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Old Rectory Barn Stable

Gilwern, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
9 more

At a glance

  • Two-bedroom converted barn dating back to the early 16th-century
  • Eco-friendly with solar panels and rainwater harvesting
  • Enjoy views across the Sugar Loaf Mountain as you dine alfresco on the patio
Property code: BN263

A light and airy cottage in a rural location yet within easy reach of Abergavenny and Crickhowell, with walks and cycle trails from the front door.

Settle into your home from home in this gorgeous and inviting 16th-century barn. With views across the rolling countryside towards the Sugar Loaf and Blorenge mountains, explore with family, friends and your tufty-pawed companion for a holiday to remember. The open-plan living space is great for sociable evenings and the pretty patio (shared with the other property on-site) is perfect for al fresco evenings under the setting sun.

Set over a single storey, climb a step to make your way into the welcoming living space. The kitchen, lounge and diner fit together perfectly for sociable evenings cooking up a feast and for peaceful evenings snuggled up on the sofa. The sleek kitchen has everything you need to rustle up delicious meals and further facilities such as the washing machine can be used via an arrangement with the owner. Plate up at the dining table which comfortably seats all guests before curling up in front of the TV or taking a tipple outside to gaze at the stars. Both bedrooms – a double and a twin – are treated to en-suite shower rooms and have doors leading to the garden (shared with other properties on-site), so you can rise and shine and head outside for a breath of fresh air.

With plenty of trails and villages close to home, you won’t even have to hop in the car to explore. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal flows through the pretty village of Gilwern which sits less than 2 miles from your door and is home to a welcoming pub. Hire a boat at Gilwern Wharf to take to the water or simply wander the meandering towpath. Also less than 2 miles from your door is the stunning Clydach Gorge, perfect for stick chasing and for admiring the tumbling falls; enjoy a walk here or travel 7.5 miles to climb the Sugar Loaf mountain.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine available on discussion with owner
  • Cot and high chair available
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Good mobile signal
  • Telescope available
  • Shared garden with patio furniture and BBQ
  • Secure bike storage
  • Ample parking for 6 cars
  • Eco-charging point for electric and hybrid vehicles
  • 2 dogs welcome – please be advised there are sheep and ponies in the fields
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Ansell August 2020

We stayed in the lower part of the barn (the upper area - The Loft - is available for separate rental) for a long weekend. All as described on the website. Very well equipped and modern in a really lovely setting, great for walkers. The owners are really nice and very welcoming too but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Mrs Dean July 2020

The cottage and people were lovely. Wales had only just come out of lockdown so the welcome pack was not as welcoming as it could have been.


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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Old Rectory Barn Loft

Old Rectory Barn Loft

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 2

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