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Farm House Barn

Abbey Dore, Herefordshire (Ref. 3782)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "In a lovely location, peace and quiet, beautifully kept gardens, Pru left milk, apples and tomatoes and a warm welcome."

    The barn was lovely,tidy and we'll equipped, beds very comfortable and plenty of room for 12. Close to a cider farm shop, where we got lots of good cider. Good time was had by all. Thank you Pru

    Reviewed by RosalindSep 2020

  • "Lovely place, easy to find, wonderful barn conversion with lots of land around to explore and run around in."

    The owner checked on us when we arrived to make sure we were all fine, and the facilities in the barn were comprehensive and in full working order. Bedrooms a good size, beds comfortable, and would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2020

  • "Wonderful hosts and beautiful barn with everything you could need for a gathering of families."

    Reviewed by ClaireJan 2020

  • "Our stay at Farm House Barn was incredible."

    Four generations stayed to celebrate my grandparents golden wedding anniversary and it was a weekend to remember with such a wonderful atmosphere. A comfortable, cosy and charming winter getaway.

    Reviewed by JessicaDec 2019

  • "Wonderful place to stay-whole family for our Ruby Anniversary celebrations, followed by friends joining us."

    No hairdryer and internet very slow. With no phone signal this became a problem. Over all though, delightful.

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2019

  • "The 6 bedroom barn conversion was the most spacious holiday let we have stayed in."

    It had all we could need. The family really loved the table tennis table joined on to the house (rather than in a cold barn) yet not disturbing those on other activities. We loved the area and would like to return there again.

    Reviewed by LawrenceApr 2019

  • "Farm House Barn is ideal for a family gathering."

    It's characterful and very well equipped. We had a brilliant weekend, enjoying the cosy snug, the paddock, the table tennis and the excellent cooking facilities. The owner made us very welcome and offers delicious fresh eggs from her hens.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2019

  • "Beautiful house: spacious and clean."

    Lots of steps so not really suitable for anyone with mobility issues but otherwise a lovely house.

    Reviewed by JocelynJan 2019

  • "It was a lovely homely barn with plenty of room for three generations of the family."

    The Christmas Tree was a nice touch. And the views were stunning. A good time was had by all and the games room was well used.

    Reviewed by SandraDec 2018

  • "We had a great weekend in this lovely and very spacious farmhouse."

    The table tennis was a great hit with children and adults alike and there was plenty of space for all of us to relax. We had several walks from the house and didn't use the car all weekend. We loved the huge kitchen as it was a very sociable space. The owner was very friendly. A lovely place to celebrate my brother's 40th birthday!

    Reviewed by CharlotteNov 2018

  • "The property was spacious, clean and comfortable."

    It has a great social space and numerous rooms to escape to for a bit of quiet too. It was a lovely base for our thoroughly enjoyable long weekend away with friends and family, located in a beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2018

  • "The owners were very pleasant and helpful."

    The barn was well equipped with thoughtful attention to the needs of young children. A lovely place!

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2018

  • "The first feeling when we walked in was homely, and very clean."

    There were 13 of us and we had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage. All facilities were used and very pleased with our stay. Definitely will recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by RamandeepJun 2018

  • "Farmhouse Barn was great accomodation for our group, there was loads of space and the kitchen facilities and dining area brilliant for social meals and cooking."

    Very clean and well equipped. We were blessed with superb weather, and sitting outside on the table and chairs was blissful, so peaceful with the birds dashing between the bushes. The surrounding area was very beautiful. The owners of Farmhouse Barn were very helpful and accomodating. Would highly recommend this barn, although not for anybody with mobility issues as there are many stairs.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2018

  • "The accommodation was really lovely everything you need was catered for."

    Lovely and peaceful in a country location and we made good use of the Cider Farm just 400 yards down the road. The owners were so helpful and nothing too much trouble we only had to ask if we needed to know anything. The 6 grandchildren age ranges between 7months and 12 years old had a lovely time., as did all 12 of us. It was so nice to have a family holiday, also there was a lovely snug room with a TV where us as grand parents could have a quiet 5 minutes if we wanted. It was lovely and clean and the open plan gave it so much space so you were not on top of one another. We would definitely go back for another holiday in fact the children can't wait. One word FANTASTIC!

    Reviewed by VerityMar 2018

  • "Farmhouse barn was perfect couldn't fault it in anyway 10 of us went there for a hen do our criteria was somewhere we could chill out have a laugh and not get on anyone's nerves the barn was beautiful definitely had the wow factor I was looking for."

    everything was clearly labelled so we knew where it belonged plenty of space so we weren't on top of one another. The kitchen had everything you needed and Pru our host had supplied things that we were bound to forget like dishwasher tablets loo roll. We took our own music as there was no CD player but there are 2 tvs and dvd players loads of games and books if you came here as a family with kids they wouldn't be bored. Due to snow we unfortunately had to leave early but we had a really great weekend

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2018

  • "The barn was beautifully fitted out, and very comfortable adn very spacious, everything was of a high quality."

    Eleven of us never felt we were on top of each other. We had everything we needed and lots of extras like toys and games for the children, table tennis table and football table. The setting was quiet and beautiful, if isolated (but that was what we wanted!). The owner was very friendly and helpful.The only difficulty was the number of stairs, which might be a problem for some. Overall this was probably the best home from home we've been to.

    Reviewed by LoisFeb 2018

  • "The Barn is a wonderful location with lots of space."

    Good quality bedding, crockery and utensils helped to make our stay enjoyable with some luxury. There are stairs to all parts of the house which add to its character and individuality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and also the walking and cycling that we managed despite the weather. A big thank you to Prue for her welcome and for making the Barn such a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2017

  • "Fantastic property, well suited to our needs as a family gathering venue."

    Situated in a beautiful part of the country, large enough so that everybody could relax and mingle, without feeling hemmed in. The property was clean, tidy, and well equipped for a brilliant weekend. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by EurwynNov 2017

  • "Lovely property owners who did just the right amount without being smothering."

    Property is really beautifully converted to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by RupertNov 2017

  • "Property was wonderful,would highly recommend for a quiet relaxing break ,owners were very nice and made us all feel very welcome, thank you."

    Reviewed by AntonyOct 2017

  • "5* all round!"

    It was lovely and perfect for our needs.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation for a large group."

    Very good central cooking and dining area..Not suitable for the disabled due to lots of stairs.Lovely countryside

    Reviewed by AlanJan 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation, very clean, lots of little touches, lots of equipment, very interested hosts."

    Very good venue for a family 60th birthday celebration. Beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2016

  • "Had a lovely time celebrating a "special" birthday with family & friends in a beautiful area - what more could anyone want?"

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2016

  • "We had a great time at Farm House Barn celebrating our small family wedding."

    The barn is well equipped, clean and perfect for family gatherings. The hosts were kind, helpful and welcoming, and although living on the same site and on hand if needed were otherwise respectful of our privacy . Plenty of social space inside and outside. Lovely, peaceful setting with fantastic views. Although not ensuite, the 4 bathrooms were as good as given how close they are to all the rooms (except one). Lots of secure parking.

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2016

  • "It is a very interesting building which has been beautifully converted with excellent materials and workmanship."

    Plenty of usable space outside with paddock and lovely views across the valley

    Reviewed by Mary AnnJul 2016

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  • 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 5 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.

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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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