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Beautiful barn conversion set in an elavated position in the countryside
Beautiful barn conversion set in an elavated position in the countryside
Stunning rural views
Lovely interiors throughout
Plenty of reading material and DVD's
Newly installed log burner
Spiral staircase
Galley kitchen
Breakfast bar and stools
Well-equipped galley kitchen
Downstairs WC
Spiral staircase to upper floor and telescope
Spiral staircase
Stunning barn conversion
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Beautiful finishing touches
Double bedroom on second floor
Double bedroom
Plenty of storage space
Dressing table or desk
Family bathroom
Views towards the Sugar Loaf and Black Mountains
Private garden
Friendly neighbours
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Sycamore Barn

Crickhowell (1m SW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 16th Century stone barn enjoying a hillside setting
  • A haven for enthusiastic walkers and cyclists deep in this National dark sky site, with house telescope provided
  • Featured property on BBC's 'Gone Fishing' (S2, E1)
Property code: 42920

Perched on Llangattock Hillside with magnificent views across to the Sugar Loaf and Black Mountains National Park, this cosy retreat has been immaculately converted from an old stone barn into a beautiful holiday home in the hills.

Perched on Llangattock Hillside, with breathtaking views of Sugar Loaf and the Black Mountains National Park, is this beautifully converted 16th-century stone barn. A haven for walkers and cyclists, there are countless trails and tracks in the local area, together with some of Europe’s most interesting and challenging cave networks. Back at the barn, warm up beside the roaring wood burner in the impressive open-plan living space or head outside to enjoy a BBQ with a view. Inside, this tastefully converted barn boasts spacious and open-plan accommodation with soft neutral decor and a host of additional features from a telescope to board games and books. Prepare delicious family meals in the well-equipped galley kitchen with a breakfast bar and window overlooking the garden. The light and airy lounge/diner is a wonderful space for relaxing after a long day, with its dining table, wood burner, cosy sofas, TV and selection of games, books and videos. Climb the spiral staircase to reach the first and second floors where the en-suite twin bedroom and king-size bedroom in the eaves are located. Outside, a generous stone patio with oak furniture and a BBQ is the perfect place to spend sunny afternoons, while the fire pit allows you to sit out well into the night. Set in a peaceful and idyllic location, this property is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Behind the barn itself, a large area of open access is great for cycling, horse riding and wildlife watching. For walkers, the River Usk and Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal offer tranquil and leisurely routes, while more challenging climbs can be found along the Table Mountain Path or up Waun Fach (14 miles). For amenities, the picturesque town of Crickhowell (1.5 miles) offers a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin (both accessed via a spiral staircase)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with WC, and 1 en-suite bathroom with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV in lounge
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture, fire wok and BBQ
  • Storage for 2 bikes in an unsecured tool shed Off-road parking for 2 cars on the gravel driveway
  • Please note, the barn is approached via a single-track road
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Currier 2nd September 2022

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Second stay at beautiful Sycamore Barn and once again was the perfect place to base our Welsh adventures. All of our needs were met along with the solitude that makes a vacation truly restful. A jewel of the area for sure!

Reviewed by Neil 19th August 2022

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This is a lovely place and we really enjoyed staying there

Reviewed by Peregrine 12th August 2022

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A fantastic location for a really cosy barn up on the hillside. Amazing views across the valley and close to all the attractions in the Brecon Beacons and beyond. It was quiet and comfortable just what we had wanted. We would certainly recommend the barn to anyone with or without a children.

Reviewed by Daniel 22nd July 2022

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We loved the views, a lovely peaceful place to fall off the radar!

Reviewed by Brian 15th July 2022

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Lovely property and location, real countryside living.

Reviewed by Gerald 8th July 2022

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Difficult to fault this beautifully-sited holiday let. Very helpful owner. Crickhowell is a lovely place with excellent facilities. Highly recommended!!!

Reviewed by Kenny 27th June 2022

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Reviewed by Jayne 24th June 2022

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Peaceful location with wonderful views.

Reviewed by Sally 23rd May 2022

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On first arrival the barn looked stunning set in the Welsh hills. Upon entering it was clean & tidy & had everything we needed for our stay. It is a beautiful barn in a beautiful setting, we would love to go back & would recommend to friends. We had a wonderful holiday, made better by a wonderful holiday barn.

Reviewed by Kerry 8th April 2022

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We had a really lovely holiday and would thoroughly recommend both the property and the area. We would definitely return in the future.

Reviewed by Sara 25th March 2022

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An absolutely gorgeous place hidden away in the hills. The route up is quite steep, but we were aware of this in advance and didnt have any issues throughout the week. It was also lambing season, so we were very lucky to have adorable visitors in the field next door every day!

Reviewed by Paul 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Catherine 29th October 2021

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This is a great spot to get away from it all. Tucked away in an elevated position, the barn gives fantastic views of the local countryside. The barn is comfortable and cosy, especially with the stove going. Lots of walking and mountain biking nearby. Would recommend The Vine Tree in Llangattock and The Bear in Crickhowell.

Reviewed by Nick 22nd October 2021

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Fantastic location and a truly unique property. We really enjoyed the peacefulness and the spectacular views as well and the very comfortable accommodation.

Reviewed by Chris 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Andrea 27th September 2021

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This is a beautiful and cosy property in a stunning location. I saw this on the Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing programme in 2020 and seeked to find it out. It ticked all the boxes f!SELECTED!or !ENDOFSELECTED!me and my friends. The owner emailed me a few days before to tell us about a diversion due to one route to the barn being closed duringRead more our stay which was very good of him. The road up to the barn is quite challenging and I think should be mentioned in the information, but highly recommend the stay. Hide

Reviewed by James 24th September 2021

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This is an amazing place in an amazing location, and we loved our stay - yes, the internet is a bit shonky, the lack of a door for the bedroom on the top floor means sound from downstairs carries up, and the size of the hot water tank means that having a bath would be an optimistic endeavour - but these are very minor niggles, and overall I wouldn'Read moret hesitate to recommend Sycamore Barn to anyone looking for a beautiful secluded property in a beautiful part of the country. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 20th August 2021

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Views are exquisite from the barn and garden. The barn is tastefully and well equipped . Crickhowell is a great little town to shop at,personal service abounds and it has great pubs too.There are good walks ( and climbs) in the vicinity and slightly further afield. Llanthony Priory is a magical place to visit and walk from.

Reviewed by mark 30th July 2021

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Stunning location, although the barn can be a but dark, but if you getvyhe weather, superb. The lane up to the barn is very narrow and twisty, be prepared! Lovely cottage really relaxing

Reviewed by Jane 5th June 2021

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Lovely, lovely, lovely ! Very peaceful and secluded. It was just bird song sheep and the two of us. The Barn is well equipped and very comfortable. We made good use of the excellent maps and guides to do some cracking walking, most from the front door. The area is steeped in social and industrial history, with stunning views, and plenty of footpathRead mores to explore. The weather was kind to us, and the garden is bathed in sunshine throughout the day, so evening drinks and BBQ were perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 21st May 2021

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Spent a lovely week at the cottage visiting the local area. Cottage is decorated to a good standard and is set high up the hill with stunning views of the valley. Would recommend and possibly return in years to come.

Reviewed by Aga 23rd April 2021

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Absolutely stunning place. Perfect location. Peaceful, beautiful area. Super clean. Definitely will be booking again

Reviewed by Byron 16th October 2020

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This property is in a wonderful position with all round beautiful views. Inside the property is well equipped to provide occupants with everything they need to make the most of the excellent produce available in Crickhowell. The only slight downside are the lanes you have to navigate to get to the house. if you have a large family car you need to hRead moreope you don't meet someone coming the other way. However, your time spent at the property and the memories you made will outweigh this concern. Hide

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Beautiful barn conversion set in an elavated position in the countryside
Beautiful barn conversion set in an elavated position in the countryside
Stunning rural views
Lovely interiors throughout
Plenty of reading material and DVD's
Newly installed log burner
Spiral staircase
Galley kitchen
Breakfast bar and stools
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Location

Map
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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