An attractively restored barn dating from the early 16th Century that can be booked either as one large property or as two independent cottages. The owners farmhouse and the barn are set in five acres of land above the village of Maes y Gwartha - very conveniently situated for those wishing to be close to the Heads of the Valley Road and with easy access to Cardiff or the Welsh Valleys yet still being in a delightful rural location with magnificent views over the Blorenge and Sugar Loaf Mountains. With ponies and sheep in the fields Old Rectory Barn is in the Brecon Beacons National Park yet still very close to The World Heritage Site of Blaenafon and its Industrial past. There are many superb walks straight from the door and the owner has produced a booklet of excellent walks of varying degrees of difficulty for visitor's information.
Sleeps 4 people, 2 bedrooms (all on ground floor): A spacious open plan kitchen/living area with a well fitted kitchen with an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, a dining table and chairs, sofa and chairs. Beautiful stone tiled floor with rugs, original oak beams and patio doors to seating area with BBQ. TV with a Digi box and DVD. There are two bedrooms in this part of the barn.
Bedroom 1: double bedroom, there is also an en suite shower, handbasin and toilet. A door leads to an outside seating area.
Bedroom 2: with twin beds and an en suite shower room with basin and toilet also has an outside door leading to a seating area.
Eco - The owners have converted the barn paying great attention to the fabric of the building using sustainable materials and lessening the carbon foot print; there is mains water for domestic use but they have a "rainwater harvesting system" for flushing loos etc. Solar panels help to heat the water. The Barn has been awarded a Gold, Green Business Tourism Award. The nearest village is Gilwern 1 mile, which has shops and pubs. Abergavenny 5 miles, Crickhowell 4 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth
Spectacular mountain scenery, a bustling market town and foods galore – Abergavenny has all the ingredients for a great holiday. Abergavenny is famed for its annual Food Festival, but you can enjoy fantastic food here all year round. For a special occasion, try The Hardwick, The Angel, The Skirrid or The Walnut Tree. Abergavenny is a great base for fantastic walking, mountain biking and road biking in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. It's easy to reach (just half an hour from the Severn Bridge) and great for a car-less holiday, with a railway station and a good bus service. For more information have a look at Abergavenny's Tourist Information Centre website. Read more about Abergavenny