1 bedroom, 1 bathroom two storey stable and hayloft with balcony and rural views
- French, Greek
About Amanda Smith
Amanda Smith worked in the NHS for over 30 years as a speech and language therapist and NHS Board director. She now has an independent practice as an executive, business and life coach and mentor. She lives with her husband next door to the Stables and Hayloft in The Hop Kilns.
Amanda Smith purchased this Barn in 2010
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Luxury place near Ledbury
Amanda is the perfect host and created luxurious accommodation with fabulous views. Lovely hamper of local produce greeted us on arrival. Great place to stay
Beautiful and relaxing
We arrived at the property and Amanda welcomed us very warmly. It was the beginning of a week living in luxury with even the paper delivered in the morning. We loved every day we stayed at the stables and Hayloft.
Marjolein and Peter
Thank you for your review and being such lovely guests, it was so nice to meet you! Best wishes Amanda and Richard
Luxurious holiday getaway
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely place. It was beautifully appointed and very comfortable and quiet. There was easy access to numerous local sights including the Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley. The hosts Amanda and Richard were very welcoming and friendly, and made it a very relaxing stay. We wish we had stayed longer and hope to return in the future.
Thank you very much for your review and letting us know you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to your next visit!
Just perfect , the bed was wonderful the bathroom was amazing , windows wide open at breakfast
Huge comfortable bed , amazing bathroom , the upstairs kitchen and sitting area had wonderful doors that fully opened and let the swifts and swallows have a sneaky peak inside ! Amazing.
How lovely to sit outside and enjoy seeing the ducks on the pond and enjoy the complimentary Champagne that had been left along with the delicious local apple juice
Breakfast was complimentary wonderful local bread with delicious damson jam honey muesli
Everything you needed in the kitchen all the condiments and extras
A top quality well thought out and very generous with the food hamper
If you are staying in that area this is a must forget the hotels or B & B s you will not regret staying here
The host also was a lovely lady very helpful and informative
I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay and it was lovely to meet you. Thank you very much indeed for this kind review.
A Slice of Heaven In Ledbury
Driving through the country lanes to our anticipated Ledbury holiday filled me with excitement. The surroundings, coupled with all the history of this beautiful part of England, made the stay even more heartwarming. Our host Amanda has delivered quite possibly the best accommodation and service I have ever encountered. The bar has been rasied significantly, I came home to question my own apartment and if my decor and tastes made sense.
Before arriving Amanda was on hand to give me the full rundown of the area and property, she even offered to pick my Fiance and me up from the train station, now that is service. We were greeted upon arrival by a very happy and warm smile, nothing was too much trouble for our super host. Amanda walked us around the property telling us to relax and treat it like home, which we very much did. The bottle of Champagne and country treats which were left for us also made us feel special and cared for.
The converted stable is a work of an interior mastermind, of course I mean Amanda. Every switch, knob, tile and curtain has been carefully sourced to produce this wonderful infusion of country living, which by the way belongs in the pages of Good Housekeeping. The light and space are just what the souls needs, they provide a feeling of contentment that I have never discovered whilst I've rented a property, until now.
The real treat comes with the folding doors on the top floor. The living room is transformed into an outside/inside property just by pulling back the doors, this alone was worth the price of the rental. We had the perfect view of a beautiful summers day in Ledbury, the breathtaking rolling hills, and the farm in the distance make this view unexplainable, you have to book to understand what I mean. The bedroom was also a feat of understated beauty and design genius, it used the original beams to create a safe haven for those wanting the perfect nights' sleep. Tasteful decor, wood flooring and 100% Egyptian cotton cocooned us as we lay listening to the sweet sound of nothing.
I have never been so impressed by another person's eye for detail like I am with Amanda. The Stable and Hayloft will forever be etched in my minds happy place. So much so, I am trying to book again before the rest of the world discover this little slice of heaven in Ledbury.
Bravo Amanda, it was all beyond what we could have imagined.
Thank you so much for your very kind review. I’m delighted you enjoyed your holiday at The Stables and Hayloft and it was lovely to meet you both! I look forward to welcoming you for your next visit.
Attention to detail in this beautiful conversion. Loved the upstairs outside deck - perfect for a glass of wine and enjoying the view in the evenings. Lovely touches with the champagne, slippers and locally sourced goodies in a wonderfully peaceful environment made it a truly relaxing stay. Spotlessly clean. I know the owners don't like the term 'home from home' as they want to provide guests with something better than you would have at home, which they do in spades. But home from home is a compliment I believe, as you do truly relax as you would in your own home. My only hope is that when we want to return we can get in and it's not fully booked for years to come!
Thank you for your lovely review and being such wonderful guests! I’m sure we will find a perfect week for your next visit and we very much look forward to welcoming you back!