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Buzzard Barn - Defynnog

Defynnog, Mid Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautifully renovated barn conversion dating back to the 19th century
  • Perfect for a family exploring the glorious Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Ideal for keen walkers and cyclists following some stunning trails and paths
Property code: BN414

Retaining original beams and stonework, this charming property has been imaginatively converted to provide light, friendly and relaxing accommodation for a couple or family seeking a tranquil retreat.

The property is one of four delightful barn conversions in an idyllic location outside the hamlet of Defynnog, where you will find a friendly pub, charming restaurant and art gallery, and the Defynnog Yew Tree – Europe’s oldest living tree. The area offers miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails. The nearby village of Sennybridge (2 miles) is home to a number of great places to eat drink, as well as the remains of a ruined castle. The thriving market town of Brecon (9 miles) has a range of shops, cafes, pubs, a cinema, theatre and leisure centre. The Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre (4 miles) makes an ideal starting point for exploring the awe-inspiring landscapes of this magnificent national park.

Entering this lovely, traditional and refreshing property, the light and spacious lounge/diner makes a lovely space to relax in at the end of a great day. Featuring exposed stonework and original ceiling beams, this room is full of character, and features a TV, DVD, CD/radio, plenty of comfortable seating, a wood-burner effect electric fire and glass doors offering delightful views of the garden and surrounding countryside. The dining area is an ideal space to share a romantic meal or a favourite family dinner, which you can prepare in the bright and airy kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven, microwave and fridge with ice compartment. The ground floor also features a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. A fairly steep open-tread cottage-style staircase leads up to the first floor where you will find the cosy master bedroom with a double bed. A five-step ladder leads up to a split-level landing where you will find the charming twin bedroom, which is ideal for children. Please note both bedrooms have a low sloping ceiling.

From the lounge you can step outside onto the garden terrace. The patio features a picnic table perfect for a BBQ or a glass of wine in the evening. The garden features a large lawn and offers glorious views over the water meadows to the small brook and across the hills.


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double room, 1 twin room
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice compartment
  • Central heating: electric storage heaters in all rooms
  • TV, DVD, CD/radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • 1 designated parking space
  • Regret no pets
  • Part of a complex of 4 properties
  • Defynnog 1 miles
  • Sennybridge 2 miles
  • Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre 4 miles
  • Brecon 9 miles
  • Note: the twin bedroom is accessed via the double bedroom and is reached via a short ladder on a split-level floor, please take care
  • Note: both bedrooms has low, sloping ceilings
  • Steep cottage-style stairs

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss Morgan September 2020

We had a great stay at Buzzard Barn and plan to return. It had everything we needed there and was a great location.

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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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