The Barn at Warmth & Wonder

Longtown, Herefordshire
+44 (0)7749 839934
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£90 - £155
per night
£480 - £895
per week

Shed your urban cares here with a gorgeous living space, woods and meadows to wander and stunning views of The Black Mountains


5 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£90 - £155 per night

£480 - £895 per week

The Experience

This is a romantic escape for couples or a getaway for families who love the countryside: foraging, nature trails for children, dreamy sunsets, cooking outdoors and endless walks through beautiful landscapes – it’s all easy thanks to next-door, creative owners Polly and Matt (who created the beds from recycled finds). Inside you’ll find wooden floors, a huge wood-burner with stacks of logs, two squishy sofas, reclaimed lamps, blossom in jars and plenty of books and games. All is colourful and the feel is light and spacious. The grown up bedroom has an enormous bed with a Matt-inspired scaffolding headboard and an extra day bed in antique wood; adventurous types will be thrilled with the iron steps and canvas door into the tent room under the eaves. You can cook in an open kitchen with pretty views to garden and hills, plenty of space and some basics in the cupboards.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £480
Suitable for 2 adults & 3 children or 4 adults. Bell tent available sleeping 2, enquire with owner.
1 Barn for 4
From £905 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute drive.


A tucked away gem, offering adventure or solitude. We had a lovely stay in this gorgeous barn, the children enjoyed exploring the land and we enjoyed the breathtaking views. The barn is well equipped and well thought out and Matt and Polly have left thoughtful touches, like games for the children, comprehensive amount of dvds and an emergency larder for the guests. We'll be back!

Kim, UK

The barn itself is cosy, well-equipped and furnished in a lovely rustic style, in keeping with its natural surroundings. It is situated in glorious countryside, reached by meandering lanes, with magnificent views from the balcony terrace where you can enjoy stunning sunsets or a morning coffee. The hosts, Polly and Matt, have also included some great ideas in the visitor's information book for places to visit, eat and gorgeous walks to do. We also loved exploring the hidden valleys with their tiny churches; visiting the book town of Hay; stocking up at the fabulous local shop in Longtown.

Sarah, UK

We had a wonderful five day trip to the Barn this February half term. It is such a beautiful building and well kept, with everything you need for a happy stay. The children (5 and 3) were delighted with all the toys and games and we had warm evenings in by the fire after wet and muddy days out and about. Our hosts were very helpful when needed but we also felt we had the privacy to really relax. It's incredibly quiet at the Barn, and such a peaceful place to relax and unwind. Highly recommend.

Ali, UK

What a stunning place to stay! Tucked away in the beautiful quiet countryside with amazing views across to the black mountains. We had a lovely stay in the Barn, spacious and well equipped, comfy bed, great amenities and a gorgeous log fire for the few chilly July evenings we had! Most welcome after some long walks and a visit to the local pub. We enjoyed a great afternoon canoeing from Glasbury to Hay followed by a look around the shops . We will definitely be back, again, thanks Matt and Polly for a wonderful stay.

Oliver and Angela

Gorgeous accommodation and beautiful setting. Had everything we needed to help us relax and unwind. The perfect get away from it all spot.


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Barn. Fantastic weather helped but the Barn is equipped for any weather – a log burner with a good supply of logs, games and comfortable beds. The look is retro, the ethos environmentally friendly and the views inspiring. Great location for walks, country pubs, Abergavenny and just about the Hay Festival. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life you couldn’t beat this. A warm welcome by Matt and an excellent information book got us off to a good start and things carried on the same way. We’ll be telling our friends about it.

Elaine, Devon

The view is nothing short of splendid and the eye is soothed by the sun rising or falling over the Black Mountain ridge that lies directly ahead providing the perfect accompaniment to breakfast or dinner on the terrace. The children enjoyed feeding apples to the pigs, visiting the chickens and the hammock provided them with endless entertainment. Days were spent either on horseback or trekking the mountains. The nights were cooler and we even lit a couple of log fires. Feels like a world apart – and a wonderful one.

Becky, London

We have holidayed in many cottages over the years and this was hands down the best cottage we've stayed out. Everything about was spot on. I particulalry loved the outside space (the little hut, the multiple sitting areas, the space,the quietness) , however that does not belittle the inside. It is not often you can holiday in the UK with 2 teenage kids & everyone would wan to stay longer. Thoroughly recommend

Mark, Leeds

What a wonderful place to stay! The perfect base for exploring and relaxing. Polly and Matt were wonderful hosts and provided a wealth of knowledge about the local area. Will definitely return!

Jo, Sevenoaks

We had a beautiful stay at the Barn. Facing the Black Mountains, surrounded by streams, sheep, ducks and hens, the Barn is a very cosy retreat for a family of 4. A great week for walking and enjoying nature as a family.

Harold, London

We had an amazing stay at Warmth & Wonder. As parents of two young children we could not have had a more cosy and fun family holiday - extremely well set up for kids. The location is really stunning and our hosts were warm and welcoming. Could not recommend the barn enough.

Lliam, Brighton & Hove

Our 2nd visit: the first with Forest Church (informal spiritual retreat) 2 months ago; the second with my family sons, daughters, partners & grandchildren. Both visits were delightful, though being in such an idyllic place with those that I love most was wonderful. My son described it as one of the most beautiful places he had been to; I agree. Matt & Polly,, both very warm & genuine people, have thought of every detail to make the stay in the barn, a great conversion, very comfortable & easy. The information “bible” is a classic. I loved being there & will return again & again.

David, Oxford

Just returned from a lovely weekend, away from it all, at The Barn at Warmth & Wonder. This was a random choice, booked merely as a midway meeting point with family, for some 'catch up and chill time' and did not disappoint. Unfortunately, the weather was not summer at its best but the comfort in The Barn made up for that. There are plenty of games and DVDs, if required, to while away the time. There are also plenty of walks in the surrounding area and 48 acres on site to explore. Would love to return for a week at some point to fully explore the area, in and around, properly.

Louise, Alton

This is a magical place. Well kitted out, but simple and easy to use. All the information we needed was there - including great information about all the wonderful walks around. This was a cosy haven for a January weekend. Would thoroughly recommend

Willo, Lewes

Wonderful stay, so relaxing, we are already planning to return. Great base for amazing black mountain walks but always so lovely returning to the comfort of the barn and it’s lovely setting. We loved walking up through the woods via the rope swing to fabulous mountain views, drinking morning coffee outside with Hatterrall Ridge in front of us and always having such a cosy base to return to. The rustic style is perfect and the homemade sourdough on arrival delicious. Thank you!


I was so looking forward to our weekend break and it did not disappoint. Matt and Polly have worked hard to create a lovely haven in a beautiful setting, and then been kind enough to share it with others! Though there's plenty to occupy in the locality, we were just delighted to take walks on the farm, help feed the pigs, watch the DVDs, play games and cook some absolutely delicious cookies which they left ingredients for. When we needed things we'd forgotten to bring, Matt and Polly were there to help, but we also had space to unwind. Thank you! Family of five

Rachel, Herefordshire

Literally Warm and Wonderful - an extremely well-appointed, well-equipped, spacious conversion with clear instructions on how everything works. Beautiful grounds, fantastic views and friendly homely touches on our arrival. The photos in the gallery say it all.

Paul, London

Amazing location with stunning views; fantastic place for a family with children - pigs, chicken, sheep and plenty of space to explore; beautiful well equipped light and airy barn with comfy beds. We would definitely recommend this place.

Jane, Bristol

We had such a great week and it was difficult to leave. Warmth and wonder is a very special place - perfect with kids for rambling through the woods/stream and very peaceful. Also Matt and Polly were very helpful in terms of flexibility with arrival/departure time.

Sam, London

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Warmth and Wonder barn. It was a beautiful retreat, so peaceful with stunning views, and we enjoyed rambling about the grounds and woods. The barn is a great space, very homely and comfortable, and we were made to feel so welcome by the owners and their children. My toddler adored the place, as did we, and we hope to return soon. Double thumbs up!

Emily, Chesham

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Matt & Polly Freer

  • Set within 48 acres of wildlife rich hillside and woodland the Barn at Warmth & Wonder is the perfect space to rest and unwind - with stunning views at every turn and plenty of places to sit and take in the view.
  • Cook up a feast in the fully equipped kitchen - eat indoors at the table or venture outdoors to the picnic bench, bbq and views. Alternatively there are some outstanding places to dine out, including two Michelin Starred Restaurants within 20 mins drive.
  • Amble down to Clodock for paddling in the river and a pint at the Cornewall Arms - or head the other way for a meal at the Carpenters Arms in Walterstone. Pop over the hill to Rowlestone Ice Cream parlour & playground or cider tasting at Ty Gwyn Cider.
  • And of course there are the wonderful borderlands of the Black Mountains and Golden Valley to explore - plus Hay on Wye, Abergavenny and Hereford all within easy reach with their theatres, cinemas, art centres, shops and cafes.
  • Yoga and reflexology is available nearby at our neighbours purpose built barns, plus the occasional opera and live musical performances.