Hay on Wye, Herefordshire & Shropshire Cottages
Hidden away at the end of a long private track, The Barn is a really impressive, imaginatively planned conversion of the former cowshed with extensive views from its private garden area down the valley over the surrounding farmland. On the other side it faces the main courtyard area and can combine easily with the other cottages providing an opportunity for a large group to dine and socialise together.
You really will be impressed when you set foot inside this fabulous barn - the expansive vaulted ceiling and timber framework make it feel incredibly spacious, there are lovely exposed stone walls in the bedrooms and the bespoke oak units kitchen are beautifully designed. All the furnishings have been carefully selected to ensure that guests are comfotable and cosy throughout their stay. This really is a fantastic base to explore this stunning part of the country.
For larger groups, The Barn can be combined with H189 - Holt Farm House, H190 - Holt Farm Stable and/or H191 - The Wain House to accommodate up to 23 guests. Perfect for a family celebration or a get together with friends!
Double glazed doors lead to an open plan Living Room comprising of a Sitting Area with three sizeable sofas and a wood burning stove, TV (Freeview) and DVD player, a Dining Area with a table seating up to 23 guests and fitted Kitchen on a mezzanine level at one end, reached via a small, spiral staircase.
Bedroom One with king size bed (5ft), extra 'day bed' and double doors leading onto a balcony.
Bedroom Two (accessed via a staircase leading down from the living room) with zip and link beds offering a choice of super king size bed (6ft) or twin beds plus an additional single bed.
Shower Room/WC with shower cubicle.
Utility cupboard also on this level.
A spiral staircase leads up from the living room to the first floor.
Bedroom Three with double bed (4ft 6)
Ensuite Bathroom/WC with 3/4 size bath and wall-mounted shower attachment.
Large, private area of garden (partly paved) with lovely outlook over the surrounding countryside. Access to orchard. Barbecue.
Children welcome. Cot and highchair provided. Sorry no pets. No smoking. Refundable £200 damage deposit payable on booking more than one cottage. Short Breaks available throughout the year. WiFi broadband. Friday changeover day preferred.
Holt Farm lies in attractive, rolling hill country on the borders of Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, at the end of a long private track. It is a wonderful, peaceful location and has immediate access to superb walks and rides.
The organically run farm is at 900 feet and a footpath rises behind to a hill with direct access to Offa's Dyke and the Black Mountains with views which are out of this world.
There are many attractions within easy driving distance. Hay on Wye is only seven miles away with its world famous bookshops and a wide range of activites to suit all tastes. There are historic castles such as Longtown and Llanthony, the lovely cathedral city of Hereford (15 miles) and of course the River Wye itself. The Brecon Beacons, The Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat are approx. half an hour's drive and golf, riding, fishing, canoeing - even gliding! - are available locally. Overall the area offers unrivalled opportunities for the perfect country holiday whether you're searching for relaxation or activity.
"Fabulous! Eight of us stayed for my 60th birthday weekend. Perfect in every way. Beautifully restored, decorated, maintained and equipped! Would highly recommend this place - did not want to leave! Plus the weather was glorious!"Guest's review on Trip Advisor 2016-07-21
"We stayed here the Hay festival weekend. In spite of dreadful weather we had a lovely stay in this spacious accommodation. There were lots of games supplied and guide books in addition to some DVDs for the kids. The TV was huge. We were sad not to be able to use their BBQ and outside seating area and enjoy the views due to the driving rain. Everything worked including the WiFi. The joy of this accommodation was that the three bedrooms were not on top of each other and so the three generations were able to keep rather different hours without disturbing each other."Guest's review on Trip Advisor 2014-05-27