The Barn at Warmth & Wonder

Longtown, Herefordshire
Self-catering


Shed your urban cares here with a gorgeous living space, woods to wander, streams to play in and stunning views for country-lovers

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 5

The
Experience

This is a ‘joining in’ sort of place for couples who love the countryside: foraging, nature trails for children, dreamy sunsets from a hammock chair in the woods, paddling in the stream, cooking outdoors, endless walks through beautiful landscapes – it’s all easy thanks to next-door owners Matt (who created the beds from recycled finds and bakes a great loaf) and lovely Polly, nifty at crochet. Inside your converted barn you’ll find wooden floors with a jumble of rugs and mats, 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 too (bright greens and blues, warm reds) and the feel is light and spacious, not cramped. 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 up a storm in a good space with a big red dresser, fun Nkuku screwtop stools and a pretty view to the garden. You’re near Longtown for fabulous organic food – stock up and stay put.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Christmas Special Availability - The Barn at Warmth and Wonder is available until 27th Dec, starting any day from 21st to 24th Dec. Enjoy Christmas in the hills!

Booking information

Check in
3.30pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £67
Weekly price
from £470
Surcharges
Suitable for 2 adults & 3 children or 4 adults. Bell tent available sleeping 2, enquire with owner.
1 Barn for 5
From £675 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

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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Location

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.
  • Plus by prior arrangement courses and experiences are available from sourdough bread making to foraging.