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Owl Barn

(Ref. 942227)

Woolhope near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed staying here."

    Very peaceful and good for kids :)

    So glad u enjoy your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Nov 2023

  • "We arrived at the cottage late Monday evening after a long journey from up North."

    .To enter a warm cottage with fresh flowers and provisions including eggs,milk,fresh bread etc This cottage has everything ..very well equipped for all ages inc baby gates,high chairs ,toys,books etc..spacious rooms,shower,separate bath and shower,well equipped kitchen and a lovely garden with hot tub and barbecue facilities.the location is idyllic with fabulous views in the morning of the Herefordshire landscape and livestock..a play area with swings etc.. Highly recommend this cottage and have already told family they would not be disappointed.. the cottage has so much character and the owners really do want their guests to feel comfortable and enjoy their stay..thankyou

    So glade that you were able to enjoy your stay after a long journey we try to give you something to stat your afternoon or morning off for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Was a lovely stay, well equipped property, had everything we needed and was clean."

    On arrival property owner provided fresh bread, eggs and milk which was a lovely touch. Would highly recommend!

    Thank you for your kind remarks we try to make you feel at home Property Owner

    Reviewed by George4.7Sep 2023

  • "Sandra was lovely, going so far as to borrow a metal detector to look for our daughter's necklace that she thought she had dropped in the play area."

    The house itself was good, if not rather outdated, very clean, comfortable beds and sofas and reasonably well equipped kitchen, though we could've done with some oven gloves. Hot tub was fantastic and the welcome pack was very nice indeed.

    Thank you for your feedback glade you had a good time.Sorry about the oven gloves should of been in the draw with tea towels if you had said we would of sent some down for you . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo4.1Jul 2023

  • "A peaceful setting and perfect if you're looking for a quiet getaway."

    We loved the hot tub and made use of this daily. Good sized garden for our dog. We loved the extras in the fridge and cupboard and the flowers on the table were a lovely touch.

    thank you for your feedback so happy to here you enjoyed your sty Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property, everything we needed for our stay."

    Peaceful and relaxing, will definitely book again.

    Thank you for your feedback so glade that you enjoyed your selves Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anastasia4.7May 2023

  • "Everything we could wish for."

    Place clean and tidy, hot tub was a bonus. We know Phil and Sandra, so it was a pleasure to meet up again. We have now stayed at The Carthouse twice and now Owl barn as well. Lovely walks and scenery, we did nothing, except Ledbury on the fist Monday, for essentials and The Butcher`s Arms for dinner, on the last Friday.Which was excellent! All dog friendly too!! If you need to just get away from it all, this is the place to do it. A really lovely two weeks break for us.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2023

  • "Had a fabulous weekend celebrating my 50th birthday."

    The Owl Barn was lovely, well equipped and the hottub was amazing. Will definitely be returning.

    That good to here had a good time and would like to return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had an amazing time away, we were a group of 6, plenty of room, beautiful house, such peaceful surroundings."

    We will be visiting again.


    Reviewed by Ella4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely stay!"

    Cottage is spacious and warm! Beds comfortable! Garden area fab. Hot tub lovely to get into after a day out exploring.Nice walks around from the Cottage so you don't have to use your car. Visited Ross on wye and Ledbury. Village pub The butchers Arms is Amazing. Great food and huge portion sizes!


    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful and very comfortable property and the owners had thought of everything you could possibly need!"

    The extra touches of milk, bread, butter, eggs and cookies were amazing and very much appreciated!! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We will definitely book your property again. Meg and family!

    Thank you so glade you enjoyed your stay and for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Meg5.0Jan 2023

  • "We spent Christmas at owl barn, we were amazed when we arrived to see how lovely Sandra had left the cottage."

    There were decorations in the living room, including a Christmas tree. The table had already been decorated with Christmas crackers, wine and fudge. Sandra had left us milk, eggs, butter, bread and everything you would need in the kitchen. There were so many extras left in every room. Owl barn is a gem. I would highly recommend that cottage. Excellent place to stay

    Thank you for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Owl Barn, I really can’t fault the cottage at all."

    It was clean, comfortable and cosy and we had such a relaxing time. The sheep in the field and the country lanes were like a home from home, and there were lovely dog walks from the cottage. Our party aged from 5 years to 40 years and we all loved it, especially the hot tub. The owners really had thought of everything and the welcome goodies were wonderful. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Dec 2022

  • "There was everything you could think of provided to make your stay 10/10."

    From the food provisions to toys for children, dvds and books. Not to mention the activity playground. There was a folder letting you know of all the activities and places to visit as a tourist. Couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Owl Barn was gorgeous, everything was there you could have ever needed,the things that were left for us amazing,we had problem with hot tub and Anthony came down everyday to make sure we could use it,It was home from home very relaxing beautiful views we definitely be back mention to Butchers Arms gorgeous food."

    So glade you had a good time . We are getting hot tub parts this week hopefully it will be back to normal .Nothing seems to be easy those days.We will be happy to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place to be nice walks and lots to do for kids and adults would go back again"


    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great holiday and the family loved the hot tub"

    Happy you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Jul 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Owl barn it’s a lovely getaway to relax and unwind and be with nature."

    The view is absolutely beautiful so quiet and peaceful. The hot tub was a huge hit with the children. It was such a thoughtful welcome pack much needed after a long journey. The home was well equipped and really gave you the experience of home from home. For a barn conversion it was so warm. We loved seeing the chickens in the fields and the wide variety of wild birds.

    Thank you for your feedback .So happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carly4.7Apr 2022

  • "Spent a week at Owl Barn, very clean & kitchen had more than enough mugs plates etc + washing machine tablets & cleaning products."

    The only downside was the double bed in the smaller room, although the bed was very comfy, good quality bed linen, there was not enough room to easily move around the bed on one side or fully open the wardrobe door. The downstairs shower was the best option out of the 2, not much umph in them. The sofas were very comfortable which makes a nice change from some of the cottages we’ve stayed at. The food at the pub was the best we’ve had in a long time & they allow dogs! Overall we had a good stay & the view from the hot tub was so relaxing plus except for 1 day the weather was good. Thank you Owl Barn.

    Sorry about shower not much umph but we are on the end of the line. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Mar 2022

  • "The property was cosy and the little extras really left us feeling spoilt."

    The hot tub was a firm favourite with the family and so relaxing with the beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Rhian4.7Feb 2022

  • "Exceptional stay in a comfortable home in a quiet location."

    I chose this house to rent because of the hot tub, number of bedrooms, location and number of sofas. We had a lovely time, my family loved the playground, the view from the property was outstanding. We went for a lovely walk from the house and spent lots of time cooking and in the hot tub. We didn’t need to drive anywhere once we got there and that made it even nicer. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook 2 large meals for 6 people :)

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely , comfortable holiday home."

    Wonderful welcome pack when we arrived which was a lovely surprise. (Thank you). Lovely meal in the local pub around the corner ,the butcher's arms. Lovely area for walking and exploring.

    Reviewed by Carlene4.1Dec 2021

  • "We usually so 3/4 UK breaks in cottage/lodges per year."

    I can honestly say that Owl Barn is one of the cosiest and cleanest rentals we've ever stayed in. The property is very well stocked with utensils and everything you may need. Although we didn't meet the owners, we were met with a lovely welcome packs and some everyday essentials - very appreciated. The lodge is very comfortable and homely - the pictures on Sykes really do not do it any justice at all! The kids enjoyed the playground very much. It is secluded and very peaceful. The hot tub was an ok temperature (seemed to cool as the nights went on, as a lot do) and was very spacious (comfortable for 4 people IMO). The WiFi was generally very good for us. The phone signal was dependent on where you were stood inside (EE/Vodafone). Overall we had a great stay and would recommend Owl Barn for couples and families.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very welcoming, warm cottage."

    Lots of walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay at the Owl Barn!"

    Beautiful house with everything you need for the weekend.. the photos don’t do the place justice. Lovely and peaceful and hot tub is fab! There’s a lovely pub a 10 minute walk down the road (Butchers Arms) which does a fantastic roast for a very very reasonable price id deffo recommend booking for a meal! Couldn’t fault this place at all, hosts were also great and very on hand for anything we needed! We will definitely be returning. Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay, beautiful scenery with a fantastic pub just up the road."

    This felt like home from home and we really appreciated the extra touches of bread, milk, butter etc. Great walks and lots to do in the local area. We took adult children and we all loved it.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2021

  • "Booked a last minute break here as a group of friends."

    Everything was brilliant, friendly staff, and only a 20 minute taxi into the main town. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jacob4.4Jul 2021

  • "The barn is really well equipped, such a lovely place to stay!"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Owl Barn had everything we could have needed for our week away."

    The children particularly enjoyed the park and the hot tub! We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0May 2021

  • "Such a relaxing place to be."

    Very comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great little place, lovely setting and can walk to a couple of pubs within a mile."

    perfect place to switch off.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Apr 2021

  • "Ive just spent Christmas here with my small family we had a lovely time very clean house the views were lovely & the hot tub a winner with us all."

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Dec 2020

  • "Nice place to stay"

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Oct 2020

  • "The kitchen equipment is fairly limited - no vegetable peeler?"

    ! Comfortable living room. Great hot tub. Lovely setting

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.8Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful setting, away from any distractions."


    Reviewed by Diane4.7Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage, very clean and comfortable- we didn’t meet the owners but didn’t have any issues so that wasn’t a problem."

    Hot tub was great! Really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Just back from a lovely week in Herefordshire."

    The cottage was as described and was perfect for the 7 of us that stayed (4 adults and 3 children). The bedrooms and communal areas were comfortable. We uses the hot tub, although the weather itself was warm enough and we also made use of the BBQ (suggest that you take or buy some BBQ coals to use). The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, hob, microwave, toaster and tall fridge freezer; with good cupboard space for storing essentials. The local pub is only a 15 minute walk and we would highly recommend eating there or having the take away. The owners of the cottage kindly provided us with a menu for the local pub. The shops for essentials are about a 15 minute drive away. Only negative was that some of the kitchen utensils (including knives) had been broken, however the chipped glasses were instantly replaced when noted and Ant (who checks the hot tub levels twice daily) was very approachable for any concerns. The play area had cleaning spray for us to use once the children had finished, due to Covid guidance. I would definitely stay here again due to the quiet, but friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the cottage and its owner.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2020

  • "The only thing that wasn’t the best was the seating outside."

    We had a party of 7 but there was only 4 chairs outside. Other than that we had an amazing time and the barn is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, plenty of room for 7 of us although looks bigger in the pictures."

    Tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid provided. A plate of freshly baked scones, cream and jam made for a lovely welcome. Lovely, powerful hot tub, room for 4 comfortably, 6 at a squeeze. Tub was not filled when we arrived so had to wait until following day before it was warm enough to use. Not a very friendly telephone manor when we phoned about key collection.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay, rural and quiet."

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2019

  • "Owl Barn was a lovely place to stay, lovely quiet location with lots of places nearby to explore!"

    Fresh scones, and other edible treats greeted us on arrival! Facilities ideal for what we needed! Hot tub ideal for parents of a toddler to wind down of an evening! Home from home! Thankyou

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2019

  • "There is everything you need for a lovely stay in this house."

    The setting is amazing, views and outdoor space perfect for my two small boys. The area is stunning and such a quiet and relaxing place to stay. Easy to drive into Ross on Wye or Hereford and great to explore Herefordshire and The Wye Valley.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Jul 2019

  • "The comfort of Owl Barn was exceptional very warm and clean."

    Everything was perfect, very thoughtful hosts. The location was peaceful and the local pubs and tea rooms offered excellent food. So glad we went and look forward to another lovely family holiday there.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2019

  • "Overall the property was well equipped, however when we decided to cook a meal for the 5 guests we discovered a lack of baking trays suitable for preparing the roast dinner."

    There was also a lack of serving dishes.

    Reviewed by Derek4.1Oct 2018

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful week away at Owl's Barn in Herefordshire."

    The facilities and surroundings are exceptional and we have all benefitted from a relaxing and happy time. The cottage has over and above the level of necessities and with an enclosed garden we were able to relax that our puppy was safe. The family are so friendly and we thank them for that.We cant wait to be able to return soon.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, well equipped, even toys both indoor and outdoor for our little grandson."

    Great garden with gate out towards fields. Good for relaxing and enjoying rural life, beautiful views even deer on the edge of the woodland. Highly recommendable across the board, thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2018

  • "Yes, this holiday cottage was one of the best provisioned cottages we have ever encountered and the homely touches were beyond expectation - vase of fresh flowers, table set with cream tea etc."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2017

  • "It was lovely to find fresh bread, milk etc in the barn when we arrived, as well as many other useful things."

    The barn was warm and cosy with fantastic views and we all enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.8Apr 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC with shower
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair on request
  • Lawned garden hot tub with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 11 mins walk
  • Note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

The property

There is a well-equipped kitchen with everything you need for catering for larger groups, as well as a utility room and ground floor cloakroom.

The lovely dining room leads into the spacious sitting room.

Upstairs there are three attractive bedrooms and a bathroom.

Outside there is a good sized enclosed garden with table and chairs and a BBQ, perfect for sitting out on warm summer evenings and admiring the lovely rural views.

Owl Cottage is a family friendly, spacious cottage set in peaceful surroundings providing an ideal base for touring.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 942225, together they sleep 10.

Courtyard Cottages

Woolhope 1 mile. These three carefully converted barns are in a peaceful courtyard setting, a mile from the centre of the pretty Herefordshire village of Woolhope. Nestled at the foot of Marcle Hill, these delightful cottages are ideal for friends and family who are looking to explore this fantastic area. Each cottage has a well-equipped open plan living area, comfortable bedrooms and their own private outdoor space to sit, relax and enjoy a morning coffee. Guests are welcome to use the half acre playing field with swings, playhouse and goalposts which is sure to keep the children entertained. Walks and cycle rides are available on your doorstep or you can enjoy the nearby Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of The Malvern Hills and The Wye Valley. The beautiful market town of Ross-on-Wye is close by where you can admire the impressive 17th century Market Hall and Tudor timbered houses or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the River Wye, a river famed for its salmon fishing and watersports. The world famous beauty spot of Symonds Yat is also within easy reach and here the river has carved a dramatic gorge through towering limestone cliffs. For something a little different why not spend a morning finding out about the secrets of cheese making at the Monkland Cheese Dairy or you might like to discover the art of gin and vodka production at the local award-winning Chace Distillery? The cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester are well worth a visit, as are any number of National Trust properties and gardens, such as the magnificent Berrington Hall.

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About the location


Fownhope 2.7 miles; Ledbury 7 miles; Hereford 7 miles; Ross-on-Wye 7 miles.

Just 7 miles from Hereford, the picturesque village of Woolhope lies in unspoilt countryside and boasts two traditional village pubs, both serving excellent local food and real ale. Woolhope is close to the Wye Valley Walk, a 136-mile trail following the border between England and Wales, as well as The Hereforshire Trail and Three Choirs Way. Close by, Haugh Woods offer 850 acres of ancient forest boasting many rare species of moth and butterfly and numerous lovely walks through an unspoilt area of Herefordshire. Local produce can be acquired in the popular monthly farmers’ markets in Woolhope and nearby Fownhope, which boasts an Iron Age Hill Fort and stunning views from Capler Hill. Nearby Hereford, with its wonderful 11th century cathedral and famous Mappa Mundi is worth a visit, as are the riverside towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth with their timbered buildings, striking 17th century market halls and excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. A walk on Marcle Ridge looks across the valley to the ancient town of Ledbury which is just a short drive away with its many listed, timber-framed buildings, the most outstanding being the 17th century Market House in the town centre. The town has bustled with street markets since the 12th century and is home to antique and flea markets, craft fairs, as well as gardens, book and poetry festivals. Enjoy the beautiful countryside by taking a stroll along the banks of the River Wye, a hot air balloon ride or a canoe down the river. The charming 'town of books' Hay-on-Wye, the magnificent Black Mountains, unspoilt Brecon Beacons National Park, magnificent Royal Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills, all make a great day out.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas