I love Spring!!

I just think that Spring is the best time of the year. Everything bursts into life and this year particularly, we have had such a cold and miserable Spring thus far, apart from a couple of lovely days, the garden has taken me by surprise!!
Looking around, everywhere is so green and verdant – I’m loving it!! What do you think or are you prepared to come and spend some time in beautiful Herefordshire and find out for yourselves?? See you soon.

The pond garden and house in Spring

Beehives from the top paddock

Fab views from this vantage point

The house taken from the top paddock

9.6 out of 10! Thank you!

Wow, another fantastic award from our Booking.com guests.  Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and also hope you continue to enjoy a first class experience when you visit The Steppes B&B.

Thank you Booking.com guests!

Thank you again, we really appreciate your good words.

Lin and Martin

Meet the Fox-Mounts!

We have just had a lovely little break in the Lake District near Kirkby Lonsdale and whilst away, went for supper in a smashing pub called the Lunesdale Arms.  Whilst in there, I had a little wander around the place, as you do, and came across these brilliant wall mounts in the billiard room!  There was also a fabulous elephant head (above my budget) and a stag head (again a bit too much for me) so, I opted for these guys.  Lord and Lady Fox-Mount and their offspring!  Come along to The Steppes B&B and meet them and/or place orders for your own dogs, cats, reindeer, etc., to be mounted on your own wall at home!!

The Fox-Mount family

See you soon

Lin and Martin www.thesteppeshereford.co.uk


We’ve been busy while you’ve been away!!

Taking full advantage of the Christmas break, we not only managed to squeeze in a little sunshine break, but we also completely repainted and upgraded our UpStairs room.  We are quite chuffed with the result, and hope you are too.

Come along and try it out between now and the end of May and take full advantage of our Spring offer – just remember to telephone us direct, on 01432 851536.  We will deduct £10 per night from the normal booking price.

UpStairs at The Steppes B&B

Newly refurbished UpStairs room

Looking forward to seeing you.

Lin and Martin

Direct savings at The Steppes B&B

We are looking forward to a very busy year in 2018 so one of the things we have decided to do is reward our customers if they contact us direct on 01432 851536.

If you would like to come and stay with us between now and 31 May 2018 please telephone us direct on our landline (01432 851536).  Do not book your stay through any online booking agency and we will pass on our savings of £10 per night on any room for any duration!!

The Deal: Rather than pay £85 or £95 per night by reserving through any of the online agencies, just telephone us direct.  Here at The Steppes B&B, we will discount your room rate by £10 per night.  No matter if you are staying with us for one night or several nights, the offer stays the same.  £10 per night off the bill until 31 May 2018!!

Give us a ring on 01432 851536 and have a fabulous break here in Herefordshire.  Go on spoil yourself!  www.thesteppeshereford.co.uk

Long time no see!!

I know we have been very quiet for a few weeks now, but we have used the time to update and refresh all of our rooms, ready for another busy season.  We are now open for business again, having re-energised in the sun for a bit.

Fairies in the field!!

Took Sam for a walk yesterday and this is what met me in the field behind us!!  I wonder if they are edible and if so, should we cook them up for breakfast?  Forage food? Let me know on info@thesteppeshereford.co.uk

The Steppes Bed & Breakfast

Fungi in the field!


Hotels.com 2017 award

Exceptional!!  That’s what our Hotels.com guests have thought about us so far!!  Thank you very much Hotels.com and thank you to all our guests who have taken time out to rate us.  We really do appreciate it and will continue to keep our standards high.


Catalpa Aurea!

That’s Indian Bean Tree to you and me!!  We purchased a little whip of a tree about 12 years ago and popped it into the centre of our Hornbeam circle here at Steppes B&B.  Just look at it this year – the flowers are amazing and the beans will be about 8 inches long later in the season.  We have created a small seating area within the Hornbeam circle which has a very calming atmosphere.

Come along and enjoy the vibe and stay with us for a couple of days and if the timing is right you can take home some beans to grow your own Catalpa Aurea!  Our Indian Bean Tree isn’t the only unusual specimen in Herefordshire, there are plenty of other fantastic gardens to explore such as Hampton Court, near Leominster. http://www.hamptoncourt.org.uk

Catalpa Aurea at The Steppes B&B

Indian Bean Tree in the garden at The Steppes B&B   http://www.thesteppeshereford.co.uk



Meet our new cat, Jeffers!

Jeffers came to us in December last year, after sadly losing our black moggy, Gemma.  She was (we think) about 22 years old so was due a well earned rest in cat heaven.  As we live in a really old property, a cat is pretty much an essential, so off to the Cats Protection home in Allensmore, Herefordshire, we went to find a couple of new cats.

We met many beautiful specimens, but Jeffers was the only one to come up to me and lick my hand – obviously recognising a kindred spirit!!  He was the one!!  His owner had died and we now think he was possibly a house cat, because he was not in the least worried about being kept in the house for a few weeks!

Anyway, he has made himself completely at home as you can see!

Come along to The Steppes, and meet Jeffers – he will stand any amount of fussing!