Rhydd Barn

Four Star Gold Award for 2020

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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.

Four Star Gold Award for Rhydd Barn

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We are very pleased to announce that Rhydd Barn has, again, been awarded a rating of Four Stars with a Gold Award in recognition of exceptional quality within its star rating. Quality in Tourism, the assessment service for VisitEngland (previously the English Tourist Board), inspect star rated properties every year to ensure that standards meet their strict criteria. Here is are the highlights of their report:


  • The new gate provides easier access to the site and a new sign has been fitted. Fencing has been strengthened.
  • Investment has included the replacement of the arch window on the ground floor and blown glass has been removed. Wi-fi is a new addition for the property and will be appreciated by guests.
  • The public area space provided is very flexible and is offered across three floors.
  • In the public areas the wooden flooring to the first floor has been improved and the new rug presents well. The new standard lamp is a useful addition.
  • An excellent ratio of bathroom facilities is provided.
  • The kitchen has excellent flooring and lighting is also well positioned within this area.
  • The content of the guest information continues to be exceptional.
  • Great cleanliness standards were noted throughout the accommodation.

This has only been possible with the help of our cleaner, our gardener and Rosemary’s sister Andrea. Many thanks to them for making sure that Rhydd Barn is a clean and attractive place to stay.

Four Star Gold Award again for Rhydd Barn in 2014

four star logoRhydd Barn had its annual assessment by Quality In Tourism on 11 April 2014. We are very pleased to announce that we have maintained our Four Star rating and our Gold Award (given in recognition of exceptional quality within a property’s star rating). We have also maintained our Walkers Welcome accreditation (please refer to the Walkers Welcome leaflet for more information about this).

Some highlights of our assessment include:

“The property enjoys some excellent views even from the ground floor windows”

“Guests appreciate the flexibility of layout of the living areas in particular”

“The barn is specious for the numbers accommodated”

“Excellent standards [of cleanliness] observed—high and low surfaces are pristine and kitchen equipment and kitchenware is immaculate”

“The guests continue to benefit from a shower room to the ground floor as well as an en suite facility on the first floor”

“Guest information continues to be comprehensive and is up to date”

One point that we have already improved on since the assessment  is to make sure that the emergency information is more clearly displayed.