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Stunning detached barn set in beautiful Brecon Beacons
Impressive exterior with lovely enclosed grounds
The open-plan lounge leads from the impressive dining area
Spacious kitchen with separate utility room
Super sun room to relax and unwind in
The lounge leading to the sun room
Up the staircase from the dining area
Master king-size room with en-suite
The master en-suite shower room
Pretty first floor double bedroom
Family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower
Twin bedroom on the first floor with views
Second twin bedroom on first floor with character beams
Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Additional ground floor double bedroom making this a spacious sleep 12
Entertain the family with this excellent games room
Perhaps your next winter holiday destination
Convenient undercover parking area
Far reaching views and walks to be enjoyed
1 / 19  Stunning detached barn set in beautiful Brecon Beacons
2 / 19  Impressive exterior with lovely enclosed grounds
3 / 19  The open-plan lounge leads from the impressive dining area
4 / 19  Spacious kitchen with separate utility room
5 / 19  Super sun room to relax and unwind in
6 / 19  The lounge leading to the sun room
7 / 19  Up the staircase from the dining area
8 / 19  Master king-size room with en-suite
9 / 19  The master en-suite shower room
10 / 19  Pretty first floor double bedroom
11 / 19  Family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower
12 / 19  Twin bedroom on the first floor with views
13 / 19  Second twin bedroom on first floor with character beams
14 / 19  Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room
15 / 19  Additional ground floor double bedroom making this a spacious sleep 12
16 / 19  Entertain the family with this excellent games room
17 / 19  Perhaps your next winter holiday destination
18 / 19  Convenient undercover parking area
19 / 19  Far reaching views and walks to be enjoyed

Kestrel Barn - Middle Bettws

Abergavenny (3.5mls N), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in the Brecon Beacons with magnificent rural and mountain views
  • Walks straight from your door and excellent cycling routes both on and off road
  • Historic Castles at Grosmont, Raglan and Skenfrith a short drive away
  • Interesting days out at Blaenavon World Heritage site (10 miles) and Hay-on-Wye (25 miles)
Property code: 56068

A stunning property, in a beautiful setting in the Brecon Beacons. Much to see and do from your doorstep and a well presented home, perfect for a special occasion, to return to at the end of your day.

A fantastic barn conversion with stunning views in the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this fabulous property offers spacious accommodation for up to 12 guests. Making a wonderful holiday home for a large family or a group of friends, this imaginatively converted property makes a great base for groups exploring this spellbinding area. Perfect for a family celebration or get-together, this impressive barn retains original features including exposed wooden beams and stone walls. A few steps lead up and into this light and bright barn conversion. You will be greeted by an open-plan lounge/diner with a double-height dining area which is a great space for you to gather together to chat and share a celebratory meal. The delightfully cosy lounge features a wood burner, TV/DVD and plenty of comfortable seating, with stone steps leading down into a pretty sunroom so there’s room for everyone to unwind. Steps lead up to the kitchen and utility area offering a range of equipment so you can get cooking. The ground floor also offers a games room with a pool table, and two charming double bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room), reached via a step up from the dining area. An imposing open-tread staircase leads to the first floor with four tastefully decorated bedrooms. The large, enclosed lawn has plenty of space for children to play, with a lovely patio perfect for a spot of al fresco dining. The charming village of Bettws makes a great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons, with the Skirrid and Sugar Loaf both within 7 miles. Local attractions include Blaenavon Ironworks, Raglan Castle, Skenfrith Castle and the Big Pit (all within 15 miles). Crickhowell (6 miles) and Abergavenny (4 miles) have some marvellous restaurants, pubs, shops and cafes.

  • 6 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 3 doubles and 2 twins
  • Family bathroom with bath and separate shower, 2 en-suite shower rooms and 2 separate WCs
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility area with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Games room with pool table
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample private parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • TV and DVD in the lounge area
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 6th May 2022

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Breathtaking views in a fantastic location. Few snags with barn, none that spoiled our family break. Comfortable clean beds, some furniture & fittings a little tired. Could benefit from a clear out of bits left from other holiday makers & broken items & clutter. Information on web site needs updating. No Safe Key box its broken. No DVD player ( notRead more an issue for us) big issue - unable to contact host prior & during break Hide

Reviewed by Yvonne 22nd April 2022

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A wonderful place to stay with lots of family and friends. Very helpful hosts. Beautiful views, plenty of space, well equipped. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Janet 15th April 2022

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Kestrel Barn in a beautiful setting, water always hot and the beds very comfortable. Lots of interesting places within 10 - 15 min drive - some roads very narrow without passing places. The walk directly from the barn through next doors field is lovely but very steep. As others have mentioned the WiFi signal is very poor but more important is thereRead more is no mobile phone signal at all in house or grounds. Recommend; the Skirrid and Sugar Loaf hills, Blaenavon, Raglan Castle & Abergavenny Hide

Reviewed by Robin 1st April 2022

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Great accomodation in a brilliant setting. Plenty of room for all of us and more spacious than the pictures look meant that we were not on top of each other at all. The kids loved all of the enclosed gardens and outdoor area and the lambs in the adjoining field provided plenty of entertainment. All the beds were very comfy and the kitchen was reallRead morey well equipped for cooking. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a stay near the Brecon beacons. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 25th March 2022

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Stunning place in a stunning setting. It was perfect for everything we needed. The rooms was beautifully and the layout too. The scenery is amazing around the place itself and area. The lambs were cute to look at each morning along with the golden live of daffodils. We were very lucky with the weather and could make the list of sitting outside. HowRead moreever, the indoor discs, games room and games cupboard was plentiful enough for a few good evenings of entertainment. Would recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 18th March 2022

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Beautiful barn lovely location. Not suitable for people who struggle with steps. Lots of little steps within the barn.

Reviewed by Benjamin 21st February 2022

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Reviewed by Darren 4th February 2022

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The place is absolutely beautiful, lovely rooms and loads of space around the cottage. Will definitely be returning with my family. We all loved it very much

Reviewed by Tracey 14th January 2022

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Long weekend break for 50th celebration of partner and his closest friends, Beautiful locations, great barn conversion, lots of space throughout, nice touch with pool room, just a highlight there is different floor levels on ground level with few steps getting you up and down on these levels,careful with young children & if you have trouble with stRead moreeps, log burner easy to use and barn is warm, all bedrooms, toilets and showers rooms very clean, easy 5 minute drive to town, arrive cakes lovely TY Hide

Reviewed by Carli 30th December 2021

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A wonderful weekend break - thank you.

Reviewed by Sherralynn 23rd December 2021

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Beautifully peaceful location with amazing walks on our doorstep. Kestrel Barn is very spacious and all the bedrooms are a great size. The real Christmas tree and decorations were perfect to celebrate the festivities. Fell in love with the barn and didnt want to leave.

Reviewed by Jagdeep 26th November 2021

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I stayed at the cottage with a group of friends for my birthday and loved it. The cottage was even better than the photos suggested, the layout is brilliant for a group, its well set out and is extremely spacious. The views are beautiful and there are plenty of walks available. My friends and I were so impressed with cottage, we are thinking of makRead moreing it annual trip. Id highly recommend the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 19th November 2021

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We had the most wonderful weekend at Kestral Barn for our mums 80th birthday. The property is wonderful with 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms. The barn has everything you could possibly want. We chose to cook on both evenings and found everything we needed in the kitchen. As we we visited in November we made use of the wood burner although the barnRead more was always warm without it. The location is amazing for a quiet break and if you are a walker, you'll love it, we did! Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 22nd October 2021

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Recently spent a week at Kestrel Barn with our family (11 of us) and we all had an amazing time. Abergavenny nearby with several supermarkets, nice restaurants and market. Lots to do in the area - one of our party went wild swimming, others went horse riding, running, cycling, mountain biking, walking, or just relaxing. We hired a 12 seater self drRead moreive boat from Goytre Wharf (30min away) and spent few hours on Brecon and Monmouth Canal with lunch at canalside pub. Best birthday treat ever! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 11th October 2021

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The cottage is fantastic. We had a great time. Ideal location for walks and just a short drive to local pubs and restaurants. Everything you can think of is there for your stay is in the cottage. Wi-fi could do being stronger.

Reviewed by Becky 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Kelly 30th July 2021

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Fabulous property in a beautiful location, the photos do not do it justice. Well equipped kitchen and really good quality bedding. Will definitely be booking again.

Reviewed by Gregory 23rd July 2021

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A lovely spacious, comfortable house. Wi-fi is patchy at best. Some reviews have expressed concern about the number of steps, but our 18-month old had no problem. Plenty of space outside for children to play. Quiet location, with a footpath close by, up to the top of the hill. Sugar Loaf in easy reach for joggers. Abergavenny is a pleasant market tRead moreown, with a good range of shops. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 16th July 2021

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Kestrel Barn is a beautiful place in a fantastic setting. Well appointed, spacious and comfortable.

Reviewed by Lynn 28th May 2021

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The cottage was perfect - set in lovely grounds (ideal if you are holidaying with a dog) & plenty of space if you need some time away from others in your party. Beautiful views & some good (but hilly) cycling routes.

Reviewed by Dianna 18th September 2020

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Lovely setting, beautiful accommodation. Very spacious and ideal for large family group. However, not really child friendly for us with 3 x under 3yrs. Also, we booked for the downstairs bedrooms due to having a disabled child and older person with limited mobility but steps and gravel drive were a challenge. We still enjoyed our short break in thiRead mores idyllic setting. Hide

Reviewed by Seonaid 11th September 2020

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We had a great time and the property was really lovely. It was very spacious and in a beautiful location. We had a great time.

Reviewed by Thomas 31st August 2020

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Fabulous, well appointed 6 bedroom property in a secluded picturesque hilly setting. Communal space was very nicely arranged. Large open plan area with large dinning table, plenty of comfortable seating, a large smart TV, woodburner, and additional seating space. Kitchen was large and the 2 fridges (1 full size with freezer, 1 under bench size) werRead moree very helpful for a large group. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Main bathroom has a impressive freestanding bath. Nice walks from door. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 24th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location. The owners were lovely and we felt very comfortable during our stay. Thank you

Reviewed by Ken 24th July 2020

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Stunning detached barn set in beautiful Brecon Beacons
Impressive exterior with lovely enclosed grounds
The open-plan lounge leads from the impressive dining area
Spacious kitchen with separate utility room
Super sun room to relax and unwind in
The lounge leading to the sun room
Up the staircase from the dining area
Master king-size room with en-suite
The master en-suite shower room
Pretty first floor double bedroom
Family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower
Show 7 moreTwin bedroom on the first floor with views

Location

Map
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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