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Oak Framed Barn with Wonderful Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Holiday Home in Kington, Welsh Borders, Herefordshire, England - Peaceful Location, Yet Plenty of Interest Near By.

Keepers in Huntington village is at the heart of the Marches. There are scattered farms, an historic church of St. Thomas a Becket and a pub built on a site dating back to 13th century. It is a wonderful place to enjoy peace and beautiful scenery. Walkers, riders and cyclist have the open hills and Offa's Dyke, the Black mountains and Hay Bluff to explore close by. Kington golf club welcomes visitors to enjoy the highest 18 hole course in England. Canoeing can take you from Glasbury to the historic town of Hay on Wye. There are many beautiful gardens open to the public including Hergest Croft Gardens, particularly lovely in Spring. Many market towns can easily be visited, Ludlow for it's farmers market, Leominster for antiques, Hay on Wye well known for the annual literary festival and Brecon in the Beacons. Hereford Cathedral has the Mappa Mundi on display. Local pubs offer good menus and log fires. Keepers provides peace, quiet and yet there is plenty of interest near by.


Owner
Marilyn Kelly
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Marilyn Kelly

Peter and Marilyn Kelly enjoy running their small holding of 20 acres and looking after the small flock of Welsh Mountain Badger Face sheep. Lambing in late March is always challenging but fun and we are sure we have the prettiest lambs in Herefordshire. We are happy for guests to bring their dog and enjoy the walk through the woodland, where no sheep graze, so dogs can run free. We attract birds by hanging feeders around the accommodation, the woodpeckers and nuthatches being of particular interest. Our land is of special interest for wild flora and we try to improve the habitat for the wild animals. This year we intend to create a scape and hope to encourage curlews to nest here.

We are always pleased to meet guests and share our peaceful and wonderful environment..

What makes this barn unique

Staying in Keepers at Greenfield Farmhouse offers such peace, quiet with wonderful views to the Black mountains. but also plenty of activities close by. The area is known as a centre for walks, with a section of Offas Dyke within easy reach. The horse riding on the hills offers tracks in many directions, the local friendly golf course is the highest 18 hole in England and canoeing on the beautiful river Wye is 10 minutes away. There is some thing for everyone, with the historical market towns, farmers markets and special churches to visit.

You may need our post code HR5 3PZ to help find us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A friendly welcome from Peter and Marilyn for the start of a wonderful peaceful time, able to relax and enjoy watching the birds. The woodpecker came every morning for breakfast. A drink at the Swan, Huntington is not to be missed, takes you right back in time. Keepers offers every comfort for a lovely holiday. 10/01/2014



Even on rainy days, we found plenty to do. There are many National Trust properties to visit and the lovely Hay on Wye. Delicious food can be bought from the special shops of Kington or tasty food from a good choice of pubs.16/02/2014



We could find nowhere better for walking 'on top of the world.' The many paths offer a choice of challenges which we could plan using the OS maps loaned by Peter. Our dog was made welcome and the path behind Keepers is excellent for an early morning walk. We can recommend Keepers for a comfortable stay. Our second visit and we will be back again. 26/03/2014
Feb 2009
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Huntington/Kington
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Kington
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Hereford
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Kington
Car: necessary

Keepers is in a beautiful area where there are many opportunities for walking and sight seeing. Following parts of Offa's Dyke is always an attraction.

Kington golf club welcome visitors to the highest 18 hole course in England with truly spectacular views. A friendly riding centre can lead you over the hills on friendly forward going horses. The River Wye offers a wonderful canoe and meander down stream while you look out for kingfishers.

We are close to the fascinating Hay on Wye with its book shops and interesting markets towns along the Borders and the historic town of Hereford with its beautiful Cathedral.

Travel:

Keepers is approximately just under 4 hours drive from London and under 2 hours from Birmingham.

Distances:

The village of Huntington is 3 miles from Kington and 8 from Hay on Wye.

Further Details:

Short stays can be arranged.

Amenities

Huntington Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The modern shower room has underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom and one double sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: One double bed room with views south to the Black mountains. There is a sprung double sofa bed in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Two nights minimum stay but discounts are given for longer stays. Outside: There is a picnic bench in the garden. Keepers looks on to woodland where there are steep paths but guests are welcome to walk with care. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided. The property is cleaned and linen changed after one week. Other: Dogs are welcome by arrangement and can be walked through the wood. Local pick-ups for walkers can also be arranged. There is a heated cupboard for drying.

Reviews

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Oak Framed Barn with Wonderful Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful barn set in the most stunning location. Total peace and quiet amongst the trees. Nicely equipped and a bottle of wine to greet us....thank you! Lovely people too. Just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect guests and we always enjoy sharing our very special place with people who love it as much as us. Like many of our visitors, we would be delighted to welcome you back.
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Nice and clean with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the barn. Shower is nice and warm and kitchen is well equipped for its size (no dishwasher, but we didn't cook too much so not an issue). Very peaceful and beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that the stay was enjoyed and that we could share the peace and quiet of this beautiful area.
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5

Tranquil and relaxing, beautiful barn in beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

If you like absolute peace and quiet except for the sound of bird song Keepers is ideal. Cosy and comfortable with stunning views and welcoming hosts. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed having Jeannie to stay and to share our beautiful environment with guests who appreciate the birds, peace and tranquillity that Keepers can offer.
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A fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Keepers. It is a lovely property with spectacular views; we expect to return in the future. Marilyn and Peter are very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed having the family to stay and the enthusiasm of the girls to play with the animals. We are so pleased they enjoyed the wonderful views from Keepers and we hope to see them again. Marilyn
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The barn conversion is beautifully done and well equipped, the owns Marilyn and Peter were lovely and made us fill right at home. The surrounding area is stunning, perfect for walking with our dog. We had a great break and will be recommending this location to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to share the beautiful location with guests who enjoy it as much as us. Tony and Amanda were perfect guests and seemed to take pleasure in all that they did, visiting the local market towns and walking the hills. We hope they visit us again.
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Fantastic location. , beautiful views, well equipped and lovely welcoming hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed staying in Keepers, we are always delighted when our guests have appreciated the area, which we believe to be very special. I think you did not manage to do all that you wanted, so perhaps you will return as there is so much to visit and see to keep you busy. All best wishes to you all and hope the girls enjoyed the week.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please e.mail or telephone to make reservations.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are usually Fridays and Mondays, but during low season other days can be made by arrangement

Notes on prices:
special rates for long stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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