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Lords Hill Barn

(Ref. 1103093)

Ashleworth, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (10)
  • well (7)
  • great (6)
  • clean (6)
  • location (6)
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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Well presented and spacious property that we enjoyed staying in for the week."

    The kitchen was well equipped and had plenty of cutlery, crockery and pots and pans. The bathroom has a good shower with lots of hot water. The property is in a lovely location with access to plenty of local and nearby walking trails. The village hub which is within walking distance has a lovely cafe, post office and very helpful and friendly staff. There are also many local pubs offering good food within a short drive. Overall we had a delightful holiday and enjoyed our stay at the property. We are not sure why people make a fuss about welcome gifts when you can bring all of your own produce for a stay, but the owners had provided milk, biscuits a bottle of wine and coffee for the coffee machine on arrival which we thought was nice of them

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2024

  • "Spotlessly clean everywhere."

    Very well equipped kitchen with lots of crockery, would have been useful to have instructions for appliances. Beautiful setting with undisturbed views. There are two locked doors to a separate annex which is not listed as being part of the building. It was very disconcerting to hear people moving about so close. Would not have booked if it had been mentioned. Heating, no instructions, it was cold at times and we needed to increase the temperature. No tools for log burner, we needed to use it though to supplement the heating. Bunk beds in the second very small bedroom are not suitable for adults. The barn should be listed as suitable for two adults and two children. This second room was very cold during the entire stay, perhaps the underfloor heating didn’t extend to this room? Welcome pack, lack of. Perhaps the owner doesn’t realise what others provide. One Nespresso pod and two gingers biscuits each is not a welcome pack.

    Dear Bernadette, Thank you so much for your helpful comments which we have taken note of. We will make the following changes as a result of them: 1) We will leave the instruction manuals for each appliance and for the heating. 2) We will update the property information to make it clear to guests that the property is adjoined to a separate annexe. The door to this are locked at all times. This annex is empty the majority of the time. 3) Heating: We will ask the plumber to assess the supply to the second bedroom. We will leave a manual for the heating system. 4) There are now tools for the log burner 5) We will update the property information to advise that the Bunk beds are more suitable for children. 6) Welcome pack. We will aim to increase the provisions in this for future guests. We hope that you will come and visit again in the future. Best wishes, Mungo and Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernadette3.8Dec 2023

  • "Not what we expected from description."

    It’s a lovely location, and the property looks nice, walking in it looked great. However, it lacked a lot when looking closer. It is advertised as no pets, great, as we have a pet fur allergy in the family, and that point made us pick it over another property. On arrival we were pestered by a cat, that was very familiar to the place, trying to get in as we were. It didn’t stop. Every-tine we came and went it tried to get in. As others have stated there are annex doors, locked, in the kitchen area. This was not mentioned in description. The owners reply acknowledged these doors. However we were aware somebody was in there, could hear them, lights on and off, as well as their rubbish in the bins, so clearly being lived in. It was very uncomfortable to know someone was just a door away, we wouldn’t have booked if we had known this. There is also an exterior door in the children’s bedroom, hidden behind the curtains. With our son being autistic with issues of doors being locked, security, he was not happy and didn’t sleep because of all of this. I would consider the property in breach of contract, it’s not what we thought we had booked. We were out for a couples of days so didn’t spend time sitting on the sofa, until Christmas Day. We noticed the removable sofas covers were very dirty. We also noticed after our daughter started with streaming eyes, itching skin and sneezing that there was cat fur on the arms of the chair and sofas. This for her made Christmas awful. The kitchen looked good until you looked closer. The kettle had a fur coat inside, desperately needs descaling. We couldn’t make a hot drink as the fur came out with the water. The toaster was pretty burned out and rusty inside, so not even a slice of toast could be done. The pots and pans in the drawers, what little there was of them, were mouldy. The fridge has issues as it is frosting up. We had planned to cook a good size roast for Christmas dinner, but we couldn’t as kitchen was poorly equipped. Christmas Day ruined. The washer dryer has an error, it wouldn’t allow anytime over 12 minutes drying time, so was useless to us. The property was generally unclean, not hoovered, dusted, questionable if bedding was changed as there were marks on them. Dirt and hair in the bath, dead bugs in the shower, conkers in with the 2 toilet rolls. Very poor. The description states fuel provided, which as the only fuel user is the fire,that should be logs etc, there was only 2 that were damp and small. Empty fire lighter packets. The property was cold as heating didn’t warm it at all. As others have said, there were no instructions for anything. The welcome pack lacked anything required. There was no means to contact owners, which could have helped ease some issues. The issues of cat fur on sofas, needed the change over clean to be much better, incase a guest let it in, as some from reviews suggest. Perhaps state the cat is not to be let in. Too late for us. our Christmas was cut short as we left on Boxing Day after trying to contact Sykes to report issues and try to resolve, but Sykes didn’t answer or respond, even to the emergency contact. We had no choice but to leave as our daughter’s allergy was getting worse. Since leaving Sykes has been useless, infact they are making it worse and pushing us to take legal action to resolve as they have been unreasonable. The property has great potential as it’s a nice location and building, but needs extra work to maintain it as a whole and concentrate on the details of being fully cleaned and providing full information, a welcome pack of maybe milk, bread, biscuits etc etc would have be nice.

    Reviewed by Peter1.9Dec 2023

  • "We had such a lovely time!"

    Thank you. Peaceful and relaxing and lovely property :)

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was nice but having stayed in many Skye cottages I found it very strange ..."

    Cottage was nice but having stayed in many Skye cottages I found it very strange that there were no instructions on how to work the heating & some of the other things in the cottage,also there was no information folder on nearest Doctors or Dentist in an emergency,local bus services,nearest shops & supermarket,places to eat in the area all of which are very useful to have & again have always been in all the other Skye cottages I have stayed in,maybe this is something the owner could consider doing as I noticed in the visitors book other people had made the same comments

    Reviewed by Carol3.1Sep 2023

  • "Couldn’t fault it, even the location being so central to the village but still being so peaceful and quiet, it will allow anyone to go and wander the area or just sit and read a book."

    Not a criticism but a suggestion the information book in the barn could have more information about all the facilities, cooker, fire, heating etc, would visit again without a doubt if coming to the area

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely spacious home, very private and very comfy beds."

    The bottom bunk bed was queen size which was helpful.The owner kindly provided milk in the fridge. Wonderful bathroom.loved the footpaths and walk down to the river and Tythe barn.Great time swimming at Ledbury pool.Ross on Wye has 4 hrs free parking on road down the hill towards the river and loos,nice walk by river.p.s for those like me unused to induction hob if child lock is on it won’t work unless you hold the key down 4 secs.The pole to open skylight was behind curtain by right patio door.We recommend this holiday home.Thank you for everything

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay at this beautiful cottage."

    In a lovely, peaceful location whilst also being close to the fantastic Ashleworth village hub. The cottage was spotlessly clean when we arrived and very well equipped. The EV charge point was really helpful too.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was fabulous."

    Fantastic views and wonderful family area. Was very clean and inviting. The property is not suitable for 4 adults, however it would suit a family ( 2adults,2children), as the second bedroom is small. Also we had a cat that would sit outside on the furniture and hang around the door. This might be ok for some guests, but I have a cat phobia so couldn't have the doors open or use the outdoor space - which was such a shame.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.1Jul 2023

  • "Very well equipped, clean and in an idyllic location."

    Private location. Would happily recommend this cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely house, so peaceful."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage nice position in countryside and close to walks and the local shop/hub on the doorstep."

    If I had to complain it would be That there was no welcome pack, even a bottle or milk would have been welcome just for the first drink when you arrive. But other than that we had a really enjoyable week

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Lords Hill Barn."

    The conversion had been done to the highest standard. We loved the open plan layout and have taken several design ideas away with us. We were working from ‘home’ throughout our stay and found it a very relaxing place to be. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was a perfect property for a week away - we could not have asked for better."

    It was in a fabulous location to explore Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and south Wales. It was very well appointed, extremely clean and homely. We would definitely return. Thank you to its owners for sharing it.

    Reviewed by Keri5.0Oct 2022

  • "House could not have been nicer."

    Lots of little extras to make things ccomfortable. Great walks and bike rides locally. Village Hub was very well stocked & convenient. Electric car charging a lovely bonus.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great week and will definitely return in the future."

    Such a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jaime5.0Aug 2022

  • "Faultless accommodation, great hosts and a lovely setting - what more could you ask for."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

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  • 2 x double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • 2 x electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking with free electric charging point
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 1.2 miles

The property

Lords Hill Barn is a stunning contemporary bungalow overlooking the glorious countryside in Ashleworth, Gloucestershire.

Offering four guests ground-floor living, a private garden and off-road parking with electric charging, this rural abode offers a stylish base for exploring the Heart of England.

Inside you'll find an open-plan living space where the group's chef will have no problem whipping up their favourite dishes using the high-quality facilities.

Set the table for four in the bright and spacious living area, whilst your private garden with a large lawn has extra seating to make the most of sunny days.

Back inside, warm up by the woodburning stove in the sitting area with cushioned sofas and catch your favourite show on the wall-mounted TV.

There are two double bedrooms with storage space for your belongings, along with a contemporary family bathroom complete with a bath and walk-in shower.

Completing the property is a handy utility with a washing machine, so you can keep your walking gear fresh throughout your holiday.

Ashleworth is a lovely base to call home with a Post Office/shop/Café/Deli within a short walk from the property, and the National Trust's Ashleworth Tithe Barn offering a taste of the area's long history.

Explore the beautiful surrounding area, including the river Severn with the extensive network of footpaths.

The popular Nature in Art Gallery is also nearby for culture lovers to admire a range of paintings and sculptures, all housed inside a 17th-century mansion!

The city of Gloucester is a short drive away from the majestic Gloucester Cathedral, the National Waterways Museum, and plenty of parks and nature reserves including Alney Island for walking or cycling, and Robinswood Hill Country Park, a lovely wildlife haven.

You'll find plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants in the picturesque town of Cheltenham, which rests next to the Cotswolds offering idyllic walks, historic sites, and picture-postcard villages; Great Witcombe Roman Villa is sure to be a hit with budding historians!

More history awaits in the medieval market town of Tewkesbury, home to the Norman Tewkesbury Abbey and The Vineyards park and gardens.

The Malvern Hills AONB is also close by for scenic hikes and gardens, or journey further afield to visit the historic home of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.

You'll be spoilt for choice on your next staycation at Lords Hill Barn!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Gloucester 7.5 miles; Tewkesbury 10.3 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 37.2 miles.

The ancient village of Ashleworth lies in beautiful Gloucestershire countryside just 6 miles from the waterfront city of Gloucester. Dating back to Roman times, Ashleworth boasts a number of historic buildings, namely a 15th century Tithe Barn owned by the National Trust, 12th century church and The Preaching Cross on the village green. The village also benefits from a well-stocked village store and Post Office. Many lovely walks can be enjoyed from the village with the Severn Way and Three Choirs Way passing close by. Nearby, the historic waterfront city of Gloucester offers Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a magnificent Norman cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films) rubbing shoulders with a bustling city centre. The delightful regency spa town of Cheltenham with its historic Georgian architecture and incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and visitor attractions, as well as numerous festivals, including the famous Gold Cup horseracing meeting, is just a short drive away. Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages lie to the east, while also close by are the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean and Slimbridge Wildlife Park. With the historic towns of Tewkesbury, Cirencester - Gateway to the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and the Malvern Hills all within easy reach, you'll be spoilt for choice at this fabulous location.