The Cottage, with its own entrance.Throw open the doors and enjoy the best of both worlds
Hafod Y Llan Bach - a real escape to the country
Hosted by Lucinda
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Get away from the everyday with a break in the mountains of Wales. This private, detached barn conversion has it's own terrace, a wonderful open plan kitchen living room and a glamorous and romantic bedroom with an ensuite. Step outside and there are over 25 miles of forestry track starting from the front door and the 4.5 mile long Alwen Reservoir just 5 minutes walk away. That is all before you start to explore the area... If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to come....

The space

A beautifully renovated barn high in the hills on the edge of Snowdon, surrounded by forest, lakes and moorland.

This recent barn conversion combines the modern and antique with real style and elegance. The inclusion of a welcoming log fire combined with it’s quiet remote location make this the perfect destination for couples wanting to get away from it all. The open plan living area has floor to ceiling bifold doors that run along the length of the room, flooding it with light. The dark blue kitchen with its granite tops is the perfect space to cook up a storm and the kitchen is really well equipped. All the appliances are new and include a generous fridge freezer and dishwasher. A drop leaf table gives you space to linger over dinner or breakfast, or you can move to the sitting area and curl up in front of the log burner on the large corner sofa and watch a DVD from the house library on the 43" screen. If you don't feel like a film there are cards, board games and jigsaws to while away a rainy evening. The fire and the underfloor heating make this spacious room toasty warm in those winter months.
The bedroom has a glamorous romantic feel to it with a dramatic velvet headboard, and heaps of feather and down pillows with Egyptian cotton sheets. The ensuite bathroom has a bath for relaxing in after a long day with a really good shower with two shower heads overhead. The basin is generous with space for two and storage below.

There is also a hall for coats, boots and the dog, and a small utility Room with a washing machine and microwave.

The barn has plenty of off street parking and a large gravelled and private patio area with outside seating, lighting and BBQ. There is a village shop just 3 miles away.

The house is within easy access of some great days out in North Wales: Try out the new Forest rollercoaster at Betws Y Coed, fly down the world's longest zip wire at Zip World, experience Surf Snowdonia, or visit Conwy Castle, Bodnant Gardens, Caernarvon Castle, Bala Lake, Portmeirion, Gwydir Castle, Llangollen, white water rafting at Bala or head to Betws y Coed and of course, Snowdonia, to name just a few of the nearby attractions....

Interaction with guests

I work away from home a lot but if I am there, you still have totally privacy as the main house has no windows overlooking the cottage, giving you total privacy.

Other things to note

There is local village shop 3 miles away and supermarkets in Bala, Llangollen, Denbigh and Ruthin. You might want to stock up before you get here as you may not want to leave!

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- Up to 2 dogs are welcome, but please don't let them on the furniture. If there is any damage there may be an additional cleaning cost.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - A Dog! but he is in a separate garden and there is fencing between your space and his!
Amenity limitations - This is a remote property, so enjoy the fact that there is no wifi and very limited mobile reception.


27 Reviews

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Ravi User Profile
October 2017
We had a great time staying over here! The perfect getaway where you can relax away from the world and go for long amazing walks around the reservoir and forest. The host was lovely, attentive and gave us our space. Highly recommended!!

Harriet User Profile
October 2017
Perfect for a weekend getaway, quiet and secluded right on the edge of the reservoir which was great for walking and exploring. The barn was cosy and immaculately clean with the essentials provided and all the utensils you could need. We had a brilliant stay and ventured out to betws y coed and Conway - beautiful beach. All in all we would definitely stay again and highly recommend!

Elaine User Profile
October 2017
We had a lovely stay at Lucinda's beautiful barn. The barn was beautifully decorated and felt so homely and cosy. Really nice touches from Lucinda with tea, biscuits and a treat for our dog Marley! The area is stunning, so peaceful with great walks around the reservoir just down the road. Thank you Lucinda!

Darren User Profile
October 2017
If you are looking for an away from it all break in a superbly appointed barn conversion then look no further. Exceeded all expectations, photos and descriptions on Airbnb all totally accurate.

Tony User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic position just off A5 and 2 mins from Alwen Reservoir. Lovely barn with everything you need. Attentive host

Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.
September 2017
Lucinda's place is a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The finishings and furnishings couldn't be nicer. Absolutely delightful; wish we could have stayed longer; and we hope to return soon...

Caroline User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Hafod Y Llan Bach. The property is in a beautiful location, surrounded by gorgeous views and there are some lovely walks right on the doorstep - it's the perfect place to get a break from technology (as there is limited phone signal and no Wi-Fi!). The barn itself is well designed, the décor is lovely and it is really cosy and comfortable; we didn't get a chance to use the wood burner but it looked impressive, and the underfloor heating was amazing! There were some nice thoughtful little touches; fresh flowers in the bedroom, milk in the fridge and Lucinda had turned the heating on for us before we arrived which was greatly appreciated. Lucinda is lovely to chat to and great with communication; during the booking stage she was quick to respond to any queries I had and in the cottage she provided a really useful house book that contained plenty of information about the local area. We definitely recommend staying here!

Wales, United KingdomJoined in May 2017
Lucinda User ProfileLucinda is a superhost.
I am an interior design consultant and work all over the country, but Wales is home and always has been, as I grew up just 6 miles away. I moved back home some 13 years ago, and into Hafod Y Llan a few years later. I love reading, gardening, music and the dog! I really hope …
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