Rhydd Barn

2019 Assessment

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Self-Catering Visit Report
Rhydd Barn Rhydd Farm, HANLEY CASTLE, Worcestershire, WR8 0AG
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Date of assessment: 17 April 2019

Self-Catering Quality Score: 86%
Gold Award
Walkers Welcome

Self-Catering Quality Score: 86%
Gold Award
Walkers Welcome

Rhydd Barn continues to offer a high standard of comfortable well maintained accommodation for its market.
Ms Boaz, the Proprietor is very much to be commended on the continued investment and maintaining of standards helping ensure that the high standards continue to be maintained. It is therefore a pleasure to once again reconfirm the Four Star Self-Catering rating with Gold Award for the coming year reflecting the care and attention afforded by the Proprietor. It is also understood that the Proprietor feels the rating and award meet well with the market expectations and business levels catered for; and we wish her all the very best for a successful and prosperous coming summer and beyond.
Walkers Accreditation also confirmed for another year.


A great location for exploring the Malvern Hills and surrounding area.
The Proprietor is to be congratulated on the continued investment. This past year as well as ongoing redecoration, this has included:
• The repainting of the exterior metal work helping to greatly “lift” overall initial impressions.
• The new upstairs door window glass pane having also been replaced.
• Other enhancements that help to further meet with market expectations include a new outdoor boot scraper.
• The new microwave and cutlery also very much to be commended.
• A new underfloor heating control panel also having been fitted and sure to be of benefit in both enhancing guest use and also helping control fuel use and heating efficiency.
• Also excellent to see that champagne flutes are now provided.
• The recent provision of USB charger sockets a great added benefit and sure to be appreciated by guests.
• Again, excellent to see that spare bedding is now wrapped, enhancing overall appearance and preservation.
Special mention should also once again be given for the very high standards of cleanliness noted on this visit, and for which Ms Boaz and the team are to be congratulated.

Quality Ratings

Rhydd Barn OVERALL SCORE: 86%
Exterior: 86% (4 Star)
Cleanliness: 100% (5 Star)
Management & Efficiency: 93%
Public Areas: 84% (4 Star)
Bedrooms: 82% (4 Star)
Bathrooms: 80% (4 Star)
Kitchen: 85% (4 Star)