Disabled Access Day is taking place this weekend from 10 – 12 March and to mark the event, Gail and Rob Clayton, the owners of Trehyddion Barns, invite you to an Open Afternoon at Trehyddion Longbarn, their accessible holiday cottage near Llansteffan in Carmarthenshire.
Gail and Rob provide self-catering holidays in their two cottages and have just started their 7th season. They said: “We love being able to offer quality accommodation for all.”
It all started when their stone and slate farm buildings became outdated for their herd of pedigree Welsh Black cattle, horses and poultry. It seemed to be a perfect opportunity to convert them to holiday accommodation which had been a dream of theirs for many years.
One part of the range of buildings was single storey and lent itself to level-access accommodation. This is now Trehyddion Longbarn, a dog friendly and easy-access holiday cottage for 6 set in peaceful surroundings in Carmarthenshire.
With Gail working as an occupational therapist, creating accessible holiday accommodation seemed a great idea. From her work, Gail had experience of the limited availability of level-access accommodation and a barn with lots of rural character seemed the great combination.
“Our location is also perfect: Llansteffan beach and castle are only 2 miles away and with easy drives to explore the three counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion there is something for everyone. We are also close to the Gower.
“We have tried to provide facilities and equipment for people with a variety of needs, and often have families visiting with a relative, for example, who can’t use stairs or is wheelchair dependent. The access is ramped and there’s a patio so breakfast in the sunshine, or a BBQ are a lovely way to relax.
“Our visitors can look after the chickens for the week, feed them and collect the eggs too. This year we are hoping for goat kids in June, and our horses are super friendly when offered carrots!
“Ben, our collie, welcomes all our visitors, and everyone wants to take him home with them! We love our visitors to bring their own dogs on holiday with them and they are safe in the enclosed garden.
Gail and Rob are great supporters of Disabled Access Day and believe it is gathering momentum each year.
To mark this day of awareness, an they are holding an open afternoon with tea and brownies at Trehyddion Barns so anyone can go along and have a look around the holiday accommodation.
“We will be opening our doors from 2-5pm on Saturday 11 March, all welcome”, said Gail.
The address for this event is Trehyddion Barns, Llanybri, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5AN.
If you’d like to book a holiday in Trehyddion Longbarn, you can book direct with Rob and Gail via our website.
We hope you get the opportunity to experience something new this Disabled Access Day. If you’d like to browse alternative accessible holiday accommodation, take a look at our disabled access cottages. If you’d like any assistance we’ll be happy to help you with finding a perfect place to base your holiday.