The Little Thatch Barn | Rhiw in Wales

I am not the one to use “the best” this or that quite often. But I am ready to make an exception here because this is the best Airbnb that I have ever stayed in. And I am sure you will be happy to know the reasons.

To start with, this part of North Wales is perfect for staycations out of the summer season. We are quite into travelling out of the holiday seasons, anyway. But it is also the region where my husband spent his summer holidays when he was a child. Just perfect to revisit it in the Spring as well.

It is always important to remember that we are just starting to get used to the idea of being able to travel around the country again, respecting Covid-19 restrictions, of course.

We have chosen this gorgeous little thatch-roofed barn with stunning views of the Llyn peninsula to spend our first getaway staycation of the year. It is a quite popular Airbnb, to be honest, but we were lucky to be fitted in just for the dates we needed. You also have access to a quite spacious private decking with Gas BBQ.

The secluded location was just perfect for a quiet weekend out, and the access to the local beaches was just a bonus. This eco-friendly barn is designed to accommodate two people only.

Right at the entrance is placed the bathroom. It a quite spacious one with a powerful shower. Loved it. Perfect after a long day exploring the many footpaths nearby.

The bathroom is equipped with all amenities that you may need when staying in a secluded place like this. Do not get me wrong. You have a Spar shop in Abersoch, but it is a quite good touch to find some extra toiletries available when you need them in the middle of the night.

The open-plan kitchen is also fully equipped. A quite functional space with dinner table, cook, and everything you need to prepare any kind of meals. We have used the kitchen during all our stay, even preparing meals such as a Beef Bourguignon. We also have a nice selection of tea and coffee available.

The quirky lounge with a quite hygge vibe is what I can call the most aesthetically pleasing space inside the barn. We could make the most of the natural light during the day and enjoy the cosiness of this space at dusk. Just gorgeous.

It is also great to point out the board games and entertainment available. I was so in love with this cosy little cabin that I had to research a bit more about its project and found out it was made with local cedar boards.

The naturally curved organic shapes in this thatch barn are just gorgeous to appreciate. It worth it to have a proper look around if you like eco-friendly and sustainable oak buildings. I did want to live in this place forever.

Upstairs, the cosiest bed you can imagine now is placed in a croft log space with beautiful small windows overlooking a small space that is perfect for meditation and yoga sessions. It is quite an inspiring room that keeps its privacy despite having no doors. Perfect for nesting up on a rainy day as well. The only noise you hear is from the birds nested in the tree outside the house.

 

By the way, this Airbnb is surrounded by open countryside. The sitting area outside is lovely and relaxing. You can have a gorgeous view of the Lynn Peninsula from the private deck and garden. It is a perfect spot for an alfresco dinner, a barbecue on the hottest days or even reading a book in the refreshing Spring afternoon.

Birds chirping but also the visit of the chickens who live in the property is another bonus. Not bother with our presence at all. They are just a joy. And you get used to their presence quite quickly. This Airbnb is a lovely experience if you like nature, comfort and look for a quirky eco-friendly accommodation surrounded by marvellous landscapes.

Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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