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Breathtaking rural views over 3 counties The Hay Barn (sleeps 4 +2)
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Breathtaking rural views over 3 counties
The Hay Barn (sleeps 4 +2)
The Old Bike Shed (sleeps 2)
Bay Tree Barn (sleeps 4 + 2)
Totally dog friendly
Bay Tree Barn - cosy rustic country decor
100% dog friendly with no limit on numbers!
Amazing mountain biking on our doorstep with resident guide and bike hire available
Fabulous home made food delivered to your table
Spectacular dog friendly beaches
Enclosed gardens
Stunning forest walks
Beautiful coastal path walks
Open all year - stunning in the snow!  (We have 4x4 vehicles to assist you!)
The Hay Barn - cosy, rustic country decor
The Hay Barn - dining area
View from Brechfa Forest Barns
The Hay Barn
100% dog friendly with no limit on numbers!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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jkm009
liverpool
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Looking Forward To Another Visit”
Reviewed 28 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We have just returned from our break in Bay Tree Barn and whilst it is not 5 star accommodation we definitely had a 5 star experience. The barn was exactly what I hoped for - rustic and cosy but plenty big enough for the two of us and our two Labradors. Nikki is a great host, there if you need her but not at all intrusive. She showed us around the barn, told us about local walks, pointed out on a map the beaches she would recommend and then went to make our dinner! We had mushroom soup; lasagne and trifle - all homemade and all delicious. We would definitely recommend you try the lasagne. The beds were really comfy and the barn had everything we required during our stay including the breathtaking views. Our dogs had a fabulous time, we visited Pembrey Country Park which is dog paradise - acres of forest to explore before reaching the 7 mile beach and we had the place to ourselves. There are plenty of forest walks near to the barns and we did three of them - again, didn't meet a soul. We visited the local pub one evening and had a decent meal but it is a few miles away. Overall, one of the best holidays we have had in the UK and we are looking forward to going back.

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Liked best: Location; views; food
Liked least: No bath, shower only but I knew that when I booked
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
1 Mar 2015
Fabulous. We're so pleased and look forward to welcoming you and your delicious dogs back again :)
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PafcioIE
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Dog Friendly:)”
Reviewed 27 February 2015 for a stay in November 2014

This was our second stay in fabulous Brechfa Forest Barns and as before - great 'escape to the country', quiet location, beautiful view, cosy accommodation and truly dog friendly stay.

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
28 Feb 2015
It was an absolute pleasure to have you back to stay with us. We're always so thrilled when guests return time and time again. Until next time!
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HayleyA26...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What an incredible break away!”
Reviewed 27 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed in Bay Tree Barn and the moment we arrived it was warm and cosy. The cottage was beautiful, exactly what you would dream of for a countryside holiday. Nikki was very welcoming and gave us all the information we could want about the area and walks. Nikki made us dinner that night and it was delicious. I highly recommend trying her home cooked food. The views from the cottage were breathtaking! We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay with our 4 dogs and made the most of the local forest walks and beaches. The dogs had the time of their lives and loved curling up in front of the fire after a long walk and myself and my husband returned feeling relaxed and refreshed. We can't wait to return again soon.

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Management Response
28 Feb 2015
Thank you Hayley. We really appreciate your taking the time to leave a review and we're so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday with us :)
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Sue S
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Cosy weekend in The Bike Shed”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Had a wonderful weekend away in the stunning camarthonshire, beautiful walks and great beaches for both walkers and muddy paws, The Bike Shed was small but fully equipped with a lovely decor. The night sky was a star gazers paradise so my husband was a very happy man. Our only frustration was the Wi-Fi and the fact we could not
Connect any of our 4 devices, this would have helped us greatly in planning our days.overall a very relaxing weekend.

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Management Response
21 Feb 2015
So pleased you and your dogs enjoyed your stay Sue & Glenn. And thank you for your lovely report and photos posted on our Facebook page! As we were away ourselves we had no idea there was a problem with the wifi until you mentioned it in this review. We did leave a number for you to contact us on in the event of any problem and we would have reported a fault to BT immediately had we known. I do hope it didn't spoil your stay too much. For those reading this, being in the rural location we are in, our broadband will probably never be fast but it does usually work, especially as BT have just replaced 500m of cable on mountain. I will be on to them like a shot to see what the problem was.
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Amber N
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“Magical countryside - Well thought of cosy Bike shed”
Reviewed 10 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Stayed at this beautiful place with my boyfriend and two retrievers. Best place I have ever stayed in the countryside. Scenic views from the cottage. Surpised by how much there is to do in carmarthenshire, walks/ country parks/ cosy pubs/ bike trails. Highly recommend the forest arms -great food! The old bike shed is very pretty it has been well thought out and I loved the idea of climbing a ladder getting into bed. Recommend Nikki's cooking. If your there, hire the bikes out from Mud Treks, great ride although very tiring. The only minor negative would be.. It would have been lovely to find some complementary tea bags/sugar and milk for when we arrived but aside from that Nikki was very accommodating and welcoming. Definitely be returning.
Thanks for having us guys!

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Management Response
13 Feb 2015
Thank you Amber & Ben - you were perfect guests. You certainly packed a lot in on your weekend with us! As always we're so pleased to hear our guests have enjoyed themselves. For another time, if you are ever short of basic supplies such as tea, coffee, milk - just give us a shout and we will pop some in. I know Ben is interested in one of our fully catered, guided MTB weekends with our sister business MudTrek Mountain Bike Breaks - for your info (and for anyone reading this) all basic supplies are included on one of these breaks (tea, coffee, milk, sugar, orange juice, bread, butter, jam, cereals, porridge & muesli) - not to mention a full cooked breakfast each day plus packed lunches and 2 course evening meals. As self-caterers though I'm really pleased you chose to order one of my meals and enjoyed! Come back soon guys - and bring those gorgeous dogs with you too :)
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