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Hayloft

Lyonshall near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire (Ref. 940499)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property."

    It is very isolated (I knew this, it suited me). Hard to find but follow signs to Broxwood out of Lyonshall (left turn). The lane is very small and even for an experienced driver like me, was challenging! There are stairs to the property but there are 2 hand rails so no issue (as a 55 year old single traveller with some minor mobility issues) No problems even when wet. Property clean and ready to go, all cleaning products available; fresh eggs on the side

    Reviewed by MelanieMay 2022

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful week at the Hay Loft."

    Glyn and Cei were very helpful hosts and nothing too much trouble for them. Very comfy bed and the shower was fabulous, as we really enjoy our shower as opposed to a bath. The Hayloft had everything we needed including lying in bed and looking at the stars through the skylight above the bed .. magic.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2022

  • "Fantastic hosts."

    Tranquil location. Super clean. Very comfortable. Lovely animals.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "The Hayloft, was a great last minute retreat for the two of us, in a beautiful quiet part of the Herefordshire, we enjoyed exploring the area and visiting some great places (Berrington Hall, Croft Castle, Stokesay Castle, Hampton Court Castle, Hereford, Canwood Art Gallery (check opening times), Hay-on-Wye to name but a few)."

    The view of the stars on a clear night is amazing as there is little in the way of light pollution and we got to see the milky way, the farm is a working farm, but it didn't disturb us at all in fact it was a pleasure to be there and see it. The property is comfortable and almost all in one space which was great, the bed was comfortable although it lacked curtains which might affect those light sensitive so I suggest a sleep mask. Overall a fabulous little find in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by VirginiaAug 2021

  • "This farm is very remote and hard to find particularly in the dark; however there is an adorable old gentleman whose house sits exactly where the satnav takes you pleased to direct you and probably just glad to speak to another human."

    This is a working farm so expect the water supply to be a bit up and down, expect a little noise (we had a pneumatic drill) and expect a few flies. This place is truly unique.

    Reviewed by CarlAug 2021

  • "Welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts made our stay delightful."

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2021

  • "Welcoming hosts, quiet property with wonderful scenery, good location for visiting surrounding area, wouldn’t hesitate to visit again in the future."

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Compact cottage, but very comfortable and clean."

    Lovely setting. Owners friendly and helpful. Made us feel very relaxed during our stay. Beautiful area and very peaceful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2021

  • "The Hayloft is a little gem and set on a (quiet) farm with wonderful views."

    Excellent hosts who made the holiday even more special. We’d totally recommend this place!

    Reviewed by VivienneJun 2021

  • "A very well converted hayloft containing everything we needed for an enjoyable stay."

    Key collection was straightforward, the experience of being on a farm was delightful, and there are plenty of interesting places to visit and nice walks nearby.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful location, very well kept, clean and cosy accommodation and near some lovely walks."

    Looking forward to going back!

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2021

  • "Lovely barn conversion in a beautiful setting with amazing views."

    It is on a working farm and the horses are gorgeous. So peaceful. The hosts made us feel very welcome and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by AnnieApr 2021

  • "Really nice and cosy place to stay, and so clean!"

    Bathroom and walk in shower are lovely a luxurious. The hayloft had everything we needed for the week such as cooking gear, and nice surprise to have some fresh eggs when we arrived. Was lovely to wake up to all the farm noises and we already are missing the stunning view. Massive thanks to the hosts who were nice people and always around for a chat

    Reviewed by PhillippaApr 2021

  • "I loved our holiday!"

    The Hayloft was so clean and cosy, had everything we needed and more! Loved the animals around the place and the owners of the property was so lovely and welcoming. We will definitely be going back as soon as possible.

    Reviewed by AmyDec 2020

  • "Fabulous location, beautiful property and great hosts."

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2020

  • "Great location, really comfortable and a good price"

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "This was my second stay and I'll be going back again."

    Beautiful spot, lots of walking from the door. Lots to see and do. A lovely farm featuring horses, hens, sheep and ever changing views over the hills. Such friendly, helpful owners. The Hayloft is a gem.

    Reviewed by C MSep 2020

  • "Had a really good weekend, really friendly owner and a great location for walking and cycling."

    Only one thing to be aware of is although the room was really nice there are no blinds over the roof windows so you need to be ok with the early morning sun.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "My husband and I spent five relaxing days at the Hayloft, and it was a great place to unwind - even during Storm Francis!"

    The Hayloft itself was in immaculate shape: just the right blend of rustic charm and modern conveniences (including wifi and a brilliant standing oscillating fan that we loved so much, I bought an identical one off Amazon for our house) to be an ideal getaway for a couple. The owners have put a lot of thought into what would be helpful, providing a guide to local attractions, walking routes and places to eat, as well as brochures about places of interest. Sourbrook Farm is a working farm, which is one of the benefits. We met a curious cat, two friendly dogs, a recently-foaled horse and a trio of noisy gallinas. The farm is also close to the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, so it is a good holiday spot if you want to meet some friendly animals. The farm is a great starting point for heading out to attractions in Herefordshire or in Wales, and the Hayloft is a welcoming place to retire at the end of a day. Highly recommended - would go again.

    Reviewed by ShawnAug 2020

  • "Hayloft was superb, so peaceful and comfortable."

    ...did not want to leave. Owners were really friendly and it was lovely to watch the horses in the field exercising. A thoroughly wonderful escape to relax and recharge.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "The Hayloft is on a working farm in a lovely area and the accommodation is excellent."

    Comfortable, beautifully furnished with everything provided to help make this a relaxing place to stay. Our hosts (apologies - cannot find their name!) are lovely people - warm and welcoming. The little goodies left for us were such a kind thought. The Hayloft offers peace and quiet and it was wonderful to look up, whilst laying in bed, to see, through the Velux windows, the stars moving overhead.- it was so restful.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2020

  • "Gorgeous welcoming place & hosts - would return!"

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2019

  • "We appreciated the very comfortable facilities, the peace and quiet of the surroundings, and the friendly and generous hosts."

    Reviewed by AnneDec 2019

  • "The Hayloft was a lovely place to stay."

    Warm, with everything we needed and the place was immaculate, owners very friendly. Great place to stay and hope to go back.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2019

  • "The Loved my stay at the Hayloft."

    It’s situated perfectly for exploring the area, which is beautifully unspoiled. It had everything I needed for my stay amd was extremely clean and comfortable. It was a pleasure to stay on a working farm and interact with the animals. The hosts were friendly, helpful and very knowledgable of the best places to visit. I give the Hayloft 10/10.

    Reviewed by KateSep 2019

  • "The metal staircase is steep but it has 2 handrails The host family are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble There was plenty of information about the surrounding area."

    the eggs were so fresh and the sponge cake was lovely on our departure we had a lovely pot of homemade jam It was a location that was difficult to find be careful when using sat nav however we discovered a really lovely village which had a good pub/village shop and pointed us in the right direction

    Reviewed by CoralAug 2019

  • "Good holiday , good property."

    There were some issues that required to be addressed but the property owner was on site and more than willing to discuss openly.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2019

  • "The hayloft is absolutely beautiful."

    Just returned from an Easter weekend spent here in the glorious sun. There is so much to do around the area with hay-on-wye being 25 mins down the road and some lovely national trust places near by to. The owners are lovely and couldn’t do enough for you. We will defiantly be back!

    Reviewed by RobynApr 2019

  • "This location is ideal for a peaceful break in beautiful surroundings."

    We were allowed access to all the fields on the farm which was ideal to let our puppy have a free run. Nothing was too much trouble for the really friendly people on the farm. We highly recommend the Hayloft for a break and will be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "Staying at The Hayloft was a lovely experience."

    Very calm and tranquil as you are away from the urbanised areas of the UK. Despite that this is a working farm, noice is minimal when you are staying there. The owners are extremely welcoming and continue to chat throughout your stay. The 50 acres of land is free to explore. There is a large enclosed field, perfect for letting your dog run around off lead. Everything you need is about 10 minutes away, the town of Kington provides a large Co-Op to shop and very quirky shops to explore. Overall a pleasurable stay at The Hayloft.

    Reviewed by ShannonFeb 2019

  • "The Hayloft was a lovely place to stay and Glyn and Cei were the perfect hosts!"

    Couldn't have wished for a better stay.

    Reviewed by EllenJan 2019

  • "This is a beautiful little apartment which has been converted to a very high standard."

    The kitchen is small but well equipped, and the rest of the flat is cosy and comfortable. We had a wonderful time staying on the farm - we even got to see the first lambs of the year! Great location for exploring the countryside - a short drive from the Brecon Beacons, Shropshire countryside and Hay on Wye. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2018

  • "We absolutely loved The Hayloft - the accommodation itself, arrival gift of eggs and cake, Glyn and Cei, everything about it was fantastic."

    Would not hesitate to recommend it to friends/family. Best Sykes Cottages stay so far.

    Reviewed by BenSep 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Very homely. Quiet and beautiful position. Very friendly and thoughtful owners. We loved the Hayloft!

    Reviewed by LucySep 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Hayloft and will be back."

    The welcoming scones and eggs fresh from the farm were delicious. The hosts recommended a great walk for us and our dog which was a great day out! Really lovely weekend stay!

    Reviewed by LettyAug 2018

  • "We loved our 6 days at the Hayloft."

    Very friendly hosts, very comfortable accomodation and a perfect location for exploring and walking. As an added bonus it was sunny and hot!

    Reviewed by CharlieJun 2018

  • "I enjoyed my stay at the Hayloft very much."

    The owners are so nice, helpful and very friendly and it was so good to be on a working farm.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2018

  • "The owners were lovely people and always kind and helpful and we very much enjoyed being on the farm."

    One problem for us: We were aware that there was a metal staircase up to the Hayloft but both my husband and I found the treads a bit narrow. Because our small terrier was afraid of the open staircase my husband had to carry him up and down, and one morning when it had rained, the stairs were very slippery. However, this may have been a problem particularly for us as we are probably much older than most guests. Otherwise, everything was fine, and we were blessed with beautiful weather, which was helpful.

    Thank you for your kind feedback relating to your stay. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I am very sorry to hear that you had issues with the stairs being slippery. This has never been an issue in the past as the stairs are slip resistant. However we appreciate your comments and will endeavor to check this. Once again thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2018

  • "Good accommodation on a working farm/equestrian facility."

    Marvellous countryside, excellent walks, and the owners couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Top notch!

    Reviewed by IanSep 2017

  • "Bonny the cat"

    Reviewed by TomSep 2017

  • "Beautiful accommodation, great hosts and a lovely area for walking."

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean, everything you needed and set in a lovely, quiet location."

    Owners very friendly and helpful and fresh produce was much appreciated. Would not hesitate to book again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2017

  • "The property was a perfect retreat and the owners were more than friendly nothing being too much trouble."

    A most enjoyable holiday destination.

    Reviewed by TerenceJul 2017

  • "Lovely and welcoming hosts."

    They were extremely helpful and generous. The milk, bread, eggs and fruit were a very welcome and unexpected bonus and much appreciated. It was a true experience of staying on a working farm. The dawn chorus was a deafening experience and there was a wealth of wildlife. This was a real unwind and relaxing holiday. The countryside and walks were fantastic. There were also national trust properties to visit in the area. We were lucky to have good weather. I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by KateJun 2017

  • "Excellent Location within easy driving distance for visiting surrounding areas."

    The Hayloft was comfortable and well equipped compact but light and airy reasonably peaceful as located on a farm you expect some noise but this was not excessive also very relaxing. The owners / Hosts were there if you needed them but not intrusive who made us feel very welcome and the welcome pack of eggs /bread /milk ect. was greatly appreciated. Would definitely return in the future. and recommend to friends and Family.

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2017

  • "The hayloft is very cosy and although it is in the depths of the countryside it doesn't take long to get to a town as the roads are very quiet."

    What makes it special are the owners who are very friendly and had supplied us with some basic food items when we arrived which in our experience of renting is unusual. They remained helpful and obliging throughout the whole of the holiday. The metal steps up to the accommodation could be a bit of a challenge for anybody with mobility issues especially if they had a dog.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2017

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with King size bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Balcony with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking, vaping or e cigarettes
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: The property is located on a working farm above a tack room, associated noises will be heard
  • Note: Please keep pets on a lead at all times due to the farmland animals
  • Note: Adults only.

The property

A beautiful all first floor barn conversion located on the owner's 50 acre working farm where they keep horses, sheep and chickens, surrounded by unspoilt Herefordshire countryside, close to the pretty village of Lyonshall.

Situated between the villages of Pembridge and Wembley.

Make your way up the external stairs to this wonderful barn conversion which boasts stunning open plan accommodation complete with the owner's personal touches and original features.

A well thought out bright and cheery studio apartment with a sumptuous King size bed, cosy sitting area and dining area ideal for enjoying a romantic dinner or discussing the day's activities whilst enjoying breakfast.

The front balcony overlooks the farmyard and farmland and provides a lovely place to sit and relax with a morning coffee before heading out or relaxing at the end of a full day exploring the area.

The area offers numerous lovely walks with the River Arrow running nearby and Offa’s Dyke which runs along the border between England and Wales.

Cycle routes, horseriding, National Trust properties and gardens as well as the many lovely villages on the Black and White Trail all await you in the fantastic area.

The owner even offers a livery for two horses if required.

This is a stunning cottage ideal for a romantic break at any time of year.

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About the location

ALMELEY

Kington 5.9 miles; Pembridge 7.1 miles.

The rural and picturesque village of Almeley is a fantastic spot to enjoy a break away from it all. It is home to Almeley Market and Deli which can be found by The Bells Inn. Here you can peruse the locally sourced produce, order lunch from what you see and enjoy a pint of real ale. Nearby, the small town of Kington, well regarded as a centre for walking, is celebrated by visitors for its lovely scenery and excellent walking and cycling in the surrounding rolling hills. This quiet, pleasant town offers a number of excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. There are a variety of tourist attractions close by including the Kingswood Small Breed Farm Park and Owl Centre, the pretty blooms at the Hergest Croft Gardens and the Mortimer Trail. Travel a little further to the bustling medieval village of Pembridge which lies on the Black & White Village Trail and boasts many striking 15th and 16th century half-timbered buildings, and has held markets and fairs in the village since the early 1200s. The village has a beautiful 14th century market hall, 3 traditional village pubs, an excellent village store, a cafe and a church with a unique detached bell tower. Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside including Offa's Dyke and the Golden Valley, this is an excellent location for walking and cycling trails as well as sampling wonderful local produce at a local cheese factory, vineyard and cider farms.

Region Information

Note: Adults only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas