Leominster, Heart of England

Wheelbarrow Castle





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Open Fire / Woodburner

Fishing Nearby / On-Site

Hot Tub

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

Leominster 2.5 miles. A stunning detached property located in the grounds of the owner's home, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Stoke Prior, near Leominster in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. This part 16th century holiday home oozes character and charm, and makes an ideal base for a group of friends or extended family to get together. Set over three floors, this impressive property boasts many original features together with homely comfortable furnishings. The farmhouse-style kitchen on the ground floor has everything guests need to cater for a large party, with a dining area to seat all guests and perfect for enjoying a celebratory dinner. There is both a utility and boot room off the kitchen providing a useful area for storing walking gear, wellies and drying off dogs! Converted from a stone barn the large sitting room, accessed through a small sun room from the hallway, has a high-vaulted ceiling with a charming fireplace housing a warming woodburning stove and can seat up to 15 guests. The house also benefits from a further smaller sitting room with seating for six and a TV. There is also a ground floor twin bedroom with an en-suite shower, and a separate cloakroom with basin and WC. The other six bedrooms are over the first and second floors, with the three king-size bedrooms having en-suite facilities. There are two staircases from the first floor to the second, one of which takes guests to the king-size and triple bedrooms, the other to a twin bedroom. The rear courtyard garden can be accessed from the sun room and kitchen and provides a private area to enjoy a lunch time barbecue or alfresco dining on a summer's evening. Climb the rear outdoor steps to a large grassed area again with seating, which provides space for ball games, picnics and offers stunning views to the Black Mountains and Radnor Hills, together with links to many footpaths. Enjoy a stroll around the ancient market town of Leominster, the Black and White Village Trail, or explore the many lovely towns and villages this unspoilt area has to offer. A wonderful cottage to be enjoyed at any time of year. Note: This cottage is approx. 50 yards from Ref. 904154, together they sleep 22. Read More

Property Info

Over three floors. Seven bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size sleigh bed with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, twin basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor family with 3 singles. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room. Drawing room with woodburning stove. Garden room. Read More


Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric range oven and hob, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Two travel cots (please bring own cot linen) and two highchairs available. Two folding beds available on request. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Garden with enclosed courtyard with furniture and BBQ, 6 person hot tub, steps to elevated lawned garden. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles. Note: There are some uneven floors and a steep staircase leading to the second floor king-size and triple bedrooms. Note: The second floor twin bedroom has restricted height. Note: Steps up to lawned garden and care should be taken. Pub 2 miles away Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Quite secluded
  • Seats 6 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



Wonderfully peaceful location with plenty of interesting places to visit, within easy reach. The house was an excellent base for our group, and we were particularly lucky with the weather.

The house was in a pretty village and was perfect size and decor for what we needed. We were met on arrival by the owner, a lovely touch. Our whole party was thrilled with the house and we had a fantastic family weekend.

AMAZING stay & location

We stayed at Wheelbarrow Castle with family and it is perfect for hosting a large family get together. The house is very spacious with lots of bedrooms and great facilities. Especially the large kitchen and dining area. There is a large garden at the back which has spectacular views. Lots of walks to do in the vicinity. The enclosed patio area was perfect for sitting in the sun. The owners were very friendly, accommodating and helpful. Overall would love to visit again as it is a lovely place to spend time with family and friends.


Well we never made it to the property due to bad weather conditions we should have gone on Friday 2nd March for the weekend for my 60th Birthday when most of the country was on Red alert & being told not to travel .. we rang the owner & he even said it was very bad around that area ! As we had 5 children in our group of 14 it would have been extremely dangerous to try to get there . Although we would not have expected a refund we would have expected the owner to offer us another weekend at a later date when the property was of crs free and not in the high season but he Refused .. basically said we should have taken out Insurance great customer care & service good job we have Ins with our Bank !!!!!! We were not looking for a refund we just wanted our Family get together my family booked and paid for this as a Birthday present for me ... hope you feel bad Mr Owner .....

Fantastic weekend!

Wow! We stayed at Wheelbarrow castle for a get together with friends Friday to Sunday. It far exceeded our expectations, itÂ’s just lovely and a lot bigger than the pictures show. We had a lots of children in our party and they loved it and had so much fun! The house is well equipped and each room is a great size with some fantastic en suites. There is a fab garden where the kids played and burnt off their energy. We would highly recommend this property for large get togethers. We will definitely be booking in the future

Excellent weekend

We spent an excellent weekend at Wheelbarrow Castle celebrating our daughters 18th birthday. We were a family of 17 and the children loved exploring the many varied rooms. The owner was very helpful and the property is kept clean and tidy with towels provided. We ate out at the Grove and Bowl a mile and a half away which was an excellent experience - the food was delicious. Would highly recommend this for families looking to live in a large house with many interesting rooms. Was also very relaxing and we will definitely book again.

Amazing house, perfect for a big group

We stayed at the castle over Christmas and it was everything we wanted and more. Great amount of space for the whole family, plenty of space for kids to enjoy themselves as well as separate room for the adults to relax in peace. All bedrooms are well equipped and very comfortable. The kitchen is spacious, well equipped and with a large table that fit 16 of us round. There is a big field behind the house which was perfect to send the kids and dogs to when they needed to let off some steam. There are great views that can been seen from the top of the house as well as the back of the field. Leominster is a nice old market town with plenty of nice small shops and cafes. Loads of good walks in the local area with stunning scenery. This was an excellent place to spend Christmas, the owners made sure that we felt welcome and comfortable and were very helpful with our questions. We will be back soon!

Fantastic house, well equiped Kitchen

Booked via the owners website, so easy and the owner great to deal with. A great house, very comfortable and a large kitchen and dining room it made catering very easy. The down side was that the best views from the top of the garden were challenging to reach if you are mobility impaired. However there is adequate outside space at the lower level a sun trap outdoor seating area and conservatory. It is a very old house and the floors and steps also may be a challenge for wheelchair users however a ground floor bedroom is great for the less able. The oldness was very charming Such interesting pictures throughout the house that caused a lot of discussion I would definitely stay again


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