The Barns – Location & Map
The Brecon Beacons National Park, Wye Valley and Mortimer Forest are all close by offering a host of outdoor pursuits, such as walking, cycling, riding, fishing, climbing and canoeing. There are stunning circular walks from the doorstep through open countryside, Offa’s Dyke runs through the farm or hike up the nearby Lord Hereford’s Knob and Hergest Ridge. For the more experienced mountaineer the challenging summits of Pen y Fan and Sugar Loaf are both within easy reach.
For those seeking a more gentile pace, there are beautiful walks along the River Wye, and the river itself can be navigated without restriction for over 100 miles. There are many places of interest in the local area, from the Castles at Ludlow and Chepstow to the ancient hill fort at Croft Ambrey.
The nearby Elan Estate features the spectacular Elan Valley Dams, built during the 1800s with five reservoirs in total. In nearby Hereford, the cathedral is home to the Mappa Mundi, a wonderful medieval map which is well worth a visit. Western Herefordshire also offers the famous Black and White trail, which is a tour of around 40 miles which encompasses some of the most intact black and white villages in the UK.
Restaurants and Pubs
There are a number of restaurants and pubs close by:
- Mr Underhill’s at Ludlow – Award winning, Michelin starred restaurant in a beautiful setting. Reservations required.
- La Becasse at Ludlow – Wonderful Michelin starred and three AA Rosette restaurant, numerous awards, stunning cuisine. Reservations required.
- The Stagg at Titley – The first pub to be awarded a Michelin star. Reservations required.
- The Bells at Almeley – Wonderful hosts with local beers, friendly atmosphere and an award winning deli. Walkable if keen hikers.
- The New Inn at Pembridge – Traditional black and white pub with hearty roasts.
- The Corners Inn at Kingsland – really great food and big enough to take a large group.
- The Cider Barn at Pembridge – Café bar and restaurant in 400 year old barn, prices from £10, lots of space, great for large parties.
- The Harp Inn at New Radnor – stunning views and simple menu.
- The Swan at Kington – recommended for simple pub food.
- The Riverside at Aymestrey – traditional pub on the river, great Sunday lunch.