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Romantic countryside retreat in idyllic Herefordshire village: The Nightfly

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The Nightfly is a romantic countryside retreat located in the sleepy village of Michaelchurch Escley, in Herefordshire, United Kingdom. This idyllic property borders the majestic Black Mountain range, offering nature lovers plenty of opportunities! The area also offers a fabulous escape for aviation aficionados and history lovers — notably the Brecon Beacons. On the interior, your senses will be delighted by the lavishly decorated living spaces and intimate details to provide an unforgettable getaway catered towards couples.

This home is a beautifully renovated barn originally built in the late 1800’s, steeped in history of the Brecon Beacons — named after the ancient practice of lighting signal fires (beacons) on mountains to warn of attacks by invaders. Living spaces are decorated with captivating Spitfire artifacts that pays homage to WWII (this includes an original Spitfire propeller encased in a handmade oak coffee table!). Comfort awaits visitors, offering relaxing furnishings to enjoy the warmth and romantic ambiance of a traditional wood-burning stove.

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What To Do: If you are inspired by this barn house’s unique Spitfire theme, you may wish to explore the Black Mountains. Here you will find numerous iconic WWII sits of interest! Spend summer afternoon relaxing in the garden while enjoying an outdoor barbecue. In the evening, you will be lulled by the heavenly scent of lavender while enjoying beautiful sunsets. Also in the area is Brobury House and Gardens, a tranquil terraced Victorian garden to be enjoyed by romantics and nature lovers. Enjoy a picnic on the riverbank or head to nearby Hay-On-Wye to explore famous old bookshops. Lastly, indulge in a delightful sweet treat — sheep’s milk ice-cream that is locally made in the Golden Valley.

Need To Know: This self-catering romantic countryside retreat can be all yours, sleeping up to two guests! Pricing ranges from £950 per week, £750 per short break. For availability, check with Unique Home Stays.

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What We Love: This romantic countryside retreat offers couple’s an idyllic respite to enjoy relaxing and exploring in the beautiful mountains. Decorated with charming decor and a layering of cozy textures, this home is very inviting. We are loving all of the history in the region, this would be a fabulous place to visit for relaxation and a step back in time!

Tell Us: What do you think, would this be your ideal retreat for some R&R and as a romantic getaway for two? Please let us know your thoughts in the Comments below!

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Above: This decadent bedroom features beautiful oak wood flooring, along with exposed oak beams overhead. A comfortable king-size bed is nestled into the eaves, where light floods into this space as the sun rises. A character window above the bed frames the rolling pastures of the Herefordshire countryside.

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Above: A glamorous walk-through dressing area invites you into an opulent spa-like bathroom.

Above: In the bathroom you will find exposed pendant lighting, a slipper freestanding bathtub and a rainfall shower that invites couples to refresh and revitalize after a full full of exploration.

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Above: In this sun-drenched country kitchen you will find a delightful mix of vintage and contemporary styling. You will find everything you need to cook on your own, however if you are in vacation mode, there are plenty of fabulous places to dine-out. The wonderful hosts are residing next door and will be on-hand to give helpful suggestions of things to see and do!

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Photos: Courtesy of © Unique Home Stays / +44(0) 1637 881183

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Two words, bucolic charm!