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Madog Barn

Crai, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy a rural quiet setting in a secluded barn conversion
  • 1 mile to the nearest hamlet in gorgeous countryside
  • Located in an International Dark Sky Reserve, with astronomy kit on hand for exploring the night skies
Property code: BN229

This remote rural retreat is ideal for those looking to experience the tranquillity of the Brecon Beacons and immerse themselves in a wilderness adventure.

Enjoying a quiet rural location in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this cosy and inviting barn conversion provides a wonderful getaway for four guests. Just a mile from the hamlet of Crai, this imaginatively updated property retains plenty of its original charm, with exposed ceiling beams and stonework. The barn lies at the end of a single-track country lane and has fantastic views across the tranquil Crai Valley. Offering welcoming accommodation for couples, small families, walkers and cyclists exploring this idyllic area, the cottage is also set within Crai’s Milky Way Dark Sky Discovery Site.


Located next to the owner’s cottage, this wonderfully light-filled barn conversion features glass doors leading through to a large entrance hall and into a delightful open-plan living space. The inviting lounge is dominated by an impressive fireplace, and there’s an elegant, fully equipped kitchen and charming dining area. A handmade oak spiral staircase takes you to the two delightful first-floor bedrooms: a double and a twin, as well as the stylish bathroom. The garden features a patio surrounded by a hilly lawn. With plenty of outdoor furniture, this is a lovely spot for enjoying al fresco meals, or for staying up late into the night stargazing – astronomy equipment is provided for you to discover the stars.


Set in a remote spot in the Crai Valley, there are some wonderful drives, walks and bike trails to follow, the National Showcaves Centre for Wales (7.5 miles), the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary (12.5 miles) and Pen y Fan (14.5 miles) in the area. Activities include fishing, climbing and hiking, with a range of pubs and restaurants to sample in the nearby villages of Defynnog (4 miles), Sennybridge (5 miles) and in the thriving cathedral town of Brecon (13 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Welcome pack
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included (satellite broadband)
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Garden with lawn, and terrace with BBQ and garden furniture
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pets to be kept under control outside due to livestock in the surrounding fields
  • Bike storage available
  • Astronomy equipment supplied for exploring the night sky
  • Fishing available nearby through the Usk and Wye Foundation
  • 3 miles to shops and pubs at Defynnog; 4 miles to Sennybridge; 13 miles to Brecon
  • Please note this property is unsuitable for children under 6, babes in arms only

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

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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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