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Ann's Barn

Cantref, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Welsh stone barn conversion in a rural setting on a hill sheep farm
  • Wonderful and far-reaching views across a lake to the surrounding countryside
  • Fantastic walks from the doorstep to the peaks of the Brecon Beacons
Property code: BN015

Perfect for romantic getaways, this cosy cottage for two is ideally located for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park on foot, bicycle or horseback.

Surrounded by paddocks of grazing sheep, this charming property offers a slice of rural Welsh life and is a great spot for stargazing. Pack a picnic and set out on foot to follow the footpaths of the Old Roman Road that leads straight up to the main peaks of the Brecon Beacons. For a less strenuous stroll, walk to the picturesque church of St Mary’s to begin a wonderful woodland walk along the Afon Cynrig, which is adorned with seasonal snowdrops and bluebells. Cyclists will enjoy following the famous 55-mile long Taff Trail, while equestrians should head for Cantref Riding Centre, only 1 mile away. Stock up on supplies in the cathedral town of Brecon (4 miles), which offers a good choice of supermarkets, shops and eateries.

Inside, this tastefully converted barn retains plenty of traditional charm and appeal, through exposed beams, oak flooring and original windows. Prepare romantic meals for two in the oak fitted kitchen, which contains an electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Once prepared, dine at the table in the light and spacious sitting room where a feature wall with picture window frames far-reaching rural views. At the end of a long day on foot, unwind on the leather sofa to enjoy a relaxing evening making the most of the SkyTV with DVD, CD player, Hi-fi and radio, while the flame effect electric fire creates a cosy atmosphere. Upstairs, a spacious king-size bedroom with sloping ceilings is adorned with Welsh wool blankets if needed, sheepskin rugs and a SkyTV. There is also a shower room.

Stepping outside, the sheltered private patio area with garden seating is stocked with pretty flowers and shrubs, making it the perfect spot to enjoy an evening BBQ overlooking the wildflower meadow and wildlife pond.  Just across the road is a further seating area with a rockery which overlooks a small lake in the meadow, a well-established habitat for wildlife such as herons, ducks and Canadian geese. There is ample off-road parking.

 

  • 1 king-size bedroom with sloping ceilings
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • SkyTV with DVD
  • CD player, Hi-fi and radio
  • Toaster & kettle
  • Oil central heating
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Private patio with gas BBQ and shed housing tumble dryer and recycling bins
  • Off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes
  • There is a small mountain stream within the grounds
  • Shops 4 miles, pub/restaurant 3 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Giza September 2020

This is a beautifully-appointed comfortable and roomy cottage for 2 in a tranquil setting close to the hills. Everything was spotless for our arrival. Our hostess, Ann, was very welcoming and provided us with useful local information. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Mr Bekenn September 2020

Beautifully presented, clean and comfortable and all we could need.

Reviewed by Mr Goel August 2020

Ann''s Barn is one of the best cottages I have stayed at in a while. It was spacious, super clean, great location with all the amenities one can want including the dishwasher :). There is enough parkinsg space, outside area to sit and even a little stream of water passing by nearby. Ann herself is very friendly and welcoming. It was the prefect Read moreholiday in a perfect accommodation. She also helped us with local suggestions. Will deffo return again! Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Dunn July 2020

Wonderful location. Absolutely everything provided in the Barn to a very high standard. Best I have stayed in over the years. Helpful and friendly owner next door

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Location

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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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