Abercynafon Farm Barn
Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Superbly located, 19th Century Grade II listed, self-catering barn with four large en-suite bedrooms. Perfect for your family holiday, weekend escapes, celebrations and get-togethers. Converted with great care and attention to detail, this is a beautiful, spacious, light and comfortable stone barn, with underfloor heating throughout. Although adjacent to the owner's farmhouse, it has a separate entrance gate, drive and garden, allowing full privacy. All electricity is generated by its own micro-hydroelectric turbine using the nearby stream.
Spacious fitted kitchen with a large gas range cooker, microwave, tall fridge and dishwasher, plus all you need to cook for a large group. The dining table can comfortably seat fourteen people. Sofas provide more relaxed seating.
Off the kitchen is the large, oak beamed sitting room. Relax in the comfortable sofas and armchairs in front of the wood burning stove. Through huge cart arch windows enjoy the panoramic views of the Talybont reservoir and surrounding hills. Double doors give access to a sheltered sitting-area with wooden table, benches and BBQ.
Also off the kitchen is also a good-sized utility space with a washing machine, freezer and additional storage space. Adjoining is a drying room for coats and boots, with a toilet and wash basin.
A hand-made, oak staircase leads to four large en-suite bedrooms. All bedrooms are beautifully renovated with great oak trusses and floors. Each has a chest of drawers and plenty of clothes hanging space.
Attractive stone windows look on to the circular front garden, offering wonderful views in every direction.
Bedrooms 1 and 2 each have an oak-framed double bed, a single bed and a ladder stair leading to a mezzanine sleeping area with a futon bed. Bedroom 3 has twin single beds. Bedroom 4 has a double bed and a mezzanine sleeping area with a shorter single bed. There are two separate toilets with basins off the upstairs landing.
Efficient energy and water -use, are central to the green approach of Abercynafon Farm. Enjoy a tour of Abercynafon's hydro-power scheme!
Use of a telescope and star maps to view the spectacular starry night skies.
Food deliveries available from Waitrose, Tescos and Asda. We can also recommend local suppliers. For those interested in ready home-made meals, or a meal for a special event, we can recommend excellent caterers.
There is no mobile reception at Abercynafon, but guests have the use of the barn's own landline.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff International 85 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny 36 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Aside from the wonderful walking and cycling and places of historical interest to visit, the Brecon Beacons has recently become only the fifth destination in the world to be granted prestigious International Dark Sky Reserve status, making it Wales' first International Dark Sky Reserve. This recognises the Brecon Beacons as possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment specifically protected and preserved for all to enjoy. A series of events will take place throughout the year to celebrate this award. So, you can be active during the day and star gaze at night - enjoying spectacular views at any time!
In addition, Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons are full of top quality suppliers that are passionate about the goods they produce whether it be crafts or food, you don't have to go far to find everything you need. Whilst out and about there are many top quality pubs, restaurants, and cafes to stop at and enjoy some great Welsh hospitality before returning to your home from home at Abercynafon.
Abercynafon is superbly located within the Brecon Beacons, situated in a remote yet accessible setting, near the picturesque Blaen y Glyn waterfalls and designated SSI Talybont Reservoir. For bird and fishing enthusiasts, there is a 'hide' and trout fishing on the reservoir. For keen cyclists, the Taff Trail runs past the house, offering up an exciting challenge. For walkers there is an abundance of walks to suit all abilities. Brecon Mountain Steam Railway is a short drive up the valley. This is a very popular spot for hill walkers and mountain bikers being an easy access point on to the mountains. Talybont on Usk:7km for local shop, post office, cafe and excellent, award-winning pubs and places to eat. Brecon: 20km. The perfect centre to explore the National Park. A Georgian town with an 11th Century cathedral. Plenty of historical interest with great modern day amenities. Browse around the market and the shops or visit the leisure centre, cinema or theatre. Brecon is the home of the acclaimed Brecon Jazz festival which takes place during August each year.
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20 Apr 2014
"Everything you could ever want"
We had a 4 night stay with friends, altogether there were 4 adults and 4 children. We absolutely loved every minute of our holiday. The Farm has everything you could want and it instantly felt like ho… More
14 Jul 2013
"Great location, lovely property and really helpful owners (pet friendly)"
We spent Christmas at the barn last year are have booked another trip. It's a great space for a family with a large, well equipped kitchen and comfortable living room with open fire. Rhiannon was… More
2 Jun 2013
"Fantastic farmhouse stay in wonderful location"
We booked a week's stay in March-April 2013 with extended family, including 5 young children. We all loved the property - the location is stunning - a valley in the heart of the Brecon Beacons N… More
24 May 2013
"Just the most perfect place to get away from it all!"
We have stayed at Abercynafon Farm Barn so many times we have lost count. We love it here! As city dwellers this place is the perfect way to get away from pretty much everything. You are right in the heart of the Brecon Beacon's, you can walk from the cottage to Pen Y Fan (if you're feeling keen!) and there are tonnes of other walks around. The place itself is kitted out wonderfully - very spacious and homely. Log fires, BBQs and plenty of relaxing are the order of the day!
[And there is no mobile reception! :-)]
23 May 2013
"Wonderful property and location!"
We have visited on three occasions so far, and are looking forward to staying again later this year.
The property is great for a large group. Really well equipped and spacious kitchen, comfortable living area and very welcoming hosts. An environmentally friendly property powered by hydro electric power.
Beautiful location with superb walking and cycling opportunities.
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