The Fold Retreat

The Fold Retreat
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The Fold, Orcop, is a self-contained open plan wooden studio, nestled in its own small garden at a typical English/Welsh Borderland countryside farmstead, Bagwyllydiart Farm.

Overlooking a newly established orchard and hay meadow, bordered by magnificent oak trees,10 acres of pastureland, and long views to Sugar Loaf, Skirrid mountains, Hay Bluff, Garway and May Hill, the surroundings will surely captivate you.

The many and varied attractions and festivals of Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, and Brecon Beacons National Park are nearby, including the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival, Abergavenny Food Festival and Herefordshire and Ross-on-Wye Walking Festivals. The Herefordshire Trail, and new St Thomas Way, and many circular walks, are reached directly from our farm gate.

This mystical, inspiring, landscape is not only rich in beauty but is steeped in ancient history, geological significance and a richness of wildlife; our frequent visitors being magnificent red kites, tawny owls, fallow and muntjac deer, partridge and pheasant. The enquiring visitor can explore several nearby castles and ancient churches, Knights Templar Church, Garway, Romanesque Kilpeck, and monastic Dore Abbey.

Facilities mix modern luxury with traditional comfort and artisan touches. A wholesome breakfast basket of locally produced food is brought to your veranda each morning. Luxury 100% linen sheets, pure wool duvet and pillow fillings, locally made soaps, natural candles, and a selection of creative/mindful activities and books, are all designed for you to find your own way to rest, relax and unwind after a satisfying day exploring.


Open all year round.
  • Welcomes

    • Adults only
    • Free entry
  • Amenities

    • Breakfast available
    • Secure cycle storage
    • Private outdoor space (e.g. patio/garden)
  • Parking

    • Electric car charging point
    • Free parking
    • Private parking
  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Picnics welcome
  • Special Features

    • Garden
    • Rural location
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Directions & Parking

Map pin Bagwyllydiart Farm
Situated 2 miles west of Orcop, Herefordshire on the crossroads at Bagwyllydiart; 10 miles north west of Ross-on-Wye; 9 miles south west of Hereford. Satnav will take you directly to the farm gate on HR2 8EX

Caring For The Planet

We source all food locally; toiletries and cleaning products are ecologically friendly and sustainable.
  • Electric car charging
  • Composting
  • Eco-cleaning products
  • Eco-toiletries
  • Recycling (>75% of all waste)
  • Refillable cleaning products and toiletries

The Fold Retreat Recommends

A walk from the farm gate, along the ancient sunken path up to Garway Hill's trig-point summit with a picnic, summer or winter, will surely reward you with the staggering feeling of being 'on top of the world'.