Rhydd Barn

Contact

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* * * Rhydd Barn is now open for bookings * * *

We have been busy ensuring that Rhydd Barn is ‘COVID-Safe’.
Please refer to our news item on our COVID-19 precautions.


info@rhyddbarn.co.uk

Our contact details (telephone number and address for booking enquiries) are available in the downloadable Brochure—click the Barn Brochure link in the ‘Downloads’ section below. Our email address is info[at]rhyddbarn[dot]co[dot]uk.

The official postal address of Rhydd Barn is: Rhydd Farm Barn, The Rhydd, Hanley Castle, Worcester, WR8 0AG. Please do not use this address for booking enquiries! Our correspondence address is in Somerset. It is shown on our Booking Form and Brochure available in the ‘Downloads’ section below.

Information about this website

Apart from the main ‘home’ page there are six other pages within this website.

The pictures web page is a gallery of recent photos taken in and around the barn and the location web page has a summary of highlights of the local area.

The availability web page features an up to date monthly calendar of weeks already booked.

The booking & prices web page lists the cost of a week’s stay in Rhydd Barn and instructions on how to make a booking enquiry and how to book a visit to the barn.

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The downloads web page contains links to pdf documents about Rhydd Barn including an accessibility guide and a summary of our most recent assessment by VisitEngland.

The news web page is a blog where we post occasional news items about the barn. For example, recent improvements we have made.

At the bottom of each web page is a list of local links for your information.

Technical

This website is powered by WordPress (free software: open source/GPL), which includes many Content Management System (CMS) functions to enable much easier creation of fairly complex websites.

We have modified the website to appear in an appropriate format on smaller screens such as tablets and smartphones. More changes — improvements, hopefully — are being worked on now and then. For example, we would like to introduce a quicker to use availability calendar with a whole year (or at least a few months) on one page. We recently changed the picture viewing function by switching to FooGallery. Also we have increased the size of the text and the spacing between text lines across the whole site to improve legibility.

We use the following plugins to add extra functions:

  • Shades of Blue theme (very modified)
  • Events Calendar for managing and displaying our bookings calendar
  • FooGallery used on our ‘pictures page to view a gallery of barn photos in a ‘slideshow’ format
  • WP-Print to enable printable versions of single news posts
  • OSM OpenStreetMap plugin to create and display the location map
  • TablePress to create and display tables such as our booking tariff table
  • This website is hosted by Easily. We have experienced problems with this host since it was taken over in 2019 and we hope soon to move to another webhost.

Mini-icons used on the news page are courtesy of Pinvoke Diagona Icons (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license).

We use the following software locally:

  • FileZilla Client (free software: open source/GPL) to upload files to our hosting provider, Easily.
  • Notepad++ text editor (free software: open source/GPL) to edit files (where necessary) in WordPress and its plugins.
  • XAMPP (free software: open source/GPL) to ‘host’ a local version of this site on our own computer so we can try out any changes or upgrades before committing them to the web hosted site.