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Clear Water Barn

Cilycwm, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located in a remote, unspoilt corner of the western Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Spacious, light-filled converted barn with impressive high vaulted ceiling
  • Large lawn and picnic table with stream and woodland views
Property code: BN093

A beautifully converted barn surrounded by miles of remote countryside, yet only 1 mile from the quiet village of Cilycwm. Sleeping five plus one dog, it’s an ideal escape for the whole family.

Tucked away in the valley, just 5 miles from the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, enjoy some peace and quiet and escape to the country in style. Perfect for getaways with family and friends (of the four-legged variety too), you can enjoy exploring straight from your door or head south to the National Park to summit peaks and tread well-trodden paths. Return home to the comfort of the roaring wood burner and warm up after adventures.


The gorgeous interior mixes traditional and contemporary styles which welcome you inside to switch off and relax. At the heart of the home is the open-plan kitchen/diner; full of country style yet with a sleek feel, you can cook up delicious meals and plate up at the dining table which comfortably seats all guests. On warm evenings, serve up dinner outside on the decked balcony and enjoy an al fresco tipple. Step down from the kitchen and into the lounge where you can fire up the wood burner and keep the chill at bay. Sit beneath the striking vaulted ceiling and curl up with a book or challenge guests to a board game. A single and a twin bedroom reside on the ground floor so you can head off to bed with ease; upstairs, make your way to the mezzanine level (perfect for turning the pages of a good book in peace) and through to the double bedroom for a good night’s sleep.


With a 4-acre fenced paddock to call yours and an abundance of trails to hop onto straight from your door, you can spend days exploring close to home. Less than a mile away, the quiet village of Cilycwm is great for grabbing a bite to eat in the local pub and is home to a pretty medieval church.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Gas hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • Access to the owners’ utility room with washing machine and dryer
  • Welcome pack with bread, butter, milk, eggs, tea and coffee
  • Wood burner with logs provided
  • Solar hot water with discreet solar panels
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Gardens and enclosed 4-acre paddock
  • Large lawn with picnic table
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Complex of properties
  • Bike storage
  • Pub 1 mile, shop and cafe 2.5 miles
  • Can be booked with neighbouring cottage to sleep 9

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Gareth 28th August 2021

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Our stay at Clear Water Barn was an amazing. The Barn was very comfortable for our family of 5 plus labrador. The surrounding area is beautiful with fantastic walks and places to discover. The owners were only too happy to help with any questions we had and were very friendly. *****

Reviewed by Emily 3rd July 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this characterful property. The owners were friendly and helpful and the barn was well equipped. It was a fabulously picturesque location and we had lovely walks and bike rides in the local area. A wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We loved waking up to the sound of birdsong and sheep iRead moren the surrounding fields. Hide

Reviewed by Nova 22nd May 2021

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The Barn was perfect, we had such a lovely stay with everything we could need catered for. We did go and buy a chrome cast so we could watch a Netflix movie after a day's walking so maybe could be a good addition.

Reviewed by Ms Liming February 2020

Cosy, clean, all essential amenities. Warm despite it being January! Tea, coffee, bread , milk provided. Useful info in guest folder. Helpful owner next door. Great WiFi. Dog friendly, ours loved it! Beautiful walks on the doorstep and within a 15min drive.

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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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