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Cwm Steps Barn

Longtown (2.4 MLs NW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Quirky
Off the beaten track
Rustic
Eco Friendly
Honeymoon Hideaways
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A traditional barn conversion set deep in the Olchon Valley within a working farm
  • A great base for walkers with access onto Black Hill, The Cat's Back, and Hatterrall Ridge
  • Explore the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 88510

Located in a quiet valley high in the Black Mountains, this traditional barn conversion makes an ideal base for couples wanting to enjoy the outdoors and explore the Brecon Beacons.

The Olchon Valley is situated on the Herefordshire/Welsh border within the Black Mountains on the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s an area of special scientific interest, with a profusion of birds, plants, and animals, some rare, along with no light pollution – it is a great place for stargazing. Here, you can leave the car behind and head into the Black Mountains, climb onto the Hatterrall Ridge to join the Offa’s Dyke Path where you can walk out to Hay Bluff and Twmpa, or enjoy the ruins of Llanthony Priory. There is also canoeing, pony trekking, and climbing available within the park. For a more cultured day out, you can visit one of the many market towns including Hay-on-Wye (12.5 miles), Abergavenny (13 miles), and Crickhowell (21 miles).

Set deep in a valley across acres of farmland, here you can step back in time and relax within the grounds of a working livestock farm. This traditional barn situated within the heart of the farmyard offers spacious accommodation with many original features. Step inside and leave your boots within the utility area, you will find a Belfast sink which is great for rinsing muddy boots along with a WC. From here you will step into the lounge/dining area, a charming space with low ceilings, exposed beams, and stone walls. There is a deep windowsill perfect for a lazy afternoon with a good book, comfortable seating, a wood-burning stove, and a TV. For dining a generous table that will easily seat 4 guests. There is a well-equipped kitchen with an electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge with an ice compartment. From the lounge, there are a couple of steps up to a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed. There is an en-suite shower room with a shower and WC.

Outside guests can make the most of the enclosed gardens to the front and rear of the barn. There is space for dining with a table and chairs, along with a dedicated area to cook on the BBQ. There is off-road parking for two cars and storage for bikes.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size
  • 1 shower room - shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge with ice compartment
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (unlimited logs included)
  • TV in lounge (with access to Netflix and various sites via roku stick)
  • Now has Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with table and chairs and BBQ area
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Storage for bikes
  • Pubs and shops 2.5 miles
  • 1 Dog permitted
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sophie Clark

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Sophie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Aleksandra, 23rd December 2023

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We've stayed at the cottage during Christmas and it is much bigger than on the pictures.Very clean, very warm , very good size for the cottage for 2 people , 2 big sofas great fireplace and what's important unlimited wood.The owners very friendly and helpful and gave us the privacy we absolutely loved it. Beautiful black hills few minutes drive froRead morem the cottage and about 1 hour to Pen Y Fan which was absolutely breathtaking We would highly recommend it to everyone Hide

Reviewed by Spencer, 29th September 2023

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Richard & Sara could not have been more welcoming, telling us to feel free to explore the farm and their land. It was lovely to see the farm animals, which wonder around freely. The barn is well located, with some great walks with fantastic views. We also ventured across the boarder to Wales, visiting Abergavenny, Hay on Wye, Crickhowell & TalgarthRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Mike, 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Vivien, 1st September 2023

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Richard and Sara were really helpful and friendly and provided a lovely welcome pack. A comfortable cottage in a beautiful, remote location with glorious views across the valley from the enclosed garden, also furnished with seating and a BBQ. A really peaceful spot, yet also handy for visiting local towns like Hay-on Wye, Abergavenny and Ludlow or Read moreother attractions like the Brecon Beacons or the Elan Valley. Hide

Reviewed by Lea, 21st August 2023

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Beautiful cottage, amazing space, brilliant hosts. We completely relaxed on our holiday, amazing down time. We loved hearing the sounds of the farm and animals and visiting different surrounding places. Thank you for letting us see the animals and the chance to feed them if we wanted. We will return, thank you for having us

Reviewed by Katie, 18th August 2023

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We loved our stay! Sara and Richard were really welcoming hosts. The cottage had everything we could have needed and we were provided with a lovely welcome package which included some biscuits for our dog. We were lucky enough to meet the farm animals and loved feeding the goats! We look forward to returning.

Reviewed by Alex, 28th July 2023

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The cottage was wonderful, homely and cosy. The inside of the property is lovely, beams and stone work really set it off and the decoration is totally in keeping. We loved seeing all the animals and Richard and Sara could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Would thoroughly recommend. :)

Reviewed by Alan, 23rd July 2023

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The barn was great vey well outfitted very clean with good equipment for cooking etc. Superb views with some great walks to be had, my dog enjoyed the fresh air and walks. Richard and Sara where great hosts, very nice and helpful.

Reviewed by Andy, 16th June 2023

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Spent 3 lovely nights in the very well finished barn conversion, views across the hills while having a glass of wine in one of 2 secure gardens were welcome after drive, furnished and equipped with all you need. Being surrounded by animals was a treat the goats and cows roamed in fields on way down drive. My wife enjoyed watching the little piglet Read morerun around and tease the other animals. Sara and Richard are great host and welcomed us on arrival, even dog treats left out for our Frenchie Hide

Reviewed by Meg, 9th April 2023

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We had a lovely break at this cottage which is really comfortable and well-equipped. We appreciated the very generous welcome pack - especially the Easter eggs. Richard and Sara were so friendly and helpful. It was great to see the farm animals and one of the highlights of the week was bottle feeding lambs and baby goats! The location is very good Read morefor walking and visiting places like Abergavenny, Haye-on-Wye and Brecon. Thanks for a lovely holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Judith, 18th November 2022

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This cottage is on a working farm. Animals roam free which we loved, there can be the sheep or goat walking past your window. Sara and Richard are lovely very helpful. The cottage had some lovely touches flowers, fruit, tea coffee sugar really nice. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable the bed was really comfy. We had a lovely time very chiRead morelled there is very little Wi-Fi at phone signal which added to the peace and quiet for us. Hide

Reviewed by Neil, 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Collin, 27th August 2022

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We loved our stay! We were very kindly welcomed by Richard. He also showed us the farm with the sheep, cows and goats. He has transformed the barn into a cottage himself; a job well done! The cottage offers everything you need to relax, from a very well-equipped kitchen, a luxurious bathroom to a nicely decorated living room. In the garden, you canRead more sit and enjoy the tranquility and the view over the hills. Every now and then the owner's sheepdog comes to visit you. A very sweet Border Collie. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 14th August 2022

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For those who want to disconnect from the world, this is an idyllic spot on a working farm. The cottage is specs to a very high standard and provided a haven of rest for myself and my wife. We love animals and enjoyed spending time being visited by goats, cows and dogs. This was exactly what we needed tucked away from the world and yet within easy Read morereach of Hay On Wye and Abergavenny. The village store in Longtown provided all our immediate needs and several unexpected luxuries. Hide

Reviewed by Roger, 8th July 2022

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We had a very restful and relaxing week at The Steps Barn, a very recent and comfortable barn conversion. The owners, Sara and Richard are friendly and helpful. The property is on a rural working farm, in every sense of the word, so expect to see sheep, goats and the owners border collie dogs on your doorstep at any time of the day. We found the anRead moreimals to be very endearing! There are lovely views across the fields and farmland from the 2 enclosed gardens. A good base to visit local attractions Hide

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1/3 Deposit

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