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Yew Tree Barn - Llyswen

Llyswen, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautifully converted 16th-century barn in a lovely peaceful setting
  • Situated on the Wye Valley Walk, an ideal location for walkers, mountain bikers, and canoeists
  • Sleeping 6 alone and 16 when booked with its neighbouring property, perfect for family reunions and large groups of friends
Property code: BN370


A beautiful stone cottage settled on a farm in the Wye Valley, marvel at the outstanding views of the Black Mountains from the living room window.


Settled on the outskirts of the small village of Llyswen, this delightful barn conversion is situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, with walking, cycling, hiking and pony trekking in abundance for every level of adventurer. Day permits for fishing on The Rivers Usk & Wye are available in Crickhowell and canoes for the River Wye can be rented in Glasbury. Within 10 miles of Brecon and Builth Wells, discover independent stores, delicious local produce and Welsh heritage sites. Hire mountain bikes and enjoy pony trekking at Cantref Adventure Farm, or try sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking at Llangorse Lake. Tackle Pen y Fan, the largest peak in South Wales in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, or Cefn Llechid with views to the Black Mountains and the Sugar Loaf.

A real home from home, this delightful cottage has been tastefully decorated with everything provided for. In a lovely peaceful setting with spectacular views, make the most of the bountiful Welsh countryside from right outside the door. Designed for socialising, the open-plan living space is the hub of the house for everyone to gather, whether for a meal at the dining table or on the sofas for a film. The well-equipped beech finish kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine/dryer. The dining table seats six guests so gather for many a home-cooked meal or perhaps a board game. In the evenings retire to the comfortable sitting area and relax with a film and a cup of tea on the leather sofas and chairs. A shower room and a twin bedroom, both with one step up to them, completes the downstairs. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a double bed and an en-suite with a shower, whilst a further twin room has an en-suite with a bath.

With many footpaths crossing the farm, walk out the door for miles of open space in lush countryside. The large, safe children's play area with swing set and slide provides hours of entertainment, whilst the BBQ and picnic area allow for hours of al fresco dining making the most of the spectacular views. There is a pub and restaurant 2 miles away and a shop 6 miles away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twins
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer
  • TV, DVD and CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Safe shared large play area and large BBQ/picnic area
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Complex of properties - can be booked with neighbouring cottage that sleeps 10 guests
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • There is an interconnecting door between the two properties making it possible to use both cottages together thus sleeping 16 people in total
  • Pub and restaurant 2 miles, shop 6 miles

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Palmer September 2020

Yew Tree is spacious and the location is wonderful, great for walking, cycling and exploring the Brecon Beacons / Black Mountains. We really enjoyed our holiday, even the teenagers and the dog! My only criticisms (which are pretty minor in the grand scheme of things) are that the mattresses were a bit hard and the WiFi was very sporadic and sloRead morew - but that's it! The positives of the location and the accommodation more than outweighed the 'negatives'. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Beach August 2020

The cottage is a fantastic position and the owners are lovely. The cottage itself is fine but we had a lot of "niggly" things - the walls between adjoining properties are very thin, the wifi was not very good, no tv reception. Great play area and picnic area to enjoy with the children. The cottage was well equipped and every care had been taken to Read moremake sure it was clean and COVID-safe for us. Loved watching the bats in the evenings. Hide


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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