Sitting in a spectacular, secluded spot, this fantastic farmhouse and beautiful barn provides larger groups with a wonderful base from which to explore the borderlands of England and Wales.
With glorious panoramic views over the Wye Valley, this rural retreat puts you in the heart of some great walking country, with local footpaths running nearby and the Herefordshire Trail, Three Rivers Ride, Wye Valley Walk and Offa’s Dyke Path all within easy reach. Alternatively, you can explore the region by canoe or by mountain bike – both of which are available to hire locally – or travel further afield to hike in the Black Mountains. For less energetic adventures, the literary streets of Hay-on-Wye lie 3 miles to the west, where you will find great bookshops, antique shops, galleries and boutiques, and plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes to enjoy.
Originally dating from the late 1700s, this comfortably converted farmhouse and barn have been restored to retain their period charm, with oak beams and exposed wood throughout. The farmhouse has a well-equipped kitchen with everything you need to cater for your stay, with a dining table that allows you to share a meal together. Two stone steps take you down to the spacious sitting room, complete with both a wood burning stove and storage heater to remove the chill from cooler days and create a cosy atmosphere for warm nights curled up in front of the TV. The property’s ground floor also has a bathroom with a bath and shower. Up the main stairs you will find three of the bedrooms, comprising a king-size room, a bunk room, and a twin room with 2’6” beds that are ideal for children, or can be pushed together to create a double bed. At the opposite end of the cottage is a second twin room (AGA-style oven in with 2’6” beds), which is reached up steep ladder stairs, so is only suitable for more agile guests. The property also benefits from a separate barn conversion, which contains its own kitchen, dining area, lounge and shower room, and is ideal for a couple who want their own space at the end of the day. However, as steep ladder stairs lead up to the gallery bedroom with double bed, the annexe will not suit those with limited mobility.
Set within large gardens, there is plenty of outdoor space for guests to enjoy, with a BBQ on hand so you can dine alfresco. At 300 metres above sea level the property’s elevated position offers outstanding views across the Wye Valley and Herefordshire, but it does mean that the shared track leading to the door is quite steep. While there is ample parking immediately outside, drivers of vehicles with low clearance may prefer to use the off-road parking area at the bottom of the track and walk up. This may also be preferable in less clement weather conditions.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.