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Luxury Renovated Barn With River Views

Bedrooms 5
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in Rhandirmwyn, Nr. Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales - Penrhyn Is Situated On The Banks Of The River Twyi. Rhandirmwyn With Pub And Shop Is A 20 Min Walk

Penrhyn farm sits in an isolated beautiful valley on the bank of the river Towy with over ½ mile of private fishing. Explore the spectacular scenery of the Upper Towy Valley and Cambrian Mountains from the doorstep. The lounge has a wood burner and underfloor heating with floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the views. Downstairs there is a twin room with adjacent wet room with disabled hand rails, upstairs we have four bedrooms, two with kingsize beds and views over the valley and river, a twin room and a double bed with en-suite facilities. There is a bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower overhead and opposite there is a large double shower room with power shower.

The kitchen is fully facilitated with dishwasher and double cooking range.

Next to the barn guests have the use of a utility room with washing and drying facilities and large fridge freezer and plenty of room for muddy boots, wet coats and mucky dogs.

Enjoy a BBQ on the private patio overlooking the river.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Hyde
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Penrhyn Barn is rated 5 stars in Trip Advisor. Although it took us a while to find, the barn was even more lovely than the photos. The fresh flowers and fruit were a nice touch, as was the greeting by Tess the dog! All the bedrooms were clean with lovely decor and spacious bathrooms, the jacuzzi bath was a particular treat after a day's walking. The surrounding area was perfect for walks and although we arrived on the Friday night in heavy rain, Saturday and Sunday were beautiful and sunny which made the views even more spectacular!

We didn't go to the local pub for food as we ate at the barn for every meal or made packed lunches but the local tea room was nice.

Thanks to Mic and Jacqui for making us feel welcome and for providing some charcoal for the BBQ on Saturday night! All in all, very beautiful place to stay. Wish we'd had longer there.

“Perfect location, perfect accommodation, perfect hosts. ”

Reviewed 2 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We had a great family holiday.
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Rhandirmwyn in Cilycwm

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs must not be left unattended within the property.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • En-suite shower room to double bedroom. Large shower room Family bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and overhead shower Wet room with shower downstairs next to twin/super king bedroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs bedroom can be super king or twin beds. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with king size beds and river and mountain views. 1 bedroom with double bed and en-suite. 1 bedroom with twin beds and river views.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Penrhyn Barn sits in an isolated beautiful valley on the banks of the river Towy with over 1/2 a mile of private fishing. Penrhyn offers seclusion, peace and tranquility. Escape and experience Penrhyn for yourself. Well behaved and dog friendly dogs are accepted @ £20.00 per dog max 2 dogs. Please ring and enquire. Outside: Lawn to the rear of the property for badminton/soft tennis and a private south facing patio overlooking the river with BBQ and garden furniture. Ample parking and walks from the doorstep. Utility Room: The utility room consists of a large fridge freezer, a washing machine and tumble dryer and plenty of room for muddy dogs and boots. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. Other: The downstairs bedroom has the wet room next door and is suitable for wheelchair users. The bedrooms upstairs have views of the river and surrounding mountains.


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Luxury Renovated Barn With River Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful barn conversion in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful weekend at Penrhyn. We were looking for somewhere quiet where we could relax and have a lovely family time away and Penrhyn definitely delivered. The barn was very well equipped with everything thought through. Very comfortable beds and bed linen. Kitchen and bbq had everything we needed with a really handy utility room attached to the barn. Jackie and Mic were great hosts, welcoming and helpful if we needed anything whilst never being intrusive. Sitting next to the fantastic Towy river watching the birds and enjoying the beautiful view was bliss. Had a great bbq in the sunshine on the front patio. Tess the owners dog was a joy, as were the horses and Dexter cows. Would definitely recommend - thanks so much Jackie and Mic.....and Tess!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking Penrhyn Barn. We feel very privileged to live is such a beautiful setting and we love sharing it with our guests. Mic and I really enjoyed your visit, it was a pleasure to meet you and the after BBQ drinks on Sunday evening was lovely. The company and weather was just perfect! We look forward to welcoming you back to Penrhyn, thank you once again for staying with us.
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely barn, every room was gorgeous and it was so cosy that we all felt right at home, plenty of space for 10 adults to share and I would highly recommend it for anyone that wants to get away from city life. My only complaint is that the local pub is not within walking distance, nothing is within walking distance. As it was, it was raining the whole time so we didn't want to walk anywhere anyway. Also there is no mobile phone signal in the area and the wi-fi router is very old and temperamental, so be warned it really is a remote barn in the middle of nowhere, which is exactly what we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Penrhyn Barn and for your review. I'm sorry my wife and I were away when you visited us but I understand my son welcomed you and your guests. We are so pleased you found the barn warm and comfortable, we do try to make the accommodation a home from home experience. We apologise for the poor wifi, this is out of our control, I'm afraid the broadband service in many rural areas throughout the country is weak with intermittent reception. We look forward to welcoming you back to Penrhyn Barn when we hope the weather will be more favourable and you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful walks from our doorstep. The Royal Oak pub at Rhandirmwyn is a lovely 40min walk from the barn on a warm summer evening, but you do need a torch for the return journey, it's pitch black and the stars are amazing.
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Wonderful House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a great holiday at Penrhyn Barn. There were 9 of us and this property was a perfect size and layout, with plenty of bathrooms, powerful showers and super comfy beds. The location is wonderful with river and forest walks right from the door. Mic and Jackie are lovely hosts and we would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us your comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, we enjoyed it also, you were perfect guests and we loved sharing the secrets of Penrhyn with you. As you are now aware this beautiful part of Wales is unspoilt and hidden from the crowds and we look forward to your return for more exploring. Thank you for coming to Penrhyn Barn. Cheers Mic and Jacquie
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Peaceful, clean and a wonderful place to play!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful property. The barn was just as lovely as the photos, clean, well equipped and very comfortable beds. There was always hot water and plenty of games and dvds to keep us entertained on rainy days. The owners made us feel really welcome and very kindly set up a football net for us in the fields. The views across the fields, mountains and river were beautiful and on our sunny evenings we sat outside listening to the river and sheep, idyllic. The lack of phone signal and wifi was not a problem. Mic and Jackie were happy to look anything up on the internet for us and had a telephone land line available. Our party was made up of children, teens and adults and all agreed it was a perfect venue for a happy family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to welcome you and your party and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We also love the peaceful ambience of Penrhyn, this area of is known as 'Secret Wales.' We only have the birds, animals and river for company and it's wonderful. Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to welcoming you again one day. Mic and Jacquie
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Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
The Royal Oak
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Llandovery Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles

Special interest holidays:

The area is great for walkers and cyclists: Visit Wales has awarded Penrhyn Barn the Walkers and Cyclists Welcome awards. Bikes can be hired locally (contact for details) and there are cycling and mountain bike trails on the doorstep. It's also a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers. There are various places for specific activities in the area, e.g. horse-riding, photography, kayaking. Please contact us if you have a special interest and we will give you more information.


The beautiful beach of Pembrey Country Park is just over an hour drive away. The coastal beaches of the Gower and Cardigan are also within easy reach.


Nearest airport is Cardiff (80 miles). Llandovery (2 miles) has bus and train connections (Heart of Wales line) connecting Swansea (with train services to London) and Shrewsbury (trains to Manchester, Holyhead, Birmingham etc). Car or bike recommended, but walkers are welcome too. Local taxis are available for hire. Bicycles can be rented and collected from Llandovery Station or delivered (contact for details). Ferry ports are Swansea (to/from Cork) and Pembroke and Fishguard (to/from Rosslare).


The village of Rhandirmwyn is only 1 and half miles with a shop and village pub and Cilycwm is 3 miles with a village pub.

Llandovery is 7 miles with supermarkets, pubs, shops and places to eat. It is on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of special landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage. This is truly one of the few remote natural landscapes in the British Isles and has recently been awarded dark skies status for stargazers.

Further Details:

Llandovery has shops, banks, post office, cafes and restaurants, internet cafe, supermarkets, chemist, gift shops etc. It has a historical heritage dating back to Roman times. There are ruins of a Norman castle and also churches and some fine Georgian houses. It was also an important drovers' town, where herdsmen gathered from all over South Wales to drive their sheep, cattle, geese and pigs to London. The Heritage Centre is housed in a building dating from around 1750 and has a small museum with interesting displays featuring some of the myths and legends as well as the history of Llandovery and the surrounding area. The striking statue of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan, a supporter of Owain Glyndwr's struggle for Welsh independence, stands by the castle ruins. In 1401 he was butchered by Henry IV. The Llandovery Craft Centre is on the site of the original meat market and is now a cafe with shops selling crafts and gifts. Llynn Brianne Reservoir is just up the road with it's spectacular scenery perfect for walking, cycling and driving. Stop off at the Dinas RSPB Nature Reserve for a stunning walk along the river and through alder and oak bluebell woodland. Brecfa and Crychan Forests offer woodland and waterfall walks and mountain biking paths. Myddfai (approx 3 miles away) is now the Welsh residence of the Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. The 'Physicians of Myddfai' from medieval times became renowned for herbal remedies and they are also associated with the local legend of the Lady of the Lake Llyn-y-Fan Fach. There are many castles both in Llandeilo - Dinefyr Castle - and around, such as Carreg Cennen Castle, one of the most dramatic fortresses on top of a limestone crag and with fantastic views. Aberglasney Gardens and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales are essential visits for all those who love gardens. Dolaucothi Roman Gold Mines, the only Roman goldmine in Wales, is another essential visit for all those interested in history.


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Booking Notes:
25% deposit upon booking with the balance paid within 40 days prior to check in.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible for short breaks during off peak season. Weekly bookings are usually Friday or Saturday.

Up to 2 well behaved dogs allowed at £20 per dog

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.