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Cynfin Old House

Tretower, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning panoramic views across the Usk Valley
  • A renovated 17th-century stone barn
  • Two cosy en-suite bedrooms
Property code: BN125

Two en-suite bedrooms are ready to welcome up to four people at this remarkable stone barn conversion on the slopes of the Black Mountains.

Stay at this superb converted 17th-century stone barn. The house has two en-suite bedrooms making it an ideal stay for a group of four friends, or a small family. Situated on a working livestock farm, there are plenty of walking and cycling routes on the doorstep through the picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park.

One of three properties on the site, this converted barn retains some fantastic traditional features such as oak windows and beams. Indoors is super spacious, brimming with character and well-equipped for your stay. The kitchen has plenty of room for preparing and cooking a meal and an oak table with chairs for all to enjoy dining together. The two king-size bedrooms both have en-suites, so there’ll be no queues for the bathroom in the morning. The rooms have magnificent views across the Usk Valley, and underfloor heating throughout the property means you’ll be warm whatever the Welsh weather throws at you.

At the base of the Black Mountains, you won’t have to travel far to find a fantastic route for walking or cycling. Visit the unmistakable Sugar Loaf and take the hike to the summit, if you’re feeling daring. The ’Gateway to Wales’, Abergavenny, is 8.5 miles from here and is oozing with history and heritage. Visit the pretty village of Crickhowell (3 miles) where there are a few restaurants and pubs, or head further afield to the literary town of Hay-on-Wye (17.5 miles) for a great mix of boutique stores. This property is situated just 2.5 miles from where the Green Man Festival is held.

  • 2 king-size bedrooms – 1 with king-size zip and link that can become a twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms and 1 downstairs WC
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • TV, Freeview, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Low slung cars may struggle with the track up to the property
  • Regret no pets
  • Located on a working livestock farm
  • Complex of properties - can be booked alongside Cynfin Stable and Cynfin Barn
  • Bike storage available
  • 2 mile from nearest pub and shops
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 22nd December 2022

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Loved our stay at the Cynfin Old Cottage. Great farm location in the mountains of South Wales. Incredible view across the nearby Brecon valley and Tretower castle. Real honeymoon destination.

Reviewed by Carol 15th October 2022

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Beautiful location Unfortunately the second bedroom is situated in the eves. I hit my head 3 times. OK for small children. Also fire alarm situated over cooker goes of every time open oven. It is small and overall comfy.

Reviewed by Carol 2nd October 2022

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Lovely cottage in a wonderful location, friendly helpful hosts always available if needed. This was a repeat visit with family and we'll definitely be back.

Reviewed by Roger 18th September 2022

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What a wonderful location. The views from the cottage were stunning. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. Spending some time on a working farm was a great experience; especially when the very friendly farm dog decided to accompany us on a morning walk. Everywhere we drove in the area was a joy. For me; being in the area of Crickhowell wheRead morere I was born and where I have fond childhood memories was marvellous. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 15th September 2022

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Reviewed by Anne 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Aline 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Carolyn 31st July 2022

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The view from the house and the terrace is just terrific - even when the weather is not perfect. Well-furnished and comfortable sitting room and good-sized kitchen. Light and airy inside. Parking was easy and the road is tarmac all but the last 20 yards, so no problem. Had a great week and no hesitation in recommending it.

Reviewed by Kathryn 18th June 2022

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We had a fabulous week at Cynfin Old House. Plenty of space for 3 of us, comfy sofa and chairs, comfy beds, and the under floor heating was lovely. The log burner is a great touch, though we didn't need it as we were fortunate with the weather. The views from the patio are amazing and, if you bring some bird seed with you, you'll get sparrows and rRead moreobins coming for their breakfast every day. Others have mentioned the access track, yes it is a narrow farm track but we managed it in a Ford S-Max. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 11th June 2022

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Very nice cottage in nice peaceful surroundings. Lots to see and do in the area.

Reviewed by Jane 14th May 2022

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The location was glorious, with amazing views. We were concerned about the long drive up a farm track, but it was very easy. However, the road was littered with plastic and rubbish which was very off putting. Cottage compact but comfortable and very clean. It was a little dark inside and eating at the kitchen table felt a bit enclosed. Dishwasher wRead moreasn't working the whole week, although the owner offered to move us next door. Garden furniture needs replacing and a sun shade is needed. Hide

Reviewed by Flora 4th May 2022

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We've had the pleasure of staying in Cynfin Old House twice now because of a covid postponed wedding, our family stayed in the other Cynfin cottages and they are all stunning with great facilities and even better views, perfect location for exploring the Brecon Beacons, would very happily stay again.

Reviewed by Jeanette 2nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Jo 23rd March 2022

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We stayed in Cynfin Old House which is in a great location and has fantastic views with just cows, sheep and birds for company. The house is lovely and tastefully renovated with underfloor heating, central heating and a fabulous wood burner for chillier evenings. The shower is a little compact and not powerful but you get used to it. The bed was veRead morery comfortable. We will definitely book again if we return to the area. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 22nd December 2021

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1 mile from road access via single track for halve a mile then through 2 gates 0ver two fields a mine field of pot holes but worth the effort. Over looking the Brecon Hills and the valley below.

Reviewed by Stuart 16th October 2021

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The accommodation was well located, however the single track road leading to the property, approximately 1 mile in length, had few passing points which could prove a challenge and some difficulty for some drivers if they had to reverse, particularly in the dark. There were beautiful views from the property with great outside space to sit, relax andRead more eat al fresco. It was warm and comfortable, well equipped and furnished. Plenty of places to visit within easy reach. Would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 27th September 2021

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Reviewed by Jill 18th September 2021

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Windows were dirty. Cobwebs around. Comfy beds though. Neither showers worked properly even though both looked reasonably new! One no power unless only using cold water. Other would flip between scolding/freezing no regulation. Overall disappointing as all other properties Ive stayed at from your website have been amazing. Beautiful views so Shame Read morethe cottage didnt live up to same level. Great location Hide

Reviewed by Carol 6th September 2021

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Great cottage and hosts.Lovely location and lots to do in the area.

Reviewed by Katie 4th September 2021

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Lovely place!!

Reviewed by Jenny 7th August 2021

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Fabulous location, views to die for. So quiet and peaceful

Reviewed by Stephanie 31st July 2021

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Cottage tucked out of the way with amazing views. Owner answered any queries vey quickly. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Arthur 17th July 2021

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Future guests should be informed of the very narrow road up to the accommodation has very few passing places.

Reviewed by Sally 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 19th June 2021

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Really lovely cottage, clean, comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing break away. Amazing views, perfect for sitting out in the evening with a glass of wine after a days walking. Good central location for all the main attractions of the area by car. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Mike 12th June 2021

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The property appears to have been converted from the original stone house pretty recently and is in excellent condition. The main feature though, is not the house itself, but the outstanding view over the Usk valley to the mountains in the distance. Dining on the patio, in the sun, with that view is something you will always remember about your holRead moreiday there. There are plenty of local walks, Crickhowell and Brecon, the two nearest market towns are worth a visit and are the nearest shops. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th April 2021

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2 more properties at this location

Cynfin Stable

Cynfin Stable

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£421 - £766

Cynfin Barn

Cynfin Barn

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3

£565 - £1,136

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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