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Cwmcynwyn Farm Barn

Cantref, Mid Wales
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

A beautiful peaceful environment with waterfalls, streams, woodlands and grazing sheep on the farm, this fantastic holiday home is also only 4 miles from the town of Brecon. Admire the Georgian architecture, and discover independent shops, restaurants and pubs. Visit the heritage centre, follow Captain's Walk and see the remains of Brecon's medieval walls, or visit the South Wales Borderers Museum at Brecon Barracks. The Brecon Beacons National Park is perfect for walking enthusiasts with breathtaking landscapes to be enjoyed from riverside to mountain peak. Hire mountain bikes and enjoy pony trekking at Cantref Adventure Farm, or try sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking at Llangorse Lake. Discover some of Europe’s finest surviving castles: Brecon Castle, Abergavenny Castle and Crickhowell Castle.

Great oak beams and traditional exposed stonework stand reminiscent of the original barn, with the renovation creating a social, comfortable and welcoming space that you can't help but relax in. Perfect for a group of friends or a large family gathering, there is even space for extras to pitch a tent. The spacious, stone-tiled kitchen has a central island and electric hob, oven, microwave, large fridge, large fridge/ freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The long refectory dining table seats 14 people. Steps lead down to a large flag-stoned area with double height windows where a wonderful, semi-circular oak settle reaches around a very large, stone central fireplace - a wonderful place to relax in the flickering heat of an open fire. Up a few steps to the main living area, comfortable sofas and armchairs are the perfect place to relax after a long day to watch a DVD, or to read a book in front of the wood burner. One of the sofas is a double sofa bed. There is a lovely recessed window area with a sofa and chairs with uninterrupted views straight up to the Beacons. There is a downstairs shower room and an area for leaving coats and boots. Also on the ground floor are the three bedrooms; two doubles and one twin. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms. Upstairs there is a further very spacious bathroom with a bath. Up a flight of steps is a large oak beamed open-plan room. the fourth bedroom on the mezzanine level (overlooking the living space) has six single pine beds and can be used as a bedroom or a further sitting area.

Outside, there is a sunny, sheltered sitting area with wooden table and benches and a stone-built BBQ. Dine alfresco morning, noon and evening, enjoying the wonderful views down the valley towards Brecon. Ample off-road parking and shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles away.

  • 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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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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