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Aber Farm Barn Old Hay House

Talybont-on-Usk, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Converted stone barn set on a working farm
  • Traditional wood burner set in a feature stone fireplace for cosy evenings
  • Curl up with a good book in the mezzanine snug – the ideal countryside haven
Property code: BN004

For families and friends seeking a rural retreat, this beautiful stone barn offers spacious accommodation in a peaceful setting for exploring the historic towns and stunning countryside nearby.

Retaining many original features and with a light and airy feel, this charming three-bedroom barn is perfectly positioned for exploring the attractions of the Brecon Beacons. Only 1 mile from the pretty village of Talybont-on-Usk where you will find a choice of welcoming inns and local shops, there are walks through the tranquil countryside straight from the door. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs through the village for rambles along the towpath or take to the water on a canal boat for a leisurely outing. Discover the cathedral town of Brecon (6.5 miles) or browse the weekly market at bustling Abergavenny (14 miles). Stroll around the shores of Llangorse Lake (5 miles) or hire a rowboat to glide across the water. Scale the highest peak in South Wales with a hike up Pen-y-Fan (15 miles) or descend below the earth on a visit to Big Pit National Mining Museum (17 miles).

Situated on a working farm, this lovely stone cottage is set against a backdrop of rolling hills and open skies. Park your car and step through the gate to reach your rural retreat. Enter the front door and into the light and bright hallway. Steps lead down to the spacious modern kitchen/diner where you can enjoy morning coffee at the central island as you plan your day’s activities. Fully equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and coffee maker, you have everything you need to prepare tasty meals for the whole family to share around the stylish dining table that seats up to six guests. Off from the kitchen is the utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and handy sink. There’s also space to store boots and outdoor clothing. You’ll also find a cloakroom with a WC on this level. Four stairs take you to the impressive double-height living room with warm oak flooring, exposed beams and a wood burner set in a feature stone fireplace. Snuggle up in the comfortable sofa to enjoy your favourite programme on the TV. Further steps lead to two of the three restful bedrooms, all well-appointed with cosy duvets and tasteful soft furnishings. The first bedroom is a light and airy double bedroom, whilst the second is also a double room, with the bed set against the wall so only accessible from one side. The family bathroom is also on this level with a walk-in shower. Steps lead to the galleried landing with a mezzanine sitting room, a lovely spot to curl up with the latest bestseller, overlooking the living room below. Off the landing is the master bedroom with a super-king-size bed and en-suite shower room.

Stepping outside, you will find a compact and enclosed walled and gated patio area with a small pond. Enjoy an early evening drink at the garden table or light the BBQ for a relaxed meal together. There is parking for two cars.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 super-king-size, 2 doubles – 1 double only accessible from one side
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 shower room with walk-in shower; 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and coffee maker
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV with streaming services
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed patio garden with pond (please supervise young children), garden furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub, shop and restaurant within 1 mile
  • Please note this property is located on a working farmyard
  • Please note there are numerous steps within the property

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Shea January 2020

Beautiful barn conversion, tasteful, spacious and well-planned. We felt extremely welcome with everything provided we could possibly need for our stay. All in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Mrs Secchi January 2020

The cottage was so well appointed. Beautiful property set up for everything conceivable.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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