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“Gob smacked, a rare jewel that delivers the dream...”

Review of Owl Barn

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52 reviews
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First Floor Bedroom
mezzanine bedroom
The Luxury Kitchen
The Terrace
The Dining Table seats 12
The Large Gardens
The Stunning Fireplace
Fun In The Hot Tub
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Leominster, Herefordshire, England

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Sableux
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Gob smacked, a rare jewel that delivers the dream getaway you always wished for!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Immaculate, spacious and spotless. It was like walking into Grand Design or Restoration Man. The initial wow factor all of us got from the kerb appeal and the first step in never faded and lasted from the first day till the last. The original barn beams can be seen throughout owl barn and is beautiful to behold. The barn is very well converted, complete with a fully equipped spacious kitchen with lots of work surface and underfloor heating on both ground and top floor. Seriously, this is the first holiday let I have been in with underfloor heating and a kitchen that is FULLY equipped with full sets of CLEAN glasses, crockery, utensils, beautiful pots and pans, mixing bowls, serving platters, colander, huge sieve, top grade cooker and in built oven and grill etc. The lovely hosts even went as far as to prepare a lovely basket of welcome wine, bread, and snacks, there was even a pint of milk in the fridge and fresh flowers in the vase on the spacious long dining table. There are plenty of seating on the ground and first floor, and functioning TVs on both. Oh and before I forget, fully functioning dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The bedrooms have clean linens and each one has a unique tartan throw at the end. There are lots of storage in all the bedrooms and fresh face and bath towels are provided as well. There are even soap bars and shampoo and lotion in the 2 bathrooms and 1 shower like a hotel would. I have to point out that there are also shaver sockets near each sink which many holiday letters would not bother with. Besides that, on the ground floor there is a cupboard with toys for kids and some for adults like badminton. On the first floor there is a huge wooden trunk of boardgames for everyone in the family. There are loads of novels, cook books, dvds, maps and brochures of things to do and restaurants for food so there is always something to do. And the hot tub! Clean and easy to operate so you can chill in it while your friends play on the lovely manicured lawn. Plenty of parking and most importantly friendly owner who pops over first and last day and always available for a nice chat.

The only criticisms are a lack of bin & recycling bags and cleaning cloths. The trash and recycling bags were insufficient as we used one each day and there was only one trash bag in the bin and a spare one in the cupboard. We wanted to keep the place clean but there were only two tea towels which we also needed for drying, so we ended up getting some disposable cloths in Morrisons. However these are all quibbles and insignificant in the grand scheme of things.. Ultimately we fell in love with the place and would definitely return and recommend it to our own friends and family!

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Liked best: The quiet idyllic surroundings, hot tub and splendid kitchen
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jun 2014
Oh wow thanks for such a great review ...and in so much detail!! Bin bags and T towels really easy to address ( you should have asked us for more) anyway so glad you loved it!! Hope to see you again.
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Mauds1979
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb accommodaion, ideal for a large family/group of friends!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The accommodation at Owl Barn was second-to-none! We went as a large group of friends and everything was perfect. The rooms were great and the living space was absolutely fantastic... lovely big kitchen/diner/lounge, separate mezzanine lounge area and lovely grounds (including jacuzzi!). We stayed a week and there was no danger of us getting bored - there's plenty to do in the local area but no real need to leave the house! The owners called in early during the stay to make sure we had settled in and couldn't have been more helpful.

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Liked best: The cottage was ideal for the size/make-up of our party.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: The property was well equipped and spacious
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Management Response
19 Jun 2014
Awww thank you so much for your lovely review,we're so glad that you all had such a great time!
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lucy s
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect House!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

I stayed here with a group on 10 friends for the Easter Weekend, and it was perfect! Having gone away every Easter for the past few years, this is by far the best house we have stayed in. It is immaculate, spacious, and is finished to a very, very high quality.
The pictures shown show it off perfectly, but in no way do it justice, as it is just lovely.

Although it does state it on the website, the property does not have WiFi access- quite a shock at first, but completely unnecessary in the end as the house was great just as it was.

The other thing which could have made this better was perhaps a pub within walking distance, and the weather!

Would recommend to anyone!

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Liked best: The space and quality of the property
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
19 Jun 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really do appreciate your comments.
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