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An incredible setting high on Black Hill
Contemporary style, relaxing wood burner & cosy mezzanine sofas
The sauna & relaxation spa, a £60 optional extra once you book
As well as a stylish sauna a range of additional Spa treatments can be booked
Open plan living space in the barn
Intimate dining with a roaring fire in the background
Keep toasty in the evenings
Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
Beautiful en-suite master bedroom
Delightful details
Super-king-size bedroom
Super-king-size bedroom
Escape in the beautiful surroundings
A family friendly retreat
Enjoy the terrace
A glimpse of the view from the Spa
Lovely manicured grounds
The perfect spot to sit back and relax
Relax in the private terrace
Terrace outside the spa - with a view!
The shower room, forming part of the Spa
Topiary and beautiful blooms just outside the door
Pretty in the snow
Stunning winter scenes from the properties
1 / 24  An incredible setting high on Black Hill
2 / 24  Contemporary style, relaxing wood burner & cosy mezzanine sofas
3 / 24  The sauna & relaxation spa, a £60 optional extra once you book
4 / 24  As well as a stylish sauna a range of additional Spa treatments can be booked
5 / 24  Open plan living space in the barn
6 / 24  Intimate dining with a roaring fire in the background
7 / 24  Keep toasty in the evenings
8 / 24  Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
9 / 24  Beautiful en-suite master bedroom
10 / 24  Delightful details
11 / 24  Super-king-size bedroom
12 / 24  Super-king-size bedroom
13 / 24  Escape in the beautiful surroundings
14 / 24  A family friendly retreat
15 / 24  Enjoy the terrace
16 / 24  A glimpse of the view from the Spa
17 / 24  Lovely manicured grounds
18 / 24  The perfect spot to sit back and relax
19 / 24  Relax in the private terrace
20 / 24  Terrace outside the spa - with a view!
21 / 24  The shower room, forming part of the Spa
22 / 24  Topiary and beautiful blooms just outside the door
23 / 24  Pretty in the snow
24 / 24  Stunning winter scenes from the properties

Black Hill Barn

Hay-on-wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautifully restored barn set on a pretty organic farm
  • Located high in the Black Mountains with fantastic rural views
  • Get back to nature in this peaceful, quiet location
Property code: 42881

A beautifully restored converted barn set on a pretty organic farm high in the Black Mountains. Perfect for pure relaxation with spectacular views, excellent walking from the door and Norman Castles all within easy reach.

Perched high above the countryside surrounding the English/Welsh border, this boutique-style property is a delightful base for small groups of up to four guests. On-site facilities offer extra treats such as sauna sessions, beauty treatments and even afternoon tea in the nearby datcha. Sample delicious local fare including deli meats and free-range eggs (available to order via the friendly owners) or enjoy an evening of stargazing in the grounds.

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 invitingly 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.

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, and Talgarth 14 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.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 en-suite king-size and 1 super-king-size zip-and link (can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Cafetiere, microwave, dishwasher, electric oven and hob
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner
  • Smart Apple TV and iPod dock
  • Landscaped topiary and herb gardens and two private terrace areas with dining table, chairs, Weber BBQ and parasol
  • 70 acres of farmland and historic grounds and gardens. Shared open garden/lawn space next to cottage
  • Private spa room and sauna close to cottage – treatments available to book directly with owners: massage therapies and beauty treatments, yoga and pilates. 2-hour sauna sessions are available for £60 (per couple)
  • Pub less than 1 mile, shop 5 miles
  • Sleeps 4 + 2 – additional sofa bed on mezzanine
  • The stairs up to the mezzanine area are steep
  • EV car charging – available at an extra cost
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 15th July 2022

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We had a wonderful stay and our hosts were welcoming and friendly. The barn was beautiful and we particularly loved the choice outside spaces and views across the valley. The hosts had created beautiful walks through the farm for visitors to explore. The location was perfect to explore the castles and abbeys of the Welsh marshes, Black Mountains anRead mored Hay on Wye. Hide

Reviewed by Corrie 13th June 2022

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Reviewed by Ann 3rd June 2022

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Very comfortable and tranquil- beautiful spot; Tim and Jill were very welcoming and helpful. Will definitely return .

Reviewed by Susan 13th May 2022

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Totally comfortable, felt at home immediately. Beautiful surroundings and lovely owners.

Reviewed by Colin 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Ally 21st January 2022

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We thought this cottage was really lovely - clean, comfortable, in an amazing location and very nicely furnished. The beds, linens and bathrooms were super and we were beautifully warm, thanks both to the efficient central heating and the amazing woodburner. Outside was superb too - we especially liked having access to the field for a quick run forRead more the dog. We were there in the depths of winter but it would be wonderful in the summer! Hide

Reviewed by Julia 15th October 2021

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My husband and I have just had a wonderful week at Black Hill Barn. The location is spectacular, its a haven of peace and tranquillity. We did some fabulous walks from the barn and spent lots of time in Hay-on-Wye which we love! The barn was very comfortable with a gorgeous wood burning stoveso cosy after our long walks! The owners Simon and Jill aRead morere very welcoming and we will definitely be returning for another holiday! A very special place indeed. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 11th October 2021

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This is a lovely barn in a beautiful setting amongst acres of countryside. It was a perfect base for exploring the Brecon Beacons and was a really comfortable place to come back to at the end of a long days walking. The owners, Jill and Tim, were really welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I would very much recommend this place if youre lookRead moreing to stay in and around this area. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 20th September 2021

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An absolute dream of a place. We stayed in the Longbarn where there was more than adequate room for the four of us. We did not use the log burner as the wonderfully thick walls keep the cold out. If you like solitude then this is the place, beautiful views, no noise at all with the exception of birds, pure bliss. Great location for exploring the arRead moreea, some tough walks but the rewards with the views are worth it. New owners are very friendly and helpful, as is Jenny, and spa a very welcome bonus. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 13th September 2021

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Wonderful stay, beautiful location at the bottom of Black Hill with access up through fields. The new owners were lovely / friendly / welcoming. Jenny who manages property was wonderful - helped with details of arrival, always contactable and arranging the therapy treatment which I highly recommend. Bridge Inn at Michael Church lovely for food and Read moredrink. 2.5miles drive. Hay-on-Wye Food and coffee at The Old Electric Shop. Canoe trip (2adults 1 dog) We used want to canoe? Thanks Tim & Jill. Hide

Reviewed by Helena 20th August 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed a very happy holiday in superb accommodation- beautifully appointed and in a fabulous location: a good base from which to explore the locality or just relax. The barn was extremely well equipped, and having dishwasher tablets etc provided a bonus. We had a long journey and so the welcome pack was gratefully received, It was grRead moreeat to have the SPA- the therapist was excellent. Communication between ourselves and Jenny prior to and during the holiday was prompt and helpful Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 12th July 2021

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Comfortable, clean cottage in an outstandingly beautiful location. Cottage was quite small and lacked washing machine but the property manager was extremely helpful and did 2 rounds of laundry for us. Beds and linen were of the highest quality and the gardens and views were spectacular.

Reviewed by Mark 11th June 2021

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Just perfect really. Thats it.

Reviewed by Janet 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Louise 17th May 2021

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Homely touches , comfortable beds, lovely gardens and beautiful views with walks galore from the door ; a sauna and massage to soothe the stresses away..its a combination we would recommend and will be back to experience for sure ! Thank You .

Reviewed by Simon 16th April 2021

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The Long Barn is an idyllic base from which to explore the Black Mountains, Herefordshire and the Brecon Beacons. Beautifully designed with gorgeous gardens and surrounding grounds, the barn enjoys stunning views and an air of complete tranquilly. The on-site spa is a welcome added indulgence. Superb!

Reviewed by Peter 21st December 2020

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Beautiful location, quiet and peaceful. The Long Barn is comfortable and feels spacious, an ideal place for a break away from things.

Reviewed by Mike 16th October 2020

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We had an amazing time at this property. Location was spectacular and the privacy was amazing. Just what we needed for half term. We had lovely massages in the spa area.

Reviewed by Alison 9th October 2020

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Lovely peaceful location and ideal for a dog friendly week. Walks on Black Hill from the property are stunning.

Reviewed by Michele 14th September 2020

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Long Barn was a portion of heaven. With it's vast scenic views and sun by day, stars by night it provided us with a perfect setting to unplug from the world. Soft comfy beds, fully equipped kitchen and compact bathroom with hot shower. The water from the tap comes from a local spring and tastes beautiful. If you don't mind the 20 minute drive up thRead moree narrow lane to get to the farm you are in for the perfect retreat. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Marco 31st August 2020

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Reviewed by jennie 21st August 2020

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Lovely location and beautiful cottage. If your looking for a peaceful rural break in the open then this is it. Great for walks and peace. I had a lovely back massage whilst there in the spa. The kids loved the open space and garden swing. The views are amazing to sit with a wine at night. Beds were really comfortable and ideal each bedroom having oRead morewn en-suite. We had ample equipment in the kitchen for cooking with and enjoyed the coffee machine. The owner is very attentive and very friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 14th August 2020

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The Covid19 restrictions made things more tricky to manage but the owners had made a big effort to provide equipment and information. The property is ideal for two couples as we were due to the bedrooms and bathrooms being at each end of the barn. The location is stunning, even in the poor weather we had during our stay and the gardens are beautifuRead morel. It is a little remote and quite a bit of driving on narrow and/or poor surface roads is necessary but it is worth it for the privacy and seclusion. Hide

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An incredible setting high on Black Hill
Contemporary style, relaxing wood burner & cosy mezzanine sofas
The sauna & relaxation spa, a £60 optional extra once you book
As well as a stylish sauna a range of additional Spa treatments can be booked
Open plan living space in the barn
Intimate dining with a roaring fire in the background
Keep toasty in the evenings
Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
Beautiful en-suite master bedroom
Delightful details
Super-king-size bedroom
Show 12 moreSuper-king-size bedroom

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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