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Goblaen Barn

(Ref. 1096755)

Rhosgoch near Clyro, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "What a beautiful location."

    So peaceful. Accommodation was lovely and clean with a lush view across the countryside from the balcony. I would thoroughly recommend anybody who wants a quiet weekend in the country to book Goblaen Barn. We made use of the log burner although the barn is lovely and warm. Lovely friendly dog who welcomes you

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was a lovely place to stay in and lovely to have a welcome pack."

    It was warm and cosy and clean and tidy. The only thing to comment on was that we arrived in the dark and missed the turning. After the second day we managed not to miss the turning. The neighbours were friendly and gave us good directions but felt embarassed about disturbing them. I think in Summer it would not be a problem.

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean, comfortable accommodation with outstanding views to the countryside and beyond."

    Dog friendly with a range of local walks and very accessible to Hay on Wye, Brecon and Hereford.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week, set up by a very comfortable and clean cottage."

    We would have no reservations in recommending Goblaen to anyone.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gorgeous peaceful place!"

    We enjoyed listening to the owls and watching the swallows! Lovely hosts, would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "A perfect getaway."

    A warm welcome by the owners & their dog Murphy. If you love waking to the sound of horses whining, this is the place to be. Only small issue, the hot water is extremely hot, so could do with turning down a degree or two, if you have small children or the elderly the heat could be a problem. Other than the water. 100% recommend Globlaen barn, it’s beautiful & we felt so safe we didn’t even bother locking the door. Our dog was NOT a problem to anyone. The walk up the track to the common was perfect for him. This cottage is a must if you want to get away from the rush of life.

    Thank-you so much for letting us know about the water being too hot. We have turned it down. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at the barn."

    Ideal location for The Royal Welsh Showground. Pet friendly, quiet, easy access Builth wells (25mins) and to the Brecon Beacons. Comfortable lounge, small but well equiped kitchen. Internet access was fine given the location. Fantastic views from the lounge and the raised decking area. Barbeque provide, but we didnt have time to use it given our busy schedule. Would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Beds so comfortable. Views amazing and the stars at night are magical. Would definitely re visit.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "4 days before our holiday at Globlean started my mother was taken into hospital meaning and I was left having to look after her 15 year old terrier."

    With no means of contacting the owners of Goblaen directly, I took the decision to bring him to Wales, rather than having to cancel our family holiday, knowing that the property took 2 dogs not 3. So I drove from my mums in Nottingham to London ( to pick up my dogs) and then to Wales - a 9 hour drive. We were met with a level of hostility that I have never experienced before, with Tracey the owner telling us that she would have to check with her husband to see if we could stay as 'rules are rules' and then added that my dogs were 'large' and the listing said that only medium sized dogs were permitted, I didn't even bother mentioning that they were both 11 year old retired service dogs ( no such information is given by Sykes). I waited for over an hour with no feedback, so eventually had to go knocking on the owner's door to see what their decision was. We were fortunate to be allowed to stay and acknowledge it was our error of judgement in the first instance but once you feel so unwelcome your holiday is ruined. We have used Sykes many times over and have always found onsite owner's to be extremely friendly and helpful. The location is very beautiful and the property is probably nicer inside than the photos give it credit for.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Aug 2023

  • "What a perfect place to relax and enjoy the barn and surroundings."

    We were impressed with the quality of the conversion. Thankyou for the goodies on arrival and allowing us to arrive at short notice. For a working environment it was so peaceful.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect location, dog friendly accommodation and very comfortable."

    We shall be back for a third time next winter.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely barn conversion."

    Really comfortable and clean. Thoughtfully renovated into a great living space.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Very friendly owners took our shopping in for us as we were later than we thought.Everything you needed was supplied.We really enjoyed the welsh cakes and bottle of wine they left for us on arrival. Brilliant location for walking .The second time we have been back here with different friends.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely barn conversion, ideal for our needs."

    Perfect location for walking and easy access to Hay/Brecon. Great for dogs too. We have rebooked for June.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jan 2023

  • "I would like to thank the owners for a lovely stay, all was as promised and the situation of the property was great."

    Within easy reach of Hay on Wye and the many bookshops as well as Brecon , Builth Wells and not to far to Hereford. A great week away from home.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "Such a peaceable location with kind, helpful hosts and well-appointed accommodation."

    Murphy greeted us on our return each day, tail wagging and welcoming! We left behind chocolate biscuits, which we hope others will enjoy. The tin container which held Welsh cakes is on the bottom shelf in one of the cupboards.

    Reviewed by Menza5.0Oct 2022

  • "The accommodation was immaculately clean and the two bathrooms appeared recently refurbished."

    It is a very quiet location, being on a farm and you enjoy the amazing view from the either the lounge area through the large glass wall and door, or on the raised decking area. The surrounding roads are mostly very narrow, so getting around can take longer than it may seem by distance, but there are plenty of places to visit relatively nearby. The Roast Ox pub in the nearby villages serves excellent food and allows dogs inside. The only downside of the stay was the lack of phone or data reception and the internet speed being very slow which made pre loading directions on my phone and planning where we were going very difficult. Other than that, I would very much recommend staying here as it os comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect property & location for a quiet break for a few days."

    Scenery was amazing, will definitely go back

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2022

  • "Situated in a wonderful location."

    The views from the veranda where absoluley lovely.The accommodation was extremely clean and spacious with everything you would need.The beds were extremely comfortable .Stayed at many Sykes cottages now and this would be top.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely views and location."

    Clean and tidy and everything you need all in one place. Owners very friendly and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    The owners and everyone around the the farm was so friendly and welcoming. The walks and scenery were great will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

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  • First-floor single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed, raised rear veranda with barbecue and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.3 miles, pub 2.7 miles
  • Note: The property is on a working farm, guests are asked to keep dogs on a lead at all times when outside
  • Note: There is a £25 pet supplement
  • Note: There are steps leading up to the veranda and the entrance of the property, please take care

The property

Clyro 5.2 miles.

Settled on a farm amidst the quaint countryside in Rhosgoch near Clyro, Powys is this charming barn conversion of Goblaen Barn.

A delightful base for a family of four's rural getaway, Goblaen Barn not only enjoys easy access to a range of picturesque towns and villages nearby, but is within reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park!

Upon arrival, you'll be delighted to uncover ample off-road parking, making unloading your belongings and getting settled in a breeze.

Make your way up the steps and into the welcoming abode's open-plan living space, where a stunning, floor-to-ceiling window showcases those exceptional views of the rolling hills and floods the space with natural light.

Admire these views whilst lounging on the spacious corner sofa, before switching on the Smart TV and enjoying a movie night; a selection of DVDs are also provided, adding even more choice!

After spending some quality time together, make your way over to the compact but well-equipped kitchen, where a handful of quality appliances are available to make mouthwatering meals with.

These meals can be tucked into under the exposed beams of the living space or taken out to the enclosed veranda, where you can relish an alfresco affair amidst those panoramic vistas.

At the end of the day, catch your rest in one of two pleasant bedrooms, a super-king-size with an en-suite bathroom and a twin with an en-suite shower room; both rooms feature zip/linked beds, for extra flexibility.

In the morning, venture out to the veranda and rustle up a grilled breakfast on the barbecue, before wandering out to explore what the area has to offer.

Be sure to pay a visit to Rhosgoch Golf & Leisure Club, as well as The Roast Ox Inn, before venturing to Clyro, a charming village.

Spend the day in Hay-on-Wye, where you can canoe or walk along the River Wye, hike through Hay Warren and explore the remains of Hay Castle.

Make the most of your close proximity to the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park), where the adventurous members of the group can climb up the peak of Waun Fach, birdwatchers can expore the Pwll y Wrach Nature Reserve and hikers can venture along Gospel Pass.

Builth Wells is a must-see on your holiday, a market town that is home to a marvellous golf club, the gorgeous plains of The Groe as well as the Royal Welsh Showground.

Llandrindod Wells and Hereford are also within reach, offering more to see and do.

Choose Goblaen Barn for an idyllic break in Powys' countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Hay-on-Wye 1.3 miles
  • Rhosgoch 4.1 miles
  • Hereford 21.4 miles

The rural village of Clyro rests between the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park) and the Shropshire Hills AONB in Powys. The village's name means 'clear water' in Welsh, and is known for its medieval heritage. Clyro is also within easy reach of the River Wye and the Hay Warren hiking area, offering walkers and cyclists picturesque spaces to explore. Dining options include the Baskerville Arms Hotel, a place serving up traditional pub dishes, which can be enjoyed with a pint out in the beer garden; alternatively, visitors can visit the Regent House Filling Station to purchase essentials. Just outside of the village is the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye, where the delights of Hay Castle and the town's many galleries can be enjoyed, along with ample access to the north of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas