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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.



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

Property Owner Judy 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.

Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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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.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

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 only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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