About the home
Le-Gro Barns has been tastefully renovated to a Five star standard, incorporating green technologies where ever possible to reduce our carbon foot print without compromising on comfort and style. The Barn consist of two five star luxury self contained cottages. This means you get the best of both worlds, you can all holiday together but if you need your own space for a while you have got that too.
• On the Ground floor you have the Byre For easy access
• On the first floor Granary for the views.
• The Barn is situated in the Tanat Valley on the Shropshire / Powys border with panoramic views all around.
• Situated down a private drive away from the main road next to the river offers a wonderful location to experience a high standard of country living.
• It can be a tranquil get away for you or a hive of busy outdoor pursuits. We have fishing, golfing, paintballing, go carting, quad trekking and pony trekking close by.
• There are many historical places to visit such a the medieval town of Shrewsbury, Powys castle, Llangollen canal and so much more you will be spoilt for choice.
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|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Aberdovey / Barmouth, 80.9km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2.2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
Fully equipped Kitchens for self catering. Plenty of Restuarants locally to chose from with takeaway food shops available.
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details outdoors:
There is private off road parking for two cars per cottage. One car from each cottage can be put in a garage. The river is easily accessed from the property (aproximatly 50 meters) young children should be supervised at all times whilst enjoying playing in or near the river.
The large garden and grounds are shared with other guest that will be staying in Le-Gro Barns.
Each apartment has its' own BBQ and Patio table and chairs seating 6. A welcome pack is provided on arrival with tea and coffee facilites to refresh you after your journey.
The Powys / Brecon Beacons / Powys region
The Powys borders run along side the spectacular Dyke which King Offa ordered to be constructed in the 8th century, probably to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales. The Trail explores the tranquil Marches (as the border region is known) and passes through the Brecon Beacons National Park on the spectacular Hatterall Ridge. In addition it links no less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Wye Valley, the Shropshire Hills and the Clwydian Hills.
1. Welshpool & Oswestry – about 15 – 20 minutes by car. Has a good range of supermarkets ( Tesco,Sainsburys, Morrisons, Somerfields, Iceland), all your high street favourites – Boots, WHSmith, plenty of cafes and coffee shops, and some specialist shops.
2. The nearby Medieval town of Shrewsbury and city Chester offering excellent shopping,cinemas and a racing course. www.visitchester.com or www.visitshrewsbury.com
The Welshpool / Llanymynech area
1. Lake Vyrnwy
We are approximately 25min drive to the spectacular Lake Vyrnwy which lies south of the Snowdonia national park. It has a stone built dam constructed in 1880’s and is the first of its kind in the world. The small village of Llawddyn was flooded to create the Lake. There is a nature reserve that is of special scientific interest and a special protection area.
The RSPB has hides around the lake where rare species of bird such as the Siskin, Wood warbler, Redstart, Pied flycatcher and the Peregrine falcon are known to breeding. As well as all this there are the most amazing walks for you to explore the surrounding landscape. There is a small shop and café for refreshment after your expedition at the lake, they also offer cycle hire with a water sports centre for canoeing and sailing enthusiasts.
2. Llanrhader & Pistyll Rhader falls
Le-Gro barns are close to the village of Llanrhader with the magnificent Pistyll Rhader water Falls. The village was used in the film “The Englishman who went up a hill but came down a mountain” starring Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald and Colm Meaney. Some of the locals also stared in the film and if you are lucky you might spot them.
3. Castles and Manors:
We are very fortunate to have many splendid castles and stately homes within easy driving distance. There is Powys Castle in Welshpool where Prince Charles used to stay when he is visiting the area. It has fabulous gardens and grounds, well worth a visit. In the opposite direction and closer to Oswestry there is Chirk castle. For a great day out in Shropshire there is Stokesay castle and Ludlow castle along with the smaller Clun and Whittington castles.
There are many fabulous stately homes such as Erddig at Wrexham and Attingham Park and Stokesay Court in Shropshire that the whole family can enjoy. Many of these are National Trust or English Heritage properties.
4. Offas Dyke and other country walks
(Welsh: Clawdd Offa) is a massive linear earthwork, roughly following some of the current border between England and Wales and is 177miles long.It was created by the AngloSaxon king, King Offa who ruled the kingdom of Mercia from 757 to 796. In the 8th century it formed some kind of delineation between the Anglian kingdom of Mercia and the Welsh kingdom of Powys.
Offas Dyke passes over Llanymynech hill which can be accessed form the barns on foot or by car. The network of public footpaths lead on to Llyncls common nature reserve providing an excellent walk with spectacular views over the Shropshire / Powys borders. There is also the Heritage centre and Llanymynech offering lovely walks along the Montgomery canal. In the neighbouring villages there are may walks and nature reserves maintained by Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Oswestry has an Old Race Course which is a great place to walk and the views across the Shropshire plains are spectacular.
5. Chester Races
For a day out with a difference there is always Chester races. They begin in May and finish in September. They are a wonderful excuse to dress up and spoil yourself. With all your winnings you could go and treat yourselves to a sumptuous meal at one of the may restaurants Chester has to offer. For more information on races
There are many other places of interest to visit that are close and an easy car drive away with such as Llangollen canal and the Pontcysylle Aqueduct. The Iron Bridge Gorge Museum that was part of the beginning of the industrial revolution in the 1700’s is a fascinating day out. The Severn Valley Railway, Wroxeter Roman city. You can even experience Victorian living at Blist Hill town.
How to get there
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We are roughly equadistant from Manchester, Birmingham and liverpool airports:
a. Manchester International 67.6 Miles
b. Birmingham International 77.1 Miles
c. John Lenon (Liverpool) 59.4 miles
Nearest Trains stations are:
a. Welshpool 13 miles
b. Gobowen 10.4 miles
c. Shrewsbury 20miles
Activities near Welshpool
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
23 Jan 2013
A group of friends and I booked the Le Gro barns for the week over new year. They are absolutely beautiful! I have never stayed anywhere that has been refurbed to such a high spec. Heated floors,... more
Thank you for your fantastic feed back. Your group were a pleasure to have stay with us.We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciated ours barns. We hope it is a memorable... more
12 Jan 2013
We stayed over the Christmas week, my dad, sister and nephews in the downstairs apartment and myself, my husband and our 18 month old daughter in the upstairs one. Although we all spent most of our time either out or downstairs, it was good to have a separate upstairs living area so that we could retreat with our daughter at bedtime and keep somewhat to her routine. The accomodation is off a very high standard and the grounds lovely. The river is a only a few hundreds yards away and we woke to sheep directly outside our windows every morning. Although the owners property is within sight, we hardly saw them and did not feel at all 'watched over', in fact we only saw them at a distance to wave to but they made to clear to contact them at any time should we need to (we didn't need to). There is a small village close by with a few pubs shops at restaurants....the Indian take away was delicious), nearby towns include Oswestry and Shrewsbury, the latter in particular is definitely worth a visit. If you fancy driving further a field there are many really interesting attractions to visit. Would definite recommend it.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas with us. Thank you for you positive feed back. Many people like yourselves staying in group feel that it is an advantage to have the two separate lounges so we are delighted you benefited from this. We are pleased that you managed to visit many of the fabulous place of interest that we have on our door step.
22 Oct 2012
Had a wonderful Weekend at Le gro with family,The accommodation was first class,and
Beautiful setting in countryside.But only short drive into Shrewsbury,which is also lovely,
Also had barbeque one evening, which were provided . Lots of very interesting places around but we were only there for short break, wish it could have been longer.
Hosts were lovely, everything you could wish for. I loved watching the birds,and even saw a fox in distant early one morning. but I also loved the quiet in the late evening FAB
Thank you for your kind feed back, we are really pleased that you and your family had a happy and memorable stay with us and look forward to helping you have another joyful family get together next time.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||1 Oct 12||20 Oct 12||£ 621||£ 116||£ 155||3 Nights|
|Mid||20 Oct 12||5 Nov 12||£ 837||£ 157||£ 209||3 Nights|
|Low||5 Nov 12||8 Dec 12||£ 621||£ 116||£ 155||3 Nights|
|Mid||8 Dec 12||22 Dec 12||£ 837||£ 157||£ 209||3 Nights|
|Christmas 12||22 Dec 12||29 Dec 12||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year 12||29 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||6 Jan 13||15 Feb 13||£ 656||£ 123||£ 164||3 Nights|
|Mid||15 Feb 13||26 Feb 13||£ 892||£ 169||£ 225||3 Nights|
|Low||26 Feb 13||28 Mar 13||£ 656||£ 123||£ 164||3 Nights|
|Peak||28 Mar 13||5 Apr 13||£ 1281||-||-||1 Week|
|High||5 Apr 13||16 Apr 13||£ 1128||£ 211||£ 282||3 Nights|
|Mid||16 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 892||£ 169||£ 225||3 Nights|
|High||3 May 13||7 May 13||£ 1128||£ 211||£ 282||3 Nights|
|Mid||7 May 13||24 May 13||£ 892||£ 169||£ 225||3 Nights|
|High||24 May 13||28 May 13||£ 1128||£ 211||£ 282||3 Nights|
|Mid||28 May 13||2 Jul 13||£ 892||£ 169||£ 282||3 Nights|
|High||2 Jul 13||19 Jul 13||£ 1128||£ 169||£ 282||3 Nights|
|Peak||19 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1281||-||-||1 Week|
|High||7 Sep 13||22 Sep 13||£ 1128||£ 211||£ 282||3 Nights|
|Mid||22 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 892||£ 169||£ 225||3 Nights|
|Low||29 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 656||£ 98||£ 164||3 Nights|
|Mid||25 Oct 13||5 Nov 13||£ 892||£ 169||£ 225||3 Nights|
|Low||5 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 656||£ 123||£ 164||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Preferred payment is by BACS Transfer . Cleared cheques from a UK bank only will be accepted if paid for before 8 weeks prior to holiday. £300.00 deposit is required to confirm a booking this is non refundable unless we are able to re let the premises, any cost incurred for re-booking and a management fee will be deducted. All and final payment must be made 8 weeks prior to commencements of the holiday again this is non refundable unless we are able to re let the property, any cost incurred will be deducted from the money repaid. We suggest you have travel insurance to cover any of these issues. If the booking is made less than 8 weeks to the start of the holiday then full payment is required. The currency is GBP.
For booking Christmas or New Year a 50 % deposit is required and full payment 8 weeks prior to start of holiday.
A good house keeping bond of £200.00 is required that will be refunded at the end of your stay following inspection. A BACS transfer either at time of final payment or 7 days prior to arrival is preferred. Alternatively cash on arrival can be put in our safe and returned to you on departure following inspection of the premises.
The price given includes all heating and electricity. A free basket of logs is supplied with each fire, further logs can be purchased.
Weekend nightly rate is from Friday to Monday inclusive. Week day nightly prices are from Monday to Friday inclusive. If you are unsure please contact us for a quote.Book
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Come and enjoy a special Christmas and New Year. The Barns, Byre and Granary will be tastefully decorated out for you to enjoy the festive season. Each Appartment will have a real christmas tree for your presents to sit under. .
Free Logs for the woodburners for the length of your stay.
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