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The Barn at Waen y Ffynnon

(Ref. 941029)

Ruthin, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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83 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property and owners could not do enough for you."

    One of the best properties for standard and location we have used.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a fabulous stay at the barn."

    Carol & Ron are lovely hosts, with a mountain of local knowledge. The barn is exceptional, with fantastic views, and everything you need inside. The wood burning stove is a bonus. There's a great selection of books and jigsaws for an evening. The local wildlife is abundant and there was some real characters amongst them. We had a Blackbird tapping on the window each day, and a Goldcrest playing on the tree just outside the bathroom each day. We can't not mention Louie the Ridgeback dog. He's a proper cheeky boy who lets himself into the barn, and is fabulous. We can't wait to return to this beautiful part of Wales, and stay in the barn again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Comfortable, welcoming and very clean."

    Every item present for a hassle-free stay. Lovely views when it wasn’t raining!

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent stay, really comfortable and clean."

    Hosts were very friendly. We loved the log fire in the evenings thank you for the logs and welcome basket. Great location and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Dec 2023

  • "Best cottage we’ve visited!"

    The area was beautiful too.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2023

  • "Thanks Ron you made me feel very welcome."

    You went out of your way to help me which I appreciate very much. The property was perfect in every way possible.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a great place, everything you need was here, fantastic views, fantastic setting, fantastic accommodation."

    Easy accessible drive and just odd toot to move on an odd friendly cow or two. The owners and their dog are super friendly and make sure your stay is a great one with a lovely welcome pack as well. We will definitely be returning for another stay in the future.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place, comfortable and clean."

    Excellent hosts

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Sep 2023

  • "Super place for a holiday, outstanding scenery, cottage very well equipped, furnished to a high standard and hosts Ron & Carol were very helpful and friendly , not forgetting Louis!"

    Much appreciated the welcoming hamper . The Barn is situated in a highly underrated area of Wales with lots to do for everyone of all ages. Many thanks Ron & Carol .

    Reviewed by Grahame5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautifully renovated barn in idylic surroundings."

    Very peaceful week away from home. Beautifully kept gardens all around. Perfect

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great hosts, always a warm welcome from hosts and their very friendly dog who checked in every morning to see if we were okay."

    Extremely peaceful location and very relaxing holiday. Highly recommend this location for a restful country break to recharge your batteries and escape from it all. The Barn is equipped to a very high standard and hosts do their very best to make it the holiday everyone needs.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful! Both inside and outside (gardens and views!"

    ) The Barn is pristine and the attention to detail is second to non. Carol and Ron have thought of everything, to make your stay perfect. They are very helpful and friendly. We would return in a heartbeat and thoroughly recommend The Barn to everyone. We were sorry to leave!

    Bob, Barbara: Thankyou for your comments it was our pleasure to have helped to make you stay so enjoyable. We very much look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "One of the best properties we have been to in many years of using sykes cottages."

    The location is very good for the outdoor life. We did have great weather all week so we got out and about. Thank you Carol, Ron and not forgetting Louis

    Thank you for your kind response, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with here with us and look forward to seeing you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a place."

    The Barn is a well equipped, spotlessly clean and roomy holiday cottage set in delightful grounds with spectacular views across the Clwydian valley. The welcome pack was the best we have ever received in a Sykes Cottage. The owners are close but not intrusive and seemed knowledgeable about the local area. The cottage is ideally located for the exploration of North Wales. We found some great walks of varying difficulty ranging from stretches of Offa’s Dyke to paths along the Shropshire Canal. We suggest that you stock up well before arriving as the local roads are very narrow with high hedges! Although we are not “doggie “ people it was pleasant to receive a morning welcome from the owner’s dog Louis. Barbie and Chris

    Reviewed by Barbie5.0May 2023

  • "A great location and friendly owners,very peaceful and a get away from the rat race."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "This accommodation is outstanding, the owners providing everything needed for an enjoyable holiday."

    The location is ideal for walking in the area, and the grounds are beautifully maintained. The owners are very considerate, obliging and friendly.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning holiday barn."

    Has such an amazing time. The owners are so welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. The barn was stunning both inside and out and had such amazing scenery. Would fully recommend this barn.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Superb location and accommodation."

    Everything you need for a great stay would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful little Barn conversion in a beautiful setting, lovely hosts and everything thought of even the welcome pack that was waiting for us."

    Had a wonderful relaxing week would deffinatly like to revisit.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Simply a wonderful place to stay!"

    !! Carol and Ron our hosts were perfect hosts making our stay very easy and relaxing in every way , perfect location to explore the beautiful Welsh countryside and an easy drive to the coast , and then come back to the beautifully equipped barn with stunning views and a warming fire to chill out ready for your next day we would highly recommend and would definitely stay again ,

    Reviewed by Ferruccio5.0Mar 2023

  • "We spent a lovely Christmas week at The Barn."

    First class accommodation and hospitality.

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Our stay in the Barn at Waen y Ffynon was disappointing due to access issues getting to the property on the night of check in."

    This was due to very bad driving conditions, snow and ice, which I appreciate is out of the property owners and Sykes' control but some forewarning on the listing of how remote the barn is may have altered our plans had we known. The listing states easy access to Ruthin but the driving conditions essentially meant we were snowed in at the Barn, had to abandon our car temporarily and weren't able to travel anywhere at all for two days which did not suit our travel plans of using the barn as a base to visit friends and family before Christmas. We ended up missing some events that were the purpose of our travel. As we booked at short notice we were only sent the extra information on the day of travel and nothing was mentioned about ice and snow via text or email by the owners in spite of the roads up to the access road essentially being clear and then the difficulties we faced were a surprise. Being from a similarly remote area myself in Wales I would have thought that alerting guests to the access road conditions on the day of travel would be common sense especially knowing guests were travelling across country and not knowing their mode of transport. I would advise attempts not be made to travel in anything less than a four wheel drive to this property in freezing weather conditions due to health and safety. Unfortunately we felt we had to cut our stay down from six nights to two and as soon as the ice thawed enough for us to leave, we took our opportunity. The property is also advertised as extremely dog friendly but we felt there were a lot of rules to follow. The option to have a stair gate would be a useful addition to the property. Having said all of this the Barn itself is lovely, well furnished and clean. I can imagine it being a beautiful setting in different weather conditions. The hosts were also attentive, helped collect us when our car became stuck and offered to go and collect supplies for us from the local town in their 4-wheel drive. We did however feel like we were an inconvenience and were left feeling quite embarrassed needing to rely on them so it was not the relaxed break we had hoped for unfortuantely

    Thank you for your comments. It is often difficult to offer a reply to a guest who feels their expectation have not been met, without appearing to be controversial. I can understand that you would like to hold someone responsible for your disappointing experience. However, its felt that your opinion does not tell the whole story and some further clarity may be helpful. From your feedback the following points are raised. Difficulty navigating to the property Difficulty accessing the property Too many rules A feeling of embarrassment. Your booking request came through to the owners at approximately 19:35hrs on the eve of your proposed day of arrival. Additional information was sent to you at 09:45hrs, the following morning which describes the property “as being surrounded by agricultural land”. The location of the Property is given in three formats, GPS Coordinates, Ordinance Survey – Grid reference and What3words. A detailed map is also included showing the property’s location. The photographs accompanying the property listing on the agent’s website show a rural location with views across the Vale of Clwyd. It is also described as “nestled in a cwm below Moel y Plás, at the Southern end of the Clywdian Range”. This should be sufficient information for you to make an informed decision as to location of the property. The adverse weather conditions had been widely publicised by the Met Office, both local and national news organisations as well as on social media. The Met office had widely publicised weather warning and that country was experiencing below average temperatures for a few days prior to you make your last-minute booking. You say that you were visiting friends and family in the local area – did you consider contacting them prior to commencing your journey to check on weather conditions on arrival? You mentioned that your car need two new tyres which indicates you were completely unprepared for the road conditions. As a point of interest, a delivery van had previously accessed the property earlier in the day, this was not a 4x4. From a health and safety point of view It’s expected that delivery companies would have stringent QHSE policies in place to protect their personal from risk, there by fulfilling their duty of care to employees. When choosing a self-catering accommodation in rural location, it is assumed (wrongly so in this case) that the guests have researched where they are staying. You mention that you visited the area every two to three months (to visit your sister) and that you were also from a rural part of North Wales (near Snowdonia). It would therefore be reasonable to think you would have had the common sense to check conditions prior to commencing your journey. You mention rules. The additional information sent by the owners as a curtesy, only contains three points ‘as a reminder’, which all relate to pet behaviour. Pets should not be left in the property unattended Dogs are not allowed on the furniture. Your dog should not be allowed on the bed. These three points are reiterated because guests with pets maybe don’t realise that non-pet owning guest may not appreciate animals on the beds and furniture. If you had read the Agents (Sykes) terms and conditions for the booking, section 9 – pets, point 9.5. You would see that, you must agree to these points prior to confirming the booking. Which really negates your point concerning rules because you have already agreed them. You describe the owners as both attentive, yet making you feel an inconvenience. Customer care is taken very seriously, making sure that guests are comfortable in the Barn. To this end we give you our contact details so that you can discuss any concerns you may have. You obviously didn’t give any thought to the conditions. It is not the owner’s responsibility to prejudge, guest ability, type of vehicle or the condition in which it is maintained. If you had read either the guest book or customer comments on the agent’s website, it would be abundantly apparent the effort made to accommodate guests. To this end we helped you to: recover your vehicle Offered to get fuel for your car, as you arrived with the low fuel warning light showing. Offered to pick up food shopping for you Checked that you were comfortable in the Cottage. You were also offered transport into the village. I would suggest that your embarrassment is more a result of your failure to take responsibility for your poor preparation and planning. Not reading and understating the terms and condition for the booking Not reading and understanding the additional information the owners sent out, which includes location coordinates and map. Ignoring Met office weather warnings Not checking the weather conditions prior to traveling Traveling in a vehicle that was fitted with worn tyres Being unprepared for the weather conditions despite having local knowledge. Being unprepared for a stay in self-catering accommodation. We very much appreciate your kind description of the Cottage, however it is felt that you are trying to delegate your responsibility and poor judgment on to both the owners and the agent, because you failed to read and assimilate available information and plan properly for your trip. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hefina3.8Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic location to explore North Wales."

    Well equipped cottage very cosy with the log burner. Excellent hosts nothing too much trouble. Extremely dog friendly with lovely early morning walks straight from the door off lead.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Carol and Ron were friendly and extremely helpful hosts. We loved it so much we have already booked to return again next year - Can't say anymore than that!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property is more gorgeous in real life than in the photos (that's saying something)."

    Such a quiet and peaceful holiday. The owners are extremely lovely and go out of their way to make the holiday perfect but are not intrusive at all. The house had everything you need, comfy beds and the fire was an amazing bonus. Louis was gorgeous and such a good play mate for our little dog. Just one thing, I found the sofas a little uncomfortable, but overall I would recommend the house and we would certainly consider coming back!

    Reviewed by Shannon4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful few nights away staying in the Barn."

    It had all the amenities that you could wish for, was lovely and clean and the Welcome Hamper was a lovely touch. The views from the patio were breathtaking. A lovely quiet and peaceful getaway.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the barn ."

    Made very welcome , Louis is just wonderful so calming . We are looking to make a return visit in the future

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2022

  • "What a beautiful place to have a peaceful holiday break!"

    The cottage is amazing and the views from the patio are spectacular. Nothing was too much trouble for Carol and Ron…thank you both. A return visit is definitely on the cards!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Barn."

    Ron and Carol are excellent hosts, helpful and generous with their own honey and bread, and a nice welcome pack, but never intrusive. The house is in peaceful, beautiful countryside which we could enjoy from the lounge, rain or sun. We brought a young dog who ran around happily there . We were also fortunate too find a few nice restaurants locally where we ate well and the dog was welcome including , Small plates and Nant y Felin . We look forward to returning sometime

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Barn is beautiful and very well equipped for a self-catering stay."

    It also staying blissfully cool during the heatwave in Wales! I'd like to suggest the listing could be updated slightly for accuracy. The gardens are lovely and we felt very welcome to use them, but the listing arguably indicates a separate enclosed garden space, when you are actually located in the owner's garden. Their dog is very friendly and no trouble at all, but if you are not comfortable with bigger dogs, it could be very intimidating. Knowing these more detailed arrangements for the outdoor space would be helpful before booking (although I do acknowledge they are include in the pre-arrival information.)

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Jul 2022

  • "Outstanding cottage with excellent facilities and great rural location for exploring or just chilling out."

    Brilliant hosts, Carol and Ron, go out of their way to make your stay a pleasure. Five star rating all the way, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful property,finished to a very high standard over two floors, there is everything you might need to have a truly restful stress free break."

    Attentive owners who will do all they can to make your holiday extra special. Quiet peaceful location in the middle of agricultural land. Lots to see and do, local town of Ruthin has grocery shops and lovely places to eat.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Barn."

    The welcome pack was lovely and the Prosecco was perfect as it was our wedding anniversary. The views were amazing and there were plenty of footpaths locally. We didn’t bother trying the local pub as the Trip Advisor reviews were quite amusing, but The Barn’s location was perfect for trips out and dog walks. The owners made us feel really welcome and the facilities were great.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything at the Barn was perfect!"

    The off the beaten track location, the views from the cottage, the birdsong and the amazing grounds make for a perfect holiday. It is easy to access scenic N Wales from the location....Just be prepared for narrow roads and high hedges. The owners gave useful directions to reach the property and were very friendly. A truly amazing stay!!!!! We plan to return!

    Thankyou very much for you kind comments. It was our pleasure to meet you both and we very much look forward to seeing you again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "I booked the cottage mainly due to the owners dog roaming the grounds."

    I have a large playful dog & thought this would be perfect for her. The cottage was dog friendly so seemed exactly what I was looking for. Imagine my surprise when 1 week before we were due to go an email from the owners said my dog wasn’t allowed upstairs (or on the furniture.) This of course is absolutely their perrogative but it should have been stated on the listing before I had booked & paid for it. My dog always sleeps in my room so that was a huge problem for me. It’s an open plan property so difficult to stop her following me when I went up to bed. Having said that Luna was fine & she never goes on the furniture anyway but I was really concerned about it before I went. I’m really glad we did go though & would certainly go back. Ron & Carol were always there if you needed them & the welcome pack was great.

    Thankyou for your feedback. It's disappointing to hear that you didn't have the enjoyable experience, all our other guests have when staying at the Barn. In the age were feedback posted on-line has the potential to have considerable influence, I feel there needs to be some clarification of your comments. After guest arrive and have settled in, we always check that every thing is to their satisfaction and they are happy with the Barn. It is very important that we do everything to meet guests expectations. Which makes in very disappointing to hear you had issues with your stay. You didn't make any mention of your dog going upstairs until minuets prior to your departure, seven days after your arrival. If you were unhappy with the service offered, it is imperative that it is mentioned and discussed at the earliest opportunity. If it was such a 'surprise': you could have replied to my email or phone prior to your arrival to discuss your concerns, so that we could have been given the opportunity to alleviate your anxiety. If your dog doesn't go on the furniture why was it a surprise to see it mentioned in my email? Looking at the score given to facilities, it again should be clarified that this may be more to do with your unfamiliarity with the operation of the microwave-oven, and hob, rather than the standard of equipment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail4.1Apr 2022

  • "The location is breathtaking, nestling in a high valley surrounded by trees, with bird song and the babbling of the stream the only sounds."

    The Barn is beautifully furnished with touches of luxury while the kitchen has all the facilities required.

    Reviewed by Quintin5.0Apr 2022

  • "If you are looking for a spot with peace and quiet and wonderful views - book the Barn!"

    Yes, the approach is via a well maintained track, but the directions are good and the effort is rewarded by arriving at the most stunning property. Modern (new) kitchen and bathroom plus a huge living/dining area. The bedroom area upstairs on the mezzanine is also spacious and there is plenty of storage. We had everything we needed for our week and our hosts, Carol & Ron were unobtrusively available to help with any queries. Beautifully clean and with all the facilities you could need in a holiday home. The welcome pack was an unexpected bonus and the vase of daffodils on the kitchen windowsill a lovely touch. Our dog Neville, was also made welcome by the resident pooch Louis and had the use of the delightful garden with fields beyond - all fenced and gated. If the weather is unkind, just light the log burner and chill! The views from the Barn are far better than the photo provides, the outside terrace delightful and the rolling hills and green valley beyond are just spectacular. Ruthin is a delightful town with supermarket and restaurants, plus the coast is not far away to the north, the mountains of Snowdonia within easy reach to the west and the hills above Llangollen to the south. Wonderful walking country and a shortcut to Offa's Dyke half a mile up the hill behind. We look forward to a return visit next year.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay, just as good as it looks on the photos."

    Very clean and ample room for a couple….and our dog. Great location to visit most places in north Wales. Would definitely stay at the barn again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect, owners were friendly and helpful and the property was amazing."

    We will definitely be visiting again in the future

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "Found a real gem with this property, definitely has the wow factor with the view from the living room and the high standard of the property itself."

    It was rural enough to have the tranquillity of pure relaxation, listening and watching the birds every morning while enjoying a cup of tea on the patio but also not too far to drive to different stunning places to enjoy all that North Wales has to offer. Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was our second time at the the barn."

    We spent a lovely week there for Christmas and we were lucky to have a real, beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Carol and Ron are wonderful, gracious hosts with plenty of knowledge of the area. The barn is immaculate with everything we needed. The welcome hamper has to be the best one we have ever had with lots of Christmas goodies. If you are into your hiking there are many walks straight from the doorstep which was perfect for us as we didn't want to venture out in the car. The location of the barn is perfect and the views are stunning. It won't be too long before we're back for our third stay!

    Nicola, Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we were able to make this a Christmas to remember. Carol and I look forward to welcoming you both in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had the most relaxing stay at The Barn, it is in the most idyllic rural location but an easy 4 mile walk in to Ruthin for shops or 10 minutes by car."

    The barn was very well equipped and so comfortable and cosy and spotlessly clean. It was a lovely surprise to receive the welcome pack. Carol and Ron were so helpful if we needed anything and very friendly and we loved Louis their dog. This is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in and we hope to be back there soon!

    Megan Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed staying at The Barn and very much look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Nov 2021

  • "Perfect relaxing weekend away."

    Property is immaculate, decorated to a very high standard and amazing facilities. Great location with stunning views. Very helpful & friendly owners. Couldn’t fault a single thing!

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Oct 2021

  • "Full range of fixtures and fittings, all superb quality and working."

    Great pre-stay communication, and advice throughout. A lovely welcome pack. The property would not suit immobile people and/or those unhappy with the owners dog, who is actually a sweetie. A shame the local hostelry, the Three Pigeons, currently does not serve food. A great place to stay throughout most seasons, as the log burner provides heat throughout, as well as the central heating. A great place for nature with an array of birds and wildlife.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Barn was amazing."

    Very clean and comfortable with spectacular views. The owners Ron and Carol were lovely and thought of everything to make our holiday a joy thank you both

    Lindis Very pleased we were able to help you enjoy your stay here at The Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindis5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation with very helpful and friendly hosts"

    Reviewed by S5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our hosts Ron and Carol provided lots of useful information about the property and places to visit and were always happy to help if needed."

    The accommodation was fabulous and the scenery and views were stupendous. We will definitely visit again. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Sep 2021

  • ""The Barn" is one of the best places we have had the pleasure of staying in."

    The accommodation is furnished to a very high standard and is short of nothing for a self catering holiday. Carol and Ron are the most genial of host, and Louis the dog would come to visit on a regular basis. At 250 metres the views are stunning, and the living room facing West gives you beautiful sunsets ad you relax at the end of the day. A good base for visiting the delights north and mid Wales has to offer. The Barn is situated in beautiful surroundings and slightly off the beaten track so gives itself to an idyllic peaceful time to recharge the batteries.

    Tom, Elaine: Thankyou for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Barn, it was a pleasure to have meet you both. We very much look forward to seeing you some time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas John5.0Sep 2021

  • "The host’s Carol & Ron were just brilliant."

    The welcome pack at the barn is the best we have ever received in all the cottages we have rented. The “barn” itself is fantastic, the facilities are well beyond what you will expect. If you are looking for a quiet & rural spot to rest & recuperate then this accommodation is definitely for you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just the most amazing place, could not fault it from cleanliness to facilities to comfort." notch in every way. It is pretty remote and if is this what you wish then this is the place for you !!! We loved it !

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation."

    Appliances were of a high standard. The barn was cosy, light and airy and set in a beautiful garden with lovely views.

    Sue: So glad you found everything to your liking. It means so much to us knowing you have enjoyed your stay here at the Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Ron & Carol made us feel very welcome, we loved our stay at the barn !"

    We would recommend this place to our friends and family ☺️

    Jack, Emily: Thankyou for your comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed visiting us here at the Barn. It was great to meet you both! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our hosts were extremely friendly and ensured that our stay was a pleasant memorable one."

    Michael, So pleased you both managed to relax. Thankyou for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything about the cottage/barn was excellent."

    We were impressed by the welcome we received and the daily attention and help we received throughout our stay. One of the very best places we have stayed at.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Ron and Carol were very friendly and always had time for a chat, Louis the their dog was friendly, lovable, loud and likes a biscuit."

    The Barn was as expected from Sykes description and we just loved it, nothing was negative at all, it has all the modern things that one has or needs at home never mind in a holiday rented barn, the WIFI was strong. The accommodation is really classy and bright, seems everything has been well thought out, planned and implemented. The surrounding area is stunning, wild life abounds especially birds and the silence is encapsulating, Yes you can tell we loved our stay at The Barn.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was finished to a very high standard and the owners were very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb relaxing location in very well presented cottage."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Barn is very well equipped and to a very high standard."

    Everything was very clean and we were warmly welcomed by Carol and Ron. Plenty of local walks and if you want peace and quiet then I highly recommend this holiday barn. The views from the barn are amazing and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing place to stay if you’re after some peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by Leah5.0May 2021

  • "Ron and Carol were fabulous hosts."

    They were extremely helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2021

  • "The Barn is a simply stunning barn conversion with full advantage taken of the fabulous views through the patio doors, exceptionally clean and inviting with everything you would expect from a luxury let."

    The garden is beautiful and there is a field to the rear that leads to a lovely woodland walk up a slight hill with a bench at the end to admire the views even further. Perfect for a couple, The Barn is a perfect base to explore North Wales or to just relax and soak up the ambience of this stunning location. Ron and Carol, the hosts were friendly and helpful. Our little dog Jack got on so well with the owners dog Louis, who is gentle and friendly, that they played constantly each evening when we returned to the barn after exploring. There was plenty of wildlife as well with a host of birds attracted to the garden, birds of prey could be seen flying in the distance and squirrels and rabbits were darting about. This property exceeded our expectations and we definitely hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Apr 2021

  • "The advertising of this beautiful property on your site did not do it justice."

    The barn was perfect in every way and it’s surroundings were idyllic ! Just what I needed ! I came on my own and it was obvious from first meeting the hosts Ron and Carol how friendly and welcoming they were. They made it clear on my arrival that if there was anything that I needed or was unsure about not to hesitate to ask . There were so many places of interest, and beautiful walks in the surrounding area not too far from the barn . But so lovely to come back ‘ HOME ‘ to the barn to relax after a day out .

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2020

  • "Great Hosts Great Location Great Facilities- Nuff Said"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a great place to stay the location is ideal."

    the ownwers were really friendly and noting was to much trouble for them. We would certainly go to this Cottage again. First Rate. !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owners were so welcoming and friendly and constantly went the extra mile, making sure we had everything we needed for a very enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2020

  • "Position of the barn with spectacular views."

    The quality of the fittings inside the barn were the best we have ever encountered in all the rentals we have stayed in. The friendliness of the hosts who made us and our dog feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2020

  • "The hosts, Carol and Ron were amazing."

    The barn was lovely, had great views, was very quiet and very secure so we were able to let the dog out the door to play on his own knowing he would be safe. The hosts dog was very friendly with our dog.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Barn, Carol and Ron were very friendly and helpful."

    The Barn is in a beautiful location with spectacular views, we found the cottage very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a peaceful getaway! Thanks and we will definitely like to visit again as our dog was also made very welcome.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2020

  • "It was just fantastic,lovely people, a great place for our holiday break"

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Barn is a wonderful holiday home."

    The hosts are fantastic , nothing is too much trouble for them. Plenty to do in the area. I would recommend the Barn to anyone- in fact I already have? & we would love to go back

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Barn is a wonderful place."

    It has been kitted out beautifully. A great place to recharge your batteries and enjoy peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2019

  • "The barn was absolutely lovely ,a truly stunning location we cant wait to go back ."

    The owners are lovely people and really help out but still give you youre space ,it was just what we needed rest and relaxation in a peacefull location

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Nov 2019

  • "Accommodation, location and area of North Wales which is beautiful."

    Central enough to visit Snowdonia (ride up the Snowdon railway), Caernarvon, Anglesey, North Wales coast and Chester comfortably in day trips. A beautiful secluded Barn with stunning views and a wood burning stove.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a lovely time and the owners of the Barn could not have been more welcoming."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at The Barn, it certainly exceeded all expectations."

    The views were stunning, very peaceful and so relaxing. The décor and furnishings are of excellent quality. The owners were very helpful, but not intrusive. everything possible to ensure a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Linda Marie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Carol and Ron were the perfect host always available should we need them."

    The Barn was what can only be described as 5star + The views from the patio were stunning just sitting there having a meal or relaxing made our stay PERFECT.1 added extra was Louie, Carol and Rons dog.Our dog is a 4year old pug Alfie who does not make friends easily but Louie came to see him and us every day.After 3days Alfie stopped trying to bite him and made friends which was great Would we return YES we have already booked for 2020 FRANK MAUREEN and ALFIE

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2019

  • "My wife and I were really pleased with what we saw online before booking our break."

    When we arrived at the location it was everything we had hoped for and more.The owners Ron and Carol were so helpfull and friendly.The converted barn was stunning and beautifully furnished.A welcome hamper was waiting for us along with wine and water chilling in the fridge.Members of our family were very impressed also and had indicated to us they would possibly be interested in booking something similar to what we have just experienced.Regards Robert and Isobel Smith

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "The hosts Carol & Ron were very welcoming and thoughtful."

    The Barn is supremely well appointed - just loads of nice touches. I’ve already recommended the Barn to family and will in due course do so to friends. A really good stay overall.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2019

  • "It is an amazing place to stay for any couple."

    Top quality facilities and comfort. Great hosts and very keen to help with anything. Would totally recommend this place to anyone who wants a very quiet place to get away.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "This was an easy to book and easy to enjoy holiday!"

    Flawless booking and information. Fabulous cottage. Already looking for our next booking with Sykes!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2019

  • "What a beautiful place."

    Decorated to the highest standard. Absolutely stunning views. A fantastic welcome hamper. Friendly owners. A pub within walking distance. I would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had an amazing time at the cottage which was so beautiful and peaceful and ..."

    We had an amazing time at the cottage which was so beautiful and peaceful and had a lovely time exploring the local area Thank you very much

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the barn."

    It has recently been renovated to a very high standard and is a stunning building with beautiful views. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we could have needed. We particularly appreciated the food hamper with local produce on arrival! The owners, who live next door, were very friendly and our puppy enjoyed playing with their dog. We hope to return in future.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jun 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size bed
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, a selection of books and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture with small pond
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles and pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Please follow the written instructions sent to you as Sat Nav will take you to a different location
  • Note: The owner's dog wanders around the garden of the property; please consider this when booking and bringing your own pet

The property

Ruthin 2.9 miles.

Resting in the rolling countryside, on the outskirts of the bustling town of Ruthin, is this delightful, peaceful and romantic restored barn.

The interior has been tastefully decorated with light painted walls, lovely hardwood flooring and a touch of period features such as the exposed beams, giving the property a warm and welcoming feeling throughout.

The open-plan living room is a spacious area, with plenty of seating for you to curl up with your partner of an evening and delight in the provided TV with Freeview to keep up to date with your favorite shows.

The lounge boasts a lovely stone chimney breast, with a warming woodburning stove to keep you warm during those chillier winter months.

Throw open the patio doors during the summer, letting the fresh country air wash over the interior, and step out to the rear lawn and patio garden, where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining with the stunning country views as your back drop.

The kitchen has a set of white units and sleek black worktops housing a range of contemporary appliances so you can cook up a lovely romantic meal, to be enjoyed at the dining table over a chilled glass of champagne.

The ground floor provides a shower room with high-quality fixtures and fittings so you can enjoy prepare you for your day.

Follow the steps up to the mezzanine area, housing a king-size bedroom, with sloping ceilings and plenty of storage space.

You are ideally placed for exploring this unspoiled countryside area, with easy access into the centre of the bustling town of Ruthin, boasting plenty of tourist attractions.

Ruthin Gaol Museum is a Pentonville-style prison, showcasing the history of this former prison which closed in 1916.

Moel Famau is the highest hill within the Clwydian Range and has been classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1985, boasting stunning country views and excellent walking and hiking opportunities.

Ruthin has a selection of traditional Welsh pubs, restaurants, serving fine food and real ale, as well as independent stores and supermarkets for all of your amenities.

Nearby you will be able to part take in fun filled outdoor activities such as mountain biking and bird watching, also at night you will be able to star gaze up at the breath taking clear sky.

The nearby Loggerheads Country Park is a wooded river valley where walkers and cyclists can enjoy these lovely dramatic views whilst exploring this picturesque area of Wales.

Return to your idyllic romantic cottage for a relaxing evening with your partner in the heart of the countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Llangollen 12 miles; Bala 18.5 miles; Chester 25 miles; Betws-y-Coed 30 miles.

The hilltop town of Ruthin lies to the north of Llangollen via the breathtaking Horseshoe Pass. The town is picturesque with attractive half-timbered buildings, mainly clustered around St Peter’s Square. There are many interesting shops and buildings, whilst the Nant Clwyd House (the oldest timber frame in Wales), Ruthin Gaol and Ruthin Craft Centre, which houses work by internationally recognised artists and craftspeople, are also worth a visit. Beautiful countryside is on Ruthin’s doorstep with Lake Brenig, Moel Famau Country Park and Clocaenog Forest close by. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are the coast, Snowdonia National Park and historic Chester.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas