The Little Barn is a truly wonderful, unique place. Firstly, the setting is magical: on the edge of a little lake, surrounded by meadows, trees and quiet. The Barn itself makes you wish that you could run away and build your own cabin. It’s fascinating, from the mezzanine ceiling to the built in wooden bookcase. Not to mention the woodburning stove! You can have great fun lighting it and cooking on it in the evenings.
There are so many thoughtful touches here, that make it truly distinct from any other holiday cottage that you can come across. One of them is the boat they have which you can take out whenever you like, before retreating to the bank to watch the swallows swooping and diving across the water.
The surrounding landscape is wonderful too: amazing coastline within a ten minute drive, as well as castles and landmarks. Newport is a lovely small town with some good restaurants and shops for necessities.
This delightful little cabin is more of a luxurious camping indoor experience than a cottage – you will be truly at one with nature here! No wonder the Observer’s travel editor, Joanne O’Connor recommends it as the perfect place for ‘an affordable romantic break with views and a log fire’ (2012).
The morning and evening light is spectactular, which is why artists loved to paint from this special little retreat. It is situated directly by its own pond and has views over it to the Carningli Mountain. This is a true wildlife haven with badgers, otters, frogs, ducks and geese, all visitors to the Little Barn at one time or another. Read a charming blog with photos, from guest Emma Bradshaw who booked Little Barn together with Ty Glas next door.