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Farm House Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Carno Farm & view of Pen y Fan

Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The 16th Century Welsh Farm House is a fully equipped cottage. It sleeps up to 5. It is around a lovely courtyard set in 5 acres of gardens,woods & farmland in the tranquil heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park with direct access to Pen y Fan the highest mountain in southern Britain.

It has 2 single beds and 1 double bedrooms.

We are 75 minutes from the Severn Bridge and only 90 minutes from Birmingham and Bristol. The beautiful Gower and Pembroke coasts are also within easy reach as well.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gower 45 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 60 km, Nearest railway: Merthry Tydfil/Cardiff 40 km
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

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool, Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details indoors

As the Farmhouse has its original 16th century oak beams, fireplace & stone spiral staircase it has been furnished with carefuly chosen period furniture to keep this character.

The garden is private & self contained with chairs, dining table, sun loungers & parasol. We provide disposable BBQs.

There are several children's equipment close by in a safe play area - slides, swings, trampoline, Zip wire as well as the indoor heated pool.

Further details outdoors

There is a Zip Wire in the big field for children up to age 14 years and there is a swing/slide & bars for young children.Also a Trampoline.

Young children must be supervised by an adult.

Further details

There is an extra charge for the indoor swimming pool. Each family has their own private 2 hour swim session arranged daily.

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

Carno is in the centre of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and now given International Status as a Dark Skies Park! and a Geo Park! Truely beautiful!.

It offers miles of open mountain landscape to be walked and explored on foot and bicycle. It has the highest mountain in Souther Britain and several other peaks that challenge the most demanding, descriminating walkers and explorers!

Our climate is very variable from pouring rain to warm, sunny days to snow & ice.

Carno is about 800 to 900 feet above sea level this means there can be a temperature difference from Cardiff to here of about 3 to 5 degrees.

We can experience the whole of the British climate in one day so people need to be prepared.

Generally we have warm SW winds & pleasant days but one must be prepared for a wide variety of weather as this is the first mountain range these winds hit.


Brecon is an old historic Norman/ Georgian Market Town of about 29,000 population with strong Farming traditions. There are remains of a Roman Fort outside the west side of the Town as it was on the route from the Roman Gold Mines to Caerleon near Newport that transported the Gold to Rome near the end of the Roman Empire.

The Town still has many of its narrow,historic streets and Georgian buildings.

It is developing a strong Art Trail & Food Week as well as hosting the popular Jazz Festival ( August) and increasingly popular Baroque Music Festival (end of October)

Brecon is also close to Crickhowell, Hay & Abergavenny, delightful towns with Art & Walking, Book, the Greenman Festivals and Farmers markets.

There are numerous Castles in the area, Caerphilly, Raglan, Cardiff and my favourite Carreg Kennen castle near Llandeilo.

The National Show Caves of Wales are close by with their fantastic stalagtites & stalagmites plus many, many more activities within the National Park for people of all ages & interests.

My favourite is to go out onto our large field & Star Gaze! We are part of the 'Dark Skies' areas of Britian & we do have a small Telescope for guests to borrow!

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Review 1-8 of 8

1 Sep 2013


"Super cottage, lovely owners, amazing location."

A totally equipped cottage, plus the friendly owners were on hand to help if anything was needed. We loved the swimming, in sessions booked just for our family. Zip wire, woods out back, quiet garden … More

Apologies for late response but been on holiday ourselves! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here at Carno and many thanks for your lovely comments,taking time to place a review on Trip Advisor and being such super guests!
May be we will be lucky one day you may return here!
All good wishes June & Bob

19 Sep 2012


"Wonderful family holiday with our dog"

We spent great time in Wales at the Carno Farm. Our cottage was comfortable, nice decorated, with all the necessary and very, very clean.
June provided us with many tips about the surroundings.
Our dog had a garden just for herself and we made good walks in the surroundings. There were not a lot of tourists, so our dog could run free.

We are delighted that you had a good time staying with us. It was a great pleasure meeting you & your pet and may be we will be lucky & see you here at Carno again one day.
All the best. Sincerely
June, Bob & family

11 Jun 2012


"Beautiful accommodation, wonderful attention, in a super location..."

Despite the week of heavy rain, we had the most comfortable stays - courtesy of Bob and June - at this terrific spot. We were down for the Hay Festival but there is just so much to see and enjoy in the area - or simply relax!! Our visit coincided with the Jubilee Weekend and it was special that we were invited to a bonfire party with Bob and June's family and friends.

The swimming pool is a really good size with a lovely, warm Jacuzzi - our grandsons really enjoyed that (as did we!)

At the last minute, our youngest son came for the weekend and it was so nice that June invited him to put his tent up in the garden to be close to us - despite there being a site close by. Really thoughtful.

Highly recommended.

Many thanks.

Des Brady

We are delighted that despite the weather you enjoyed your stay here in Carno.It is amazing that there is so much to do & see regardless of the weather & the Hay Festival itself is quite something. Thank you so much for coming to us & we hope that one day we may have the pleasure of seeing you here again. Every good wish to you & your family.
June & Bob

10 Jun 2012


"Friendly, clean, lovely location, freedom for small children."

Very nice place to stay. Hosts welcoming and accommodating. Good place for children - swimming pool, lots of freedom to roam, slide and swings.
Everything you need, and a lovely, friendly atmosphere.

It gave us great pleasure seeing you and your children enjoying yourselves here. It makes everything worthwhile when our guests tell us they enjoyed their stay with us. Many thanks for taking the time to post this review. We really appreciate your kindness. Every good wish for a very happy year ahead & hope we may see you again in the future.
Many thanks. June & Bob

29 Apr 2012


"Exellent accomodation and location in the Beacons"

We have regularly stayed at Carno for a number of years and are looking forward to our next visit in august 2012.The accomodation is excellent in a great location in the Brecon Beacons and is ably bac… More

14 Apr 2012


"Comfortable character cottage in the heart of the Beacons"

We liked our stay so much the first time we were back again the following month and have recommended Carno to friends who have also enjoyed the comfortable, very well appointed cottage, friendly and h… More

1 Apr 2012


"Warm, cosy, welcoming home from home."

Our last stay at Carno was very special, being the base for a surprise engagement at the stunning local waterfall Sgwd Yr Eira. The cottage is quietly tucked away from the bustle of life, but close en… More

Dear Stuart
Many thanks for doing this lovely review.
We are looking forward to seeing you again in December.
Have a great summer.
All good wishes.
June & Bob

28 Mar 2012


"A warm welcome in an beautiful spot, ideal for a relaxing holida"

Carno lies literally at the foot of the Brecon Beacons and is ideally situated for a walking holiday - you can walk out of the back door across the fields onto the open hillside. We stayed at the Carn… More

Dear Kevin & Ollie
Thank you so much for a wonderful review. It is great to know that our guests are happy staying with us. You will be pleased to know that we now have (it has to be slow due to the mountains) a WiFi connection!! Looking forward to seeing you both & King on Saturday. Have a safe & quick journey.
Warmest wishes
June, Bob,Steffan & Chip!!

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