OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Spacious, light contemporary barn in a rural environment, Gloucestershire

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom barn in peaceful, rural location - Gloucestershire, England -

This individual, contemporary, open-plan property was once a hen house! It now offers comfortable and spacious accommodation and is ideally located to explore the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The surrounding area has much to offer; whether your interest is in sight seeing, outdoor activities, the arts or sampling the delights of the local food, there is something for everyone. The historic market town of Ledbury with its black and white architecture, individual shops and summer poetry festival is 8 miles away and the magnificent Malvern Hills, and Cheltenham, famous for the Gold Cup horse racing and literary festivals are within half an hour's drive.


Owner
Nicki Vizor
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Nicki Vizor

Married and both my husband and I work from home. The Hen House is in the grounds of our property.

.

Having bought a house that needed modernising, and wanting to live on site, my husband was adament he could convert this former uninspiring chicken shed into somewhere to live.

We loved living in the hen house and everyone was amazed at how light and spacious it was so we decided to rent it out for others to enjoy.

We have enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life; artists, actors and musicians have all enjoyed the space as well as walkers and those wishing for a peaceful retreat.

What makes this barn unique

Whether you are looking for a romantic bolt hole, somewhere quiet to work or study or as a base for exploring the local area the Hen House offers spacious, light and airy accommodation in a peaceful, rural environment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing place the Hen House is, we are so glad to have found it. You made us so welcome and straight away we felt at home.



Gorgeous conversion and really quite inspirational. I could so live here.



A lovely retreat to recharge our batteries. What lovely touches on our arrival; freshly baked bread, wine, flapjacks and flowers from the garden.
Jan 2015
  • 1 of 1

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Gloucester in Gloucester District

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with walk-in shower, wc and sink Heated towel rail Washing machine Airing cupboard with iron and ironing board, hairdryer Hoover and cleaning materials
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Large bedroom with king size bed with duvet and hotel quality linen and towels Plenty of space to accommodate a travel cot (not supplied) Wardrobe with hangers, chest of drawers and coat hooks provides plenty of storage Electic heater
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Electricity included and logs supplied Welcome pack Outside: Terrace with chairs and table. Small lawned area. Barbecue available. Table tennis table in open barn where bikes can be stored Linen and towels provided. Hoover and eco friendly cleaning materials supplied. The property is cleaned between bookings and can be cleaned during long lets if required at an extra charge Other: Porch area with hooks for wet clothes and muddy boots

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Spacious, light contemporary barn in a rural environment, Gloucestershire
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Amazing peaceful inspirational place a must visit lovely owners 😀

  • 5 of 5

The hen house was far more than we expected Nicki and Johnnie and even sid welcome was warm and friendly the property an achievement to be admired well done them a visit anybody should take we came away care free rested and will be back there very soon a true hidden gem take time out to experience it

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind comments and am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. It was a pleasure to meet you both.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Hen's House is in a wonderful location and is really spacious. We had a lovely relaxing and peaceful holiday.

Nicki and Jonny were wonderful hosts and the little extras of homemade bread, fresh eggs and locally produced apple juice was a lovely surprise.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Relaxing comfortable rural retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time at The hen House. Nicki and Johnnie are very friendly hosts and the fresh bread was delicious. The Hen House is very spacious and contemporary and the setting is lovely. The accommodation is very clean and there is plenty of crockery and cooking utensils.The boys had a great time playing table tennis and a good time was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to meet you all and thank you so much for your kind comments. We're so pleased you all enjoyed your stay in the Hen House and hope we may see you again in the future if you come to this part of Gloucestershire again.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Kent, UK
5

An off the beaten track hidden gem ....

  • 5 of 5

Nicki and Johnnie are wonderful hosts who ensured that our stay at the Hen House was very special. This hidden rural retreat is surrounded by stunning views in the countrylanes of Gloucestershire, providing a wonderful base from which to explore the surrounding area. The Hen House has everything you could possibly want for a very comfortable stay ... It is immaculately kept with real attention to detail and a quirky/ arty feel which gives one a sense of space, light and well-being. On arrival we were treated to homemade flapjacks and bread, plus freshly laid eggs and this set the tone for our stay as nothing was too much trouble for Nicki and Johnnie who went out of their way to make us feel completely at home. Thank you for a fabulous few days - we highly recommend the Hen House, an off the beaten track hidden gem!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, and am really pleased you enjoyed your stay here. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you again.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Swan, Staunton
Nearest Ferry
122 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Newent Golf Club
Nearest Train
10.5 Miles
Gloucester
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M50 with links to M5
Nearest Ski
13.5 Miles
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
Car: necessary

Travel:

Bristol Airport 52 miles

Birmingham Airport 60 miles

Car essential

Distances:

1.5 miles to nearest village shop/post office and pub/restaurant

Further Details:

M50 junction 2 approx 4 miles with links to M5

M5 junction 11A at Gloucester approx 20 miles

Ledbury 8 miles

Newent 6 miles

Malvern 16 miles

Cheltenham 18 miles

Gloucester 10 miles

Ross-on-Wye 16 miles

Hereford 24 miles

Stratford-upon Avon 47 miles

London 125 miles

Ledbury has banks, supermarkets, restaurants and friendly, individual shops. Market days Tuesday and Saturday (fresh fish, bread, cheese and organic vegetables)

Newent has banks and a supermarket

Places of Interest

International Birds of Prey Centre Newent

Three Choirs Vineyard

Eastnor Castle and Deerpark near Ledbury

12th Century Hellens Manor

Cathedrals of Gloucester, Hereford & Worcester

RHS Spring Gardening Show at the Three Counties Showground,Malvern in May

Walking on Malvern Hills, May Hill, Forest of Dean and through the Leadon Valley

Fishing Lakes at Staunton Court

Clearwell Caves, Coleford, Forest of Dean

Canoeing down the River Wye at Symonds Yat

Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Theatres in Malvern and Cheltenham

Music and literary festivals in Cheltenham and the famous Race week in March

Ledbury holds a poetry festival in July

Michelin starred pub, The Butcher's Arms at Eldersfield, booking essential (approx 4.5 miles)

No pets allowed as we have chickens, cats and a puppy

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£130
Fri,Sat
£700
 
 
Rate 3
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£115
Fri,Sat
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£115
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please advise us of your estimated arrival time.
Arrival time after 3pm and we request that guests leave the property by 10.30am on day of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Available
Unavailable