The Attic flat is above the barn.  It has a private entrance at the rear.Private entrance accessed from wooden steps.
Gilfach Barn Loft - a rural hideaway
Gilfach Barn Loft - a rural hideaway

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Set like a jewel in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, the Barn Loft is super luxurious accommodation. Both cosy and private it's a place to snuggle down and get away from it all.
It is snug, light, airy and free of draughts. It has a comfortable feeling and is well centrally heated from the farm biomass heating system.
If the weather is good it is an ideal location for outdoor pursuits. If the weather is poor, stay inside and be cosy, reading, watching DVDs, listening to music, playing games.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £10
Weekly Discount: 16%
Weekend Price: £55 / night
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The space

The Barn Loft is made up of a open plan kitchen and lounge. There is a spacious, fully furnished bedroom with an en-suite shower room. The bed is king sized and has a super sumptuous 'Baavet' duvet (made in the UK, 100% British pure wool filling) and John Lewis luxury mattress toppers for an extra comfy nights sleep.

The Loft has been completely redecorated and refurnished in May 2016. It has been refurbished with attention to detail to provide luxury accommodation. The bed linen and towels are all by John Lewis. The furnishings are solid oak and there are tiffany style table lamps. There are many beautiful pictures and items of interest on display.

The flat has;
a power shower with plenty of hot water
a DVD player and bluetooth sound bar for playing your own music
lots of DVDs, books, games and puzzles
a fridge, freezer and microwave as well as all the usual kitchen equipment

The farm has;
a laundry with washing machines and dryers
room in the barn for bike storage and drying equipment
a garden and BBQ that guests are welcome to enjoy

The farm itself is open to you to go for walks. There is a wonderful view of Pen-y-Fan from the top of the farm and plenty of wildlife to see with red kites and buzzards constantly circling up and down the valley. We also have woodlands - ancient, deciduous and conifer and a stream flowing along the lower border of the farm all of which you are welcome to explore.

Guest access

The Barn Loft sits in the main farm complex in the main 16th century barn. You have your own access and come and go as you please. The private entrance to the attic is via a wooden external stairway at the rear of the barn.

Interaction with guests

Hugh is the farm owner, lives in the main farm house opposite the barn and works on the farm during the day so he is available most of the time and is happy for you to knock on the door if you have any queries, need some help or advice on where to walk and what to see.

The neighbourhood

The farm is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park - "from the depths of its limestone caves to the grandeur of Pen y Fan and Cribyn, its highest peaks, there’s plenty to explore in this gem of a national park. By day, there are moorlands, trails and towns to discover, while by night, you can feast your eyes on the stars"

The closest amenities are in Sennybridge village where there is a fuel station, small village shop and post office. To the east is the cathedral town of Brecon and historic market town of Llandovery.

Getting around

You will need to have your own transport (see other things to note).

Other things to note

Please note that access to the farm is along unsurfaced track and crosses a culvert. This is usually not a problem however, after exceptionally heavy rain the track can get washed away into deeper ruts and the the culvert can flow over the concrete crossing point. There have been occasions when I have had to ferry guests across in 4x4. Even when the water is not a problem, low slung cars can find it difficult to negotiate the track. With care a vehicle such as a VW Golf can manage to get in and out quite easily.

There is a laundry in the barn that guests are welcome to use. The barn can also be used for drying and storage of bikes etc.

The farm is home to 10 horses 7 chickens 5 British White cows 4 ducks 1 cat and a dog.

You are welcome to be accompanied by one well behaved dog. Note that this is a sheep farming area. Also beware that the chickens are free range and must not be disturbed. Please towel dry your dogs feet!

Gilfach is LGBT friendly.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

No smoking.
No parties.
Please don't feed Oscar the farm's chocolate Labrador!
Please use the recycling bins.
Please take off muddy footwear, in the entrance hall.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Kerry User Profile
May 2017
My partner and I stayed here for three nights. We shared the cottage with another couple and their little girl. Another couple had the loft with their baby and another the cabin with their two daughters. It was a perfect retreat where the children could safely play outside, feed the ducks and chickens and the owners very friendly dogs. It was perfect for everyone as they all had their own space but then we could all get together to eat as a group in the main cottage. Hugh was lovely and very flexible with our needs too. It's a little out of the way of the main attractions in Brecon but that's what made it so ideal. The views were phenomenal and the whole place was so peaceful :)

Gemma User Profile
April 2017
We loved this place so much we booked an extra night! The location is far enough away from towns to feel like a rural retreat, yet close enough to be very easily connected. In a beautiful countryside setting, the loft is very comfortable and cosy, with everything you need for a self-catering stay. Some stylish finishing touches which make it a lovely place to stay in and relax, perfect if the weather turns and you want to hide away. Loved the comfortable bed and powerful shower, and the farm land was great to explore with the dog. Hugh is the perfect host; thank you so much for a relaxing week in Wales.

Paul User Profile
April 2017
Accommodation met expectations from photos and description, and more. Comfortably furnished, well-equipped, clean and full of extra touches including quality pictures, books and nick-knacks. Position is central for Brecon and the Beacons, and Mid Wales, in glorious countryside helped by the near perfect weather during my stay. Hugh is the ideal host and the farm/livery is compatible with the holiday accommodation. Just keep going up the lane past the first farm!

Mikko User Profile
March 2017
We could see that lot's of effort has been put into the room and we enjoyed it a lot. Also, it was very quiet and well ventilated (not an obvious thing in British apartments). The location was ideal (if you have a car) for trekking in the Beacons. We also enjoyed the farm atmosphere with all its animals and the magnificent surroundings.

Arne User Profile
March 2017
A little hidden gem and a very cosy place. I really enjoyed my stay and getaway from London. Really advise this to all people who want to have a break and enjoy the beautiful nature.

Jayson User Profile
February 2017
Fantastic location, very kind and accommodating hosts. An easy place to have a wonderful rest.

Anna User Profile
February 2017
A gorgeous place to stay with everything you could need provided. A rural idyll that's easy to find, yet tucked away, giving the ability to hibernate or explore the beautiful surroundings - whichever you prefer. We chose the former! Thank you Hugh.

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Hugh User Profile

I am a 50 something livery yard manager living on a small Welsh hill farm with about 18 horses, 1 dog, 1 cat, 8 chickens and 4 ducks.

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