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Oak Barn - Crai

Crai, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Contemporary four-bedroom luxury barn for families and groups of friends
  • Energy efficient accommodation with Dark Skies Milky Way status; get closer to nature
  • Relax in the shared 15-seater swim spa after a day of outdoor adventures
Property code: BN255

Set on a working organic farm, this stylish barn with feature wood burner is the ideal destination for families and friends to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.

One of a complex of properties set within this working farm, this spacious four-bedroom barn sleeping up to eight guests offers luxurious accommodation with contemporary style. There are walks straight from the front door across the 300 acres of farmland and countryside that surrounds the barn. Situated in the tiny village of Crai, spend your days walking among the stunning landscape of the Brecon Beacons National Park, including Pen y Fan (12.5 miles), the tallest peak in South Wales. The cathedral town of Brecon (12.5 miles) offers independent stores, cafes and restaurants. Hire a narrowboat and meander along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal on a scenic trip from the town. Mess about on the water at Llangorse Lake (18 miles) where you can hire kayaks and rowboats or test your nerve at the rock climbing centre or on the outdoor zip line course. For a more tranquil adventure, step aboard the Brecon Mountain Railway (18 miles) for a nostalgic journey through the stunning landscape on one of their steam trains.

Blending original features with a bold, contemporary design, this impressive four-bedroom barn is set on the owner’s farm and is one of four properties at this location. Step out of your car and enter the barn where you will find a fabulous open-plan interior designed for socialising and relaxation. Cooking is a dream in the stylish kitchen area equipped with a Range Master cooker, large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Enjoy a morning coffee at the central island looking out across the grounds. Enjoy delicious dinners and conversation at the handmade oak dining table that comfortably seats up to 14 guests. After a long day of exploration, unwind on the large curved sofa set around the built-in feature wood burner and catch up on your favourite TV programme on the TV with Blu-Ray DVD or listen to music on the iPod docking station. The first of the well-appointed bedrooms is on this level, a twin bedroom with two ‘rise and recline’ beds which can be pushed together to make a super-king (please note they are not zip-and-link beds). This bedroom enjoys a large en-suite wet room with WC. Heading up the contemporary stairs to the first floor you will find three more generous bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. The Oak Room features a magnificent handmade oak four-poster king-size bed set against the exposed brick wall, oak dressing table and spacious wardrobe to store your belongings. Indulge in a soak in the en-suite bathroom with corner bath and WC. The Yew Room has a king-size bed with handmade headboard carved from a 1,000-year-old yew tree and has ample storage. There is a sofa bed in this room suitable for one person and a luxurious en-suite shower room with WC. Featuring a king-size bed with walnut headboard, The Walnut Room comes with an en-suite shower room and also has a sofa bed that can accommodate one person.

French doors lead from the lounge to the outdoor terrace where you will find the covered 15-seater shared swim spa, perfect for soaking tired limbs after a long walk in the Brecon Beacons. Fire up the large gas BBQ for a sociable evening meal or enjoy an al fresco lunch on the patio table. The farm has been granted Dark Skies status so lie back and spot the constellations in the clear skies above. There are 300 acres of farmland to explore by arrangement and grazing is available by discussion if guests wish to bring horses. There is ample parking available.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 king-size, 1 twin bedroom with rise and recline single beds
  • 4 bathrooms – 1 en-suite wet room with WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with corner bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs
  • Range Master cooker, large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner – logs provided
  • TV, Blu-Ray DVD, iPod docking station in living room. TVs in all bedrooms
  • Cot and highchair available - please bring your own cot linen
  • Oak Barn's downstairs bedroom is suitable for wheel chair users. The bedroom has ""rise & recline"" twin beds and an en-suite shower/wet room with hand basin and toilet
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Limited mobile reception
  • Shared 15-seater swim spa
  • Shared terrace with gas BBQ, garden furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Grazing available by arrangement for horses
  • Mountain bike hire available from owners -12 mountain bikes available for hire by prior arrangement - £25 full day, £15 half a day
  • Telescope and binoculars available on request
  • Property is on a working farm - please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • The shared swim spa is complimentary, but for guests wanting exclusive use, there will be a charge of £30 for a 2-hour usage. For safety reasons all usage has to be agreed with the owners and there is a curfew of 10pm which has to be strictly adhered to. Owners reserve the right to shut down the spa at any time if essential maintenance is required.
  • Due to village location there is a zero tolerance policy to noise disturbance and parties
  • Sleeps 8+2
  • Pub and Shop 1 mile
  • Please note there is a security deposit of £250 for this property

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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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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