Luxury Barn Llanafan Fawr, Wales, UK

Contemporary Barn, Llanafan Fawr, Wales, UK | cabin rentals
  • Cottage
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from £ 170 nt
What we like about this property

Traditional meets contemporary with this cool vacation home rental in Wales. Surrounded by woodland and National Trust moorland, it’s a great getaway in the Powys countryside. Perfect for groups of friends who want to hang out and go on long hikes – or families wanting to unwind in simple luxury.

Description

This vacation home rental in Wales was converted from an 19th-century traditional stone agricultural barn by David and Anjana Devoy, made famous on the TV show Grand Designs with their Curved House in Clapham, London.

It’s a great space with an upside-down approach to living. In other words, sleeping and washing are downstairs, while living and cooking are upstairs. This allows for fantastic natural light and amazing views over the surrounding woodland from the top floor. The view from the zinc-clad kitchen island is of sunsets over the moorland. There’s also plenty of space to chill – with a double rocking sofa, a pool table, a projection screen, and a rotating log burner.  Dine at the reclaimed elm table, on designer straw bales and antique Welsh pews.  

Downstairs are the three double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, complete with Moroccan-style tadelakt bath and fiber-optic overhead shower. Another bedroom has its own ethanol-burning fireplace, and an adjacent bathroom featuring a contemporary roll-top bath with color-wheel LED mood lighting. The third bedroom is a snug nest in which to watch DVDs or Sky HD TV. All bedrooms have riad-inspired lighting.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The owners can arrange for anything from massages to horse or bicycle rentals. They can even arrange for birds of prey to visit, so that guests can learn to fly them. A chef is available if needed. 

The house has some great eco features, including underfloor heating and hot water provided by geothermal boreholes below the soil outside the barn, and water supplied from another borehole. The immediate forest around the barn was also replanted by the owners.

AROUND

The barn is located in its own private woodland, which is over 80 acres in size. Beyond that, it blends into upland moorland owned by the National Trust. This landscape is great for exploring, so pack a bag and strike out to the west of the property, where you will most likely be undisturbed by other walkers. Alternatively, head cross-country to the local pub, the Red Lion in Llanafan Fawr. The church opposite it has a certified 2,000-year-old yew tree. 

LOCATION

Llanafan Fawr, Wales, UK. Nearest airport: Cardiff (2 hours).

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

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Info
Bedrooms3 bedrooms
Bed Type3 super-king Savoy beds
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2.5 bathrooms
AccommodateSleeps up to 6 guests
InternetWifi
Kid FriendlyChildren are welcome
Pet friendlyPets are welcome
ViewWoodland and moorland
Rates
Sec. Deposit£500
Check-In11:00 AM
Check-Out4:00 PM
CancellationNo refunds if cancelled within 8 weeks before visit.
NotesRates are £170 per night for 2 guests; £240 for 3-6 guests
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
Standard rateJan 1Dec 31£2404 nights
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Reviews

1 Review

  • Anne, October 23, 2018

    My husband and I recently had a three-night stay in the Contemporary Barn. If you are looking to unplug and relax, the barn is the perfect location. The drive in, once off the main road, is not for the faint of heart, but you are rewarded with stunning views of the hills (and sheep!) Located within a designated “dark place” you are treated to a blanket of stars and quiet.
    The hosts were very easy to communicate with and went out of their way in making our welcome special, and even helped my husband arrange a delicious hamper and local gin and wine.
    We did a few short hike, but there are plenty of options for the more adventurous. Town is not too far of a drive with nice casual places to eat.
    Highly recommend driving into Brecon, stunning, and going to the Penderyn Distillery. It is a drive, but filled with beautiful vistas.

    Anne

    Chicago, United States

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