We stayed for just four days over Christmas as we were
visiting our daughter who lives nearby. We were met by Anne on our arrival and
she showed us around and told us about the facilities and the area. The barn was
very nicely decorated and very clean and tidy. She had left some bacon, sausages
and eggs for breakfast and a little Christmas Cake for afters. The barn is right
in the middle of the country and is quite isolated apart from the owners cottage
which is close by. There is a wonderful feeling of being away from it all and it
is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay. There is plenty of wildife and farm
animals to watch and you have a brilliant view of the hills from the picture
windows. Be prepared to negotiate the narrow lane and open the two metal gates
as you come and go. It is well worth it!
|Dave Pearson, Jan 2012
"amazing views luvly warm welcome
well worth going back"
excellent service,the accomondation was excellant allso,the
views stunning,so peacefull,and so much to do 5 days was not enuff,amenities
good well worth a visit
|Peter Walker, Sep 2011
"Owl Barn Retreat - A Barn
Conversion with a Fantastic View"
I decided to treat my mum and 2 teenage daughters to a trip to
Wales and came across Owl Barn Retreat on Best of Wales website.
a last minute booking (3 days before arrival) and soon after making the online
booking, I received a phone call from the owner, Anne, who wanted to say "Hello"
and make sure I was happy with the booking.
On arrival, we were greeted
by ann who was very welcoming and showed us round the beautiful barn conversion.
The accommodation was spotlessly clean, cosy and very well-equipped. Ann had
also gone to the trouble of getting a complimentary welcome pack of milk, eggs,
bread, butter, bacon, sausages and welsh fruit loaf all sourced from local
suppliers and shops. The sausages in particular were very tasty and we ate the
lot for breakfast next morning.
Unfortunately, the weather was not
great, but we decided to visit Chirk Castle, Llangollen and the close-by
waterfall. The accommodaton is very well located for many of Wales' most
beautiful locations and scenery, but is situated in a very peaceful spot, ideal
for bird-watching, reading, walking, or just taking in the peace and quiet, and
There were plenty of books, current magazines and board games
to keep us busy lazing away the time.
The next day was rainy, but it was
our last day and had to pack. Although it was a very short break, I plan to
visit again as we did not make Vyrnwy Lake which I believe is superb for walking
On leaving, Ann came round to wave us off. Before
setting off for the journey home, we walked around the paddock and lovely
garden. The grounds are beautiful and ideal for a family with small children to
I would highly recommend a stay at the Owl Barn Retreat - it
is suitable place to stay for families and for couples with plenty to
|Tess O'Flaherty, Sep 2011
"Cosy barn, perfect location,
We rented the barn for three nights as pre-cursor to a camping
trip with friends. We did not want to leave. The barn is located alongside a
wealth of beautiful countryside - dramatic mountains, rolling hills. All is at
walking distance, including shops, pub etc. No need to get in the car. The barn
itself is immaculate. It's cosy, warm and comfortable. The views are stunning,
particularly as the sun is setting. A real retreat; cannot recommend it
|Zoe, Aug 2011
"The ideal place to get away from
Stayed here in December 2010 and saw in the New Year. What a
Received a warm welcome from anne and shown around the
barn. The photos on the website show what a special place this is and we were
not disappointed. Everthing you need is there, whether you want peace and quiet
while watching the birds or you're relaxing after a walk to Pistyll Rhaeadr with
a glass of wine and a DVD.
I'd definitely recommend Owl Barn and can't
wait for our next stay :)
|Spange214, Jul 2011
"Best of Wales"
Beautiful weather, excellent accomodation, fantastic location,
will definately stay again
|Tripper 24, Jun 2011
"The best place
When we arrived at the Cottage we both commented as to how
picturesque it was but nothing prepared us for how idyllic it was once inside. i
thought the view could get no better but the hosts anne and Ron even improved
the view by leaving a telescope in the lounge. The location was perfect an ideal
base for exploring. The locals were extremely welcoming and we spent time at the
local pub the plough which served the most delicious food. The cottage was
spotlessly clean and our host left us a welcome pack of local produce. We had
beautiful weather and the Retreat was as its name describes a peaceful haven
from the stresse of daily life. We have already decided to book this same
holiday again as we both feel that for location, peace and generally rechargeing
in and nature at its best this holiday cannot be beaten.
|Helen and James, Aug 2010
Llety'r Dylluan Wen is a stunning holiday cottage set on the very edge of the Tanat Valley 1 mile from the village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant in Mid Wales, surrounded by rolling fields and wildlife. The nearest towns are Llanfyllin (6 miles) and, just over the border, Oswestry (15 miles).
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant is a quaint village set in the heart of the Tanat Valley mid Wales. It is home to Pistyll Rhaeadr, the largest waterfall in Wales and the UK’s tallest single drop waterfall at 240ft (80m) high. Hidden away in an enchanting area in the Berwyn Mountains, there is a tea shop at the bottom of it and many walkers return year after year to climb up the waterfall. With its beauty changing season after season it is a favourite of walkers and locals alike.
The village itself has a café, good quality Butchers shop, post office, grocery stores and a good selection of pubs to choose from. Llanrhaeadr also found fame in 1995 when scenes from 'The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain', starring Hugh Grant, was filmed in the village.
This unspoilt and relatively undiscovered part of Mid Wales is the perfect base for enjoying nature at its very best. Walking, cycling, bird watching, National Trust properties and historic towns are all frequently enjoyed. Please note that bikes can be hired locally and delivered to the cottage door is you wish.
The nearby Berwyn hills are a beautiful Mountain range in Wales and are ideal for those who like to walk high level moorland walks. The Berwyn Ridge walk is easily accessed from Owl Barn Retreat and on clear days offers the most amazing views across Wales, the Shropshire borders and across Snowdonia. The climbs are suitable for a range of levels.
Situated on the edge of Snowdonia, Lake Vyrnwy is a beautiful lake hidden amongst the surrounding valleys, 9 miles from Barn Owl Retreat.
There is an RSPB visitors centre based at Lake Vyrnwy offering an opportunity to go into the viewing hides to watch the many different types of birds that are attracted to this area. It is a beautiful place to visit. You should be able to see and hear pied flycatchers and redstarts, while dippers nest by the lake and rocky streams, great crested grebes and goosanders bob on the water, and above you, ravens, buzzards and perhaps a peregrine soar in the skies.
This stunning, pet-friendly retreat is set in a beautiful rural location, surrounded by rolling fields and wildlife. 1 mile from the pretty little village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant with its own cafe, good quality butchers, post office, grocery stores and good selection of pubs. Nearby is Pistyll Rhaeadr, the largest waterfall in Wales and the tallest in the UK, hidden away in an enchanting area in the Berwyn Mountains.
Fully fitted kitchen/diner with full length balcony, oak floorboards and energy efficient oven/hob and appliances. Worktops are made from recycled glass bottles.
Living room with oak flooring, superior 3 seater sofa bed and lounge chair. Freeview TV, DVD and a wide selection of reference books for the local area. The balcony stretches almost the full width of the living room, framing the panorama of the Berwyns to perfection.
The hallway leads to the Wet Room which has a walk in shower, sink and toilet. Grab rails are fitted. The room is tiled with non slip floor tiles and attractive wall tiles. There is a lit shaving mirror.
Double bedroom with dressing table and mirror, drawers and wardrobe hanging space. Oak floorboards and a large panoramic window.
The crog loft is a twin bedded loft room with Skylight. Selection of reading books, board games and jigsaws. Eco Cork flooring. Restricted headroom - most suitable for children.
The garden is opposite the cottage and attracts numerous birds, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs etc. There are 2 benches available made from reclaimed wood. There are also 2 paddocks available for you to walk around, with benches at various scenic locations. In all there are over 2 acres of land, totally surrounded by open countryside.
Welcome pack with local Welsh produce on arrival, including sausages, bacon, eggs, bread, butter, milk Bara Brith, tea, coffee and sugar.
Bed linen, hand and bath towels included
Central heating and electricity included
Cot and high chair provided on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
Faith in Nature toiletries provided. This includes shower gels, conditioner, shampoo, soap, washing up liquid and cleaning products.
Up to 2 dogs welcome
No smoking inside the cottage
Private, off road parking
Bike hire available - can be delivered to the cottage on request.
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