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Exclusive use of GORGEOUSly warm heated soft spring water pool. Wonderful to swim then sauna to ease

Barn | 12 bedrooms | sleeps 28

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 28km

Luxury self-catering Barn, (perfect for celebrations with family and friends) Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Squash court, Sauna, Table Tennis, TV, SKY+ (including Sports and Movies). Visiting children love the Loft playroom - their own space where it doesn't matter if they make a mess: toy farm, cars, dolls house, dollies, lego, TV just for playing their own DVDs.

You will be the only guests here during your stay. Dogs warmly welcomed by arrangement.

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. If you need more space the cosy and characterful 4 bedroom wing of the Cottage, the Wanws, (where you are welcome to use the piano for impromptu) accommodates an extra 8 people. Goat Cottage has a double bedroom with ensuite plus a sofa bed in the lounge– making a of total capacity 28 (although we can squeeze in a few small children quite comfortably on top of this number).

All centrally heated. Depending on the size of your party you can rent the Barn alone, or with either, or both the Wanws and Goat Cottage. Whichever you decide there wil ONLY be YOUR group here at Barlings for TOTAL privacy so you have EXCLUSIVE use of all our lovely facilities.

The Barn is very spacious - so many guests say 'your photos don't do you justice' when they arrive!

Barlings Barn nestles in a glorious and blissfully quiet, south-facing position, looking down a valley in the beautiful Mid Wales hills. We just fell in love when we found Barlings as a ruin 32 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, Christmases (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.

We have 3 high chairs and 3 travel cots so no need to lug those with you.

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 30years 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 28, 12 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberdovey 28 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 850 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 179 km, Nearest railway: Caersws 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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 or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 9 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (14), Double beds (5), Cots (3), Dining seats for 28, Lounge seats for 28
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, 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.



'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 ramble 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 2 dishwashers, 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 28 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.


'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 18th C stone 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 - enjoy a sing along with your family and friends!!!

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.

We have recently added 'GOAT COTTAGE' to our accommodation. Goat Cottage has an ensuite double bedroom with a separate lounge with double sofabed. It has its own full SKY package and wifi / ethernet broadband connection. Goat Cottage can be booked together with the Barn (sleeping up to 20 adults) or together with the Barn and Wanws (sleeping up to 28 adults).

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 and 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.

Barbeque. We have built a Barbeque for your enjoyment under the Gazebo. Sing songs and toast marshmallows round the camp fire pit - the kids (and grown-ups) will love it!..

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 bird and badger watching.

Further details

2014 prices:

Barn - from £1450 for 2 nights up to £3250 for summer holiday week.

Barn and Goat Cottage booked together - £1650 for 2 nights up to £3750 for summer holiday week.

Barn and Wanws booked together - £1950 for 2 nights up to £4250 for summer holiday week.

Barn and Wanws and Goat Cottage booked together - £2150 for 2 nights up to £4750 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 and mid-week 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.

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

'Mid Wales is breathtakingly lovely!!!!!'

'God smiled the day he created Mid Wales!'

These are just two of our guests many comments and having lived here for 32 years the owners we have to wholeheartedly agree!!

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 and which offer further useful information about the 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 beers), 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 great cultura events; The Royal Welsh show in July, stunning choral recitals, Eisteddfodau, village shows, sheepdog trials and the annual international Gregynog Music festival.

There is the Award Winning Montys Brewery in Montgomery. This is a sweet little market town a short drive away - you can arrange tours of the brewery and they deliver kegs of their brew to Barlings Barn if you ask. All our guests who've tried it have commented 'wish we'd ordered more!. Also worth visiting is Montgomery Castle - with fantastic views over the plains into Shropshire. Lovely tea shop in the village square is perfectly positioned for a refreshing cuppa!

There are 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 - - museum of local history and industry, ancient market hall, where John Wesley preached. Then there's historic Machynlleth - visit Owain Glydwr's breakaway parliament building, craft shops and local silver smith, scrummy organic whole-food cafe , amazing lantern and artistic fireworks display late in year. Y Tabernacle for concerts and exhibitions. 'Machfest' Machynlleth's comedy Festival attracts some big names - this year taking place between 2nd and 4th May.

There are stunning Autumn colours in the ancient oak, birch and beech forests in this area which 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, pubs and a scattering of fascinating shops.

Village shop 2km. Why slog around the shops and drag all your shopping with you? Place an order in advance for Jason who delivers to the door delicious fresh fruit, veg, milk, local ham, bacon twice a week - very good prices and quality.

Also ASDA and Tesco both deliver to your door to make life easier for you. Everything can be waiting for you on your arrival if you like.

Montys' Brewery will deliver different sized kegs of locally brewed real ale - very popular with our guests

There are excellent and unusual shops in the area. Machynlleth and Llanidloes are both very organic and have many local crafts people and artists displaying and selling their beautiful work.

Very good selection of pubs, bars and restaurants in the area. Please ask for details

Nearest restaurant, pub/bar - Village pub 3km. Alleppo Merchant pub in Carno very good for meals, oak beams and open fires. Fabulous Sunday Roast 10km

Caterers can be arranged who come to serve you up scrumption food without leaving Barlings!

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Review 1-10 of 13

9 Oct 2013


"a wonderful fun place to stay"

Barlings Barn had everything you needed in one place, a well furnished home, lots of fun activities, and beautiful surroundings. There were 23 of us staying and all different ages plus 2 dogs. Lots o… More

11 May 2013


"Perfect birthday celebration venue"

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 pri… More

28 Mar 2013


"wonderful holiday in a magical setting"

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 beyon… More

22 May 2012


"wonderful wonderful wonderful family celebration at Barlings Barn.."

Barlings barnI 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 pretty tough ta… More

17 May 2012


"Sublime weekend for Hen Party"

I have just come back from Barlings Barn for my hen weekend. I went with 15 of my girls and we all honestly had the most magical time. The owners were so helpful throughout the whole booking process, … More

30 Apr 2012


"A lovely barn for a cosy weekend with friends."

We stayed here for a 40th birthday weekend and had a lovely time. Nothing was too much for the owners and there were some really lovely little extras. The fire had been laid and so had the fire pit ou… More

9 Jan 2012


"Fun weekend with the family"

We booked Barlings for a family going away weekend ( we are emigrating to N.Z.)we also recently got married and it was an opportunity for us all to get together before we leave so it was a very import… More

31 Dec 2011


"Christmas Family Fun Time"

We stayed here for Christmas 2011, 19 of us from 4 families. The pool was excellent and the warmest I have ever experienced. The sauna was the hottest I have experienced and a full size squash court w… More

2 Nov 2011


"A lovely place to relax even with 9 children under 12"

Firstly although we had a staggered arrival we were each given a warm welcome by the owners. Nothing seemed too much for them, they had even accepted a supermarket delivery before anyone arrived and p… More

13 Feb 2011


"fantastic house and beautiful grounds"

we stayed at Barlings barn june of 2010.we was very lucky to get a very hot week.there was 19 of us all together ranging from age 1 right up to 59.there was plenty to do for us all from the lovely cle… More

Review 1-10 of 13

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