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Barlings Barn sleeps 28 plus cots: heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, games court, large garden and woods- EXCLUSIVELY yours

Llanbrynmair, Powys

Self-catering house parties/celebrations for families & friends. 'Hens', 'Stags' & dogs welcomed. Heated indoor swimming pool, Games Court with Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Sauna, Free WIFI, Pool table & Sky TV, including Sky Sports.

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Peaceful, secluded location, set in pretty courtyard and grounds of 18th century cottage in beautiful, unspoilt Mid Wales hills.

Set high in the hills in the pretty county of Montgomeryshire, Powys, Barlings Barn is the ideal retreat for relaxing holidays, weekends and Short Breaks/reunions with your friends & family in 22 acres of private grounds. Beautiful peaceful countryside. Sleeps up to 28 adults in snuggly cosy bedrooms in the Barn, Wanws and Goat Cottage. You will be our ONLY guests so have EXCLUSIVE USE OF: Heated indoor swimming pool (80 degrees – Hawaiian pool party perhaps)* Games court with table tennis, badminton and squash * Sauna* Pool table*FREE WIFI Internet. Barlings 20 acre bluebell wood with ancient oaks perfect for treasure hunts or peaceful contemplation* Play paddock with streams and waterfalls* Charcoal BBQ*.

Explore Mid Wales - local rural activities: Fishing, Horse riding, Golf, Bird Watching, Sandy Beaches, Sailing, or more adventurous pursuits, quad biking, rally driving, clay pigeon, Welsh rally, mountain biking courses, wet and wild, Centre for Alternative Technology. Peaceful, secluded location, set in pretty courtyard and grounds of 18th century cottage in beautiful unspoilt Mid Wales hills. Pets very welcome by prior arrangement SUPERB ACCOMMODATION, All centrally heated, for parties up to 28 people. 'Hen' and 'Stag' parties welcomed.

Special Features

Heated Indoor Swimming Pool, Games Court (Squash, Badminton,Table Tennis), Sauna, Large Garden (BBQ, GAZEBO, WENDY HOUSE, SUMMER HOUSE, LOG SEATS AROUND CAMPFIRE WHERE YOU CAN TOAST MARSHMALLOWS/TOES AND GAZE AT THE STARS!). 20 acres of beautiful bluebell wood. All of this is EXCLUSIVELY yours during your stay!!!

Guests sleep like logs here in the peaceful comfy bedrooms! We also offer cots by arrangement and a selection of Z beds and 'flip flop' out beds if you have younger children and you want to make ‘nests’in the bedrooms for them. We are happy to be flexible to suit your needs.


BARN GROUND FLOOR (everybody says the Barn is much bigger than it looks!!) Huge, sun filled, VERY well equipped fitted kitchen, with: 2 range cookers, 2 microwaves, 4 x fridge freezers, enormous built in larder, pine kitchen table and Welsh dresser, 2 x dishwashers, washing machine, tumble drier, cafetieres, french doors to patio and clematis smothered raised deck, over the bubbling brook, for wonderful al fresco dining. Watch the sun rise over the glorious valley and hills, with a cuppa or star- gaze with a ‘G & T’!
Also, following the trend for guests wanting to bring extra people with them to holiday with them at Barlings, the accommodation has expanded. So, recently a new fabulous dining room has been created, adjoining the kitchen extension (this room is a very generous 40 feet long). Your whole party of 28 can easily dine at the huge table in this lovely sunny room with amazing views of the hills and valley. Guests fall in ‘LURVE’! There are loads of serving dishes, ‘crocks’ and cutlery, etc., Welsh dresser, hostess trolley, wine racks, cocktail shakers, (vintage singer treadle sewing machine forms the ‘bar’) romantic soft copper lighting, candlelit meals, fairy lights French doors to south facing patio. Wonderful wafts of honeysuckle scented air drift in during the summer months. Mmmmmm!
Large L shaped lounge (27’x27’) with French doors to dining room. Comfy and cosy! Snuggle up by the stone fire place and enjoy the wood burning fire (free logs) - chat, play board games, read (loads of books in the Barlings library), knit, watch the 43” Flat Screen TV. SKY+ (including Movies & Sports packages) /DVD/ video. Door from lounge to wisteria and rose smothered verandah, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and games court.

‘Rose’ bedroom – Pretty wheelchair friendly bedroom, 2 x 3ft single beds with ensuite shower (with a removable shower chair), washbasin & w.c.
‘Clematis’ bedroom - twin beds with ensuite bath, washbasin & w.c. over looks patio, garden and lovely vista.
HEATED INDOOR SWIMMING POOL,full size SQUASH COURT, SAUNA, TABLE TENNIS. Plenty of activies for all ages, whatever the weather!! BARN FIRST FLOOR ‘Jasmine’ bedroom - Kingsize bed with lacy canopy, ensuite bath, washbasin and w.c., ‘Hydrangea’ bedroom - double bed with lacy canopy, ensuite bath, washbasin and w.c. ‘Honeysuckle’ bedroom - twin beds with adjacent bathroom, washbasin and w.c. ‘Sycamore’ bedroom - twin beds with adjacent bathroom, washbasin and w.c. ‘Celandine’ bedroom - Kingsize bed with ensuite bath, washbasin and w.c. Loft playroom with dolls house, dollies, play farm, etc., TV with DVDs just for the children! Full central heating. All fuel, power, logs for fire and bed linen included. THE WANWS offers a further 4 cosy bedrooms in characterful accommodation in the converted wing of Barlings Cottage just a few yards across courtyard from the Barn. Honeysuckle and roses drape themselves languidly across the warmed walls and fill the house with summer scent. Sleeping eight the centrally heated accommodation comprises: ‘Forget-me-not’ bedroom - double bed with ensuite shower, wash basin & w.c. ‘Oak’ bedroom - twin beds with ensuite shower & wash basin ‘Cornflower’ bedroom - twin beds with ensuite shower & wash basin ‘Daisy’ ground floor bedroom - twin beds Further w.c. and washbasin on landing. Piano for singsongs!. ‘Goat Cottage’ offers extra accommodation for up to 4 people in a double bedroom ensuite and a comfy sofabed in the lounge of this characterful part of Barlings SKY TV in Goat Cottage. You can book the Barn alone or with either or both the Wanws and Goat Cottage as well.


Barlings Barn is set in a wonderfully secluded South facing location at the end of its own lane (so no passing traffic). Stunning views down the unspoilt valley. Sun trap patios * BBQ* camp fire(great for toasting marshmallows and sing- songs!) Wendy House 'Buttercup Cottage' for the children to play in. Relax on the raised patio with the stream flowing peacefully below you. Organic gardens. Gazebo * rocking chairs on Verandah * glorious views * streams and waterfalls * peace and quiet!! 1 ACRE WILD FLOWER MEADOW great for ball games, picnics, playing, sunbathing, RELAXATION* Tranquil walks in your own private 20 ACRE ANCIENT BLUEBELL WOOD (children love exploring, making 'dens' and treasure/Easter Egg hunts), carpets of flowers in Spring, clean air, lichen smothered trees* As one of our guests stated on Trip Advisor 'a little piece of paradise!'

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Local Area

This really is a lovely area, and although blissfully quiet with low levels of traffic and noise/air/light pollution (lots of lichen growing here and wonderful starry nights) there are lots of places to explore and many activities available locally: Beach only 35 minutes by car. Historic castles, incredibly ancient buildings & churches, 3,000 yr old standing stones, cute market towns to explore. Clay pigeon shooting * quad bikes * go karts * rally car driving * Annual Welsh Rally weekend * digger driving * paint balling * gorge walking * Wet and Wild * mountain bike courses * golf on one of the fantastic courses in the area (ask Terry for advice) * glorious golden sands of Aberdovey beach (only 35 minutes by car) * bird and badger watching* pony trekking on Fairbourne beach * mountain climbing in Snowdonia National Park * steam trains galore * fishing * sailing * music festivals * medieval re-enactments * horse racing (Ludlow, Bangor on Dee, Chester, we had one party of stags who all went to Chester races dressed identically in tweed suits and flat caps!!) * Centre for Alternative Technology * outings to historic Shrewsbury. Plus, of course, the superb facilities we offer at Barlings Barn! You might also care to visit and which offer further useful information about the area

Pubs, bars, and restaurants

  • Caterers can be arranged (0Km)
  • Village pub (3Km)
  • Alleppo Merchant pub, Carno good food. (10Km)


  • Jason delivers, fresh fruit, veg, milk, ham and bacon etc, twice a week. (0Km)
  • ASDA and Tesco both deliver (0Km)
  • Montys' Brewery will deliver locally brewed real ale (0Km)
  • Village shop (3Km)
  • Excellent & unusual shops, cafes and pubs in Machynlleth -ancient capital of Wales. Eclectic market every Wednesday. (6Km)

Railway stations

  • Good rail service - on the Aberystwyth line (0Km)
  • Caersws (19Km)


  • Manchester (0Km)
  • Birmingham (0Km)
  • Liverpool (150Km)

Essential Information

  • Sleeps 28 people in 13 bedrooms Bed Linen is provided
  • 6 Baths
  • 6 Showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 15
  • Pets allowed Very welcome by arrangement (we've even had a parrot staying!!))


View availability

Short breaks?

All year round

Changeover day


Facilities and Amenities


  • Family Rooms: 1
  • Double Rooms: 5
  • Twin Rooms: 7
  • Cots: 3


  • WiFi/Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Owners on site

For your entertainment

  • TV

Indoor Heated Swimming Pool,Pool Table, Squash Court, Sauna, Table Tennis,42” TV SKY+ & movies/sports package, various board games, DVDs for children, hundreds of books to borrow, piano.

In the kitchen

  • Range cooker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchen table
  • High chair provided


  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Play equipment
  • Parking

Nearby Activities

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Horse riding
  • Watersports

Sandy beach 35 mins drive


Dates Price
Two and three nights breaks September 6th 13th 27th - up to £ 700 discount
6th Sep 2019 - 30th Sep 2019
Two and three nights breaks October 11th 18th - up to £ 600 discount
11th Oct 2019 - 21st Oct 2019
Two and three nights breaks November 8th - up to £ 500 discount
8th Nov 2019 - 11th Nov 2019

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