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Fabulous outdoor furniture - with a view!
A play area with a beautiful backdrop!
Enjoy wonderful views from your sun lounger
Relax on the terrace
A scenic driveway
Rolling hills opening up all around the property
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Strawberry Wood Barn

Abergavenny (5mls N), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious barn with uninterrupted views across the Black Mountains
  • Incredible walks and mountain bike trails right from your door
  • Play facilities available including a trampoline, swing ball and sledges
  • Historic castles such as Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle all located nearby
  • Market town of Abergavenny is just a short drive away
  • Ideal for gatherings with family and friends
Property code: 42924

As featured in Vogue & Conde Nast Traveller: Chic, luxurious & blissfully remote. Filled with one off finds, lovely linens and heart-stopping views. Five star and fabulously family friendly.

You’ll certainly want for nothing with a stay here in the Brecon Beacons, finding endless walking and hiking routes from your doorstep and an unrivalled holiday home awaiting you at the end of each day. Perfect for getting the extended family together, this delectable barn conversion sleeps 11 guests in comfort. Four versatile king size bedrooms offer zip-and-link beds to accommodate a varying makeup of guests, whilst plenty of games and activities lie waiting to be discover by visitors both young and old.

Lovingly presented with vintage interiors and plenty of traditional elements throughout, it’s clear to see that no expense has been spared when readying this property for visitors. Amble on up the long farm driveway to discover the property, making a beeline for the sociable open-plan kitchen space. This bustling hub of activity features a vast dining table for 12 and plenty of amenities to feed the masses. When it comes to unwinding, three generous rooms ensure everyone has somewhere to settle down. Warming wood burners can be found in the drawing room and conservatory, whilst the den features a cushy L-shaped sofa and all the entertainment your younger visitors could ask for. Be sure to spend time together when the weather is bright, soaking up the rays in the well-furnished outdoor space with lawn, BBQ and play area for children.

Discover the border towns that lie waiting on your doorstep, stepping out in walking boots and wellies to explore. Venture towards the town of Abergavenny (6 miles) to summit the Ysgyryd Fawr and Skirrid Fawr peaks, located 4 and 7 miles respectively, or tackle the area’s iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain (9 miles). Those less inclined to spend their trip in walking boots will adore a trip to the literary town of Hay-on-Wye (15.5 miles) or charming Brecon (22 miles).

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

SLEEPS 2-11: 6 beautifully furnished bedrooms in total. Master bedroom with super-king size bed and en-suite bathroom, adjoining single bedroom. Four more double bedrooms made up with super king-size beds (which can be made into twins by request at the time of booking). All bedding included. No Hen or Stag parties.

COOKING & EATING: Hand made, huge and fully equipped kitchen. Lacanche electric range, fridge, small freezer, microwave. Massive French dining table and chairs with plenty of space for twelve people to enjoy.
RELAXING: Three lovely rooms; a more formal drawing room, with open fire, elegant furniture and a cosy atmosphere, a cosy den, with huge sofa, large tv, dvd, wi-fi and Sky Sports and a large glass conservatory which houses a corner sofa and wood burning stove.
STAYING CONNECTED: Wi-fi throughout, can be patchy, so computer points in every room. Patchy mobile signal, land line available.
BATHING: Three beautiful bathrooms and one downstairs loo: en-suite with roll top bath, double basin and loo. Two upstairs bathrooms with roll top baths, showers, basins and loos.
OUTSIDE: Remote and beautiful location, with private grounds, trampoline, swing ball and sledges available (at own risk). Garden furniture and gas barbeque available in summer months. In the winter months it could be muddy and this needs to be considered when driving on the track leading to the property
ACCESS: Due to the rural location guests are advised to use a large vehicle or 4x4 if arriving in October and up to the first week in April. The barn has a long farm driveway, which will get muddy in bad weather, so it's best to pack the wellington boots for opening the gate on arrival.

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Antonia 31st August 2021

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We had an absolutely incredible stay at this stunning barn conversion in Wales. So beautifully decorated, super clean, very well equipped and superbly comfortable bedrooms. Possibly the best cottage we have ever stayed in and a place we would aspire to. Easilys accommodate 3 x couples and up to 5 children. Trampoline, slide, swing, small football aRead morerea, lots of odd toys & books for little ones. Endless walks, views you can't take your eyes off, books and fire. Can't wait to return! Hide

Reviewed by William 23rd July 2021

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Our family group had a lovely week in this beautiful house. We really enjoyed the peace, the views and the garden for children to play in. Inside it is very comfortable with good beds and plenty of places to relax. Felt storage space was a bit lacking, both in the kitchen and the bedrooms. Our cars were OK with the steep drive, but in mud and rain Read morethey probably wouldn't have been and a 4x4 would be needed. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 16th July 2021

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Lovely barn/house, decorated in cottage style with quirky furniture and lots of homely touches and ornaments. Spacious downstairs and very comfortable. Outside space, and views were amazing. Patios had all day sun and cushions and parasols available. Plenty of outside sporting equipment available to keep both adults and children amused. The long drRead moreiveway was a little difficult with an ordinary vehicle. There was no inventory on arrival of equipment/condition as you have to pay a refundable depo Hide

Reviewed by Michael 17th October 2020

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Amazingly comfortable cottage with everything you need. The location is stunning and peaceful with some superb walks from the door. Hope to be back

Reviewed by Katherine 20th December 2019

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Wonderful place for a family Christmas. Lots of living space and a huge table for monopoly, jigsaw, crosswords. Very wet and muddy outside, but in better weather it would be brilliant.

Reviewed by Margaret 25th October 2019

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Had a fabulous week with our 3 grown up children and their wives and families(4 children from 1 to 4 years old). Lovely, spacious, well-equipped cottage in an idyllic, remote setting - (dodgy signal and wifi isn't great) but we drove to Raglan Castle, Beacon Park Boats(recommended) and the Brecon Mountain Railway, as well as walking round the farm Read morefields and hills. Highly recommended. Hide

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Location

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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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