Ladies Break in Mid Wales

Pippa Wilson on 10 September 2021
What better way to celebrate a friends’ birthday than by booking a self catered barn in mid wales with a hot tub?

It was a belated 50th birthday from March when we were in full covid lock down. We had booked a long weekend to Cwmcornbarn just a few miles outside Newtown for 7 ladies and were delighted with the property on arrival. It had two double rooms, one twin and one triple so could sleep 9 in total (but gave us some options to move around to accommodate snorers) The owner met us on arrival and gave us a tour – showed us where to do the recycling etc and showed us details on walks, taxi’s, places to eat out and useful contact numbers. It has a utility room with washing machine, separate drinks fridge and freezer and plenty of crockery and utensils for self catering.

We arranged a Sainsbury delivery so that we didn’t need to bring lots of food with us and settled in for a weekend of girlie chatter, good food, walks in the Welsh countryside and plenty of relaxation in the wonderful hot tub. This was the highlight for us and we even enjoyed an evening in the dark, in the pouring rain, in there. We had some fun facemasks to put on - it was a good job the barn was so isolated - we would have frightened off any passers by. Being a group of active ladies, some went running and we also had some yoga sessions in the morning. Personally I ran my own aqua aerobics class in the hot tub :)

We explored Newtown and took a long walk to Dolforwyn Castle walking along the banks of the river Severn. It worked out a very affordable trip split between so many of us and we thoroughly enjoyed getting away from the daily grind of normal life. The Dolfor Inn was not far away and provided an option for eating out but we were unable to book in there as already full – so that is something for next time and there will be a next time – it was perfect surroundings and facilities and a great break!