Farm House Barn

Abbey Dore, Heart of England (Ref. 3782)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Abbey Dore 3.5 miles. A delightful, 18th century, Grade II listed, stone-built, detached barn conversion, situated within the grounds of the owner's 28-acre smallholding, on the outskirts of Abbey Dore. Located within the beautiful Golden Valley, and offering views of the stunning Herefordshire countryside, this Abbey Dore holiday cottage makes the perfect rural getaway for all the family. Boasting a wealth of exposed oak beams, trusses and wall timbers, this beautiful barn seamlessly combines its original character and charm with quality, modern furnishings. Wine and dine in the impressive kitchen/diner, relax in front of the woodburner in the snug, have family fun in the games room, or enjoy a BBQ on the terrace. The Offa's Dyke Pathway and stunning Wye Valley are close by, while the Brecon Beacons National Park, Shropshire, Worcestershire and the Cotswolds are all within easy driving distance. A wonderful holiday property all year round. Note: This property is adjacent to Ref. 1946, and together they accommodate 14.


Over three floors. Six bedrooms: 1 x second floor double, 3 x king-size double, 2 x twin (one on ground floor). Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Two bathrooms with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC (one on second floor). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room. Snug (seats 6) with woodburner. Games room with table tennis.


Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor & bathrooms, woodburner. Rangemaster dual fuel cooker with double electric oven & 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs & FreeSat, DVD, WiFi. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Two cots & two highchairs. Off road parking for 6 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed, gravelled garden area with patio, furniture & BBQ, shared use of 0.25 acre picnic paddock for games, with picnic table & views of Golden Valley. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles, Cider Mill 400 yards. Note: This property is over multiple levels, reached by short staircases, may be unsuitable for the less mobile. Note: WiFi can be slow.

Note: The second floor double bedroom and second floor bathroom will be available from 1st May 2015.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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Guest Reviews


    • “Wonderful celebration holiday”
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    • “We've just returned from a wonderful long weekend as part of week-long celebrations for my father's 70th birthday. There were three generations staying at Farm House Barn, including an 8 year old and 4 year old and everyone loved the property. It's been beautifully adapted and there is masses of space; adults and children alike loved exploring all of the various rooms and annexes. The kitchen was well appointed and there were plenty of games, including a big ping-pong table and other home comforts to keep us entertained. A word of warning - there is NO phone reception on any mobile network and we had to travel several miles to get any. There is wifi but it is very slow and checking emails etc can take 20 minutes or more! Fabulous if you really want to escape from it all, but if you need connection to the outside world you might be better off staying elsewhere! Most rooms are accessed via various flights of stairs so best for those with full mobility, although there is one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor with only a couple of steps up to them. Would recommend whole-heartedly to anyone wanting a special home to spend time with friends and family.”

    SAH204, Woodford, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Lovely place for large group to stay for peace and quiet”
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    • “Beautiful converted barn with everything a large group needs for a holiday. Owners very helpful but not intrusive. Some fresh food from their farm (eggs, fresh vegs, honey, jam) was delicious and a welcome bonus. The large converted barn has lots of steps so not good for disabled. The place is quite isolated - takes about 25 mins drive from Hereford but there is a large paddock to play in, a games room with table tennis and 2 rooms with TVs. Internet is slow/sometims unavailable. Phone service bad too. Great place to get away from it all.”

    Christinamiller, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2014

    • “A Great Family Retreat”
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    • “The perfect home for two families to share. A wonderful, large open plan kitchen/diner was the heart of the property whilst the kids loved the table tennis table. The owners offered a warm welcome then left us to enjoy ourselves. Walks from the door and attractions within easy striking distance.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nottingham, January 2014

    • “Didn't we have a lovely time...”
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    • “My husband and I were both 65 this year and instead of having a party we decided to book somewhere where all the family could join with us for a holiday. So we found Farm House Barn in abbey Dore. It was wonderful. The area was stunningly beautiful; the bedrooms were a good size; the bathrooms were excellent; the kitchen/dining room was very well kitted out and what we liked was the fact that all 10 of us could sit round the large dining table to have our meals. There were two lounges - one with a wood burner which was very cosy. The underfloor heating kept us all nice and warm and best of all we didn't have any extra charges for heating etc; the games room kept the younger children amused (and the adults too!). I would recommend it and our family are talking about recommending it to their friends too...”

    Eileen, Leicester, June 2013

    • “great place for family holidays”
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    • “Lovely place, excellent facilities in a beautiful area. Very suitable for family groups with its layout. Facilities for children excellent with toys and books a plenty. Not so easy for pram or buggy access though. It would have been easier if all the exterior doors were able to be opened for access. It was immaculately clean. Owners are extremely helpful, very welcoming and living close by.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Highbridge Somerset, December 2012

    • “Excellent location, beautiful barn and helpful owners”
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    • “We stayed at Farmhouse Barn for the week of the Hay Festival. This was the best of the properties we have used for this purpose over the course of several years. Sparklingly clean, beautifully adapted and with the friendliest of owners it made for an excellent stay for our group of eight friends.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wrexham/Cardiff/Swansea, August 2011

    • “Beautiful Barn Conversion, very well thought-out”
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    • “We stayed in May 2010, a group of old university friends (and one baby). The barn conversion has been done very well, with real thought put into how such a large group might use the space; so there is a massive dining table inside and out, two lounges each with a television and a very large farmhouse kitchen and 3 bathrooms. Also each of the bedrooms is well separated from the others. This allows for different activities to go on without affecting everybody and, although we had fabulous weather, there is more than enough within the barn to allow for rainy days. Highly recommended.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, July 2010

    • “Spacious, Quiet and peaceful”
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    • “Stayed for a week with 10 family members and this barn was perfect. You have a large kitchen and dinning room, 2 living rooms and plenty of bedrooms. Décor is plain and calming and all the space as not to crowd everyone. Location is great for getting away from the crowd and is in walking distance to a cider farm. This place is great for exploring Herefordshire and Wales. The only downside is the outside seating area, this could do with being improved with either slabs or decking, so that you are not walking on gravel. This barn is not suited to people with walking difficulties due to the different floor levels and the WiFI is very poor, but that is not a bad thing.”

    Cazash, Lincs, Uk, September 2015

    • “Fantastic Holiday Let”
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    • “This is a great property, very spacious and full of character. It has all the amenities you need and it's very peaceful.. Ideal for larger group/family holidays. The surrounding area is good for sight seeing. Would come back again sometime.”

    Docker Family, Kent, December 2011

    • “Lovely barn - but not for parties?”
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    • “The barn we stayed in was absolutely beautiful and was in a lovely setting. Most things we needed were there and the barn has been thoughtfully renovated. There was a large group of us staying and we also rented the property opposite (the granary) for a 30th birthday. Although the property was beautiful I feel it was more suited to a quiet/smaller group. We felt we were constantly watched by the owner ensuring we were behaving etc. There was a lot of us there and I can understand the owner being concerned about her property, but we were always careful and very respectful towards the barn and its contents. The owner made a point of telling us that it wasnt just a holiday rental but also her "home". Which is understandable as her house is just 100 metres away but I feel maybe she should consider stating that the house isn't suitable for party groups. If you have small children I would recommend taking several travel stair gates. Or maybe this is somethingnthe owner may want to think about providing. also could do with sharper knives and more mirrors (full length). There is no phone signal at all and the wifi is extremely slow. So make any important calls before arriving and make sure everyone has directions. I would definately recommend this beautiful barn to families, but I doubt we would returned due to the reasons above, even though we loved this beautiful property.”

    Babylove502, Oxford, United Kingdom, November 2011

    • “A great place to stay”
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    • “A great barn conversion with lots of space - and steps - for a big family. Very well equipped in a lovely location”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Oxted, August 2011

    • “Lovely barn conversion scenic area”
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    • “Barn equipped to a high standard, but there were a lot of stairs you have to be quite fit, owners most welcoming. Could have done with mirrors in the bathrooms and a bit more lighting in the dining area but these are only minor faults.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Pirton Hitchin Herts, January 2011

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    • “Fantastic place for a big family gathering. Beautiful scenery and walks on the doorstep. Really well equipped barn, we did not need to get any extras even though we came with babies. We would love to come back to explore the area some more.”

    Mr Smith, Reading, October 2015

    • “The house was stunning; it was well furnished with good quality items throughout and the view was beautiful. It was peaceful, spacious and close to larger towns and cities when required. The owners were very friendly and helpful.”

    Mrs Sherratt, Colchester, August 2015

    • “Wonderful. A superb barn conversion in a superb location, just perfect for a family gathering to celebrate a big birthday. Despite the high ceiling the house was warm and comfortable; two living rooms plus the main kitchen/dining area gave us loads of space, all the bedrooms were good sized and there were four bathrooms.”

    Dr Hayes, Malvern, April 2015

    • “The communal areas were spacious, there was a beautiful country feel to the property. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of crockery, glasses, cooking utensils - not to mention the double range cooker! The island was perfect for preparing our pre Christmas family feast! The table tennis was a real perk too. It had comfortable beds with good quality linen. Overall an excellent property.”

    Mr Davis, Birmingham, December 2014

    • “Farm House Barn was a stunning holiday cottage. The view, quiet and fresh air were a terrific respite from everyday life, and you won't find more gracious hosts. Thanks for a great week. Farm House Barn is a terrific location for any rural getaway. We highly, highly recommend it.”

    Mr Friedman, Efrat, August 2014

    • “It was the first time that we had visited that area and we were delighted with the Barn. The Golden Valley is a beautiful setting and suited our group very well. The owners made us feel very much at home and were very helpful with all our requests.”

    Mr Charlesworth, Blackpool, June 2014

    • “A quirky house with very helpful owners nearby. Plenty of parking and recycling facilities.”

    Mrs Graham, High Peak, March 2014

    • “The barn was GORGEOUS and the layout fantastic. Ping pong table and lovely wood burner!”

    Miss Smith, Tunbridge Wells, December 2013

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About the location


Hereford 12 miles; Abergavenny 15 miles; Hay-on-Wye 15 miles.

The pretty village of Abbey Dore is situated on the River Dore, at the southern end of the beautiful Golden Valley, close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. The village is home to the old established Abbey Dore Court Gardens, open to the public between April and September, Dore Abbey, founded in 1147 by Cistercian monks and restored to its present form in the 18th and 19th Century. Just 12 miles away is the ancient city of Hereford, which dates back to the 7th Century and is home to a magnificent cathedral, the famous 'chained library', Mappa Mundi and a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. The wonderful market town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its 30-plus book shops, excellent pubs, restaurants and antique shops, making it one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales, is only 15 miles from Abbey Dore. Surrounded by pleasant orchards and cornfields, the village is also close to the Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley walks - a wonderful all year round location with plenty to see and do for all the family.

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