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In a peaceful setting surrounded by organic farmland and birdsong, this converted barn has been luxuriously restored to the highest eco standards featuring a wood burning stove and comfortable retro furniture.

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Rooms: 4 bedrooms: 3 doubles and 1 single, sleeps 8
Price:

From £420.00 to: £896.00 (based on two staying)

Meals: Self catering; 2 restaurants within 10 minutes' drive
Open: All year
Address: Dyfi Valley, Machynlleth, Mid Wales,
Tel: 0844 5005 101
 

Why we've chosen Converted Barn:

Possibly the UK's 'greenest' holiday cottage, Converted Barn is an ideal marriage of sustainable thinking and cool interior design.  Tremendous views stretch from the sea in the west, to the mountains north and east. Surrounded by nothing but organic farmland and birdsong, Converted Barn will lift the mind and refresh the soul. Sustainability has been at the heart of every decision in the conversion and even the electric is produced on-site using solar power (a mile up your own track!) and is a luxuriously-converted "off grid" barn, set in glorious isolation 600 feet above the stunning Dyfi valley in mid Wales.

Features:

  • Woodburning stove
  • Kitchen - Gas fridge, range cooker, and farmhouse table
  • Living - Open plan with wood-burner and some great retro furnishings
  • Mezzanine - Double bed in cosy loft over main living space
  • Master bedroom - kingsize bed on first floor
  • Bedroom (ground floor) - double
  • Bedroom (ground floor) - single with proper truckle bed under (so twin)
  • Bathroom (ground floor) - with sunken bath & cool window at bath level for views
  • Wet room (ground floor) - with shower
  • Outside - acres of land and balcony for barbeques

Why is this a greener holiday?

First, to truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Machnylleth and from there it’s only a 10 minute taxi ride to the property. Onsite the owners have implemented a number of green initiatives to reduce their impact on the environment and as a result the barn meets the Silver Standard of the Association of Environmentally Conscious Buildings. The conversion was designed for maximum solar gain. All lighting is provided by solar photovoltaic panels and low energy fittings, oil lamps and nightlights and the wood-burning stove uses with timber from the farm. Electricity is sourced from photovoltaic panels. Rain water is collected and the drinking water is natural spring water. All items are recycled where possible.

Top Green features at Converted Barn:

 
  • Off the grid- fantastic!

  • Lighting from solar photovoltaic panels

  • Conversion designed to benefit from the suns rays

  • Wood burning stove using timber from farm

  • Tasty natural spring water

  • Organic bed linen & toiletries

 

Location

Converted Barn, Dyfi Valley, Wales
Nearest train station: Machynlleth

Directions from station:
It's a 10 minute taxi ride to the property from Machynlleth station. The local taxi number (Mach Taxis) is: 01654 702048

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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