Old Oak Barn
A beautiful barn conversion with an abundance of family friendly features amenities. Set in a wooded valley, Old Oak Barn provides warm, spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation for 4 guests. Featured in The Guardian, Sat 23 Jan 2021.
Set in a wooded valley, Old Oak Barn provides warm, spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation for 4. This beautiful barn conversion has been lovingly restored and offers the perfect family friendly getaway. It is particularly suitable for children and those who wish to explore and enjoy the outdoor life. Although new to Great Welsh Escapes portfolio, this property has been a successful and very popular holiday let for many years with hundreds of 5 star reviews from guests.
- Beautiful Rural Setting Convenient to Explore West Wales
- Pet friendly – accepts one well behaved dog
- Spacious barn conversion with ample private parking.
- Adjacent to an ancient bluebell woodland with 7 swings for all ages.
- Ideal For Families Or A Couple wanting peace and tranquility.
Tastefully furnished and with all mod cons, the barn is light and airy and is kept warm and cosy all year round with underfloor heating fuelled by logs from the owner’s sustainably managed woodlands.
Enter the spacious kitchen with breakfast area, offering everything you need to rustle up delicious meals. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and contains all you may need for a short break or longer holiday. Dish washer, washing machine, oven and ceramic hob, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and plenty of storage space.
There are two rustic bedrooms, one consisting of a double bed and one twin with two singles. One or two travel cots or a children's camp bed are also available upon request. Both bedrooms have remote control blackout blinds at the Velux rooflights. The cottage is one level with a step to enter each of the bedrooms.
The bathroom is a good size and includes a power shower and bath.
The large living room has vaulted ceilings with stunning exposed beams and french doors to the patio. There is also a large dining table, perfect for enjoying an evening meal or playing games.
As well as the patio area there are many outdoor dens for guests to enjoy, including the woods, and a variety of outdoor furniture. The owners have always welcomed families at Old Oak Barn and when designing the barn and its contents, gave lots of attention to children’s needs so that both they, and you have a magical holiday, making wonderful memories. Children will be able to enjoy walks in the woodlands, many onsite swings and fire pits and 2 mud kitchens. Visitors are welcome to collect eggs from the friendly chickens. There are plenty of books and wooden puzzles, Brio, Duplo & games in rotation and buckets, spades, fishing nets and boogie boards are also available to borrow
The cottage has fast, reliable wifi and plenty of books and games which are popular with visitors who also enjoy BBQs on the south facing patio or in the woods themselves.
Guests will have exclusive access to the entire cottage and patio plus a small lawned area, with more communal gardens and 42 acres of private woodland adjacent to the barn.
Other things to note
- 4 swings in the woods and 3 more by the barn (including a nest swing)
- There are 2 travel cots and one highchair available as well as a camp bed
- Children’s cutlery and plastic bowls - Small basin step/Bed guard/baby activity gym mat
- One dog is very welcome at a charge of £25
- Owners shed can be used for bike storage
- As featured in The Guardian, Sat 23 Jan 2021; 30 UK holiday cottages to book
Located on a small farm in a beautiful Welsh valley, just outside the small town of St Clears, which is a great base for getting to the many wonderful beaches, castles, beautiful gardens and of course there is plenty of coastal or mountain walking.
St Clears is a charming town with a good choice of coffee shops, Takeaways, convenience stores, butchers, pharmacies, and a handful of pubs and restaurants. It is 4 miles to Laugharne, 14 miles to Tenby, and 9 miles to Carmarthen.
Laugharne of Dylan Thomas fame has a popular castle and lovely estuary walks and places to eat. Meidrim Playground just 5 minutes away – complete with a zip wire, whereas Carmarthen, which is a 15 minute drive, has some indoor attractions for rainy days such as a large soft play centre called Sgiliau, Xcel bowl and a cinema and swimming pool.
There is also a good choice of outdoor activities available in the area, ranging from horse riding, paddleboarding, kayaking, coasteering, abseiling, orienteering, caving and gorge walking and a traditional steam railway too.
There are many beautiful rugged beaches in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, along with the more popular coastal resorts of Pendine, Llansteffan, Pembrey, Saundersfoot and Tenby.
Old Oak Barn is a short drive from Folly Farm, Oakwood, Manor House Wildlife Park, Heatherton World of Activities and Dinosaur Park. The extensive wildlife off the Pembrokeshire Coast especially on Skomer Island is a huge favourite with visitors and the owners are on hand to help you plan your trips.
It is the perfect place to get away from it all…
- Private Parking
- Internet Access
- Enclosed Garden/Patio Area
- Childrens Games & Books
- Games & Books
- Smart TV
- Downstairs Bedroom
- Downstairs Bathroom
- Washing Machine
- Suitable For Children
- Travel Cot
Book and relax with people who care
What a wonderful, peaceful experience we have had staying here at Old Oak Barn, the cottage is beautiful, picturesque walking grounds surround the barn. Look out for the little surprises! We were made to feel so welcome, outstanding hospitality. What a Gem, you will not be disappointed and we look forward to another visit
Lovely location, very spacious, everything you need in the home, I'd definitely stay again.
So warm and cosy and a total home from home experience! We made use of the board games Charlotte left out and went for walks in the private woodlands. The younger children loved the swings, the fairy doorway and the mud kitchen! Charlotte had left a beautiful tree and other Christmas decorations. We loved the big open living space which was ideal for having family visiting. They also loved the barn! We very much hope to return next year.
Absolutely superb. Charlotte didn’t miss a detail and I was just in awe of her thoughtfulness towards our whole family, with stashes of toys hidden throughout the barn. The woodland and farm are as beautiful as the barn with ingenious play ideas throughout; we needn’t have gone any further all week! But it is an ideal spot to venture out to Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. We were a family, but it would be a wonderful couple’s getaway too.