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Freds Shed

Hereford, Herefordshire (Ref. 1074274)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "We arrived on the hottest day of the year, so far, to a warm welcome from Paul, who showed us round - we were not disappointed, it was just like it was in the pictures, warm, cosy, quirky with the little extras, what a superb find for us, as our daughter lives half an hour away, so handy for visiting and seeing the beautiful countryside."

    Dog friendly with her having a small paddock to roam about in, while we sat relaxing in the sun, it was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - no wonder Paula and Sarah are proud of what they have achieved, thank you for letting us stay in your barn conversion, who highly recommend a visit to this gem of a place.

    Wow! thank you all for the feedback you’re very kind and it was a pleasure to host you all you are welcome back any time! Your reaction to our conversion when you walked in makes it all worth while. Your stay seemed to go so quickly come for longer next time so we can talk more! Thank you for leaving it clean & tidy. Take care Paul & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Fred’s Shed."

    We were greeted with a homemade loaf and a bottle of bubbly by the owners Sarah and Paul who were very friendly and always there if needed. The accommodation was excellent. Converted by the owners to a very high spec. It has an excellent shower and such comfortable beds that we didn’t want to get up. We will definitely be telling our friends.

    Thank you both so much for the feedback, it s really important for us to know you’ve enjoyed your stay and felt like you had a holiday, thank you also for leaving the place so clean & tidy on your retreat. Good to meet you both. Paul & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by HowardJun 2022

  • "Fred’s Shed is simply outstanding."

    Stylish, comfortable accommodation; peaceful and beautiful surroundings and the most wonderful hosts in Sarah and Paul. It is an easy place to relax in; lovely private and secure outside space; very comfy bed and sofa and a well equipped kitchen. Spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained, we just love it! The home made bread and bottle of fizz were an added bonus and we couldn’t have wished for a better holiday. So happy to have found this gem.

    Thank you both so much it was lovely meeting you both and chatting over dinner looking forward to seeing you again in October Sarah and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2022

  • "Such a well appointed cottage… but a more sophisticated shower delivery system would be expected and larger towels!"

    Otherwise it is excellent and the hosts very welcoming… location is superb for exploring Herefordshire- a delightful county!

    Thank you for your feedback we’re sorry the shower didn’t meet your expectations we will investigate how we can improve this as it’s new to us? We know mixer taps can be little tricky. It’s a shame you didn’t talk to us about it in more detail then we would know where to start? We hope it didn’t affect your stay too much. We’ll look into XXL towels. Nice to meet you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "Freds Shed is a beautiful property in a great location."

    Perfect for relaxing in after a busy day exploring all that the area has to offer and just what we needed. Lovely hosts who couldn’t have been more welcoming. We will definitely be returning.

    Thank you , lovely people we would welcome you back anytime, see you soon Sarah, Paul,Lily and Winnie Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2022

  • "A Warm welcome from our hosts."

    Fred’s Shed looks just like the pictures and is a very comfortable space to relax in. It’s in a beautiful location and has a lovely outside space, plus a large enclosed safe grassed area for dogs or family games. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you, lovely to meet you , hope to see you sometime in the not to distant future Sarah,Paul,Lily and Winnie Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathMar 2022

  • "Fantastic country cottage near to Hereford which is perfect for a short stay away."

    The owners Paul and Sarah couldn't have been more friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Paul built Fred's shed himself and he is quite rightly extremely proud of his achievement. I would highly recommend Fred's Shed.

    Reviewed by RachaelJan 2022

  • "Amazing property!"

    We had a lovely break and the owners couldn’t have been friendlier. Would highly recommend

    Thank you so glad you enjoyed your break and it was lovely to meet you both. Hope to see you again in the not to distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HollyDec 2021

  • "Fred's shed was exactly as advertised and more."

    From the moment we arrived it felt more like a home from home than a holiday let. It is beautifully decorated to a very high standard and the hosts were lovely. Not to mention the beautiful surrounding Herefordshire countryside that was a joy to explore....and we had glorious weather too!

    Thank you so much for your review we really appreciated it.Glad you had a lovely stay and it was a pleasure to meet you both , hope to see you again in the not too distant future Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2021

  • "A fabulous holiday home, incredibly comfortable converted farm property with all comforts yet retaining its original character and charm."

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Had a lovely week away at Fred's shed."

    Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Felt so relaxed staying here. Plenty of places to visit around this area. Will definitely return to this barn!

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2021

  • "Fred’s Shed was immaculate and the owners were absolutely lovely."

    The attention to detail at the property was impressive. It was a peaceful, restorative break and has given us wonderful memories. Thank you!

    Reviewed by KatAug 2021

  • "We had high expectations of Freds Shed and they were exceeded without a doubt."

    The conversion has clearly been completed with passion and style and the little touches throughout make for a very comfortable stay. The hosts, Sarah & Paul, are very welcoming, kind and caring - like being on holiday with your friends! If the week you are looking for has Freds Shed available, you shouldn't hesitate in booking it up as you will not be disappointed! We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

    Reviewed by GarethJul 2021

  • "Four adults and two dogs had a great time at Fred’s Sheds."

    Beautiful barn with everything you need. The dogs had a great time in the enclosed paddock. Paul was a great host would definitely recommend Thank you

    Reviewed by CharlotteJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fred’s Shed."

    Everything was just perfect. The renovation of the property is beautiful and every little detail has been thought of. Such a relaxing property to stay in. The beds were so comfortable which always makes for a good stay! Sarah and Paul where the most perfect hosts. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at this lovely spot in Herefordshire.

    Reviewed by LornaJul 2021

  • "Fred's Shed was a beautiful converted barn with a Skandi, comfortable feel to its decoration and furnishings."

    Hosts Sarah and Paul were very friendly and welcoming to us and our dog who loved his own paddock space. Would definitely recommend if to friends and family.

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2021

  • "Just returned from a week staying in Fred’s Shed which was a great base to explore the Herefordshire countryside."

    The accommodation is excellent and the hosts were exceptional in their kindness. Fred’s shed is finished to a really high standard and the attention to detail and thought which has gone into the property made our stay truly enjoyable.

    Reviewed by MauryaJun 2021

  • "Overall, we had a wonderful time."

    Perfect hosts and the accommodation was excellent (particularly good as a dog friendly home with enclosed paddock, ideal for our puppy Rags!) Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed Barn conversion."

    Everything had been thought of by the owners to make our stay the very best it could be. Visitors to Fred’s Shed will not be disappointed. The owners Paul and Sarah deserve to succeed with this amazing let. Outstanding !!!!

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "Outstanding 'Cottage' in the wonderful British countryside."

    The accommodation was finished to a very high, modern, standard, but still retained the character of the original cow shed, with original brickwork and beams. The place felt very homely with some well thought out touches to make it feel more like a home you are borrowing than a holiday rental. The owners live in a connecting barn but judged the level of contact perfectly. There if you had a question, or just a chat about the area, but didn't intrude. You are 15 mins from Hereford and there are a number of other small towns and villages all within a short drive. Ludlow and it's market is well worth a visit. We found some lovely walks around the cottage and nearby and many more a short drive away.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2021

  • "A truly wonderful countryside holiday home."

    Sarah and Paul, the owners, could not do enough for us. Fred's Shed is a real credit to them. They have renovated the barn beautifully with it's rustic, country quirks and homely feel. We felt at home from the minute we stepped inside (So did our dog, Ralphy!) There was plenty of room for 4 adults and the dog. There is a gorgeous outdoor space for an afternoon drink, and our very own huge paddock for the dog to roam too. Every detail had been carefully considered from the dog treats, home-made bread, Nespresso machine pods to the fresh flowers. Fred's Shed is in a beautiful, countryside location and is situated perfectly to explore Herefordshire. (Eastnor castle, Symonds Yat - Ross On Wye, Breacon Beacon, Malvern Hills to name a few.) There are some fantastic countryside pubs (dog-friendly) and restaurants in the local area too. I would definitely recommend Fred's Shed and would return! Thank you for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by AmyMay 2021

  • "Fred's Shed has a beautifully designed, Scandinavian-style interior."

    It has exposed beams, exposed stone and brick, and pieces of repurposed wood with walls that are grey and white. We really liked it. The friendly, helpful owners are just next door if you need anything. The mattresses were very comfortable - they felt firm and supportive. The kitchen had good saucepans, tin foil, cling film and washing up liquid. The fridge is a larder fridge with a small freezer compartment, so don't buy too much food in one go. There was good attention to detail, such as nightlights that come on automatically in the kitchen and lounge to illumiate the way in the middle of the night. It's quite an intimate property. For example, the doors to one of the bedrooms and the bathroom slide (leaving slight gaps), so the doors are a little less soundproof than conventional doors. One bedroom got a little loud when the heating came on at 6.30am. It sounded like the boiler and pipes were right next door. So that may be a small issue if you are a light sleeper. The shower had great water pressure and plenty of hot water. Overall, we had a lovely time and would certainly consider returning.

    Reviewed by RobMay 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two ground-floor double bedrooms
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Coffee Machine
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi and blu-ray DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 car
  • Enclosed private garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for babies
  • Note: Although the garden is enclosed please keep an eye on your dog at all times
  • Note: Second dog available on request.

The property

Nestled in the tranquil Herefordshire countryside, just outside of the city of Hereford, lies Freds Shed, a gorgeous single-storey barn conversion perfect for a couple or two to escape to this picturesque part of the country.

Named after the once feral cat who had taken refuge in the barn, Freds Shed is an idyllic base surrounded by green landscapes while being close to nearby attractions, you can see why over time Fred had become loving and tame, content to live a few paces away on the owners' grounds.

Now refurbished into a wonderfully characterful dwelling, this barn conversion is sure to be a home away from home for your next holiday offering off-road parking and delightful views over the encompassing greenery.

Stepping into the property, the open-plan living space invites you in after a long day of discovering the local area; kick off your shoes and settle in for the evening on the plush corner sofa while you catch up on your favourite programmes on the TV.

The space is bursting with character, boasting original wooden beams throughout as well as a stylish décor which really elevates the feeling of a luxurious farmhouse escape.

Moving through the property, the kitchen is home to all the appliances you need to assist you with your self-catering requirements such as an electric oven and hob, a microwave, and a handy washer/dryer to refresh your clothes.

Whip up tasty feasts for the group to enjoy at the dining table while you catch up on the day's events, before retiring to the bedrooms for some well-earned rest.

The first bedroom is home to a plush double bed, wooden feature walls and charming wooden shutters, creating a space for you to cosy up and rest your head ahead of another action-packed day of exploring.

The second bedroom is located at the other end of the property, ideal for couples to escape to their sleeping quarters for some peace and quiet, here you will find another plush double bed as well as exposed brick and whitewashed walls, and a lovingly crafted name plate, rejuvenated from original materials found in the barn prior to its conversion.

Guests will benefit from a bathroom, fit with a bath, shower over, basin and WC where you can freshen up ahead of your day, or soak in a bubble bath on return from a long walk in the countryside.

Outside, there is a small seating area on the patio, accessed through a traditional barn door, so you can take your dining al fresco in the evenings.

If you don't fancy cooking, head into the city of Hereford for a bite to eat; you will be spoilt for choice with the many eateries in the city centre, why not try La Madelaine for lunch and a coffee and cake stop, or perhaps give The Beefy Boys a try for rustic and hearty meals in the evenings.

The area is home to a wealth of attractions for you to discover throughout your trip, including the Waterworks Museum and the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery; each host fascinating exhibitions focussing on the development of Hereford through the years on cultural and industrial levels.

Nature lovers will enjoy a day at the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, home to tropical butterflies and exotic plants while being just walking distance from the magnificent Forest of Dean.

There are a number of National Trust sites you can visit on your travels, notably Berrington Hall, a neoclassical mansion with stunning grounds and gardens surrounding it, and Croft Castle and Parkland, a picturesque castle encompassed by 1500 acres of woodland for you to discover.

Brush up on your history while in this rich city; Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions are housed in the Hereford Cathedral which makes for a captivating day out for history buffs and tourists alike.

Freds Shed is the ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday with your loved ones any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Leominster 14 miles.

The cathedral city of Hereford dates back to Saxon times, and with its medieval bridge over the winding River Wye it is the very image of picturesque England. With a mix of buildings from almost every British era, eclectic Hereford is a popular base for those seeking to explore the locale – being ideally placed for accessing the Black and White villages of the region, not to mention the delights of neighbouring Shropshire, Worcestershire and The Cotswolds. Famous as a cider producing town, Hereford is also the home of the Mappa Mundi, the largest and most elaborate pre-15th century map in existence, which resides in the cathedral alongside the famous Chained Library – a collection of over 1500 rare books from as early as the 8th century. Nearby is the half timbered town of Leominster, filled with medieval buildings, often overhanging the street, and also accessible is the natural splendour of Symonds Yat, a rocky outcrop on a 5 mile bend of the River Wye, with spectacular views and the opportunity to spot protected peregrine falcons flying from their nests.

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