- Very Good
- 4 guest reviews
"We stayed one night en route to hay on Wye on the offas dyke trail. Found Adam to be very hospitable and the atmosphere of the house was lov..."
"I had a fantastic stay Adam is a great host made me feel very welcome and couldn't do enough for his guests will definitely stay here again..."
"We were given a warm welcome by Adam. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable with very good beds. Breakfasts were excellent with great care..."
"You are staying in someone's house and that is obvious from the moment you step through the door. We stayed in a twin room that was cramped..."
About the hotel
The Bench Mark is a private house offering eco-friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in a beautiful part of the West Midlands. Ideally located for walking (right on the Offa’s Dyke path), cycling, driving or just mooching about, the house is comfortable and centrally heated throughout. There is no TV, which makes for a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, but if you bring along your own laptop, you are welcome to take advantage of the wireless internet access.
There is a good supply of books and magazines for guests to peruse. Kington is an attractive town with pleasantly idiosyncratic shops (including England’s last traditional clog-maker); there are also pubs, takeaways and food shops Your host, Adam Watson, is a one-time bookbinder, who now weaves and spins in his spare time with occasional sallies into sculpture. He is an amateur musician, an avid reader, enjoys cooking and has a keen interest in classic cars and green issues. Please note that owing to the many different levels in the house, The Bench Mark is not suitable for people with mobility problems. Visitors to the house should be 16 or over. Both rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities but the bathroom and toilet facilities are shared. Bedlinen and towels are pure cotton and bathroom toiletries are eco-friendly. Breakfast is served between 7am and 9am (other times by arrangement) and is based around full English. As much food as possible is sourced locally with the bacon, eggs, sausages and black pudding all coming from the Kington area; the marmalade is Adam’s own. Vegetarians, vegans and other diets can, of course, be catered for although a little advance warning is always helpful. Please note a cat is resident at the property. As a small B&B the Bench Mark does not operate a 24-hour check-in. If you need to arrive much earlier in the day than the stated 15:30 (or indeed plan to arrive late in the evening) please ensure you notify your host of this. Thanks
Showing Tuesday 6 October 2015 to Wednesday 7 October 2015Change Search
- Car Parking Available Offsite
- Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
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- From 15:30 hours
- Until 10:30 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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100% would recommend it to a friend
Offas dyke stay
We stayed one night en route to hay on Wye on the offas dyke trail.
Found Adam to be very hospitable and the atmosphere of the house was lovely. We all slept well after a hard days walking and got up to a nice breakfast. Enjoyed talking to Adam about his house and his various artistic and craft skills. A great place to stay.
I had a fantastic stay Adam is a great host made me feel very welcome and couldn't do enough for his guests will definitely stay here again