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Old Rectory Barn

Abergavenny(5mls), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 3
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  •  A spacious barn set in five acres above the village of Maesygwartha within the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Flexible living space with countryside views that’s perfect for families and mixed groups of friends sleeping 8-10
  • A great base for exploring the outdoors, with a lovely garden for meals alfresco
Property code: 90003

This large cottage enjoys a peaceful location set deep in the Clydach Gorge, within 1 mile of the village of Gilwern, well served with pubs, shops, and a picturesque canal. Set on the edge of the Blaenavon World Heritage site, you can enjoy country walks from your doorstep. Visit the vibrant market town of Crickhowell (4.5 miles) full of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, and cafes. Or you can head into Abergavenny (4 miles), known for its annual food festival, farmers’ markets, and Norman castle. Other attractions in the area include Blaenavon Iron Works (7 miles), The Big Pit National Coal Museum (7 miles), the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre (22 miles), horse riding, mountain biking, climbing, and kayaking on the Usk and Wye.

Set in five acres within the southeast corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the barn has wonderful views of the countryside from all of the rooms. The accommodation is spacious and finished to a high standard, offering flexible living space. The wide entrance hall is perfect for leaving behind muddy boots and coats, and there is a cloakroom with WC. The ground floor offers guests the choice of three generously sized bedrooms. The first is a spacious twin room with ample space to move around, with an en-suite wet room with shower and WC. Two further bedrooms enjoy a terrace with table and chairs - a double room with en-suite shower and WC, and a twin room with en-suite shower and WC. There is also a day-room on the ground floor with comfortable seating and TV, with double doors opening onto the gardens creating the perfect space for lazy afternoons. There’s a good selection of board games to keep all amused. A well-equipped kitchen sits to the rear of this room, offering everything you may need for entertaining, as well as a utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, and an additional freezer. The first floor offers a spacious open-plan living area with exposed beams and large windows enjoying natural light and countryside views. The lounge area has comfortable sofas, armchairs, and a TV with DVD. The dining area has a generously sized table suitable for eight, and the well-equipped kitchen has everything you may need for preparing meals. There is also a large bedroom with double bed an the possibility of two additional beds for children to create a family room and an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Outside, guests can enjoy the lovely grounds, with a patio area with table and chairs and gas BBQ. Steps lead to a mature garden with comfortable lounge furniture and an outdoor open fire where you keep warm while gazing at the dark skies and views onto the Blorenge and Sugar Loaf mountains.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 large double (with 2 beds suitable for children available on request), and 2 twins
  • 4 bathrooms – 1 en-suite wet room with shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite showers and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Ground-floor kitchen – electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, and dishwasher
  • First-floor kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Utility - washing machine and additional freezer
  • SMART TV with free view and DVD in both lounges
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Open aspect gardens with patio area featuring table and chairs, gas BBQ, lounge furniture, and outdoor open fire
  • Private parking
  • Storage for bikes
  • Pubs and shops 1 mile
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Ceri Gittoes

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane, 29th March 2024

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Great accommodation

Reviewed by Paul, 10th November 2023

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Really great family house. Plenty of room for all ages and dogs. Excellent location for walks, access to a great pub and surrounding countryside.

Reviewed by Mark, 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Keith, 17th August 2023

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Old Rectory Barn is a gorgeous property and Hilary and Graham are wonderful hosts who are there if you need them. It was perfect for our 3 generation family visiting the area with 2 cars and lots of comings and goings. Everyone had a fantastic time. Thank you.

Reviewed by Daina, 21st July 2023

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Cottage owner Hilary very helpful and friendly. The cottage was comfortable and clean and had everything we needed for our week away, including use of the adjoining locked shed to store our bicycles. The area around the cottage was lovely, with footpaths close by and quiet roads for cycling and excellent canoeing on the Wye from Symonds Yat.

Reviewed by JOYCE, 14th July 2023

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Very pleasant cottage, we had 8 family members and all enjoyed it very much. The location was lovely and close to many places to walk and sightsee.

Reviewed by Sharon, 9th June 2023

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The cottage is in a great location, not far off the main road but hidden away to be peaceful. The owners were very welcoming and we felt settled as soon as we put our bags down in our room. Lots of good information about the cottage and the local area, which to people that are new to the area is very helpful. The layout/configuration is fantastic fRead moreor a group or for families with grandparents as you can be together, but also have your own space. Absolutely stunning and we hope to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Allison, 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Jacqui, 31st March 2023

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We loved it here. The barn was warm, well equipped, and comfortable, and we felt very welcome. Being located right next to fields with livestock, we needed to keep a very close eye on the dogs, but we didnt mind (we loved watching the lambs!). With three households sharing, the layout was, for us, excellent; the two living areas meant we could findRead more space to escape if we needed to, or come together to eat or relax. Altogether excellent! Hide

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