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.
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18 Nov 2013
"Great relaxing holiday in beautiful location!"
We booked a long weekend at the HayBarn and it was great! The location is stunning and the house is very cosy... a little bit rustic but we felt very at home...especially with the dog who loved her fi… More
3 May 2013
"Great place to relax"
We stayed here with a group of 7friends and the house was very spacious. There are neighbours under the same barn roof, but on the other side, so we didn't notice them at all. It has a kitchen wi… More
22 Mar 2013
"Beautiful cozy home in stunning Welsh countryside"
We recently stayed at The Haybarn and had a wonderful time. The house is really well kept and clean and suited to families. The house has a really lovely warm atmosphere to it and we especially loved coming back after our long walks to the log fire. There is a lot of space and it's great for kids as there are boardgames, table football and lots of other great things to keep them entertained. It was really well located to - we had a lovely time exploring the local area but it was also close enough to the shops if we'd missed anything. I would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone. We found that even though the weather wasn't amazing - it rained for a few days, but we had a lovely time just cooking in the kitchen, having a glass of wine and just enjoying the atmosphere. An amazing place to chill out with your family or a bunch of friends!
21 Mar 2013
"Extremely spacious, and strong wi fi connection"
Lots of space, very efficient heating system so really nice and warm, a strong and reliable wi fi connection and good mobile connection for the O2 network. Great layout for my dog - boot room and show… More
5 Mar 2013
On arriving at the cottage up a road that is in terrible condition but just passable with extreme care, we arrived at the cottage. The exterior was just a foretaste of what was to come, crumbling steps and dirty windows, on stepping inside we were horrified. It was cold damp and dirty, the furniture was well worn tatty, carpets frayed and dirty and the wooden floor in the kitchen area needed a revamp. The kitchen itself was dirty and had not been cleaned for ages. The bedrooms downstairs were dirty and the duvets on the bed were damp and creased, The bathroom was in keeping with the rest of the house, we can do quirky but dirty and tatty we don't do.
On the plus side I rang the owner from the property and told him it was unacceptable and that we would not be staying, he asked for photos which we sent him and he promised an immediate refund which we got. It would appear his housekeeper was not up to the job, the property however still needs a refurb. This almost ruined our family get together, we found another property around 25 miles away which was fantastic, thank you internet!
We take all feedback seriously and agree that the heating should have been set beforehand to make the barn cosy. We are currently purchasing an internet controllable thermostat so that we can ensure this mistake does not happen again. We are also working with the neighbours to repair the track that suffered badly in the extreme rainfall and snow over the winter. Following your experience we have met with the grounds keeper about the items you identified and as always are looking to raise the standard of the barn for our guests.
We are extremely sorry that the house was not to your taste. The kitchen area was revamped under 18 months ago and included resurfacing of the floors as well as the large range cooker and hood to serve large groups comfortably. We feel confident that the issues you experienced were superficial as we have had nothing but positive reviews since we started renting the property and a host of repeat bookings. Had we been given the chance to rectify these items upon your arrival, we are sure you would have had a wonderful stay.
21 Jan 2013
fantastic place to stay and it's location was great for walking and visiting many lovely surrounding towns and beauty spots. The barn is well designed giving plenty of privacy with the bedrooms layout and a massive living area which the children loved. the fire was easy to use and most garages sold logs. There's plenty of cooking utensils and crockery etc. and having the child's gate fitted on the stairs was a great idea.
27 Sep 2012
"Wonderfully relaxing and great for family holidays"
We did have a wonderful time at the Haybarn, it's a lovely place and my sister and I could have happily lived there!! It was a brilliant place for us all to get together and we had some fantastic days out from there. Everything we needed was there and it really felt like home from home. It's so important to us that our dog is also able to come on holidays with us and the gardens were perfect for him. We shall certainly be staying there again in the future and would happily recommend to our friends and other family who did not come this year!
21 Apr 2012
"The house made the holiday!"
This house has real character and is the perfect place for a family getaway. The place was perfect for a group holiday with young kids. The house is spacious and full of character, yet has all the neccessary mod cons, including excellent cooking facilities and dining area. There was plenty of space in the house and garden for us to hang out together, or to have our own space. On top of this, the house is in a wonderful area with great views. There is some fantastic countryside and scenery nearby, whilst being close enough to the town of Welshpool for pubs, restaurants and supermarkets etc. This was a perfect little getaway, and we will be back in the future!
13 Feb 2012
"Amazing house full of character, beautiful location."
We loved the large open plan living space - kitchen, dining area and large sitting room with log burner - great for socialising as a group. The house is full of character, the beds were comfy, the large range cooker great for cooking for a big group of people. We loved the location next to a little stream and close to the woods and Offa's Dyke. The location felt secluded yet it is only a couple of miles from the town of Welshpool which has lots of amenities, shops, pubs and places to eat. Will definitely be back next year!
7 Jan 2012
"Perfect snug for a country break"
We stayed here over the New Years break and had a fantastic time!
The owner was extremely helpful and informative from the off, giving us extensive details about directions and all of the great little outings there are in the area, like Powis Castle (highly recommended).
The Pentremill itself is wonderful. We all especially enjoyed the open plan first floor living room/dining area/kitchen, as it meant while we were doing different things (cooking, reading, stoking the fire), we were still all together. The log burner heats the place a treat and there's plenty of space to really kick back.
Would definitely consider staying again in the future, perhaps when it's not so rainy!
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