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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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. Wifi is 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.

More Details

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 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 barn 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 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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Amenities

Titley Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
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!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
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).

Reviews

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Luxury Barn nr.Michelin Star Pub and Nature Reserve. Ideal Base for Hay, Ludlow
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews
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Cosy and warm

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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.
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5

A comfortable, well equipped property for a relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, Frances. We are delighted you had a relaxing stay at our barn.
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Cosy and well equipped barn.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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5

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: August 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: August 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: July 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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Map

Nearest Airport
71 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
The Stagg
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kington
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Hereford
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Worcester M5
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Stagg
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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