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Newly Built Detached Barn With Private Drive Set In Lovely Countryside



Updated: 05-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Barn in Dolau, Nr. Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales - Peaceful, Rural Location Set In Picturesque, Undulating Countryside With Abundant Local Walks

Orchard Barn, originally a 19th century farm building has been totally rebuilt by the owners to provide a high spec holiday home for themselves and their guests. Located in picturesque countryside, ideal for walking and cycling holidays and local attractions, it is also within very easy reach of the South Shropshire Hills and Elan Valley. Stylishly furnished, with everything the holiday maker will need for a very comfortable visit

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About the Owner

David and Zara Gillespie
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable stay in this lovely property. If peace is what you are looking for then this is for you. Lovely walks on the doorstep and easy access to nearby towns. Do go to the small breeds and owl centre near Kington.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We booked to stay in Orchard barn in early December to have a short stay to visit family within the local area. The Barn has been converted to a very high standard, and the place was spotless. The kitchen had everything you needed plus the extra touches provided. The welcome folders and instructions was a nice to touch. Overall a fantastic stay, would highly recommend and look forward to booking in the summer, just one note a anti slip mat for the up stairs shower room is required for small children.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect rural holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the barn. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. It was near a farm and we had two very friendly pigs by the driveway that greeted us each morning. The area was rural and perfect for exploring the local area from. We particularly enjoyed a trip to the Spaceguard Centre in Knighton.

Overall, I would highly recommend this house and would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home quality accomodation finished to a very high standard as described.

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant place to stay to get away from all the hustle and bustle. Quiet, tranquil and idyllic. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate returning and would highly recommend to family and friends. Zara and David where very helpful and provided us with all the information we required. A car is a must to get out and about as we visited a few of the nearby towns for drinks and food.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just the place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise opening the door to this very comfortable beautifully set out converted barn. A real treat to stay in such a quiet part of the Country yet with so much to do whether it rains or is sunny. If staying here you must visit the dams and see the Red kite rehabilitation centre. Would recommend this lovely place. Enjoy

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely immaculate lovely converted barn

  • 5 of 5

This is an immaculately completed barn conversion in a lovely remote location. It was very clean and perfectly presented. It had all you could need in it. Beds were incredibly comfortable. Bathrooms were lovely and showers better than home! I have already recommended it to all my family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Pen-y-bont at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Llandrindod Wells or Knighton at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Dolau Station. Picturesque small station. at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bleddfa at 4 Miles Car: necessary


Knighton - 11 miles

Llandrindod Wells - 10 Miles

Builth Wells - 17 Miles

Rhayader - 14.9 miles

Further Details:

Orchard Barn is well placed for local walking/cycling holidays. In opposite directions are Llandrindod Wells (Victorian Spa town), and the market town of Knighton to access Banks, Tesco and Aldi supermarkets etc. Within 3 to 5 miles Crossgates has a garage with shop and cafe, whilst a choice of restaurant / pubs are available including those at Bleddfa and Pen-y-Bont.

#Horse riding is available locally.

#Offa's Dyke and it's Visitor Centre in Knighton.

#visit Abbeycumhir house.

#Clun and Montgomery.

#Rhadayer- the gateway to the scenic Elan Valley, Lakes and Dams

#South Shropshire Hills incl Long Myndd, Church Stretton, Acton Scott Farm Museum, Cleobury Mortimer and Clee Hill.

#Ancient towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

#Aberwystwyth is 48 miles distant.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Welsh Show Week
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Short Breaks available:
Long Weekend - 3 nights (Fri-Mon) or Mid-Week - 4 nights (Mon-Fri)

Please contact owner for prices and availability.

£50 deposit required to confirm booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, but can be flexible if circumstances allow.
Arrival time is 4 pm and vacate by 10.30 am on day of departure.

Owner'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.
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Updated: 05-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • mountain biking


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1. Spacious with shower, toilet, washbasin and tiled floor with underfloor heating. Ensuite to Bedroom 2. Very spacious with walk in shower, toilet and vanity washbasin. Cloakroom(off living room) has toilet and washbasin vanity unit.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Downstairs. Queen size bed, oak floor and underfloor heating with spacious en suite shower room. TV/DVD. Bedroom 2: Upstairs. Large carpeted room with king size bed/twins with adjacent en-suite shower room incl. airing cupboard. TV/DVD.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: Orchard Barn has been heated with an eco-friendly ground source heat pump. The ground floor is all underfloor heating and the 4 areas all thermostatically controlled. The first floor has therm-valved radiators in its bedroom and en-suite. Due to close proximity of livestock, no dogs are allowed. Outside: There are fully paved and stoned patio areas around the house with a BBQ area, also outside dining table and garden chairs to enjoy a nice summers day in the sunshine or watching the evening sunset. Two secure bike sheds (takes two bikes in each) for storage with locks Utility Room: N/A Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All sheets, towels and tea cloths are supplied on arrival, and can be laundered by guests if necessary. Cleaning and laundry is done on changeover day.

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