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 twenty-first 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 three spacious living areas with under-floor heating, wood burners and great dining space. One property has a movie room, another has a TV room and all three have 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 throughly 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 Mill has a whopping 20m long kitchen, lovely white china and quality cutlery, double AGAs, hot trays and cabinets.

The Old Byre boasts an additional 14m long kitchen if required. 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

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.

Old Mill Barns Sitting Room
  • Luxury linen, fluffy towels and bathrobes
  • A welcome hamper packed with lovely local produce
  • Space for up to 48 guests to dine together
  • Two hot tubs
  • BBQ (small local charge)
  • Two TV Snugs with large comfy sofas (one with 55" and one with 60" 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 oven, large fridge and freezer
  • Nespresso coffee machine and Cafetière
  • 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, a half-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 on 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, white water rafting, cycling, horse riding, pony trekking, walking, rock climbing 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 4pm on the day of your arrival at Old Mill Barns and check out is at 10am (or 4pm 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 are within a short distance of Old Mill Barns:
     

    Ye Olde Tavern (6 minute drive)

    A lovely pub just 6 minutes (or an hour's walk) from Old Mill Barns.

    22 Victoria Rd, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3BX. 01544 239 033

     

    The Stagg Inn (9 minute drive)

    This lovely pub is no stranger to an accolade, and deservedly so. It was Herefordshire Dining Pub of the year in the Good Pub Guide 2018 and they have twice won their National Award. You will find them in most guide books including Hardens, Good Food, Good Hotel, Michelin and Sawdays.

     

    The Kinnersley Arms (11 minute drive)

    A wonderful family friendly pub restaurant serving top quality home-made food.

    The Old Black Lion (27 minutes)
    The Old Black Lion serve up a mouth-watering menu every day, and use the finest seasonal and local produce.
    Castle House Hotel (36 minutes drive)
    At Castle House you can chose from various food experiences including the Castle Restaurant overlooking the gardens and the old Hereford Castle moat, the Ballingham Bar & Bistro and on the Garden Terrace.
    Royal Oak Steakhouse & Pub (53 minute drive)
    A lovely pub set in 3.5 acres of beautiful Herefordshire countryside serving beautiful steaks, along with lots of other dishes. We recommend trying the Herefordshire Steak and Stout Pie!

  • 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 The Old Mill, we ask that you understand the following important house rules:
    • No fireworks please
    • Not suitable for stag or hen parties
    • 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 4pm 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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