The Dutch Barn - Cool Holiday Barn, Herefordshire
Leominster 2.9 miles. Set on a winding bridle path, surrounded by Herefordshire countryside on the outskirts of Leominster, is Stanley Bank Farm. Within the farm is this wonderfully presented barn conversion ideal for families and friends looking to escape a busy lifestyle. Boasting reverse-level accommodation, this converted barn offers a much-deserved break in an interesting part of the UK. Nudging the Welsh border, ideally situated for the Hay Festival in May and the Ludlow Food Festivals in May, August and September , this is a fabulous location for walking, cycling and outdoor adventure. On return from a day exploring, you have two wonderfully appointed bedrooms mirroring each other in terms of style and design. They both come with zip/link beds, perfect for flexible sleeping arrangements and fitted wardrobes to stow away your belongings safely. Enjoy a lie in each morning with a warming cup of tea before using the en-suite facilities to refresh you ready for the day ahead. In the evenings, when you want some down time with your loved ones, climb the staircase to the open-plan living room, which is bright and airy highlighting the quality furnishings. You can relax on the sofa in front of the wall-mounted TV or simply take in the beautiful views of the surrounding farmland and green countryside. From the top of the stairs, you can see across to the stunning orchard. Slide open the bi-folding doors and step out onto the balcony to appreciate the lush natural environment surrounding you. Bring out a refreshing drink and unwind with your family on a balmy afternoon, discussing plans for the rest of your trip. If you are in need of even more relaxation, why not step outside and take a dip in the hot tub with a glass of your favourite drink and gaze up into the starry sky. You are close to the Hereford/Shropshire border, with plenty of delightful towns and villages to explore, such as Ludlow, Pembridge and Tenbury Wells. There are lots of cafés, shops and pubs nearby in the market town of Leominster, where you can admire the architecture and pay a visit to the local museum. The National Trust properties of Berrington Hall and Croft Castle and Parkland are also well worth a visit, as is the Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum. Hereford is not to be missed with its stunning cathedral, home to its ancient chained library and famous Mappa Mundi. You can have a varied holiday in this delightful part of the country, The Dutch Barn is a homely retreat you will be looking to return to time and again.