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The Old Barn, Porth-y-Parc, in the Brecon Beacons

The Old Barn in its glorious setting
33 reviews
The Old Barn in its glorious setting
The sunny courtyard - perfect for al fresco breakfast
The patio.....
...with that view!
the superbly equipped kitchen
the lovely oak dining table seats up to 12
Relax in comfort after a day in the hills amid the warmth of old oak beams and a roaring fire
the open and spacious living space
The West Bedroom - light, bright and ......
very cosy.
The East Bedroom - extra-wide single beds and, of course, the view!
more beautiful oak beams upstairs
A quiet corner for a read or a doze
The Bat Room - Sugar Loaf views and an ensuite wetroom
triplet lambs receiving extra tlc from the hens as well as their mum!
Feeling blue - bluebells carpet the woodlands above Porth-y-Parc
it's worth the pull up to the summit of Sugar Loaf....less than an hour's walk
summer sunset over Sugar Loaf
Autumn glory at Porth-y-Parc
Sugar Loaf looking very well sugared indeed!
Go Wild!  Nothing beats a cool river dip after a hot summer walk!
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Southern Wales, Wales
The Old Barn stands on its own at the end of the yard of our 35 acre organic smallholding on the slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is surrounded by fields and National Trust woodland. We have lovingly restored the barn as a stylish and comfortable holiday home using traditional Welsh slate, oak, lime and eco-friendly materials. There is fabulous walking from the doorstep into the Black Mountains and on into the Brecon Beacons, and outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, kayaking and wild swimming are available locally.

Inside the barn is a stylish mix of old and new, with contemporary furniture and lighting alongside traditional oak beams and antiques. The kitchen is superbly equipped, reflecting our own love of good food – a homemade cake and eggs from our free range ducks and hens are part of...
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About the Owner, Roz S
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Mar 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 54 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL350540
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Excellent - based on 33 reviews
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English first
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2017 for a stay in October 2016

Management response:

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. What a shame that you found your room a bit gloomy. Most people love that room for its wonderful view of Sugar Loaf. Being such an old building, and within the National Park, planning regulations would not allow extra windows. We do hope you will visit again.


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Helen S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

It is difficult to add more superlatives than are already written about The Old Barn. We have stayed here 4 times now and cannot find fault with it. The location is fabulous, beautiful walks straight from the door, yet the town is less than 5 minutes drive with great eateries and shops. The accomodation is immaculate with everything you could...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
2 Oct 2017 -
18 Dec 2017
autumn/early winter 2017
3 nights
19 Dec 2017 -
1 Jan 2018
Christmas/New Year 2017/2018
5 nights
2 Jan 2018 -
28 Mar 2018
Winter 2018
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Discount offered for couples or smaller groups using the main barn only - contact us for details.
Nightly prices apply to stays of up to four nights; reduced rates are applied to a fifth night - please enquire.
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About the neighbourhood
Abergavenny is a compact and pretty little town on the River Usk, overlooked by its three mountains – Sugar Loaf, The Blorenge and Skirrid. It bustles with life, especially on markey days and offers quirky independent shops alongside 21st century essentials such as Waitrose, Waterstones and Caffe Nero!

The settlement began life as a fort in Roman times, and went on to prosper thanks to local trades as diverse as wool, flannel making, wig-making and tanning. There is a small museum in the castle.

The Castle Meadows, which meander along the banks of the river, are a haven for wildlife – with a bit of luck you can spot heron, kingfishers and even otters. It is also an extremely popular sheep-free walking spot for local dogs and their owners! Just over the river you can link up with th...
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How to get there
Railway: Abergavenny: 5.0 km
Abergavenny is easily reached by road from all directions:

M4 eastbound for the Severn Bridge 30 minutes
M4 westbound for Cardiff and Swansea 30 minutes
Bristol 1 hour
Hereford ½ hour
Brecon ½ hour
Hay-on-Wye 40 minutes
Builth Wells 40 minutes
Cardiff 50 minutes
Newport 40 minutes
Swansea 1¼ hours
The Gower beaches...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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