Rhydd Barn

Four Star Gold Award for 2021

We are pleased to announce that Rhydd Barn has again been awarded a Four-Star Gold Award by VisitEngland in an assessment carried out on Friday 19 March 2021.

Rosemary Boaz, owner of Rhydd Barn, wishes to express her heartfelt thanks to her wonderful staff: cleaner Sharon and maintenance person/gardener Max. Without their valuable work this award would not have been possible.

It is especially noteworthy that, within the total score awards, the cleanliness of Rhydd Barn scored 100% in all areas—an important factor in this time of Covid. Again, thank you to Sharon for all her hard work.

This is the web address of our listing on the VisitEngland Assessment website: https://www.visitenglandassessmentservices.com/establishments/rhydd-barn/

Here are the highlights from the VisitEngland report:

  • A great location for exploring the Malvern Hills and surrounding area.
  • The Proprietor is to be congratulated on the continued investment and of standards. This past year as well as ongoing redecoration, investment has included: The provision of various additional furnishings and cleaning materials to help meet with Covid recommendations and helping to ensure guest safety and well-being.
  • Excellent to see the general repainting of exterior stonework and paintwork helping to lift overall initial impressions. The rear of the barn to be completed shortly.
  • New concrete fencing spurs and lead post toppers adding to the support and longevity of the wood.
  • The sewage tank also having been serviced.
  • New Director chairs a great added benefit for guests to enjoy this year.
  • Again, the re planting of planters and re planting/landscaping of the main drive entrance adding to the first impression and feel of the barn.
  • Again, the ongoing replacing and upgrading of kitchen utensils helps to further meet with market expectations.
  • Great to see that the web site is being updated on an ongoing basis with new pictures added as and when along with “news”.
  • 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.

Four Star Gold Award for 2020

VsitEngland 4-star gold award logo

We are pleased to announce that Rhydd Barn has, yet again, been awarded a Four Star Gold Award rating by VisitEngland (the official tourist board for England).

Here is the summary 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, investment has included:
  • The re staining of exterior woodwork helping to greatly “lift” overall initial impressions.
  • Again, the re planting of planters and re planting/landscaping of the main drive entrance adding to the first impression and feel of the barn. New edging to the gravel drive “finishing off” the appearance. A real credit to the owners.
  • A new Smart television along with USB chargers, a great benefit to potential guests. The re staining of exterior woodwork painting of the exterior metal work helping to greatly “lift” overall initial impressions.
  • Other enhancements that help to further meet with market expectations include a new additional freezer, a great additional asset.
  • The new toaster and kettle along with new omelette pan and compost caddy also very much to be commended.
  • Again, the ongoing replacing and upgrading of kitchen utensils helps to further meet with market expectations.
  • New night lights helping to enhance safety and guest access at night.
  • 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.