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1 / 22  Set within the countryside and backed by woodland
2 / 22  Relax with friends in front of the wood burner
3 / 22  Open-plan accommodation with natural light
4 / 22  Light the wood burner and enjoy a hearty supper
5 / 22  Dine in style
6 / 22  Open-plan kitchen so you can keep the chef company
7 / 22  The sweeping staircase takes centre stage
8 / 22  View accross the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
9 / 22  View over the stylish kitchen
10 / 22  The staircase has been reclaimed from a local village inn
11 / 22  The ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room
12 / 22  The ground floor bedroom where you can gaze at the stars
13 / 22  View from the ground floor bedroom
14 / 22  The first floor double bedroom with velux window
15 / 22  See if you can find the cat's tail
16 / 22  The quiky shower room with walk-in shower
17 / 22  Cosy twin bedroom to relax in
18 / 22  View towards the barn conversion
19 / 22  Well-secluded within the valley
20 / 22  A great sapce for entertaining outdoors
21 / 22  Enjoy the views onto the countryside
22 / 22  Stunning views accross the countryside
Set within the countryside and backed by woodland
Relax with friends in front of the wood burner
Open-plan accommodation with natural light
Light the wood burner and enjoy a hearty supper
Dine in style
Open-plan kitchen so you can keep the chef company
The sweeping staircase takes centre stage
View accross the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
View over the stylish kitchen
The staircase has been reclaimed from a local village inn
The ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room
The ground floor bedroom where you can gaze at the stars
View from the ground floor bedroom
The first floor double bedroom with velux window
See if you can find the cat's tail
The quiky shower room with walk-in shower
Cosy twin bedroom to relax in
View towards the barn conversion
Well-secluded within the valley
A great sapce for entertaining outdoors
Enjoy the views onto the countryside
Stunning views accross the countryside
1 / 22  Set within the countryside and backed by woodland
2 / 22  Relax with friends in front of the wood burner
3 / 22  Open-plan accommodation with natural light
4 / 22  Light the wood burner and enjoy a hearty supper
5 / 22  Dine in style
6 / 22  Open-plan kitchen so you can keep the chef company
7 / 22  The sweeping staircase takes centre stage
8 / 22  View accross the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
9 / 22  View over the stylish kitchen
10 / 22  The staircase has been reclaimed from a local village inn
11 / 22  The ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room
12 / 22  The ground floor bedroom where you can gaze at the stars
13 / 22  View from the ground floor bedroom
14 / 22  The first floor double bedroom with velux window
15 / 22  See if you can find the cat's tail
16 / 22  The quiky shower room with walk-in shower
17 / 22  Cosy twin bedroom to relax in
18 / 22  View towards the barn conversion
19 / 22  Well-secluded within the valley
20 / 22  A great sapce for entertaining outdoors
21 / 22  Enjoy the views onto the countryside
22 / 22  Stunning views accross the countryside

The Rural Retreat

| Longhope, Forest of Dean
8
4
2
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop within 1 mile
Pub within 1 mile
Family friendly
Unique
Working farm
4 more

At a glance

  • A rural location with stunning views across the countryside, great for walking and cycling with access from your front door
  • A wood burning stove for those cooler evenings
  • A great base for exploring the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley and within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons and River Wye
Property code: 77545

This sympathetically restored barn sits in an elevated position enjoying views across the rolling countryside, a great escape for family and friends, no matter what the occasion or time of year.

This rural location is idyllic and well suited for those wanting to leave the car behind. There is access from onto the farmland and surrounding countryside, whether you chose to hike or bike along the well-marked paths. The village of Longhope sits at the base of the valley and is within walking distance, where you can collect your bread from the Forest Bake House or enjoy a drink in one of the three local pubs. There are many attractions including Harts Barn Craft Centre and cookery school, which is part of the estate, Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves, The Dean Heritage Centre at Soudley and a steam railway. Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Ledbury, Hereford, The Malvern’s, Gloucester and Cheltenham are all within easy reach.

Enjoy the views onto the orchards as you climb the track up to the barn, you will be pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the rolling countryside. Step inside the where you will receive a warm welcome. The lounge/kitchen/diner is open-plan and perfect for entertaining, finished with a rustic style cleverly mixed with contemporary touches and clean lines. You will enjoy the natural light that floods through from the large picture window that frames a view onto the countryside along with the warmth from the wood burner that takes centre stage. There are sofas where you can relax after a day exploring along with a TV that’s great for a movie night. For dining, a large table and chairs have room for everyone to enjoy meals together. The kitchen is set to the side and is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There are steps leading down to a double bedroom, open the solid wooden door to see the carved cat’s tail, the bedroom offers views onto the countryside and has the benefit of an en-suite shower room and WC. And when the day is done climb the to the second floor, via vast staircase reclaimed from one of the local inn’s into the roof space of the barn that enjoys natural light from the glass banister mezzanine landing, see if you can spot the wooden bat hiding in the eaves. Here you will find three bedrooms, there is a double bedroom and two twin bedrooms. There is also a shower room with shower and WC on this floor.

Step outside and enjoy the grounds, there is a patio area with table and chairs and a charcoal BBQ where you can enjoy dining with friends. The gardens have an open aspect offering access onto the surrounding countryside and woodlands. There is storage for bikes and off-road parking for four cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • 1 shower room and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine 
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pubs, shop and local bakery within walking distance
  • TV in lounge

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 1 guest rating

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
4
Overall comfort
4
Overall location
4

Reviewed by Ian, 31st July 2020

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