3 holiday lets sleeping from 2 to 15Experience the ultimate in sophisticated country style at Kempley Barns, a courtyard of ancient stone barns nestling in our private valley surrounded by 50 acres of meadows, orchards, streams and ponds, close to the Malvern hills, Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester.
The barns are perfectly placed for trips out or beautifully designed for relaxing days in. Each of the four barns has been lovingly restored by skilled local crafts-men, featuring lime mortared stone walls, spiral stone stairs with oak or slate floors. The barns are fitted to the highest 5 star standards with under-floor heating, gourmet oak kitchens, granite surfaces and luxurious slate bathrooms. Spacious vaulted living and dining areas combined with comfortable bedrooms complete with Egyptian cotton linen, towels and robes.
The contemporary interiors furnished with an eclectic mix of old and new offer the tactile comfort of leather, linen, wood and stone. Living close to nature, blurring the boundaries between the inside and out offers the perfect antidote to the stresses of city life. Take a romantic break for two or fill the barns with your friends and family, relax and dine together in the Granary or host your own country house party. Take a dip in the indoor heated pool, play in the covered barn, picnic under the oak tree beside the lily ponds or dine alfresco.
When you manage to drag yourself away from the farm you can practise your swing at several golf courses or even at the farm, place a bet at the races, explore the castles, sample the local ciders and wines or visit the many award winning pubs and Michelin starred restaurants. Walk through the spectacular countryside or amble along the daffodil way. The list of outdoor activities available is endless, canoeing to quad- biking, horse riding to hang-gliding, the choice is yours.
Total privacy and seclusion
Easy motorway access 2.5 miles
5 star luxury accommodation
Quality linen, towels and robes
Wood burning stoves
Indoor heated pool
Ample parking for cars and coaches
Bonfire and barbecue area
Bob and Pet on site
A courtyard of medieval stone barns nestling in the countryside converted to provide luxurious 5 Star Accommodation for up to 15 persons 2.5 miles from junction 3 of the M50.
The Bull Pen - Sleeps 2
Originally inhabited by Amorous Arthur (a traditional Hereford Bull) provides double height luxurious romantic accommodation for two. The slick kitchen adjoins the living area where you can be serenaded from the upstairs bathroom and glass balconied vaulted sleeping platform accessed by a sculptured spiral stone staircase.
The Great Barn - Sleeps 6
The Great Barn a magnificent handcrafted oak structure comfortably sleeps 6. The spacious entrance hall offers a panoramic view and access to the surrounding farmland and is adjoined by two en-suite double bedrooms seductively illuminated by the original arrow slits. From the entrance hall you can ascend the stone spiral staircases leading to the split-level living and dining areas, the perfect family/entertaining space with tremendous views, log burning stove and chic kitchen. This space leads to an additional vaulted double bedroom plus en-suite with celestial glazing and quirky arrow slit windows.
The Granary - sleeps 8
The Granary completes the courtyard and overlooks the stream, meadows and orchard. Large glazed windows make the most of the sunny aspect. The barn benefits from an airy double height living space with a log burning stove where your party can enjoy each others company. There is a separate fully appointed kitchen and dining area with French doors leading into a secluded garden leading down to the stream. There are three double bedrooms and a twin bedded room. Two of the double bedrooms are at ground level, one of which is en-suite whilst the other has a large wet room.
"Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Kempley Barns. Everyone was most impressed with the accommodation (quote "I didn't know there was anything as good as this outside North America"!) and felt very comfortable and relaxed.
The golfing fraternity excelled in the beautiful surroundings of Ross on Wye golf club and our walks were splendid - we did five hours on Saturday, 2 1/2 hours either side of a pub lunch which the non-walkers joined in, then another hour or so on Sunday morning, so with that and the pool we were all able to enjoy lots of lovely food and drink as well!
Saturday evening we indulged in a grand dress-up dinner and the Granary looked magnificent by candlelight with those lovely roses and some daffodils on the tables.
So thank you for providing such a lovely setting for us all to enjoy. Maureen and Friends."