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“Wonderful place for family get together”
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184 reviews
Lovely living accommodation throughout
Listed properties, beautifully restored
Well-appointed and stylish
Above the vineyard on the southerly terrace, facing the clear mountain views
Mountain views from the lounge
Stunning style & character - indoors and out
Great wood stoves & free logs
Step out of the door for walks in our characterful farmland and onto the mountain
Dinner parties catered for
All king-size beds, best down duvets, pure cotton bedding
Huge showers, underfloor heating and sparkling livery in all the shower rooms
Slip out on to the sunlit terrace with a G&T, any time of day
Excellent games room - pub pool, competion standard table tennis table
Dogs welcome - there are 130 acres of grounds to run in!
Masses of Welsh poppies bloom from May to October
Dry hardwood logs being harvested for your unlimited use
The River Wye at Symonds Yat - great walks and rare Peregrine falcons
Llanthony Priory nearby
Iconic Hay Bluff in walking distance
The bedroom window views
Out on the south-facing terrace
Superbly equipped solid oak kitchens
Country antiques and regimented china & glassware
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Farmhouse -
7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Craswall, Herefordshire, England

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Christine...
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful place for family get together”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

We stayed here with 5 of our children and their partners, and our 7 grandchildren aged 18 months to 6 years. The accommodation here is superb, all very clean, well equipped with outstanding hospitality from Ruth and ken, the owners who live on site. Views are stunning, the little ones loved playing outside and the lounge and dining area in swallows barn was plenty big enough fur us all. Thank you for a wonderful start to our Christmas.

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Liked best: Close proximity of cottages for large family get together
Liked least: Bedrooms in Granary cottages were not very warm as lounge with fire is upstairs and heat didn't go downstairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sandra y
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fab. Fab. Fab in every way. Wonderful welcome, wonderful property, wonderful views.”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Every year we go away for a long weekend with our children and their partners. We try somewhere different every year, but this is the best by far and we will come back here next year. All dealings with Ruth before arrival were great. She is a warm and friendly person. There was a wood fire to welcome us and nicities like tea, coffee and biscuits. Also essentials such as tin foil, toilet rolls, toiletteries, cooking oil, cleaning equipment and products, dish cloths, towels and tea towels - all the things it is a complete pain to take when going away for a few days. We stayed at Swallow Barn, which has been renovated in a very sympathetic way. There was a lot of room for us all and the beds were warm and comfy. Lots of very well appointed shower rooms too.
The views are spectacular. A patio with great garden furniture allowed breakfast in the sunshine watching the sheep and the beautiful hills behind the fields- yes it was November!
Kitchen is well equipmmed with classy items, not cheap basic stuff, and there is ample room to cater for a large party. Everything worked and was a pleasure to use. There is a garden also with the barn, which has a little stream running through it and a wendy house at the bottom, which would have been great fun with younger children. Ruth made us feel very special and wanted there and we can't wait to return.

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Liked best: We felt so welcome.
Liked least: Having to leave - wish we could have stayed for longer.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sarah P
Walsall
1 review
“Brilliant, met all our needs”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

I booked both the Granary and Swallow Barns for a catch up of 15 friends and we were not disappointed. The barns are beautifully but practically renovated and located in a beauitful setting overlooking an expanse of farmland and the Brecon Beacons. The November weather meant we could not fully appreciate the stone patio although we did all manage breakfast out there in the morning sun. The barns were fully equipped with all the things we needed but also the little extras like a pint of milk, some tea bags, coffee and sugar and the little essentials like oil, kitchen roll, tin foil etc. that you generally forget tio pack. The log burner kept the large barn very snuggly and the game of Twister available kept us all entertained. The barns were a bit difficult to find in the dark round all the winding roads but the instructions are very clear - sat nav and mobile coverage very poor as to be expected. Owners were very helpful and friendly, would recommend to anyone looking for a place to accommodate a large group. Also, incredibly comfortable beds!

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Liked best: The renovation of the cottage and the facilities it provided
Liked least: Although the cottage itself good for dsbaled I think access would be difficult
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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jezzer122...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A fantastic location with excellent facilities for a large family holiday.”
Reviewed November 1, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We booked all three barns for 15 people and 4 dogs for the October half term holiday. Instructions to find this rural part of Herefordshire were excellent and on arrival we were met by Ken who showed us around and we were all pleasantly surprised how modern the facilities were.
We used 'Swallow' as the main base for eating and socialising and all the party could sit comfortably around the dinner table. The kitchen was well stocked with everything that was needed to prepare and cook meals for large groups. The other two barns were used by the kids when they wanted to escape!
All the barns had wifi and coped with everyone's addiction to be constantly online!
A games room was well equipped and provided hours of entertainment for all.
The walks surrounding the farm were interesting with the river at the bottom of the fields and stunning views from the top fields after a good climb.
It rained everyday which did not stop us going out and when we did stay in we were able to watch DVD's on the 42" flat screen TV.
Ken and Ruth spoke with us most days and were always helpful and asking if we needed anything.
The week went too quickly and we all had a great time.

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Liked best: The little touches that were part of the package (tea, coffee, milk, sugar, soaps, showergel, etc).
Liked least: Nothing to dislike (including the rain!),
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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chris_j66
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful cottage in peaceful location and our cat was made welcome too!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We had a lovely stay here, the owners were so accommodating and allowed us to bring Humphrey our cat with us who loved laying in front of the log burning stove of an evening. The cottage is really cosy and fully equipped and it was fantastic lying on the very comfy bed looking up at the blackest sky and twinkling stars through the velux window each night. The location is great too, out of the hustle and bustle but close to some great pubs and towns. We shall all be back!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gastronau...
London
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Perfect Rural Retreat With Every Home Comfort”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We were a group of 14 including two babies; we had a tremendous time. The accomodation is very well maintained and has been beautifully refurbished, so although you are staying in the middle of rural wales, you don't feel as if you are in any way uncomfortable. Far from it in fact. The location is stunning and the assistance we got from the owner was spot on whenever we needed it. The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds are very comfortable. You are surrounded by possibilities for walking.We all said that we would not hesitate to return.

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Liked best: Taking the location as a given, the level of furnishing and equipment
Liked least: The rain!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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nidanddub
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fabulous barns and everything you need to make great stay”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

we have just returned from a family celebration staying in Swallow barn and the Granary,both so comfortable and the owners had log fire's burning as it was cold and wet,when we arrived.,and through out our stay they were so friendly and helpful
The Swallow barn was great for all of us to congregate in ,and the oldies stayed in the lovely granary which was so cosy and quaint.Lots of good walks ,and fantastic views
we didn't want to leave.
all
i can say it was FAB- U- LOUS

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Liked best: All the facilities were so good
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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