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7 Nights  

  • £345  to  £495

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Short Breaks From

  • £90 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £115 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About The Barn

The Barn is a fantastic self-catering cottage in a lovely location on the edge of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The stone barn has been carefully converted from a former out building of Forge House into a place where you and your family can unwind, enjoying comfortable accommodation. The two-bedroom cottage sleeps four people and is in the hamlet of St Owens Cross.
It really doesn't matter what time of year you visit the Wye Valley because the scenery is spectacular in every season. A favourite beauty point is Symonds Yat Rock which stands proudly above the River Wye and offers breathtaking views. You are spoiled for choice of footpaths and mountain bike trails when you stay at The Barn because the Malvern Hills AONB, Black Mountains, and the Brecon Beacons National Park are all within easy reach. In addition to walking and cycling, there are great opportunities to fish, play golf, kayak and climb.

Days out can also include sightseeing and shopping in pretty towns such as Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye and Chepstow. The cathedral city of Hereford is also within reach, with a great variety of shops and restaurants as well as a cinema. Add Ludlow to your itinerary if you enjoy shopping and eating, as its centuries-old black-and-white timber buildings are full of independent boutiques and cafes. Discover a hidden Herefordshire gem a few miles south of Ludlow at Richard's Castle where the medieval St Bartholomew's Church stands next to a Knight's Templar chapel that is only a short walk from the remains of one of the earliest Marcher castles. The views from the churchyard are spectacular and, because it is almost a secret, you will probably be the only people there.

Being so close to the border between England and Wales means that you are never far from a castle. Chepstow and Raglan Castles remain imposing structures where visitors can get an idea of what it was like to live and work in these fortified buildings, or you can soothe your soul at Tintern Abbey or Llanthony Priory, both of which are incredibly picturesque ruins.

With its classic oak flooring, comfortable furnishings and extensive private garden, The Barn is the ideal antidote to a rushed, hectic lifestyle. Whether you travel as a couple, a family or with friends, this cottage provides a warm welcome to you all.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jane & Nick Thornton joined Independent Cottages in March 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Herefordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Accommodation at The Barn is over two levels.


  • Open plan space with defined areas for relaxing, eating and cooking. Two two-seater sofas are close to the TV and DVD player, and the owners have provided a choice of information about the local area and other reading material for guests to enjoy.
  • Fitted kitchen with pine dining table and four chairs. There is ample cupboard space storing utensils, crockery and cutlery. The kitchen also has a washing machine and is well equipped for self-catering.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers as well as bedside tables and reading lamps.
  • Twin room with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. Both rooms have exposed beams and calming neutral decor.
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The Barn has a large, enclosed garden which is flat and mainly lawn, as well as a paved patio with garden furniture. There is off street parking.

Additional Information: Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. All utilities, linen and towels are included. Smoking only outside the property. Short breaks are available from 1 night onwards - please contact the owners for more details.

The Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £345
To £495
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
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 730538 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Jane & Nick Thornton
Member Since March 2019

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The Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024
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