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Breathtaking rural views over 3 counties The Hay Barn (sleeps 4 +2)
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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)
The Old Bike Shed (sleeps 2)
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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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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valehash
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed November 16, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

From initial enquiry to our amazing stay it became very clear that nothing was too much for Nikki and every requirement that we could possibly have would be met.
It was a special occasion so Nikki suggested that presents and decorations could be sent directly there and she even offered to put them up.
The pre ordered chocolate cake (very recommended) was shaped into a heart and it was these little touches that meant so much.
Being able to have the dogs with us just made the experience even better - it is truly a dog friendly stay.
Food intolerances were thought about without reminder and the menu was outstanding! Truly delicious food and it was sooo nice not to have to worry about cooking or going shopping.
One evening our plans changed (not our fault) and despite not ordering food that evening as soon as Nikki found out she offered to cook for us and food was with us within an hour.
The bike shed was quirky, cute and a lot of fun. Be prepared for a ladder climb too and from bed but very hilarious after a glass or two of wine!
Every detail had been thought of by Nikki and having such detail made our day trips easy to decide on and there was no stress around choosing where to visit and what to do.
The weather wasn't kind to us but what do you expect mid November? But that just made the barn, fire, board games and delicious food even more perfect - whilst watching the storms from the window across the outstanding views.
Will we be back? Most definitely and our only regret was not being there for longer, bringing our mountain bikes and kite buggies.
Thank you so much.

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Management Response
Nov 17, 2015
Thank you Sarah. You've made me very happy :) Here's hoping you come back soon.
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Julie D
Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“2nd time we stayed and twice as good!!”
Reviewed November 15, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

This was our second time at the Brechfa Forrest Barns and we enjoyed it twice as much. Nickki and Jason are just such nice hosts and nothing is too much trouble. the barns are so clean and cosy and tastefully decorated. We stayed with our 5 dogs and the walking is just so good, we also found an 8 mile beach at Pembury dogs not allowed May to October but great place if you have kids loads to do there. Lots of super walks near by. Don't hesitate to book this place it is so peaceful and views to die for with great hosts. thanks for a great stay we will be back XX

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Management Response
Nov 16, 2015
Thank you very much Julie :) Hope to see you all again soon. For anyone reading this there is a large dog friendly section of the beach at Pembrey Country Park that allows dogs all year through.
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Simon W
Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed November 6, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

This is the third time here and we still have not seen or walked all the sites, a perfect and peaceful place and it help that you can order food to be cooked for you by the wonderful Nikki. We had a lovely dinner on the first night which saves finding somewhere or cooking yourself. All the good places where you can take your dog get booked up very quickly, so I have already booked for next year, if you do not want to be disappointed you better do the same.

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Management Response
Nov 7, 2015
See you next year for trip no. 4 then Simon! Thanks so much for reviewing us. We really do appreciate it.
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Thorncrof...
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A True Escape to the Country”
Reviewed November 4, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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After seeing Nikki & Jason on Escape to the Country looking for holiday lets in Carmarthenshire we then discovered they had finally achieved their dream and were running a totally dog friendly place in the Brechfa Forest! We couldn't believe our luck, this would be perfect for our needs as we have a dog (Spike) and we have family in the area who we visit regularly so finding a place we can stay with Spike instead of putting him in kennels is priceless. He was even allowed on the sofa to snooze while we went to visit our family!

Hay Barn is a cosy rustic little place full of charm and character with outstanding views over the valley. It has an enclosed low 3ft fence to the front of the barn but there are sheep in the next field so be aware of this if for example you have a dog that likes jumping fences and sheep herding lol! Speaking of sheep, it might be worth potential visitors noting to keep the velux windows completely shut at night or they could wake you up Baaaaaaaaaaa!! Also worth noting for potential tall visitors that the ceiling height in the upstairs bedrooms are quite low, not a huge issue as you are sleeping most of the time anyway. While I'm on the topic of top tips for visitors I thought it might be useful to know what household items are included in your stay:-

Hand wash
Air freshener
Toilet bleach
Dishwasher tablets
2 toilet rolls
Fairy liquid

There's also a utility cupboard under the stairs with vacuum cleaner, mop & bucket etc handy for cleaning up after your dog. Things you might want to bring with you are essentials like tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter....alcohol lol! We stopped at Aldi at Crosshands on the way in and stocked up before arrival.

We didn't need to buy dinner however as we pre booked a three course meal with Nikki, stuffed mushrooms, Thai pork & pepper with rice and sticky toffee pud which were all amazing!! Highly recommend pre booking this option as if you are first to book you get to choose what you like, if someone has already booked for the same night then you will have the option to book the choices they have made. This makes it easier for Nikki who has found her cooking is very popular, for good reason, and therefore having to cook lots of different meals at the same time was proving impossible.

We all had a really lovely stay, we both commented how it truly was an escape to the country and can't wait to return, trying to convince hubby to book a pre Christmas weekend so watch this space!!

Thanks again Nikki, Jason & the Beags love Sally, John, Jack & Spike xxx

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Liked best: Dog allowed to be left at home & snooze on sofas 😊 Value for money is excellent!
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Nov 5, 2015
Goodness me! What a lovely, very comprehensive and helpful review - thank you so much Sally, John, Jack and the scrumptious teddy bear Spike the Rottie. Hope to see you at Xmas! ;)
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Neil J
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Awesome....”
Reviewed October 12, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

If I could give this six stars I would. A group of friends & I have spent 3 days here on a mountain bike break. The riding is excellent, the Brecha Forest is a bit of an undiscovered gem, and Jay's guiding is first class, we got deep into the forest on tracks you just wouldn't have found. Add onto that the excellent facilities and frankly delicious food, and you have a great break. The very next thing I'm going to do is book my next trip back, can't recommend it enough

Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Oct 16, 2015
Thank you Neil. See you next year!
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Se1980
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Break Away”
Reviewed October 5, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We saw a cancellation on Facebook for a 3 night stay in Bay Tree Barn and we are so so glad that we decided to book it. The barn was just perfect for us and our dog Eric. From arrival we were made to feel so welcome, and I would highly recommend booking the meals as we did for our first night. The food was delicious - especially the banoffee sundae!! There are some beautiful walks on the doorstep, but also lovely walks a short drive away, especially the beaches. That's if you can bring yourself to leave the barn as it is just super cosy - we really did not want to come home!! Thank you for having us - we will be back!

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Management Response
Oct 6, 2015
And you would be very welcome. Thank you very much for the lovely review Stacey :)
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Michele R
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Don't hesitate-book!”
Reviewed October 3, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This was a great few days away, we stayed at the quaint Old Bike Shed with our 2 collies. We tasted Nikki's delicious meals, do try her food,you will not be disappointed. Hubby loved the mountain biking and took advice from Jason. (He hopes to book through Mud Trek next year with friends to focus on the biking) This time it was a mixture of dog walking and biking in the most magnificent countryside. The accommodation was perfect and the views just amazing. Can't wait to revisit.

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Liked best: Views, food cooked by Nikki and dog walks
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 4, 2015
Brilliant. Thanks Michele. Come back soon for more of the same ;)
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