A beautifully restored converted barn set on a pretty organic farm high in the Black Mountains. Perfect for pure relaxation where you can create a wonderful bespoke stay. Enjoy spectacular views and dark skies, excellent walking from the door and Norman Castles, which are within easy reach.
Perched high above the countryside surrounding the English/Welsh border, this beautifully restored converted barn is a delightful base for small groups of up to four guests. On-site facilities offer extra treats such as sauna sessions, beauty treatments, ballet, yoga and pilates lessons and even afternoon tea could be delivered to your door, (available to order via the friendly owners but make sure you order in advance to guarantee availability) or experience the dark skies of this area and enjoy an evening of stargazing in the grounds. Stock up at the award winning village shop, Hopes, in Longtown for local fayre on the route in, although tea, freshly ground coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper is provided or arrange a more extensive welcome pack with the owners - full details available in the owners' welcome email and enjoy a relaxing break at this stunning location.
The traditional exterior gives way to a contemporary and luxurious retreat with an open-plan living space characterised by vaulted ceilings, original beams and a mezzanine-level accessed via open-tread stairs. A wood burner crackles in the corner, inviting you to curl up with a glass of wine. There’s a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area fit for a feast. Both bedrooms boast sumptuous bedding and splashes of bold colour, each with its own bathroom. Outside, the shared grounds provide a scenic backdrop and two private terrace areas for al fresco meals, and there are herb gardens and landscaped lawns to explore.
For those looking for a place to work from home, and relax when not working, choose Starlight Cottage or Black Hill Barn where the internet connection is super speedy, with a fibre optic connection and speeds of over 350mbps you can rest assured that the Zoom meeting or file transfer will not fail.
A 7-mile drive will bring you to the bustling streets of Hay-on-Wye, a popular destination for literature lovers thanks to the array of bookshops. Pick up a great read and settle down in one of the inviting cafes or delve into the town’s fascinating heritage and visit the imposing castle ruins. Further afield, the Brecon Beacons National Park is a must for intrepid explorers, visit Llangorse lake for water sports and fishing and Talgarth which is14 miles away is an excellent gateway to this stunning region with its rugged mountains, ancient woodland, and streams. Walk and cycle to your heart's content or arrange to navigate the area on horseback for a new perspective.