Wow wow wow what a weekend we have all had!! The barn is immaculate and well presented with all the mod cons and very well equipt ...lovely surprise gift when we got there.....the hot tub was beautiful and very clean.....the hosts amazing kept in contact with us before we arrived...met us there to show us around and then left us to enjoy the weekend. There was 4 of us (2 couples) stayed this weekend and not 1 of us can find a single fault with the barn or the hosts. Thank you so much Tim and wife for an amazing weekend we will be booking again very soon...AMAZING
Nothing beats a holiday to Bishops Castle Barn! Myself and my other half have spent 30ish nights at The Barn over 4 trips and we've got out fifth booked in.
We love to go there to recharge our batteries and make the most of the English countryside.
The hot tub is the perfect end to any day and if you get a clear night the stars are simply breathtaking.
Tim, the host, is great! He's there if you need him, but never bothers you.
I can't recommend this place enough!
I've just returned from my second stay at the Barn, & I'm certain it won't be my last.
I last visited the Barn just before Christmas 2015, so was lovely to see the surroundings in the explosion of Autumn colour.
The location itself is perfectly secluded. The owners live next door, but you'd never really know it due to the orientation of the Barn perched on the hillside. Coming from a busy city, the silence is quite notable with the only noise at all coming from the wildlife.
The visually stunning panoramic views for miles around across the valley cannot be done justice by any photographs (I tried!). The seemingly endless rolling landscape is dotted with the odd sheep or cow, and you could easily sit enjoying the view & peace for hours.
To that end, the wonderful addition of a raised deck with hot-tub means you can relax enjoying nature's ambience in the nice warm bubbles, from watching the sun rise to the sun set.
The Barn itself is fantastically restored, & Tim's (the owner) dedication to breathing new life into it is evident in the passionate way he speaks about the restoration project.
Beautifully decorated with fantastic, smart technological touches, a relatively small space feels huge with clever structural design and clean lines. Touches like the large beautifully framed view from the kitchen window make this location truly special.
The Barn is an enviable place to be, & will have you wondering how to build one of your own and searching 'RightMove' for barn conversions.
A short 30 minute walk along the country lanes puts you in Bishops Castle itself which is archetypal country village with pubs, independent shops, & a few spots for tea & cake.
Be aware that many shops are shut on Wednesday, & Sunday roasts stop being served at 3pm!
I can't really think of a bad thing to say!
In all, a fantastic independently owned retreat which has peace & seclusion at its core; real fodder for the soul.
stayed here for a week, really well designed barn, great layout for a relaxing time, very well equipped with everything needed to hand. contemporary decor , clean fresh and light feel, combined with gorgeous ever changing views through the many windows. stunnning location with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. enjoyed walking( often to the local village pubs and coffee shops.the huge was hottub fantastic probably the best one weve used up to now, lovely to be able to see the stars at night as there wasntany light pollution to hinder this.had a drive out to the nearby forest and go ape but was generally content not to go too far from the lovely barn
What a fabulous find this barn conversion is. This 5 star barn sits in secluded splendour less than a mile away from the pretty Bishops Castle town. The barn is top spec throughout and we (Gina my wife and Bailey our 8 year old daughter) were impressed from the minute we saw it. Tim (the owner) is a great host and made us all very welcome. The barn is full of gadgets (I'll let you find out for yourself) and is extremely clean and well looked after. The barn will easily accommodate 4 and is very spacious. The setting is beautiful with far reaching uninterrupted views on your doorstep and great walks into town via a public footpath. The top of the range hot tub was a real winner with all of us and really does give the barn, and indeed the whole stay, the WOW factor. The WiFi connection was fast but mobile phone reception was a bit hit and miss (who cares!!). If you decide to stroll into town the castle hotel does great sandwiches between 12 and 2:30pm and apparently the dinner menu is good too. The Co-op is fine for essential supplies and relatively cheap compared to other small local chains in neighbouring villages. We would highly recommend a stay at the barn- it's ideal for anyone who likes a bit of luxury in beautiful surroundings to recharge the batteries without breaking the bank. We really felt at home and it's not often you can say that after a few days away.......We'll definitely be back!!! Byron, Gina and Bailey
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