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Converted Cider Barn On Edge Of Forest Of Dean

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Barn in Lea Bailey, Nr. Ross on Wye, Herefordshire. - Peaceful Rural Hamlet 4 Miles From Market Town Of Ross On Wye

Hooks Barn is recently converted ( October 2013 ) and has every home comfort you will need. It is a perfect base for a weeks holiday or a short break. Situated on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, about 4 miles from the historic market town of Ross On Wye. It is ideally situated to make use of the many tourist attractions and facilities available in this picturesque area.

*PLEASE NOTE - HOOKS BARN IS TOTALLY NON SMOKING*

If you, or your partner are smokers PLEASE DO NOT BOOK.

Besides not wanting smoking in either the Barn or the grounds, we do

not want the smell of smoke on clothes or in the hair of smokers

brought into the property. If you are a smoker we request you book elsewhere.

No Pets, No Children. (you should be aware that we have two cats who may show a friendly interest in you.)

Whats Provided -

Fresh bed linen and towels are included.

Heating / hot water also included.

Free WiFi is included

Freeview TV and DVD player provided.

Well equipped kitchen provided. (Not Food)

There is a patio/BBQ area just outside the Barn. You have exclusive use of a private area within our garden, with great views of surrounding countryside.

You have your own parking space.

Maximum Occupancy – Hooks Barn is a two person (double bed) accommodation. No other guests are allowed to stay overnight.

Pets – No pets are allowed, however you should be aware that we have two cats who may show a friendly interest in you.

Age Restrictions – Adults only. (Over 21)

Access – We are sorry, but Hooks Barn is not wheelchair friendly due to the bedroom and shower being upstairs.

Smoking – Hooks Barn is strictly Non Smoking.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.

If you are a smoker we request you book elsewhere.

Arrival and Departure times – unless agreed beforehand.

Arrival after 2.30pm please. Please vacate by 11am on the day of departure.

Please leave the property in a clean condition. A charge will be asked for if the property is left in an unacceptable condition.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hooks Barn.

If you have any other questions please feel free to call or email.

Or visit our website www.hooksbarn.weebly.com for more info/photos.

More Details

Owner
William Wilding
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About William Wilding

Hooks Barn is owned by a Potter and a Comedian – Joan and William. We both went to art school, Joan studied ceramics, and William performance art. Joan now teaches pottery and William mows the lawn.

We spent 3 years converting Hooks Barn into a beautiful holiday home. Although a builder did the roof, with electricians and plumbers drinking endless cups of tea, the hard graft was done by us.

Hooks Barn is attached to the far end of Hooks Cottage, which is our home. But your privacy is paramount and we will not bother you unless you request it.

William Wilding purchased this barn in 1980

Why William Wilding chose Forest of Dean

Brilliant location. There are forest walks right out the door, so if you arrive with supplies its possible to park the car, and not use it again. On the other hand there are also plenty of things to do within a short car ride.

What makes this barn unique

We live next door. So we are here to welcome you and show you around. Your private area in our garden has a great view of the countryside, and is a great place to watch the sun go down.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reka Horvath - Christmas 2013

We can only thank William and Joan for the tremendous time we had. The pristine accommodation and their smashing hospitality made our Christmas even more special. Thank you - we'll be back.



Bilkis N - Feburary 2014

Hooks Barn was beautiful! Very well equipped, warm, comfortable bed and two very lovely hosts! They were welcoming, friendly and helpful. We had a lovely time. Highly recommended and we hope to visit again! xx
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Mitcheldean Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with 1 double bed, bedside tables/lights
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Non Smoking. No smoking on any part of the property. We request that if you are a smoker you book elsewhere please. Heating and electric included. Plenty more details on our own website (visit link at the bottom of the page) Outside: French doors lead out of the barn onto a patio/BBQ area. This in turn leads into the owners garden, within which you have your own private seating area with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. A great place for a G&T when the sun goes down. There is also a covered outdoor area. We are on the edge of the Forest of Dean - there is an old stone boundary marker from 1830 in the front garden. There is a forest trail 5mins from the door. The main forest centre is 15 - 20 mins by car. Utility Room: There is no utility room, but we have a washing machine in our cottage, and a clothes wash can be organised if needed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen provided and changed weekly. The Barn does not have a washing machine, but we can do you a load in ours by arrangement. Other: Covered outdoor area - so even in light rain you can still be outside if you wish.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Converted Cider Barn On Edge Of Forest Of Dean
average rating of 4.888889 based on 28 reviews
5

Well presented, clean, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly positioned base for visiting almost anywhere in the area. Nice walks, lovely scenery and hidden away. The owners have gone the extra mile to give guests a nice welcome and provided everything you might need or might have forgotten. If you're looking for peace and quiet, comfort and privacy, then this superb holiday home is the place to go.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gordon and Debbie Thankyou for the great review, we are glad you had a good time. best wishes William and Joan
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5

One of a kind experience!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights at hooks barn over the weekend and had an amazing time. We were greeted by William who was very friendly and showed us around where we would be staying. The facilities are great and a very high standard and it's made even more special as most of the kitchen pottery is made by Joan! The area has lots to do, and we would definitely stay here again, thanks very much William and Joan!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Josh Thank you for the great review. Glad you had a good time. best wishes William and Joan
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5

Holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderfully peaceful week in this bijou sized cottage. Excellent weather so able to spend a lot of time in the secluded garden. Views across the rolling hills. Also well positioned for stunning walks from the door. Good locality for NT properties and Hereford.

Would recommend for a quiet 'away from it all' retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very good, clean and well presented.

  • 5 of 5

Hugely enjoyable restful four days. Situated and easy reach for both town and country side, enjoyable local walks and lots to do wider afield. Would love to return again.

Many thanks to William and Joan Wilding.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, comfortable and modern

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful three night stay in this well-equipped converted barn. There are walks on your doorstep, all compiled by William, however, it was snowing when we were there, but they did look beautiful. The cottage is well equipped - William and Joan thought of everything, including Joan's home made potteries, which was a treat. We would highly recommend this beautiful barn for anyone seeking a short getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The accommodation was excellent; in the summer a longer stay is warranted to enjoy the garden.

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately we were on a house search and couldn't spend more time in the excellent facilities and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Birmingham Int
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Crown - Local Pub
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Ross Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Gloucester
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M50
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Moody Cow - not the nearest but the best
Nearest Ski
10 Metres
Lane outside, only in very, very heavy snow :-)
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
No, but theres a patio with country view :-)
Car: necessary

Travel:

20 minutes from M5 or M50.

Use of car essential.

Distances:

Ross On Wye - 4 miles

Lea Villiage - 1 mile

Gloucester - 17 miles

Cheltenham - 22 miles

Hay On Wye - 50 miles

Further Details:

See our own personal website www.hooksbarn.weebly.com for loads of details about local attractions and restaurants. Basically there's plenty to do.

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Rates & Availability

Mitcheldean Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Rate 2
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$71
$323
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$88
$420
$1,292
 
 
Mid Summer
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$88
$420
 
 
high summer
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$84
$420
 
 
late summer
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$88
$420
 
 
Rate 4
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$78
$388
 
 
Rate 5
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$78
$323
 
 
Yuletide
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$110
$582
 
 
Rate 3
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 12 2018
2 night minimum stay
$67
$323
 
 
Valentines
Feb 13 2018 - Feb 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
$91
$388
 
 
Spring
Feb 19 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$78
$388
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$91
$453
$1,552
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% non refundable deposit required at time of booking, full payment required 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
We are totaly flexible on changeover days - just ask.

Departure by 11am, Arrivals after 2.30pm, unless otherwise arranged.



We can also give a discount for 2 or more weeks.
We are also open to longer stays of 4 to 6 weeks with further discounts.
Please ask for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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