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Little Owls Barn sleeps 2 in this cosy barn conversion overlooking apple orchards in the heart of be

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

One double bedroom and separate bathroom. Sleeps two. Parking for two cars.

Little Owls Barn is a single storey converted barn nestled among apple orchards in the heart of beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Completed to a high standard, the cottage opens on to a bright kitchen/dining room with exposed roof trusses, modern amenities and a sofa for two. A cosy sitting room can be found further down the corridor with comfortable seating and views out to the Black Mountains in the distance. The cottage is completed with a high quality bathroom and a spacious bedroom featuring a 5' King-size bed.

Situated on a quiet country lane and set a short distance away from the owners' farmhouse, guests have access to walk throughout over 100 acres of farmland including 50 acres of apple and pear orchards. The colours of the orchards change throughout the seasons and in autumn witness the farm's apple harvest and small scale pressing to make juice, other fruit picking and extraction of honey from the hives. There is an abundance of birds and wildlife in the area allowing you to enjoy the dawn chorus and late evening hoots of various owls. A convenient shed for bicycle storage adjoins the property making the cottage perfect for cycling holidays.

Preston Wynne is a quiet village eight miles north of Hereford. Five minutes' drive from the village are two small local shops supplying newspapers and basic necessities, while travelling a little further afield will bring you to all the main shops and supermarkets you need on the outskirts of Hereford city. Herefordshire is renowned for its cider and perry production, which is evident in the many nearby restaurant and pub menus. There is a traditional pub serving real ales and ciders (but no food) just two miles away and a number of excellent pubs within 20 minutes by car.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps two guests. One double bedroom and separate bathroom. West facing views onto orchards and open countryside. Private patio. Access to walk throughout the owner's apple and pear orchards. Parking for two cars. Bicycle storage. Sorry, no children or pets. WiFi. Minimum of two night stay.

Additional features

Oak windows, external doors and exposed roof beams. Electric wood burner. Electric oven with hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher. Television with DVD player and Blu-ray. CD player and digital radio. Barbecue and patio furniture.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Five miles away is Oliver's Cider and Perry. This local cider producer makes perry from the pear orchards next to Little Owls Barn. Their Ciderhouse & Shop is open on Saturdays for tastings and is a highly recommended place to visit. Chase Distillery, only 1½ miles away, makes award-winning gins and vodkas. Take a distillery tour to find out more about the conception of this local distillery. Tours by arrangement. Visit the historic city of Hereford including medieval Hereford Cathedral, famous for housing the Mappa Mundi and The Chained Library. For over 350 years, Herefordshire has been a major producer of British cider. Learn everything you ever wanted to know and more at The Cider Museum. Or why not sample the cider yourself on the Cider Route? Driving and cycling routes are both available. The 15th century medieval Hampton Court Castle, Gardens & Parkland is a great destination for a day out. The beautiful gardens feature a maze of a thousand yews with a gothic tower at its centre, Victorian kitchen garden and magnolia lined walk. Take a riverside and woodland walk followed by afternoon tea at the Orangery café, The beautiful market towns of Ludlow, Ledbury and Malvern are within half an hours drive and are full of a fascinating range of independent shops, antique stores, delicatessens, café and restaurants. Ludlow's yearly Food Festival in September is a must visit attraction for any ‘foodies' out there. Hay-on-Wye, famous for its many bookshops and annual literary Hay Festival is 50 minutes away. The approximate driving time from London is 3 hours and from Birmingham is 1¼ hours. The nearest railway station is Hereford (7 miles).

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More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Malvern Hills District in Herefordshire

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ground Floor: Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Bathroom with bath and overheard shower and a heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with a 5' bed
  • Bedroom with 5' double bed with luxurious hypo-allergenic bamboo bed-linen.
  • Television
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Central heating and hot water from external Bio-mass boiler. Electric wood burner. Electric oven with separate hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher. Juice extractor. 40” television, DVD player and Blu-ray. CD player and digital radio. Bike storage. Patio furniture. Charcoal barbecue. WiFi. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Tourist Information

The Discover Herefordshire Centre. Opposite Hereford Cathedral. 1 King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BW. 01432 268430.

Places to visit

Some Herefordshire market towns that are well worth a visit include Ludlow, Ledbury, Malvern, Leominster and Hay-on-Wye.

Within driving distance are The Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and The Black Mountains, part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Hampton Court Castle, Gardens & Parkland. Medieval castle with stunning gardens.

Court Farm & Leisure. Farm shop and fishing lakes.

Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum. Beautiful parkland and arboretum with visitor centre, shop and café.

Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve. Great for picnics, lakeside walks and birdwatching.

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts. Theatre and arts venue in Hereford.

Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Exhibition. The largest surviving chained library in the world based at Hereford Cathedral.

Black & White Village Trail. 40 mile circular trail leads from Leominster around the classic back and white timber villages throughout Herefordshire.

Berrington Hall. National Trust run stately home just north of Leominster.

Eastnor Pottery. Pottery workshops for all ages near Ledbury.

The Hop Pocket Shopping Village. A collection of independent shops, garden centre, farm shop and restaurant near Bishop's Frome.

Herefordshire Golf Club. Visitor online booking available.

Oaker Wood Leisure. Outdoor activities including paintball, quad bikes, raft building and clay pigeon shooting.

Herefordshire Cider & Perry

The Herefordshire Cider Route is a circular driving route around the county of Herefordshire visiting Cider Producers and specialist retailers. A separate route specifically for cyclists is also available.

Cider Museum. Learn about Hereford’s history of cider making.

Oliver’s Cider and Perry. Just 2 miles away from the cottage is this wonderful local Ciderhouse, Tasting Room & Shop. The Ciderhouse and Tasting Room are located in the old hop kilns and open Saturdays 10.00am to 4.00pm. For all other times please phone ahead - 07768 732026.

Butford Organics. A family-owned organic smallholding specialising in cider, perry and apple juice.

Newton Court Cider. A craft cider house and tasting room just outside Leominster.

Once Upon A Tree. Produced at Dragon Orchard near Ledbury.

Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry. Near the pretty village of Much Marcle

Westons Cider Mill. Visitor centre, cider mill tours, shire horses and tearooms.

Special Events in the Area

Three Choirs Festival. Week-long classical music event held in Hereford every three years with many events at the Cathedral.

Ludlow Food Festival. A celebration of good food and drink.

Hay Festival. An annual event that brings together writers from around the world to debate and share stories. May-June every year.

Three Counties Showground. Over 250 days of events throughout the year including the Royal Three Counties Show in June.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent