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Dragon Orchard Retreat Information


Immerse yourself in nature and slow down to a gentler pace of life when you join us at Dragon Orchard Retreat. Cared for by the Stanier family for over 100 years, our idyllic 22-acre orchard lies in the beautiful, rural county of Herefordshire. Whether you stay in one of our bespoke, hand-crafted yurts or Dragon Nest, our spacious, self-catered studio apartment, you will find intangible magic in our orchard that will weave through your time here, and leave you feeling more grounded, energised and alive. We have specifically designed our self-contained accommodation to ensure that you have plenty of space and your own private environment during your stay at Dragon Orchard. With cosy beds and private washing and cooking facilities for all living spaces, we provide the comfort you need for retiring after a day in the orchard, or exploring the area. Our focus is the creation of a space for people to detach from the hectic pace of modern life, and connect to nature - a 'Dragon Retreat'. We appreciate that the life we lead here, surrounded by trees and immersed in the natural cycle of the seasons, keeps us well in both body and mind - vibrant and energised. We wish to share our connection to the land with you, and hope that you find as much serenity, wellness and vitality here as we do.

Our family have tended this very special patch of Herefordshire countryside for over a century. From yeoman beginnings as a small 22-acre fruit farm, our offerings have evolved and expanded as each new generation has taken up the mantle as custodians of this land. Since 2000, we have been welcoming people to join us at Dragon Orchard for walks and talks, art, music and food events, and many other celebratory occasions. We have cultivated a particular interest in sharing our space, its produce and our connection to local community with other people. Since 2021, we have opened our space for people to retreat to. We offer back-to-nature, self-catered holiday stays in our unique, hand-crafted yurts or our newly renovated studio apartment. We also host community festivals, organise annual gatherings and invite others to join the various retreats and workshops held with us throughout the year.

Cleaning and safety

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Outside air ventilation
  • First aid kit


  • Baggage store
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Meet & greet service
  • Terrace
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Sun terrace
  • Pet(s) live on property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Activities and Experiences

  • Walking


  • Check in
    15:00 (Reception open 24 hours)
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from Ledbury (5.8 miles)

    Leaving Ledbury, take the Hereford Road/A438 towards Hereford. Continue over the traffic lights at 'Trumpet Corner' crossroads, and take the first left to Putley. Immediately turn left again and follow the country lane for approx. 0.8 miles until you reach Dragon Orchard Retreat on your right hand side.

  • Road from Hereford (10.9 miles)

    Leaving Hereford, take the A438 towards Ledbury and continue for approx. 10 miles. Turn right onto the country lane signposted for Putley and Woolhope. Immediately turn left and follow the lane for approx. 0.8 miles until you reach Dragon Orchard Retreat on your right hand side.

  • Bus from Ledbury (5.0 miles)

    Take the train to Ledbury, leave the station and wait at the bus stop on the opposite side of the road. Hop on the 476 bus to Hereford and ask to go to the 'Pool End' stop. It is a request stop, so make sure to ask them to stop for you. 

    There is usually one bus every hour - visit DRM buses for the 476 timetable. Then it is ¾ of a mile walk to Dragon Orchard, or we would be happy to pick you up, if arranged prior to arrival.

  • Air from Birmingham Airport (65.0 miles)
    Our nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport (BHX).
  • Train from Ledbury (5.0 miles)

    Our nearest train station is Ledbury. You would then need to hire a taxi or take a bus (476 to Hereford - Pool End stop) to us. We recommend you pre-book a Ledbury taxi (you will not find one waiting outside the station).

    Ledbury taxi service: +44 1531 633596

    Alternatively, you could take a train to Hereford (11 miles away) and take a taxi from outside the station.

    Approximate taxi rates: Ledbury ~ £20, or Hereford ~ £40 (one way)

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