Barn cottage on a welsh hill farm

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

A converted barn cottage located on an equestrian farm in rural wales. Just north of the Brecon Beacons national park and nestling in the folds of the hills. The cottage has a cosy wood burner and everything you need to enjoy tranquility and rest.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £10
Weekly Discount: 16%
Weekend Price: £65 / night
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The space

The cottage is made up of a open plan kitchen and lounge with a cosy log burner to keep you warm and plenty of books and games to keep you entertained in the evenings. Downstairs is also a small shower room. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one double and one twin. The beds are made super sumptuous with 'Baavet' duvets (made in the UK, 100% British pure wool filling) and John Lewis luxury mattress toppers for an extra comfy nights sleep. Please note: the upstairs is accessed by a spiral staircase, therefore those with restricted mobility may not find this accommodation suitable.

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 Cottage sits in the main farm complex in the end of the main barn. You have your own access and come and go as you please. You can bring your car to the front door of the Cottage if necessary.

Interaction with guests

Hugh is the farm owner, lives in the main farm house opposite the cottage 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 would like some more wood for your log burner!

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 immediately 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.

Wood is supplied free of charge for burning in the cottage stove.

The farm is home to 5 horses 5 chickens 5 rare breed cows 4 ducks 1 cat and a dog.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

No smoking
No parties
Please don't feed Oscar the resident chocolate Labrador!
Please use the recycling bins.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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57 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 play outside with the ducks, chickens and the owners friendly dogs. It was perfect for everyone having their own space but also allowed us to get together in the main cottage to eat as a group. Hugh was lovely and very flexible with our needs too. It's a little out of the way of some of the main attractions in Brecon but that's what made it perfect. The views where phenomenal :)

Hannah User Profile
April 2017
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the cottage! Everything was clean, warm and the kitchen had everything we could possibly need! Really easy to get to and close to the A40 so not too much driving along narrow country roads which was a relief - although the lane to the farm is a tad rocky! Really convenient for getting to lots of lovely sights around the Brecon Beacons. We fell in love with Oscar the dog and all the other animals around the farm. A truly perfect break in the countryside!

Allert User Profile
April 2017
Our family with two girls of 3 and 6 had a fantastic stay on this beautiful location and in a well equipped cottage. Our girls couldn't get enough from Oscar (the dog) who loved to stay with us in the cottage. We did some exploring and built waterfalls right on the grounds. Hugh was also very helpful in providing information and supplying us with wood for the fireplace.

Jenna User Profile
April 2017
Fabulous: A cosy and comfortable cottage, equipped with all the mod cons for a pleasant stay. The grounds and the surrounding area are beautiful, and Hugh was a great host. Oscar the dog was a big hit, too!! Really good value and highly recommended.

Sara User Profile
April 2017
Great value, comfy, well-equipped home on a beautiful quiet hill farm. can't wait to go back.

Aidan User Profile
April 2017
We had a fantastic week at Gilfach farm. Such a great location for exploring the Brecon Beacons, and plenty to do for us and the kids - canoing, climbing mountains, rowing and some pub lunches out. Hugh's labrador was such a charmer, and nosed his way into the cottage most evenings to join us for games or films, and the kids loved him. At some times of the year the track leading to the cottage might be a bit hair-raising, but my Skoda Octavia managed it fine, so i doubt many cars would struggle. We'd definitely go back if we could, more mountains to conquer!

Joshua User Profile
April 2017
Such a calm and relaxing place, would recommend anyone to stay here. Hugh was very kind and accommodating.

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Brecon, United Kingdom · Joined in August 2015
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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