About the property
- Barn1991 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Spacious well appointed self catering property with lovely views. Sleeps 8.
There are still plenty of vacancies from mid-August through to December 2017. Christmas and New Year are both still available (price upon application). Please send me an enquiry if you are at all interested.
This property has a 4 star Visit England grading. It has a fitted kitchen with electric oven, hob, extractor hood, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, CH boiler, fridge and separate freezer. The ground floor is open-plan with large living area including wood burning stove to Inglenook fireplace. There is a separate dining area seating 8 around a large table. There is also a shower room on the ground floor. An imposing staircase takes one to both sides of the property with viewing bridge. The large impressive master bedroom has a wealth of original oak beams, king size bed, ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. Across the bridge there are two attractive bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, shower enclosure and shaver point. Further stairs lead to a 4th bedroom with twin beds and a separate galleried landing area with seating, TV and DVD. Access to the gravelled parking area to front and private lawned garden with flower borders to rear is via a covered verandah.
Mrs. Claire Matthews
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2018
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A superbly appointed base for a holiday!
Just a quick note Claire to say thank you very much for the loan of your lovely spacious barn for our holiday and your hospitality and welcome when we arrived. The place was immaculate and had absolutely everything we needed - in fact the attention to detail you offered was simply outstanding and there wasn't a single item we could think of that wasn't already there. Especially welcoming was the additional supply of local goodies and basic materials - we wanted for nothing. We also made great use of the local information table - the only problem was choosing which of the myriad of activities to do!
Thank you very much once again for everything you did - great accommodation is the foundation for a great holiday and we couldn't have asked for more! A very highly recommended residence.
We would like to say a huge thank you to our guests for taking the time to write this amazing review. We are very pleased that they had a great holiday. We do try to provide all that might be required for a comfortable stay. We visit a lot of self-catering properties ourselves and take note of what is on offer. It is great to be recommended and our guests would be most welcome to stay again, at any time.
Stunning house in beautiful location
This barn conversion is such a wonderful space. We came to the barn for a weekend of craft and we definitely chose the right place. There is a large living area with a big dining table and lots of natural light which was perfect for this! The kitchen was a good size and very well equipped (scales, electric whisk), there is also a cosy (but spacious) sofa area with wood burner and all of the bedrooms had very comfy beds.
The situation of the property is perfect, you can see the sunset from the large French doors and there are some lovely places to wander right on the doorstep.
Claire has been lovely and also left a delightful selection of local goodies for us to enjoy (we especially liked the welsh cakes!)
Have already recommended to friends- thanks Claire!
Exactly as described on the website
Well equipped, home from home. Anything you could want is there. The information provided in the booklets about eating places is spot on. Really lovely area to visit with many things to do.
I would like to thank my recent guest for taking the time to post this review. It sounds as though she and her family had a lovely stay. It is good to get feedback and I am pleased to hear that we had spot on information available. These guests would be more than welcome to stay again at any time, if they so wish.
Beautifully converted barn
We had a wonderful stay at Orchard Barn. Claire and Richard have done an amazing job of converting this barn. It was ideal for our family get together. The views are wonderful and provides everything you need. The welcome basket is possibly the best we’ve had. The accommodation was immaculately clean. We would definitely stay again should we be in need of accommodation in the area.
Another fab weekend at Old Orchard Barn
This is our 5th or even 6th stay here. This time we just chilled out, ate, drank and gossipped until the early hours. As usual the accomodation was clean and tidy, there were logs available for the wood burner. A lovely welcome pack and a good collection of tea, coffee & chocolate which was very nice. A well equipped barn in beautiful surroundings, and call just 40 mins from home. We left it all clean and tidy and hope Claire did not have too much to do.
Thanks Claire and Richard, discussion taking place for next yearxx
I would like to thank Sheila for her latest review. It is good to hear that a good time was had by all. I am also pleased that the welcome basket and hot drinks were a hit. These ladies are always very clean and tidy leaving me very little to do, this is very much appreciated. I look forward to their next visit.
Amazing 4 bed property- very roomy, impressive staircase, all needs catered for
Beautiful area of countryside, fabulous property. Very thoughtful host, with everything you could ever need provided. Lovely welcome basket, fresh flowers etc. Plenty of room to fit 8 very comfortably. Due to stone flooring and wood staircase, a bit echoey, and noise travels through the building, but for us a very minor inconvenience. Comfy beds, plenty of towels, and very clean. 3 bathrooms- excellent. Need a car here. Would definitely use again.
I would like to thank my guest for this 5 star review. We do try very hard to make our guests welcome and comfortable, so it is great hear that we succeed. So pleased that they liked the welcome basket.
Yes a car is necessary here but Monmouth is only 4 miles away with all the shops and attractions one would need. Other towns and activities are also close by with Hereford and Abergavenny only 30 minutes away. The Royal Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley are also close by.
Our guest and her friends would be most welcome to stay again at any time.
This converted Grade II listed 18th Century stone threshing barn is situated 4 miles from the historic border town of Monmouth, in the picturesque Monnow Valley. Monmouth, the birthplace of Henry V and Charles Rolls, is in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as the Wye Valley. Close by is the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. The Cathedral City of Hereford, on the River Wye, home of the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library(www.herefordcathedral.org/visit-us/mappa-mundi-1), is about 16 miles to the North and Ross-on-Wye, the birthplace of English Tourism, is some 10 miles distance. The Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park are within easy reach for the enthusiastic walker, with Brecon and its Cathedral close by, less than an hours’ drive away. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Cardiff Bay, Swansea and the Gower Peninsular are also within easy reach for glorious days out. There is some beautiful local countryside surrounding this barn with lots of footpaths and many walks. En-route there are some lovely country pubs and fine restaurants, eg The Bell at Skenfrith (award winning).
Other Activities: canoeing and rock climbing
HAY FESTIVAL AT HAY-ON-WYE - 24th May to 3rd June, 2018 www.hayfestival.com/hay-festival-tickets.aspx
HEREFORD FOOD FESTIVAL - 9th & 10th June, 2018 at the Race Course, Hereford www.theherefordfoodfestival.co.uk/
ROYAL THREE COUNTIES SHOW AT MALVERN - 15th to 17th June, 2018 www.threecounties.co.uk
HUMBLE BY NATURE - BIG DAY OUT at Humble by Nature, Penallt, Monmouth NP25 4RP (Kate Humble) - www.humblebynature.com Dates for 2018 not available yet.
MONMOUTHSHIRE SHOW - Saturday 7th July 2018. www.monmouthshireshow.co.uk (annual event)
COLEFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL -14th & 15th July, 2018. Coleford Town, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
35th MONMOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL - 27th July to 4th August 2018 - www.monmouthfestival.co .uk (annual event)
ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL - 15th & 16th September, 2017 www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com (annual event)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CHANGE OVER DAY FOR WEEKLY BOOKINGS IS SATURDAY 30% DEPOSIT PAYABLE ON BOOKING BALANCE PAYABLE SIX WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL CHRISTMAS = 20th to 27th December, 2017 (7 nights) NEW YEAR = 28th December, 2017 to 2nd January, 2018 (5 nights) PRICES INCLUDE BED LINEN, TOWELS, TEA TOWELS, ELECTRICITY, CENTRAL HEATING FUEL AND A STARTER KIT FOR THE WOODBURNER.