This property has a 4 star Visit England grading. It has a fitted kitchen with electric oven, hob, extractor hood, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, CH boiler, fridge and separate freezer. The ground floor is open-plan with large living area including wood burning stove to Inglenook fireplace. There is a separate dining area seating 8 around a large table. There is also a shower room on the ground floor. An imposing staircase takes one to both sides of the property with viewing bridge. The large impressive master bedroom has a wealth of original oak beams, king size bed, ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. Across the bridge there are two attractive bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, shower enclosure and shaver point. Further stairs lead to a 4th bedroom with twin beds and a separate galleried landing area with seating, TV and DVD. Access to the gravelled parking area to front and private lawned garden with flower borders to rear is via a covered verandah.
Spacious well appointed self catering property with lovely views. Sleeps 8.
Mrs. Claire Matthews
- Calendar last updated:
- 7 Dec. 2018
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic family weekend in a beautiful barn conversion
We had our annual family get together in Claire's beautiful barn conversion. The barn greats you with the wow factor - a three floor galleried staircase.It is well furnished and has plenty of space for 8 adults. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you might need to produce great food. The long dinning table was a delight with more than enough room for us all to us all in comfort. Although the barn was more than warm enough without it, we enjoyed sitting around the log burner in the evening.
We have already been recommending the property to friends and are thinking of a return when better weather would enable us to explore the fabulous setting a little more.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Old Orchard Barn and your comments are much appreciated. We do a lot of self-catering holidays ourselves and we try very hard to provide everything we think our guests would need to make their stay comfortable.
Thank you so much for recommending us to friends. If you wish to stay again, at any time, you would be very welcome.
Excellent barn a few miles from Monmouth
We loved the barn and the peaceful surroundings, though I'd suggest driving there in light as the narrow lane can be a little surprising. Everything was provided to us, including lots of helpful information. Only thing missing was something that has nothing to do with the property: a convenient local pub! We gamely walked the four miles into Monmouth for that!
I would like to thank my recent guest for his complementary five star review. Sorry about the pub not being local but there are a large number to choose from in Monmouth or some very nice ones in nearby villages, such as The Bell at Skenfrith or The Moon at Garway. It is very quiet and peaceful in our part of the Monnow Valley which is why Old Orchard Barn is the ideal place to get away from it all. If my guest would like to stay again at any time in the future he would be most welcome to do so.
Lovely barn conversion spacious clean lots of character.
Would recommend . Home from home. Plenty of amenities and full of character. Spacious, clean roomy. Tastefully decorates.
I would like to thank my recent guest for her 5 star review and for her complimentary comments. I hope the golf went well. Please do recommend us and do come again. You would be very welcome at any time.
This is the second time we have stayed at Old Orchard Barn (group of 8) and we really enjoyed ourselves again. The location is perfect and very relaxing. Everything we could possibly need was available even a cool stream nearby for the kids to paddle in and collect tadpoles. A quick trip to Monmouth and we had everything for an afternoon BBQ. Definitely would recommend this beautiful barn conversion. Thank you Claire for your hospitality.
I would like to thank this guest for her complimentary review. It is always good to have returning guests. I am pleased to hear that the kids enjoyed finding the tadpoles. Monmouth is only 4 miles from the barn and has four supermarkets which sell everything you could possibly need. I would also like to thank this guest for recommending us and they would be very welcome to stay for a third time.
Stunning house in beautiful location
This barn conversion is such a wonderful space. We came to the barn for a weekend of craft and we definitely chose the right place. There is a large living area with a big dining table and lots of natural light which was perfect for this! The kitchen was a good size and very well equipped (scales, electric whisk), there is also a cosy (but spacious) sofa area with wood burner and all of the bedrooms had very comfy beds.
The situation of the property is perfect, you can see the sunset from the large French doors and there are some lovely places to wander right on the doorstep.
Claire has been lovely and also left a delightful selection of local goodies for us to enjoy (we especially liked the welsh cakes!)
Have already recommended to friends- thanks Claire!
I would like to thank my recent guest for her lovely review. I am so pleased that they found everything they needed to enjoy their stay. I am also pleased to hear that the welcome pack was a hit. We do try very hard to make the property comfortable and relaxing and we have such wonderful countryside on the doorstep. My guests were very lucky to have great weather as well. I would also like to thank my guest for recommending Old Orchard Barn - this is very much appreciated. If they would like to stay again, at any time, they would be very welcome.
Exactly as described on the website
Well equipped, home from home. Anything you could want is there. The information provided in the booklets about eating places is spot on. Really lovely area to visit with many things to do.
I would like to thank my recent guest for taking the time to post this review. It sounds as though she and her family had a lovely stay. It is good to get feedback and I am pleased to hear that we had spot on information available. These guests would be more than welcome to stay again at any time, if they so wish.
This converted Grade II listed 18th Century stone threshing barn is situated 4 miles from the historic border town of Monmouth, in the picturesque Monnow Valley. Monmouth, the birthplace of Henry V and Charles Rolls, is in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as the Wye Valley. Close by is the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. The Cathedral City of Hereford, on the River Wye, home of the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library(www.herefordcathedral.org/visit-us/mappa-mundi-1), is about 16 miles to the North and Ross-on-Wye, the birthplace of English Tourism, is some 10 miles distance. The Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park are within easy reach for the enthusiastic walker, with Brecon and its Cathedral close by, less than an hours’ drive away. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Cardiff Bay, Swansea and the Gower Peninsular are also within easy reach for glorious days out. There is some beautiful local countryside surrounding this barn with lots of footpaths and many walks. En-route there are some lovely country pubs and fine restaurants, eg The Bell at Skenfrith (award winning).
Other Activities: canoeing and rock climbing
HAY FESTIVAL AT HAY-ON-WYE - 24th May to 3rd June, 2018 www.hayfestival.com/hay-festival-tickets.aspx
HEREFORD FOOD FESTIVAL - 9th & 10th June, 2018 at the Race Course, Hereford www.theherefordfoodfestival.co.uk/
ROYAL THREE COUNTIES SHOW AT MALVERN - 15th to 17th June, 2018 www.threecounties.co.uk
HUMBLE BY NATURE - BIG DAY OUT at Humble by Nature, Penallt, Monmouth NP25 4RP (Kate Humble) - www.humblebynature.com Dates for 2018 not available yet.
MONMOUTHSHIRE SHOW - Saturday 7th July 2018. www.monmouthshireshow.co.uk (annual event)
COLEFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL -14th & 15th July, 2018. Coleford Town, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
35th MONMOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL - 27th July to 4th August 2018 - www.monmouthfestival.co .uk (annual event)
ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL - 15th & 16th September, 2017 www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com (annual event)
CHANGE OVER DAY FOR WEEKLY BOOKINGS IS SATURDAY 30% DEPOSIT PAYABLE ON BOOKING BALANCE PAYABLE SIX WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL CHRISTMAS = 22nd to 29th December, 2018 (7 nights) NEW YEAR = 29th December, 2018 to 2nd January, 2019 (4 nights) PRICES INCLUDE BED LINEN, TOWELS, TEA TOWELS, ELECTRICITY, CENTRAL HEATING FUEL AND A STARTER KIT FOR THE WOODBURNER.