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Clear Water Barn

Cilycwm, West Wales
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
7 more

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
  • Decked balcony area 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.

Nestled into the valley and surrounded by woodland on one side and open hillside on the other, there is ample space to roam and explore here. Enjoy walking, mountain biking, pony trekking, or bird watching - all from your doorstep. Nearby you can pan for gold at Dolaucothi gold mines (9 miles), catch your dinner with fishing at the Llyn Brianne Reservoir (12 miles - permit required), or browse the local shops of Cilycwm (1 mile).

At the heart of the house, an open-plan kitchen/diner makes a wonderfully social space to cook, dine, and relax, with a central dining table seating up to eight. From here, enjoy views over the surrounding gardens, mountains and woodland. From here, a few steps lead down to the lounge area - a striking room with an impressive vaulted ceiling. On cold winter nights, fire up the wood burner and turn the room into a cosy haven in which to snuggle - ideal for a family film night in front of a DVD. Also on the ground floor, you’ll find two bedrooms: one twin and one single. Upstairs, curl up on one of the comfortable armchairs on the mezzanine with a balcony overlooking the living space - the perfect spot for devouring a good book. The double bedroom can be found just off the mezzanine, and the bathroom is also on this floor.

Step outside into the spacious gardens, where a 4-acre paddock, enclosed by a fence, will be a welcome sight for visitors with pets. With no roaming sheep, your hound will love sniffing out adventure here. Behind the barn, you’ll find even more private sloping lawns to enjoy, while there is also a decked balcony area that makes a delightful spot for an al fresco evening drink.

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
  • Decked balcony
  • 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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

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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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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Clear Water Cottage

Clear Water Cottage

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£356 - £605

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