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Luxury Barn nr.Michelin Star Pub and Nature Reserve. Ideal Base for Hay, Ludlow

Titley, Kington, Herefordshire, UK
  • Cottage1345 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Luxury Barn Conversion in Tranquil Village.Stunning Views. Lake, Nature Reserve and Michelin Star Pub in Village

N.B. The dates April 12th -16th are available as of March 23rd but due to a problem with another website are showing as unavailable.

The Barn at Titley, graded 5 star by Visit England standards, is a stunning Grade 2 listed modern barn conversion with beautiful oak and slate floors and an abundance of ancient oak beams. Stylishly furnished in boutique-hotel style it blends both the traditional and the contemporary and provides a relaxing base for those seeking a tranquil setting for their holiday. It is ideally based for Hay-on-Wye, Ludlow, Hereford, the lovely Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons. FREE Wifi and Welcome pack are provided.

The open-plan living area has a dramatic vaulted ceiling with gallery overlooking it. The sofa is Làura Ashley with lamps by Oka. The bespoke sycamore kitchen is very well equipped with professional pans, food processors and blenders for your holiday smoothies and we have cookery books to browse. Overlooking the courtyard you will see the house martins and other birds flit around the barns as you cook.

Both bedrooms have four-poster beds - traditional and contemporary - and crisp white linen and proper pillows! Underfloor heating and goose down duvets mean you will be cosy in the cooler months. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom lined with travertine tiles. The second room has a wet room with a great power shower.

There are two seating areas - our private garden to the front of the house with a patio and lawned area. This overlooks open fields and hills. There is seating for 4. To the rear is the communal courtyard, with table and chairs for 4, which is a sun-trap and perfect for breakfasts outdoors. You can sit here on a warm day and listen to the gentle creaking of the barns.

There is a hidden gem of a nature reserve with glacial pools just down the lane where you can walk or picnic in the meadows (we provide the picnic basket and rug) full of wild-flowers or watch the rich bird-life from the hide overlooking the lake. The Stagg with its Michelin guide restaurant (Dining Pub 2018 in Good Pub Guide and 15 years of Michelin stars ) is just around the corner so you can be assured of an excellent meal - or you can just call in for a drink and chat with the locals. Be sure to book as it is very popular!

The barn is our own holiday home and furnished and equipped to a high standard and we hope our guests will appreciate all the little touches we have made to ensure a very comfortable holiday.

Canoeing,kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding are available at Whitney-on-Wye near Hay.

We have discount vouchers avaible for a lovely spa in Kington. Our adult guests are also able to use the club house at Kington Golf Club -the highest golf course in England - with sensational views over many surrounding counties.

This is walking country and trails abound with Offa's Dyke, the Mortimer trail which Titley is on and the Brecon Beacons.

Owner

Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin

Member Since 2011
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, french, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin

Terry is an Architect and Christine works with children from deprived backgrounds. We live in Warwickshire but really love having breaks at The Barn. Herefordshire is such a beautiful and unspoilt county and the Welsh Marches have stunning scenery, great food and lovely gardens.

Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin purchased this Cottage in 2013

Why Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin chose Titley

Titley is a really special village with the nature reserve, glacial lakes and walks on the Mortimer trail - not to mention the wonderful Stagg gastro-pub with its Michelin star which all our guests love! The nature reserve and lakes are tucked away behind the barn and is such a magical place - we have never seen anyone else there when we have visited so it's like having our own private reserve with unploughed meadows and rich birdlife and wild flowers!

What makes this Cottage unique

The Barn is on a small private estate with several other barns, overlooking open country and hills. We were completely seduced by the quality of the finishes - beautiful oak flooring and staircases with a stunning gallery opening into the eaves - which really has the "wow" factor.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The king-size bedroom has a beautiful hand-carved mahogany four-poster bed. The double bedroom has a contemporary metal four-poster bed. A large barn window opens onto the courtyard. Both beds have crisp linen, goose down duvets and proper pillows!

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Shower room 1
        shower
      • Toilet 1
        toilet
      • The en-suite bathroom has travertine tiles and beams with a bath and shower over. The second bedroom has a wet room with a great power shower and sink. The adjacent cloakroom also has beams.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      There is under-floor heating throughout to keep you cosy in the winter months.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      We wouldn't dream of asking our guests to bring their own linen!
                    • Living Room
                      The open-plan sitting room is on the first floor in order to take advantage of the wealth of beams and vaulted ceiling. Stylishly furnished with a Laura Ashley sofa, leather wing chairs, OKA furniture and underfloor heating -you may not want to leave!
                    • Parking
                      Parking is available for one car immediately in front of the house and there is additional parking available in a designated area for second cars and visitors.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi

                      Kitchen

                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          The bespoke sycamore kitchen overlooks the rear planted courtyard and other barns. It is equipped to a high standard with e.g. professional quality pans and Sophie Conran china. Appliances include double oven,hob,microwave,integrated fridge and freezer.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              The dining area is on the first floor to take advantage of the beams and views.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  A large collection of books is available for our guests' use.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Television
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The large courtyard to the rear of the barn is communal and is decorated with flowers and shrubs.. It is a sun-trap for most of the day and perfect for breakfast and lunch. Table and chairs for 4.
                                    • Golf
                                      Kington golf course (2 miles) is stunningly situated on National Trust land and is the highest in England providing wonderful views and scenery. Visiting players are welcome.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      There is a private garden to the front of the bar with lawn, flower bed and pots. Chairs and table are provided and this area is sunny and perfect for evening meals. Shared courtyard to the rear.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      A small barbecue is available for our guests,

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Attractions

                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • forests
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • swimming

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Notes on accommodation: The Barn is our own holiday home and is furnished to the standard of our own home and not as a holiday let. We hope our guests will love it as much as we do! For the Christmas period we decorate the barn beautifully inside and out with a large tree, wreaths and rustic swags. Please note that mobile phone access is usually possible but variable - as in much of Herefordshire. Internet access is available. Outside: There are two sitting out areas which between them catch the sun all day long. At the front of the barn is a small private garden with lawn, a flower bed with box, lavender and annuals and a paved patio with dining table and chairs. From here you can relax after a hard day's sightseeing or walking and look out over the surrounding hills and forests. At the rear of the barn is a wooden table, bench and chairs overlooking the large communal courtyard and other barns. This is a morning sun spot and is perfect for breakfasts al fresco. On a warm day you can listen to the gentle creaking of the barns and watch the house martins and swifts swoop around the barns. Both areas are planted with e.g. box, standard bay trees and annuals. There is a small barbeque. Utility Room: The washing machine is integrated in the kitchen. The usual laundry facilities are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included with a change of linen provided weekly for guests staying more than one week. Other: The gallery under the eaves, overlooking the sitting area, is a great space for chilling out or a quiet read. A double sofa bed and single trundle bed provide flexibility with sleeping arrangements. (The double bedroom has space for the trundle bed).

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                              13 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful4.9/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Cosy and warm

                                                              Emily H.

                                                              Really lovely little barn conversion with heavenly underfloor heating which was very welcome at this time of year (NYE). Well decked out with amenities and lots of cooking implements in the kitchen too. Gorgeous local walks too, right from the back door, not to mention the lovely pub! Only negative about it would be the beds are a little small for tall people and if you're not used to very soft beds, they are super squishy! Both things that may not affect others however!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your review, Emily. We are so pleased you enjoyed your New Year stay with us.

                                                              Just to clarify, all our beds are standard sizes. The king-size is 6'6" and has a mattress made by the company which holds the royal warrant, supplying the royal household. The double and single are standard 6' beds with medium ratings.

                                                              A comfortable, well equipped property for a relaxing stay.

                                                              Frances B.

                                                              Beautifully furnished with great views of the rolling hillsides. Well equipped with modern, good quality decor. A good location for exploring this lovely area.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your lovely review, Frances. We are delighted you had a relaxing stay at our barn.

                                                              Cosy and well equipped barn.

                                                              Had a delightful stay. Lots to do in the area and great food at the nearby Stagg Inn.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your review, John. We are delighted you enjoyed your half-term holiday at our barn in Titley and found lots of things to do in the area.

                                                              Beautiful location and countryside close to Presteigne, which is brilliant for the festival.

                                                              Helen G.

                                                              This is a lovely and comfortable property in beautiful countryside which is also very close to Ludlow and Presteigne as well as many other delightful villages. A very relaxing stay and easy to get in touch with the owners. The Stagg pub, which does great food, is a few minutes walk away. Would warmly recommend to anyone.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your lovely review, Helen. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope you had a great reception at the Presteigne Festival!

                                                              Beautiful Barn

                                                              Catherine C.

                                                              Gorgeous barn in a lovely location. Decorated beautifully with everything you need for a truely relaxing stay. Photos are extremely accurate. The only downside was that we couldn't stay longer! Communication with Christine was excellent.

                                                              Great Stay

                                                              Elaine F.

                                                              We loved this barn, which was very comfortable and just around the corner from The Stagg, which has great food. Lovely area for walks and chilling out.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your review, Elaine. We are pleased you found the barn and location so relaxing - and, as you say, great for walking and dining.

                                                              Location

                                                              Titley, Kington, Herefordshire, UK

                                                              Hay-on-Wye, Ludlow, Hereford and Leominster are all within a gentle 30 minute drive. Hay-on-Wye (16 miles) is a characterful town and a mecca for book lovers with the world-famous literary festival held in late May. Ludlow (18 miles) was described by poet John Betjeman as "the loveliest town in England" with its varied architecture it is a delight just to stroll around. Hereford (20 miles) is the county town with a beautiful cathedral, the Mappa Mundi and a thriving new shopping Centre. Leominster ( 12 miles) is known for its antique shops. Titley is 5 miles from the Black and White trail (visiting villages with local architecture) and for walkers is on the Mortimer trail. Offa's Dyke is 3 miles away at Kington. National Trust properties in the area include Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. The area has some wonderful gardens including Hergest Ridge at Kington, Bryan's Ground at Presteigne and Hampton Court nr. Leominster. Further Details: The small market towns of Kington and Presteigne are both 3 miles away and have a range of food shops and restaurants. Titley has The Stagg which is a Michelin star restaurant - visitors are also welcome to eat in the bar or just have a quiet drink with the locals. We have special discounts for the lovely spa and gym at Cloud 9, Kington. The pool has a steam room, jacuzzi and sauna and is lined with palm trees. The Presteigne Music and Literary Festival is held over Aug. Bank Holiday. Kington Walking Festival is held in Sept. with plenty of guided walks on offer.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Booking Notes: For breaks of one or more weeks we request a damage deposit of £150 which is fully refundable, subject to no damage or excessive cleaning being required. We accept payment by cheque, bank funds transfer or Paypal (2% commission applies). We ask for a booking deposit of £150 with full payment two months prior to arrival. For short breaks we request payment in full at the point of booking. Changeover Day: Changeover days are usually Fridays during the main holiday season. In the autumn, winter and spring months we are able to offer more flexibility on request. Pets: We regret we are unable to accept pets. Winter long-stays: We welcome longer-term guests in the winter months and are able to offer reduced rates.

                                                              $178avg/night
                                                              13 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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