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Yew Tree Barn - Llyswen

Llyswen, Brecon Beacons
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.


Enjoy the perfect blend of heritage and comfort in this family-friendly luxury accommodation in rural Powys. Sleeping six guests, this charming barn conversion is set on a working farm, with the Wye Valley Walk on the doorstep. Head out for daily treks with your four-legged friend to explore miles of open countryside with abundant wildlife in this natural landscape. Find a pub and a restaurant within 2 miles, and a variety of shops in Talgarth (5 miles).

Decorated in traditional country style, with the inviting warmth of wooden furniture and doors, this unique property is perfect for reunions with friends or family - there’s a second holiday property on site which can also be booked. It’s the ideal setting for guests who love to be out in the wilds, with a luxury cottage to return to at the end of the day. Enjoy the open-plan living space, perfect for family gatherings. Feast around the dining table before challenging each other to competitions in the shared games room. When sleep calls, take a step up to the twin bedroom on the ground floor, and the ground floor shower room; or settle in upstairs, where there’s two en-suite bedrooms.

The Welsh village of Llyswen lies in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, where you can enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits. Plan cycles, hikes, pony trekking, or a spot of fishing on The Rivers Usk & Wye in Crickhowell. Rent canoes in Glasbury and meander the River Wye. Discover independent stores, delicious local produce and Welsh heritage sites in Brecon (11 miles) and Builth Wells (12 miles). Enjoy a group hike towards the lofty peak of Pen y Fan (18 miles); or take on Cefn Llechid (19 miles) for views of the Black Mountains.

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

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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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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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