Converted Barn in the Heart of Herefordshire.
About James Barrett
The Oast House forms part of Mintridge, a working family farm which Richard and Sally Barrett have owned since 1997. Mintridge Farmhouse is an attractive period Grade II Listed house, with origins dating from the 1600s. Since owning the farm, Sally and Richard have converted two barns into luxury holiday accommodation: The Oast & Chaff House and The Coach House. Sally and her mother, Eileen (who lives in the farmhouse) are based on the farm everyday. Sally would be happy to show all of our guests around the working farm, something which proves especially popular with younger guests! We have Limousin cows, Charollais sheep and horses. Sally's mother, Eileen, is also well known for her baking of fresh scones with homemade raspberry jam for guests on arrival!
What makes this Cottage unique
Rolling hills of Herefordshire; Traditional Country Public Houses; Local Ale & Local Produce; Dog Walking.
Strictly no smoking within the property.
Dogs are welcome (£25 per dog per stay)
Stairgates & high chairs available on request.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Christmas week getaway
Lovely property. Really enjoyed our time. Lots of surprises in our welcome package. Sally, James and Richard all so friendly and helpful.
Thanks Nicola, glad you enjoyed your stay! Best wishes for the new year. James
We had a lovely stay
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay - the property was very comfortable and well equipped, in a great part of the world with plenty to do.
Thanks for such a kind review - glad you enjoyed your stay! Sally
Quaint Oast House on the farm
What a wonderful, peaceful setting. I loved being around the farm animals. What a pristine farm! Beautiful area as well! I’d come back in a heartbeat.
Thanks for such a lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks, Sally.
A wonderful place in a great location.
For our recent 5 night stay in Herefordshire, The Oust House proved to be an excellent place to base ourselves with plenty of areas and items of interest within less than 45 mins drive and the town of Bromyard right on our doorstep.
The house itself is superb - comfortable, clean and well equipped. Its conversion has led to interesting features such as exposed beams, some rooms with high ceilings and in one case a bedroom half way up between the first and second floor. (Also, the wooden gates at the foot of each set of stairs was very welcome given the exploratory inclinations of our toddler).
The farm on which the house is situated is exceptionally clean and interesting to explore. We spent a couple of evenings when the weather was on our side visiting the animals and enjoying the tranquility as the sun lowered towards the lovely surrounding countryside. Everyone we spoke to on the farm was very welcoming and certainly made us feel at home.
All in all a great place to stay, highly recommended and would be our first choice if we're visiting the area again.
Thank you very much for leaving such a detailed review, you are very kind. Many thanks, Sally.
Lovely place to stay central to all locations
what a lovely place to stay very clean, very friendly hosts. House was very well equipped and was exactly as advertised. Finished to a high standard. Perhaps a sign on the grass verges out side the gate would be helpful especially at night,also if following satnav it will take you about 400yards on the wrong side of the road. But would love to stay again.
A comfortable and well equipped property
We enjoyed our week’s stay at the Oast House. The property is set over the upper 2 floors of, you guessed it, an old oast house. It is comfortable and well equipped and makes a good base for exploring north Herefordshire and Worcestershire. While it sleeps 6, the lounge is really only comfortable for 5 and being on the upper floors, it can get a little warm. The property is on a working farm and as such you have to expect some animal noise - there was a particularly noisy cockerel - and there do tend to be a good few flies that need swatting every day. However, these are minor inconveniences.
Sally, the owner is very friendly and helpful and there were some nice touches such as the freshly baked chocolate cake Sally’s mum had baked for our arrival.
For good pub food, we liked The Oak at Staplow and for fine dining, Pensons, one of Hertfordshire’s best restaurants.
Brockhampton Estate, Bromyard
Traditional farmed estate and medieval manor house
Hampton Court, Gardens & Parkland, Bodenham
15th Century Medieval Castle, Award Winning Gardens and Parkland with 1,000 acres of imagination where events take place all season.
Weston’s Cider, The Bounds, Much Marcle
A range of Weston ciders and perries, plus history of the business and how cider is made. There is a shop on site, as well as Scrumpy House Bar & Restaurant.
Chase Distillery, Preston Wynne
Chase Distillery (home of Chase Vodka and William's Gin) are offering exclusive tours around their single-estate distillery in Herefordshire.
Hereford Cathedral and the Mappa Mundi
See our website for more - www.mintridge.co.uk.