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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Pen-yr-Heol Barn sits in splendid isolation, originally the old shearing barn, it is in a superb location closeby the footpath that leads to the Peaks of the Brecon Beacons, Corn Ddu, Pen-y-fan and Cribyn. This could not be a better location for serious walkers and those not wishing to have to use their car to reach the serious walks. Only pony trekkers and walkers pass the barn. The barn has been restored by local craftsmen using traditional materials, Welsh oak, slate and stone. Downstairs there are tiled floors with under floor heating; upstairs the floors are oak. Beautiful Welsh oak doors and windows have been installed. The barn has been very tastefully furnished where comfort, warmth and space are the main criteria. There is SKY TV & WIFI and a separate CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA - this is a lovely place for children to be able to roam safely and freely. The barn is also suitable for disabled visitors using a wheelchair with access from the stone patio through the stable doors to a bedroom downstairs and shower room. Bring your own or have mountain bikes delivered to the door to enjoy the hills. Try seeing the mountains from on horse back with Cantref Pony Trekking Centre, children old and young love visiting Cantref Childrens Adventure Farm just down in the valley where they can pet and handle animals.

Barn Accommodation

Sleeps 10 - 4 bedrooms. Large open plan kitchen and living room. The newly fitted well-equipped kitchen has oak Shaker-style units, a 5 hob electric range with double oven, microwave, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer. Double sink with the most fantastic view that goes on for miles down the valley and over to the Black Mountains. Ample work and storage space and all you need for cooking a special meal for a large group. Long antique oak refectory table and oak chairs in the dining area with the original old oak exposed A-frame beams above. Lovely terracotta floors throughout. French windows, also built with locally sourced oak, on either side of this large living space, add to the light and airy feel and open out onto the front and rear patios - perfect for an outdoor breakfast or evening drink. The living area has comfortable sofas, one leather, and several armchairs, large televison with Sky, DVD, WIFI and B/T Vision and a large woodburning stove, set in the stone and oak fireplace, rugs and cosy furnishings make this perfect for an evening by the fire.

There is a children's area in a separate room near the entrance, with sofa, smaller TV with built-in DVD and video player and box of books and toys etc.

A downstairs drying room with a washing machine and space for hanging wet clothes and storing walking boots etc.

Bedroom 1: double bedroom, tastefully furnished with antique furniture and oak floor with rugs, en suite bathroom with bath, toilet and hanbasin with again wonderful views.

Bedroom 2: a twin bedroom which can be made into a large double. An oak stable door leads from here to the patio.

Two downstairs shower rooms, the first is adapted for the disabled with excellent power shower, toilet and handbasin.

The second is a walk-in wet room with power shower.

A further downstairs toilet and handbasin

Upstairs to

Bedroom 3: a large spacious bedroom with four single beds, two of which can be joined to make a double bed therefore making one double and two singles, large Velux windows and wonderful views.

Bedroom 4: has a zip and link king size double bed, which can be made into two 3ft single beds, a built-in wardrobe, exposed beams and large dormer windows with views across the back patio and garden and up to the Beacons.

There is a separate toilet upstairs with a handbasin. Two extra fold-up beds are available on request.

Useful information

Good quality bedlinen, eiderdowns and towels provided. All electricity,heating and wood inclusive. Full oil, under floor heating downstairs and central heating upstairs. Ample parking for several cars. Pets welcome. Visitors are asked to smoke outside the house. Enclosed child friendly stone patio area behind barn with BBQ and garden furniture.There is a lawn ideal for BBQs and meals outside and general relaxation. The surrounding fields with wood and waterfalls are great for children to roam freely and visitors can also use the surrounding fields for football etc (please be aware there may sometimes be livestock in these fields). Cot and high chair available. Mobile phone reception good.Short breaks welcome. Can also be used with The Old Toolshed and Llwyn Y FronShort breaks now available all year round for 2013.

Splendid isolation

Pen-Yr-Heol Barn lies half a mile above Pentwyn farm, a 300-acre hill farm running 600 ewes and 10 single suckling cows. It has been run by the same family since 1966. The farm is part of the Tir Gofal agri-environmental scheme, the aim of which is to farm and manage the land by protecting the environment and enhancing, restoring and creating natural habitats and landscape features. There are several areas of broadleaf woodland and a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) alongside the Nant Menascin River. This barn offers complete seclusion in a truly wonderful location with stunning views and miles of uninterrupted walking straight onto the Brecon Beacons. There is an abundance of wild life (including Red Kites, Peregrine Falcons, Merlins and Buzzards). At the top of the river there are waterfalls and pools for swimming and in springtime there is a wonderful bluebell wood. This is fantastic riding country and three stables are available on the farm with grazing by arrangement with the owner. The owner is also happy to show visitors around the farm to look at the animals etc.

Llanfrynach 2 miles and Brecon 5 miles. Cantref Adventure Farm, 5 minutes drive away.

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You can make your booking online or alternatively you can book by calling our office on 01874 676446.

If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Sophie, Carolyn, Ann and Lucy

"The holiday was perfect (apart from the rain). The barn was lovely, very well kitted out and extremely comfortable. The location of the barn was idyllic. When a light fitting needed attention the owner sorted it out same day. I would thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage to anyone. We had two x three year olds in our party and one x four year old, plus a disabled senior, and it suited us all (nine people in our party). We were very sorry to leave. " Chris

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.

Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.

Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.

Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.

Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.

The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',

Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke Path

On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.


Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views.

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Elizabeth Daniel (Property Manager Brecon Beacon Holidays)

  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:22 Sep 2014

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