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Relaxing on the decking soaking up the views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Bliss!
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Barn
A beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished stone barn set in a tranquil hillside location on the outskirts of Brecon with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and Hay Bluff. As one guest commented 'The Byre has all the luxury of a 5* hotel with the added bonus of being self catering'. Perfect as a bolt hole from the stresses of life where you can kick off your shoes and relax in front of the log burning stove and admire the views whilst curled up on the sofa with a glass of wine and a good book. Alternatively you can soak up the sun and the views on the decking whilst enjoying a barbecue. The Byre is also ideal for those more active types seeking outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, canoeing, pony trekking etc. For the culture vultures there's Llant...A beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished stone barn set in a tranquil hillside location on the outskirts of Brecon with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and Hay Bluff. As one guest commented 'The Byre has all the luxury of a 5* hotel with the added bonus of being self catering'. Perfect as a bolt hole from the stresses of life where you can kick off your shoes and relax in front of the log burning stove and admire the views whilst curled up on the sofa with a glass of wine and a good book. Alternatively you can soak up the sun and the views on the decking whilst enjoying a barbecue. The Byre is also ideal for those more active types seeking outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, canoeing, pony trekking etc. For the culture vultures there's Llanthony Priory, Hay Book Festival, Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Jazz Festival, Abergavenny Food Fesitival, The Green Man Festival and Penderyn Distillery to name a few. After a full day's activity you may choose to cook a meal in the well-equipped kitchen. Alternatively, you may opt to eat out, the nearest restaurant being the renowned Felinfach Griffin just a mile away along quiet country lanes.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We welcome well-behaved dogs but regret we cannot accommodate cats. Larger groups of up to 10/11 people can be accommodated using a combination of our four places - The Byre, the Shepherd's Hut and the two luxury camping domes, Serene Bach & Seren Mawr.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Amanda P
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2015
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Reviews (7)
hodgkissam
hodgkissam
Cambridge, United Kingdom16 contributions
Great place, great area and spectacular views. Our stay was everything we wished it would be and more.
Visited March 2018
Written 25 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Extraordinary761545
Extraordinary761545
Thank you for your lovely comments and we are delighted that you and your dogs thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We hope you will stay again on another occasion. Warm regards to you all, A x
Written 26 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RosettaAlexandra
RosettaAlexandra
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
My partner and I always take a UK trip over the Easter break. We've had some interesting experiences in the past, and although there have been enjoyable elements, nothing has come close to how much we loved our stay at The Byre! During our search, we decided we wanted to visit Wales, and on searching rental cottages with the best reviews, we just kept coming back to the highly positive reviews for the Argoed Barns. I was delighted therefore when we managed to secure the Easter slot. The first clue to how excellent Amanda and Barney are as hosts, was the lovely hand written card, Easter chocolate cake and a glass of freshly picked daffodils which greeted us upon our arrival. Everything thereafter lived up to the same standards. We bumped into the family a couple of times as we were either coming or going at the same time, and we were always said hello to with the warmest of smiles. That being said, we were given total privacy during our stay and felt relaxed and at home. The barn itself was beautifully kept and furnished throughout, and little touches like our towels being bound with a ribbon and little pots of herbs, made all the difference. The gentle bleating of sheep in the morning and stunning views from the bedroom meant we slept so well, much needed respite from our busy London lives. An array of board games were supplied, for which we managed to fit in several games of Scrabble with the glorious wood burner warming the barn. Amanda also kindly booked us a table at The Griffin, a pub just down the road, which did AMAZING food. Coming from two people who put fine dining firmly at the top of their list, I can honestly say this is the best pub meal I have ever eaten! You MUST go here, it would be criminal if you don't. We had only two full days to explore, but we managed to fit in a hike up to Table Mountain and a guided tour around Penderyn Distillery. The following day we did the long drive north to Zip World where we did three very fast and daring zip wires as part of The Titan experience. If we came back, which we hope to, we would spend more time walking, definitely do another visit to The Griffin, and visit some national trust properties. This is a fabulous place, amongst fabulous settings and hosted by some truly lovely people and we shall be booking a return visit at some point in the future!
Visited April 2017
Written 23 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Amanda P
Amanda P
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write a review - and such a lovely one too. It makes what we strive to achieve here all worth while (and everyone like's their efforts being appreciated). We look forward to your return visit in the not too distant future; delightful and appreciative guests such as yourselves are always welcome! Warmest regards to you both, A x
Written 24 April 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LR0604
LR0604
Yalikavak, Turkey4 contributions
Couldn't have asked for more from our stay at The Byre, the facilities are superb and the hospitality was great. close enough to great local pubs and towns but far enough away for total relaxation.
Visited December 2016
Written 18 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Amanda P
Amanda P
Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review Luke - I'm delighted you enjoyed such a relaxing stay and that it was indeed the perfect place for you both to create and record music as you had intended. You were wonderful, appreciative guests and I hope that we will see you again in the future. Warm regards to you both, A
Written 19 December 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dwoodhead
Dwoodhead
Fleet, United Kingdom62 contributions
A two bedroom barn conversion just a few miles outside Brecon. The location is stunning and the property is well maintained and clean. There is a log burning stove in the living area (which was much needed on October evenings), and two double bedrooms with very comfortable king size beds. The owners state that the central heating is fixed at a comfortable temperature - we found it rather cold at times, hence the dependence on the wood burner for which plenty of fuel is available. The kitchen area is small and adequately rather then well equipped and the only other grip is that the seating in the lounge area consists of one small sofa, which is reasonably comfortable, and two very upright high backed chairs that are rather less comfortable for relaxing with a book. Other then at all was good and the owners are friendly and helpful. This is certainly somewhere we would consider staying if we visit the area again.
Visited October 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 15 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Amanda P
Amanda P
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so sorry that your stay fell short of the mark, especially since two out of three of your 'gripes' could have been so easily rectified. It is such a shame that you didn't tell us about the heating as we could have resolved that problem immediately. The system is highly sensitive which is why we fix it at a recommended temperature but we would willingly have modified it to suit your requirements. Likewise with the kitchen equipment - had there been anything in particular you required to make your stay all the more enjoyable we could easily have provided it from the plethora of utensils and equipment that we keep on standby to avoid over cluttering up the small kitchen. Unfortunately the chairs will not be changed in the foreseeable future as all our other guests have found them comfortable. I will, however, bear your comments in mind when I come round to seeking out and upholstering replacement armchairs in the future. Kind regards, A
Written 24 April 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jake23081935
jake23081935
Eastbourne, United Kingdom2 contributions
The Byre has been remodeled to the highest standards of design and furnishings. It is comprehensively equipped to satisfy all ones holiday needs. The views from the decking area are spectacular and with the accompaniment of some nearby sheep,goats and flocks of birds one is transported into a relaxing pastoral setting. On our arrival our immediate reaction was WOW! We all hope to return at sometime in the not too distant future. Thanks Amanda, Jess and Ben
Visited August 2016 Travelled with family
Written 2 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Amanda P
Amanda P
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such a lovely review. I'm delighted you enjoyed a wonderful Bank Holiday Weekend here in The Brecon Beacons and hope you will indeed return again, perhaps for a longer stay next time? Warmest regards to you all, A 🐞
Written 2 September 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul F
Paul F
Kettering, United Kingdom32 contributions
Our daughter and husband gifted us 3 nights here, then before coming we topped up our time and stayed a full week ............ that was one great decision. It is a tranquil place to stay with views over a valley and then onwards to the Black Mountains. We had such a relaxing week, some walks, visits to local towns & attractions, good food. The weather was all over the place, but loved it as we nestled down with a log fire and watched the sunrise or sunsets, whilst snow fell or the rain lashed down. The property is a rebuilt stone barn, completed a year or two ago. It is very well fitted out with wonderful slate floors, underfloor heating, modern bathrooms and kitchen, a spacious high-ceiling lounge/dining area with all the right touches. The two double bedrooms with comfy beds are on separate levels with their own en suites, so perfect for 2 couples or a single family with children. We were one couple so it felt really indulgent having the place to ourselves but somehow we coped!! Amanda gave us a warm welcome when we arrived and that set the tone for the whole week. We felt we had a proper holiday away from the busy sides of life. We thoroughly recommend The Byre and it is very well placed to explore the region: up to mid-Wales and even down towards Swansea or Cardiff. Go one day if you can ....... hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Visited February 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 14 February 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Amanda P
Amanda P
You were such delightful and enthusiastic guests and I'm thrilled you had a wonderful break in spite of the weather. Hopefully Spring is on its way; it certainly feels like it as the day after you left both our goats gave birth to twins!
Written 15 February 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ruth R
Ruth R
Shropshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
This beautifully converted barn has stunning views of the Brecon Hills. From the moment you enter The Byre you are impressed, welcomed and relaxed. The attention to detail is seen through the whole house. The space and ambiance was delightful. The beds are soft and cosy. Each bedroom has an en-suite with both a bath and a shower. There are so many interesting and beautiful places to explore in the area whether by car or on foot. But if you really only wanted to snuggle in and not go anywhere there are plenty of books and games to keep you engrossed before the log burner. We had a wonderfully relaxing time and can't wait to visit again soon.
Visited July 2015 Travelled with family
Written 21 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Amanda P
Amanda P
Thank you for your generous comments. It was a pleasure having you to stay and I am delighted that The Byre matched up to your expectations. It was lovely to see you relaxing with a good book on the decking and I look forward to welcoming you back again in September. Hopefully we'll have an Indian Summer and you can continue to enjoy the outdoors to the full. 🐞X
Written 22 July 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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The Byre is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

The Byre has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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