I've just returned from my second stay at the Barn, & I'm certain it won't be my last.
I last visited the Barn just before Christmas 2015, so was lovely to see the surroundings in the explosion of Autumn colour.
The location itself is perfectly secluded. The owners live next door, but you'd never really know it due to the orientation of the Barn perched on the hillside. Coming from a busy city, the silence is quite notable with the only noise at all coming from the wildlife.
The visually stunning panoramic views for miles around across the valley cannot be done justice by any photographs (I tried!). The seemingly endless rolling landscape is dotted with the odd sheep or cow, and you could easily sit enjoying the view & peace for hours.
To that end, the wonderful addition of a raised deck with hot-tub means you can relax enjoying nature's ambience in the nice warm bubbles, from watching the sun rise to the sun set.
The Barn itself is fantastically restored, & Tim's (the owner) dedication to breathing new life into it is evident in the passionate way he speaks about the restoration project.
Beautifully decorated with fantastic, smart technological touches, a relatively small space feels huge with clever structural design and clean lines. Touches like the large beautifully framed view from the kitchen window make this location truly special.
The Barn is an enviable place to be, & will have you wondering how to build one of your own and searching 'RightMove' for barn conversions.
A short 30 minute walk along the country lanes puts you in Bishops Castle itself which is archetypal country village with pubs, independent shops, & a few spots for tea & cake.
Be aware that many shops are shut on Wednesday, & Sunday roasts stop being served at 3pm!
I can't really think of a bad thing to say!
In all, a fantastic independently owned retreat which has peace & seclusion at its core; real fodder for the soul.