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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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.

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 star restaurant 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.

More Details

Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

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 barn in 2013

Why Christine Fisher and Terry Gladwin chose Hereford & Worcester

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 barn 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a perfect stay in this beautiful and tastefully decorated barn. Fantastic first impressions - everything was such good quality and a lot of time and effort has been made to make The Barn a very special place. The property is very well equipped down to a ready to go picnic basket and binoculars. I loved the toy hedgehog ready to greet us. There is lovely under floor heating, hot water bottles and en suite bathrooms are fitted to a very high standard. Thank you for a lovely weekend - we will definitely recommend The Barn to everyone we know". Nov. 13

"Beautiful spacious barn in a tranquil and peaceful setting - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay" - our very first guests - Aug. 13.
Sep 2013
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Titley Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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 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).


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5 Star Barn nr. Nature Reserve and Michelin Star Pub. Ideal Base for Hay, Ludlow
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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!
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Beautiful Barn

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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.
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Clean, quiet, lovely views

  • 5 of 5

This is a tastefully converted barn in a beautiful spot. We found it clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Hay-on-Wye festival, the town and all it has to offer is an easy drive and there are plenty of attractions nearby, from National Trust properties to walks around Offa's Dyke. Don't miss the Cider Museum, one of the best 'things to do' in Hereford!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, Julie. We followed your recommendation for the Cider Museum!
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A perfect pad!

  • 5 of 5

A delightfully quiet retreat for a winter weekend with every luxury even down to a welcome tray with fizz! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, Julie. We make a special effort to spoil our guests over Christmas and New Year when it is a wrench to return home after all the decorations are in place and the barn looks so lovely!
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A perfect retreat at any time

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a bleak rainy afternoon to a warm and fabulously welcoming Barn . Decorated inside and out for the Xmas period there was nothing more we needed to do other than to relax and soak up the fantastic views inside and outside. The property and all its facilities were first class . I could have spent the entire week snuggled up in the luxury bedrooms furnished with proper pillows and duvets ! Everything was easy to operate from the under ground heating to the DVD player and dish washer . Its a place not to be missed and I would highly recommend it to my friends and family . The owners were great and sent prompt reply's and simple to follow instructions and directions that were very useful . A ten minute drive along a scenic route brings you into the little town of Kington . I even left the car here in the long stay car park and hopped on the bus into Herford's big new shopping centre . It took about an hour and it was great to sit back and see all the lovely little places along the way. There's every thing you need in Kington so you don't have to travel too far afield if ,like us, you just want to relax and unwind . The weather was not kind to us so sadly we didn't get out and about walking as much as I'd planned but that just gives me another reason to go back again ! However, it was amazing to chill out in the Barn and its home comforts and really feel at peace with the world .

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
71 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Stagg
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Worcester M5
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Stagg
Car: necessary


Hay-on-Wye - 16 miles

Ludlow -18 miles

Hereford - 20 miles.

Titley is 5 miles from the Black and White trail 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, both en-route to Ludlow.

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 also 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.

Titley Jazz Festival usually takes place in July and Kington Walking in September.

The world famous Hay Festival is at the end of May.

Hereford Cathedral has the famous Mappa Mundi.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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