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The Hayloft

(Ref. 1018724)

Nantmawr near Trefonen, Shropshire Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "This property was amazing!"

    So cosy, and clean, apart from there seemed to be a few ants in the shower room. We also took our dog, and this was perfect for him too, the property has a big field for dog walks, and we had a lot of fun playing catch on it. Although this property is out of the way of any amenities, it was perfect for us, a nice chilled couple of days away. I would definitely recommend and would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Mar 2024

  • "The only thing wrong is that I don’t live there."

    I loved my time at the hayloft and would still be there now if I could.

    Reviewed by Della5.0Feb 2024

  • "No issues, no problems."

    Everything was fine. The property is lovely and well kept. Everything seems to work fine. Lovely views and a great location for walks and other outdoor activities. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here, thank you.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Feb 2024

  • "I've just comeback from a relaxing few days over New Year at the Hayloft."

    Everything was perfect. The place was cozy, warm and spotless when I arrived. I had brought stuff that other reviewers had said was missing but everything I needed was there from wash up liquid, binbags, tinfoil, tea towels even the basics like tea coffee sugar salt etc. A huge comfy bed, lovely loft sitting room and lots of local area info and general info pack about the Hayloft. It was just what I needed thank you. It was also great not to have to listen to 5 hours of fireworks on NYE which was great for my dog. I would take a torch next time as the dog loved his night walks on the huge field.

    Reviewed by June5.0Dec 2023

  • "Was very disappointed on arrival, no welcome pack, no information book to let you know what expected, eg recycling, which bins for poo bags, although found tv manual would have been nice to have simple instructions."

    I only found streaming so you need to add your accounts which unfortunately I forgot to remove on leaving (I am not very tech savvy) Used sponge for washing up left, no replacement. Bedding had not been ironed looked a mess. Very stained spare pillow in wardrobe, no bedside side cabinet on one side of bed, used stool from kitchen. It was an unusually warm day. Overwhelmed by heat in property. Went to upstairs lounge to be greeted by approximately 20 to 30 files. Unfortunately dropped front door key coming out which fell between a good sized gap between the wooden landing and the wall and disappeared below. I went down the stairs to see if I could recover myself, however it was blocked off so needed to contact owner to recover key. I point out the flies but he did not have any fly spray, but he did come and sort out heating. I later discovered the toilet was temperamental did text next day, not sure it was sorted. No automatic lightening on the stairs. Coming back in the dark, dog on lead in one hand torch light from mobile in the other felt that can lead to accidents to happening. Outside light can be switched on from inside property, but did not light up stairs going down, taking dog out for last wee problematic as need to keep on lead, which is Sykes rules and may not have been the case at the property but an information book could have highlighted that for you. 5 star location attention to detail in and outside the property could have made this a great stay.

    Reviewed by Michelle2.5Oct 2023

  • "The property and surrounding area was lovely."

    A few niggly things wrong. No instructions for anything (tv and wi-fi). Eventually managed to get 1 channel (bbc i player) to work as needed password for Netflix etc. Had to buy some items as there wasn’t any - toilet rolls, soap, dishcloth. The outside area needs some attention as quite messy. A lot of weeds in seating area and equipment (barbecues) which were not fit for purpose. A lot of dead plants in pots. This could be made to look lovely in less than a day ! Although i did enjoy my time there it wasn’t inviting enough for me to want to return

    Reviewed by Julie3.1Aug 2023

  • "Great little cottage with a super location couple of pubs very close by serving good food at a very reasonable price, and both dog friendly."

    Owners very friendly and welcoming. Only thing the freezer door in the fridge was loose so therefore the freezer was unusable, a small thing that didn’t affect us but might affect others. All in all a lovely place to stay with fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Aug 2023

  • "Very pleasant location, and dog-friendly."

    The owner is helpful and friendly. Recommended for a short break.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay and felt very welcome by the owner & family."

    Only minor worry was the stairs leading up to the property, if it rained they could be quite slippery ( we had beautiful weather ). We had a great time & wouldn’t hesitate to come again

    Reviewed by Sara4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely area."

    A comment not a complaint, we felt we could have done with more saucepans.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Yeah the property we stayed in was lovely the owners were fantastic We'll ..."

    Yeah the property we stayed in was lovely the owners were fantastic We'll definitely be going back to that 1 again It was lovely and quiet and peaceful And the Front lawn was massive my dog loved it

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful location and good distance from amenities."

    The property is really good for its price bracket. Easily commutable for several larger towns. Would definitely recommend Shrewsbury for eating out. Great selection of foods and lots of catering for various dietary requirements. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Feb 2023

  • "A lovely little flat with beautiful views."

    A perfect holiday rental for a break with the dog.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Sep 2022

  • "Wow … beautiful peaceful location with amazing views."

    Just what we wanted. Couldn’t ask for more…. Well maybe a cushion for the outside chairs!! Owner was really pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Aug 2022

  • "Needs mentioning about steep steps up to Hayloft."

    would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues or the elderly.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed the stay, we're getting on a bit so going up and down the outside stairs was a bit of a nuisance for us."

    However I would recommend and book again in the Ground floor accommodation. Lovely tranquil place, garden area outside was perfect to sit outside. Ideal place for the dog as big garden. Owner was friendly and polite.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property very comfortable wonderful views and great walks."

    The only thing was be aware the shower was a little hard to control the temperature got very hot.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a great week in the hayloft."

    The property was small but perfect for the two of us. Had everything that we needed. It's a great base for the local area. We really enjoyed our stay and if we were to come back to the area would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2021

  • "We loved our stay at The Hayloft It was cosy and clean and very well converted ..."

    We loved our stay at The Hayloft It was cosy and clean and very well converted for a lovely holiday break It had everything we needed for a very restful and enjoyable stay Lots of places to visit and three local pubs serving very good food near by and everyone is so friendly I’d really recommend The Hayloft for an amazing holiday We loved it Penny and Carl Atvarnieks and Hadleigh the dog

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful location and very peaceful."

    Really friendly owner. Very clean and perfect for two and our pet! Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2021

  • "Comfortable relaxing accommodation."

    Helpful owners . Brilliant scenic location. In the middle of beautiful countryside. Lots of walks on your doorstep. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Hayloft is really conveniently located for access to Shropshire and easily commutable to North Wales and the wider area."

    Unfortunately however we wouldn’t recommend booking the Hayloft. The bed is extremely uncomfortable and far too short for anyone 5ft10+, the pillows were so flat that we went out to buy some more, and the sofa is really uncomfortable when trying to relax in an evening. There was also a really unpleasant smell of oil throughout our stay which although the owner couldn’t smell he did try to rectify; but it didn’t improve and made being in the Hayloft very unpleasant. Whilst the owner is friendly and helpful, and the tortoise is a great surprise addition, overall the Hayloft is a lot smaller than it appears on photos and there were a few too many comfort and maintenance issues for us to be satisfied with our stay.

    Reviewed by Emma3.1Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning little find!"

    Beautiful location surrounded by some fantastic walks on the doorstep. Great for dogs. Local, friendly pubs serving excellent food within walking distance. Peaceful, comfortable and clean. We would love to come back! The one downside is the bed. Very small and very noisy on every movement throughout the night disrupting sleep.

    Reviewed by Sophie4.1Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place for us and our little dog."

    Lots of walks, and only 20 minutes cross country walk to the pub.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "Had such a relaxing time didn’t want to come home"

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely property, watch out for the upward bend in the road."

    Reviewed by George4.4Sep 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation and location with many beautiful walks right from the doorstep."

    Local pub in Treflach easily accessible via a lovely cross country walk, only took 15 minutes and meant we didn’t need to use the roads! Fab.

    Reviewed by Les4.4Aug 2020

  • "The Hayloft experience was fantastic."

    Our welcome and contact with both the owners and our neighbours was a very friendly Holiday. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2020

  • "This place is amazing."

    Its relaxing, pleasing to the eye, beautifully decorated, a great location with friendly owners. The view to the rear of the property is incredible and goes on forever. My wife and I enjoyed everything about this place. Its a great central location to visit Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Welshpool, Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, Horseshoe falls, Pontcysyllte aqueduct, Llangollen and much much more... This place is well worth a visit. Do it...

    Reviewed by Kristian5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean equipped with everything we needed."

    Plenty of outdoor space to sit in the evening and look at the wonderful views, perfect for a relaxing getaway!

    Reviewed by Chrissie4.7Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful place and setting ."

    very well equiped our only recommendation would be to renew the mattress as it was uncomfortable .

    Reviewed by Darren4.1Feb 2020

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Summary

  • Over first and second floors
  • One first-floor double bedroom
  • First-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • Second-floor sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Shared use of large lawn area/courtyard
  • Decking area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.6 miles
  • Please note there is a charge to use the car charger, payable directly to the property owner

The property

Trefonen 1.6 miles.

Resting alongside the Shropshire/Wales border giving you easy access towards the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, is this charming two-storey barn conversion.

The Hayloft has been converted into a stylish and contemporary base for couples seeking a rural escape.

Stepping inside, you will be welcomed to an open-plan kitchen/diner, with a dining area so you can gather for a romantic meal, or bring some board games from home for those quieter evenings and have a friendly game.

There is a double bedroom with matching bedside tables and lamps, ideal for some late night reading, whilst the family shower room provides plenty of deluxe fixtures and fittings for a long soak after a tiring day.

Follow the steps up to the second-floor, which offers a sitting area where you can spend your evening keeping up to date with all your favourite shows and enjoying quality time together, or indulge in a film night and break out the popcorn.

The property has access to a decking area where you can take a refreshing drink and soak up the sun rays.

Accessed via a quiet country lane, the surrounding area is ideal for a morning stroll through the woodland with your furry companion by your side.

Close by is the National Trail of Offa's Dyke Path, spanning across 177 miles and ideal for spotting some wildlife and superb mountainous views.

Oswestry is home to a number of traditional eateries and independent shops, whilst the surrounding area has a number of historical sites such as the 12th century Whittington Castle and the National Trust property of Chirk Castle.

The Hayloft is the place to visit for its grand walks and sightseeing opportunities.

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About the location

TREFONEN

Oswestry 3.5 miles; Llanhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 8 miles; Shrewsbury 24 miles.

Trefonen is a rural village which stands between the ancient English border town of Oswestry and the Welsh village of Llanhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, home to Pistyll Rhaeadr, the UK’s highest single drop waterfall. This traditional village boasts a pub, shop and has Offa's Dyke pathway running through the village. It is located close to where the successful 1995 film “The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain” was filmed. The whole area is surrounded by lovely countryside, which extends into the Berwyn Mountain Range - perfect for wonderful scenic walks and cycle trails, including along the Berwyn Ridge Pathway, the Offa’s Dyke Path and through the beautiful Tanat and Ceiriog Valleys. Visit the riverside town of Llangollen with the nearby Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (a World Heritage Site), Chirk and Powis Castles and Gardens, Erddig and Attingham Park, or visit the nearby market town of Ellesmere. Further afield lies the Welsh mountains and coast and picturesque Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, while the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, medieval Shrewsbury and the Roman city of Chester are also within driving distance. Trefonen is an ideal base for exploring Mid Wales, Shropshire and beyond.

Please note there is a charge to use the car charger, payable directly to the property owner. Please call the property owner ahead of your stay to arrange this.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas