Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The Haybarn has a blend of old and modern about it and retains all its original features and charm, it's equipped with everything needed to make a fantastic holiday. Located in a prime area to take advantage of the many day trips and activities available in both Wales and Shropshire.
The house was built directly on Offa's Dyke and there are a huge number of paths and routes to take advantage of and enjoy right on the doorstep and in the local area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham 70 km, Nearest railway: Welshpool|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house was designed 'upside-down' compared to conventional houses; bedrooms downstairs and the large open communal living space upstairs in order to take full advantage of the marvellous views. The living space includes a top of the range clear view log-burner which creates a great atmosphere and is very welcoming after a long autumnal or winter walk or just to chillout in front of and watch TV.
There is a galley styled kitchen that overlooks the dining and living space so the cook(s) will never feel left out. The bedrooms are great for families or large groups.
There is a games room for the kids which includes table football a Nintendo Wii (with internet access) and lots of board games.
|Further details outdoors|
There is plenty of space for up to 5 cars and the house has two private gardens with garden furniture, a barbeque, badminton, and a basketball court in the summer months.
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Powys is the largest county in Wales and one of the least populated in the UK. This means that there are many places to discover and enjoy but without the stress and at your own pace. Obviously some of the best things to do in the county involve exploring the glorious countryside where you will find waterfalls, mountains and forests. There are also many beautiful market towns to visit such as Welshpool and Montgomery which has recently opened a fantastic Michelin starred restaurant, the Chequers.
There are many country pursuits available in the area and with great possibilities to play golf, go horse riding, fishing and shooting among many other activities. The breathtaking Snowdonia can be reached in under an hour from the house as can the beach both of which make fantastic day trips that we highly recommend.
Although in Wales the house is on also on the Shropshire border which also has so much to offer. Fantastic examples of Tudor architecture can be found in towns such as Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Chester as can some of the country's favourite food, Ludlow has more Michelin starred restaurants outside of London than anywhere else in the UK! Shropshire was the birthplace of the industrial revolution and you can see great examples of it's revolutionary past in places such as Ironbridge and the renowned Victorian model village at Bliss Hill for example. There are also great walks around close by such as at Church-Stretton, the Long Mynd and the Styper stones to name but a few.
The local area is full of attractions and things to do, some of the local activities we recommend include: visiting the National Trust around Powis Castle in Welshpool which is said to have the best gardens in the country; a ride on the well-known Llanfair-Welshpool steam railway; a visit to the Redwood plantation in Forden; taking a spot of lunch in the Victorian 5 star hotel overlooking the stunning lake Vyrnwy after a walk; a visit to the highest waterfall in Wales, Pistyll Rhayder or simply enjoying some of the great walks straight from the door which include trails on the Offa's Dyke that go around the famous and historic Leighton Estate.