Pen-yr-Heol Barn sits in splendid isolation, originally the old shearing barn, it is in a superb location closeby the footpath that leads to the Peaks of the Brecon Beacons, Corn Ddu, Pen-y-fan and Cribyn. This could not be a better location for serious walkers and those not wishing to have to use their car to reach the serious walks. Only pony trekkers and walkers pass the barn. The barn has been restored by local craftsmen using traditional materials, Welsh oak, slate and stone. Downstairs there are tiled floors with under floor heating; upstairs the floors are oak. Beautiful Welsh oak doors and windows have been installed. The barn has been very tastefully furnished where comfort, warmth and space are the main criteria. There is SKY TV & WIFI and a separate CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA - this is a lovely place for children to be able to roam safely and freely. The barn is also suitable for disabled visitors using a wheelchair with access from the stone patio through the stable doors to a bedroom downstairs and shower room. Bring your own or have mountain bikes delivered to the door to enjoy the hills. Try seeing the mountains from on horse back with Cantref Pony Trekking Centre, children old and young love visiting Cantref Childrens Adventure Farm just down in the valley where they can pet and handle animals.
Sleeps 10 - 4 bedrooms. Large open plan kitchen and living room. The newly fitted well-equipped kitchen has oak Shaker-style units, a 5 hob electric range with double oven, microwave, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer. Double sink with the most fantastic view that goes on for miles down the valley and over to the Black Mountains. Ample work and storage space and all you need for cooking a special meal for a large group. Long antique oak refectory table and oak chairs in the dining area with the original old oak exposed A-frame beams above. Lovely terracotta floors throughout. French windows, also built with locally sourced oak, on either side of this large living space, add to the light and airy feel and open out onto the front and rear patios - perfect for an outdoor breakfast or evening drink. The living area has comfortable sofas, one leather, and several armchairs, large televison with Sky, DVD, WIFI and B/T Vision and a large woodburning stove, set in the stone and oak fireplace, rugs and cosy furnishings make this perfect for an evening by the fire. There is a children's area in a separate room near the entrance, with sofa, smaller TV with built-in DVD and video player and box of books and toys etc. There is a downstairs drying room with a washing machine and space for hanging wet clothes and storing walking boots etc.
Bedroom 1: double bedroom, tastefully furnished with antique furniture and oak floor with rugs, en suite bathroom with bath, toilet and hanbasin with again wonderful views.
Bedroom 2: a twin bedroom which can be made into a large double. An oak stable door leads from here to the patio.
Two downstairs shower rooms, the first is adapted for the disabled with excellent power shower, toilet and handbasin and the second room has a walk-in wet room with power shower. A further downstairs toilet and handbasin
Bedroom 3: a large spacious bedroom with four single beds, two of which can be joined to make a double bed therefore making one double and two singles, large Velux windows and wonderful views.
Bedroom 4: has a zip and link king size double bed, which can be made into two 3ft single beds, a built-in wardrobe, exposed beams and large dormer windows with views across the back patio and garden and up to the Beacons.
There is a separate toilet upstairs with a handbasin. Two extra fold-up beds are available on request.
Pen-Yr-Heol Barn lies half a mile above Pentwyn farm, a 300-acre hill farm running 600 ewes and 10 single suckling cows. It has been run by the same family since 1966. The farm is part of the Tir Gofal agri-environmental scheme, the aim of which is to farm and manage the land by protecting the environment and enhancing, restoring and creating natural habitats and landscape features. There are several areas of broadleaf woodland and a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) alongside the Nant Menascin River. This barn offers complete seclusion in a truly wonderful location with stunning views and miles of uninterrupted walking straight onto the Brecon Beacons. There is an abundance of wild life (including Red Kites, Peregrine Falcons, Merlins and Buzzards). At the top of the river there are waterfalls and pools for swimming and in springtime there is a wonderful bluebell wood. This is fantastic riding country and three stables are available on the farm with grazing by arrangement with the owner. The owner is also happy to show visitors around the farm to look at the animals etc.
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If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Sophie, Carolyn, Ann and Lucy
"The holiday was perfect (apart from the rain). The barn was lovely, very well kitted out and extremely comfortable. The location of the barn was idyllic. When a light fitting needed attention the owner sorted it out same day. I would thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage to anyone. We had two x three year olds in our party and one x four year old, plus a disabled senior, and it suited us all (nine people in our party). We were very sorry to leave. " Chris