Warmth and Wonder
Warmth and Wonder is an aptly-named holiday haven, in the form of an irresistibly cosy, family-run self-catering barn nestled within 48 acres of Herefordshire hillside and woodland.
Set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and overlooking the Black Mountains, your peaceful location just couldn't be more perfect for exploring this uniquely scenic, wildlife-steeped part of the world. Meanwhile, the barn itself is fabulously equipped with everything you need to relax and recharge in glorious comfort.
Ideal for couples or small families, Warmth and Wonder sleeps up to five people. Gather together in the welcoming open-plan lounge area, complete with squishy sofas and a woodburning stove. There's a selection of DVDs for you to enjoy, or simply surround yourselves with good conversation.
Later on, whip up a country-style feast in the well-equipped kitchen, to enjoy inside at the dining table or outside at the picnic bench, with the soothing sights and sounds of nature all around. On sunny days, you can take a post-meal woodland ramble and dip your toes in the babbling streams...what a way to cool down!
When it's time to turn in, simply choose your favourite sleeping spot. The main bedroom features authentic beams and exposed stone, and is equipped with a luxury superking bed and a single day bed, both dressed in snuggly wool-filled duvets.
The sleeping platform is accessed via ladder stairs, and features a canvas door that's ideal for stargazing! Here you'll find a cosy superking bed that can also be made into a twin if needed.
Stay delightfully put if you like, surrounded by wondrous woodland and friendly wildlife that includes the resident chickens, sheep and the occasional squirrel or badger.
You'll find friendly owners Matt and Polly are on hand throughout your stay to answer any questions, or share their knowledge of the local area (you can also order delicacies including home-made bread, breakfast hampers and organic veg boxes, if you're in the mood for a culinary treat!)
If you prefer getting out and exploring, the 48 acres of surrounding hillside and woodland are a great place to begin - and you'll find a lovely selection of local pubs and a well-stocked shop within strolling distance.
As you might imagine, picturesque walks are aplenty, including the famed Offa's Dyke path close by. On-site wildlife walks are also available, if you enjoy getting up close and personal with nature.
And of course, sunset watching and stargazing around an outside fire take on new levels of jaw-dropping awe, once they've been experienced against the ever-changing backdrop of the Black Mountains, and the clear, unpolluted dark night sky overhead.
With so much friendliness, picturesque comfort and natural luxury on offer here, Warmth and Wonder is likely to hold a special place in your hearts for some time to come.
Things to note
No pets permitted due to livestock on site. No smoking. Cot & highchair available on request. Sleeping platform is not suitable for the under 9s, but there is a stairgate. The owners are onsite and available should you need them. High season stays are minimum 3 nights. Short breaks are 3 nights weekend (Friday to Monday) or 4 nights midweek (Monday to Friday). Weekly bookings usually start Monday or Friday - some flexibility subject to season and availability, please enquire.
Tried and tested
"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."
"We had a fabulous time at the barn - it was beautiful and we didn't want to leave. We could have looked at the views all year long. The kids loved the hens and the pigs and playing with the wooden farm. Thank you!"
Region: Clodock, Herefordshire
Cost (from): £67 per night
Sleeps: 4 (+1)
Minimum stay: 3 nights (weekend)
Property ref: 954
FacilitiesSleeps up to 5, master super king size/twin bedroom, extra day bed, super king size/twin sleeping platform, bedding & towels provided, bathroom, bath tub, shower, wood burning stove, wood fuel supplies, fully equipped kitchen, filtered drinking water, electric cooker, toaster, microwave, fridge, freezer access, washing machine, TV, DVD player, DVD selection, central heating, games, WiFi, outdoor garden, furniture, hanging swing, BBQ, fire pit, parking. A bell tent sleeping an additional 2/3 is also possible to book, enquire for more details.
Wildlife walks, hiking, pony trekking, wildlife spotting, birdwatching, zip lines, assault courses, cycling, swimming, bowling, tennis, squash, badminton, canoeing, climbing, castles.
At a glance
- A cosy self-contained barn set on a Herefordshire farm site, nestled amongst 48 acres of hillside and woodland that overlooks the Black Mountains.
- There are two bedrooms that sleep up to five people, one main bedroom and a ‘sleeping platform' accessed via ladder stairs. Please note that the sleeping platform has limited headroom and is unsuitable for children under nine years.
- Additional guests can be accommodated in a pre-pitched bell tent or your own tent. For guests staying in the barn, bedding, linen and towels are all provided.
- Please note that the surrounding area includes streams and an open water pond. Children must be supervised at all times.
- There are pubs and a local shop within walking distance, with plenty of nature walks nearby.