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Keepers Barn | Luxury Self-Catering | Michaelchurch, Herefordshire

Romance and rusticity reign at this luxury self-catering barn in rolling Herefordshire countryside. Formerly owned by dairy farmers, Keepers has been beautifully transformed into the most luxurious bolthole making a halcyon hideaway for walking and literary enthusiasts to explore nearby Hay-on-Wye and the majestic Black Mountains.


Formerly serving as a cattle barn and hay store, Keepers' tin roof and stone walls fell into disrepair before the owners then spent a decade sensitively renovating it into the rustically romantic home it is today. Now this luxury self-catering bolthole invites couples to immerse themselves within Herefordshire's Golden Valley - perfectly positioned in the picturesque parish of Michaelchurch Escley within exploring distance of Hay-on-Wye and the beautiful Brecon Beacons. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Calming hues of blues and whites pepper the master bedroom, flaunting an essence of French boudoir. A luxurious rattan king-size bed rests as the focal point of the room, dressed in fringed pillows, layers of fine linens and textured throws to promise a sumptuous night's sleep. Sharing the open-plan top floor, the dressing area features a chunky bureau, diptych of window-framed mirrors and limited edition Bond girl artwork. The luxury en suite bathroom flaunts a slipper bath and there is an additional shower room and WC on the ground floor.


Adventure lovers and walking enthusiasts are offered an abundance of exploration opportunities at Keepers, with walking trails starting from the doorstep. Sit outdoors with a pot of tea and survey map to plot your holiday adventures; whether it be hiking Pen-y-Fan to embrace spectacular views from the highest point in southern Britain, or organising a Llama trek through Herefordshire countryside! If you can't tear yourself away from your romantic love nest, relax on the sumptuous sun loungers whilst soaking up the views of the Golden Valley beside the serene wildlife pool where you can spot the resident ducks and dragonflies.

For Relaxation

Stock up Keepers' picnic basket with a smorgasbord of fresh local produce and head out on foot, flasks of steaming tea in hand, to spend the day getting lost amidst the natural beauty of Herefordshire’s rolling countryside. After a day’s exploring, return to Keepers and bask in the warmth of the fire with a complimentary glass of Whisky, Brandy or Port from the owner’s personal collection and watch the hypnotising dancing flames.


Keepers' open-plan kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven with six ring hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. The owners are on hand should you need them during your stay.


  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £850 per week, £695 per short break
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fire (enough to get you started)Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One double bedroom with king-size bed
  • BathroomsFirst floor en suite bathroom with slipper bath, plus a ground floor shower room and WC
  • FamilyChildren: Sorry, no children or babies
  • BBQA charcoal barbecue is provided
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Mod ConsSmart TV, DVD player, Bose sound system, iPod dock and coffee machineInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internet is available but please note that mobile signal can be patchy due to the remote locationMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: Effortlessly relaxed, this luxury open-plan barn conversion flaunts exposed oak beams and lofty ceilings juxtaposing with the monochrome limited edition prints of iconic film stars which adorn the walls.


Our Take

Head of Brand Francesca says

Whilst retaining its authentic character, we´re sure you’ll be seduced by the cosy nooks, unique features and idyllic setting Keepers offers. Sit outside in your private garden area with fresh coffee and croissants to best admire the breath-taking views.

Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Discover the Brecon Beacons Disappear within the flora and fauna of the Brecon Beacons, embrace the fresh air and the mountain views of the great outdoors as you meander through the majestic mountains. Tackle the hike of Pen-y-Fan - the highest point in southern Britain - and reward yourself with spectacular views of the Central Beacons and Black Mountains waiting from the top. After a day of stomping the hills, kick off your boots, relax and unwind at your unique hideaway.

Literary Enthusiast? Join scholars from all over the world and unlock the working theological library at Hereford Cathedral, or take a nosedive into the surviving books of the Chained Library. Track down a good read and take a pilgrimage down the book-selling landscape to peruse an assortment of literature tucked away in the nooks of antiquarian bookshops. From botany and bees to Sherlock and Poe; browse first editions, rare volumes and timeless texts in Hay-on-Wye’s impressive bookshops.

Refuel, Recline and Dine Sample the delights of local produce and dine in the heart of Herefordshire. Whether it's a quick pit-stop to refuel with a beer beside a brook, or a recline and relax on the decking of the boatyard overlooking the River Wye, there are plenty of lunchtime meeting points serving quality food and drink to refill those hollow legs. For a serving of sophisticated dining, dine al fresco in between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, feast on French cuisine, or experience the culinary excellence and exquisite service of a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Herefordshire Heritage Create your own memorable adventure discovering Herefordshire heritage! Whether you're an adrenaline junkie looking for extreme kayaking on the rushing river rapids or you want to take a tranquil walk along the towpath and soothe warm feet with a cool water paddle in the sparkling waters of a natural Brecon Beacons pool. The unspoilt borders of England and Wales offer a huge choice of paddlesports, sailing, climbing and abseiling in beautiful settings.

Hay Festival Fun Bringing together writers from around the world - Hay Festival is one of the world’s biggest book festivals. Full of laughter, music and stories from the most exciting, inventive and imaginative minds… these wizards of words really will make your spine tingle! This exclusive extravaganza gets the best, and the best want to come! So be enthralled as the picturesque Hay Festival opens its gates for your literary escape!

Hack Herefordshire - Escape Equestrian Style! Experience a unique horseback adventure trekking through the highest parts of the Black Mountains (some parts you might not otherwise get to see) and feel the freedom and exhilaration of riding out into the Brecon Beacons. Canter through the countryside, gallop through terrain and really get that country air in your hair! Here in Herefordshire, a day in the saddle is a must do.



Pop to the award-winning village shop, Hopes of Longtown, just a five minute drive away. From local wines, ciders and cheese to homemade cakes and gluten free products, Hopes offers an abundance of fresh local produce - ranging from a basket brimming with picnic goodies to a full week's shop. The local Butchers in Eway Harold source the best outdoor-reared local livestock, perfect for cooking up comforting British dishes.

Eating Out

Enjoy first-class, no-fuss food and fine ales at one of the local inns perfectly placed near Keeper’s. Take your pick from The Bridge or Stag Inn, but remember to book before your stay as they fill up quickly! For fine dining, head to The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny or The Green Man at Fownhope.


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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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