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Lower Barn

(Ref. 1089378)

Stockley Hill near Peterchurch, Herefordshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (12)
  • views (9)
  • stay (9)
  • barn (8)
  • peaceful (7)
  • cottage (7)

17 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely roomy cottage, well laid out, with comfortable and beautiful furniture and soft furnishings (I particularly liked the gorgeous curtains!"

    ). Kitchen and bathrooms clean and sparkling, beds comfortable, lovely wood burner, stunning views, adjustable heating and very nice to have a log burner as well. We had a relaxing stay and would definitely recommend this holiday home to others’

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Apr 2024

  • "Spotlessly clean and uncluttered ."

    We could find no fault .Very generous provisions provided for our arrival and lovely bunch of flowers. We were sorry to leave

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely, peaceful place to stay with wonderful views."

    The cottage was comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. The owners are friendly and welcoming but not obtrusive. Arriving to find fresh flowers, the lights on and music playing - plus kitchen supplies and treats, was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2023

  • "A great choice for our break, very clean and stylishly comfortable."

    Lots of unexpected extras provided and much appreciated. The views and surrounding countryside are stunning. So quiet and peaceful and so blissfully remote.

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Oct 2023

  • "An amazing place in an absolutely beautiful and peaceful setting."

    Lower Barn was the cleanest place we have ever stayed in and the added bonus of some treats left for us was very welcome. We cannot recommend this place highly enough if you want peace, quiet and tranquility.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely isolated cottage, near some great countryside walks."

    Everything you need in the cottage, no need to want for anything

    Reviewed by Anton5.0Jul 2023

  • "A really comfortable cottage in a lovely setting with fantastic views of the Herefordshire countryside."

    It was very secluded with a quiet area to sit and relax. Very welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "A stunning barn with far reaching views from the garden."

    Everything perfect for a romantic stay. Conveniently situated for walking in the Golden Valley and Brecon Beacons. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely 2 night stay and would definitely stay again."

    Hosts were excellent, and went above and beyond! Very peaceful watching the wildlife and good location for scenic walks. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2023

  • "I had a lovely stay at Lower Barn."

    It's a very peaceful place to be, with wonderful surroundings and ample private parking. I was there through a really cold snap and the log fire and additional logs from Ben and Linda were needed and thoughtful and made the evenings very cosy. As other guests have mentioned, the stairs are steep, so not for everyone but I felt also added to the charm of staying in the barn. A really nice place to be. The only thing that would have given it a superb all round would have be the addition of a washing machine, esp if there on a longer week stay. But It's not a deal breaker and I wouldn't hesitate staying there again.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful 3-night stay at Lower Barn."

    The accommodation was excellent, superbly clean and a beautifully renovated property. The owners were lovely and really helpful, and the surroundings are stunning (we were escorted back home one evening by one of the deer from the surrounding woods). Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "The barn was an imaginative and very comfortably furnished conversion."

    Sofas and beds were excellent and all linens of good quality. The welcome pack was generous and the owner helpful and unobtrusive. Location of the property was peaceful with superb views. The village of Peterchurch, a 10 minute drive away, was attractive and offered all that we needed. The area is excellent for walking and we enjoyed some good hikes. The approach lane to the cottage is very rough and potholes need attention.

    Thank you Diane for taking the time to write a lovely review. The track absorbs an immense amount of our maintenance but after harvest, we do find it needs still more work. Sorry you coincided with that. The track is shared access and (ironically) belongs to HRH. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Sep 2022

  • "5* property in 5* location."

    A marvellous place to relax and enjoy.Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Delightful property and owner."

    We so enjoyed our few days here and didn't want to leave! Everything so luxurious and high quality, spotlessly clean. Very spacious, airy, and well thought out. There are two staircases at each end of the property leading to each bedroom with its own bathroom, the double bedded room has a bath and the twin room has a shower. The beds were supremely comfortable with gorgeous bed linen. It was so quiet and peaceful, approached by a long track, so well off the main road. Lovely views, there is a small gravelled sitting area at the front and then a grassed area with picnic bench near where you park the car. Our lovely hostess thoughtfully left us some groceries which were very welcome after a tiring journey, plus a gorgeous flower arrangement. Very comfortable sitting room and dining room, well equipped kitchen. Please note though that the quirky staircases are very steep and you need to take care, but we soon got used to them and they were no problem for us. It's well placed between Hereford and Hay on Wye and also convenient for the Brecon Beacons, so a good area to stay too.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Over the years we have booked lots of self catering places and this is probably one of the best."

    Stunning cottage and location, and helpful and thoughtful owners. We don't often give much feedback but, on this occasion, thought it worthy of doing so.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lower Barn is a beautifully renovated and well equipped holiday cottage where the emphasis is on quality fittings and furnishings."

    Up a long drive, the wide reaching rural views from the front door are absolutely stunning and its location is perfect for exploring the Golden Valley and beyond. The owners were really friendly and helpful and have thoughtfully worked hard to provide a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely welcome to a wow-factor barn set in lovely countryside with spectacular views from the door."

    .. we enjoyed our stay very much. Everything in Lower Barn has been carefully chosen, the beds are comfortable and we enjoyed the log-burner in the evenings. We'd happily go back as it was such a relaxing break. Walks by the Wye and in the Golden Valley, gardens, historic attractions, the Brecon Beacons, Hay's restaurants and Hereford Cathedral's Mappa Mundi are all in easy reach.

    Thank you so much Kate, Herefordshire has so much to offer and I’m really glad you enjoyed Lower Barn . I hope you saw the hares in the garden. They normally stay all summer! We hope we’ll see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

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Summary

  • Two mezzanine bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite freestanding bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with picnic bench and BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 2.1 miles
  • Note: This property has two steep staircases leading to mezzanine bedrooms
  • Note: No children under the age of 12
  • Note : This property does not accept worker parties
  • Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 4 nights

The property

Perched on Stockley Hill near Peterchurch, with exceptional countryside views, is this charming barn conversion, Lower Barn.

Enjoying its own garden area with a picnic bench and barbecue, this beautiful holiday home makes for a great base for four friends or a family of adults and teenagers.

Drive up the private stone track, where you can park up and admire the rolling countryside views.

Step through a stable door and discover the sitting room, oozing with rustic charm with its woodburning stove; here you can unwind on the sofa with a cup of tea and escape into the pages of a book.

Moving through the home, locate the dining room, featuring an elegant table; tuck-into a feast, or on rainy days, enjoy a traditional board game.

Rustle up home-cooked dishes in the kitchen, before savouring the incredible views and final moments of the sun from the garden.

As day turns to night, choose between two wonderful mezzanine bedrooms, a double and a twin, both with en-suites to prepare for a night’s rest.

Awaken with a shower or relax your muscles in the freestanding bath to start your day right.

If you fancy a break from the kitchen, take a scenic drive into the village of Peterchurch to enjoy a hearty meal at The Nags Head and pick up the essentials from the local village shop and Post Office, or a nearby supermarket.

Venture to the market town of Hay-on-Wye, known as a 'book town' with its abundance of book shops; here you can enjoy strolls along the River Wye, unique cinema, or dine out at a fancy restaurant or a selection of intriguing and quirky pubs.

Head further afield into the cathedral city of Hereford, former home of the great composer Sir Edward Elgar, and immerse yourself in culture with a visit to the Mappa Mundi; An intriguing tour can be found at the Hereford Cider Museum Trust, or you can spend a day exploring the quaint streets and boutique stores.

For all this and more, choose Lower Barn.

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About the location

PETERCHURCH

Hay-on-Wye 10 miles; Hereford 12 miles.

The village of Peterchurch, with its handful of pubs and restaurants, is situated on the River Dore in the beautiful Golden Valley, flanked by the Black Mountains to the west and gentle hills to the east. Just 10 miles away is 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. Surrounded by pastureland and woodland, covered in primroses, violets, celandine and bluebells during spring, the village is also close to the Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley walks. The epitome of picturesque England, the ancient city of Hereford lies 12 miles away and dates back to the 7th Century, boasting a magnificent cathedral, the famous 'chained library', and a medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. A great location with plenty to see and do for all the family.

Please note : The track is is stone and the steeper parts are rough and therefore not suitable for very low slung vehicles, such as sports cars.

Note : This property does not accept worker parties.

Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 4 nights August - April, May- July requires a 7 night minimum night booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas