- Village / Rural
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
- Wheelchair Friendly
Spacious and stylish, with spectacular uninterrupted views towards the Black Hill, Swallow Barn is a luxurious and welcoming space from which to explore beautiful Herefordshire at its rural, rugged and unspoilt best.
Swallow Barn is one of three unique barn conversions at Dukes Farm in Herefordshire. With vaulted ceilings, under floor heating throughout, and open-plan living spaces bathed in south-facing light, the barn is wonderfully capacious and delightfully cosy all at once. The large wood stove will keep you warm when you’re curled up in front of the enormous 42 inch screen TV, the king size beds ensure a restorative night’s sleep, the private terrace and water garden catch the sun and lead out to the gardens and fields, and the views of the countryside never fail to take your breath away. Well-equipped indulgence in the heart of tranquil scenery; what more could you want?
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)
On the ground floor there is a lounge area with a glass door that leads to the terrace, a large digital TV with Freeview and a DVD player, CD/DAB/Mp3 players, a wood burning stove and under floor heating. Wifi throughout. There is also a kitchen/dining area which can accommodate 15 guests, a double bedroom, and a wet room/WC. On the first floor you will find one en-suite double room and two further bedrooms (one double, one twin), as well as a shower room with under floor heating.
Outside there is a terrace with seating, a secluded water garden, a summer house and a fire pit. And outside your private space you will find the shared garden with a sunken trampoline and various seats and nooks. Other shared amenities on the farm include a Games Room with a pool table, table tennis, table football, a chalk wall and a dartboard, and a Boot Room, a public phone, and a wide selection of DVDs, books, games, tourist pamphlets, walking guides and maps.
Everything has been thought of to make Swallow Barn as comfortable as possible. The king size beds are made up with pure cotton linen on down duvets, fluffy towels are provided, the fire is laid (wood is included in the price), and the kitchen and bathroom 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 but please bring bedding with them and keep them clean. You can order online groceries from Sainsbury, Asda and Tesco in Hereford and Waitrose in Abergavenny. Full catering is also available, or we can put you in touch with local butchers, organic suppliers and cider makers.
Conditions of Rental
Arrivals and departures are Monday or Friday as standard, but this can be flexible. We require a 25% deposit and the full balance is payable 28 days prior to arrival. 30% discounts for term-time weekday part occupancy - enquire for more details.