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Lower House Barn

Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR4 7LP

Lower House Barn is well situated for exploring the scenic Herefordshire countryside by car, including the Wye and Golden Valleys, Offa's Dyke, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park. The beautiful Cathedral City of Hereford and the quaint, internationally renowned town of Hay-on-Wye, the 'town of books' and famous for the Hay Literary Festival hayfestival.com are both approximately 10 miles away and provide the perfect spot for a day trip.

Hay-on-Wye

Known as the ‘town of books’, Hay-on-Wye is a maze of narrow, ancient streets and houses over 30 bookshops as well as a variety of galleries, antique shops and gift shops. It has a thriving weekly market held every Thursday from 8am to mid-afternoon selling a great range of fresh seasonal produce as well as vintage stalls, plants and locally crafted furniture. The surrounding countryside lends itself to the walker with a good selection of footpaths together with two long distance paths. The Offa’s dyke path and the Wye Valley walk ‘cross paths’ in Hay. A short drive out of Hay, up a single track road, will take you to the base of Hay Bluff, which rises 2,227 feet and from where there are spectacular, uninterrupted views over the Brecon Beacons National Park, Radnorshire and Herefordshire.

Hereford

The cathedral city of Hereford herefordguidedwalks.org.uk has been the commercial centre of our farming communities for hundreds of years and the farmers’ markets and events are still held in the ancient market place of high town. There is a weekly general market on a Wednesday and farmers' market on a Thursday. In high town also, you will find the Old House, a museum, which together with the Mappa Mundi and 8th century chained library held at the Cathedral herefordcathedral.org is well worth a visit.

Black and White Villages

The picturesque black and white villages of Weobley, Eardisley, Pembridge and Eardisland are also a short drive away. If you are interested in history then the black and white village trail is a must. It is a 40 mile route through some of the prettiest villages and most beautiful landscape in England blackandwhitetrail.org.

Oakchurch

The holiday let is also just a few minutes’ drive from Oakchurch oakchurch.net, a locally owned Farm Shop with restaurant and garden centre, which is definitely worth a visit, whether you wish to stock up on local produce for your stay or simply enjoy lunch at their restaurant.