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Stonewood Barn Holidays

Stonewood Barn is a converted Grade 2 listed long barn of wood and local stone with welsh slate tiles and underfloor heating throughout.
It consists of 4 double bedrooms, 1 being en-suite, a spacious main bathroom, open plan living room and reception area. A large open plan kitchen and dining room with island then leads onto an ample utility room and downstairs w.c. which itself leads to the spacious garage and covered car port.

The Reception Rooms: Open plan Living/Dining Room, feature wall and log burner with limestone floor. A wonderful room in which to relax in front of the cosey fire in the evening. – Kitchen/Dining: This is a fully equipped, modern fitted kitchen. It has an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is a separate freezer and washing machine in the utility room along with a separate W.C.

A solid oak staircase leads from the living quarters to the bedrooms upstairs.
There is oak flooring upstairs, again with underfloor heating. All four bedrooms are beautifully appointed with comfortable beds, and 100% cotton bedlinen to set the scene for 5 Star indulgence. There are three kingsize beds which are zip-link so that they can change to twin beds to suit your requirements, and one double bed. There is one en-suite shower room beautifully decorated with marble tiles. The main bathroom has a bath with handheld shower.

Lying just outside of Marton, it is set in the shadow of Long Mountain, a hill to the East of Welshpool in Powys, Wales, crossing the national boundaries of England and Wales and the county boundaries of Powys and Shropshire.
So close to Offa’s Dyke and surrounded by the many hills and valleys of the Welsh borders this is the perfect position from which to set out on daily idyllic walks or too as a base for setting further afield with Snowdonia less than an hour away. With little traffic passing Stonewood Barn you may instead wish to sit and ponder in the courtyard and garden areas where peaceful moments can be enjoyed.

The historical Long Mountain extends from Forden, Powys, in the southwest to Vennington near Westbury in Shropshire to the northeast and rises to a height of 408m at Beacon Ring, where there is a hill fort.It is sometimes considered to include the Breidden Hills to the north although the latter are separated from the Long Mountain’s main body by a valley through which run a railway line and a major trunk road (the A458) connecting Welshpool with Shrewsbury.
There was a Roman road along the Long Mountain, part of a route from Uriconium (Wroxeter) to Lavobrinta (Forden Gaer). At the southern end of the hill there are traces of Offa’s Dyke, and the Offa’s Dyke Path traverses the Welsh area of the hill. Within the English area, in the Long Mountain’s eastern foothills are the remains of Caus Castle, which was built in Norman times upon an earlier, Iron Age, fort.

In 630 the hill was the scene of the Battle of Cefn Digoll, between Northumbria and an alliance of Gwynedd and Mercia