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The Big Barn

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  • £1150  to  £2681

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  • £383 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

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£950 Mon, 20 May 2024
3 nights - Escape to the countryside! Enjoy invigorating spring walks, cosy up by crackling log fires, and take a refreshing dip in our outdoor swimming pool, now open! £50 per night per room.

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Swimming Pool

About The Big Barn

The Big Barn is a self-catering holiday cottage in North Wales, sleeping 12 people in six bedrooms with four bathrooms. Children and well-behaved dogs are welcome, making this property perfect for families, extended families, and friends. Uncluttered interiors with comfortable furnishings and huge windows to frame the tranquil views ensure guests of all ages can relax and enjoy their surroundings. The holiday rental is one of four high-quality properties on the family-run Glan Clwyd Isa estate a mile from Bodfari and the Dinorben Arms pub. The venue accommodates 26 guests when booked together (including a separate studio in the main house), and is ideal for milestone celebrations and reunions with family and friends.

Glan Clwyd Isa is in one of the best spots in the entire Vale of Clwyd. It sits on 30 private acres in a prime location with jaw-dropping views. You won't be surprised to learn that it's a popular choice for countryside weddings and other events. Anglers love having a lake pond and a private stretch of the River Clwyd to fish, and there is on-site grazing for guests who want to bring their horses. You aren't mistaken for thinking there is something magical about the location. This part of North Wales is rich in myth and folklore, including a legend about the Cae Caled fairies. There is an annual Faery Festival every summer in Llangollen, just half an hour from the barn.

One of the best reasons to stay at The Big Barn is the wide variety of activities. We've mentioned fishing and horse riding, but you also have great access to excellent trails, footpaths and bridleways for walks to suit all abilities, including Offa's Dyke. Mountain biking is popular all year round, while the landscape and thermals make this area a favourite for paragliding. The traditional seaside resort of Llandudno is only half an hour away, its Victorian pier and buildings looking positively modern compared with the Roman ruins in Chester, also half an hour's drive. Anglesey is under an hour from Glan Clwyd Isa, and Snowdon and the national park are even closer. Groceries and other amenities are in Denbeigh (five miles) and Ruthin (eight miles).

Guests rave about the warm welcome, attention to detail, and incredible views from The Big Barn and the grounds. The house has a private outdoor hot tub and shared use of a heated swimming pool which is available from July to the end of September.

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Owner details:

Linda Crossley joined Independent Cottages in December 2011

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Pub Nearby
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Stables/ Livery Onsite
  • WiFi

Location (Denbighshire)

Accommodation comprises:

The Big Barn is aptly named as it is wonderfully light and spacious while retaining a cosy welcome guests find really appealing.


  • Huge kitchen/diner with a modern electric range cooker and an American fridge/freezer perfect for cooking and storing food to feed 16 hungry guests. The solid timber table has space for everyone to eat together.
  • An extension with a full-height window framing amazing views of the pond, fields and woodland that feels as if you're outdoors even when you're settled back on the sofa. A quirky wooden chandelier adds a touch of rustic charm.
  • A second sitting room has more comfortable seating, a modern log burner (wood and kindling are provided) and a 65-inch Smart TV.
  • Shower room with WC and handbasin.


  • Six bedrooms each sleep two people with a flexible layout that includes three twin rooms with two single beds, one double and two twins/super king rooms (please let the owner know your requirements when booking).
  • Three bathrooms with a mix of baths and showers are also upstairs.

Outside: The barn has a paved terrace with an outdoor dining setting and a seven-person hot tub. Guests have use of the extensive grounds that include a fishing pond, river frontage, woodland walks, and a heated swimming pool which is available from July to the end of September. There is ample parking.

Additional Information: Superfast WiFi, bed linen, bath towels, and utilities are included. Due to the unfenced pond and access to the river, children should always be supervised. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not allowed on site.

The Big Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms (3 Twin, 2 Twin/Superking & 1 Double)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - The Big Barn sleeps 12 people.The owner has 4 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 26 guests.
Dining capacity - Please enquire with owner.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1745 710557 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Linda Crossley
Member Since December 2011

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Last Minute Offers

Mon, 20 May 2024 for 3 nights, £950
Escape to the countryside! Enjoy invigorating spring walks, cosy up by crackling log fires, and take a refreshing dip in our outdoor swimming pool, now open! £50 per night per room.

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The Big Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024

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