Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Berllan Barn is situated alongside the owners' cottage in 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Berllan Barn has wonderful views across the Usk Valley of both The Table Mountain, Sugar Loaf Mountain and The Black Mountains whilst being on the edge of Llangattock Mountain. The Barn and farmhouse are in the small hamlet of Ffawyddog on a hillside just above the pretty and thriving Georgian town of Crickhowell. Berllan is 1 mile from the village of Llangattock which has two good pubs and through which the Brecon to Monmouthshire canal passes with a good tow path for a casual stroll and to watch the traditionally painted narrow boats passing up and down. Self catering accommodation.
Berllan Barn sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.
The new kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
There is a downstairs bathroom with an attractive corner bath and shower over, toilet and handbasin.
The dining room has a dining table and chairs and glass double doors lead through to a sitting room with comfortable sofa and chairs, TV, DVD player and music system. An attractive feature electric woodburning stove provides a nice focal point.
Bedroom 1: double bedroom with en suite shower room, handbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 2: twin beds.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity, and central heating. Cot, high chair and put-you-up bed available. Ample parking. Bike Storage available Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Non-smoking. Not suitable for pets - by owners choice Good mobile reception.A relaxing setting Visitors to Berllan Barn are free to explore the 10 acres of beautifully landscape gardens that surround the barn and the owner's house next door. The views of Table mountain, the little town of Crickhowell, and the Sugar Loaf mountain beyond are fantastic and the patio area to the front of the barn is the perfect place for an alfresco dinner. The barn itself is well appointed with an ensuite to the master bedroom and a downstairs bathroom to serve the second twin room.
A great base for outdoor enthusiasts
This area of the Brecon Beacons is ideal for those interested to organising horse riding, caving, canoeing, sailing, cycling or walking. The owner has expert knowledge of the walks available in the surrounding areas and as such is a proud member of the National Park's Ambassador programme. Whilst a car is useful in a rural area, taxis are available locally.
Just moments from the canal
Berllan Barn is in a delightful setting, just a few minute's walk from the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal. Stroll along the banks and watch the comings and goings on the water, or feed the ducks and swans. Make sure that you take a boat ride to see the canal from a completely different perspective - the tow-paths provide miles of easy cycling too.
Crickhowell - just a walk through the meadow away
A comfortable half hour stroll takes you through picturesque fields to the famous Crickhowell Bridge over the River Usk. The bridge is well known for its mysterious arches, 12 when viewed from one side and 13 when facing upstream. Follow the narrow street, lined with pretty Georgian terraces up to the market town's centre. You will be spoilt for choice in Crickhowell whether choosing somewhere to eat, buying local produce or browsing for clothes or gifts.
The escarpment which rises up behind Berllan Barn is a result of 18th and 19th century quarrying but today nature has largely reclaimed the landscape as its own. The quarrying process effectively sectioned the cliff face and in doing so uncovered an entrance to one of the longest cave systems in the U.K. with over 12 miles of passages. Not surprisingly Llangattock Escarpment is a popular destination for cavers from across Europe and the Western section of the escarpment has now be designated as the Craig Y Cilau National Nature Reserve.
Crickhowell 1.5 mile, Abergavenny 7 miles, Brecon 10 miles.
Learn more about Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon here.
You can make your booking and explore Crickhowell and the canal online or, alternatively you can book by calling our office on 01874 676446.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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.
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.