- Porth-y-Parc in its glorious setting
- The Old Barn, Porth-y-Parc
- The Old Barn, Porth-y-Parc - view of Sugar Loaf
- living room, The Old Barn, Porth-y-Parc
- The White House, Porth-y-Parc -what a view
- living room, The White House, Porth-y-Parc
The Old Barn stands on its own at the end of the yard of our 35 acre smallholding in the Brecon Beacons National Park, surrounded by fields and woodland, yet only ten minutes' drive down the hill to Abergavenny. Sleeps 6
We have lovingly restored the barn as a stylish and comfortable holiday home using traditional Welsh slate, oak, lime and eco-friendly materials. There is fabulous walking from the doorstep, and outdoor activities such as cycling, riding, kayaking and wild swimming are available locally. The Old Barn is also an ideal base for events such as the Hay Festival (June) and Abergavenny Food Festival (September).
Inside the barn is a stylish mix of old and new, with contemporary designer furniture and lighting alongside traditional oak beams and antiques. The kitchen is superbly equipped – a homemade cake and eggs from our free range hens are part of the package, and home-reared lamb is usually available. In the living room a woodburner gives a cosy feel on those chillier evenings, and there is wifi, a CD player with i-pod dock, a DVD player, board games and loads of books. The utility room has ample space for keeping all your outdoor gear.
All three bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Upstairs the bright, sunny West Bedroom has a kingsize bed, and the cosy East Bedroom has two 3'6" singles. They share a family bathroom. The "Bat Room" (with bat loft above), has an ensuite wetroom, and is on ground level with its own entrance off the courtyard. Towels and linen are included, all 100% cotton (cot available on request). Each bedroom also boasts its own Sugar Loaf view.
Outside are two sunny seating areas for relaxing and drinking in the views. A barbecue is provided.
There are three houses on the smallholding: the sixteenth century farmhouse where we live, The Old Barn, and The White House, also available for holidays. Each property is entirely private, although larger groups (up to 12) may like to book The Old Barn and The White House together.
reductions offered for couples using just one bedroom - please enquire