£144 / night
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The Old Barn, Porth-y-Parc, in the Brecon Beacons – Home 350540 Barn

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Old Barn, Porth-y-Parc, in the Brecon Beacons – Home 350540

  • Barn
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 41 reviews

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Barn / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Old Barn stands on its own at the end of the lane on our 35 acre organic smallholding on the slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is surrounded by fields and National Trust woodland. We have lovingly restored the barn as a stylish and comfortable holiday home using traditional Welsh slate, oak, lime and eco-friendly materials. There is fabulous walking from the doorstep into the Black Mountains and on into the Brecon Beacons, and outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, kayaking and wild swimming are available locally.

Inside the barn is a stylish mix of old and new, with contemporary furniture and lighting alongside traditional oak beams and antiques. The kitchen is superbly equipped, reflecting our own love of good food – a homemade cake and eggs from our free range ducks and chickens are part of the package, and organic lamb and pork from the farm is available on request. In the living room a woodburner gives a cosy feel on chillier days, and there is wifi, a CD player with i-pod dock, a DVD player, board games and loads of books. The utility room has ample space for keeping all your outdoor gear.

All three bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Upstairs the bright, sunny West Bedroom has a kingsize bed, and the cosy East Bedroom has two 3'6" singles. They share a family bathroom. The Bat Room, with ensuite wetroom, is on ground level and has its own entrance off the courtyard. Towels and linen are included, all 100% cotton (cot available on request). Each bedroom also boasts its own Sugar Loaf view.

Outside are two sunny seating areas for relaxing and drinking in the views. A barbecue is provided, and an old byre houses table tennis and table football.

The Old Barn is an ideal base for events such as the Hay Festival (June) and Abergavenny Food Festival (September). The beaches of the Gower are just over an hour's drive, and the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, is only 50 minutes away.

There are three houses on the smallholding: the sixteenth century farmhouse where we live, The Old Barn, and the "new" farmhouse, The White House, also available for holidays. Each property is entirely private, and they do not overlook each other. However, larger groups (up to 12) may like to book The Old Barn and The White House together.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

Car is the easiest way to get about, with most of the key sights within half an hour's drive If you're fit enough to cycle up the hill to Porth-y-Parc, a bike would also be ideal - but remember this is a VERY hilly area! Guests without private transport usually arrive by train (Abergavenny Station) and then either get a taxi up to us (10 minutes, about £5) or walk (40 minutes, with a long climb over the last mile and a half). Once here, if you like walking, you don't need a car, as fabulous walks start from your door, with lovely pub / eating options attached. Supermarket deliveries are easily organised

Interaction with guest

When you arrive at The Old Barn, the keys will be in the door so you can let yourselves in and feel at home straight away. We live on site (but not overlooking you), and are here to help in any way we can, but we will never intrude on your privacy - we will quite simply be as hands on or hands off as you want us to be!


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

If you have any special requirements, please contact us
Please don't exceed the six guest maximum
Not suitable for hen / stag parties or similar


About the owner

Roz S.
Average reply time:
2 hours 12 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
19 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Mar 2013. Located in Monmouthshire, it has 41 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £802 to £1031.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Oct 2019.


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Guest reviews

41 reviews

Very Good

“peaceful, family and pet friendly barn conversion”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2019

We have had a great stay here (myself, husband, 3 children and 2 dogs). Lovely cosy barn conversion with log burner and underfloor heating. The children have enjoyed playing outdoors- including table football and seeing the newborn lambs. Arrived to find fresh eggs, milk and a cake to welcome us. We have enjoyed relaxing and lots of walks from our doorstep in the (mostly) sunny weather.

“Very nice cottage”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2017

We enjoyed our stay, the living area is lovely and there were some nice goodies left for us, including lovely eggs. We visited with friends who had the bedrooms in the main barn, whilst we had the en suite room, but we had to go outside to get to it and it seemed rather dark and miserable. As there were children with us, it would have been nice to have a TV though we appreciate that a lot of people may prefer the 'get away from it all' approach

Owner's reply: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. What a shame that you found your room a bit gloomy. Most people love that room for its wonderful view of Sugar Loaf. Being such an old building, and within the National Park, planning regulations would not allow extra windows. We do hope you will visit again.

“Lovely place, lovely location”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2017

We've just returned from our stay at The Old Barn. We wanted to find somewhere close to Sugarloaf Barn as we had a wedding there. The location for this purpose was excellent; we couldn't have found a closer, nicer place. The scenery around the barn was lovely and the extra touches that Roz and Pip gave to our stay were lovely. Overall, a great stay and we'd definitely come again!!

“Fabulous cottage and setting”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2017

Whole family were so impressed by the accommodation. This is a beautifally converted barn keeping original features such as wooden beams. stone walls etc. It is spacious, comfortable and very nicely decorated, well equipped and eco friendly . Great outdoor space front and back for relaxing, eating and BBQing - with views over woods and sugar loaf hill, which has immediate walking path access too. Also loved the old shed with TT table - was used daily by us all. Cake and wine on arrival was a really nice touch. Great location for mountain biking at Bike Park Wales, Black Mountain, and Forest of Dean and also for finding own trails. Would go back again.

“Fabulous house in stunning setting.”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2017

We rented this lovely barn conversion to celebrate a significant birthday with friends. We could not have had a more perfect place to stay or better surrounds. (we were exceptionally lucky with the weather too) With access to the footpath to the Sugar loaf from our back door, some serious cycling in the black mountains, wild swimming, we felt very spoilt. We very much enjoyed our meal at the Walnut Tree and the lamb supplied by Pip and Ros was delicious. We would certainly like to return and would recommend this house to anyone looking for a comfortable getaway stay.

“Amazing Barn in just the a beautiful setting.”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2014

We booked this three bedroom Barn for three nights when we went to a Wedding. It worked out a lot cheaper than buying three rooms for three nights at the local hotel and was a great move. It is in a perfect rural spot and a taxi from the town cost just £5!(this was after midnight as well.) The Barn has been built to a very high spec. You have everything you could possibly need. The views from the barn are truly breath taking and although the weather wasn't very nice we did see snow falling on top of the mountain. The fresh eggs and a bottle of wine were very welcoming and we all enjoyed the homemade cake that was left for us on arrival. If we are ever in South Wales again we will definitely be staying here !!

“Peaceful, tranquil and fresh”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2013

What a wonderful setting. Close enough to Abergavenny, yet far enough away from the town to really feel the benefits of quiet rural tranquility. Easy acres to the hills which afforded splendid views towards the Bristol channel in the south and the Brecons to the north. The accommodation was excellent and easily accommodated the six people in our group. Very relaxing. Thank you.

“Inside and out, and round about, the loveliest place imaginable to stay”

Reviewed 22 Mar 2013

I struggled to find anything negative to say about Porth-y-Parc, and gave it up as a bad job! The Old Barn is wonderfully decorated, furnished and equipped;such attention paid to every little detail, so spacious, well-lit and comfortable. Whatever you might have planned in the way of walking, riding or trips out, nearby or further afield, you find yourself wishing for at least one day of driving rain to keep you within doors with no option but to luxuriate in the place! But when you do step out, the country round about is beautiful, whether you're rambling through the woods and fields close by, or atop the Sugar Loaf, no more than an hour's walk away, with spectacular views in all directions. Abergavenny is near enough to drive into - or walk down the long hill to - but not so near as to intrude upon the rural character of the place. As if all this were not enough, the owners, who live in the house a mere step away, are friendly and hospitable, and have obviously worked very hard indeed, with skill, taste and energy, to provide a holiday experience of the very highest quality for their guests. We shall be going again and again.

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