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Breathtaking rural views over 3 counties The Hay Barn (sleeps 4 +2)
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Our amazing BBQ Hut is available for guests staying in our cottages.
Breathtaking rural views over 3 counties
The Hay Barn (sleeps 4 +2)
The Old Bike Shed (sleeps 2)
Bay Tree Barn (sleeps 4 + 2)
Totally dog friendly
Bay Tree Barn - cosy rustic country decor
100% dog friendly with no limit on numbers!
Amazing mountain biking on our doorstep with resident guide and bike hire available
Fabulous home made food delivered to your table
Spectacular dog friendly beaches
Enclosed gardens
Stunning forest walks
Beautiful coastal path walks
Open all year - stunning in the snow!  (We have 4x4 vehicles to assist you!)
The Hay Barn - cosy, rustic country decor
The Hay Barn - dining area
View from Brechfa Forest Barns
The Hay Barn
100% dog friendly with no limit on numbers!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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Marie W
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“brilliant”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a brilliant few days with the dog. Accomodation was exactly as it was described. Nikki was a brilliant host and her cooking warmly welcomed after a day on the beach. A beautiful setting for a tranquil holiday. Lovely beaches within easy drive. Will be telling all we know with dogs about it.

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Management Response
18 Apr 2015
Thanks Louise. So pleased you both enjoyed your hubby's 50th birthday break in The Old Bike Shed. Indie the German Shep was so lovely - hope you bring her back some time :)
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EAlle
1 review
“Amazing dog friendly holiday!”
Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed for a long weekend in The Old Bike Shed and couldn't be happier! The accommodation was perfect, very cosy and clean with plenty of local information. Our host Nikki was also incredibly helpful with suggestions for local dog friendly activities and eateries, as well as a superb cook!
The barn has a fantastic location for woodland walks and is easily accessible. The hospitality was superb and I couldn't recommend it enough.
Can't wait to book our next adventure! Thank you to Nikki & Jason, a great team supplying fantastic holidays for the dog friendly market!

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14 Apr 2015
Ahhhh, brilliant. Another set of happy guests. Make sure you bring Baxter the gorgeous Beagle pup back very soon. We miss him already :)
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nikki_bar...
Milton Keynes
2 reviews
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“Cannot wait to return! Perfect dog friendly holiday.”
Reviewed 13 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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If you are looking for a dog friendly holiday destination look no further, there's literally nothing negative about our time here that I can tell you-just that we did not have enough of it! We went from Monday to Friday and we came away wanting to move there. If you are reading this review and you want the quick version-Nikki and Jay are amazing hosts (and such lovely people generally), they will make your stay superb from the moment you book it, the accommodation is gorgeous and comfortable - we stayed in Bay Tree Barn but looking to book any of the barns/bike shed on return later this year! The views are breath taking and so many lovely walks. Nikki's food is scrummy. Loads of pubs and lovely towns!!! Book it!!!!!!! More detailed review below if you can be bothered to read with tips and places we recommend to go.

We asked Nikki for a meal the evening we arrived and one other evening too. We also had some of her breakfasts and she had made us a delicious lemon cake for our arrival. I really recommend having her food, she is a fantastic cook! Her lasagne is something else, best lasagne I've had. Also, it was so nice not cooking the night we arrived. Seriously such a wonderful start to our holiday.

There are shops not too far away and Tescos will deliver but we didn't want to spend our holiday time food shopping so we brought our weeks shop with us in cool bags in the car. If you have room I would recommend this. But the shops (and everything else you could need) are all listed in Nikki and Jays (extremely detailed) information booklets of the areas. They're so helpful and great for planning where to go and what to do!

There are loads of dog friendly pubs about but my husband and I didn't really go to these. We found some beautiful walks. The areas surrounding the Barns are free to walk around and if your dogs are fine with sheep it's good round there. Our Macy, 7 months old, had not been around that many sheep before so barked a few times but Jay said the local farmer is incredibly understanding and within a minute was fine. Bechfa forest is a good walk too and only a short way up the road but our absolute favourite was a day at Pembrey Country Park.

Pembrey is a 30-40 minute drive away but so worth it. The beach is stunning and there are woods to walk in too, archery, Segway, mini golf...so much to do. Just a lovely place and a lovely feel. So many dogs. If your dog loves to interact with others, as ours does, this is the perfect place!!! We went again on our way home.

The accommodation is perfect. So comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need in it. The living area is so comfy and it's the perfect end to a day of walking snuggled up round the log burner on the comfy sofas watching the flames flicker ( if you're me) or something on the tv (like sport or a comedy if you're my husband).

The gardens attached to the barns are great and secure for the dogs to run around freely in and the cars are parked right outside. It is so well designed. Like I said, we cannot wait to go back. My husband and I have never been back to the same place, we are already looking at getting two more trips to Brechfa Forest Barns in before this year is out and thinking about next year. We are so pleased we found it.

I hope this is helpful to anyone who has read it.

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Management Response
14 Apr 2015
WOW! Just wow... What an incredibly helpful review for those reading and how very flattering for us here that all was perfect for you. Nothing, absolutely nothing, makes us more pleased when our guests go home with a big grin on their faces and promised to rebook. You are, of course, very very welcome and we hope to see you soon. Thanks again for taking the time to write this :)
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charlykay
2 reviews
“Perfection”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

the besy dog friendly holiday weve taken. Good value lovely location. Nikki was understanding that our rottie is quite nervous around new people. Very helpful wheb we arrived alot later than expected due to car breaking down and helped settle the other member of our party until we arrived. We never go to thr same place twice but looking forward to booking here again just hopefully minus the broken down car

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13 Apr 2015
Brilliant. Thank you Charly. Yes, let's hope your wheels are more reliable next time!
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Sally O
Corby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relaxing,Cosy break and super dog friendly.”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Really great location with lots of lovely walks on your doorstep or a short car journey away.
So many things to do in the local area. We stayed in the Old Bike Shed and found it very warm and cosy, everything you could need was there. We chose to eat in every night with Nikki's home cooked meals which were delicious and delivered to your door. Nikki and Jason
were lovely hosts really friendly and welcoming.The only slight niggle I had was there was no outside light to the enclosed garden which made it difficult to see my pup at night.

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Liked best: Relaxed and dog friendly
Liked least: That we couldn't stay longer
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
14 Apr 2015
A million thanks for this lovely, lovely review. Point taken about the outside light - I will go out this very day in search of some good solar lighting which should do the job. Thanks for pointing that out. Really hope to see you again.
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