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Cwmcynwyn Farm Barn

Cantref, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • 17th-century barn faithfully and lovingly restored to retain its original features
  • Ideal for a large group of friends, a family reunion or to celebrate a special occasion
  • Camping space in the field provided to accommodate any extra guests
Property code: BN120

Located on one of the highest farms in the Brecon Beacons, this super barn conversion has stunning views, and with footpaths leading directly to Pen-y-fan, Corn Ddu and Cribyn, it’s a real hillwalkers’ paradise

Find your inner calm among the woodlands, waterfalls, streams and grazing sheep of this working farm, 4 miles from Brecon. Sleeping up to 14 people, it’s ideal for a large family gathering, friends’ reunion or adventure holiday – and there’s even space for others to pitch a tent in the grounds if you want to invite extra guests along. In the colder months, warm your hands in front of a crackling open fire or, in summer, dine alfresco in the outdoor seating area enjoying the mesmerising views down the valley towards Brecon.

Features of the original barn are all around the property, including great oak beams and exposed stonework. The long refectory dining table has enough room for everyone to sit down together for a celebratory meal prepared in the stone-tiled kitchen. Steps lead down to a wonderful flag-stoned area where a semi-circular oak bench curves around a large stone open fire. Up a few steps, the main living area is a comfortable place to relax with a DVD or good book in front of the wood burner. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, two with en-suite shower rooms. The fourth bedroom, with six single pine beds, sits on the mezzanine level overlooking the living space.

In Brecon, discover unique shops, pubs and restaurants, see the remains of Brecon's medieval walls or enjoy a boat trip on the canal. Large groups can even book a private cruise. The Brecon Beacons National Park has an abundance of jaw-dropping landscapes, and is perfect for family walks and bike rides in the shadow of the Black Mountains. Saddle up to go pony trekking at Cantref Adventure Farm (2 miles) or try paddleboarding and kayaking at Llangorse Lake (11 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 double, 1 twin, 6 single beds in mezzanine area, double sofa bed in living area
  • 4 bathrooms - 2 en-suites (shower), 1 shower room, 1 bathroom (bath)
  • Electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Wood burner and open fire - starter logs provided (please ensure children are supervised at all times as open fires are unguarded)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Sheltered stone outdoor area with garden furniture and stone built BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes
  • Regret no towels provided
  • Cot & high chair
  • Camping field in grounds if there are extra people in your party
  • Shop, pub, restaurant 4 miles
  • Homegrown firewood can be purchased from owner upon request during your stay.
  • Sleeps 12+2

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Shelat October 2020

What a beautiful place with the most breathtakingly beautiful view of the valleys. Both Brychan and Jan have been wonderful to communicate with. Our group enjoyed the barn and the views immensely. The children fell in love with the farm dogs and had a great time running around the surrounding open spaces. I would highly recommend this barn to groupRead mores wanting to spend time together. The fireplace was perfect place to relax after a day out. Hide


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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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