The Stable & Barn, Cothill

Hereford, Herefordshire
+44 (0)1981 550254
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Bring boots, maps, your dog and an appetite for high places and deep comfort in cleverly restored farm buildings - space, light, long views


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The Lloyd family, sheep farmers up here in the Black Mountains for generations, have lavished attention on their restoration of listed Barn, Stable and the sweetly simple Shepherd’s Hut (let only with The Stable as it shares a bathroom). The result is a really successful mix of old: stone, slate, beams, china, general rusticity and retro pieces – and new: ultra-modern kitchens, bathrooms, heating and electronic devices – touches of fun, splashes of vibrant colour. Long, wild views from deeply comfortable, woody bedrooms will entice you out to tramp those hills; return to soak in deep baths, or enjoy the power showers, then head down the wide oak stairs for a drink by the woodburning stove and dinner – perhaps prepared by Ali – though everything a cook could want is provided and this is a thoroughly foodie area. The Barn has the bigger garden, The Stable floods with light through the glazed doorway, the Hut stands between two ancient oaks. If you can tear yourself away, go to bookish Hay and to Abbey Dore for a concert, to Hereford market and to see the Cathedral and Mappa Mundi – a weekend is not enough!


  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
from 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available off peak. Minimum 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dog basket, bowls, towels and treats. Outside taps and heated utility rooms for dogs to sleep in at both cottages too.

Dogs £30 per dog per week or £15 per dog for a short break. Max. 2 per cottage.

Large enclosed gardens with both cottages; foot paths from the doorsteps with nearby woodland walks & 150 acres of farmland to explore. Dogs on leads please in the fields with sheep.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £480
Damage deposit
deposit taken when bringing more than 2 dogs or many children!
Shepherd's Hut with The Stable £40 pn for 2. Extra beds available for surcharge. Dogs by arrangement. Deposit taken when bringing several dogs or children.
1 Stable for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms
1 Barn for 8
From £2005 beds4 bedrooms



A really comfy stay, beautiful barn conversion with lovely touches to make our stay really special. In a lovely private rural location. Nice and private. Will definitely return!

Sharron, Worcs.

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ali Lloyd

  • Cothill is situated on a tranquil sheep farm in the glorious Golden Valley, at the foothill of the Black Mountains, a short distance from Hay on Wye, in the borderlands of England and Wales.
  • With a footpath running from the front door, try a hearty walk over the hills into Hay on Wye, or for something gentler, visit one of the many ancient churches in easy walking distance.
  • The area is foodie heaven - visit local cider makers, an award winning farm restaurant, watch ice cream being made or visit a splendid local pick your own farm.
  • Visit one of the many fantastic food festivals in the area - Ludlow, Abergavenny, Hereford, Shobdon, the list goes on.
  • Just 20 minutes away from Hay-on-Wye, known internationally for it's wonderful literary festival, this unique little market town also boasts a plentiful supply of book and antique shops too, plus great places to eat.
  • Experience life on an upland hill farm - lambing, shearing, hay making and even a friendly farmer!