Beautiful barn conversion set in an elavated position in the countryside
Stunning rural views
Lovely interiors throughout
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Sycamore Barn,

Crickhowell (1m SW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 16th Century stone barn enjoying a hillside setting
  • Views across to the Sugar Loaf Mountain and Black Mountains
  • Secluded and peaceful garden with mowed lawn space
  • Just 2km from the lovely market town of Crickhowell
  • A haven for enthusiastic walkers and cyclists with direct access to the countryside
  • National dark sky site with house telescope provided
  • Featured property on BBC's 'Gone Fishing' (S2, E1)
Property code: 42920

Perched on Llangattock Hillside with magnificent views across to the Sugar Loaf and Black Mountains National Park, this cosy retreat has been immaculately converted from an old stone barn into a beautiful holiday home in the hills.

The Llangattock Hillside offers acres of common land on your doorstep, as well as some of Europe's most interesting and challenging cave networks for the little more adventurous. Just perfect for walkers and cyclists with a host of walking and cycling trails throughout the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. Also an International Dark Sky Reserve so why not discover the wonders of the celestial sky. And for lazy days away from the mountains why not explore the picturesque town of Crickhowell for the morning newspaper and local bakery. For a traditional family day trip there are many attractions to include: The Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon Iron Works and Abergavenny Castle and museum.

The building is perfectly situated, with a garden that is private and enjoys a vista encompassing over 200 square kilometres of the national park, over the beautiful Usk valley to the Black Mountains and beyond. The large glass doors and spiral staircase will again surprise you on entering a traditional barn, the open-plan lounge area with comfortable sofas finished thoughtfully with colourful cushions and throws providing the perfect background for a cosy night in with a good movie, with space for dining for a hearty supper after a day’s exploring the National Park. Taking a step or two down to a traditional kitchen that provides a great space for the cook amongst you.  Well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a shower room just off the kitchen. Climb the spiral staircase to the first floor where you will find a twin room with en-suite bathroom. A further climb to the second floor where you will find an inviting king-size bedroom within the eaves enjoying stunning views from the skylights.

Step outside into the hillside, the gardens are open aspect with a generous stone patio from which you can enjoy the views, with heavy oak garden furniture and BBQ. When the sun goes down you can stretch the evening out around the fire pit, the only sounds being the crackle of the fire and the calling of lambs in the fields in the springtime. There is also a huge area of open access behind the barn which has opportunities for caving, cycling and horse riding, as well as much to interest the amateur naturalist.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

SLEEPS: There are two bedrooms accessed via a spiral staircase; one with twin beds and one with a king size bed. Ben linen is provided for your stay.

RELAXING: Electric and central heating, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a record player, books, games and DVD's are all included for your stay.

COOKING & DINING: There is an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

BATHING: There is one shower room and one en-suite bathroom. Towels are provided for your stay.

OUTSIDE:The outside space boasts a charming enclosed garden with garden furniture , fire wok and BBQ for use during your stay. There is also unsecured bicycle storage available.

PETS: One dog is welcome at this property, dog charges apply.

ACCESS: The barn is approached via a single track road, there is off-road parking for two cars on the gravel driveway.

Mikaela Davies

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Mikaela.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Louise, 6th March 2020

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Had a wonderful time at Sycamore Barn! Spacious yet very cosy, well equipped kitchen and spectacular views from all angles. We had great fun with the telescope on a clear night in what we found out was a dark sky reserve area! And some very friendly sheep coming to visit us from next door's field! Thanks to Bob and Paul for giving us the idea to stRead moreay here (Gone Fishing!) Would love to buy (if you ever decide to sell?!?) Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Jan, 25th October 2019

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We had torrential rain for the first 36 hours, with thick cloud, so no views, we still loved it, so warm and cosy, then the clouds lifted to stunning vistas and we walked into Crickhowell for lunch and later were up on the escarpment with the ravens and buzzards. Great location, very friendly locals, abundant wildlife, lovely, well-equipped cottageRead more, we'll return. Hide

Reviewed by MICHAEL, 20th September 2019

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Beautiful cottage in excellent location. Ideal to explore surrounding area. Be aware of steep,narrow drive up to cottage. Lovely walks on your doorstep, especially along nearby canal. Excellent telescope in property to view clear,dark sky. Nearby pubs , Vine Tree & Dragon, excellent food & dog friendly. Recommend.

Reviewed by Lauren, 6th September 2019

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Amazing location. Stunning views. Very peaceful, special feel to the Barn. Only downside for us, was having a small dog & toddler which was fine in the barn- but we were not safely able to go walking from the barn with the pram, as the surounding lanes are narrow, singletrack lanes, so we drove everywhere- which was fine for us. There's a fantasticRead more heating system and a well equiped kitchen, with thoughtful supplies on arrival too, thank you for the biscuits! The baby loved them! Hide

Reviewed by Kate, 1st September 2019

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Reviewed by Samantha, 2nd August 2019

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Amazing location, views and everything about the place we loved. Challenging walk to and from the barn from crickhowell but definitely worth it and the children did it without much complaint. Will be certainly visiting again.

Reviewed by Joanne, 26th July 2019

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We loved the cottage in such a lovely location, with comfy bed and fire pit with stunning views. We appreciated the little thoughtful touches on arrival like fresh milk, flowers from the garden, tea, biscuits and bottles of cold water. It's a very special place and well worth the journey up the steep narrow lane. We had a fantastic time with the doRead moreg and enjoyed all the great walks the area has to offer. We'd definitely love to come back! Thanks Hide

Reviewed by Hans Juerg, 19th July 2019

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Reviewed by Helen, 12th July 2019

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lovely cottage beautifully modernised , up a very steep single track road . wonderful views and had all the amenities we needed

Reviewed by Steven, 21st June 2019

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Great quiet location. Cottage has been set up with great attention to detail. Ideal as a central point to explore Brecon Beacons.

Reviewed by Sonja, 18th June 2019

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Reviewed by Margaret, 10th June 2019

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A pleasant cottage set in beautiful countryside. The spiral staircase is an interesting feature.

Reviewed by Tim, 3rd May 2019

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Superb quiet/private location up a steepish hill with seriously good views. It's approx half hour walk from Crickhowell village but using the picturesque canal towpath it is very pleasant. Very nice village with all you could need there. A great part of the country for lovers of the countryside.

Reviewed by Valerie, 23rd March 2019

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Reviewed by Emily, 17th February 2019

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I could not recommend this cottage enough, the location is idyllic, the cottage itself is so quirky and beautiful, the drive up through the little lanes makes you feel a million miles away but in reality a 5 min drive from the beautiful town of Crickhowell, Horse/Pony trekking on your doorstep, lots of sheep in neighboring fields, perfect for the dRead moreog, so many nice walks, me, my husband, two boys and the dog were very sad to leave!! If your ever selling the property please let us know!!!! Hide

Reviewed by Lucy, 1st October 2018

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Absolutely lovely property. Let us know, if you are ever selling! Walking distance from Crickhowell, but far enough away to feel really deep in the countryside. Close to the riding stables and a challenging hill walk, and perfect base camp for all the beacons. So much to do, so bring two cars! The cottage has everything. even a record player and teRead morelescope! We would like to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Sarran, 24th August 2018

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Absolutely fabulous cottage. Beautiful setting. Home from home. My children and the dog didnt want to leave. Definitely recommend a stay here.

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Lovely interiors throughout
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