Blackbird Barn and The Artist’s Cottage

Llanwarne, Herefordshire, England


Artistic and stylish retreats

Two adjacent holiday cottages for up to six surrounded by stunning Herefordshire countryside. Intimate, luxurious, artistic and stylish, the attention to detail here is incredible and they offer a romantic and peaceful retreat for two, four or six.

The Location

Nestled in the small Herefordshire village of Llanwarne, the cottages are situated along a quiet and private lane a minute’s walk from the ruins of a 13th century church which adds to the romanticism of the location.  Farm shops and good pubs are within a 10-minute drive and you’re close to the thriving historic market towns of Ross on Wye and Monmouth and is a good base from which to explore the Black Mountains and Hay on Wye, famed for its book shops. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, Symonds Yat Rock offers stunning views of the meandering River Wye and is only a short drive away.

Recently described in The Guardian as “lovely as the Dordogne” Herefordshire is a gem of county waiting to be discovered. Three hours drive from London and one and half from Birmingham.  Closest train stations, Hereford and Newport.

  • The contemporary rustic style and attention to detail throughout Blackbird Barn, such as the Faye Toogood “Indigo Storm” crockery, the Moroccan lamp shades that cast a warm glow, the bathroom goodies and the pure white bathrobes and the plethora of reading material
  • The Artist’s  Cottage has a beautifully calm, artistic vibe to it, with original artworks and antique furniture throughout
  • The complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, with grapes grown in the owner’s own vineyard, tours of which can be arranged
  • The Artist’s cottage has an extremely well-equipped kitchen, with Le Creuset cook ware and quality falcon ware for cooking and baking
  • The selection of classic films on DVD and if this is not enough, access to Netflix and Apple TV
  • The proximity to places to visit. In addition to the towns and villages and the local beauty spots we also loved the retail therapy offered by the utterly unique homeware store Baileys which is close by
  • The cottages can be rented separately as cottages for two or four or together for up to six
  • Blackbird Barn is open plan, with a fully equipped kitchen and living area with dining table and deep sofa and armchairs
  • Mezzanine double bedroom with king sized bed nestled below the beautiful oak beamed celilng. There’s a sofa bed in the living space for additional sleeping but essentially this is a place best enjoyed by two
  • Downstairs bathroom with a deep claw footed bath and separate shower
  • Private outside space to relax and eat. BBQ is provided too
  • Under floor heating and a wood burning stove which comes with a supply of barn dried logs and kindling
  • The Artist’s Cottage sleeps four, with two double bedrooms and a third room which is study but has the option of a single bed
  • There are two bathrooms, the downstairs bathroom has a powerful shower, loo and basin and the upstairs bathroom has a luxurious roll top bath with a shower attachment, basin and loo
  • Well equipped kitchen plus dining and living rooms with wood burners (wood supplied)
  • The Artist’s Cottage has a beautiful garden, accessed from each of the downstairs rooms, with stunning planting and a large lawned area
  • There is off road parking for three normal cars or two large cars
  • Both cottages are dog friendly by prior arrangement with some house rules

Beth and Linda both work in the creative sector, Beth as a lecturer in art and design and Linda in the fashion retail sector, reflected in their interior decoration flare. Beth has strong connection to the area having been brought up on a cider farm in Herefordshire. As well as their busy day jobs, and running the cottages they also manage Furnace Projects a venture started by Beth’s father but which is now under their control and direction.

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Blackbird Barn and The Artist’s Cottage

Llanwarne, Herefordshire, England


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    Blackbird Barn and The Artist’s Cottage

    Llanwarne, Herefordshire, England


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