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Delightful barn set in glorious countryside near Offa's Dyke and Elan Valley



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Converted Barn Nr. Knighton, Powys Close to Shropshire/Herefordshire Borders - Peaceful location. Ideal for exploring Powys/Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside



Our 2 bedroomed cottage, attached to our farmhouse, is ideally situated for those who want to enjoy a relaxing, peaceful holiday with country walks from the door including the Offa's Dyke, or there is an abundance of activities, including cycling, horse riding and fishing in the area. The Offa's Dyke footpath passes close by, with the Offa's Dyke Centre at Knighton (2 miles) where you will also find shops, pubs and restaurants. Ideally situated on the Powys/Shropshire and Herefordshire border to explore the unique sites each county has to offer. Visit the border castles, Bishops Castle, Clun and Ludlow as well as Stokesay and Powys, the Elan Valley or the Radnor Forest. Antiques and crafts, teashops and bookshops abound and there are many attractive villages in the area, including those linked by the Black and White Trail. Drive though the Herefordshire cider county. Hay on Wye and Shrewsbury within 1 hr. Whatever the season, there is plenty to do and at the end of the day relax with a glass of wine gazing up at the stars!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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8 Reviews

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  • 5 of 5

As in the description - delightful and well equipped.

Great location and thoughtful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a review of your stay. We are pleased that you had a relaxing and comfortable stay and got to enjoy this lovely area.
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Amazing getaway !!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing time at the warren ! Chris and carol were perfect hosts and made sure we had everything we needed . Spent hours every day enjoying the local countryside and walking with the kids and our dog , would thoroughly recommend the warren to anyone looking for a tranquil setting and the chance to really get away from it all .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay and hope to see you again. Best regards Carol and Chris
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  • 5 of 5

Had a Great week in wonderful accommodation, Carol & Chris made us very welcome, the cottage was well equipped and very comfortable, would definitely recommend it to family & friends. Beautiful countryside and some lovely places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant Barn!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with friends for a long weekend in May and really enjoyed our time at the barn. The owners, Chris and Carol, couldn't have been more welcoming and approachable. The barn is very comfortable, warm and well equipped for home cooking, although there are many nice pubs in the area. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great for our stay, but this meant we could make use of the log burner and board games in the barn and we had a great time regardless of the British weather!

Would definitely recommend the barn to anyone who wants to explore the area or just get away from it all and relax. Will definitely be returning for more exploring and relaxation!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

A hidden gem which happily for us not many have found yet. The owners Carol, Chris and not forgetting Ross couldn't have been more helpful. The cottage itself was very clean and tidy with all the facilities we needed for our short stay. We were lucky with the weather and it was wonderful to be woken in the morning by the cows mooing in the fields instead of traffic. Peace and tranquility at its best. Walks with panoramic views in every direction direct from the door with loads of information available. As long as you bring enough groceries you can lock the car up and not use it from the start to the finish of your holiday. Hardly any traffic on the local lanes and we could let our dog run free from the gate. For those who like to get out and about there is loads to see and do in the area (to much to mention here) with all the information also available at the cottage. Although in a wonderful remote location the cottage is only a short drive to the many facilities in Knighton. Don't buy your groceries before you go as Tuffins (Co-op) by the Texaco garage is as cheap and with as much variety as you will find anywhere. If you like views and are travelling East/West make sure you take the A4117 and stop on the common just before Cleehill where on a clear day you will be able to take in the view and see for miles. Once again we thank Carol and Chris for the use of this wonderful property and all their assistance so much so that we have booked to return again for a longer break in September.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Easter Break

  • 5 of 5

A perfect peaceful spot for a relaxing break but close enough to amenities when required. The cottage is full of country charm and has been modernised to a very high standard whilst remaining warm and cosy with a log burner and panoramic views over the mountains.

The owners could not do enough for us to ensure our stay was a weekend to remember and we will definitely be returning to explore the area further.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 77 Miles Nearest Golf : Knighton at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Knighton at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Knighton at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Aberystwyth at 56 Miles Car: necessary


Car essential


Knighton ( Offa's Dyke Centre & Spaceguard Centre) - 2 miles

Bleddfa (Bleddfa Centre)- 5 miles

Presteigne (Judge's Lodging) - 6 miles

Clun Castle - 9 miles

Leintwardine - 10 miles

Ludlow - 20 miles

Hay on Wye - 22 miles

Church Stretton (Long Mynd, Carding Mill Valley) - 24 miles

Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms - 17 miles

Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Rhayader - 24 miles

Llandrindod Wells - 16 miles

New Radnor - 9miles

Further Details:

Whatever the season, there is plenty to do. There are great opportunities for walkers and nature-lovers, for anglers and bird watchers, for golfers and historians.

Public rights-of-way are there for you to walk through the woods and fields, explore the quiet valleys and lanes and climb to the top of the hills to marvel at the view. Nearby are Offa’s Dyke Path, and the start of Glyndwr's Way, the Long Mynd, the Teme Valley, Mortimer Forest, Radnor Forest and the spectacular Elan Valley.

The Radnor Forest with bridlepaths and walks is well worth a visit if you are a keen walker.

Border castles are in abundance – notably Stokesay, Clun, Powis and Ludlow – and there are several National Trust properties within a short drive. The village of Leintwardine, once a Roman settlement, is only ten miles away.

There is much to discover in the nearby towns – Church Stretton, Bishop’s Castle, Leominster, Knighton and, above all, Ludlow. Slightly further afield is Hay on Wye, Shrewbury and Hereford.

Explore the Black and White Trail, Weobley, Eardisland and Pembridge to name a few of the villages.

For those more active there is Underhill Riding Stables, Griffin Lloyd Shooting Ground and Phil Price Rally School all within 10 miles.

There are also 2 gliding centres nearby in Talgarth and Church Stretton.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £120

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on all bookings. If the booking is later than 60 days before the start date the total rental is payable.

A security deposit of £120 is required.

Cancellation charges:
Deposit not refundable.
100% rental payable if cancelled within 60 days of the holiday.

One well behaved dog by arrangement. Dogs are charged at £20 per week.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Please enquire.
Check in after 3.30pm
Check out 10.00 am

Notes on prices:

No additional charges for winter heating.

5% Couples Discount on weekly bookings for 2 person occupancy sharing a room.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large upstairs shower room with fully enclosed shower cubicle with electric shower, hand basin and toilet. Electric towel rail. Egyptian Cotton bath towels and matching hand towels provided. Separate downstairs cloakroom with hand basin and toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin/double) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Four poster bed. Dressing table with mirror. Bedside tables with reading lights. Drawers and clothes storage. Hair dryer. Bedroom 2: Twin or kingsize bed.Bedside table and reading light. Drawers and clothes storage. Duvet/bed linen provided.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Night storage heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. No additional charge for winter heating. No smoking. Wifi access (Please be aware that due to our location and thick stone walls the wifi signal is low to moderate with slow speed). NB: There is an unfenced pond close to the property in the owners garden. Outside: Private garden area with patio and furniture. Portable BBQ. Parking (2 cars). The cottage is surrounded by beautiful country views and farmland. NB: There is an unfenced pond close to the property in the owners garden. Bike Storage with prior notice. Utility Room: There is a selection of books, games and DVDs , as well as tourist information and maps of the local area. Washing machine, iron,ironing board and airier. Outdoor chairs and cushions. Coat hooks and shoe rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide – duvets, bed linen and all bathroom and kitchen tea towels (included in the tariff). Linen is changed weekly.

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