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The master bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom
Super-king zip-and-link (can be made into a twin on request)
A 'Jack and Jill' shower room with a freestanding shower and WC
The beautiful double bedroom
Visit Carreg Cennen Castle with breath-taking views of the Brecon Beacons
The National Showcaves Centre for Wales offers a great day out
Take a trip to Margam Country Park with events and activities to enjoy
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The Old Barn At Nant Y Gaseg Farm

Pontardawe, South Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Luxury
Romantic
Green
Family friendly
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning 17th-century barn conversion in idyllic grounds
  • Contemporary design and original features merge to create a beautiful atmosphere
  • Secluded outdoor twin cast iron bathtubs to enjoy sunsets over the garden
Property code: 88346

This luxury holiday accommodation in the heart of the Swansea Valleys is the perfect countryside retreat, complete with stone circle, outdoor sheltered seating area and wigwam.

The barn is located just 3 miles from the village of Pontardawe, on the periphery of the Brecon Beacons National Park; a perfect base to explore Wales at your own pace. Enjoy easy access to Swansea City (14 miles) or the Gower Peninsula (16 miles) to the south or head north and explore the Black Mountains (5 miles) or Brecon Beacons National Park (20 miles). For family days out, Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves can be reached in just 9 miles, Carreg Cennen Castle (7 miles) or take a picnic to Margam Country Park (15 miles).

As you enter the property you are welcomed into an open-plan kitchen/diner. The whole barn was renovated in 2021 to a high standard blending the traditional features with modern function. The contemporary kitchen has been equipped with an induction range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is ample dining space for six around the farmhouse table and additional seating on the leather sofa making this kitchen/diner a relaxed social space. The lounge can be found adjacent to the kitchen, down two steps. There are two leather sofas and a separate snuggle chair to relax on, all centred around the wall-mounted Smart TV and a wood burner. It's the perfect spot for unwinding in front of the fire after a day of exploring the local area. Down a further couple of stairs are two of the three bedrooms. There is a super-king zip-n-link bedroom (can be made up as twin beds on request) and a double room. The rooms have been beautifully decorated and furnished throughout and share a 'Jack and Jill' shower room with a freestanding shower and WC. Upstairs on the first-floor mezzanine level, you will find the master bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC.

Externally, the barn enjoys a generously sized garden laid to lawn with a patio area and outdoor seating area to enjoy dining alfresco. For the best sunsets, head up to the end of the garden with a bottle of something chilled where a cosy, romantic seating area and shelter have been provided. Relax and enjoy a soak in one of the twin cast iron bathtubs placed on the patio, completely secluded from view. There is also a stone circle and willow wigwam to explore and enjoy. To the front of the property, there is off-road parking for up to three cars and an EV charging point (rates payable with owners).

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king zip-and-link (can be made into a twin on request), 1 king-size, 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, 1 Jack'n'Jill shower room with freestanding shower
  • Induction range, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Renewable underfloor heating and water system provided by a ground source heat pump
  • Smart TV in each room
  • Enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture, BBQ, cooking herbs, twin cast iron bathtubs and lawns
  • Off-road driveway parking for up to 3 cars
  • Electric vehicle charging point (additional charge payable to the owner directly)
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 3 miles, beach 12 miles
  • Fenced pond in grounds - children must be supervised at all times
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Sally Thomas

This property is personally managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Richard 4th November 2022

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The cottage is in a wonderful rural setting with views over the surrounding hills. The owners Paul and Helen were wonderful and couldn't have been more welcoming. The cottage is beautiful, warm and comfortable - the outside baths are a wonderful feature. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Lisa 9th September 2022

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Had a great stay at The Old Barn , Helen and Paul made us feel so welcome . The barn itself is in a lovely position and has everything to make your stay comfortable and relaxing .

Reviewed by Juliana 2nd September 2022

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We had an amazing holiday at the Old Barn the setting was perfect. The old barn was very comfortable with lovely fixtures & fitting. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday. Helen & Paul were perfect hosts thank you.

Reviewed by Terry-Ann 26th August 2022

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The Old Barn at Nant Y Gaseg Pontardawe was a beautiful place to stay. The barn was huge and very clean. There was everything you would need to use. The outside area was fantastic and we loved going to the top of the field to look at the surrounding area and sunsets. We would definitely go back if we were in Wales as our Grandchildren said it was tRead morehe best place ever,they also lived the friendly dogs. Terry-Ann Cornwall Hide

Reviewed by Maryam 21st August 2022

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You could not wish for a better hosts! Helen and Paul were so friendly and caring. The barn itself is so beautiful and spacious and has perfect location if you are a nature lover. There are many attractions close to the place such as national parks, showcaves and waterfall. Also if you fancy a good food, you can visit the penny cae pub which has a Read moremini zoo and its free to visit for public. We would definitely go back and enjoyed our time at Old Barn! Amazing getaway from busy city life and work. Hide

Reviewed by Timothy 12th August 2022

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We had a wonderful holiday at the Old Barn. Helen and Paul were very welcoming from the first point of contact and throughout our holiday. The Old Barn itself was wonderfully laid out and furnished with everything you might need on hand. The outside space is incredible and wonderfully secluded with amazing views. The outdoor baths are the icing on Read morethe cake providing a lovely place to relax and soak up the setting. The Old Barn is well located to access many areas of South Wales. Hide

Reviewed by Timothy 23rd July 2022

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It's a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Eating round a campfire in a stone circle was a real highlight. There is little or no light pollution here so on a clear night the stars are amazing.

Reviewed by Robin 15th July 2022

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We had an excellent week in the Old Barn. Our party was made up of five adults, a toddler and a baby. The property has been recently converted to a high standard and had everything we needed. We particularly liked the outdoor seating area which caught the sun and had a beautiful view towards the hill. The outdoor bathtubs were quite addictive. The Read moreowners, Helen and Paul, were very welcoming: my granddaughter really appreciated visiting the goats and pigs, and we all enjoyed the farm produce. Hide

Reviewed by John 1st July 2022

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We have had the most amazing week at The Old Barn! Paul, Helen and their children made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The barn itself was really comfortable and well equipped and the farm setting was idyllic. There are many features that make this place so special - the twin bathtubs in the garden, the stone circle, the wonderRead moreful menagerie all around, and, not least, Paul and Helen's kind hospitality. Our little boy loved visiting the baby pygmy goats. We can't wait to visi Hide

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The master bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom
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