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The Old Barn, Porth-y-Parc, in the Brecon Beacons

41 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Old Barn stands on its own at the end of the lane on our 35 acre organic smallholding on the slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is surrounded by fields and National Trust woodland. We have lovingly restored the barn as a stylish and comfortable holiday home using traditional Welsh slate, oak, lime and eco-friendly materials. There is fabulous walking from the doorstep into the Black Mountains and on into the Brecon Beacons, and outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, kayaking and wild swimming are available locally. Inside the barn is a stylish mix of old and new, with contemporary furniture and lighting alongside traditional oak beams and antiques. The kitchen is superbly equipped, reflecting our own love of good food – a homemade cake and eg...The Old Barn stands on its own at the end of the lane on our 35 acre organic smallholding on the slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is surrounded by fields and National Trust woodland. We have lovingly restored the barn as a stylish and comfortable holiday home using traditional Welsh slate, oak, lime and eco-friendly materials. There is fabulous walking from the doorstep into the Black Mountains and on into the Brecon Beacons, and outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, kayaking and wild swimming are available locally. Inside the barn is a stylish mix of old and new, with contemporary furniture and lighting alongside traditional oak beams and antiques. The kitchen is superbly equipped, reflecting our own love of good food – a homemade cake and eggs from our free range ducks and chickens are part of the package, and organic lamb and pork from the farm is available on request. In the living room a woodburner gives a cosy feel on chillier days, and there is wifi, a CD player with i-pod dock, a DVD player, board games and loads of books. The utility room has ample space for keeping all your outdoor gear. All three bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Upstairs the bright, sunny West Bedroom has a kingsize bed, and the cosy East Bedroom has two 3'6' singles. They share a family bathroom. The Bat Room, with ensuite wetroom, is on ground level and has its own entrance off the courtyard. Towels and linen are included, all 100% cotton (cot available on request). Each bedroom also boasts its own Sugar Loaf view. Outside are two sunny seating areas for relaxing and drinking in the views. A barbecue is provided, and an old byre houses table tennis and table football. The Old Barn is an ideal base for events such as the Hay Festival (June) and Abergavenny Food Festival (September). The beaches of the Gower are just over an hour's drive, and the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, is only 50 minutes away. There are three houses on the smallholding: the sixteenth century farmhouse where we live, The Old Barn, and the 'new' farmhouse, The White House, also available for holidays. Each property is entirely private, and they do not overlook each other. However, larger groups (up to 12) may like to book The Old Barn and The White House together. More
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About the Owner
Roz S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
When you arrive at The Old Barn, the keys will be in the door so you can let yourselves in and feel at home straight away. We live on site (but not overlooking you), and are here to help in any way we can, but we will never intrude on your privacy - we will quite simply be as hands on or hands off as you want us to be!
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Reviewed 30 May 2019

Four of us have just had a very enjoyable stay at the Old Barn. It is very well equipped, very comfortable and strikes a great balance between being very secluded and within easy reach of the facilities and shops of the nearby town of Abergavenny....More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank wht1
Reviewed 20 April 2019

The barn is beautifully converted and very comfortable. The owners, Roz and Pip, have obviously put a great deal of thought into making this holiday let nice. Special touches that stood out to us - A freshly baked cake and wine were waiting for us,...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank laurajdewdney
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Reviewed 11 April 2019

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Date of stay: April 2019
Reviewed 18 February 2019

We love The Barn. We have been coming here regularly since Roz & Pip did it up with all the eco-friendly and design care that makes it so special. We really only ever go walking from here, often direct out of the house and up...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank TnJLondon
Reviewed 7 September 2018

.... This is how we'd score the accomodation, the location and the owners. The Old Barn is everything you could wish for in a holiday let, it is beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped, Pip and Roz has made this place such a comfortable home...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Helen S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Many visitors come here for walking. We provide OS maps and can suggest local walks and pubs for refreshment along your way! The rivers offer fantastic wild swimming and if you’re lucky enough to have snow, bring your sledge! Abergavenny is a pretty little town on the Usk, overlooked by mountains. It has a food market, quirky independents, excellent cafes and restaurants, a cinema, a small theatre and a Leisure Centre with pool. There are great castles and museums within half an hour's drive, and Hay-on-Wye, famous for its bookshops. Drive there through the Vale of Ewyas and over Gospel Pass - stunning! Or for some city buzz (castle, Principality Stadium, Millennium Centre, Doctor Who) Cardiff is an less than an hour away.
Getting around
Car is the easiest way to get about, with most of the key sights within half an hour's drive If you're fit enough to cycle up the hill to Porth-y-Parc, a bike would also be ideal - but remember this is a VERY hilly area! Guests without private transport usually arrive by train (Abergavenny Station) and then either get a taxi up to us (10 minutes, about £5) or walk (40 minutes, with a long climb over the last mile and a half). Once here, if you like walking, you don't need a car, as fabulous walks start from your door, with lovely pub / eating options attached. Supermarket deliveries are easily organised
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