Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Well-equipped kitchen
Time for breakfast
Gather round
Relax in the lounge
Ground floor twin bedroom
Stylish shower room
Interesting features throughout
Lovely double bedroom
Beautifully designed
Unwind in a bubble bath
From the en-suite to the double bedroom
Enclosed garden
The local residents
View towards the barn from the garden
View towards the barn from the garden
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4 / 16  Gather round
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6 / 16  Ground floor twin bedroom
7 / 16  Stylish shower room
8 / 16  Interesting features throughout
9 / 16  Lovely double bedroom
10 / 16  Beautifully designed
11 / 16  Unwind in a bubble bath
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13 / 16  Enclosed garden
14 / 16  The local residents
15 / 16  View towards the barn from the garden
16 / 16  View towards the barn from the garden

Merlin View,

Longtown (2 mls), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious barn conversion with stone floors, beams and enclosed garden
  • On a working farm with walks from the doorstep up to Merlin’s Hill and beyond
  • Discover Herefordshire’s events, culture, historic towns, monuments, castles and museums
  • Great location for walking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing and wildlife watching
  • Explore rolling countryside and the majestic Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Hay-on-Wye, Abergavenny, Crickhowell and Hereford all within 12 miles
Property code: 53558

Spacious barn conversion, on working cattle and sheep farm, with enclosed garden and open views across surrounding countryside. Close to the villages of Rowlstone and Longtown in pretty Herefordshire.

Pop to the local farm shop, Longtown’s famous village shop and enjoy the culinary delights in nearby Dulas, the village pubs or follow the Great Cider Route to sample the taste of Herefordshire. The area is steeped in history and perfect to explore ancient monuments, castles and museums such as Longtown’s 12th century Norman and Cistercian Abbey. Head to Llanthony Priory in the beautiful Llanthony Valley, The Old House and the Cider Museum at Hereford or to the historic town of Hay-on-Wye, a famous literary haven, with numerous independent second hand book shops, art galleries and gift stores. Activities on offer in the area, Crickhowell, Brecon and Hereford include walking, cycling, rock climbing, canoeing, archery, gorge walking and many more.

The property located near the owners home is approached up a tree lined farm lane to this semi-detached barn, beautifully renovated in 2017. As soon as you open the front door the double height room with solid oak beams and stone floors welcomes you. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner has all the thoughtful little extras for your holiday. Relax in the lounge area with TV/DVD and pebble effect electric fire, maybe select a good book or play a board game. If you decide to eat in, the well-equipped kitchen has all the equipment you need alongside the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. In the dining area gather round the table for a hearty breakfast and talk about the days’ activities ahead. After a full day out, relax in the bath and retire to the lovely bedrooms. On the first floor, you will find one stylish double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath and WC and on the ground floor, a spacious twin bedroom alongside the shower room with shower and WC. Your first visit will not be your last.

Heading outside, immediately opposite the front door is an enclosed garden with table, chairs and charcoal BBQ. Its elevated position commands stunning views over the farmland, hills, fields and beyond, perfect for bird watching and to see the farm cattle and sheep grazing. There is private off-road parking for two cars at the property.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD and CD player in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
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Reviewed by Steven, 25th July 2018

Excellent property, very rural so slow internet speed is to be expected.

Reviewed by Kevin, 8th June 2018

Lovely location and beautifully clean and well equipped barn, the conversion has been really well done. Lovely fresh flowers and essentials provided upon arrival. Lovely family owners who live on site.

Reviewed by David, 1st June 2018

Merlin View is set among the rolling hills near the Welsh border & is the perfect setting for a quiet break. The Brecon Beacons are only 10 minutes drive away. It says it's the road to Hay-on-Wye ... but avoid it if you're in a hurry: it's a scenic drive along very narrow windy country roads. Amy & Andrew have made a little gem out of their barn coRead morenversion, and they're very welcoming hosts. As it's set on a 140 acre farm (300 sheep & some cattle) it's rural ... a 4x4 would be best to get there. Hide

Reviewed by Rhona, 18th May 2018

The cottage is in a idyllic location, and very peaceful - perfect for a relaxing vacation. The stairs to both upper and lower bedrooms were fairly steep and not the best for elderly guests. Water was lukewarm at best for baths/showers. Local shops in both Ewyas Harold and Longtown are well stocked for all requirements. Plenty to see in surrounding Read morearea, Abergavenny, Brecon, Hay on Wye, Monmouth are certainly worth a visit, as is Gwatkins Cider. Hide

Reviewed by Ela, 4th May 2018

The owners made us feel very welcome. The cottage is remote along a narrow country lane but the instructions were adequate to get there. However, there was a better but a longer route which we preferred once we drove around the surrounding area. Beautiful setting and magnificent views and very relaxing week away from the city!

Reviewed by Cavan, 13th April 2018

The actual cottage is superb with every amenity anyone could wish for. We visited many towns around and since being here many years ago in the 1980's were shocked to see how they had developed and the car's on the road featured prevalently and everywhere parking was charged for. The roads in England are atrocious with large potholes everywhere for Read morewhich there cannot be any excuses. I would be ashamed to be a minister for transport in England but we live in France where the roads are 100%. Hide

Reviewed by Wayne, 16th February 2018

Great property in a lovely location, very modern facilities although still has character. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Catriona, 9th February 2018

Cosy, well-appointed cottage. Lots of thoughtful touches for kids: cot, high chair, toys, books, DVDs. Lots to do nearby: castles, steam trains, walking in the Beacons. Lovely holiday.

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Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Well-equipped kitchen
Time for breakfast
Gather round
Relax in the lounge
Ground floor twin bedroom
Stylish shower room
Interesting features throughout
Lovely double bedroom
Beautifully designed
Unwind in a bubble bath
Show 4 moreFrom the en-suite to the double bedroom


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