|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
The Great Barn (south wing) is a large and spacious, comfortable and warm converted stone barn with Welsh slate roof set in beautiful landscape on the owner's 70 acre farm, with woodland, lake, river and pasture land that is home to Highland cattle and Hebridean sheep. The house is very light with an upper gallery off which the three upper bedrooms and shower room are located, the living and dining rooms being located on the ground floor (plus wood burner) together with a large double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom , as well as the main bath/shower room, kitchen and utility room. There is a walled garden outside and a tarmac area for parking 3/4 cars, as well as a lockable bike store.There are good walks on the farm, plenty of bird and wild life to be seen, and also a water wheel in the weir on the river that generates electricity for use on the farm. The house is well located for access to visitor sites, such as Goodrich Castle, Symonds yat and Forest of Dean.
In a stunning setting and beautifully converted these three barns are warm and cosy in winter, two having under floor oil fired heating and a wood burner, with a plentiful supply of wood to burn, and the third radiator oil central heating. The farm provides plenty of opportunities for walking with 70 acres of pasture and woodland, an ox-bow lake, river (with weir plus water wheel that generates electricity for farm use) and ponds and I keep rare breed Hebridean sheep and highland cattle. We are close to all of the sights and activities of the Wye Valley and Royal Forest of Dean (walking, canoeing, cycling, climbing, fishing and more) being equidistant between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, about 2 miles from Goodrich Castle. There are good local walks over and around Coppett Hill (a local nature reserve with a network of public paths). There is a village shop and pubs within 1 and a half miles, and numerous restaurants and supermarkets in the area. Field Barn (which sleeps 6/7) will appeal to those seeking tranquillity and seclusion. Great Barn (south wing, and which sleeps 8/9) is spacious, stylish and comfortable and is ideal for family groups. Sheep Barn is a detached stone-built barn with 4 bedrooms, plenty of outdoor space and parking and also sleeps 8/9.
I bought Trebandy Farm in a semi-derelict state in 1989 and have since then devoted myself to managing the conversion and refurbishment of the 9 buildings on the farm, four of which I let. I have in the process planted some 7,000 trees (native deciduous varieties), planted several miles of hedges, reinstated the ox-bow lake in the centre of the farm (with bunds and silt traps to protect it from the annual flooding of the river that runs through the farm) and have introduced and keep on the farm rare breed Hebridean sheep and Highland cattle. The most recent project undertaken has been the installation of a water wheel in the weir of the river to generate electricity for all of the houses. It has been a privilege to be the custodian of such an unusually beautiful place.
Geoffrey Jordan purchased this house in 1989
I bought the farm in 1989 having fallen in love with the setting, and the challenge represented by so much dereliction with the potential to become perfection which I like to think is close to being achieved!. It combines seclusion with convenient access to the outside world.
Peace and quiet, natural beauty and abundant wildlife.
Handover is Friday to Friday. A deposit of 50% of the cost will be required on booking, the balance before arrival. Shorter stays than one week are acceptable, subject to a minimum charge of £450 . Deposits refunded on cancellation only if property can be re-let.
Handover days for weekly bookings are 10.00am Fridays, arrivals after 3pm Fridays. For weekend bookings are 10.00am Mondays, arrivals after 3pm Fridays.
Notes on prices:
Weekends Friday to Monday are available at £450 for all properties
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
Everything we could dream of for a very special holiday thank you so much
Had a lovely few days
So much space!! Idylic setting. Wonderful host...very accommodating. Party of 7 adults, we were very comfortable. Extremely well equipped kitchen. Thankyou for a very memorable time.
24th September 2016
A wonderful open plan property which was perfect for our 2 families - 4 adults, 4 teenage children and 2 large dogs. The property was well maintained and comfortably furnished. The kitchen is fairly narrow but well equipped and functional for preparing meals. The barn was attached to the owners barn but set at 90 degrees so not overlooked in the garden which was walled with a gate which was handy for the dogs to be free in. The owner Geoffrey was able to assist with any issues we had or information we required. The property is set in 70 acres of farmland with cattle, lakes and a river. You are allowed to wander anywhere within the farm boundaries (dogs on leads of course) which was great. We had superb weather for our week so used the outside space and front balcony for relaxing with fantastic evening strolls with the dogs around the farm - superb week, totally relaxing.
We have stayed at Great Barn twice now and it is a lovely spacious and comfortable converted Barn. Facilities are good and the surrounding countryside is majestic. The farm itself has a lovely atmosphere, with lots of wildlife and Highland cattle to enjoy. Dusk walks along the lane from the property are lovely with the possibility of seeing Bats or Owls as you wander. Geoffrey and his family are excellent hosts and don't miss out on the wonderful beef from the farm for dinner!