Rhydd Barn

FOUR STAR GOLD AWARD FOR 2018

We are extremely pleased to announce that Rhydd Barn has (again) attained the four star gold award standard in its annual assessment (carried out on 20 April 2018).

Here are a few highlights quoted directly from the report:

  • 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.
  • The repainting of the exterior render and woodwork helping to greatly “lift” overall initial impressions.
  • Recently re positioned external lighting along with the fitting of LED bulbs greatly enhancing access to the barn and very much to be commended.
  • Also excellent to see that a new toilet has been fitted in the upstairs en suite along with flooring having been sanded and re vanished.
  • A new mattress also having been purchased for the double bed and sure to be appreciated by both new and returning guests.
  • New roasting pans also having been provided this year.
  • Special mention should also 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.

Time to get out our (also newly acquired for the Barn) champagne glasses!

Snow at Rhydd Barn!

Spring blooms

Summer in The Rhydd fields

Rosemary with dogs Lottie and Summer

Here I am, on the first day of summer, in The Rhydd fields with our small border collie, Lottie, and next door’s labrador Summer (who many of you might know!).

—Rosemary, owner of Rhydd Barn

Spring 2017 at Rhydd Barn

Our plant pots on the patio have been refreshed and spring flowers – primroses – are appearing in the little wild flower meadow despite the cold weather. The new gates installed last year have been varnished to protect them.

Rhydd Barn maintenance

We have been busy over the winter period with various maintenance works at Rhydd Barn. The converted stable to the north of the barn has been cleared out and decorated and our short-term plan is for guests to use it for secure storage (eg. for bicycles). Another water butt has been installed to help reduce mains water usage in the garden and on our patio plant containers. At the rear of the barn concrete has been added to fill in some small gaps and smoothen out the base of the stone wall. And, finally, the sewage treatment plant has been upgraded.

A few small repairs

Bathroom - towel railbathroom - mirror shelf

The photographs show that the towel rail in the bathroom, which had become unsafe, has now been replaced.

At the same time a new glass shelf was fitted under the mirror above the washbasin which is more securely attached to the wall.

Flowering meadow

CowslipsPrimroses and cowslips are flowering in the little meadow by the entrance gate to Rhydd Barn. More primroses have been planted this month.

Bluebells are flowering at the bottom of the slope behind the barn in ‘the dingle’.

The small white flowers of blackthorn are appearing in the hedgerows. A lovely warm sunny day after a cold and wet winter.

I have bought an attractive set of new saucepans for the kitchen.

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