Reviews marked 'Feedback' were left by guests via the West Wales Holiday Cottages feedback form and then submitted by the owner. Any other comments were sent in by the owner from the property's visitor book.

“We had an amazing time at The Barn, so much so that we've booked again for April 2022.

The owner Ross was always on hand to chat; and we got to meet two of his amazing birds of prey, up close and personal; although due to COVID there was, understandably, no touching.

Our party of 8 had plenty of space in The Barn, from the large, yet cosy lounge, to the lovely kitchen table, around which we enjoyed may family meals, cooked in the well equipped kitchen.

The Barn is in a small village in South Wales, where you can visit the National Wool Museum, next door, or enjoy a couple of drinks at the friendly, local Red Lion pub, which is just a minute's walk down the drive.

If rain does stop play and you're unable to get out explore the 7 acres around The Barn, or beyond, it's thoughtfully equipped with books, games, puzzles and DVD's, as well as WiFi and a good selection of TV channels.”

Feedback - Oct 2021

“Excellent holiday let; very spacious and had everything that we needed. The location is great, both for the wider area, plus local walks and local attractions. Ross, the owner, was very friendly and helpful; we got to meet Molly, the Harris Hawk, which was great. Very highly recommended!”

Feedback - Oct 2021

“Had lovely stay in The Barn, very spacious, well equipped and a welcome pack for us on arrival which is a lovely touch. Would definitely stay here again.

Ross was extremely helpful and brought his gorgeous Hawk Molly to meet us which was a real treat.”

Feedback - Sep 2021

“Lovely clean big barn which had everything we could ask for.It is set in a quiet area which we loved but only 20 mins approx drive to the beach of Aberporth and 35 mins drive to Newquay beach and the boat trips from there are worth trying. Ross the owner greeted us on arrival and showed us around and although their house is to the side of the barn you are not overlooked and have privacy.The welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, tea and coffee was a lovely touch, Would definitely stay at this property again .”

Feedback - Sep 2021

“Very warm welcome from the owner and fantastic location for seeing South West Wales. Everything there that you needed and we would visit again.”

Feedback - Sep 2021

“We stayed at The Barn for a second year. As last year, Ross and Sandy were welcoming and helpful, the cottage was clean, well-supplied and in a lovely peaceful location within easy reach of the coast and local attractions, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!”

Feedback - Aug 2021

“A great cottage set in amazing surroundings with lovely, welcoming hosts. The children had such fun exploring, playing in the stream, and just enjoying the outdoors. It was so peaceful and all the adults agreed that you could feel the stress melting away.

A special thank you to our hosts for providing some basic provisions for our arrival - that first cuppa was very welcome. The boys have asked that I especially thank Ross for taking the time to introduce them to his beautiful hawks.

I really cannot recommend this place enough and look forward to being able to visit again.”

Feedback - Jul 2021

“Very well equipped, very clean, great location!”

Feedback - Jul 2021

“We had an idyllic week at the barn. Ross was an excellent host.
The barn is huge, and stocked with everything you could possibly need. The welcome pack was very appreciated.
We loved the garden, the kids enjoyed paddling in the stream. Myself and my husband sitting out looking at the red kites hovering above. The quietness was heaven with just the sound of the stream.
The barn is in a beautiful area with easy access to many beaches and countryside walks.
The river teifi is absolutely beautiful, there is a walk along it in the village of drefach.
We loved it so much we have booked again.”

Feedback - May 2021

“Third visit, just keeps getting better”

Feedback - May 2021

“We thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Barn which is in the most wonderful setting. Birds, cows and the water of the pond are the only noises to break the silence.
The house is enormous, comfortable , well equipped and spotlessly clean. The care that is taken to adhere to the current advice concerning Covid 19 is second to none and we felt completely at ease there.
We were extremely fortunate to have a week of warm weather and sunshine and so were able to make the most of the beautiful garden and the surrounding area.
It was a real pleasure to meet the owners Ross and Sandy and a highlight of our stay was being introduced to Molly the Harris Hawk even though we had to be socially distanced.
This much needed break was wonderful and we look forward to a return visit. Thank you.
Viv, John and Rachel.”

Feedback - Sep 2020

“We have a lovely stay and the property had everything we needed; Ross was really helpful too.”

Feedback - Sep 2020

“The host was very friendly and the accommodation was amazing - fabulous holiday.”

Feedback - Aug 2020

“We had an excellent stay at The Barn in Drefach Felindre. The owner's Ross and Sandy were extremely hospitable and helpful, and the local area was beautiful with plenty to do for kids, parents and grandparents. We would highly recommend!”

Feedback - Aug 2020

“We enjoyed a lovely two weeks at The Barn, it is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. We very much appreciated the supplies left for us, (tea, coffee, bread, milk soap etc) and meeting Ross's birds of prey.
There is a very comprehensive coronavirus
cleaning schedule before each group arrives, giving confidence to staying there at this time. Thank you”

Feedback - Aug 2020

“A lovely spacious barn conversion in a beautiful setting.
Very well equipped, clean and appreciated the welcome groceries.
We will always treasure the opportunity to have Hollie the Buzzard and Una the Harris Hawk photographed on our glove, we have some great pictures, thank you Ross for taking the time.
A wonderful week to cherish.”

Feedback - Sep 2019

“Fantastically equipped cottage in a beautiful location, would definitely return.”

Feedback - Aug 2019

“Had a lovely stay in August 2019 with three children aged 5, 9 and 12 and four adults (parents and grandparents).
We all loved our stay - accommodation was great with everything we could need, outside area is lovely for kids to play and lots of things to do in surrounding area.
Great to see the owner's birds of prey.
Really peaceful, relaxing stay.
Would definitely come again and children said they would love to stay again!”

Feedback - Aug 2019

“We had a great week and The Barn had everything you needed. Ross was very nice and showed our grandson the hawks which he loved and he fed the fish most days. The Barn is in a beautiful setting, calm and peaceful. It's also only approximately half an hour to lots of beaches. I would recommend a stay at The Barn.”

Feedback - Jul 2019

“Excellent week, cottage was very comfortable and we were made very welcome . The highlight of the week was being able to hold ‘Mollie’ the Harris Hawk and learn all about falconry.”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“Our stay at the barn was excellent ,it was very well equipped so you can cook if you want to and having so many appliances was great,fridge/freezer/washing machine and dryer.
There is lots of space and pleanty of seating we have stayed in places before which sleep eight but have not had a lot of seating the rooms are lovely and big,there is a TV but its not a smart one which didnt matter to us but we did on occasion watch a DVD so if you have any take some with you.The Internet was fine and there was good phone reception.
The owner Ross was on hand for any problems or information he is a very warm welcoming guy and was so lovely with our six year old grandson he was kind enough to introduce us to his birds which are absolutely beautiful.
There is a local shop for bits and bobs a chip shop not awful but not fantastic and do try the wool museum and the local winery .there are lots of places to go and things to do but to be honest I could have just sat in the garden and enjoyed the scenery,watching the lovely fish in the pond and paddling with my grandson in the stream at the bottom of the garden really lovely time.”

Feedback - May 2019

“Perfect location for a great holiday.Can't recommend a better place to stay.”

Feedback - May 2019

“The Barn is well equipped, spacious and in a delightful setting. Perfect for the needs of our extended family to spend time together. The owner was very helpful and we would certainly book again.”

Feedback - Mar 2019

“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Barn, the cottage had every we needed for a comfortable cosy break
We were greeted by Ross, who was very pleasant and helpful with any questions that we had, the cottage is the perfect place
for family get togethers, with plenty of space for children to play and adults to relax.
Its a thumbs up from us”

Feedback - Dec 2018

“Had an absolutely fantastic time. Would highly recommend this property. The girls and I have already decided we will be going back again next year.”

Feedback - Oct 2018

“Excellent cottage in a fabulous location. Ross and Sandy are extremely helpful and friendly. The grandchildren looked forward to feeding the fish every morning. Thank you for allowing us also to meet your birds and to handle them. Lovely garden and the stream at the bottom was a big hit with us all.”

Feedback - Aug 2018

“We really enjoyed our stay at The Barn. The property was spacious, well equipped and tastefully furnished.
The setting was idyllic and very peaceful. There were gorgeous views from the house.
Sandy and Ross were very welcoming and we loved meeting their Hawks.
There were plenty of places to visit ... Even in the rain.”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“We have just returned from our week at The Barn where we received a very warm welcome from Ross who we found to be a delightful host.
Well there we were kept well entertained not only by the great collection of DVD's and games that are available but also by the wildlife that surrounds you, a pair of squabbling Jays, Kingfisher and the amusing antics of the squirrels plus the every present Magpie's, we were greeted one morning by a Heron happily sitting at the side of the fish-pond and an afternoon visit from Mr Fox who lazily strolled across the orchard, much to the delight of our son Nathan who had been on the lookout for him all week.
Another highlight of our week was meeting Molly the Harris Hawk, this was indeed a delightful experience.
The Barn is very well equipped with everything you will need for your stay and the only thing I found to be missing was that of a measuring jug and it was through this I discovered my guesswork to be way off.”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“We really enjoyed our stay and Ross was extremely helpful. The accommodation was very clean and very well equipped. It was a lovely location and suited our family really well.”

Feedback - May 2018

“Great cottage, great area.Owner very friendly and helpful.”

Feedback - May 2018

“Ross was the perfect host available when needed but otherwise unseen! He was brilliant with the children and the falconry experience they had with him was their best part of the holiday.
A lively cottage in a wonderful part of Wales even the rain didn't stop us from having an active and very enjoyable holiday.
We would all recommend Ross and the Barn as a perfect family get away and want to return back there in the future 10 out of 10!”

Feedback - Mar 2018

“We had a lovely stay after Christmas and over the New Year. The Barn is spacious, well equipped and very peaceful. The food supplies we found on arrival were very welcome. We spent many an evening in front of the woodburner doing jigsaws and reading. It was also a great base for travelling around - we did lots of walking and visiting nearby beaches. I would definitely recommend.”

The Meads and the Jones, December 2017

“We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The weather was changeable but this did not spoil the wonderful views and the warm spacious well stocked accommodation all greatly enhanced by the warm welcome given by Ross.”

Feedback - Sep 2017

“A fantastic property and a wonderful, friendly host. The kids had a super time in the family room. Thank you for a fabulous holiday.”

Feedback - Aug 2017

“The Barn is excellent, perfect for all ages. Everything that you could possibly require is provided for you and Ross is very accommodating, meeting you on arrival and showing you around the property. The provisions supplied on arrival are most welcome, so that you needn't dash off to the shops to get supplies in order to have a cup of tea after a long journey! We had a fantastic stay and would recommend this property to our family and friends.”

Feedback - May 2017

“Fantastic spacious house in a lovely location with easy access to amenities. If you like birds of prey it is a definite must go!”

Feedback - Apr 2017

“Beautifully equipped house in a lovely secluded spot with fantastic hosts. A hidden gem.”

Feedback - Sep 2016

“Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. The Barn has everything we needed and the provisions were such a lovely touch. The children loved playing in the stream, even in the rain! So much to see and do locally. Poppit Sands was a good beach for a full day and Cardigan Island Farm Park was a hit with the kids (aged 7-15). I think the highlight of the week was meeting Janet and her birds. Flying the owls around the kitchen is something we won’t forget.”

Ruth and Howard Clark and Family

“Lovely family holiday here in Drefach Felindre. The barn is very cosy and has all comforts. Fishing in Newquay was great. We chose the ‘Epic Fishing Tour’. We caught 6 mackerel and cooked them on the BBQ. Special thanks to Ross for showing us his hawks. It was a unique experience to be able to handle one. Hope to come again one day.”

Elizabeth and Franco Maneschi and Family

“Fabulous place to stay, plenty of space. Location is fantastic, you feel like you're in the middle of the countryside but just a short walk to village with plenty of things to do a short drive away. Very welcoming hosts and their birds of prey make this a special place to stay. Our kids loved playing in the stream at the bottom of the garden and enjoyed all the outdoor space. Made to feel welcome from the start and all your needs catered for.”

Feedback - Aug 2016

“We’ve had a great time staying at the barn! Thank you Ross for sharing those wonderful birds with us. Out of all of them, Jim the owl was our favourite. Out of everything we did we enjoyed the Brecon Beacons best. We climbed the Black Mountain and the hills and mountains were beautiful. The stream at the bottom of the garden was lovely to paddle in. The garden is beautiful and has so much space surrounding it.”

Mandy and Roger Wyatt and Family

“Very helpful friendly owner - great barn very spacious and well equipped - opportunity to meet some of the birds of prey was absolutely fantastic. Really enjoyed our time there”

Feedback - Aug 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful holiday in your barn. The facilities are brilliant including the outdoor space. Our children have loved playing in the stream and being outdoors. The experience with your birds of prey was brilliant and one we will never forget. We hope to come again.”

Paul and Victoria Hunter and Family

“A great place to spend quality family time together!”

Feedback - Jul 2016

“Thank you for a warm welcome and a wonderful stay at the Barn. We really appreciate the time you took to introduce the birds and so glad they all came back safely! Great boat ride from Gwbert to see the dolphins. The highlight has been the day spent on Skomer Island. We were lucky enough to see the puffins which are due to leave any day soon. All in all, a week to remember.”

James and Diane Dalton and Family

“Thank you for a lovely week at the barn. The weather was a bit mixed but we still managed to get out and about. The Coastal Farm Park at Cardigan Island was a particular favourite. Bella will never forget the cute piglets running around our feet. Particular thanks to Ross for patiently demonstrating his birds of prey.”

Janet and Simon Lyons and Family

“Better than described in sales info. A more than friendly and welcoming host. I will recomend to friends and will certainly return.
Many thanks.
Michael.”

Feedback - Jun 2016

“An altogether memorable experience the highlight of which was the morning spent with Ross and the birds of prey. We all thought this was by far the best part of our week at the Barn. We will be returning next year.”

Feedback - Oct 2015

“Everything we expected and more, we would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to get away from it all.”

Feedback - Aug 2015

“Beautiful location. Very well equipped .best we have stayed at would definitely come back again .very friendly owner .easy to find as lots of signposts to the Welsh woolen museum also no parking problems”

Feedback - Jul 2015

“Lovely spacious cottage, lots of room inside and out for the children to play. Ross and Sandy were lovely hosts and we all enjoyed the time Ross took to show us Molly the hawk and Brooke the buzzard. Would highly recommend this cottage to others.”

Feedback - May 2015

“Our family absolutely loved this spacious cottage which is lovingly presented. It was clean, thoughtfully furnished and adequately equipped. The kids loved the space both inside and out. And they enjoyed meeting the owner's birds of prey. My wife and I loved the peace and quiet of this retreat. Special credit goes to the owner, Ross who left us to enjoy our holiday in peace, but was on hand if needed. I Would recommend this cottage to both small and large families.”

Feedback - Oct 2014

“An excellent barn in a central location for discovering the beauty of Pembroke. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful, and the experience of the birds of prey was a holiday highlight x”

Feedback - Aug 2014

“The barn was lovely with beautiful, quiet surroundings. Very clean and had everything that we needed. My children were especially pleased that it had wifi. It was perfect for our family holiday, plenty of space so we could enjoy family time together.”

Feedback - Jul 2014

“Lovely cottage i would recommend!”

Feedback - Jul 2014

“Thank you Ross for a fabulous stay. It has certainly helped me forget the impending doom of a return to work! The location is fabulous, your cottage well equipped and we certainly made ourselves at home very easily. Thank you for the time you spent showing us your hawks and letting the kids have a truly unique and personal experience that they thoroughly enjoyed. ”

Gareth and Jacqui Reid and family, August 2013

“Thanks for a fabulous 2 weeks. None of us wants to go home. The peace and quiet has been very relaxing and the boys have had a fabulous time exploring the woods as Robin Hood or Hobbits. They also say your hawks are ‘amazing’ and thank you for the feathers. All in all a very comfortable, spacious and well-equipped holiday home. ”

The Millers and the Brownlies, July 2013

“Thank you for your great hospitality. The children enjoyed the hawks – it was a wonderful experience for them I’m sure they won’t forget. We definitely recommend Llangrannog and Tresaith beaches. Poppit sands is another lovely spot. Our favourite evenings were sitting outside here with a glass of wine and relaxing. Such a beautiful place to be. ”

The Feasey and Carter Families, August 2013

“Thank you Ross for being such an excellent host and for the lovely house in such nice surroundings. Everything we needed was in the Barn. Molly (the Harris Hawk) was great as were the owls Janet brought along. Adam christened the barbecue and waded in the river. Tea on the terrace in the morning weather permitting. A wonderful holiday. ”

Carol, Glynne, Julie and Adam Leeks, June 2013

“We have had a glorious week here. The sun has shone allowing us to have breakfast on the patio every morning whilst bird watching. We found the Barn to be comfortable and well equipped, the scenery is beautiful and we’ve done many shady walks. Found Kidwelly Castle very interesting and the National Botanic Gardens a must. ”

Rob, Paula and Rosie Light, July 2013

“Many thanks for a very enjoyable week in beautiful surroundings. We found the barn very spacious and perfectly suited to us - particularly enjoyed the garden leading down to the river. We had plenty of opportunity to enjoy the lovely countryside and coast and would recommend Mwnt, Cwmtydu and the wool museum nearby is very interesting. Would love to come back and would definitely recommend to anyone. ”

David and Gail Sully and family, March 2013

“The barn is a lovely spacious house and with 3 small grandsons it's been great for them having so much space and room to explore in the house and garden areas too. We really appreciated the groceries that were provided and also the yummy jam! We have visited many places including the beaches at Poppit sands, Cardigan and New Quay that are great for the grandchildren. Thank you Ross and Sandy for making us feel welcome here. ”

Lynne Farrell and family, May 2013

“We had a fabulous week staying at this house. We had plenty to do and the local shops were stocked with all we needed. Ross and his wife were very helpful in every way, very good landlord and lady. Thank you both very much. We shall be recomending The Barn to all our friends. Thank you again for a wonderful week and we hope to be back here again in the near future.”

Mr K Evans. 28 December 2012

“Beautiful clean cottage - lovely touch leaving tea, coffee, milk etc for our arrival, the jam was gorgeous! Beds, bathrooms, kitchen all spotless. Ross was extremely helpful and friendly at all times throughout our stay. We have all had a wonderful week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be looking to come back in the summer.”

The Bailey family. 29 December 2012

“Thank you Ross for being a great host.We thoroughly enjoyed the barn, well equipped, lovely and roomy. It was great returning home to my native Wales. We visited Barmouth (great beaches), Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Saundersfoot, Laugharne (saw Dylan Thomas' boat house and grave, Pendine and The speed museum. Molly is a great girl, Janet and her crew are ace!”

Niel and Angie, Yorkshire. 8 September 2012

“Have had 2 very enjoyable weeks. The children loved the beaches at Cwmtydu and Tresaith. We went on a boat trip from New Quay and saw dolphins and a sunfish. We enjoyed Aberglasney and The National Botanic Gardens. Thanks Ross for showing us Molly and especially thanks to Janet for the falconry display. The Barn itself is very pleasant and we hope to come back again.”

11 August 2012

“Thank you to Ross and Sandy, this has been an excellent stay. Fantastic accommodation in a very beautiful part of the world. Would recommend the beaches at Tresaith and Llangrannog. The Ship at Tresaith does very good food and we like Newcastle Emlyn a lot, great shops and walks by the river. Particular thanks to Ross for introducing us to Molly! Hope to return one day.”

The Young family, Kent. 4 August 2012

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Barn, a very comfortable and well equipped home from home. Among the visits we have enjoyed the lovely cathedral at St Davids, the coastal path, the lovely beaches, especially Mwnt and Llangrannog and The National Botanic Gardens. A visit to the woollen mill and museum in the village is a must. We thank our kind host for a very pleasant stay.”

The Baker family (Norfolk) & Stewart family (Shropshire) 2 June 2012