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!’

New toilet installed

new toilet

IN our ensuite bathroom a crack developed in the toilet seat. Unfortunately it was not possible to just replace the seat itself (‘no longer manufactured…’, ‘odd size toilet…’, etc) so a whole new and attractive toilet was installed. Since the photo was taken the floorboards have been improved around the base by sanding down and varnishing.

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.

Woodpecker seen at Rhydd Barn

We recently spotted this green woodpecker hopping about on the grass outside Rhydd Barn. Here is a hastily taken photo of it. We are trying to increase wildlife and around the barn. For example, we manage the fields below the barn to encourage the growth of wild flowers.

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