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stunning views from every window
two and a half acres of garden to explore
verandah overlooking the Towy Valley
lots of space to relax in comfort
lush Indian colours and fabrics
family room with extra single bed
relax in the sunken bath
kids (and adults!) love the tree swing
well-appointed kitchen
valley weather - no two days the same!
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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“Mrs”
Reviewed October 8, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Lovely two night stay at the log cabin. Very well appointed with everything you need for a short stay. The pull down bed, although a bit narrow works easily and the lovely oak floor is warm and cosy. Everything is clean and efficient. Didn't try the wood burner or the hot tub as our stay was too brief. Well positioned for great views morning and evening. No light pollution meant we had a wonderful stellar view both nights. Highly recommended.

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Management Response
Oct 9, 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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tspain201...
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic retreat”
Reviewed June 22, 2015 for a stay in June 2014

The barn is in a stunning location with beautiful grounds. Fiona was a wonderful host and provided us with everything we needed. The local area is lovely, with lots of fresh produce and some amazing walks. We are hoping to return there this summer.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 9, 2016
It's always a joy to host people who make the most of the area!
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Nik R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“To say that Nant yr Onnen is special is a massive understatement”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Nant yr Onnen feels like home. Have just had a wonderful week in The Barn (having already stayed in The Hut, which has its own particular charm). The Barn is beautifully done out: light, airy, comfortable and spacious yet with massive TV and DVDs/games a gogo. A brilliantly equipped kitchen with really good quality things in it. Inside and out, this place is a feast for all the senses and is wonderful for all ages… Just to list some of the treats: the new hot tub under the stars, zip wire through the trees, vertiginous swing for the kids. The views from every angle are astonishing. It is utterly peaceful here. Sit on the balcony staring at those hills. Walk up into the mossy forest. Spread out in the super-comfy living area. The bedrooms are beyond cosy. A sunken bath, fab shower, soft water from the local stream…. I could go on. We could have stayed longer… there’s really room to spread out. Became very attached to the lovely nearby town of Llandovery, but mainly, and not for the first time, went away with a warm fuzzy feeling due to the kindness and passion of the owners, Fiona and Tim. Already planning our next trip!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Apr 23, 2014
It was so nice to see you again! Didn't feel like four years since your stay at the Cabin. We love it when guests enjoy and appreciate the local surroundings, as you so clearly did.
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Exie
Hertfordshire
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“Great get-away-from-it-all break. STUNNING PLACE”
Reviewed March 24, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We are a young couple in our late 20s. We have just returned from our 3rd stay at Nant Yr Onnen, the second time staying in the barn. We have been here for a romantic escape the first time (cabin), with friends the second, and the latest trip was with my parents. Everyone who we have brought here has loved it, It is beautiful if you want to fully unwind without the hassles of day-to-Day life. This year we found that the Eco-friendly hot tub which has now been built makes this place even more of a treat- on top of all that, it is great value for money.

This place never fails to amaze us, we always leave feeling 100% relaxed and content. We love to completely disconnect from life and mobile phones, tv etc. The fresh air, walking, quietness and beauty of this area is enough, helped along by the beauty of the barn. It feels like home. The way it has been put together with natural elements like wooden handles on the cupboards and stone flooring add to the natural feel.

Downstairs there are three simple bedrooms and a beautiful wet room-bathroom. There is a washing macheine and dryer which is great if you go out on a rainy walk.

Upstairs, the open plan living room/kitchen looks over the fields and valley beyond. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils for cooking, perfectly serviceable for simple cooking, and in the living room there is an abundance of game to occupy the evening. The wood burner keeps the whole of the upstairs warm. Perfect to curl up infront of with a goood book.

Tips:
- take slippers and socks for use around the barn as there is stone flooring on the ground floor, which does get cold. Wales is not known for its hot weather after all!
- The Royal Oak pub does some really nice food, have not had a bad meal there yet. They also have Wi-Fi for customer use.
- there are beautiful walks for all kinds of levels of fitness. The nearby reservoir is stunning.
-hot tub is beautiful at night under the stars. Take flip-flops and possibly a bath robe if you plan on using it.

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Management Response
Mar 24, 2014
It was lovely to spend a bit more time with you on this visit. We admired your bravery on the zipwire! We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime.
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Snoweh
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastically quiet getaway surrounded by fields, fells & forestry!”
Reviewed March 21, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We've just returned from an absolutely wonderful time staying in the barn at Nant yr Onnen. The barn itself is an old cow byre beautifully converted into an upside-down hillside retreat. Even though the weather wasn't really on our side for our stay the views are still stunning. Looking out from the balcony you can see a fantastic variety of landscapes including wild fells (managed by sheep!), agricultural land, managed woodlands and wild forests.

The wood burner in the property is gorgeous, efficient and fantastic fun to tend (so much fun I think we may have used rather a lot of wood - Sorry!) Once properly lit it heats the barn up brilliantly well and having such thick stone walls it keeps the heat for ages.

The barn has been fitted with a lot of mod cons, too, not least of which is the massive sunken bath which was blissful to sink into at the end of the day. There's also a dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer, handy for longer stays or bigger families - The barn can easily sleep a family of 6 to 8 - we felt almost guilty having the place to ourselves as a couple (Not for very long though!). The built in oven is fantastic, heating up really fast (a Godsend when a day adventuring over fells sees you arriving back to the barn starving hungry!).

There are loads of things to do when you do want to venture out of the barn, too - at first it can seem like it is in the middle of no-where but actually it's ideally situated for a whole host of things that Fiona will tell you about when you check in if you ask!

Fiona was a fantastic host, making sure we had everything we needed and showing us various places of interest in the area on the OS map before leaving us to our own devices.

In summary our stay at Nant yr Onnen was exactly the right mix of quiet retreat and adventuring holiday we were after. We definitely want to return in different seasons to see how things change and would even consider the barn as a place to come with friends.

Thankyou, Fiona for a fantastic holiday from both of us :)

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Mar 24, 2014
It was a pleasure to share our bit of paradise with people who appreciate what is has to offer (even in the rain :-) We look forward to welcoming you back when there's a bit more chance of sun and blue skies!
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sharon h
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“A rural retreat!”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We had a lovely holiday, the barn has beautiful views from all directions. We loved watching the frogs in the pond and wandering round the grounds, playing in the stream and, listening to the birds.. We walked to the local pub and had a great evening. There is lots to do locally, walks from the door, RSPB bird reserve, the dam, and our son loved Llandovery swimming pool! Carmarthen is about an hours drive away if you want town life - our son loves the ten pin bowling alley! It was a great half term break.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 24, 2014
It was a pleasure to have you and great to share the pond life with you!
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Malai S
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely brilliant, we have been back 6 times”
Reviewed March 13, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Normally we like variety but the barn draws us back again and again, most beautiful views out of every of the many windows, its like living outside inside in great luxury. The interior design is stunning, beautiful and unusual things everywhere. It is cosy warm and spacious. The huge sunken bath is greatly appreciated by my son in particular. Best of all is the newly installed hot tub. Away from the city where the stars are still stars sitting not just in hot water but hot water that is heated by real wood is just amazing beyond words!

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Liked best: how easy and friendly the landlady was
Liked least: cant think of anything
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Mar 24, 2014
Thank you - it's always such a pleasure to welcome you back. You were so lucky with the warm and sunny weather this time, and it was lovely that you could spend so much time outdoors in March.
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