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  • £3360  to  £5600

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£2960 Mon, 5 Aug 2024
4 nights - 22% discount Luxury barn conversion sleeping 18 guests in 8 bedrooms, games room, outdoor hot tub, stunning rural views

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    8 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About Penblaith Barn

Penblaith Barn will have you swooning with delight. The luxurious barn conversion, which is Visit England 5 Star Gold rated and a 2014 award winner for 'Excellence in Self-catering, sleeps up to eighteen guests in eight bedrooms, and is set in the stunning Hereford countryside with far reaching views towards the Cotswolds and stunning star-lit night skies. It’s the perfect self-catering property to gather the family or escape to with your friends for a relaxing holiday, special celebration, or just because you deserve a treat.

Sitting on the terrace, Penblaith Barn feels wonderfully rural and remote, yet the historic market town of Monmouth is only four miles away. Birthplace of Henry V and with one of the best examples of medieval bridges in the country, Monmouth has a long high street lined with excellent shops, pubs and cafes. Don’t miss a visit to Green & Jenks, a family-run ice cream parlour across the road from Shire Hall, where the homemade gelato is out of this world! Monmouth also has a castle, local museum and regimental museum!

Five miles from Penblaith Barn, Ross on Wye is another charming Herefordshire market town. The sight of the towering spire of St Mary’s, which has been a local landmark for 700 years, will let you know you’re getting close if you’re walking or cycling. As with Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye has a good variety of shops, cafes and pubs, a twice-weekly market (Thursday and Saturday) plus a farmer’s market on the first Friday of the month.

The history of the area is fascinating. Looking west towards Wales, there are more castles than you could comfortably visit in a week. Some of the best within a twenty minute drive include Goodrich, Raglan, Chepstow, Caldicot, Skenfrith and White Castles. Further afield, Caerphilly is around forty five minutes, not to forget Cardiff Castle in the heart of the Welsh capital, where you can see the original Roman walls on which the current fortress was built. Hereford Castle, one of the earliest constructed in England, sadly no longer exists, however the city’s beautiful cathedral is compensation.

If it is wonderful walks that you’re after, you’re certainly spoiled for choice. Penblaith is in the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fantastic footpaths to suit all abilities. Symond’s Yat sits above the River Wye and is particularly spectacular in autumn, or you could try a stretch of Offa’s Dyke Path which runs for one hundred and seventy seven miles from Prestatyn in North Wales to Chepstow in the south. The Brecon Beacons National Park is just over the border, and there are more beautiful walks and cycling trails around Abergavenny, Crickhowell and Brecon, including up the Sugar Loaf and Pen y Fan mountains (walking only) and the Forest of Dean.

The owners of Penblaith have transformed an 18th Century barn into a luxurious 21st Century retreat you would never want to leave, if it wasn’t for the lure of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside with its lush green hills and valleys, rivers, golf courses, walking and cycling trails and wonderful towns and villages. It doesn’t matter how stressed you are when you set off for your holiday, you’ll start to relax as soon as you see Penblaith Barn and your holiday will only get better from there.

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Owner details:

Sarah & Liz Pursey joined Independent Cottages in September 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Herefordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Every part of Penblaith Barn has been finished to the highest standard to provide a stylish self-catering property where you can relax with your favourite people in luxuriously comfortable surroundings.

Ground Floor

  • The entrance hall is open to the top of the building, two floors up, with a magnificent oak staircase and wrought iron chandelier.
  • Leading off the hall, the lounge is just one of three spacious reception rooms. The large leather sofas can easily seat everyone, and it is a great place to catch up on arrival as you enjoy the views across the front garden towards the Cotswolds.
  • There is another living room on the other side of the hall, this one equipped with a Smart TV with Netflix and Xbox. Several large couches are set around the brick fireplace with an electric "wood burning" stove, and there are a good selection of books and games, as well as maps and other information about the local area.
  • The dining room is thirty feet long and furnished with two long oak dining tables that can seat up to twenty people with ease. Oak dressers filled with cutlery and crockery line the walls. The dining room conveniently has a DeLonghi Bean to Cup coffee machine, sink, fridge, wine cooler, hostess trolley and two dishwashers, so you do not have to keep going back and forth to the kitchen, along with relaxed seating.
  • Next to the dining room, a contemporary country kitchen has been equipped with everything to make self-catering for large numbers simple. There is a large dual-fuel range cooker, American style fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and a wide selection of cooking utensils and equipment.
  • Plum Tree Suite, a twin bedroom with en-suite wet-room, is perfect for less able guests. There are grab rails in the shower and non-slip flooring.
  • A cloakroom with WC and hand basin is conveniently tucked away next to the dining room.

First Floor

  • There are four en-suite bedrooms on the first floor - all bedrooms have USB points. Three of the rooms have two single beds that can be zipped together to become six foot wide super-kings if required. The largest bedroom has a fabulous wrought iron super-king bed. Three of these bedrooms have an en-suite with both bath, shower, wash basin and WC, and all enjoy lovely garden and countryside views. In keeping with the luxurious feel, all bedrooms have their own television, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and a 110 / 240v shaving point in the en-suite, and each room has a lockable door with a key.

Second Floor

  • The bedrooms on the second floor are under the beautiful oak beams of the barn's roof. There are three further double rooms up here, each with their own en-suite, and one is a family room with two day-beds which have comfortable Hypnos mattresses (and can be seperate by a curtain). Far reaching views can be enjoyed from the Velux windows in these bedrooms.

Outside: Penblaith Barn is off a quiet road and down a long private driveway with parking spaces for sixteen cars. A separate building next to the car park houses a games room with a pool table, table tennis, selection of sporting equipment and toys for children. The hot tub is next to the barn, on a raised patio that allows you to drink in the magnificent views as you sip your drink and relax after an exciting day. A flat lawned area has football goals that will keep the energetic guests among your party amused, while those seeking a quiet spot to read or relax will find peace under one of the trees that line the property. A paved outdoor patio is furnished with a large gas barbecue for the summer months and pizza oven for all year round use, along with dining furniture for relaxed alfresco meals. Three EV charging points are also available for guest use - two Tesla and 1 universal FOC.

Additional Information: WiFi, utilities, linen and towels are included. No dogs are allowed, apart from registered assistance dogs. No smoking. Weekly rentals and short breaks run throughout the year from a Friday or Monday. Penblaith Barn has a accessible rating M1, M2, H1, H2 and V1 ratings. Quality in Tourism “Safe, Clean, Legal” approved.

Star Rating: 5 Star

Penblaith Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 18 in 8 bedrooms (3 Doubles, 1 Twin & 4 Twins/Super-Kings)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £3360
To £5600
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1989 730996 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Sarah & Liz Pursey
Member Since September 2017

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Last Minute Offers

Mon, 5 Aug 2024 for 4 nights, £2960
22% discount Luxury barn conversion sleeping 18 guests in 8 bedrooms, games room, outdoor hot tub, stunning rural views
Mon, 19 Aug 2024 for 4 nights, £2960
22% discount Luxury barn conversion sleeping 18 guests in 8 bedrooms, games room, outdoor hot tub, stunning rural views
Fri, 30 Aug 2024 for 3 nights, £3395
15% discount. Luxury barn conversion sleeping 18 guests in 8 bedrooms, games room, outdoor hot tub, stunning rural views

Penblaith Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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