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Carno Farmhouse

Libanus, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A tranquil and relaxing holiday home with access to shared games room
  • Part of a complex of farm buildings in idyllic rural surroundings
  • A beautiful base for walkers and cyclists venturing into the Brecon Beacons
Property code: BN081

Nestling in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, this traditional 17th-century stone farmhouse offers light, cosy and relaxing accommodation for a family looking to explore this spellbinding region.

This property makes an ideal starting point for exploring the Brecon Beacons, with the Visitor Centre (3 miles) and the Storey Arms Activity Centre (2.5 miles) both nearby. Walkers can explore Pen y Fan (5.5 miles), Pen-y-Crug (7 miles) and the Usk Reservoir (14 miles). Other local attractions include Cantref Adventure Farm (8.5 miles), Maen Llia (8 miles) and Llangorse Lake (12.5 miles). You can also visit the National Showcaves Centre (15.5 miles) or take a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway (16.5 miles). There are plenty of pubs in local villages including Libanus (1.5 miles) and Defynnog (6 miles). The market town of Brecon (6 miles) is home to a cathedral, theatre, cinema and plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants.

On entering this traditional old farmhouse, the spacious lounge/diner offers a warm welcome. With exposed beams and stonework this is a lovely space to relax in at the end of the day, with plenty of seating and a large fireplace with a wood burner, as well as a TV and a wide selection of books, games and LPs – with a turntable to play them on! There is also a feature stone spiral staircase. The dining area is ideal for sharing a family meal which you can prepare in the charming country-style kitchen which features an oven, microwave and a small table and chairs ideal for breakfast or a snack. The dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer can be found in the utility porch, with a tumble dryer available in a shared drying room. There’s also a ground-floor shower room with shower and WC. An open-tread staircase leads upstairs where you will find two cosy bedrooms decorated in soothing pastel shades: one queen-size bedroom and a twin room, each with a walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom has a shower over the bath and a WC.

There’s a delightful courtyard and an enclosed garden, along with secure space for bike storage. You will also have access to a fantastic games room which is shared with the neighbouring barn conversion. This spacious room features a TV, DVD, Wii, PlayStation 3 and a telescope so you can stargaze. There’s a variety of floor games and equipment so you can play table tennis, snooker, pool or air hockey.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 queen-size, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven, microwave
  • Dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer in utility room
  • Tumble dryer in shared drying room
  • TV
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Shared games room with TV, DVD, Wii, PlayStation 3, table tennis, snooker, pool, air hockey
  • Telescope and stargazing equipment
  • Enclosed garden
  • Parking
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Bike-washing facilities
  • 2 dogs welcome – please note there is livestock in the area
  • Wi-Fi
  • Part of a complex of properties
  • Can be booked with the neighbouring property to accommodate 8 guests
  • Pub 2 miles, shops in Brecon 5 miles
  • Stone spiral staircase

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Harris October 2020

Situated up a minor side road this peaceful and well-equipped cottage was just what we needed - warm and cosy with a very comfortable bed. Great walks and cycle rides from the door - we had a lovely time despite pretty mixed weather. We'd love to come again!


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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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