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Quality barn conversion in beautiful rural surroundings

Mrs. Claire Matthews

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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Quality barn conversion in beautiful rural surroundings

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday barn in Llanrothal - OLD ORCHARD BARN

Spacious well appointed self catering property with lovely views. Sleeps 8.

This property has a 4 star English Tourist Board grading. It has a fitted kitchen with electric oven, hob, extractor hood, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, CH boiler, fridge and separate freezer. The ground floor is open-plan with large living area including wood burning stove to Inglenook fireplace. There is a separate dining area seating 8 around a large table. There is also a shower room on the ground floor. An imposing staircase takes one to both sides of the property with viewing bridge. The large impressive master bedroom has a wealth of original oak beams, king size bed, ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. Across the bridge there are two attractive bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, shower enclosure and shaver point. Further stairs lead to a 4th bedroom with twin beds and a separate galleried landing area with seating, TV and DVD. Access to the gravelled parking area to front and private lawned garden with flower borders to rear is via a covered verandah.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs. Claire Matthews (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

3 Generations have had a lovely relaxing week with some beautiful weather. A lovely comfortable barn with beautiful views and walks from the door.



Thank you for your welcome - we have all had a lovely holiday and don't really want to leave!
Apr 2010
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Quality barn conversion in beautiful rural surroundings
average rating of 4.857143 based on 55 reviews
Southport,Merseyside,UK
5

A Jewel in the Countryside

  • 5 of 5

What can I say??? This barn is beautiful ! It certainly has the WOW factor. Very modern inside and fitted out to a superb standard and is spotlessly clean. Everything you could possibly need is here, the owners have thought of everything. So many little touches that make you feel at home. My husband and I had a family long weekend with our 2 adult sons and their girlfriends and my Mum. Plenty of room for our party of 7. A car is definitely needed but if you have SAT NAV it is SO easy. Peaceful surroundings with views to die for ! Beaufort Hotel in Raglan is good for a meal especially Sunday Lunch. The New Inn at St Owens Cross although only small, has a lovely atmosphere with lovely food. Not your usual Pub Grub. We will most certainly return again. Thank you Claire and Richard for welcoming us so warmly ! Cheryl & Tom

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to have all our hard work appreciated in this way. We are so pleased that our guests had a lovely reunion with their family. I gather the birds were singing. The property was designed to be family friendly and furnished to provide a home from home atmosphere.
5

Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

This barn has been beautifully restored and is an amazing place to spend a holiday. We had a brilliant time just relaxing, which is easy to do in such a lovely place. It had everything we needed and more with loads of information and a really lovely welcome basket!

Thank you for all your hard work to make our stay amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to say a very big thank you to our guests for finding the time to write such a lovely review. We very much appreciate this. The barn is very well positioned for days out with Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, and Gloucestershire close by. The Forest of Dean, The Wye Valley and the Black Mountains are also close by. Many, many more places such as Cardiff, Bristol, and Hereford are worth visiting. We do put a great deal of effort into making the accommodation comfortable and welcoming and we again thank our guests for their lovely comments. They would be very welcome to stay again at any time.
5

Girls weekend trip

  • 5 of 5

This is our third trip to Old Orchard Barn and as usual the standard was high. We only live in the Forest of Dean, but a weekend here makes us feel as if we are miles away from home. Very convenient to access after some of us have been working and appreciate the late departure time on Sunday, meaning we were able to have our roast chicken dinner before leaving.

Claire always ensures that everything is catered for, wood for the fire, the usual dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls etc. The welcome pack containing a lovely bottle of wine, crisps, water, biscuits and welsh cakes was well received. The Barn is always clean and tidy with excellent facilities. There are lots of local attractions, however we chose to do our previous 'mud' walk the other way round, visiting Llanrothal Church, a very old place and interesting, found a couple of geocaches along the river bank and the fields were not too muddy. To top it all the sun was shining.

All in all we can highly recommend this splendid accommodation and I'm sure we'll be back for a fourth visit. Thanks Claire and Richard

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased our guests had a lovely stay and would like to thank them for their kind comments. The walk to the church, along the English Bank of the River Monnow is very popular with our visitors and for the very energetic the footpath continues on to The Bell at Skenfrith and back along the Welsh Bank to Tregate Bridge and on to the barn. We try hard to make our guests' stay very comfortable and it is so pleasing to be appreciated. Our Guests would be most welcome to come again, at any time.
5

Beautiful barn in glorious surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay as a family of six at the barn. It was very homely and warm with a Christmas tree to welcome us which was a lovely touch. The views were beautiful with a frost in the morning which looked magical. The barn was incredibly well equipped with everything we could have wanted, there was no need to go out but we did lots of exploring in the daytime as the location is great for visiting Monmouth and Tintern Abbey.

Claire was very hospitable, welcoming and had left lots of tourist information for our stay. We will definitely be back to stay again after leaving very relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank our guest for taking the time to submit this complimentary review. We are so pleased that she and her family had a wonderful stay. We are very lucky to be situated within such a scenic area with some very interesting local attractions to visit. We put a lot of time and effort into making the property welcoming, especially around Christmas, as we like our quests to have a really good holiday. It is great to be appreciated. Please do come again, you will be most welcome.
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I went to the Old Orchard Barn last weekend for my 25th birthday with 5 friends of mine and had a absolutely wonderful time. There's a plenty of room for everyone (the place suits up to 8 perfectly).

The place is actually very easy to get to from London when you don't drive: direct train from Paddington under 2hrs to Newport, then a 30mins / £35 cab to the house.

The Old Orchard Barn is extremely well equipped with anything you might need, especially the kitchen which enabled us to cool two elaborate meals. The back garden looks out to some beautiful Welsh landscape, if you're lucky like we were the nearby farmer's sheep might come right up to the garden fence!

We would recommend going Canoeing in Monmouth (lovely town with a big Waitrose), as well as having a Sunday roast at The Bell at Skenfrith. Our stay was quite short so we didn't manage to do that much more, but that's all the more reason for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank our guest for taking the time to post the above review. We are so pleased that her birthday celebration was such a success and Sunday lunch at The Bell, Skenfrith would be wonderful as it is an award winning restaurant. Canoeing on the river Wye at Monmouth is a lovely way to see the Wye Valley in all its splendour. Monmouth is a fine town with an abundance of history and many local shops and tea rooms to explore. Our guests would be very welcome to return at any time and we look forward to meeting them again.
5

Fabulous family break

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 night stay in this barn was all we hoped for & more! Great peaceful location with lovely, countryside views. An ideal base for exploring the local area. There was ample room for the 7 of us (all adults) to stay comfortably.

The barn is extremely well equipped, immaculate, & the master suite is particularly impressive. The welcome pack with local produce was a nice touch and delicious.

The owners were very helpful from booking through to arrival, when we received a warm welcome from Claire.

Our day canoeing 14 miles of the Wye was amazing and well organised by Monmouth Canoe Hire.

We enjoyed a lovely meal at 'The Stonemill' restaurant. We recommend booking, which we had done as it was busy.(Saturday evening)

The grass area in front of the barn is large enough for ball games etc. and is ideal for watching the sunset, while enjoying a BBQ and a glass of wine!

We would certainly like to book this lovely barn again, if returning to this area.

The Drew family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that our guests had such an enjoyable time. Travelling by canoe is one of the great ways to explore the Wye Valley. We have some excellent pubs and restaurants within easy reach of the barn. We are always pleased to welcome returning guests.

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Royal Oak, Monmouth
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Pembroke; Swansea (75 miles)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Hereford; Newport (22 miles)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M50 Junc 4 at Ross-on-Wye
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Bell at Skenfrith
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Dunraven Bay, Bridgend; Weston-super-Mare
Car: necessary

This converted Grade II listed 18th Century stone threshing barn is situated 4 miles from the historic border town of Monmouth, in the picturesque Monnow Valley. Monmouth, the birthplace of Henry V and Charles Rolls, is in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as the Wye Valley. Close by is the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. The Cathedral City of Hereford, on the River Wye, home of the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library(www.herefordcathedral.org/visit-us/mappa-mundi-1), is about 16 miles to the North and Ross-on-Wye, the birthplace of English Tourism, is some 10 miles distance. The Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park are within easy reach for the enthusiastic walker, with Brecon and its Cathedral close by, less than an hours’ drive away. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Cardiff Bay, Swansea and the Gower Peninsular are also within easy reach for glorious days out. There is some beautiful local countryside surrounding this barn with lots of footpaths and many walks. En-route there are some lovely country pubs and fine restaurants, eg The Bell at Skenfrith (award winning).

Other Activities: canoeing and rock climbing

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Prices & Availability

From £98 Nightly

Prices for this holiday barn in Llanrothal, Herefordshire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LATE SPRING
11 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£109
From
£155
Fri,Sat,Sun
£574
 
 
WHITSUN
23 May 2015 - 5 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£185
Fri,Sat,Sun
£832
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
6 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£178
Fri,Sat,Sun
£784
 
 
MID-SUMMER
11 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£453
for 3 nights
From
£151
From
£216
Fri,Sat,Sun
£992
 
 
AUTUMN
5 Sep 2015 - 16 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£178
Fri,Sat,Sun
£784
 
 
AUTUMN HALF TERM
17 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£185
Fri,Sat,Sun
£832
 
 
LATE AUTUMN
31 Oct 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
£196
for 2 nights
From
£98
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£576
 

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BALANCE PAYABLE SIX WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

CHRISTMAS (21st to 28th December, 2015) AND NEW YEAR (28th December, 2014 to 4th January, 2016) - 1 Week minimum stay - PRICE UPON APPLICATION

PRICES INCLUDE BED LINEN, TOWELS, TEA TOWELS, ELECTRICITY, CENTRAL HEATING FUEL AND A STARTER KIT FOR THE WOODBURNER.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Llanrothal in Herefordshire

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Masterbedroom
  • This property has a ground floor shower room with shower enclosure for use when returning from outdoor activities. There is a fully tiled bathroom with bath, shower enclosure and shaver point to first floor which is next to bedrooms 2 and 3. The Master bedroom has its very own ensuite shower room with shower enclosure and shaver point.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Masterbedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Second Floor
  • Master bedroom has king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room and has a full height ceiling with exposed original oak beams and oak flooring. Bedroom 2 is a twin bedded room with exposed original oak beams and is opposite the bath/shower room. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and exposed original oak beams and is next to the bath/shower room. Bedroom 4 is on the second floor with access off the first floor landing. This has two single beds and a wealth of original oak beams and woodwork. All rooms have oak framed windows to original 18th century slit openings.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Children - We would point out that the property has many stairs and a high level gallery so it is very important that toddlers and young children are properly supervised at all times. For the comfort of guests this property is non-smoking.

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