Barn | 12 bedrooms | sleeps 28
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 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 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||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|
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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 BROADBAND
'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 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.
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.
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). to the Bar
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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 £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 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
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
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.