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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
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 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

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Location

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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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