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The Eniya Barn

The Eniya Barn is tucked peacefully away on a mountainside within Snowdonia National Park North Wales, UK. It is located about 15 minutes from Caernarfon and about 20 minutes from Bangor. Details of how to get there will be sent with your booking.

It lends itself perfectly for solitary silent retreats due to its secluded location. Please visit for more details & booking.

Please note that the availability calendar used is quite basic so always wait for confirmation before assuming your preferred dates are secured.


Booking Info & Location

eniyatree [at]
United Kingdom


Eniya Barn in Winter

I stayed at the Eniya Barn for 10 days over the new year period 2022/23. 

The owners are in many ways lovely people, and they have a very laudable project running the Eniya Barn in such an eco-friendly, permaculture off-grid way. They gave me a very warm welcome, and they do understand solitaries - for example there's a system for leaving messages so there's no need to break silence if you need anything. They're also very pleased to help and find solutions for anything that arises. The location is also very good for getting away from people - I literally didn't see another person on any of the paths or fields on the hillside over my whole stay.

I think Jenna has now updated the website, but when I booked it wasn't clear that the barn is so cold and damp - I could see my breath inside, even after 2-4 hours of a good fire. The instructions are to leave the door open as much as possible "because it's usually warmer outside than in." I did enjoy eating outside (when it wasn't raining), so I can imagine in warmer weather I would have had a more relaxing and enjoyable time and found it easier to settle into practice. 

I was also very glad of my wellies - the ground is very boggy and most of the walking routes (that don't involve going down to the main road at the bottom of the field) go through streams. With wellies, I found that dimension quite good fun!


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