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.
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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