About the home
Luxury self-catering Barn, (perfect for celebrations with family and friends) Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Squash court, Sauna, Garden room with pool table, PS2, table tennis, plus our wildflower paddock, with tinkling streams and waterfalls, and 20 Acres of magical woodland for you to play in. A perfectly peaceful rural idyll perfect for the ultimate in relaxing short breaks and holidays. The superb and spacious Barn, (7 bedrooms - 7 bathrooms) accommodates up to 16 people. The cosy and characterful 4 bedroom wing of the Cottage (with piano) all centrally heated is also available if you desire, accommodating an extra 8 people – total capacity 24 (although we can squeeze in a few small children quite comfortably on top of this number). Dogs warmly welcomed by arrangement.
Barlings Barn nestles in a glorious and blissfully quiet, south-facing position, high in the beautiful Mid Wales hills. We just fell in love when we found Barlings 28 years ago. It needed lots of TLC but we've showered it with that over the years and have hosted so many wonderful celebrations here: 21st, 30th, 40, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, even 90th birthdays!!, Golden/Silver weddings,Hen/Stag weekends, Christmas (and not just in December!) college and school reunions or just friends and family who want to holiday and spend time together with their loved ones away from the busy-ness of the world outside.
Fantastic activities available locally; salmon/trout/sea fishing, golf, horse-riding, badger and bird watching (red kite country), fabulous unspoilt and uncrowded sandy beaches, sailing, mountain climbing, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, breath-taking walks, mountain biking around the lakes, Centre Alternative Technology, white water rafting, plus the glorious Welsh history/arts/crafts and culture in this beautiful land of song. For over 26 years Barlings Barn has offered the ultimate escape for guests, many of whom return time, after time, after time. Compimentary home-made cake awaits your arrival!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 24, 11 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Aberdovey, 28km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 850m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private indoor Pool, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Private indoor Pool|
|General:||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||11 Bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, 8 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (14), Double beds (4), Cots (3), Dining seating for 24, Lounge seating for 24|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Full central heating. All fuel, power, logs for fire and linen included. Beds made up on arrival. All bedrooms have good storage space, wardrobes, dressing tables, etc. ., Home from home, with comfortable contemporary and antique furnishings.
Barn Ground Floor: HEATED INDOOR SWIMMING POOL* SQUASH COURT * SAUNA * TABLE TENNIS TABLE.
FREE WIFI INTERNET
‘Garden Room’ with pool table, PS2 and easy chairs and sofas. French doors to sunny patio.
'Clematis' bedroom - pretty room, twin beds with en suite bath, washbasin & w.c.
Rose Bedroom – fabulously comfortable twin beds with en suite shower, washbasin & w.c. Roses around the window.
Fitted Kitchen - large and excellently equipped, with six-burner range gas cooker, larder, microwave,3 fridge freezers, washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher, breakfast table, antique pew and chairs. French doors to sunny patio with clematis-smothered pergola - ideal for al fresco breakfasts!
Large L shaped lounge / dining room which can accommodate up to 24 people. Cosy, comfy sofas and chairs. Soft lighting. Wood burning stove in stone fireplace (fuel included in rental). 42" Flat Screen TV, SKY+ (including Sports and Movies) /DVD/IPOD dock, video. Huge pitch pine dining table, Welsh dressers, hostess trolley, bookcases - loads of books to borrow and enjoy , and more books in all the bedrooms.
BARN FIRST FLOOR
'Hydrangea' bedroom – very large room with double bed under lacy canopy, en suite bath, washbasin and w.c.
'Jasmine' bedroom – very pretty room, magnificent views, double bed with lacy canopy, en suite bath, washbasin and w.c.
'Honeysuckle' bedroom – cute bedroom, gorgeous valley views, twin beds with adjacent bathroom, washbasin and w.c.
'Sycamore' bedroom – gorgeous views of paddock and forest, twin beds, with adjacent bathroom, washbasin and w.c. (stairs to loft playroom with dollshouse, toys, rocking horse, lego, etc..
'Celandine' bedroom – set a little apart from other bedrooms, amazing views down valley, King size bed with en suite bath, washbasin and w.c.
‘THE WANWS’ offer extra accommodation in four cosy and charming rooms in the converted wing of Barlings Cottage on the opposite side of the courtyard to the Barn. Honeysuckle and roses drape themselves languidly across the warmed walls and fill the house with summer scent. Sleeping eight the centrally heated accommodation comprises:
'Forget-me-not' bedroom –‘pretty in pink’ - double bed with en suite shower, wash basin & w.c, views of pretty courtyard garden.
'Oak' bedroom - twin beds with en suite shower & washbasin, fabulous views of garden and valley.
'Cornflower' bedroom - twin beds with en suite shower & washbasin - glorious sunset views.
'Daisy' cosy ground floor bedroom - twin beds, french doors to terrace. Further w.c. and washbasin on landing.
Piano – you are welcome to use our piano, ideal for guests with a musical ear!!!
High chairs/cots free of charge. We also have some Z beds if you need to make a nest for a little one in your own bedroom. Please just ask for our help.
Further details outdoors:
Glorious countryside setting and fantastic views. Barlings Barn nestles, at the end of its own private lane, high in the unspoilt and uncrowded mid Wales hills in beautiful mature over-stuffed cottage gardens and wildflower-strewn grounds. Roses and honeysuckle clamber and tumble over ancient tree stumps.
There are many dingles, nooks and crannies to relax and sunbathe in whilst enjoying the beauty in peace and quiet - sometimes you can just hear the beat of the bird's wings in flight or a sheep cough in the adjoining fields. 21st Century noise and pollution seems a million miles away. Fabulous for star-gazing - no light pollution.
You can paddle in the gurgling streams that potter through the magical tranquil 20 acre woodland where bluebells, primroses and violets bloom (owls, woodpeckers, buzzards, squirrels and myriad small birds nest there). Swathes of buttercups, daisies, wild orchids carpet the paddock whilst leaving room for riotous games of cricket/rounders/football plus family ‘It’s a Knockout’ competitions. Summer house ‘pavillion’ in elevated position with outstanding valley vista
Enjoy mud stew and grass soup in ‘Buttercup Cottage’ the cute little Wendy house - just for the little ones - tucked into the paddock by the Gazebo, barbecue and waterfall.
Many strategically placed picnic tables throughout the grounds are perfect for alfresco dining either by sun or candlelight.
Unwind further by hunkering down on the leafy forest floor for a spot of twilight badger watching.
Barn - from £1450 for 2 nights up to £3150 for summer holiday week.
Barn and Wanws booked together - £1950 for 2 nights up to £3950 for summer holiday week.
We offer 2,3,4,5,6 night get-aways, as well as week long stays and try to be as flexible as possible. Please contact us for longer break discounts.
If you are departing on a Sunday and nobody is following you directly in then you can stay as late as you want at no extra charge.
Christmas in the Barn - £3250.00 per week
To reserve - 25% deposit required. Credit cards - (PAYPAL) .
Balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday - unless booking within 8 weeks of departure when full amount is required. Thank you.
£ 200 security deposit, returned within one week of departure
The Powys / Brecon Beacons / Powys region
This really is a lovely area, and although blissfully quiet there are lots of places to explore and many activities available locally; riding, walking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, quad bikes, bird and badger watching, sailing, mountain biking around the lakes, golf, great beaches, Cader Idris, and places of natural beauty and historic interest to visit. Plus, of course, the superb facilities we offer at Barlings Barn! You might also care to visit www.foc.org.uk http://www.dyfivalley.org.uk http://www.gomidwales.co.uk and http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/mid/listings which offer further useful information about the area
The Llanbrynmair / Pandy area
Llanbrynmair (English translation is St. Mary's church on the Hill) is a tiny village with the friendly community dotted around the surrounding hills, in Powys, Mid Wales on the A470 road between Caersws and Machynlleth. 11th C church still proudly stands at a short distance on the hill in Llan.
Llanbrynmair has a very welcoming pub (very good selection of beer), village shop (free range eggs, etc., orders taken that can be delivered to the door), ‘Machinations’ (fascinating collection of automata, coffee shop and rabbit kingdom. Also the home of internationally renowned artist Terence Lambert.
Local attractions include arts and crafts in the village with the world famous Centre for Alternative Technology a short drive away. At various times throughout the year there are stunning choral recitals, Eisteddfodau, village shows, sheepdog trials and the annual international Gregynog Music festival.
Fabulous walks to the source of River Severn high in the Hafren Forest, in the hills at the end of our valley. This is a wonderful area for pottering and exploring the small local towns of Llanidloes - http://www.llanidloes.com/ - museum of local history and industry, ancient market hall, where John Wesley preached and historic Machynlleth - visit Owain Glydwr's breakaway parliament building, craft shops and local silver smith, organic whole-food cafe linked to C.A.T., amazing lantern and artistic fireworks display late in year.
Stunning Autumn colours in the ancient oak and beech forests in this area rival New England to my mind. Glacial lakes and gorges, 3,000 year-old standing stones, castles of Kings and Marcher Lords and the Roman influence plus the connections to King Arthur add to the wonderful atmosphere.
Barlings Barn is located along the honeysuckle strewn lanes, two miles from Llanbrynmair viilage and ony 35 minutes by car from the golden sand-dunes and huge beach at Aberdovey with tiny fishing harbour (Aberdovey crab is scrummy) award winning restaurants, pub and a scattering of fascinating shops.
How to get there
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By car, approximately 2 hours from Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, 3 1/2 hours from London, well served by motorway and 'A' road network. Local roads generally uncrowded and pleasant. Regular train service on the Aberystwyth line to Caersws or Machynlleth stations (either is 12 miles away).
We always send detailed instructions to all our lovely guests prior to arrival as 'tom tom' ends down the lane at my friend Sally's house!!!!! With the instructions the journey should be fairly stress free. We are always happy to help you plan your personalised route as we have done a lot of travelling up and down the country to see friends and relations!
Activities near Llanbrynmair
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
11 May 2013
We booked Barlings because it had enough rooms for us all, had a pool, woodlands for walking and a wonderful attic playroom for small children. It turned out to be up in the most glorious hills, a... more
28 Mar 2013
20 members of our family aging from 8 months to 86 yr old great-grandad enjoyed 3 wonderful nights at this property. We have stayed at many properties here in UK and abroad. This property went... more
22 May 2012
I have just returned from a wonderful weekend at Barlings barn celebrating my uncles 60th birthday.
Looking for an afforable house that will accommodate 24 people can be a... more
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|Prices for group size 16|
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|Jan-Dec Barn price from||5 Jan 13||21 Dec 13||£ 2950||-||£ 725||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 24|
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|Jan-Dec prices from||6 Jun 12||21 Dec 12||£ 3950||-||£ 950||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices from £ 1,350.00 for two nights in the Barn (sleeps 16) up to £ 4,250.00 for Barn and Wanws (sleeps up to 24) when both are booked together. When booking either the Barn or Barn and Wanws you and your party enjoy EXCLUSIVE use of all our facilities. We only accept one group of guests at a time.
Credit cards accepted for deposit.
We are very flexible and are happy to help you plan your special break with us at Barlings Barn so please do telephone us so we may advise and assist you. This year we celebrate 28 years of offering relaxing holidays here at Barlings. Many of our guests return time after time after time!
Cots and Highchairs (we have three of each) are provided FREE of charge.Enquire now
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