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Gwedd y Glyn Holiday Barn Barn

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Situated within the stunning mountains of Mid Wales this large, Five-Star rated holiday cottage has been stylishly restored to a very high standard. With its central location it is ideal for a family or friends get together - being only two hours from the Midlands and the Severn Bridge. This beautifully presented, spacious accommodation has underfloor-heating throughout and a luxurious log-burner. It is a family friendly home with ample facilities for babies and children of all ages.The barn is set among beautiful mountains with great views and there are many activities that can be enjoyed in the area including walking, cycling, fishing, horse-riding or just relaxing.Located on the Heart of Wales Railway Line between Shrewsbury and Swansea, Llanwrtyd Wells is famous for its schedule of varied and unusual events as well as being a peaceful and tranquil retreat. It is the home of the nationally-acclaimed Bog Snorkeling; Man v Horse Race and of the Red Kite. It is located some ten miles

Situated within the stunning mountains of Mid Wales this large, Five-Star rated holiday cottage has been stylishly restored to a very high standard. With its central location it is ideal for a family or friends get together - being only two hours from the Midlands and the Severn Bridge. This beautifully presented, spacious accommodation has underfloor-heating throughout and a luxurious log-burner. It is a family friendly home with ample facilities for babies and children of all ages.The barn is set among beautiful mountains with great views and there are many activities that can be enjoyed in the area including walking, cycling, fishing, horse-riding or just relaxing.Located on the Heart of Wales Railway Line between Shrewsbury and Swansea, Llanwrtyd Wells is famous for its schedule of varied and unusual events as well as being a peaceful and tranquil retreat. It is the home of the nationally-acclaimed Bog Snorkeling; Man v Horse Race and of the Red Kite. It is located some ten miles from the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells and less than twenty miles from the Brecon Beacons.Heating and electric includedAll bed linen and hand / bath towels includedCot and high chair available, along with potty, plastic cutlery. Babysitting facilities available on request. (Please bring your own cot bedding)Under-floor heating throughoutStrictly no pets or smoking allowedPlease note there are split level floorsFirst supply of logs included Christmas tree and decorations included for Christmas and New Year bookingsComplimentary welcome pack including essentials such as tea, coffee, milk, and cakes. Refreshment upgrade available on request.Pick-up from local train station also available on request

Location description from owner

The Wales region

This Llanwrtyd Wells accommodation is located about 1.5 miles from the small town of Llanwrtyd Wells which has several pubs, restaurants, and small shops. Llanwrtyd lies between the Brecon Breacons and the Elan Valley in a area of outstanding natural beauty and wilderness. The cottage is within a beautiful valley that has been classed a site of special scientific interest due to the diverse range of many rare birds, animals and plants. The cottage is mainly detached although is linked to another building via some old farm outbuildings.Right in the heart of Wales, this Llanwrtyd Wells accommodation is the perfect location for exploring the Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains and the hills, valleys and forests that are the great outdoors of Mid Wales, as well as the nearby towns of Builth Wells, Llandovery and Brecon. In Victorian times, Llanwrtyd Wells was a fashionable spa town and many of its hotels date back to that time.

Llanwrtyd Wells

The area around Llanwrtyd Wells is full of natural beauty and breathtaking scenery, making it an ideal centre for walking, mountain biking, bird watching and touring. As you drive through Mid Wales it is often possible to spot a red kite, one of Britain's rarest birds. There are plenty of options for walking and hiking nearby in the Irfon Forest and around the Llyn Brianne Reservoir, an artificial lake which was created in the 70?s when the River Towy was dammed. At times of low rainfall, it is sometimes possible to see the roofs of the houses which had to be flooded in order for the dam to go ahead.There is a lot going on in Llanwrtyd Wells throughout the year, so if you are looking for something a little bit different, then this is the place to come. This Mid Wales town is the home of the Man versus Horse Marathons, the World Bog Snorkelling Championships and the Real Ale Amble.WalkingThe 15 mile route around Llyn Brianne provides some of the most splendid views available in Wales. Leaping Stiles provides some excellent suggestions for walking in the area. There are also many local trail and hill walks from the cottage. 0.2 miles.Mountain BikingCoed Trallwn mountain bike trails, 3 trails for all abilities. 6 miles.Riding and TrekkingFfos Farm Riding & Trekking is a small friendly stables, offering horse riding, and pony trekking. All abilities, from beginners to the more experienced are catered for. 3 milesWatersportsUpper Irfon River offers testing rapids for the experienced canoeist. 3 milesFishingThere are several miles of fishing on the River Irfon , just north of Llanwrtyd Wells. Fishing is also available at Llanerchinddfa Farm which has a ¼ acre fishing lake and there is fishing on site via tributary of the Wye.GolfLlandovery College Course - it is situated next to the Sports Pavilion within the College. Builth Wells Golf Club. 12 milesBird watchingThe best way to see a red kite is to visit the feeding station at Gingrin Farm. 20 miles

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Key Info

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Iwan P
Response rate:
70%
Calendar updated:
21 Jun 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Barn has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Jan 2014. Located in Powys, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £0.

The Owner has a response rate of 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jun 2016.

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“Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting”

Reviewed 30 May 2014

We had a wonderful time whilst staying in this very spacious and modern accommodation. There was plenty of room for the children to play inside and outside and the accommodation was well equipped. We particularly liked sitting in the cosy area in front of the fire. It was homely and luxurious and we had a very relaxing time. This is an ideal place to spend some time with family or for catching up with friends.

“Peaceful and quiet location with lovely rural views , yet easy access to Llanwrtyd and very high standard accommodation.”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2014

We liked the location and very high standard of accommodation so much that we have booked again for next new year.

“High quality accommodation, great location”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2014

The name Gwedd y Glyn is fine but to call it a 'Holiday Barn' really doesn't do justice to this fantastic and very highly specified property. Despite the amazing space within the building, the under-floor heating (powered by a ground source heat pump) and wood burner in the main room make for a very warm and cosy environment. The four bedrooms on the upper floor are very well appointed and in some cases with fantastic views. The ground floor bedroom is comfortable but more functional. The location is really picturesque, just over a mile from the town. The property owners were very attentive and helpful throughout our stay. The only minor issue at the time of our visit was the lack of WiFi, but there is a public FON hotspot nearby that can be accessed from most parts of the house. In summary, this is probably the best holiday rental that we have booked in a long while, and if repeat custom is the mark of a good product, then perhaps the biggest recommendation we can make is that we booked our next stay here before we left!

“Ab fab!”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2014

Exceptionally well restored barn, spacious,comfortable and luxuriously furnished. Warm welcome from owners. A real 'gem'!

“premium quality, scenery and relaxation at an affordable price”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2014

Amazing views and scenery as you approach this property, and the wow factor continues as you enter Gwedd y Glyn. Everything is such high quality, the space and layout is ideal and it feels so welcoming and homely hearing the logs crackle festively in the wood burner. I cant wait to return and experience the area during all four seasons.

“A very luxurious and relaxing converted barn - it is an ideal location for a fun packed family holiday.”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2014

Gwedd y Glyn is an extremely well appointed and very comfortable converted barn. We used it as a base to go for walks, horse riding, red kite feeding and other fun activities. The accommodation is large enough for an extended family holiday which we did as we were 5 adults and 5 children in total. We would thoroughly recommend it and will definitely return. It was a great holiday, enjoyed by all.

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