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Stylish Rural Retreat in the beautiful Welsh hills near Snowdonia.

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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This rural converted barn, the Shippon, is in a fabulous location. It is for those who really want to get off the beaten track. It is just over 9 miles from the mediaeval market town of Ruthin, up in the hills at Melin-y-Wig, Denbighshire. There are stunning views of the countryside on the way to the property. The Shippon shares the attractive farmyard with the owners' barn conversion and the original farmhouse all of traditional random-stone construction typical of the area. Many fittings are hand-crafted in local timber by the owner (a joiner). The interior with its soft, rounded edges has a unique style and charm, while also featuring modern furniture and wood burning stove for cosy nights. The solid oak doors and (double glazed) windows are made by the owner, and add to the authent...This rural converted barn, the Shippon, is in a fabulous location. It is for those who really want to get off the beaten track. It is just over 9 miles from the mediaeval market town of Ruthin, up in the hills at Melin-y-Wig, Denbighshire. There are stunning views of the countryside on the way to the property. The Shippon shares the attractive farmyard with the owners' barn conversion and the original farmhouse all of traditional random-stone construction typical of the area. Many fittings are hand-crafted in local timber by the owner (a joiner). The interior with its soft, rounded edges has a unique style and charm, while also featuring modern furniture and wood burning stove for cosy nights. The solid oak doors and (double glazed) windows are made by the owner, and add to the authentic charm of the place. Everyone comments on the peace and quiet. All in all, a delightful romantic idyll. Fully self-contained, high-ceilinged open plan living space with well equipped kitchen /dining zones. All on one floor, with no stairs or step and with a gorgeous wet room, the space has been designed to be accessible to all. The private garden faces open countryside, fields and distant forests to the rear. There is patio furniture and it is great for sunsets. The bird feeder in the garden attracts a variety of birds. The surrounding countryside, with hills, fields and forests is very peaceful and suits those who like to get wellies on and go for walks. Our neighbours have sheep and cattle. Further away the many attractions of Snowdonia and North Wales are easy to get to in the car for day trips, for example, the Zip Wire at Zip World, is “the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe”, Bounce Below, Surf Snowdonia, “a world-first inland surf lagoon and the only guaranteed surf break in the UK”, Portmeirion “the Italian village” and wonderful natural coasts of the West and North Wales. Going up Snowdon seems to be on many guests’ lists of activities (best to check weather conditions). There is also white water rafting at Bala; and many mountain biking adventures. Steam railway enthusiasts and those wanting to slow down for a day will enjoy the Corwen to Llangollen train ride. Perfect antidote to the city: the location of the Shippon is also great if you want local walks without getting in the car. There is a bridleway at the bottom of the farmyard through a very quiet part of this corner of North Wales. For eating out, try Ruthin and if you’re heading to Snowdonia then Betws-y-Coed has a great place by the railway station and other places in the town. Llandudno has traditional seaside cafes and a good chip shop by the tramway at the Great Orme. We are about an hour from Liverpool, an hour and a half from Manchester and two hours from Birmingham. NB We do not accommodate shooting parties and do not allow sporting guns anywhere on our property. More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Couldn't fault this amazing place. It had absolutely everything and more that you'd need. In such a beautiful setting in the Welsh hills. The barn was beautiful and very spacious. Perfect hosts also. Welcomed us when we arrived and showed us round,giving us tips on...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Daniella T
Management response:Responded 18 July 2018

Thank you Daniella for your fabulous review! We really appreciate it. So glad that you enjoyed the Shippon. All the best from Jan and Robin

About the Owner
Robin and Jan S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2014
Interaction with guests
We live in the converted barn next door. We like to meet and greet our guests if we're here when they arrive. Generally, we will be around during some of your stay and are happy to give recommendations. We like to know immediately if something is not working so we can fix it. We can always be contacted by text/message/phone. We like to give guests space to enjoy their break.
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About the neighbourhood
This is a lightly-populated rural area where the main source of income is sheep, cattle farming and tourism. The landscape is made up of hills and valleys, very fresh and green, mostly pasture and woodland. There are many fabulous walks. Single lane roads lead to the property from the A5 or A494. Passing places along these lanes and beautiful views. Small villages are dotted around, and country market towns, e.g. Ruthin provide the necessary focal points with shops and pubs and restaurants. The edge of Snowdonia is approximately 20mns or so by car.
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You need your own transport here.
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