- Village / Rural
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
- Wheelchair Friendly
Rugged and unspoilt, Herefordshire is rural England at its very best. And Dukes Farm, with its 130 acres of pasture and woodland and three luxurious barn conversions, is the perfect base from which to enjoy it in comfort and style.
If you’re looking for stunning landscapes and lots of home comforts then you’ve come to the right place. The accommodation at Dukes Farm is made up of three properties (two barns and one hall house) which have been lovingly converted – Swallow Barn, The Granary and Goose Cotts. Well-stocked, tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean, they have everything you could possibly need for a cosy and relaxing stay, and the farm itself, which is full of fields, woodland, dingles and hedgerows, literally smiles across at the Black Hill. Whether booked separately or together, this is a lovingly and thoughtfully restored hideaway where you can relax and explore in one of the most beautiful counties in England.
The farm itself covers 130 acres of land, and our stretch of the River Monnow, the Bronze Age burial chamber and other treasures are mapped for you to explore. There are lots of footpaths, characterful free-house pubs and ruins in the local area, and Herefordshire is rich in history and culture, with ancient castles and farmsteads dotted around the countryside. The dramatic Brecon Beacons stretch east into this part of the county, and across the valley and visible from your windows is the Cat’s Back, a most spectacular ridge walk. Hay-on-Wye, with its book shops, literary festival and lively shopping scene, is our local town, and it sits on the best stretch of canoeing river in Britain. Alternatively you could hire a bike, try some local cider, explore Dore Abbey, visit the Owl Centre in Kington, or take a long hike through the Black Mountains.
Detailed driving directions on booking.
Nearest Train Station:
Hereford (40 mins)
Village pubs nearby
4 miles (village shop) / 7 miles (Coop supermarket in Hay on Wye)
Swallow Barn is the biggest of the three cottages, with four bedrooms, a spacious lounge, an enormous television and dining space for 15 people. If you book all three cottages together, this will be the hub of your eating and entertaining. The Granary is smaller, with just two bedrooms, but it also has roomy interiors and good sized kitchen and dining areas. Goose Cotts is the smallest of the three cottages and it is a perfect retreat for two. The interiors are natural and tasteful, with mod cons from DVD players to washing machines provided, CD/DAB/Mp3 players and wifi throughout. All the cottages have excellent wood stoves and a mix of under floor and radiator central heating.
The farm has a number of amenities which are shared between the three cottages. There is a garden with a sunken trampoline and various seats and nooks, and you will also find a Games Room with a pool table, table tennis, table football, a chalk wall and a dartboard, and a Boot Room with WiFi, a public phone, and a wide selection of DVDs, books, games, tourist pamphlets, walking guides and maps. Each property also has its own private outside space.
Everything has been thought of to make these barns as comfortable as possible. The king size beds are made up with pure cotton linen on down duvets, fluffy towels are provided, the fires are laid (wood is included in the price), and the kitchens and bathrooms are replenished before every stay with basic supplies. Hot water bottles and extra blankets are on standby, things like tea, coffee, sugar, oil and milk are supplied and there is ample kitchen equipment for your day-to-day cooking and cleaning. We also supply cots and high chairs free of charge, and extra beds can be hired for an additional cost. Pets are welcome at