Rhydd Barn


Welcome to Rhydd Barn

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  • Four-Star Gold Award standard of accommodation (rated on 14 March 2023)
  • Well equipped self-catering one bedroom accommodation in open countryside near Malvern
  • Outstanding views of the Malvern Hills from both inside and out
  • Ten minutes’ drive to Malvern and the Three Counties Showground
  • Spacious accommodation—suitable for two people
  • Wifi
  • Central heating throughout
  • Private parking space right next to the Barn

There are lots of photos of Rhydd Barn on our pictures page (on small screens our page menu is top left).

The exact location of Rhydd Barn is shown in a map on the location page.

Rhydd Barn is a self-catering holiday cottage converted from a stone barn three miles east of Malvern with wonderful views to the Malvern Hills. The barn was built in the 1850s out of Malvern granite and in 2005 it was sympathetically restored and converted into light, open and airy accommodation across three levels. The decor is based around simple clean lines with tiled and wood floors, white walls with pine beams and black iron work. The barn benefits from gas central heating and wifi. Please click on the ‘Photos’ link above to see our pictures of the barn.

There are three levels: the ground floor is a large open plan sitting/kitchen/dining room. Above that, the first floor comprises another sitting room with high vaulted ceiling and views to the Malvern Hills and a double bedroom with high quality ensuite bathroom. There is also a second floor mezzanine area with a desk and sofa bed. As well as the ensuite bathroom there is a shower room with toilet on the ground floor.

Outside the barn there is a private sunny patio with views to the Malvern Hills looking across fields which belong to the barn.

To book Rhydd Barn please visit our Availability and Booking web pages.

“Oh Rhydd Barn, how we have missed you! Back again at last […] Everything we need is in the Barn: flowers as usual (thank you)—and that view!”

Anne & Pete, Peterborough, September 2023

Although Covid-19 (coronavirus) restrictions have now been relaxed pleased be assured that we take cleanliness very seriously and we will continue to maintain the highest standards. We have received many positive comments about the high standard of cleanliness, some of which are quoted on this website. Also see our news item, posted a couple of years ago, about our Covid-19 precautions: COVID-19 (coronavirus).


See: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for up to date UK Government guidelines and the latest situation

“Our 2nd stay at Rhydd Barn. Rosemary keeps it very well maintained, comfortable, and well-equipped […] Hope to come back again.”

Linda & George, N.E. Lincs, September 2023

See our ‘Pictures’ web page for internal and external pictures

Ground floor:

  • Light, open plan room with underfloor heating and attractive kitchen/dining area
  • Fridge, gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven and dishwasher
  • Access to freezer in the converted pig-sty across the patio
  • Wifi and USB charging points
  • Dining and sitting areas with views to the Malvern Hills
  • Good sized high pressure shower cubicle and separate connected toilet with washbasin
  • Utility room with washing machine and gas boiler—a convenient area for drying wet clothes
  • Portable DAB (digital)/FM radio with CD player
  • Open pine staircase to first floor
  • Underfloor heating

First floor:

  • High-ceiling open area with west-facing french windows to small ‘balcony’ and outside steps
  • Outstanding views of the Malvern Hills
  • New smart television (with all the terrestrial ‘catch-up’ services), DVD player and an old record player/audio cassette/radio mini hifi unit
  • Wifi and USB charging points
  • Double bedroom with ensuite main bathroom, fitted pine wardrobe and dressing table
  • Open pine ladder-style steps to galleried second floor
  • Central heating

“A great place to stay, lovely accommodation, well thought out, everything we needed. Not far to travel to the Malvern Hills […] Hope to visit again.”

– Margaret & Tony, Northants, August 2023

Second floor:

  • Mezzanine (or gallery) upper area with desk and futon sofa-bed accessed by ladder-style steps
  • Can be used as an extra sleeping area (for example, if separate bedrooms are required)
  • Wifi
  • Attractive view to the south
  • Central heating


  • Attractive private south and west facing patio with adjacent lawn area and views across fields to the Malvern Hills
  • Outdoor table and chairs available—stored in converted pig-sty across the patio
  • Wifi (within range)
  • Off-road parking space right next to the Barn for up to two cars to the north side
  • Paddock and field owned by Rhydd Barn (13+ acres in total)—access usually available

“Rosemary’s attention to detail is remarkable, making her beloved Barn a truly unique place to relax and explore.”

– Jane, Leeds, July 2023

Rosemary Boaz, owner of Rhydd Barn, in her own words

“I finished the conversion of my father’s 1850s Malvern stone barn in 2005. It had been used for keeping hay and rearing Merino lambs. The planning permission was for tourism only and thus began my venture into the holiday let business.

“The barn has been sympathetically restored to a light, open style across three levels, open from the ground floor to the roof by the stairs to keep the atmosphere of the barn often linked to a church. Inside tiled and wooden floors and white walls are interspersed with pine beams and ironwork. My artistic aunt’s watercolour and tile paintings add to its attraction.

“Two people stay at one time with plenty of space and all modern facilities including gas central heating, a bathroom and shower room. There are lovely views from all levels of the full range of the Malvern Hills. It is West and South facing with a sheltered, paved patio.

“My sister meets the guests and provides milk, garden produce and fresh flowers. The guest information includes countryside walks and cultural visits. The barn is kept up to date for guests, last year wifi was installed, new entrance gates, standard lamp and carpets.”