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Llwynin Farmhouse & Barn

Crai, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Connected farmhouse and barn that creates enough space for larger groups without sacrificing privacy
  • Wild play area and games room for young and young at heart guests
  • The perfect base for exploring Black Mountain and the Brecon Beacons
Property code: BN222

Sleeping up to 22 guests, this spacious farmhouse in the heart of Brecon Beacons National Park is ideal for a multi-family vacation, or a group of friends looking to spend time together


Situated at the upper end of the Swansea Valley, 3 miles from the village shops and pubs of Sennybridge and Defynnog, this period farmhouse with an interconnecting barn conversion occupies a secluded location at the heart of Brecon Beacons National Park. The property has fabulous views over the wooded river valley and surrounding hills, with great walking and mountain biking directly from the house. Head up and over to the beautiful Heol Senni Valley, climb Pen-y-Fan just 6 miles east, or explore the Black Mountain 10 miles west. For less energetic excursions there are several trout fishing reservoirs nearby, while the city of Swansea – and the sandy beaches of the Gower Peninsular beyond – lies 27 miles south-west.


Dating from around 1620, this extensive property has a wealth of charm and character, thanks to its exposed stone and oak beams. The large, friendly kitchen is great for cooking a special meal, with a range-style oven, freestanding slate-topped island and hanging pan rack adding to the traditional farmhouse appeal. The dining room seats up to 22 guests, which is perfect for ensuring that nobody feels left out, but there is also plenty of room for people to find their own space when they need to. A comfortable beamed sitting room with a large inglenook fireplace and wood burner provides a cosy corner for anyone looking to enjoy a movie, or you may prefer to walk through from the dining room to the converted barn, which contains a second sitting/dining room, an additional kitchen and a conservatory where you can wind down at the end of the day. When it’s time to turn in for the night, a total of nine bedrooms await you, five of which are found in the farmhouse. The first is a king-size room with en-suite bathroom that is accessed by its own staircase. A further three bedrooms – a double, a twin and a family room with a double and a single bed – are accessed via a separate staircase. Additional stairs then continue up to an attic room with three single beds, although a low beam on entry perhaps makes this ideal for younger guests. Four further bedrooms are found on the first floor of the barn conversion, with a double room, a twin room, a spacious room with four single beds, and a double that might be best for a single occupant, as the bed is pushed against the wall.


Outside, there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy, although the garden is not fully enclosed. A BBQ and outdoor seating allow you to dine alfresco and enjoy the views over the valley, while younger guests will fall in love with the wild play area’s trampoline, rope swings and Wendy house. More fun awaits in the games barn, where you can challenge each other to table football and table tennis (although you will need to bring your own table tennis bats and balls).


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

  • 9 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 3 double, 2 twin, 8 single, 1 family room
  • 4 bath/shower rooms – 1 en-suite with bath and separate shower, 1 with shower over the bath, 1 with bath, 1 with shower, 2 separate WCs
  • 2 kitchens – 1 with Redfyre four-oven oil-fired range with four burner gas hob, large fridge, microwave, large freezer, dishwasher; 1 with electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners
  • 2 sitting rooms, both with TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Mobile reception is variable in the area but a pay phone is avaliable
  • Towels not provided
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Storage for mountain bikes if needed
  • Cots, highchairs and stairgates avaliable
  • Games barn with table tennis table (bring own bats/balls) and table football
  • Trampoline, rope swings, Wendy house
  • Visitors with ponies are welcome to use the field for grazing
  • Please do not exercise dogs outside of the garden
  • Low beam on entry to the attic room
  • 3 miles to shops and pubs at Sennybridge and Defynnog; 12 miles to Brecon

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Lowther January 2020

Great value for money and very satisfied with our stay.

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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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