Little Gaerfields is part of a working family farm in south Herefordshire, with far-reaching views across to Wales and The Royal Forest of Dean. The barn was built in the 1600’s from traditional Herefordshire red sandstone, and was once used by Upperfields Farm as hay-store and milking parlour.
The accommodation at the barn is spacious and flexible, sleeping up to 25 in 9 bedrooms, in various configurations. There is also a shepherd’s hut for hire, should any guests feel the need to really get away from it all.
Downstairs, there’s a huge kitchen / dining room with seating for 30 and an inglenook fireplace with wood burner. Peep through the little door in the wall of the fireplace to find the hidden chair; great for party games or for children to run a ‘shop’ from.
There are two further lounges with TVs and deep comfortable sofas to snuggle up on.
Outside, there is a garden and terrace, perfect for bbq-ing and outdoor dining. In a separate building across the courtyard, there’s an indoor swimming pool, with a jet against which to swim, and a sauna, for easing tired-out muscles.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“Little Gaerfields is a very welcoming place, completely unpretentious and designed to be comfortable for parties made up of all different ages. The ideal house for large family gatherings and celebrations.”
About the Location
Little Gaerfields is in Llangarron, just outside Ross-on-Wye, on the beautiful Welsh borders. The farm can be reached by the M50.
Things To Do
There’s a lot to do in the area; not least Castle-Collecting, with Goodrich, Raglan, White Castle, Grosmont and Skenfrith being less than 20 minutes away.Guided visits toGarway Churchcan be arranged; it is famous for its connections with the Knights Templars, and having one of the best-preserved medieval dovecotes in the UK.
Local walks from the barn are lovely, especially the path toTregate bridge, on theRiver Monnow. You can follow the river all the way toThe BellatSkenfrith.
The barn is close to Hay-On-Wye, with its famous Literature Festival, as well as near the Dragon Boat Race and Show ground at Monmouth. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s no end of extreme or more gentle sports – canoeing, rock-climbing, gorge-walking, abseiling and all that can be offered at Monnow Events.
There are two rivers to fish, the Wye and Monnow. A licence is needed from the local fishing tackle shop in Ross-on-Wye. The neighbouring farm, Trippenkennett Farm has two fishing lakes.
Several local courses, please ask for details.