Leominster, Herefordshire

Come to have maximum outdoor fun - in the woods, wild swimming, walking. Return to much comfort, style and warmth


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


The frame for this beautiful building was made with a hundred locally-grown oaks, tiling is reclaimed slate, water is heated by a ground source heat pump and lime has been used instead of cement. John and Dave have built everything from scratch and also perfectly positioned it between views of the Shropshire hills (wonderful striding) and deep woodland (just waiting to be explored). On summer evenings you can get your firepit going under the lanterns, open the wine and make one bungled attempt after another to get into the hammock while the children go wild in the woods. When it’s not so warm you’ll be happier, and hugely comfortable, by the wood-burner for slow evenings listening to jazz from the funky old record player, and sipping whisky. The mezzanine bedroom has long views and feels deeply private with the curtains drawn, the other has room for an extra single and a cot can be whisked up.  It’s all very attractive, including the kitchen with its copper surfaces and pretty painted blue cupboards. Discover your inner adventurer here – there’s plenty of wild swimming too, for the truly heroic.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £115
Weekly price
from £795
Short breaks available from £475.
1 Barn for 5
From £1153 beds2 bedrooms


Breathe the fresh air again!! One of the best properties we have visited in the British Isles. Beautifully and faithfully constructed with a sensuous and glorious oak frame and an immediate connection to nature with 360 degree views of the surrounding woodland and landscape. The attentive and flexible hosts accommodated our individual needs and the welcome basket was a lovely and thoughtful touch. Photographers, wild life enthusiasts and walkers will revel in this location and the excellent wood burning stove made the freezing weather all the more enjoyable. We'll be back !!

Karen, Greater manchester

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from John Williams

  • Our Cruckbarn is in a beautiful hilltop location, set on the edge of our 7 acres of woodland, with distant views out over the valley below. It is an ideal location for walking straight from the door along quiet lanes, footpaths and woodland.
  • Across the fields are the remains of Wigmore Castle, built after the Norman Conquest on the England-Wales border. Held by the Mortimer family from about 1075, it then passed to the Crown. It is an atmospheric ruin, with great views.
  • Ludlow is the nearest local town, a gem of a place, full of independent shops, and pretty buildings. With a reputation for food and fine dining, it's got lots of good places to eat, weekly markets, and places to source local produce.
  • Ludlow also has a magnificent castle, the venue for two yearly Food Festivals as well as a cultural festival. The river Teme wraps around the town, making the whole place charmingly picturesque.
  • There are two National Trust properties just a few miles away, and lots of beautiful gardens and historical sites to visit as well in the surrounding counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire. If you go west, you are in Wales in just a few minutes drive.
  • The rivers of Herefordshire and Shropshire are beautiful, and provide lots of opportunities for canoeing, wild-swimming or being close to nature. The area is perfect for cycling, with quiet lanes easy to find and magnificent scenery at every turn.