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The Great Hay Barn

Hay-on-Wye (1m E), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A large, lovingly restored barn
  • Located on the Welsh Borders close to the beautiful Wye Valley
  • Easy access to fabulous walks and cycle routes in the Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 42915

Reunite with friends and family in style with this spectacular barn conversion to sleep 12. Meticulously restored, the accommodation offers a delightful blend of old and new with original beams, high vaulted ceilings, a wood burner and chic, contemporary appliances. If you can tear yourselves away from this grand property and garden, browse the bookshops of nearby Hay-on-Wye, explore the Brecon Beacons National Park or spend a day on the banks of the River Usk. With plenty of space to spread out, this grand property is a great choice for large get-togethers and multi-generational parties. The kitchen/diner is sure to impress all budding chefs with its extensive worktops, sociable island and large range-style oven. While light meals and snacks can be enjoyed at the table in the kitchen, dinners are best served in the large dining area just off the lounge. With an impressive double-height ceiling, oak flooring, a piano, wood burner and plenty of soft seating, this beam-lined room is the perfect place to unwind as a group. Alternatively, the mezzanine snug is a cosy spot for a movie night. Each of this property’s six charming bedrooms boasts exposed beams, oak flooring and carefully chosen linens and throws. When you’re not challenging fellow guests to a game of table tennis, head outside to enjoy a tasty BBQ in the manicured garden. Just 1.5 miles from the property lies the literary mecca of Hay-on-Wye, also home to a good selection of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Continue south to reach the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park, where you will find no shortage of things to do including horse riding, caving, water sports, mountain biking and gorge walking. For fishing, the River Usk is a popular spot for catching both trout and salmon, while the River Wye is best enjoyed from a canoe.

  • Master four poster bedroom with private bathroom.
  • Four double/king-size bedrooms and one twin room. . A hairdryer is available.
  • Huge family kitchen, with a RangeMaster oven and large gas hob. American fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, food processor, scales, breakfast bar and large breakfast table.
  • Oak beamed sitting room with wood burning stove and comfortable sofas.
  • Separate galleried living area, perfect for watching television, or to use as a playroom for smaller children. Books,  42 inch flat screen television, DVD and surround sound. There is wi-fi throughout.
  • Dining area with table for up to 16 and doors to patio outside
  • Laundry room, fully equipped with washing machine, drying facilities, sink and a loo. There is an iron and ironing board available.
  • Private lawns and terrace area with outside seating, barbeque available.
  • Plentiful parking
  • Pool table and tennis table.
  • Not suitable as a party house, hen or stag parties strictly on a request basis.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £350 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday




From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 31st March 2022

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Absolutely wonderful property, beautifully appointed and perfectly presented. We were welcomed with clear instructions on how to work everything and a lit log-burning stove to warm us against the unseasonable April chill! Beds were extremely comfortable and bedrooms / bathrooms all up to a very high standard. The three common areas & kitchen alloweRead mored for good group dynamics. It's about a 30 minute walk to Hay-on-Wye which allowed a good leg stretch before and after dinner. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 10th December 2021

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Reviewed by David 13th October 2021

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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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