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The Owl Barn

(Ref. 5173)

Kimbolton near Leominster, Herefordshire Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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  • lovely (15)
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  • comfortable (11)
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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you so much for our wonderful stay."

    Sue was so kind and understanding when we needed to alter arrival day/time. The peace and tranquillity were exactly what we needed. The views and sunsets are truly beautiful. The cottage has a wonderful welcoming feel. All what we could have wished for and more. Thank you , we hope to visit again. Mike, Nina and Charlie ( doggy )

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely spot with fantastic, far reaching views."

    The conservatory provides a comfortable place to take advantage of the views and sunsets. Good location for exploring the black and white villages and for walking. Westonbury Mill Water gardens are well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Jun 2023

  • "Very good week."

    Reviewed by Madge5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Owl Barn!"

    Peace and quiet with views to die for from the conservatory. We watched storms coming and going as well as saw some spectacular sunsets. The Pughs at the farm were lovely and really helpful. This was our first stay in Herefordshire and we weren't disappointed! We'd recommend visiting Berrington Hall, Croft Castle but most of all Westonbury Mill Water Gardens with it's amazing follies. Yarpole and Kingsland are beautiful places for walks with fab local pubs (The Bell Inn and The Angel) which we ate at a few times. We also enjoyed watching the Swallows and Linnets flying around The Owl Barn and listening to their songs. We finished our evenings before sundown strolling down the farm track to say hello to the Herefordshire cattle in the fields. They love a head scratch as they're very curious!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4May 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in a fantastic location."

    Cottage was nicely decorated for Xmas and ideal for our family get together. Plenty of parking. Sue was very helpful , even allowing us to use her chest freezer for the extra storage needed at this time of year.. Thank you

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "Old barn Old barn, Kimbolton, HR6 0EX."

    We're a married couple with one dog and our weeks stay at the Barn was enjoyable, the view from the conservetry of the rolling hills and the sunset every night was excellent. The Barn itself is fully equiped and comfortable. I would not recommend walking along the road at the bottom of the drive, as the vehicles drive at speed along there. I would recommend Ludlow SY8 1XY, Croft castle HR6 9PW, Berrington hall HR6 0DW, Queens wood country park HR6 0PY, Carding mill valley SY6 6JG. Enjoy your stay you will love it. Date of experience: August 27, 2022

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable well equipped cottage, beautiful views & sunsets from the conservatory, pretty countryside & villages to visit."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Jul 2022

  • "Owl Barn is a lovely property with very nice owners ."

    It is situated in the most wonderful position over looking the far reaching skyline.. You will find everything You need for a fantastic holiday. I would recommend this lovely property to anyone The owners are very nice and welcoming. Mike Green Leicester

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very well appointed and comfortable accommodation with amazing views!"

    A lovely quiet base to explore the surroundings. Would definitely recommend to family and friends!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect for our family of four."

    Sue was very welcoming and the property was well equipped for our stay, especially the kitchen which was well furnished with utensils and pans. Great location, close to Leominster and the main road to Ludlow, but you wouldn't know it as it's so peaceful and with some beautiful sunsets to enjoy. The kids also loved racing around the drive on their scooters and enjoyed meeting the local cows. Thanks so much and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very pleasant and comfortable and set in delightful country side."

    Very relaxing

    Reviewed by Phillip4.7Mar 2022

  • "Cottage very nice and had a great time."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. However please note that website shows a gas Hob when in fact it is electric.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2021

  • "The most relaxing place."

    The owners were so helpful and very friendly. Recommend a visit any time of year. Thank you enjoyed my stay tremendously. Carole.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2021

  • "Owl Barn is in a lovely quiet location yet close to everything of interest in the area."

    Hosts were charming and welcoming and the same goes for the accommodation. Second bedroom may be a little cosy for adults but overall the cottage was spacious, fitted out to a very high standard and comfortable. It was a pleasure to return there after days out. No enclosed garden for dogs but mine was more than happy to explore the grounds on a lead. The conservatory was a bonus with lovely views across the countryside and front row seats for the sunsets. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Elisa4.7Oct 2020

  • "We were greeted by the owner and we felt really welcome."

    We had a few hiccups which were resolved straight away and the lady could not do enough to make us at home. It was a very spacious and comfortable with 3 settees At a further date we may consider going back.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2020

  • "The hosts, namely, Les and Sue Pugh were two of the nicest people I have ever met, nothing was too much trouble, had a peaceful and tranquil holiday in comfort, highly recommend a holiday at Rowley Farm cottages."

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2020

  • "Peaceful location, fully equipped spacious cottage with magnificent views."

    Lovely apple orchard walk close to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a great holiday exploring this part of England."

    Everyone was friendly, lots of lovely villages and towns to explore.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4Mar 2020

  • "Great place ."

    Twin room was very compact but would love to return

    Reviewed by Roland Stuart5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had a brilliant relaxing week, so peaceful, the hosts were fantastic, have already booked to return there."

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2019

  • "Brilliant accommodation, easy to book and great communication"

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2019

  • "The view from the cottage was amazing."

    the host was very friendly and the stay was very relaxing. the location of the cottage is great for touring about the local area.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2019

  • "Blissfully peaceful, lovely bungalow with wonderful views in spacious surroundings with ample parking space."

    Has all the equipment you can need. Although we didn't take our dog it would have been ideal as there is so much space to exercise a dog, and no traffic. A few minutes drive into the interesting town of Leominster with plenty of pubs, eateries shops and a Morrisons on the Brecon road. This was our second visit and may not be the last.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Not as clean as we would have liked, the furniture wasn't particularly comfortable and the linen was basic."

    We felt we had over paid for what was basically a good view. We loved the area and will return but not to the Owl Barn. V. Taylor

    Reviewed by Vee2.8May 2019

  • "Wonderful,peaceful and very well equipped kitchen!"

    Plenty of safe space for 3 children to run around, bike, play. Berrington hall is literally 5 min away; full of things to see and do; we had to go visit twice

    Reviewed by Lucie4.7Apr 2019

  • "Great place to stay."

    Nice and cosy. View from conservatory is fantastic. Located on a beautiful working farm with friendly owners on site. Cider apple orchards and woods next door which you can walk through. Perfect location for a quiet week away exploring Herefordshire which has stunning scenery and lots of places to visit. Our family's verdict......Perfect!

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a very warm welcome on arrival and were shown around by Sue."

    The barn was lovely inside and very well equipped. We were stunned by the fabulous views from the conservatory windows. It was a really fabulous place to spend our week and we would love to go back at some point. We visited many places of interest, including National Trust properties that were close by. If you enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside with fabulous views this is a must.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2018

  • "The Owl Barn was well equipped with every modern appliance."

    Clean and comfortable, I could not find any fault with the accommodation and would thoroughly recommend it to anybody seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2018

  • "Must be some of the best views in Herefordshire from the Conservatory."

    Excellent open plan lounge/kitchen.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Sep 2018

  • "This property looked delightful on the website and it was even more lovely in reality."

    The conservatory had fabulous views across the fields and hills and watching the sunset each evening was wonderful. The owner was friendly and helpful. It was on a farm and very peaceful - yet only a few minutes drive from Leominster. The Hereford trail passed nearby for walking and there are several national trust properties and country parks in the vicinity. I had a fabulous, relaxing and enjoyable week. I was lucky that the adjoining cottage was empty for the week. I am not sure it would have been the same with people looking in at me from their conservatory or making a noise. But that's just a personal thing.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely family holiday at Owl Barn with a warm welcome ."

    The cottage was very comfortable for our family of 6. The lawn at the front was ideal for the kids to play. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very welcoming and pleasant owner on site, which makes all the difference."

    Outstanding 180degree panoramic countryside views from the conservatory as the cottage is located on a hillside, but only about 2 - 3 miles from Leomnster.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was superb & in a wonderful location."

    It was so quiet & peaceful we had a very relaxing holiday. The owners were very pleasant & helpful. Everything was great.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely views and everything worked as it should."

    Could improve information about recommended places to eat locally. Would be good if teatowels and washing pods were supplied. I managed to unintentionally leave with one of the towels from the cottage. Did the owners want us to return it?

    Reviewed by Fran4.4Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views from the conservatory."

    Owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.1Apr 2018

  • "The barn is located in a beautiful spot countryside views wow would be a lovely place in the warmer weather"

    Reviewed by Barbara3.8Mar 2018

  • "Excellent location with great views of the countryside and within easy access for Ludlow and Leominster."

    Property is comfortable and well equipped. Owners are really nice and very helpful. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by David4.6Sep 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and electric fire.
  • LPG central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned area and courtyard with furniture
  • 1 pets allowed
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 2.5 miles
  • Note: there is a small caravan site in the adjoining field

The property

Leominster 3 miles. Nestled in a courtyard, explore the bridleway through “the 100-acre wood” apple orchard.

The Owl Barn provides the best of both worlds, with a luxury farm cottage in a peaceful countryside setting yet in close proximity to Leominster and the city of Hereford, with all its tourist attractions, shops and the world-famous black and white trial. The Owl Barn is a beautifully converted, single storey cottage providing easily access open plan living space, ideal for families and friends looking to escape the busy lifestyle.

The spacious open plan living room retains many of its original features, including exposed beams, high ceilings and traditional stone wall.

The comfortable seating area with extra flexibility of the sofa bed, perfect for a relaxing night in front of the TV.

A well-equipped modern kitchen providing everything guests need to have quality time with family and friends.

The cottage is completed by two luxury bedrooms, with a modern twist to ensure you have that a restful night’s sleep and in the morning wake up to the stunning countryside views.

The cottage boasts a delightful family bathroom with an overhead power shower and beautifully tiled bathroom suite, a great place for a long relaxing soak after exploring what Herefordshire has to offer. The large French patio doors from the dining area leads to a conservatory, where guests can unwind and admire the reaching views of the Black Mountains and the Clee Hills.

The astounding countryside from an elevated position surrounds you with red kites soaring in the sky and in the evenings enjoy the sunset mirrored in the pool.

Head outside to acres of open space, offering guests an area for the children to run off some excess energy or to ride their bikes.

A large lawned area for outdoor activities and evening cocktails.

Nudging the Welsh border, this is a fabulous location for walking, cycling and outdoor adventure.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful location, the charming town of Leominster sits under 3 miles away, with Tudor buildings bearing a selection of shops and cafes.

It is a place surrounded with history and character as it dates back as far as the 7th century, where you can admire the architecture and pay a visit to the local museum.

Further afield on the Hereford/Shropshire border they are plenty of scenic towns and villages to explore.

Ludlow, Pembridge and Tenbury Wells, one of Queen Victoria's favourite places.

Hereford is not to be missed with its stunning cathedral, home to its ancient chained library and famous Mappa Mundi.

There are many National Trust buildings around to view at your leisure, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Brockhampton are also well worth a visit, as is the Arboretum and Stockton Bury Gardens, on the doorstep.

With so much to see and do in Herefordshire, this stunning holiday home is perfect for family and friends to enjoy a beautiful part of the country, all year round.

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About the location

LEOMINSTER

Hereford 12 miles; Ludlow 12 miles.

Leominster is located in the heart of the beautiful border countryside, where England and Wales nudge each other along Offa’s Dyke. Dating back to the 7th Century, the town of Leominster possesses some fine examples of architecture such as the Priory Church, along with a wide variety of shops, cafes and pubs, and is the ideal place in which to spend a lazy afternoon strolling around in pleasant surroundings. Nearby is the smaller market town of Tenbury Wells situated on the banks of the River Teme. Dating back to the Iron Age and said to have been called 'my little town in the orchard' by Queen Victoria, Tenbury Wells boasts a unique 18th century bridge built by Thomas Telford, the magnificent Pump Rooms, which housed baths where local mineral water was available, and many other listed buildings dating back to the 17th century. Close by are many National Trust properties including Croft Castle and Berrington Hall, plus the Judge's Lodgings in Presteigne, Stokesay Castle, the renowned Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are well worth a visit. Sample Herefordshire's famous cider or discover Hereford with it's fascinating Mappa Mundi world map and the captivating chained library, home to a collection of rare and ancient books while nearby Bromyard has an air of timelessness with many half-timbered buildings, helping visitors relax amongst a good range of pubs, restaurants and shops. The pretty medieval market town of Ludlow makes a great day out, with more than 500 listed buildings and a magnificent castle, and also within easy reach are Ironbridge and Hay-on-Wye. The magnificent Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park and stunning Malvern Hills also make a great day out.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season