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Oak Framed Barn with Wonderful Views



Updated: 30-Oct-2016
Holiday Home in Kington, Welsh Borders, Herefordshire, England - Peaceful Location, Yet Plenty of Interest Near By.

Keepers in Huntington village is at the heart of the Marches. There are scattered farms, an historic church of St. Thomas a Becket and a pub built on a site dating back to 13th century. It is a wonderful place to enjoy peace and beautiful scenery. Walkers, riders and cyclist have the open hills and Offa's Dyke, the Black mountains and Hay Bluff to explore close by. Kington golf club welcomes visitors to enjoy the highest 18 hole course in England. Canoeing can take you from Glasbury to the historic town of Hay on Wye. There are many beautiful gardens open to the public including Hergest Croft Gardens, particularly lovely in Spring. Many market towns can easily be visited, Ludlow for it's farmers market, Leominster for antiques, Hay on Wye well known for the annual literary festival and Brecon in the Beacons. Hereford Cathedral has the Mappa Mundi on display. Local pubs offer good menus and log fires. Keepers provides peace, quiet and yet there is plenty of interest near by.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Peter and Marilyn Kelly enjoy running their small holding of 20 acres and looking after the small flock of Welsh Mountain Badger Face sheep. Lambing in late March is always challenging but fun and we are sure we have the prettiest lambs in Herefordshire. We are happy for guests to bring their dog and enjoy the walk through the woodland, where no sheep graze, so dogs can run free. We attract birds by hanging feeders around the accommodation, the woodpeckers and nuthatches being of particular interest. Our land is of special interest for wild flora and we try to improve the habitat for the wild animals. This year we intend to create a scape and hope to encourage curlews to nest here.

We are always pleased to meet guests and share our peaceful and wonderful environment..

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A friendly welcome from Peter and Marilyn for the start of a wonderful peaceful time, able to relax and enjoy watching the birds. The woodpecker came every morning for breakfast. A drink at the Swan, Huntington is not to be missed, takes you right back in time. Keepers offers every comfort for a lovely holiday. 10/01/2014

Even on rainy days, we found plenty to do. There are many National Trust properties to visit and the lovely Hay on Wye. Delicious food can be bought from the special shops of Kington or tasty food from a good choice of pubs.16/02/2014

We could find nowhere better for walking 'on top of the world.' The many paths offer a choice of challenges which we could plan using the OS maps loaned by Peter. Our dog was made welcome and the path behind Keepers is excellent for an early morning walk. We can recommend Keepers for a comfortable stay. Our second visit and we will be back again. 26/03/2014
Feb 2009
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

The barn conversion is beautifully done and well equipped, the owns Marilyn and Peter were lovely and made us fill right at home. The surrounding area is stunning, perfect for walking with our dog. We had a great break and will be recommending this location to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to share the beautiful location with guests who enjoy it as much as us. Tony and Amanda were perfect guests and seemed to take pleasure in all that they did, visiting the local market towns and walking the hills. We hope they visit us again.
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Fantastic location. , beautiful views, well equipped and lovely welcoming hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed staying in Keepers, we are always delighted when our guests have appreciated the area, which we believe to be very special. I think you did not manage to do all that you wanted, so perhaps you will return as there is so much to visit and see to keep you busy. All best wishes to you all and hope the girls enjoyed the week.
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Tastefully appointed, peaceful country retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a wonderful week in this lovely cottage, refreshed revived and with a fond affection for this of this tranquil part of the country. There is something very special about lying in bed looking out over the Black Mountains with nothing but the odd sheep to interrupt the silence.

Marilyn and Peter are warm and welcoming, but equally discreet and unobtrusive. The cottage is tastefully appointed with a very well stocked kitchen, making it possible to produce good meals at home using the excellent local ingredients from the lovely nearby town of Kington.

Everything in the cottage works. There is an excellent airing room/walk in wardrobe which was extremely useful for drying walking clothes and boots. The sofas are comfortable, the dining table is practical and pretty.

Having stayed in a number of self-catering cottages in this part of the world, we are clear that Keepers is by far the best of them and the price is good value.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter and I always enjoy sharing this wonderful part of Herefordshire with guests who appreciate its peace, quiet and beauty. Susannah and Peter were the perfect guests with their enthusiasm for the locality and all that there is to do and we are so glad they enjoyed their stay in Keepers.
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Peace and quiet..bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to while away a few days and recharge the batteries! Made very welcome by Marilyn and Peter and even shared a drink at the local pub which is totally unique. Bailey made very welcome too and despite being dog friendly, no hint of doggy smells or hair anywhere in the property. Enjoyed watching the birds and despite some mixed weather we would definitely recommend Keepers for a wonderful rural base to explore this part of the world. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Keepers, and have to say that it was as excellent as our first visit. Keepers is such an idyllic place to stay. The owners are friendly but discreet and are happy to give advice re places to visit and places to eat out locally. The accommodation is comfortable and well kept and we found it perfect for the two us along with our dog. The area is beautiful and unspoilt, and there are great places to eat out in the evenings nearby. We hope to return to this beautiful place soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two nights at Keepers and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The location was great for walking around the local hills right out of the door, or making the most of some of the local sights such as Hay-on-Wye and local National Trust properties, of which there are plenty to choose from.

The property itself is beautifully built with lots of exposed beams, the space was perfect for two of us and it was all well equipped with everything we needed, including a balcony with lovely views. The only downsides were the combi oven was very tricky to use (we failed), and the wifi was not working, but for a rural escape that was probably a good thing really!

We would happily return to Keepers if there were not so many other places in the world to explore!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Huntington/Kington at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Kington at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Hereford at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Kington at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Keepers is in a beautiful area where there are many opportunities for walking and sight seeing. Following parts of Offa's Dyke is always an attraction.


Keepers is approximately just under 4 hours drive from London and under 2 hours from Birmingham.


The village of Huntington is 3 miles from Kington and 8 from Hay on Wye.

Further Details:

Short stays can be arranged.


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Booking Notes:
Please e.mail or telephone to make reservations.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are usually Fridays and Mondays, but during low season other days can be made by arrangement

Notes on prices:
special rates for long stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Staying in Keepers at Greenfield Farmhouse offers such peace, quiet with wonderful views to the Black mountains. but also plenty of activities close by. The area is known as a centre for walks, with a section of Offas Dyke within easy reach. The horse riding on the hills offers tracks in many directions, the local friendly golf course is the highest 18 hole in England and canoeing on the beautiful river Wye is 10 minutes away. There is some thing for everyone, with the historical market towns, farmers markets and special churches to visit. You may need our post code HR5 3PZ to help find us.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The modern shower room has underfloor heating and heated towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom and one double sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: One double bed room with views south to the Black mountains. There is a sprung double sofa bed in the living area.


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  • Notes on accommodation: Two nights minimum stay but discounts are given for longer stays. Outside: There is a picnic bench in the garden. Keepers looks on to woodland where there are steep paths but guests are welcome to walk with care. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided. The property is cleaned and linen changed after one week. Other: Dogs are welcome by arrangement and can be walked through the wood. Local pick-ups for walkers can also be arranged. There is a heated cupboard for drying.

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