Barn | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Cwmhir Court is an ancient site with Iron Age remains and surviving Medieval and Georgian structures. A fortified Cistercian monastic grange was built here in the thirteenth century and the main stone arched entrance, some of the defensive walls and listed ancient monastic buildings survive.
The Great Hay Barn is poised in a beautiful spot at the valley’s edge, with the open wilds of Wales on one side and all the facilities of the pretty market town of Hay-on-Wye on the other. There are wonderful views of The Black Mountains and to the rear the woods rise up to the Radnor Hills. It is peaceful without being remote.
The Great Hay Barn has been restored to a high standard by experienced craftsmen, using locally sourced stone, oak and lime mortar. The Great Hay Barn has a three storey central entertaining space, fifty feet long with stone flags, oak boarding and a large wood stove. All the rooms are painted in lime white with huge twisted oak beams and traditionally pegged oak framing. Arrow-slit windows with simple oak shutters light the main hall. Outside there is an undercover table tennis area. An efficient heating system has been installed so even the largest spaces remain cosy and warm. In the summer the big double doors can be opened so that it remains light and airy . The gardens surrounding the barns provide large level lawns for games or sitting out.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff Airport 112 km, Nearest railway: Hereford 35 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, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 30, Lounge seats for 30|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors||
The Great Hay barn sleeps 12 people in six double rooms, one of which is a twin bedroom. There is also ancillary accommodation in the converted grain silos and a cloister leads to a magnificent Medieval barn which provides stunning additional accommodation for large groups (up to 30 people). Please contact us for further details.
The dining room at The Great Hay Barn can seat up to 24 people (although can be adapted to seat up to 30) and the large kitchen can seat 14. All rooms have heavy oak beams and oak floors. The reception areas lead onto lawns and gardens with fabulous views of the Black Mountains. The overall feeling is of great space and light with many quiet areas to retire to.
Up a few steps from this area is the triple-height sitting room, with oak and stone floors, a big wood stove and comfy sofas with colourful rugs and cushions. This area is ideal for large celebrations or birthdays. Looking down on this space is the big oak balcony with soft sofas, t.v. and library. From this first-floor level, double doors open onto the spectacular view of the mountains. The whole of the ground-floor western wing is given over to the heavy oak-beamed and spacious kitchen, with its separate utility room. It has stone floors with a fully-equipped beech-wood kitchen, electric double oven with gas hob, American fridge and dishwasher.There is a barbecue.
For larger games, a paddock is available next to The Great Hay Barn. On the library balcony in The Great Hay Barn, there is a 42 inch flat screen t.v., with surround sound, DVD player and digital channel receiver. Broadband (wifi) is also available. The Great Hay Barn has a washing machine and a Sheila Maid/drying area. There is a cot and a high chair. All bed linen, towels, kitchen equipment, gas, electricity and firewood are supplied free.
|Further details outdoors||
As well as encouraging wildlife, the oak-framed utility building houses a table tennis table, bicycle store, tool-shed and housekeeper’s laundry room. The gardens provide areas for games and leisure.
The barcecue is also located outside. There are extensive shared gravel areas with parking for up to twenty cars.
Linen, towels, fire wood and heating oil are all included. To maintain the very high standards there is a refundable security bond.
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Travelling from England, the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains rise up to announce the high open wilderness that is mid-Wales.
This wild open area is open to all for walking, riding or just admiring the stupendous views.
Where the Wye River leaves Wales it is forced to divert round Hay Bluff, the monolithic end of the Black Mountains. Here in the valley sits Hay-on-Wye, a pretty market town with ancient buildings, intriguing book shops, many cafes, a ruined castle, as well as a butchers, bakers and other food shops.