|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The Barn at Titley, graded 5 star by Visit England standards, is a stunning 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.
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 to make sure you are pampered with 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 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 avaiable for a lovely spa in Kington.
This is walking country and trails abound with Offa's Dyke, the Mortimer trail which Titley is on and the Brecon Beacons.
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
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!
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.
"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.
A delightfully quiet retreat for a winter weekend with every luxury even down to a welcome tray with fizz! Thank you!
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 .
My sisters and I spent a wonderful relaxing week at the barn in July.
Clean and tidy, a very well equipped kitchen, a nice comfy sofa, a quiet rural location, wi-fi, a picnic hamper and binoculars - everything you could wish for.
We took advantage of the Cloud 9 Massage at the Burton Hotel in Kington, visited Berrington Hall and Croft Castle (definitely worth seeing if you love gardens), explored the Black and White Trail and if you're into little furry creatures the Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre near Kington is a must.
The Stagg Inn, which is literally a two minute walk from the barn, was excellent and very accommodating with special diets. We liked it so much we went there twice. It was nice to be able to eat in when it suited us and took full advantage of the table and chairs in the courtyard whilst we watched the house martins feeding their chick. The Co-operative in Kington, a five minute drive away, was very handy.
Thank you for a lovely week! We would definitely use the barn again.
A wonderful place in beautiful countryside.
With the Stagg Inn around the corner, what
more could anyone want. Thank you.
A beautiful barn conversion equipped with everything a person needs for a relaxing break - truly home-from-home- set in an idyllic location. Excellent for two couples or a family with two en-suite bathrooms. The Stagg Inn, which is just a five minute walk away, is the ideal spot for a top quality meal. Many thanks - we hope to return very soon.
We've spent a nice week in Titley. This rent is really nice and cosy, the countryside also very beautiful! Nous avons profiter d'un temps ensoleillé pour visiter la campagne environnante avec de beaux villages et de belles villes à l'ambiance So British. De beaux châteaux, en particulier celui de Hampton Court dont les jardins sont si agréables. La proximité du pays de Galles est également très appréciable. Cardiff est une ville à découvrir, notamment sa baie à l'ambiance étrangement méditerranéenne. Pour qui cherche à visiter l'Angleterre typique et aime les campagnes authentiques, cette location à Titley est vraiment à recommander! L'intérieur est très chaleureux, les meubles, les matériaux de très bonne qualité. Bref nous avons passé un séjour très agréable!
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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 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.
We welcome longer-term guests in the winter months and are able to offer reduced rates.