Hoppickers Barn 'RuralRetreat' – Home 158156 Barn
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
Hoppickers Barn 'RuralRetreat' – Home 158156
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
Barn / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Visit England 4 star Gold rated self catering property. Winner of Best Self catering Destination Worcestershire 2014The comfortable accommodation is located on the first floor of the barn with 2 bedrooms, I king size with extra bed (and cot space) and the 2nd bedroom can either be 3' twin beds or zip up to a super king. There is 1 family bathroom and the spacious living area is open plan under the original oak beams with a panoramic window overlooking the gardens. The Open plan area includes kitchen, dining room and large lounge area with 32" TV with freeview/DVD player/CD and Ipod docking station. Free WiFi connection It is a very peaceful location suitable for a romantic getaway, a family break or a small group of friends to just relax, enjoy the many facilities or visit the nearby attractions within Worcestershire and Herefordshire. There is a choice of good pubs a short drive (or long walk!) away. Home grocery deliveries will be put away ready for your arrival, the local veg
Visit England 4 star Gold rated self catering property. Winner of Best Self catering Destination Worcestershire 2014The comfortable accommodation is located on the first floor of the barn with 2 bedrooms, I king size with extra bed (and cot space) and the 2nd bedroom can either be 3' twin beds or zip up to a super king. There is 1 family bathroom and the spacious living area is open plan under the original oak beams with a panoramic window overlooking the gardens. The Open plan area includes kitchen, dining room and large lounge area with 32" TV with freeview/DVD player/CD and Ipod docking station. Free WiFi connection It is a very peaceful location suitable for a romantic getaway, a family break or a small group of friends to just relax, enjoy the many facilities or visit the nearby attractions within Worcestershire and Herefordshire. There is a choice of good pubs a short drive (or long walk!) away. Home grocery deliveries will be put away ready for your arrival, the local veg shop also has an excellent selection of freezer meals.You are welcome to enjoy the smallholding where you can pick seasonal fruit, feed the ducks and chickens and pat the ponies. The family dogs and cats wander about so if bringing a dog they must be well behaved with other dogs and farm animals. You may enjoy fabulous walks directly from the front door but the grounds are not totally secure so it is recommended to keep your dog on a lead unless it is well trained. There are 3 large unfenced ponds which were originally used for the Oast houses, the top pond still has some fish, there are a number of active badger setts and many species of birds and bats.A walk to The Malverns takes about 2 hours with just 1 main road to cross or you can walk or cycle on The Worcestershire Way. The Barn has a comprehensive information folder which details some favourite routes. The famous Malvern Theatre is just 7 miles away, visit Elgars birthplace, Worcester Cathedral or a number of National Trust properties including Leigh Court Barn which is the largest cruck barn in England. Adventurous activities are all nearby to include horseriding, fishing, go karting, golf, boat hire, ice skating and Laser quest, quad trekking or canoeing.After a busy day there is a small patio area with garden furniture and a BBQ or (by arrangement) enjoy a dip in the pool , a game of tennis or play pinball, darts or table tennis in the games room.
Location description from owner
The England region
A compact Cathedral and University city with an area of outstanding natural beauty, all within a few miles of each other. Worcester and The Malverns are an ideal destination for a short break or holiday. Royal Worcester China, Worcestershire sauce, Worcester cricket ground, Elgars birthplace or rambling on the Malvern Hills make this an ideal location to enjoy many attractions and activities available. The Three Counties Showground is a place for all Seasons hosting many Shows including the Spring Gardening show 12-15 May, the Three Counties Show 17-19 June and the Autumn show 25-26 September. Festivals around the hills include Well Dressing to the lively Jazz Folk and Blues festivals in nearby Upton upon Severn or the Big Chill at Eastnor Castle.
The parish of Leigh and Bransford lies on the boundary between Worcestershire and Herefordshire, with the Malvern Hills dominating the southern skyline and the River Teme forming the northern boundary. It is in a rich farming area, until well after the Second World War hops and fruit were the main agricultural products.
The Malvern Hills extend for nine miles and offer ideal walking conditions and spectacular views stretching to the Cotswolds and the Welsh marches.
There is something for everyone from guided walks and trails, exploring history at the Heritage centres and local museums, premier theatre or just relaxing in an award winning health spa.
History and Heritage Eastnor Castle
Brockhampton Estate, Near Bromyard
Great Witley Court
Gardens Spetchley Park Gardens
Knapp Papermill Nature Reserve
Events and Performing Arts The Malvern Three Counties Showground
Worcester Three Choirs Festival
Local Crafts Food and Drink The Hop Pocket Craft Centre
The Fold at Bransford
Westons Cider Visitor Centre
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Private tennis court
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Swing set
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Games room
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 30 Sep 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Barn has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Mar 2011. Located in Worcester, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £520 to £850.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Sep 2016.
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– based on 31 reviews
- Very Good
“A superb countryside cottage and location”
We loved every moment of our stay. Could not ask for a better equipped cottage and Louise the owner was excellent host regarding our stay. We greatly enjoyed our morning walks exploring the area and found a gem of a golf course just up the road. We would definitely recommend and intend to be back!
Many thanks for your review, I hope you had a safe trip back to Hong Kong. Your mother sounded as if she enjoyed her stay and with the family wedding I am sure will have some wonderful memories of your visit. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
“Absolutely brilliant and lovely”
Really lovely welcome on arrival with welcome basket (milk, fresh eggs and bread, jam). Beautiful place very homely brilliant facilities (games room, tennis court, heated swimming pool). The owners were really lovely and hospitable and informative of places to go and see or where to eat. Brilliant time and can't wait to visit again soon. :)
Many thanks for your lovely review we enjoyed having you to stay in the barn and thank you again for the fabulous trout you gave us. I trust the new fisherman was thrilled with his catch!
“Beautiful, spotlessly clean, friendly owners, perfect!”
There were 5 in our party, 4 adults, 1 child and 3 very well behaved dogs. The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were extremely helpful, lovely family. We took the dogs on a very long walk which we all thoroughly enjoyed in breathtaking worcestershire countryside. The typical British weather didn't dampen our spirits. The large games room equipped with darts, table tennis were welcomed by all of us, a great feature for all to enjoy given the weather. Thank you very much Louise, we would like to come back for a weekend again next year.
We had a great time at the Barn! As soon as we arrived , we felt rather special to have found a beautiful place. The Barn was just lovely and suited our needs in everyway possible. The setting was peaceful and picturesque. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great during our stay but the luxurious feel of the Barn made it really cosy for us. Our son and daughter (5 and 2 years of age) had so much fun and were sad to leave on our last day- if only we could have stayed for longer! We went on some good walks from the Barn and the highlight for us was climbing the Malvern Hills with our young children. The only down side was that most of the bikes in the shed were unrideable. Thank you Louise for all your help and kindness.
I am glad you enjoyed your break. It was such a shame it was so wet over the jubilee weekend. I am sorry about the bikes I was unaware that they were unrideable, I know the mid size upwards are ok but will get the smaller bikes out and see if we can give them a makeover.
“Beautiful Barn And Great Location”
Stayed at the barn for the weekend to celebrate husbands birthday. Wanted a peaceful relaxing weekend which was exactly what we had. Prepared for wet weather but it was warm and sunny ! The family were really friendly and helpful. We were made to feel very welcome including our dog Alfie who made friends with the owners dog Oscar who accompanied us on our walks. He also loved the cute little ducks. The surrounding area was lovely with walks from the door. It really was a lovely barn located right next to the owners main house with lovely views. Very peaceful. There was lots of information in the barn on the surrounding area, walks, places to visit and pubs and restaurants. The barn itself was spacious, very comfortable with everything you need. The kitchen was well equipped and the king size bed was the best we have slept on. It was cosy and warm there and wished we could have stayed longer. Louise also let us have a late departure on the Sunday to make the most of our last day. Very accommodating. Recommend the cornish pasties & chocolate fudge cake from the local garage. Also teenage son really appreciated the free Wifi access. Hope to return again in the summer !!
Many thanks for your comments. I hope we can accommodate you in the summer when the pool is open. I am quite busy but still have some free weeks available. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards
“Luxurious barn conversion in beautiful countryside.”
The barn provides both characterful and luxurious accommodation. The open plan kitchen/dining/living area is light and spacious as is the master bedroom. The second bedroom is a bit of a squeeze, but was fine for our stay. The children really enjoyed playing football in the grounds, bouncing on the trampoline and playing table tennis in the games room. We went on a lovely walk straight from the barn and made good use of our National Trust cards on day trips. We also visited some local pubs recommended and had some good meals in lovely pub gardens. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and it was a good place to explore it from.
Sorry I have not responded to your review before. Thank you for your comment regarding the size of the 2nd bedroom I have changed it around and hope it feels more spacious. We have also done some upgrades since last year. Wi Fi. A TV in the main bedroom. Some new lighting and plants and coming next month we are putting in a hazel hurdle along the border to make the garden a little more private.
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