which indicates that parts of the farmhouse are of a much earlier date.
The original half-moon shaped lake was extended to its current size about 20 years ago and today offers day ticket fishing from well maintained grass banks.
Visiting anglers can park their vehicles either in the farm yard or at the end of the track which leads to the lake. The flat and even grass banks around the lake also makes Pridewood Hops suitable for disabled anglers, who are allowed to park their vehicles behind their pegs when the weather and ground conditions permit.
Although the lake at Pridewood Hops is popular with locals it can rarely be described as busy - despite the fact that it is known to hold common and mirror carp to just under 30lbs.
The lake is also home to a good number of crucian carp, good sized roach which are regularly caught to 2lbs with one angler even reported to have captured one over 3lbs, some bream and tench and even a pike (pictured left) which was weighed at 28lbs when last caught.
An ideal base for anglers to explore some of the fantastic fishing which can be had not only in Pridewood Hops' own lake but also the many lakes, pools and rivers nearby, the B&B offers clean and comfortable accommodation in two rooms - a spacious double room with en-suite walk-in shower and a similar sized twin room with en-suite bathroom. The double room has views across the grassed lawn area and field down to the willow-clad lake.
Both rooms have a television with Freeview and tea and coffee making facilities whilst the farm is just a short drive from a variety of delightful pubs, restaurants and cafes.
Outside there is a large walled garden (right) where guests can relax whilst in summer the farmhouse even has its own grassed tennis court which can be set up for guests. Alternatively, for those who enjoy something a bit more relaxing, guests can relax with a drink and play snooker or billiards on the full-sized snooker table.
Accommodation prices range from £40.00 per person per night for two people sharing. Prices include a hearty full English farmhouse breakfast which is made from as much local produce as possible and is served at a convenient time for guests.