Holiday cottages, barn accommodation, shepherds hut in the wye valley Shadowlands Holiday barn accommodation in the Wye Valley Shadowlands Holiday barn accommodation in the Wye Valley Shadowlands Holiday barn accommodation in the Wye Valley

The Barn

Sleeps 6+

Cosy, comfortable beds for everyone

Escape to the country for a rural break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday twenty-first century life and retreat into glorious seclusion in the Wye valley. Surrounded by stunning views, Shadowlands is a beautiful, spacious holiday barn close to the river Wye and surrounded by meadow and ancient woodland.

Accommodation

The barn has a spacious open plan sitting area with a wood burner and a dining area with views across the valley. There is a fitted kitchen with a dishwasher, washing machine, freezer and microwave, A cloakroom and downstairs WC. The barn has an open staircase to the first-floor. Upstairs there are two double en-suite bedrooms and a bedroom with twin beds plus a bathroom with a shower over the bath.

What's included

just bring yourselves

Bedlinen, towels, electricity, central heating. cosy wood burner with a supply of logs. fully equipped kitchen, TV, DVD, radio and CD player, broadband connection, There is a parking area by the barn and ample garden furniture.

Shadowlands on the big screen

We're famous!

The 300 year old barn and the surrounding landscape was featured in the award winning 1994 film Shadowlands. Directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger this award winning film is a beautiful, gentle story about the life and loves of Narnia author C.S. Lewis. For enquiries about using Shadowlands Barn and Shepherds Hut as a film or TV location please contact us to discuss availability.

Holiday accommodation in a barn in the Wye Valley

Holiday accommodation in a barn in the Wye Valley

How to book The Barn at Shadowlands

Inside the barn

Shadowlands Barn sitting room - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Shadowlands Barn kitchen- self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Shadowlands Barn galleried staircase - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Holiday cottages and barns to let in the Wye Valley close to Symonds Yat
Shadowlands Barn double en-suite bedroom - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Shadowlands Barn - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Shadowlands Barn - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Holiday cottages and barns to let in the Wye Valley close to Symonds Yat

Outside the barn

Shadowlands Barn self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Shadowlands Barn - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Shadowlands Barn - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Holiday cottages and barns to let in the Wye Valley close to Symonds Yat
Shadowlands Barn self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Shadowlands Barn - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Shadowlands Barn - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley
Holiday cottages and barns to let in the Wye Valley close to Symonds Yat

The Shepherds Hut

Sleeps 2/4

in blissful comfort

The Shepherds Hut and the LuxHut is on-grid which provides hot water for showers, cooking and lighting. This is a perfect glamping hoilday experience for romantic couples as well as families. Children can run free and enjoy a wild countryside holiday. Couples can relax, surrounded by nature and enjoy an intimate time together with not a soul to disturb you. Everyone can enjoy star gazing, leaping into the river, walking, fishing, cycling... there's something for everyone. Bird watchers will love being close to Symonds Yat and the peregrine falcons. You can simply stay put and enjoy this beautifully peaceful back-to-nature environment. During lambing season you might enjoy helping Farmer Donna with her day-to-day jobs .

Accommodation

glamping it up in a shepherds hut

The Shepherds Hut has a comfortable double bed and a set of bunk beds, a wood burner with a basket of logs (more logs available to buy). Bed linen is optional - you can bring your own, or we can provide bed linen at an extra cost of £15 per night. On arrival guests can go straight to the hut, they will be given directions and access code to the field at the time booking is confirmed. The hut is on a working farm with cows, sheep and horses. There is room to park one car close to the hut for easy unpacking/packing.

Cooking and bathing in the LuxHut

your home from home luxury

The LuxHut is discretely located just behind the Shepherds Hut. This is where you will find the kitchen two showers and two (you'll love this...) flushing loos.

The LuxHut contains:

  • Cooker
  • Sink
  • Small camping fridge
  • Table and bench
  • Two showers with towels and soap
  • Two flushing loos
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Store cupboard essentials included: tea, coffee, sugar, s&p, oil

 

The good news is...

they can't reach you from the office

Mobile reception is patchy so you've got a great excuse to be out of contact with the office! There's a fire-pit with a tripod and cookware for outdoor cooking as well as wooden outdoor furniture and a hammock.

What to bring with you

dogs, kids, friends...or maybe not!

We highly recommend you bring your wellies, walking boots and a torch. You're welcome to bring up to two well-behaved dogs at a charge of £25 per dog. We do allow dogs inside the huts but because there are sheep, deer and pheasants in the area (and it's unfenced) dogs must be kept on leads whilst outside. Farmers live nearby and the farm office is manned during office hours in case of need or advice

 

Holiday accommodation in a barn in the Wye Valley

Holiday accommodation in a barn in the Wye Valley

Holiday accommodation in a barn in the Wye Valley

How to book The Shepherds Hut

Inside the Shepherds Hut

ShadowlandsShepherds Hut in the Wye Valley

Shepherds Hut Holidays in the Wye Valley

Escape to the country on a Shepherds Hut Holiday in the Wye Valley on the borders of Wales

Shepherds Hut holidays for walkers and cyclists in the Wye Valley

Outside the Shepherds hut

Shepherds Hut Holidays Wye Valley and Wales

Shadowlands Shepherds Hut  in the Wye Valley

Shadowlands Shepherds Hut - self catering holiday accommodation in the Wye Valley

Shadowlands Shepherds Hut

Films, Festivals and TV location

The Shadowlands estate and accommodation is available to hire for film, advertising, corporate events, small festivals or gatherings.

The award winning 1993 movie Shadowlands was filmed in the barn and just metres away from the Shepherds Hut. Richard Attenborough (director), seen here on Symonds Yat rock above the Wye Valley, and the film crew used many shots of this beautiful area for the film.

The early Harry Potter films were also used for the stunning rural location.

 

For more information see...

Shadowlands starring Anthony Hopkins directed by Richard Attenborough

The Wye Valley

Here are some of our favourite places and things to do in and around the area.

Located in area of outstanding beauty

The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean is the perfect place to explore nature and the great outdoors. A walker's paradise this designated area of outstanding beauty (AONB) has many designated walking trails including The Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke. Cycling and canoeing are alternative ways to explore the area. There are waterside pubs and restaurants nearby in Symonds Yat and Lydbrook. The old market towns of Ross on Wye and Monmouth just 6 miles away. The Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds are also within easy reach.

Shadowlands for all seasons

Shadowlands is a delight to visit at any time of the year. In springtime, visitors can walk amongst the colourful spring flowers and in late April - early May the bluebells in the woodlands make a breathtaking sight. In summer guests can enjoy the forest in all its green glory and the river Wye at it's most sparkling. Autumn brings a swathe of golden and russet colours throughout the Wye valley and wintertime is best for cosy log fire evenings after a bracing walk in the atmospheric winter wonderland of the forest tracks.

Eating out

There are some good local pubs nearby serving great food, locally brewed Wye Valley ales and delicious artisan ciders from Wales and Herefordshire. One of our favourite pubs is The Saracens Head which is a brisk 30 - 40 minutes walk away.

Fishing, canoeing and biking

The river Wye is just a run down the hill and fishing is available on request. Canoeing and mountain bike hire facilities are nearby.

Golf Courses

There are a number of golf courses nearby to Shadowlands including: Forest Hills Golf Club, The Bells (Forest of Dean Golf Club), Monmouth Golf Club, Ross on Wye Golf Club and The championship Rolls Golf Club. A twenty five minute drive will take you to The Celtic Manor championship golf resort.

Local towns and historic attractions

We are 20 minutes drive from the market town of Monmouth and 30 minutes drive from the picturesque Forest of Dean and Sculpture Trail. Raglan Castle and Tintern Abbey are 30 minutes drive away.

Festivals

Abergavenny Food Festival
Linton Festival 2017
Hay on Wye Literary Festival
Monmouth Festival

Walking and Cycling in the Wye Valley

Walking in the Wye Valley AONB
Cycling holidays in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean
Cycle hire in the wye valley and forest of dean
Things to do in the Brecon Beacons

Pubs with good food in the Wye Valley

Restaurants in the Wye Valley - Saracens Head
Hostelrie pub with food Goodrich
Moody Cow Pub restaurant at Upton Bishop
The Boat at Penallt

Local breweries and distilleries

Wye Valley Brewery, Herefordshire
Hostelrie pub with food Goodrich
Chase Distillery Rosemaund, Herefordshire
Kingstone Brewery Tintern

Fun for children

Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean
Perry Grove steam railway, Forest of Dean
Tintern Old Station
Jubilee Maze at Symonds Yat
Shadowlands Holiday Accommodation: Shepherds Hut and Barn

 

Shadowlands Holiday Cottage,
Bicknor Court Farm, English Bicknor, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7PD

Location of Shadowlands Barn and Shepherds Hut

Tel: 01594 860228
Email info@shadowlandsholidaycottage.co.uk

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