After many years working in London (Robin as a City Solicitor and Sophia as an Art Conservator) we yearned for a place where we could escape and unwind.
A chance trip to Herefordshire to get away from the stress of our careers was to change our whole lives.
Our future home found us.
Overlooked by the extraordinarily beautiful Black Mountains was a wonderful house and three dilapidated barns. A magnificent oak standing guard over the house and barns, a spring running through the grounds and emerging into the barns themselves.
The magic was undeniable.
We knew it was special. A sanctuary not only for us but for others too.
The house and barns had been neglected for centuries. Restoring them would not be an easy task but it was one we leapt at with excitement. Keeping true to the spirit and form of the barns was absolutely essential. Letting them shine in their natural beauty with undemanding attention to the materials used and the execution of the restoration.
We were exceptionally lucky (or was it fate?) to find a local team of master craftsmen who, in the words of English Heritage, recreated a thing of beauty through the simplicity of the restoration.
The barns have a warmth that everyone feels. They lift your spirits and offer their protection.
They are a wonderful place to escape to, where you can lose yourself and find yourself at the same time.
Robin has a passion for music and the barns do more than welcome music - they bring it to life.
They are a place of nurture and comfort which make them a wonderful home for Sophia's yoga, reflexology and nutritional therapy.
We hope that when you visit us, you will enjoy the beauty, tranquility and peace of this extraordinary place. That you will feel rejuvenated, refreshed and renewed counting the days until your next visit.