“Waw what a beautiful weekend!” Please get a sign at the front of the layby! The satnav took us further down the road to another layby which totally confused us!
We stayed at little twmp barn on 4th November for the weekend. We were all desperate for a relaxing family weekend, with two kids with additional needs we were all exhausted and really needed to recharge!! And boy did we! The kids spent Friday afternoon and night with us at the barn and went off to nannies for Saturday so we could have some kid free time on the Saturday, all in all the kids spent around 20+ hours in the hot tub, they absolutely loved it. As did we on the Saturday night we were star gazing and firework spotting and before we knew it it was midnight. We braved the frosty air and stoked the fire, snuggled up on the sofa and watched Austin powers! As cheezy as it sounds it was absolutely amazing!the kids came back on the sunday and we had loads of board games and hot tub fun! the kids loved the owners little dog and were really upset to leave. We would love to come back again! Everything supplied was amazing, loads of board games and a good DVD selection. Perhaps to many mugs for the amount of people who would be at the barn and we needed to empty a cupboard to put our food into.The WiFi was very sporadic, and there was no tin opener (cooked breakfast nightmare!!) Almost not enough loo roll and we ran out of kitchen roll. The whole place was extremely clean! Thank you :)
“Cosy central hideaway” So we escaped here for a weekend that turned out to be very cold and rainy. The flat was small but perfectly appointed which made it so cosy when hiding from the weather!! It is so central and handy for all hay on wye shops/cafes. The only negative was our stupidity when it came to working out the heating. The flat was very cold when we arrived and it took a little bit of time to warm up but once it did it was gorgeous.
“A cosy, value for money, couple's base for sightseeing in the area.” Very clean, comfortable and cosy. The kitchen was modern and well equipped. Excellent shower. Between an A road and a railway line but both are pretty quiet and sound insulation was good. Compared to home in London it was extremely peaceful. Nice garden to sit out in, weather permitting, occasionally shared with neighbouring caretakers' large dog but she is very placid - no problem for us. Internally there were a couple of minor downsides - the lighting in the living room needs to be improved and the dining table is pretty small (no room for bigger!) but these aren't deal breakers. All in all, excellent value for money and I would be happy to return.
With regard to the poor booking process, getting through on the phone was tricky (the phone number listed was wrong) so I enquired about availability via the tripadvisor website form. This was answered with a no but with a very careful re-reading of their email a few days later I realised the company that handle bookings had answered about a villa in Spain! However, I'm glad I persisted.