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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
Sycamore Barn with terrace to the side
Views over the countryside
Great spot for bird-watching
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
1 / 32  Beautiful barn conversion set in an elavated position in the countryside
2 / 32  Stunning rural views
3 / 32  Lovely interiors throughout
4 / 32  Plenty of reading material and DVD's
5 / 32  Newly installed log burner
6 / 32  Spiral staircase
7 / 32  Galley kitchen
8 / 32  Breakfast bar and stools
9 / 32  Well-equipped galley kitchen
10 / 32  Downstairs WC
11 / 32  Spiral staircase to upper floor and telescope
12 / 32  Spiral staircase
13 / 32  Sycamore Barn with terrace to the side
14 / 32  Views over the countryside
15 / 32  Great spot for bird-watching
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17 / 32  Stunning barn conversion
18 / 32  Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
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20 / 32  Beautiful finishing touches
21 / 32  Double bedroom on second floor
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23 / 32  Plenty of storage space
24 / 32  Dressing table or desk
25 / 32  Family bathroom
26 / 32  Views towards the Sugar Loaf and Black Mountains
27 / 32  Private garden
28 / 32  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.

With some of Europe's most interesting and challenging cave networks on your doorstep, Sycamore Barn is perfect for the more adventurous guest. With countless walking and cycling trails nearby and a location deep inside the International Dark Sky Reserve, the options are plenty for active days and evenings spent staring up into the sky. On more relaxing days why not explore the picturesque town of Crickhowell for its excellent local produce, pubs and restaurants. For a traditional family day out there are many attractions you will want to visit including: The Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon Iron Works and Abergavenny Castle and museum.

The building is perfectly situated, with a garden that is private and enjoys a vista encompassing over 200 square kilometres of the national park, across the beautiful Usk valley to the Black Mountains and beyond. Indoors, the barn has been furnished with natural materials and fabrics that complement the thick stone walls and oak lintels to create a cosy retreat with an atmosphere of tranquillity and natural peace. Enter the barn via a well-equipped galley kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a shower room just off the kitchen. A couple of steps up from the kitchen is a modern open plan living area with newly installed log burner, and spiral stair access to the bedrooms. Furnished with comfortable sofas and finished thoughtfully with colourful cushions and throws, you will find the perfect setting for a cosy night in with a good movie, and space for enjoying a hearty supper after a day’s exploring the National Park. Climb the spiral staircase to the first floor where you will find a twin room with en-suite bathroom. A further climb to the second floor where you will find an inviting king-size bedroom within the eaves enjoying stunning views from the skylights.

There is a generous stone patio from which to enjoy the views, with heavy oak garden furniture and a BBQ. When the sun goes down you can stretch the evening out around the fire pit, the only sounds being the crackle of the fire and the calling of lambs in the fields in the springtime. There is also a huge area of open access behind the barn which has opportunities for cycling and horse riding, as well as much to interest the amateur naturalist.

SLEEPS: There are two bedrooms accessed via a spiral staircase; one with twin beds and one with a king size bed. Ben linen is provided for your stay.

RELAXING: Central heating, newly installed log burner ( January 2021 - you will need to bring your own supply of logs), Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a record player, books, games and videos are provided.

COOKING & DINING: There is an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

BATHING: There is one shower room and one en-suite bathroom. Towels are provided for your stay.

OUTSIDE: The outside space boasts a charming enclosed garden with garden furniture, fire wok, BBQ and unsecured storage for two bikes in the tool shed.

ACCESS: The barn is approached via a single track road, there is off-road parking for two cars on the gravel driveway.

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by O 4th September 2020

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Fantastic for walkers or enthusiastic cyclists. However - your own Holiday Cottages communications abysmal - with NO replies to any of our email requests for information

Reviewed by Sharon 28th August 2020

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Cosy cottage in the most beautiful location with far reaching views across the Brecon Beacons surrounding Crickhowell. Many lovely walks on the doorstep but the footpaths can be steep and challenging in places. Loved watching the sunrise, sunset and listening to birdsong and the church bells echo through the valley on a Sunday morning. A romantic aRead morend truly special place. Thank you Bob and Paul (Gone Fishing, Series 2, Episode 1) for the recommendation. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 31st July 2020

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if you are looking for an isolated property with perfect views then I can't recommend this place enough. There are great walks from the doorstep on the Mon & Brec Canal. There is also a great little town that is approx. 45 min walk away - Crickhowell. I would recommend "The Bear" & " The Britannia" pubs, - both dog friendly. There is a one single nRead morearrow track to the property which is not great for walking on! Really enjoyed the outdoor space but it was little unkept and need some TLC. Hide

Reviewed by William 13th July 2020

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Disappointing overall. Access lane narrow and overgrown causing scratches. Walked the half mile and cut back the worst of brambles/twigs. Garden overgrown grass/ weeds. Furniture was tatty. Views very limited due to bushes/trees. Natural light inside limited. Internal lighting OK. Nothing as bright as photos. Kitchen lighting poor. Kept door open tRead moreo improve. Kitchen storage very limited. We used shower room as a larder. So, accommodation was OK but nothing special. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 6th March 2020

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Had a wonderful time at Sycamore Barn! Spacious yet very cosy, well equipped kitchen and spectacular views from all angles. We had great fun with the telescope on a clear night in what we found out was a dark sky reserve area! And some very friendly sheep coming to visit us from next door's field! Thanks to Bob and Paul for giving us the idea to stRead moreay here (Gone Fishing!) Would love to buy (if you ever decide to sell?!?) Hide

Reviewed by Christine 27th December 2019

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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
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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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