Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Oakview Barn is a luxurious converted barn for the perfect away from it all self-catering holiday. It is set in rural Carmarthenshire for peace and tranquility but is close enough to civilisation for life's essentials. The barn is fully equipped for modern living but oozes masses of character from the conversion.
Visit Wales have awarded Oakview Barn with a 5 Star Grading for self-catering accommodation.
A holiday at Oakview Barn, sleeping up to 6, will suit couples, families and small groups looking for an away from it all break whilst having plenty of activities locally to keep them busy, if required.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Llanstefan 25 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff International 110 km, Nearest railway: Llandeilo 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Oakview Barn has been sympathetically refurbished and extended to provide high quality holiday accommodation offering modern facilities whilst retaining and enhancing the traditional character.
Guests will experience exposed oak beams and natural stone walling coupled with oak, slate and pure wool flooring.
Attention to detail and comfort is of great importance. All bed linen and towels are of egyptian cotton and duvets/pillows are of natural feather and down.
The well-appointed kitchen provides a dishwasher, washer dryer and fan oven with ceramic hob and extract canopy over. A combination microwave and fridge freezer are also provided.
The 'double-height' lounge area offers a large leather corner sofa and a matching 3 seater sofa, a 32" Sony LCD television providing Freeview digital TV and a DVD player. For those cooler evenings, there is a wood burning stove.
Over part of the lounge is a galleried games area for younger guests to play games, watch digital TV and BluRay/dvd's or play PS3 games, all whilst relaxing in the comfort of huge beanbags! There is a large air hockey table too!
The main bedroom provides a king-size bed. The second and third bedrooms offer single beds. There is space for travel cots. The rooflights to all bedrooms have blackout blinds. The fourth bedroom, with a double bed and garden views, is located on the ground floor.
All four bedrooms have an LCD television providing Freeview digital TV with built-in DVD player.
The family bathroom is provided on the first floor providing a large bath, an over-bath shower with large 'rain-storm' head, a bath/shower mixer tap, basin and WC. The shower room is located on the ground floor and provides a shower cubicle, basin and WC. Heated towel rails are provided to both the bathroom and shower room.
iPod docking stations are provided in the main bedroom and the lounge area.
The main staircase has stairgates fitted top and bottom for the safety of young children. The gallery staircase has one fitted to the bottom only.
Oakview Barn has been equipped to a very high standard and furnished using a mixture of period antique and new furniture.
An Access Statement is vailable upon request.
|Further details outdoors|
Oakview Barn is situated in a former working farmyard which now only has occasional equestrian use. There are views to the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountain and the Towy Valley.
Access to the farmyard is via a 800 yard, part tarmac, farm track which crosses a picturesque river. Along the track there can be frequent sightings of buzzards and red kites. The track is a typical farm track and everyday cars will be fine so long as driven with care so we suggest you leave the Lamborghini at home!
There is ample parking to the front of the barn.
To the rear, there is a private garden mainly laid to lawn but with a large decking area offering views to wooded hills. There can be frequent sightings of red kites from the garden - please see the photographs.
A welcome basket of local/seasonal produce is provided.
Complimentary bathroom toiletries are provided for each guest.
All towels and linen are provided.
Heating oil and electricity are provided.
Wireless broadband internet access is available at no extra charge (subject to reasonable use).
Bookings of two weeks or more will include a weekly change of towels and linen.
An optional 'meet and greet' service is available subject to additional charge (subject to availability).
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
Carmarthenshire, in South West Wales, is the ideal venue for an activity or relaxing holiday. Whether you're looking for the most extreme adventure, a more leisurely activity break or just to relax, it is all on offer.
The county's green, rolling hills and scenic coastline have helped Carmarthenshire to become known as 'The Garden of Wales'.
Carmarthenshire offers many activities including....
Walking along the scenic/rugged coastline or through the Brecon Beacons/Black Mountains as well as many other interesting places
Horse riding/Pony trekking
Sightseeing (Historic Castles, Country Houses, Gardens, etc.)
Many country pubs offering great food and ale
Further afield, water sports such as surfing, canoeing and water skiing are on offer.
Oakview Barn is located very close to the Western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. This offers a wonderful opportunity for walkers/ramblers.
Brechfa Forest is nearby and this offers great mountain biking. Other mountain biking locations are also nearby.
The area provides a home for many birds of prey including the red kite and there are many opportunities for watching these magnificent birds.
The town of Llandeilo, described by Lowri Turner in the Mail on Sunday as 'a destination in its own right'
is a short drive away offering specialist shops, pubs, coffee shops, supermarkets, etc.
Several stunning castles, National Trust for Wales properties and gardens are nearby, most notably The National Botanical Gardens for Wales.
The historic County town of Carmarthen (oldest town in Wales) is less than 30 minutes away. The town centre provides a comprehensive shopping facility with most of the national chain stores. Additionally, there are large Tesco and Morrison supermarkets.
Guests may be interested to know that Tesco provide their home delivery shopping service to Oakview Barn so that food and other essentials can be conveniently pre-ordered and delivered after arrival, if desired.