You’re on the fringes of Presteigne, tucked into a meadow with a kitchen garden you may plunder, an orchard, small pond and glorious views. Children can safely go free-range while you sit out on the terrace. Inside, the open-plan living space is bright and welcoming with a wood-burner for when you’re stuck indoors.
It’s a ten-minute walk into town and a high street filled with independent shops, pubs and cafes. Visit the fascinating Victorian museum, Judge’s Lodgings, or The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory, entirely run by volunteers, in nearby Knighton. For food The Harp in Old Radnor (six miles) is open most days and does a good Sunday roast.
Head off into the Welsh countryside where walkers can join the Offa’s Dyke Path from the barn; follow the route from Presteigne to Knighton, a leisurely walk of about seven miles, with glorious views and sections of the earthworks visible at points. You can walk or bus back.