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Pen Yr Heol Barn

Cantref, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Character property brimming with original features
  • Rural surroundings with far-reaching views of the Black Mountains
  • Close to popular wild swimming spots such as the Nant Sere under Pen-y-Fan
  • 25% discount for December/January as shown for groups of 6 or less due to Covid restrictions
Property code: BN285

Studded in a deep valley beneath the Brecon Beacons, this lovingly converted barn is perfect for large groups keen to swap the daily grind for scenic walks and tranquil surroundings.

Nestled in vast swathes of Welsh countryside with views of the brooding Black Mountains in the distance, this rustic stone cottage is perfect for a scenic walking holiday. The property, set in the grounds of a working farm, was once used as a barn for shearing sheep, but now serves as a getaway for up to ten guests of all ages. You can feel a world away from anywhere here, but you’re only 5 miles from the bustling market town of Brecon, so near to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues should you want them.

Inside, the light-filled open-plan living space perfectly blends original features like oak beams, vaulted ceilings and terracotta flooring with contemporary home comforts including a wood burner, Sky TV and range cooker. The youngsters in your group can play with toys or watch TV in the snug while the grown-ups relax in the lounge with a glass of wine. You’ll find two bedrooms and a walk-in wet room on the ground level, ideal for those with limited mobility. Head upstairs to find the remaining bedrooms, as well as a cosy reading nook on the landing. Outside, drink in the amazing views from the two pretty garden terraces. The kids can burn off some energy playing on the lawn, and the owner will be happy to introduce them to the farm animals.

Explore the miles of hiking and cycle trails that run through the Brecon Beacons National Park. If you fancy a dip, the waterfalls at Nant Sere (3 miles) under Pen y Fan mountain provide the perfect spot for some invigorating wild swimming. If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, enjoy a family day out at Cantref Adventure Farm (1.5 miles). It offers pony trekking, tractor rides and Europe's longest Super Sledge Ride.

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

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 king-size (can be made into 3ft twin beds upon request), 1 double, 1 twin and 1 family room with 4 single beds (two of which can be converted into a double on request)
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, 1 walk in wet room with shower, plus 2 separate WCs
  • Range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • Utility/drying room with washing machine
  • Wood burner – logs provided
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Sky TV, DVD and additional TV/DVD in snug
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Good mobile phone reception
  • Terraced areas to the front and back of the property, back terrace is enclosed with a BBQ and garden furniture
  • Lawned garden
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 4 dogs welcome
  •  25% discount for December/January as shown for groups of 6 or less due to Covid restrictions
  • Three stables are available on the farm with grazing, by prior arrangement with owner
  • BBQ
  • The owner is happy to show visitors around the farm to look at the animals
  • Sleeps 10+2 with additional pull-out beds

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

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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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