New barn conversion with original timbers,spacious light interior, stunning historic village with ruins of a Cistercian Abbey and mansion house open to the public.
This is a brand spanking new barn conversion finished in July 2009 to a very high standard.
Sleeps 5, Double room and family room (3 single beds).Both bedrooms have ensuite shower with toilet & hand basin.
The Lounge/dining & kitchen area is open plan with original A frames visible,with high cealings a large window to the front & 3 high level windows to the back giving plenty of light to give a spacious feeling.
There is a large corner sofa. The dining table is extendable to adapt to your requirements.There is also a 32 inch LCD Tv with freeview.
The Kitchen is finished to a very high standard & includes everything you will need for your stay & includes fridge/freezer,dishwasher,washer/dryer,electric hob & oven.
The barn is centrally heated by state of the art electric radiators (not storage radiators) & look just the same as conventional radiators.
The price includes heating/electric & bed linen but you do have to bring your own towels.We also have a cot & high chair available on request.
There is ample parking outside the barn with entrance gates & fully fenced off area with flat parking & sloping grass area.Garden table & chairs are also supplied.Mobile phone signals are not great here and you will have to move around to find the best signal. Wifi available within property
The cottage is situated in Abbey Cwm Hir (abbey in the long valley), a picturesque village tucked away in the Radnorshire hills with character and history, including the ruins of a Cistercian abbey where it is beleived the headless body of Prince Llewellyn (the last native Prince of Wales) is buried.The cistercian monks founded the abbey in 1143 and always liked to build in secluded places thus the village sits hidden away from the "outside world" nestling amongst the tree covered hills.
Glyndwrs way national trail and national cycle route 25 pass through the village making it a perfect base for walking/cycling and exploring mid wales and seeing nature at its best.The market town of Rhayader and the Elan Valley is 6.5 miles and the spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 9 miles. The coast is 40 miles.
The Local area is a perfect destination for anyone seeking all year round activities, whether its a gentle amble or energising mountain biking across the rugged hills, the spectacular countryside provides an inspiring backdrop for it all.
The surrounding area
The nearby 70 square mile estate of the flooded Elan Valley is spectacularly beautiful and is home to some of Britains most rare wildlife and plants along with magnificent engineering to create a fantastic experience whatever your choice of activity.
Scenic hills and valleys that are criss-crossed with footpaths, make it ideal for walkers who appreciate the unspoilt beauty of the magnificent mountain scenery, natural history and calming peace of the countryside.
Hundreds of miles of bridleways and quiet lanes, makes this the ideal base for cyclists of all ages and abilities to explore the area. Cycle hire is available and allows you to explore the spectacular views including the 13km (8mile) Elan Trail which runs through scenic countryside around the Elan Valley reservoirs. It is a safe and dedicated trail for all visitors, from walkers, cyclists to wheelchair users and children.
Hanging oak forests, rocky outcrops and unpolluted farmland make this the best place in the country to watch rarities such as red kites, peregrines, pied flycatchers and redstarts.
The surrounding countryside is home to the famous Red Kite and daily feeding can be seen at the UKs leading Red Kite Centre, Gigrin Farm just six miles away. Over 150 kites gather for the daily afternoon feeding sessions at Gigrin Kite Centre, not to mention scores of buzzards and ravens.
Amongst the other activities nearby why not visit the local Leisure Centre which is fully equipped with a gym, squash courts, pool and solarium.
For many years Welsh Royal Crystal has drawn in crowds from far and wide . Along with its on site showroom you can observe the skills of glass blowing by the nearby Elan Glass Studio.
Fifteen minutes away is Gilfach Nature Reserve where you can enjoy a unique wildlife experience set in 200 acres of dramatic countryside with a tumbling upland river, sessile oak woodland, meadows and upland moorland. The reserve provides an opportunity to explore natures rich diversity, from otters to polecats, and discover a lovingly restored Welsh longhouse
Yet another fantastic stay at this holiday home. We all thoroughly enjoyed our second holiday here. The cottage is very well equipped and is a real home from home. Theres so much to see and do in the area for all ages. Our hosts were very welcoming and the cottage is a real credit to them. Im sure that we will be returning again in the near future.
Ivan from London
Stayed Oct 2013 - Family
We had a great time at The Barn. It felt like home from home, had everything we needed. The Barn is spacious and homely and Karen and John were around if we needed anything or information. Even though it is its quite remote you can still get to a supermarket/shop etc easily enough as its a short drive away. Great location to go walking, running and mountain biking from. Unfortunately, we had to leave early and didnt get around to doing as much as we would have liked. We would definitely return as wed like to explore the area more.
Lisa from Bridgend
Stayed May 2013
Fantastic holiday cottage, a real home from home situated in a picturesque village. The cottage was very well equipped with everything that you could possibly need for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. The owners were very friendly and could not do enough for you. We will definitely return in the near future.
Estella from Solihull
Stayed Mar 2013
Warm and cosy and very clean.The owner was very pleasant and helpful. Liked the little extras.
steven from blackpool
Stayed Dec 2011
Myself the wife and the five kids all loved the week we spent at the stables. The only thing better than the great views and the wonderful stables is the great and friendly people of the village who all made us welcome in the local pub. We can not thank John and Karen enough for a great week. THANKS FROM THE WRIGHTS
Gordon from Pontypool
Stayed Jul 2010
The best place we have ever stayed !!!!! We stayed at this cottage so that our daughter could attend Pony Club camp locally. It is set in a picturesque little village and the cottage itself far exceeded our expectations. It is finished to a very high standard with outstanding facilities, we couldnt believe it when even dishwasher tablets were provided. The owners are very kind and helpful, and showed us around upon arrival. It was a very nice touch to find fresh flowers on the table along with a Bara Brith, butter, and even milk in the fridge. The pub is next door but very quiet and although I didnt get a chance to visit, my husband spent a couple of pleasurable evenings there. Our 2 daughters didnt want to leave, definitely plan to go again.
Please note there are 2 bedrooms,one is a double room,the other is a triple or family room with 3 single beds both rooms have en suite toilet and shower.Therefore in total the stables will sleep a total of 5 people.
About the owner
We have owned and run this business since 1995,which comprise of the village pub,shop + post office together with our holiday cottages.We also farm 170 acres with sheep.All
of this was first purchased by my Grandfather in 1937 and has been run by the family ever since.
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