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Llangain Farmhouse & Barn

Dorstone, Herefordshire
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A wonderfully restored farmhouse with bijou barn annexe
  • Explore the half-acre gardens and enjoy magical valley views
  • Easy access to local walks and long-distance trails
Property code: BN221


Sitting in a spectacular, secluded spot, this fantastic farmhouse and beautiful barn provides larger groups with a wonderful base from which to explore the borderlands of England and Wales.

With glorious panoramic views over the Wye Valley, this rural retreat puts you in the heart of some great walking country, with local footpaths running nearby and the Herefordshire Trail, Three Rivers Ride, Wye Valley Walk and Offa’s Dyke Path all within easy reach. Alternatively, you can explore the region by canoe or by mountain bike – both of which are available to hire locally – or travel further afield to hike in the Black Mountains. For less energetic adventures, the literary streets of Hay-on-Wye lie 3 miles to the west, where you will find great bookshops, antique shops, galleries and boutiques, and plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes to enjoy.

Originally dating from the late 1700s, this comfortably converted farmhouse and barn have been restored to retain their period charm, with oak beams and exposed wood throughout. The farmhouse has a well-equipped kitchen with everything you need to cater for your stay, with a dining table that allows you to share a meal together. Two stone steps take you down to the spacious sitting room, complete with both a wood burning stove and storage heater to remove the chill from cooler days and create a cosy atmosphere for warm nights curled up in front of the TV. The property’s ground floor also has a bathroom with a bath and shower. Up the main stairs you will find three of the bedrooms, comprising a king-size room, a bunk room, and a twin room with 2’6” beds that are ideal for children, or can be pushed together to create a double bed. At the opposite end of the cottage is a second twin room (AGA-style oven in with 2’6” beds), which is reached up steep ladder stairs, so is only suitable for more agile guests. The property also benefits from a separate barn conversion, which contains its own kitchen, dining area, lounge and shower room, and is ideal for a couple who want their own space at the end of the day. However, as steep ladder stairs lead up to the gallery bedroom with double bed, the annexe will not suit those with limited mobility.

Set within large gardens, there is plenty of outdoor space for guests to enjoy, with a BBQ on hand so you can dine alfresco. At 300 metres above sea level the property’s elevated position offers outstanding views across the Wye Valley and Herefordshire, but it does mean that the shared track leading to the door is quite steep. While there is ample parking immediately outside, drivers of vehicles with low clearance may prefer to use the off-road parking area at the bottom of the track and walk up. This may also be preferable in less clement weather conditions.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 twin (2ft6 beds), 1 bunk room in the farmhouse; 1 double in the barn
  • 2 bath/shower rooms – 1 with bath and shower fitting in farmhouse; 1 with shower in barn
  • 2 kitchens – electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine in farmhouse; electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer in barn
  • 2 wood burners – 1 in farmhouse; 1 in barn (logs included)
  • TV, DVD (in farmhouse and barn)
  • Piano (in barn)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Large garden with BBQ, picnic tables, benches and soft reclining chairs
  • 2 dog welcome
  • Pets to be kept under control outside due to livestock in the surrounding fields
  • Steep ladder stairs to 1 twin bedroom in farmhouse and double bedroom in barn
  • 3 miles to Hay-on-Wye
  • Shops and pubs within 3 miles
  • Travel cot avaliable
  • Ample parking available for 4 cars, if preferred there is off road parking at the bottom of the shared track, please note this is not suitable for low slung cars as the track is steep.
  • Please note property features restricted head height in places and steep stairs

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr O'Neill October 2019

All the amenities you could ever need

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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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