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Countryside Cabins

Five carp fishing lakes available for anglers who stay in one of six relaxing lakeside log cabins on a 650-acre working farm in rural Herefordshire

Countryside Cabins at a glance

Exclusive fishing for residents
Six relaxing waterside cabins on five lakes
Remote but easily accessible rural location
Two night minimum stay
Part of a 650-acre working farm
Totally private setting
Two dogs welcome free of charge
Children under strict supervision
Carp to just over 30lbs
Rowing boat with lifejackets free of charge on each pool

Countryside Cabins is set in a 650-acre rural Herefordshire working farm in the remote but easily accessible hamlet of Moreton Jeffries between the villages of Stoke Lacy and Ocle Pychard. Despite its rural location it is within easy driving distance of the county city of Hereford with its medieval cathedral and the historic market towns of Bromyard, Leominster and Ledbury.

With six waterside cabins on five pools of varying character, the fishing is for residents only ensuring that guests have exclusive fishing for specimen sized carp and a good head of silver fish with plenty of privacy.

In addition to the fishing there is a wealth of local footpaths and walking trails for visitors to explore as well as the whole 650 acre estate.

The Cabin

The Cabin cabin at Countryside Cabins fishery in Herefordshire

The Cabin is the largest and most spacious accommodation at Countryside Cabins sleeping up to six people in an open plan setting. Cosily furnished it incorporates a King Size bed, double bed and pull-out double futon. All bedding is included.

The kitchen facilities include toaster, fridge, kettle, microwave grill and twin hotplates, all cutlery and an outdoor gas barbecue.

The decking extends over the water and visitors have the one acre lake and surroundings entirely to themselves in total privacy.

Due to the Cabin’s proximity to the water and the loft bedroom children are only allowed under strict adult supervision.

Prices:

  • 2022 – £190 per night for two people
  • £60 per extra person/night. Half price for under 12s
  • Two night minimum stay
  • Check in is at 12.00 noon with departure 10.00am
  • Up to two dogs are welcome free of charge

The Fishing

The one-and-a-half acre lake contains specimen common and mirror carp to 28lbs as well as ghost carp  It also holds roach to 1lb 8oz, some large bream to an impressive 16lbs, tench between 1lb 8oz and 6lbs, a few perch to 2lbs and some chub.

Providing great pleasure fishing, the lake is 10 feet at the deepest point with numerous lily beds. The most recent best fish was a 24lb 12ozs common carp.

Flavoured boilies, sweetcorn, double lob worm and pellets all work well for the carp whilst maggots and casters are favoured baits for the roach. Sweetcorn also works well for the bream and tench with worm or maggots both being popular baits for the perch.

There is a rowing boat with lifejackets on the lake which is available for use free of charge.

The Boathouse

The Boathouse cabin at Countryside Cabins fishery in Herefordshire

The Boathouse is a snug and comfortable cabin located on its own one acre lake hidden away on the 650 acre estate.

Its cosy and rustic finish includes a double sofa bed whilst kitchen facilities include gas hobs, fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, cutlery and crockery and an outdoor BBQ. All bedding is included.

The decking extends over the water and you have the whole one acre lake and surroundings entirely to yourselves in total privacy.

The cabin is ideal for a holiday to get away for a chance to relax, a romantic break, to explore the beautiful countryside, chill out totally, or do some fishing on the well-stocked lake.

Due to the cabin’s proximity to the water children are only allowed under strict adult supervision.

Fishing:

The one acre lake contains specimen common and mirror carp to 28lbs, ghost koi and an original breed of Herefordshire wild carp as well as tench and perch. As with Cabin Pool, flavoured boilies, sweetcorn, double lob worm and pellets all work well for the carp.

There is a rowing boat with lifejackets on the lake which is available to residents free of charge.

Prices:

  • 2022 – £180 per night for two people
  • £60 per extra person/night. Half price for under 12s
  • Two night minimum stay
  • Check in is at 2.00pm with departure 12.00noon
  • Up to two dogs are welcome free of charge

The Outpost

The Outpost cabin at Countryside Cabins fishery in Herefordshire

The Outpost is oldest and most mature fishing lake at Countryside Cabins with the cosily furnished accommodation recently updated to include a double bed, two seater reclining sofa, full toilet and shower facilities with a kitchen which incorporates fridge, twin gas hobs and sink along with a gas BBQ.  All bedding is included.

The decking extends over the water and residents have the whole 1.8 acre lake and surroundings entirely to themselves in total privacy.

The Outpost is ideal for a holiday to get away for a chance to relax, a romantic break, to explore the beautiful countryside, chill out or do some fishing on the well-stocked lake.

Due to the Outpost’s proximity to the water children are only allowd under strict adult supervision.

Fishing

The 1.8 acre lake contains specimen mirror and common carp to just over 30lbs. It also holds a few roach, a good number of tench and perch plus chub to well over 6lbs. The lake is 10 feet at the deepest point with various lily beds. Fish around 30lbs are caught every year.

Both modern and traditional techniques work well for the carp with the choice of baits being much the same as the other Countryside Cabins waters.

There is a rowing boat with lifejackets on the lake which is free of charge to use by guests.

Prices

  • 2022 – £180 per night for two people.
  • £60 per extra person/night. Half price for under 12s.
  • Two night minimum stay.
  • Check in is at 2.00pm with departure by 12:00 noon.
  • Up to two dogs are welcome free of charge

Crabtrees 1 and 2

Crabtrees Pool and Lodges at Countryside Cabins fishery in Herefordshire

Crabtrees is Countryside Cabins newest 1.7 acre lake, coming into its fourth year this summer. It has been maturing nicely with fish to over 18lbs.

This lake has two plush cabins that can be rented either together or individually. Both are fully equipped with kitchen with gas hobs and microwave oven, fridge, bathroom and shower. The cabins are identical except for a double bed in Cabin 1 and a large double sofa bed in Cabin 2. Both have a TV, an electric fire and are on mains electric rather than solar. Bedding and towels are provided in both cabins.

The decking extends over the water and visitors are welcome to fish the entire lake.

Fishing

The lake contains common and mirror carp and tench. It provides great pleasure fishing with some great fighting specimens. Fish currently run to over 18lbs.

When fishing Crabtrees it pays to pre-bait a swim and fish flavoured boilies or sweetcorn for both the carp and tench. In warmer weather, floating baits such as dog biscuits work well for the carp as does fishing the margins in the evenings. Because Crabtrees is a well stocked lake it  offers plenty of opportunities for an exciting sessions fishing.

There is a rowing boat with lifejackets on the lake which is free of charge to use by guests.

Prices

  • 2022 – £140 per night for two people.
  • £60 per extra person/night. Half price for under 12s.
  • Two night minimum stay.
  • Check in is at 3.00pm with departure by 12.00 noon.
  • Up to two dogs are welcome free of charge

Kingfishers

Kingfisher cabin at Countryside Cabins fishery in Herefordshire

Kingfishers is Countryside Cabins newest and most modern cabin and is set on its own pool in a self-contained dog-proof fenced off area about an acre in size.

Cosily furnished to include a double bed and two seater reclining sofa, it has a fully equipped kitchen with gas hobs, microwave grill and oven, fridge, bathroom and shower.  All bedding is included and the cabin is on mains electricity.

The decking is about 10 paces from the water and guests have the whole lake and surroundings entirely to themselves in total privacy. Due to Kingfisher’s proximity to the water children are only allowed under strict adult supervision. This cabin is particularly suitable for elderly or disabled anglers being on even and well maintained terrain. It is an ideal pool for teaching young anglers how to float fish near the lily beds.

Fishing

The lake contains common and mirror carp to about 15lbs and provides great pleasure fishing with some great fighting specimens.

In recent years the most productive baits have been sweetcorn or floating dog biscuits with a zig rig offering a bait just under the surface also proving increasingly popular.

There is a rowing boat with lifejackets on the lake which is free of charge to use by guests.

Prices

  • 2022 – £150 per night for two people
  • £60 per extra person/night. Half price for under 12s
  • Two night minimum stay
  • Check in is at 12.00 noon with departure by 10.00am
  • Up to two dogs are welcome free of charge

Rules and conditions

  • Two rods per person

  • Night fishing is allowed

  • No keepnets

  • Please use carp care kits and unhooking mats

  • Use micro barbed or barbless hooks

  • Respect the fish and return them all to the water as soon as possible

  • Tiger nuts are not allowed

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