At the foothills of the Malvern’s, this majestic 600-acre estate offers up to twenty-four guests an opportunity to holiday in style with luxury converted barns, a sleek private indoor pool and a large communal dining room perfect for celebrating a special occasion.
Once a working farm, Wild Barn Estate has been lovingly converted into a five-star holiday destination, nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with easy access to the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and spectacular local spas.
Comprising of four converted barns, that can be hired as a whole or separately, each property benefits from antique furniture, modern fixtures, exposed bricks and wood beamed ceilings bringing a perfect blend of countryside rustic flair combined with a luxury modern finish. Oaks Barn and Summer Barn can both accommodate up to eight guests, while Strawberry and Peanut Barn sleep four each. Every property has its own well-equipped open plan kitchen, living space with under floor heating. Additional log-burners, TV ‘s and sound systems provide all you will need for a cosy night in as part of your group or individually.
The sleeping accommodation is thoughtfully designed with flourishes of Cole & Son wallpaper, large comfy beds, and dazzling en-suites with a range of roll top baths or luxury walk-in showers, all dreamy spaces to rest your head and retreat after a lively evening with your larger party.
Each barn on the complex benefits from its own private garden, in addition to endless grounds to explore and discover. Spend your days relaxing in the first-rate pool house with a tranquil indoor swimming pool complete with a kitchen area and sun loungers to kick back and unwind on after your dip. Get out and explore your own private acreage finishing up by the property’s tree-lined fire pit to toast marshmallows and sing songs round the fire. Then continue the party at the beautiful, shared terrace with BBQ, a great place to socialise and cook an al fresco meal amongst the panoramic views. The grand dining room has a table big enough to accommodate all twenty-four guests, with the service of a private chef available should you wish to book in advance.
With ample parking outside and a fantastic local pub just a two mile walk away, Wild Barn Estate offers guests an opportunity to come together in style and luxury in this tranquil rural setting.
The town of Ledbury is surrounded by woods, orchard and hills, a gateway to the footpaths leading through the beautiful Malvern area. Potter the pretty streets and explore the brilliant independent shops where you can stock up on unique homewares, artworks and books and stop off for a coffee at the charming local cafes.
If you are looking for a little pamper session then two closes by spas, Malvern Spa with its hydrotherapy pool and Wye Valley Spa, both offering a selection of spa treatments and packages will guarantee relaxation.
Surrounded by orchards, Ledbury is in the middle of Big Apple Country! Twice a year the town celebrates the Big Apple Festivals, but year-round you can head to Weston’s Cider for a tasting tour and orchard walk. Coddington Vineyard is also a must for wine-lovers who want to investigate the fruits of this growing wine region.
A trip to Eastnor Castle is well worth a visit (check website for seasonal opening hours) Take a tour through the historic nineteenth century castle and explore the magnificent state rooms, surrounding arboretum and pretty lake. Overlooking the castle and the Malvern Hills is the impressive 300-acre Eastnor Deer Park, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a herd of Red Deer grazing in the grounds. Those planning a fulfilling walk could take the path up to Eastnor Obelisk and join the path to Worcestershire Way or the Malvern Hills.
For ten days every July the town of Ledbury is home to the largest Poetry Festival in the UK, thanks to the region inspiring a range of poets and writers from Tolkien to C.S. Lewis. Take a trip to the Barrett Browning Institute to find more information on the poetic heritage of the town and explore the charming Tudor buildings that house the exhibitions.
A trip to nearby Hereford would not be complete with a visit to the spectacular Hereford Cathedral with a beautiful stained-glass window and stone monument standing as a memorial to the SAS, a lovely spot to reflect and catch your breath. After your visit take a trip to the local Black and White Museum, a perfectly preserved Jacobean timber-framed house that unveils a varied and fascinating story of Hereford’s history dating back to the English Civil War.
If you are looking for some adrenaline pumping fun then why not try a Landrover Experience, where you can book half or full days, or even night-time sessions exploring the beautiful surrounding nature at high speed!