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Mrs. Claire Matthews

Member since: 2008
Speaks English

Quality barn conversion in beautiful rural surroundings

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

Overview

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

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

This property has a 4 star Visit England 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
Speaks English

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 50 holidaymaker reviews

Quality barn conversion in beautiful rural surroundings
average rating of 4.84 based on 63 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.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a wonderful location, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Claire was at the barn to great us, along with a fantastic hamper of goodies! Claire was very helpful in advance and when we arrived. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank our quests for taking the time to write this review. Their comments are much appreciated. We are very lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful countryside and close to so many visitor attractions. This area is steeped in so much amazing History just waiting to be found. We do hope to see these guests again in the future as they would be very welcome to stay again, at any time.
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5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Out of this world! Truly wonderful in every way! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do not know what to say - I am speechless. Thank you so much for your review.
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5

Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail inside this beautifully converted barn is fabulous. The views are breath taking. The facilities are so good that it almost won't matter if you forget to bring something because unless you need a space suit everything is there. Really feels like the owners have thought about you and how to make your stay as good as it can be. Just brilliant! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank our guests for sparing the time to write this review. We do try to make sure that we provide everything anyone would need while away from home. We always take on board guest suggestions which are usually very helpful. It sounds as though you really enjoyed your stay, which is marvellous. Please do visit again, you would be very welcome
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5

Excellent 4th stay

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th stay at this lovely Barn. As usual Claire made sure that everything was in place. The lovely welcome pack was excellent and the provision of a basket containing various hot chocolate drinks & tea, coffee and sugar was a bonus.

The Barn was warm with an ample supply of logs, clean and fresh as always

We enjoyed a lovely relaxing time, some went walking whilst others enjoyed a quiet, restful time.

Thank you Claire as always. Highly recommended accommodation in a lovely setting away from the crowds

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank our guests for taking the time to post yet another review. It is very pleasing to hear that they had a lovely relaxing time. We put a lot of time and thought into making the barn comfortable and peaceful. There is a wonderful walk right from the door along the River Monnow to Skenfrith (about 4 miles). You can cut the walk short, if you wish, at St. John the Baptist Church (which is well worth exploring) and return via the road or turn round and retrace your steps. I look forward to meeting these guests again when they return for another stay in 2017.
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Amazing barn conversion in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We booked Old Orchard Barn for a short two family break and despite the weather had a wonderful time. It's a fabulous property surrounded by amazing country walks. There are also some stunning castles a short drive away (Raglan and the White Castle winning our children's top prizes). I can't recommend the property enough.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank our guest for taking the time to post this review. We very much appreciate their comments. The castles that are mentioned are but two of many in our locality with others, Goodrich, Skenfrith, Grosmont equally as stunning. There is the Three Castles Walk for the energetic between Skenfrith, Grosmont and Whitecastle. Probably best undertaken in good weather! We also thank our guest for recommending our property, this is the best possible publicity. Please do come again at any time, maybe in the spring or autumn when the weather would probably be less wet!
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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

EVENTS

WYE VALLEY RIVER FESTIVAL - 29th April to 15th May, 2016 www.wyevalleyaonb.org.uk/

HUMBLE BY NATURE - BIG DAY OUT at Humble by Nature, Penallt, Monmouth NP25 4RP (Kate Humble) - 1st to 3rd July, 2016 - www.humblebynature.com

MONMOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL - 22nd July - 30th July 2016 www.monmouthfestival.co .uk (annual event)

MONMOUTHSHIRE SHOW - Thursday 25th August 2016. www.monmouthshireshow.co.uk (annual event)

ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL - 17th & 18th September, 2016 www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com (annual event)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Llanrothal, Herefordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SUMMER
9 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£477
for 3 nights
From
£159
From
£227
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,040
 
 
AUTUMN
3 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£262
for 2 nights
From
£131
From
£187
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
 
AUTUMN HALF TERM
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£408
for 3 nights
From
£136
From
£194
Fri,Sat,Sun
£874
 
 
LATE AUTUMN
29 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£206
for 2 nights
From
£103
From
£147
Fri,Sat,Sun
£605
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

CHANGE OVER DAY FOR WEEKLY BOOKINGS IS SATURDAY

30% DEPOSIT PAYABLE ON BOOKING

BALANCE PAYABLE SIX WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

CHRISTMAS (20th to 27th December, 2016) AND NEW YEAR (28th December, 2016 to 4th January, 2017) - 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 Monmouthshire in Wales

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
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & 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 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Masterbedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , First floor
  • 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
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Second Floor
    Masterbedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , First 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
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 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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