Orchard Barn @Berllanderi
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Orchard Barn @Berllanderi enjoys an idyllic location in the picturesque countryside of Monmouthshire near the village of Raglan.
Berllanderi, translated as 'Orchard of Oaks' is the name given to the farm complex which dates back to the 1600's. Within that is the Orchard Barn which is a family business run by Kate and Mike Fowler Sympathetically converted by sculptor Harvey Hood (Kate's father), the barn incorporates traditional and contemporary design. Every detail has been meticulously devised for practicality and aesthetic feel with respect to traditional building processes using oak, dressed stone and slate.
The Orchard Barn @Berllanderi sits within the now non-working farm where the owners live on-site just 35 metres away. Orchard Barn is set within its own grounds overlooking the orchard which features both apple and pear trees including many old varieties and some that are only found on the farm. The Orchard Barn has its own patio area shaded by an old oak tree. There is plenty of space for off-road parking, barbecues, playing games and most importantly relaxing in this rural idyll.
Orchard Barn offers two double en-suite rooms and a twin room. When that is not quite enough we have a sofa bed that can be used. All Linen and towels are provided. Free Wifi
Berllanderi is an ideal base for walking, climbing, canoeing, gliding and hot air ballooning. There are many golf courses nearby including the Celtic Manor golf course as well as castles such as Raglan and Caerphilly and historic towns.
From Berllanderi there are extensive views including Raglan Castle, the 'Sugarloaf' and 'Skirrid' mountains. The attractive towns of Usk, Monmouth and Abergavenny are only a few miles away and offer a variety of independent shops, restaurants and pubs. The Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons are within easy reach. Cardiff and Bristol are only 40 minutes away. London is just two hours away by train.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 71 km, Nearest railway: Newport 28 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Set near Raglan in South Wales Orchard Barn has a lot to offer its visitors. There are pretty market towns nearby such as Abergavenny and Monmouth, yet being within easy reach of bigger urban centres such as Cardiff and Bristol. The Usk and Wye valley has stunning views in every direction with rolling countryside, the Forest of Dean and mountainous areas coming from the Brecon Beacons.
Benefitting from much of what South Wales has to offer including the many festivals and events held annually in the area including the Croissant Neuf Summer Party, the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, the Brecon Jazz Festival, the Green Man Festival and the Abergavenny Food Festival. On top of that we have top rated attractions including Big Pit, where you can take a tour down an actual coal mine, and St Fagans which offers you glimpses of how we used to live through a series of buildings sourced and re-built from around Wales. If that is not enough within an hour you can be at the Beach at Barry Island or going a little further you could be on one of any number of stunning beaches on the Gower Peninsula.
Berllanderi, translated as 'Orchard of Oaks' is the name given to the farm complex which dates back to the 1600's, located near the village of Raglan in the picturesque county of Monmouthshire.
The farm was once the largest farm in the area at over 500 acres owned by the Duke of Beaufort and would have supplied Raglan Castle. Over the following centuries the farmland was sold off and the buildings deteriorated until the current family bought the complex and started a programme of renovation and improvements one of which included the Orchard Barn completed in 1999.
The Orchard Barn @Berllanderi sits within the now non-working farm where the owners live on-site just 35 metres away. Orchard Barn is set within its own grounds overlooking the orchard which features both apple and pear trees including many old varieties and some that are only found on the farm. The Berllanderi Red and Berllanderi Green varieties of pear and other fruit from on the farm have been used to make Perry and Cider and have won European awards in the past.
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