Old Mill Barns Herefordshire

Old Mill Barns Heart of England

Luxury living in a rural idyll

Close your eyes and imagine a luxury property in a glorious rural England setting. Now dream that that property has all the modern comforts of the 21st century and that it can sleep up to 48 people on an exclusive basis. What you are imagining is Old Mill Barns, situated in rural Herefordshire just five miles from the Welsh border. This really is a superb spot for you to gather with the gang – your family, friends or colleagues – to celebrate a special birthday, an anniversary, or just to spend some time together. In effect, there are three properties which we hire together for total exclusivity. Each property has spacious living areas with under-floor heating, wood burners and great dining space. Two properties have a TV room and a hot tub. You’ll love the spaciousness and luxury throughout with original artworks and stylish furnishings creating a lovely, relaxing ambience.

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Guest reviews

Old Mill Barns was the perfect venue to celebrate my joint 40th birthday celebrations. From the initial enquiry right through to checking out, the staff were amazing; so friendly and helpful. The communication was brilliant, the staff always responded to any messages on the same day. Nothing was ever too much trouble. All I can say is wow, wow, wow!!!! I knew from the photos that they were going to be amazing but they were seriously on another level. So well equipped, so tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. There is nothing that hadn’t been thought of. The addition of the games rooms and hot tub were an added bonus and were thoroughly enjoyed by all of our guests. Everyone had a fab time and we are hoping to re-book next year. Not for any special occasion just because Old Mill Barns are truly amazing. If you are thinking of booking them, you must!! You will not be disappointed. A massive thank you.
Tracy, Berkshire
A gorgeous holiday home with excellent attention to detail in terms of cleanliness and decor, with some really unique and quirky furniture and art items giving a nod to the farm origins. We hired the Old Mill Barns for a large group of extended family and had a wonderful weekend. Lots of great communal spaces to gather, as well as cosy snugs and great outdoor spaces for children. Would definitely recommend and visit again. Thank you!
Marie, Kent

A place for eating, relaxing and celebrating

This is the perfect place if you want to cater for yourselves and get together with a large group of family and friends! The Old Mill has a whopping 20m long kitchen, lovely white china and quality cutlery, electric and Aga ovens, hot trays and cabinets.

The Stables boasts an additional kitchen, so you can see that for those of you who enjoy cooking, preparing a scrumptious meal for everyone can be easy and fun.

But, if cooking’s not your thing, or you just want to relax and be looked after, we can put you in touch with our preferred cooks who can cater for your every whim or drop off meals by arrangement. Or, if the weather’s fine, why not barbecue? And if you’d rather head out for the evening, there are several fine places to eat less than ten minutes’ drive away.

What to expect

Old Mill Barns Sitting Room

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Old Mill Barns just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels and bathrobes
  • Welcome hamper
  • Space for up to 48 guests to dine together
  • Two hot tubs
  • BBQ (small local charge)
  • Two TV rooms with large comfy sofas (one with 60" and one with 65" Smart TV)
  • Sky Sports and Sky Movie channels
  • Two games rooms with table tennis, air hockey, table football, books and games
  • Wi-Fi internet throughout
  • iPod dock and Bose speakers
  • Two large well-equipped kitchens (with dining areas). Aga and electric ovens, large fridges and freezers
  • Nespresso coffee machine and cafetière
  • Basket of logs and kindling for wood burner (extra wood available at additional charge)
  • Walled garden - great for children and pets
  • Children's play area
  • Fantastic circular walks right from the barns

Out and about

Old Mill Barns lie in a village that sits right on top of Offa’s Dyke so you can see that it is steeped in the history of this fascinating area on the Welsh/English border. Although now firmly English, at one time much of the area was Welsh-speaking. Spend a day in the cathedral city of Hereford, half an hour's drive away. The cathedral itself is worth the journey. Dating from 1079 it houses the famous Mappa Mundi, a medieval map of the world dating from the 13th century. While you’re there, why not visit the Cider Museum, or take a stroll along the banks of the River Wye? Or spend the day shopping or sipping coffee in one of the many cafes in the bustling High Town centre.

Away from the city, Herefordshire’s Golden Valley winds its way between the Black Mountains and the banks of the River Dore. Visit Hay-on-Wye or the village of Dorstone, or down to Peterchurch, Vowchurch and Abbey Dore to Ewyas Harold at the south of the Golden Valley. These historic villages, set in beautiful, untouched Herefordshire countryside, conjure up a time gone by in a way that can only be experienced by being there. Pictures, videos and books can never quite capture the magic and charm of the area. And the gently rolling landscape makes it an ideal place for walkers.

And for those of you who like something a bit more active, there is loads on offer: golf, fishing, canoeing, cycling, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, Nordic walking, wild swimming and so much more.

Location

In the rural village of Lyonshall, with walks in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside available right from your doorstep. Local towns include Kington (3 miles away) and Leominster (12 miles).

House FAQs

  • Are pets allowed?

    Dogs are welcome on a request basis. There is a charge of £50 per dog.

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4.30pm on the day of your arrival at Old Mill Barns and check out is at 9.30am (or 12 noon if checking out on a Sunday).

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £1,000 during your stay at Old Mill Barns. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • Are there local places to eat you can recommend?

    Yes. We'd suggest the following pubs and restaurants which are within 10 miles of Old Mill Barns (booking advisable):
    The Cattle Shed, Lyonshall

    Great pizzas and burgers. Top spot for Sunday lunch – booking in advance is essential. Tel: 01544 230007

     

    The Bells Inn, Almeley

    Highly recommended! Local beers, friendly atmosphere and an award-winning deli. Lisa & Jason are great hosts. Walkable if keen hikers. Open 9-late every day for lunches only, but please do ring first. Tel: 01544 327216

     

    The New Inn, Pembridge   

    Traditional black & white pub. Take a lovely circular walk around Pembridge ending up at the pub for a hearty Sunday roast for around £10. Tel: 01544 388427

     

    The Corners Inn, Kingsland

    Sunday lunch. Big enough to take a large group. Tel: 01568 708385

     

    The Angel Inn, Kingsland

    Great bar meals, friendly atmosphere. Tel: 01568 709195

     

    The Lal Bagh Restaurant, Weobley

    Delicious Indian and Asian cuisine. Will deliver if plenty of notice given. Tel: 01544 318210

     

    The Swan, Kington

    Bistro style and reasonable food, probably the best pub in Kington. Tel: 01544 230510

     

    The Stagg Inn, Titley

    Fabulous pub with restaurant. Prior booking essential for groups, you may be lucky and get in for lunch at short notice. Sunday lunch is thoroughly recommended. Tel: 01544 230221

     

    The Cider Barn, Pembridge

    Café bar and restaurant in 400-year-old barn. Prices from £10, lots of space, great for large parties. Tel: 01544 388161

     

    The Harp Inn, Old Radnor

    Stunning views and simple menu. Lunch prices from £14. Tel: 01544 350655

     

    The Riverside at Aymestrey

    Traditional pub on the river, great Sunday lunch. Winner of Visit England 'Best Tourism Pub 2018'. Tel: 01568 708440

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    Up to 48 guests can be seated in the large 65 foot kitchen and dining space in The Old Mill Barn.

  • Are there any house rules we need to be aware of?

    Yes, to ensure you have a wonderful and memorable stay at Old Mill Barns, we ask that you understand the following important house rules:
    • No fireworks please
    • Not suitable for stag or hen parties
    • No amplified music
    • Please do not use the hot tubs between 9.30pm and 10.00am
    • No additional day-guests please - 48 is the maximum number of guests allowed

  • Can I arrange a supermarket delivery to the house?

    Yes. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 4.30pm on the day of arrival.

  • What is the nearest train station to Old Mill Barns?

    The nearest train station is Leominster (12 miles).

  • What's the nearest airport to Old Mill Barns?

    The nearest airports are:
    • Birmingham (1 hour and 41 minute drive)
    • Cardiff (1 hour and 57 minute drive)

  • Is the house suitable for children?

    Yes, children are very welcome at Old Mill Barns. Cots and highchairs are available (please bring your own bed linen).

  • How many cars can be parked?

    There is plenty of parking available at Old Mill Barns.

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing for Old Mill Barns, and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747. 

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