THE STABLES AND HAYLOFT
The Hop KIlns
Little Marcle Road
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A warm welcome to our newly converted Stables and Hayloft, near the historic market town of Ledbury, in glorious Herefordshire.
Surrounded by apple and cherry orchards, vineyards and arable fields, the two-storey building has been converted to a high specification. It retains many original features, including original floorboards and the original studded stable door which is now a glass topped dining and side table. Equipped with practical and stylish facilities, it has an added layer of luxury for you to feel fully relaxed and pampered throughout your stay.
The open plan hayloft has a fully equipped kitchen at one end, a dining area and a large Italian sofa and armchair, with log burner and TV. The tables have been made using the original stable and hayloft doors. Bifold doors open onto the balcony with seating and views.
The oak-floored bedroom has a super-king-sized bed, with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowcases and large fitted wardrobes. On one side is the feature stable wall with blue bricks from the stable floor and a section of the original hayrack.
The Stables and Hayloft overlooks the Hop Kilns gardens and duck pond and beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Amanda Smith, the owner, lives next door in the Hop Kilns. In designing the conversion, she wanted to include a wide south-facing balcony to ensure maximum enjoyment of the lovely view over the pond and across fields and trees.
The conversion was completed in October 2017. The focus was on keeping original features, combined with bringing in new high quality materials, to create an experience of spacious luxurious living. Influenced by her own Greek-English background, Amanda's aim was to create a sense of cool openness and the enjoyment of relaxing outdoors during long summer days. In the winter, the phased lighting and traditional log burner, with baskets piled with local wood and soft Italian designed seating, combine to create an ambience of cosiness.
Wall art work includes original Karen Thomas animal life watercolours. Ceramics from Greece contribute to bringing small splashes of colour into an otherwise cool and simple style.