Orchard Barn

Airy kitchen and dining area at Orchard Barn conversion
IN BRIEF
  • Fantastic detached barn conversion for 2 to 4 (plus an infant)
  • Close to the Black Mountains and the River Wye
  • A great base for walking, cycling and river sports
  • Enclosed lawned garden with flagged terrace and 5ft high secure fence
  • Single-storey property
  • Great pub with excellent food in nearby Eardisley, a quintessential Herefordshire village
  • Dog-friendly (2 good dogs welcome)

Orchard Barn is very aptly named, being located in beautiful apple-orchard countryside near Hay-on-Wye. Here, field upon field of frothing blossom are a wonderful feature of the area, as are the delightful black-and-white timber-framed houses of Eardisley and other nearby villages. The barn itself is a smart, well-considered conversion with plenty of light and space. The whole of one side is comprised of glazed doors opening out onto the sunny patio and enormous garden. Lovely old beams, luxurious bathrooms, magical views across to the distant hills – a superb place to stay for couples or small families. Sleeps 2 to 4, plus an infant and up to 2 good dogs.

Great, roomy kitchen
Large cooker Breakfast bar and dining table
Light filled cottage kitchen for self-catering holidays

Orchard Barn is all on one floor, which makes it the obvious choice for people who can’t manage stairs (but it is not fitted out for wheelchair accessibility), and for people who want to relax on holiday and not have to police their toddlers on the stairways. The good-sized sitting-room has a wood burner, two comfortable sofas and an armchair, plus a TV with DVD, and French doors opening out onto the terrace. The kitchen next-door is great – a roomy eating area with doors out onto the terrace, and a lovely work space with a range oven with 5-burner gas hob, and a double butler’s sink. There is also a utility room with washing-machine, tumble-dryer, airer, and a loo.

Dining table Sumptious, spacious holiday cottage living room
Living room with patio doors Comfy sofas
Spacious holiday cottage living room

The master bedroom has its own ensuite shower room with loo and hand basin; the twin bedroom has access to a separate family bathroom with bath, shower, loo and hand basin. Both bedrooms also have glazed doors opening out onto the garden.

Lovely large bed in holiday let
Ground level bedrooms Bedroom with french windows to garden
Lovely large bed in holiday let

The garden is enclosed by a 5ft high secure fence, with a sunny terrace, lawn, garden furniture and a BBQ. There is plenty of space for children or dogs to run around on and play ball games, and they can easily be seen from each room in the house.

Beautiful doors that open bedroom to garden Twin bedroom

Things to do around Orchard Barn, Eardisley, Herefordshire

This is a beautiful part of the countryside, with wonderful walks of all kinds – from meandering riverside strolls to steep climbs up big hills for breathtaking views and great picnic spots. For those who prefer a drive or a cycle, the Black and White Trail is a fascinating tour linking picturesque local villages with their vernacular timber-framed houses. Local produce is varied and of high quality, and can be enjoyed in good local pubs and restaurants, or, for self-catering, an enormous selection can be found at the nearby Oakchurch Country Store (described by locals and the ‘Harrods of Herefordshire’). Bookies will be delighted by the barn’s proximity to Hay-on-Wye as will those who treasure independent local shops, boutiques, galleries and antique emporia. Visitors will be strengthened by the best coffee, the most delicious ice-cream, and some good bistros and pubs.

Family bathroom Ensuite bedroom

The nitty gritty

  • Woodburner (logs supplied, first basket included in the price)
  • Wifi
  • Netflix
  • iPod docking-station
  • Radio
  • Mobile signal good for Vodaphone subscribers. Owners have supplied cottage with a Vodaphone mobile for guests to use if needed (and honesty box)
  • TV with DVD and Freeview (plus lots of DVDs) in the sitting-room, plus TVs in both bedrooms
  • Range stove with 5-burner gas hob and electric oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Utility room has washing-machine, tumble-dryer, airer and separate loo
  • Store cupboard essentials included (coffee, tea, sugar, s&p, olive oil etc)
  • Bedding, towels and all basics included (soap, loo paper, cleaning materials etc)
  • Elec, gas, heating and hot water included

  • Baby-friendly (ask owner for travel cot, high chair etc)
  • Dog-friendly (up to 2 good dogs welcome)
  • Enclosed garden has a 5ft high secure fence, terrace, lawn, garden furniture, and BBQ
  • Ensuite shower room with loo and hand basin for master bedroom
  • Family bathroom has bath, shower, loo and hand basin
  • Orchard Barn is all on one floor
  • Owner supplies a welcome basket, and will bake cakes for special occasions, or create special hampers for guests
  • Bike storage
  • Games and tourist information
  • Eardisley is a short drive away for pubs and a local shop, and is also on the famous Black and White Trail – a superb tour of picturesque local villages. The Tram Inn serves very good food
  • Close to Hay-on-Wye, the famous ‘book town’
  • Great walking in the vicinity
  • The river Wye is close for canoeing, kayaking and swimming

Sunny patio at Eardisley holiday cottage

Live online booking

Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.

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Patio of Herefordshire holiday cottage Eardisley village near the cottage

Location map



Gorgeous single-storey barn conversion

From the visitors book at Orchard Barn

"A wonderful place to stay in a peaceful and beautiful location - the perfect way to celebrate my birthday!"  Josie and Oliver, Kettering

"Beautiful barn, enjoyed the peaceful setting. Lovely days out exploring Hay Bluff." Dave and Mary, Colchester

"A superb cottage in a prime location. Thank you for a lovely stay." Dave, Lynne and Lucy, Duston, Northants

"We had a fantastic time." Tina, Garry, Rhianna and George, Bristol

"Top class super stay. Totally chilled. Try the cheese-making tour in Monkland, and the food in
the Tram Inn. Thank you" Jane and Cooper, Matlock

"We love the area and the barn. We ate at the Tram Inn - great food, super hosts. Visited Hay and many other
places. Sad to leave when the sun is shining." Richard and Lyn, Ramsbury

"We had a fantastic, chilled time with our grandson - very peaceful. Thank you." Jacky, Ken, Sheldon, Judith and Jim, Bristol

 "A really nice stay in  fantastic accomodation. We would recommend the Tram Inn for food." Kelly,Carlos and Andries, Gerrards Cross

 "A lovely tranquil setting. The kids just loved the garden. Thank you." Anthea, Ian and Ruby, London