Bakers Lane, Winforton, Hereford, Herefordshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Parliament Barn is a delightful Grade II Listed detached barn conversion which has stood in the heart of Winforton village since circa 1651. It offers generous five bedroom accommodation with a wealth of charm and character.


Parliament Barn is a delightful detached barn conversion and a Grade II Listed building which stands in the heart of Winforton village since circa 1645.

As legend has it, Oliver Cromwell stabled his horses in this barn prior to setting off to lead his Parliamentary Army to victory in the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Overall in its modern guise, the property offers very generous five bedroom accommodation with two main reception rooms downstairs and has further potential with a partly converted ground floor room to one side, which also adjoins another barn, which is currently in it's original state but has potential for further conversion, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Parliament Barn has been a very popular Bed and Breakfast destination due to the location of Winforton being within The Wye Valley and also being close to the English/Welsh border and Hay-on-Wye.


Winforton is found just off the A438 between Hereford and Hay-on-Wye. Winforton offers a public house and a church. Further services and amenities can be found in Eardisley just 3 miles away, which has an excellent primary school, village shop, village hall, public house, café and a unisex hairdressers.

A wider range of services and facilities can be found in both Hay-on-Wye and Kington both of which are well served market towns. A much wider range of services can be found in the cathedral city of Hereford, which also has a train station providing rail links to the rest of the country.

Hay-on-Wye, which is just over 6 miles away, is a delightful market town, famous for its annual Literary Festival held in the Spring. Hay-on-Wye offers an excellent range of services and facilities including dentists, doctors' surgery, cinema, chemist, library, post office, primary school, a wealth of second-hand bookshops, antique shops and an excellent diverse market which operates every Thursday. There is a wide range of public houses, restaurants and cafes, all located close to the town centre.

The local area offers a wide range of leisure and recreational activities being found within the Brecon Beacons National Park and also found on the River Wye.

The Accommodation

The most striking benefits of this property is its unique extensive accommodation full of charm and character with all of the main rooms being of exceptional proportions with the ground floor having brick and stone flooring and an extensive range of period, retained and enhanced features including a wealth of exposed beams and some very interesting carvings.

The property is entered immediately into the hallway, which is a useful area, with an adjacent boot room and storage area as well as a separate laundry cupboard.

Upon entering the main kitchen/living area, which opens out into a dining room, is a truly versatile space which can be used as open-plan living and enjoys several windows to the southerly aspect and a large high level window to the east.

The kitchen has an excellent range of fitted units offering ample storage as well as a further storage cupboard next to the doorway.

Depending on how one would wish to arrange the accommodation there is the possibility of providing a separate dining room and making a cosy area instead of the current dining room. The accommodation provides versatility for personal preference.

From the entrance hall there is a door into, what is currently, a sitting room with two windows to the southerly aspect and a doorway to the outside. There is a staircase to the first-floor landing.

The first floor is accessed either from the entrance hall or the sitting room giving independent access to all five exceptionally proportioned bedrooms.

The main bedroom has the majority of the glazing overlooking the garden, this room also benefits from an en-suite bathroom with a bespoke circular stone sink and a w.c.

Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3 both have en-suite facilities. The main bathroom, which is a tastefully fitted room, being located at the top of the staircase from the landing, it benefits from a claw and ball roll top bath, a close coupled w.c, and a wash hand basin with built-in storage. In this bathroom is the airing cupboard and provides a useful linen store with slatted shelving.

Bedroom 4 is the smaller of the five bedrooms although it still has a fitted wardrobe and a window to the rear aspect.

Bedroom 5 is the largest bedroom, which covers the full depth of the building with windows to the side and rear aspects. It is a delightfully light and airy room with original exposed beams.

On the ground floor is a room which has been partly converted with a view to providing either a separate bedroom or further downstairs accommodation as a work from home office or further annex accommodation.

Adjoining this room is an unconverted barn which has the potential to provide a full and separate annex to the main barn

(although this would require the necessary planning and listed consents).


The property is approached from Bakers Lane through a gated driveway with ample parking and turning space.

There is a very useful building, measuring 14.5m x 3.80m and is split into three partitions with three double garage doors. This building is of timber construction with a corrugated roof and concrete floor.

Across the driveway is a further range of buildings separated into a studio/office measuring 4.74m x 3.45m with power and lighting, a through carport measuring 4.74m x 3.33m with a concrete floor and a further double carport measuring 4.74m x 6.95m.

The second barn, with potential, subject to planning for conversion, is of timber and corrugated construction with an earth floor and measures approximately 6.98m x 6.60m.

The garden opens out to the south with a lawn running along the back of the out-buildings with a pergola, a variety of trees and shrubs with borders, a vegetable garden with several raised beds and a polytunnel.

To the side of the driveway there is a raised ornamental garden with a small pond and pergola with steps leading down to the driveway.


We are advised that the property is connected to mains electricity, mains water, septic tank drainage and oil-fired central heating. Please note the services or service installations have not been tested.


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax

Herefordshire Council Band G.


From Hay-on-Wye proceed out of town onto the B4351 and continue to Clyro. At the T junction turn right onto the A438, continuing through Bronydd and Whitney-on-Wye. Upon entering the next village of Winforton, take the first right hand junction turning into Baker's Lane (on the right-hand side) and the driveway to Parliament Barn is the first driveway immediately on the right and pass through the gated entrance.

Viewing and Contact Details

All viewings must be arranged through the sole selling agents Sunderlands.

Contact tel: 01497 822522.

Office opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm. Sat 9.00-1.00pm. Out of hours contact:- Harry Aldrich-Blake 07717 410757

None of these statements contained in these particulars are to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. These particulars are not an offer or contract or part of one. Floor plans are provided for guidance as to the layout of the property only. Room sizes and measurements are approximate only. Please note we have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in the property and interested parties are advised to commission appropriate investigation before formulating their offer.

Sunderlands are a member of the Ombudsman for Estate Agents Scheme and therefore adhere to their Code of Practise. A copy of the Code of Practise is available on request.

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