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“ABSOLUTELY AWESOME PLACE FOR US & OUR DOG”
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Our amazing BBQ Hut is available for guests staying in our cottages.
Breathtaking rural views over 3 counties
The Hay Barn (sleeps 4 +2)
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Bay Tree Barn (sleeps 4 + 2)
Totally dog friendly
Bay Tree Barn - cosy rustic country decor
100% dog friendly with no limit on numbers!
Amazing mountain biking on our doorstep with resident guide and bike hire available
Fabulous home made food delivered to your table
Spectacular dog friendly beaches
Enclosed gardens
Stunning forest walks
Beautiful coastal path walks
Open all year - stunning in the snow!  (We have 4x4 vehicles to assist you!)
The Hay Barn - cosy, rustic country decor
The Hay Barn - dining area
View from Brechfa Forest Barns
The Hay Barn
100% dog friendly with no limit on numbers!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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Chris0196...
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“ABSOLUTELY AWESOME PLACE FOR US & OUR DOG”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We found this on eBay and the barn we stayed in was everything we could wish for. The views from the barn are to Die for and the walks from your doorstep into the forest are amazing. Nikki & Jason (your Hosts) could not be more helpful & a credit to them for making their two barn properties so accommodating for your dogs. We will definitely return .

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Liked best: Accomodation ,Views & Walks
Liked least: Going Home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Nov 25, 2013
We are always delighted to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay. Thanks very much for your kind review Chris :)
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CarolineG...
Connahs Quay, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dog Friendly Accommodation in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in Brechfa Forest Barns (Baytree Barn), after struggling to find accommodation that would allow us to stay with our 3 large dogs we stumbled upon Nikki's barn on a google search, it was easy to book, she even called us back to confirm dates as she had another enquiry for the same weekend, we had business in the area so were only staying for two nights but really wished we could have stayed longer, Nikki sorted out our arrival despite it being very late, and we were greeted by wonderful clean warm accommodation. Lovely lounge, stunning kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, Everything we needed was provided. Dogs were happy, we couldn't let them off in the garden as the fence was low but this cant be helped as its a rural area, but we were fine walking them on their leads. Forest walks are close by and we managed a very nice walk on the Sunday. We are supposed to be coming back to the area early next year and would not hesitate to book Nikki's accommodation again.

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Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Dec 2, 2013
So glad you enjoyed yourselves and are planning to return :). For anyone reading this review our fences are approx. 3.5ft high and are pig-wired. We decided on this height so as not to interrupt the views. It's impossible for dogs to dig under due to rock beneath the grass. Although the gardens for both barns are totally enclosed we would always recommend guests keep an eye on their dogs whilst they are outside :)
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Sar79_11
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“WOW!!!! Dog friendly”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

If you have dogs its heaven!! The local forest is a lovely walk. If not also heaven! Beautiful cottages in complete peace, fabulous standards, cottages are 5 star and so is the service! They couldn't be helpful, but they didn't "check up you" !! They were great with suggestions & directions & really interested in your stay and making it the best for you 5 star

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Liked best: The peaceful location
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Nov 21, 2013
Thanks Sarah. We assume you mean "couldn't be helpful enough"? Here's hoping anyway!
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JJDennis
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Peaceful location with wonderful views”
Reviewed November 13, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We stayed 4 days during Xmas in the barn.

The Barn was a lovely cosy place to stay with wonderful views. The barn itself has everything you would want from a self catering cottage.

The location was fantastic, peaceful in the countryside. We just needed good weather as it constantly rained during our entire stay.

Brechfa Forest is very near by which is perfect for walking and mountain biking. Unfortunately our walk in the forest was not so perfect as we kept hearing dirty bikes near by us (without seeing them) when we felt uncomfortable.

Only down point with the cottage was that there was dump in one of the rooms with twin beds. My wife and daughter slept in double bedroom, while I slept in other bedroom with twin beds in the first night which was not comfortable during night with dump feeling and wet walls. Next 3 nights I slept in the sofa which was very comfortable.

Nikki’s home cooked lasagne and mushroom soup was perfect.

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Liked best: Location & views
Liked least: Dump bedroom
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Nov 21, 2013
How disappointed we were not to receive our usual 5 star rating. We are however delighted that you enjoyed our cosy barn, views and food.

We're sorry to hear your experience damp (you say dump but I assume you mean damp) in one of the bedrooms. Since your visit (almost a year ago) we have installed French drains around the barn which has solved the problem.

Dirt bikes (I assume you mean dirt - you say dirty) are illegal in the forest. We haven't had any experience of this in the 4.5 years we have lived here but can assure you that any such activity would be immediately reported to the Forestry Commission.

We notice you have scored us 4 out of 5 on Customer Service and Directions and would be keen to know how we could improve on this? With regards to the weather I'm afraid that's rather out of our hands!
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lucy876
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“All you need in a beautiful location”
Reviewed November 12, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

6 of us stayed in the Bay Tree Barn for 2 nights celebrating my mums birthday. We all really enjoyed our time there and agreed it was excellent value for money. The barn is very comfortable and cosy with the wood burner. But best of all are the breathtaking Welsh views over yonder. It's set in a stunning area of beauty, perfect for walking and mountain biking.

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Liked best: views
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Nov 13, 2013
Thank you Lucy. So pleased your mum enjoyed her 60th here :)
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maureenhO...
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little piece of tranquil heaven”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Had a fabulous week, so relaxing. Accommodation had everything you would need and more. Nikki & Jason were great hosts, Nikki even provides lovely home cooked meals if required. Beautifully clean and very cosy. Lovely views from the property and plenty of walks and lovely beaches nearby. We had 4 dogs with us and they all enjoyed it as well!!

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Liked best: Location and how we were made to feel welcome :-)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Oct 12, 2013
Thanks for sharing your experience which we're sure others will find helpful. We're always delighted to read such positive reviews, particularly when we know we have been recommended by other guests. So pleased you enjoyed your stay :)
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Katherine...
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Warm and cosy with delightful views, home from home.”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We had a fabulous week staying in the Bay Tree Barn with our four Labradors. Anyone with animals will know that it is difficult to find places to accommodate so many dogs. What we found here was perfect. Another couple joined us for two nights, but there was still room for all of us. The accommodation was beautifully presented. I'd done quite a bit of research on the area before we arrived, but more was provided upon arrival. We had many fabulous walks; steep coastal paths, high forest trails, long beach strolls and amazing riverside explores. We found wonderful places to eat and great beer to sample. Nikki and Jason were themselves on holiday during our visit so we missed out on Nikki's highly recommended cooking. We intend to return to sample Nikki's culinary expertise, and the other great walks that we didn't find time to do!

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Liked best: There is so much to chose from but I think I will go with the warmth of the place. Walking in to warm rental accommodation can be unusual, and at the end of a long day is blissful.
Liked least: Site access involved crossing a cattle grid, which was a little restrictive with the dogs.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 4, 2013
Wow! What lovely words and a very informative review of the area which I'm sure other readers will find very helpful when deciding whether to stay with us. Thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you back soon we hope.
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