The Lean To

5.7 miles SW of Presteigne

Sleeps 4

From £140 per night


Cabin in Powys, Wales: Super sleek and completely romantic, this former threshing barn has been transformed into the most unique retreat in the rugged Welsh countryside. Once you arrive, you might never want to leave…


This old barn has been lovingly restored by the creative owners, to become the most sumptuous hideaway. From the sleek cedar cladding, which has been charred using the Japanese Shou Suhi Ban technique, to the luxurious interior full of hidden nooks and moody lighting, the whole space is a complete work of art!

The overall footprint of the cabin is surprisingly small, but the design has been cleverly thought through to elevate the space. The mid-century furniture gives the cabin a certain edge and the use of fresh botanicals really bring the space to life. We love the cleverly designed vertical staircase which draws the eye up and lifts the height of the build even more. In the open plan living space, the stunning kitchen has everything you'll been to prep your favourite mid-morning brunch. Take a seat at the dining table or step outside and enjoy your coffee while listening to the sweet sounds of nature. The super snug sofa is the perfect spot to get cosy after an afternoon walk. Pour yourself a glass of red and get stuck into one of the many books.

When it's time to rest your head, climb the stairs to the left and find yourself in the most spectacular main bedroom. The lavish king-sized bed is dressed in soft linens, promising the most restful nights sleep. One of our favourite features has to be the sunken bathtub. This can be found at the top of the right-hand staircase. Run yourself a bubble bath, light a few candles and pour yourself a glass of your favourite… just dreamy. The shower room can be found downstairs, where the gorgeous interiors flow effortlessly into the space.

For younger guests, the single bunk space can be found up the ladder. A proper little den and a cosy space for two, but please take care when climbing.

Open the large front doors and let the fresh county air float through the hideaway. From fire pit moments or morning sunrises, the private patio space is perfect for making the most of your time in nature. Whatever you get up to during your retreat to The Lean To, whether it's hunkering down and switching off from reality or exploring the lovely local area, we promise you will make memories to last a lifetime.


The Lean To has been restored using local materials and finished with eco-paints and varnishes.

Out and About

Sitting pretty on the Anglo-Welsh border, the location of this serene sanctuary is just as idyllic as The Lean To itself. Be sure to pack your walking shoes and wellington boots, as there are a wide array of stunning walks right on the doorstep. Hanter Hill is worth the climb for captivating views of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. Stanner Rocks is a 1.5-2hour round trip which boasts sweeping vistas. You might even spot wild horses at the top. For a more relaxed walk, wander through Worzel Woods and embrace a moment of forest bathing.

For lovers of good food, you are in luck! The hideaway is within walking distance is The Harp pub (only 15 minutes up the hill), a favourite of the owners and voted pub of the year in 2020. The Stagg at Titley is a short car journey away and is ideal for romantic dining. The Workhouse Café in Presteigne is a beautiful little spot for a light lunch or coffee and cake. There's also a fantastic shop onsite, full of gorgeous local treasures, such as candles, clothing and artwork.

If the little ones are joining you on your adventure, be sure to visits the Red Kite feeding centre in Rhayader, where a spectacular display of these beautiful birds fill the sky! There's also an selection of 'pick-your-own' farms around the local area. From pumpkins in autumn to raspberries in the summer (ask the owner for more details).

If you love the water, book into Celtic Canoes and experience a voyage down the River Wye. Not far from the cabin and just across the border to England is the postcard pretty village of Pembridge and just a little further afield is the delightful Hay on Wye. Both are well worth a visit and have a few hidden wild swimming spots!

Important Information

Please note the bunk space is small. You cannot stand up in the space and it can only be accessed via a ladder which isn't suitable for young children without supervision. The hideaway is best suited to couples, or families with a babe in arms or with children over the age of 4 and under the age of 12.

The Lean To is a semi-detached property. There is also one other hideaway onside, The Cabin, but your privacy is always respected.


Open plan living space with kitchen and dining areas
Induction 2 ring hob, electric oven and fridge

Bedroom 1
with king-size double bed (5')

Shower Room
With shower, WC and wash basin

Separate Bathroom
With free standing bathtub

Bedroom 2
With twin beds (3')

Availability, reservations and pricing: £140 - £180 per night

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.

A non-refundable booking fee of £38 is payable per booking.

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