The Barn at Titley
Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Barn at Titley is a stunning modern barn conversion with boutique hotel style décor. Situated overlooking hills, fields and farm-land it provides a peaceful location for those seeking a tranquil, rural base for their holiday, which is not isolated. With the adjacent nature reserve and lake, the area is rich is wild-life and you can sit watching the many house martins flit about the barns and lie in bed hear the owls hooting at night .
The living space is on the first floor to take advantage of the wonderful cruck beams and vaulted ceiling into the roof of the barn. There is a modern well-equipped kitchen in sycamore overlooking the peaceful communal courtyard and other barns which form part of the small estate. The kitchen is equipped with professional pans and Sophie Conran china. Above the living area in the eaves is a stunning long gallery overlooking the living area. This has a good quality sofa-bed which provides some flexibility with sleeping arrangements and is a great chill-out area for teenagers and for those wanting a quiet read.
The ground floor has two beautiful four-poster bedrooms (double and king-size), one with en- suite bathroom, the other with a wet room with shower and sink. A large barn door opens out from this bedroom into the courtyard. The courtyard is perfect for breakfast and on a warm day you can listen to the gentle creaking of the barns. (Please note out of respect for our neighbours,ball games are not permitted on the estate and we ask all guests to respect the tranquillity of the setting).
At the front of the house the garden catches the sun in the afternoon and evening and you can sit out with a relaxing glass of wine after a hard day walking or sightseeing.
There is parking for one car immediately in front of the property and additional parking available in the visitors' car park.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham, Nearest railway: Hereford or Ludlow|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Welsh Marches is an idyllic, unspoilt area covering several border counties with stunning scenery and is notable for walking with Offa's Dyke and the Mortimer trail.
Herefordshire is the county of the Black and White trail celebrating the trademark black and white houses which are such a feature of the county - the trail is just 3 miles from Titley. Hereford with its cathedral, Mappa-Mundi and chain library are a pleasant 30 minutes drive away. Herefordshire Walking Festival is fro June 14th-22nd 2014
Croft Castle and Berrington Hall ( National Trust) are 15 minutes away.
Herefordshire has many stunning gardens - Hampton Court Castle near Leominster, Hergest Ridge near Kington, Bryan's Ground near Preteigne to mention just a few.
Hay-on-Wye, (15 miles), is a charming border town with a variety of quirky shops and pubs - renowned internationally for its literary festival May 22nd - June 1st 2014. Hay Walking Festival Oct. 9th -13th 2014.
Ludlow, Shropshire, equidistant, is known for its culinary heritage with Michelin star restaurants and the annual food festival in Sept. in the castle. John Betjeman called it the loveliest town in England with an array of listed medieval buildings.
The Brecon Beacons and Black mountains offer beautiful scenery and adventure sports activities within 30-45 minutes drive though beautiful scenery.
Aberystwyth is a popular day trip, again through lovely scenery - approx. 90 minutes
Titley is in a little gem of an area with beautiful scenery and truly unspoilt countryside. It is situated in fantastic walking country, close to Offa's Dyke and is on the Mortimer Trail. Rural and peaceful but not isolated it is only 3 miles from the characterful market towns of Presteigne and Kington.
Titley Pool Nature Reserve is tucked away just behind the barn which looks out up to the hills of Radnor Forest. The glacial lake is home to swans and numerous bird species including great crested grebe and pied flycatcher that can be viewed from a secluded bird hide. This is really getting close to nature and you can while away many an hour virtually undisturbed overlooking the lake and strolling through the reserve. The adjacent meadows have been unploughed for centuries and are rich in flora and fauna.
The light pollution is among the lowest in England so after dark there are often wonderful starry nights
Titley is home to The Stagg Inn, the first pub in the country to attain a Michelin star which it has consistently retained, so you can be assured of an excellent meal. If you just want to chat to locals over a pint in the bar you will be equally welcomed.
Presteigne, sometimes described as a mini-Hay-on-Wye, is a rich cultural centre with its own international classical music festival and beautifully restored Judge's Lodgings museum. From Kington you can access Offa's Dyke or visit Hergest Croft gardens, home of the National Collection of Rhododendrons. Just outside Kington the scenery changes dramatically as you enter Wales and our other favourite pub, The Harp, is situated high up overlooking the Welsh valleys. Children love the Small Breeds Farm near Kington.
Foodies can visit Monkland dairy near Leominster and watch the cheese being made. Dunkerton's Cider Mill is near Pembridge and Bodenham's Vineyard is close-by. There are many lovely farm shops in the area and other Michelin star restaurants at Ludlow and Abergavenny.
The Black and White trail is only 3 miles from Titley. Cyclists and drivers can take the 40 mile trail passing through some of Herefordshire's prettiest villages visiting churches, cafes, pubs and craft shops.
Golfers will love Kington golf course, situated on National Trust land in a stunning spot and noted as the highest golf course in England.
For swimmers and gym enthusiasts we have a special £7.50 day spa rate at Cloud 9, The Burton Hotel, Kington. There is a lovely palm tree lined pool, sauna , steam room and gym.
Kington Walking Festival is from September 18th to 21st 2014.
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3 Mar 2014
"A brilliant Barn!"
We had a wonderful stay at the barn. Our teenagers loved sleeping under the eaves and chilling out in the gallery. We enjoyed visiting the nature reserve and exploring the bookshops in Hay on Wye. Great location - next time we'll do the brewery and dairy tour. We'll be back!
21 Nov 2013
"We had a perfect stay in this beautifully and tastefully decorated Barn"
I stayed at The Barn for two nights with my sister, friend and my friend's daughter. First impressions were fantastic, everything was such good quality and lot of time and effort has been put in to make The Barn a very special place. We had a welcome tray with coffee, tea and a lovely piece of cake, and there was even a bottle of wine. In the fridge there was milk for us too, such a thoughtful gesture. The property is very well equipped, it has everything you could think of even down to a ready to go picnic basket and binoculars. I loved the hedgehog just inside the front door, who was there to greet us (it was cuddly toy I hasten to add)! It was lovely and warm with under floor heating and there was plenty of hot water, both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, again, fitted out to a very high standard. Christine was very flexible on the amount of days we stayed as we were limited with time. Thank you for a lovely weekend, we will defnitely recommend this place to everyone we know. I'm sure there's more that I'll remember as soon as I've pressed the submit button!
26 Aug 2013
"beautiful spacious barn tranquil peaceful surroundings"
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful well equipped barn.
The barn is situated in a quiet village so it is necessary to drive out to most places of interest
some lovely surrounding towns and national trust properties to visit.
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