The Stables & Granary is located within The Barns estate, nestled between the pretty towns of Kington and Leominster, surrounded by idyllic countryside as far as the eye can see. The Barns began life as a scattering of tumbledown farm buildings, and have been lovingly restored by the current owners into a magnificent country-luxe retreat. Surrounded by vast landscapes and even bigger skies, this is the perfect place for adventure. Enjoy mile after mile of beautiful walks, adrenaline fuelled outdoor activities or relax in the hot tub and marvel at the stars after some serious pampering in the comfort of your home from home.
The interiors don’t disappoint either – think contemporary cool combined with divine rustic simplicity, with oodles of space for large groups to celebrate in style without ever feeling crammed in. The high ceilings, exposed stone and original beams are truly beautiful, with cosy clear view log burners and gorgeous flagstone flooring adding to the country style.
French doors in the lounge open out on sunny days to let the countryside in, with the sweet sound of birdsong filtering through the breeze.
The Stables has two huge living areas, the Arch Sitting Room aptly named for the gorgeous stone arch windows with full length French doors leading to the terrace and private garden with hot tub, ideal for a BBQ whilst watching the sunset. There are sumptuous sofas and a stunning freestanding log burner to complement the toasty underfloor heating, along with a 52 inch Smart TV perfect for cosy nights curled up by the fire with a movie. The ethos here is rustic simplicity, with quirky one off finds from the farm and stunning original artwork lending a stylish contemporary feel to this gorgeous country retreat.
The second spacious living room is open plan to the kitchen and dining room, making a fantastic space for entertaining, with high ceilings and exposed stone creating a wonderfully atmospheric setting. The infinity broadband makes creating your perfect playlist via the Bose music system quick and easy. The dining table can seat 22 guests, and the stunning country kitchen with gleaming granite worktops has everything you may need to make cooking for large groups a breeze, or why not relax and let the professionals take the strain with a private chef to cater for your every need.
The 8 bedrooms across the Stables and Granary to accommodate up to 20 guests are all individually styled, with luxurious furnishings and rich textures creating a real sensory delight. Every bedroom benefits from its own private or en-suite luxury Fired Earth bathroom, whilst hi-tech appliances including iPod radios in every bedroom, Wi-Fi and iPod speakers ensure your utmost comfort. In the Stables, there is one ground floor bedroom with a twin or double bed, three further super king bedrooms on the first floor (one of which can be arranged as twins on request and another with an additional single bed on a mezzanine level) and a further bedroom on the second floor set high in the eaves with four single beds. This room does have restricted head height and we suggest would be better suited to children.
The Granary is an adjacent building with three further bedrooms, with an internal door linking the Granary with the Stables via the Games Room. The bedrooms are all on the ground floor, there is one super king/twin room and two bedrooms with king size beds and en-suite bathrooms, one also offers an additional single bed. Upstairs there is a lovely games room with table tennis, air hockey, table football and a lounge area with board games and books.
The Stables & Granary can be rented in conjunction with The Old Mill, Hayloft and Byre to increase capacity to 48 guests.
Outside, there is a private enclosed garden backing onto fields, complete with a large hot tub, outdoor seating and dining and a gas BBQ. There is a play area for children with a climbing frame, crows nest and swing set adjacent to The Stables, and a croquet lawn and grassed lawn for ball games and masses of space for letting off steam.
Please do note that the estate is shared with the other barns. Each barn has its own private garden which is not visible from the other properties, and The Stables is not overlooked, however there may be other guests occupying the other buildings in the estate which share the play area and croquet lawn.
The Barns is fantastic for families with safe, enclosed gardens, an outdoor playground and plenty of toys, games and sports equipment available. Horace and Roger the Shetland ponies at the farm next door love to say hello to guests, especially if they bring a carrot or two along!
The adventure playground of the Black Mountains is just minutes away, with the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wye Valley and Mortimer Forest all close by. The area is renowned for 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, and you can return to base and revive aching legs in the steaming hot tub, sipping champagne under the shimmering moonlight.
The renowned towns of Hay on Wye and Ludlow are both less than 30 minutes away, and there are a variety of award winning tea rooms, country inns and Michelin starred restaurants within easy reach. Admire the glorious views on England’s highest 18-hole golf course at Kington, or exhaust the kids at Oaker Wood Leisure with quad bikes, high ropes and raft building.
We can of course assist you in arranging any activities you may wish to enjoy during your stay, along with additional services you may require, from a private chef to housekeeping to entertainment. Why not contact us today to let us create your perfect escape?