Birch Tree Barn offers the perfect home for visitors looking to sample the great Welsh combination of good food, wonderful walking and sport. Located within walking distance of renowned pub, The Hardwick, the barn enjoys great views and good road links. Its attractive wood-clad exterior is matched by a comfortable and tasteful interior - ideal for a couple or family looking for a base from which to explore the local countryside and try out the many award-winning eateries in the area. Birch Tree comes with the added benefit of table football and basket ball and golf
Barn accommodation - Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Birch Tree Barn is very attractive from the outside and this continues through to the comfortable and attractive interior. Entrance to the barn is via the external wooden stairs which lead into a spacious and bright open-plan living area. The room has lovely oak floors and impressive A-frame beams. The well-equipped, open plan kitchen has ample work and storage space as well as an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and coffee maker. There is also a dining table and chairs. The attractive living area has comfortable leather sofas and chairs, a flat screen, wall-mounted TV with DVD player and vast picture windows giving views in 3 directions.
Bedroom 1: King size bedroom
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
The main bathroom : Has a bath with shower over, toilet and handbasin.
Downstairs on the ground floor is a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also table football and basketball here for children.
Recently renovated barn
Reached via exterior wooden steeps, the layout of Birch Tree Barn takes full advantage of the magnificent countryside views. The open plan living, dining and kitchen area is spacious with large picture windows and triple aspect views. There are oak floors throughout and wonderful exposed A-frame beams. The barn has been recently renovated and has been decorated and furnished stylishly. The property sleeps up to 4 people in one double and one twin room with a family bathroom. You won't miss any modern conveniences here with a wall mounted flat screen Freesat TV, DVD and WiFi internet access. Children will love the table tennis and basketball on the ground floor and the large lawned gardens.
A foodie's paradise
Birch Tree Barn is ideally located for those interested in visiting the pubs and restaurants that have put this region of the country on the food map. There are three notably superb eateries within 20 miles and many others for you to discover. These include a Michelin starred restaurant, The Walnut Tree, 7 miles away. Birch Tree is also within easy reach of the celebrated Bell at Skenfrith, Michelin pub of the year in 2007 and recipient of 2 AA rosettes. Finally, The Hardwick is less than 2 miles away and would make a comfortable summer's evening walk and is another multi-award winning gastropub. Run by Stephen Terry the Michelin starred restauranteur, the Hardwick won Welsh Restaurant of the year in 2008 and its fantastic reputation continues today.
Time your visit towards the end of September and take in the Abergavenny Food Festival to enjoy some Welsh hospitality and sample the amazing local produce.
Award winner for walkers and cyclists
With all that eating visitors to Birch Tree will be glad to know that the surrounding countryside provides some fabulous walking and cycle trails. The nearby Skirrid Mountain is rich in legend and mystery. Its unusual shape has given rise to numerous superstitions. According to one, the notch on its west side was caused by the underside of Noah's ark and others claim that the ravine which splits the mountain in two appeared when a bolt of lightning marked Christ's crucifixion.
Choose a walking route over the mountain that brings you pass Llanvihangel Court and the peacocks that patrol the grounds there. Then quench your thirst at the ancient Skirrid Inn - reputed to be Wales' oldest pub. Birch Tree Barn is well placed for visitors wishing to explore the Golden Valley, Brecon Beacons or the Black Mountains and there are several beautiful river walks within a few minutes of the barn.
Birch Tree Barn has been recognised as being 'Cyclist and Walker friendly' by Visit Wales and keen cyclists visiting the barn will appreciate the secure storage and pressure washer facility. The barn is also in close proximity to The National Cycle Network route 42 (Hay-on-Wye to Chepstow) and several mountain bike tours for all abilities are available locally.
Abergavenny 4 miles, Crickhowell 10 miles, Monmouth 14 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Birch Tree Barn. A lovely warm welcome from the owners. The bread, eggs, cake etc were delicious and accommodation clean, spacious a home from home. We found Brecon Cottages through a friend and will and in fact have recommended you to others. Thank you.-