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Maes Y Berllan Barn

(Ref. 1086140)

Gilwern, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (8)
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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely delighted with this holiday cottage."

    We had such a lovely peaceful time. The amenities were great, particularly for our mum who has disabilities following her stroke. We'd 100% recommend your cottage to out families and friends (in fact already have). Couldn't have asked for a better week away. It was lovely to get to meet you and learn a bit of the background of the cottage. Also, we really appreciated your help getting our car started on the day we left.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2024

  • "My colleagues stayed three times at the farm in the last few weeks and enjoyed it everytime."

    The hosts are very welcoming. Would definitely stay again if we're in the area

    Thank you so much for your review. Trying to explain about our quaint, not perfect, but full of character and in a beautiful valley barn - there are no words But we love it and are so glad you appreciated it and looked after it for us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2024

  • "Great sized property and loved that it had 10 single beds."

    Hand wash smelt amazing. No instruction on how to use the central heating. The kitchen was a bit tight.

    Thank you for your review A comfy bed is always important. You had the added choice of singles or super kings The radiators are on all winter, this year has been very different weather wise and trying to set the temperature to everyone’s liking is not always easy, especially when it takes the underfloor heating 24 hours to catch up- I will update the handbook. The hand wash Sandalwood and black pepper!! is a new one we love it, it is also kind to your skin and can be used as a shampoo! I did try the hand and body lotion, but not enough was used. What on earth were you trying to do in the kitchen!! There is a huge table in the dining area, or an even bigger one outside to sit around ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’ We have lots of family get togethers at the barn- inside but especially outside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eman4.7May 2024

  • "We had a lovely three night break."

    The farmhouse is spacious and ideal for a family gathering.The garden is large and the children had plenty of space to play in a safe envionment.Abergavenny is only a short drive away and we enjoyed a visit to Talybont and the cabal and also Talybont reservoir.The owners were very helpful.

    Thank you for your lovely review, and looking after our barn My in-laws who live in the bungalow, have lived in the area all their lives and are full of brilliant local information. You sound like you used the barn to explore the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic sociable space for eating and relaxing."

    Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Wonderfully warm with underfloor heating downstairs which was really welcome after a rainy walk. Great access to Crickhowell, Abergavenny and the hills all around. The owners were very helpful and happy to make all the beds into singles for our group of nine friends. Very pretty garden and space for outside eating. The only things to improve: the downstairs shower didn't drain very quickly so water collected. Others said that hot water ran out quite quickly too. But we had a great stay and would definitely recommend the barn.

    Reviewed by Kyla4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely and warm when we arrived ."

    The downstairs toilet you had to pump 3 times to get it to flush. The main oven took a while to get it to work as no instructions left out we finally found them in the cupboard with the bins. The floor was dirty and crisps toys and other rubbish under the chairs quite visible . The main table was dirty as well as the mats some of them needed to be binned. The windows were full of handmarks.The beds were very comfortable but when we removed the pillowcase some of the pillows were badly stained and in need of a wash .

    Wow what can i say! We are delighted the barn was warm, the beds were comfortable and the cooker eventually worked. It is a shame when the agents phoned you on Saturday morning that you did not mention the crumbs and food debris on the floor, or the toilet it has been looked at several times, we had been told visitors were a little heavy handed , the plumber has been phoned and we are awaiting a spare part. Your list of queries, re our holiday home The pillows are on order some new eco ones to replace the unwashable feather ones, they do have a clean protector on as do the beds. The mats I am sad you do not like them, a local lady made them. The crumbs I have sent your review to the cleaning team, the toys we are still searching for and have and asked the cleaning team to clarify,. Is is hard not to touch the clock or buttons on oven, whilst cleaning although they will switch off on plug for safety, which is why i think the timer appears, I will add a note to the list of housekeeping re cooker. The windows are cleaned once a month, but it has been weather dependent and we have had a lot of rain, why do people big and small have to kiss windows We hope you eventually find your perfect holiday home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Des3.1Feb 2024

  • "Very nice and comfortable stay."

    Everything was as described. No complaints at all. Feb 2024. Anish

    Reviewed by Anish5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable home in rural location."

    We stayed here over the Christmas week and it was very nice that the owner organised both a Christmas tree and decorations. We were impressed with nearby Abergavenny which is a country town that has retained lots of its character and has a good range of shops and restaurants. Excellent location for walking the surrounding region. We hope to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had the most magical week at the barn, everything was there that we needed, it was very relaxing and the views were exquisite."

    If you want peace and quiet it’s the place to be, wish there were more footpaths nearby.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7May 2023

  • "A great place to accommodate a large group."

    Wish we were able to stay longer so that we could make the most of the beautiful outside area with bbq. Peaceful place and loads of birdsong. The shower in the en suite could certainly do with an upgrade, but aside from that minor point, our group really loved it

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "We had a really great time in this spacious, spotless and comfortable house."

    The beds were extremely comfortable, the sofas perfect to relax on in front of the TV after a long day walking in the beautiful surroundings and the kitchen was well stocked with appropriate levels of crockery and cooking utensils. The TV reception was a tad intermittent probably due to the surrounding mountains but we managed to deal with it. All in all a great place to stay and we will definitely be returning. Our only suggestion is that the house folder of information was a bit sparse on appliances and how they worked but otherwise perfect

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Mar 2023

  • "This beautiful house was perfect for our winter family get together."

    The whole house was spacious and comfortable especially the beds and the house was lovely and warm. The kitchen was very well equipped. The children loved seeing the horses in the neighbouring barn and fields.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jan 2023

  • "The house is kept to a very high standard, it was clean and tidy throughout."

    The bedrooms are very comfortable and there is easily space for eight adults plus small children. The kitchen is well stocked and the large oven and fridge are great when catering for large groups. We found everything we needed for our Christmas holiday and felt very welcome.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Barn was perfect for our family gathering , warm plenty of space and well equipped."

    The log burner was an extra bonus , which created a lovely atmosphere in the property.

    Reviewed by Marcelle5.0Dec 2022

  • "I have spoken directly with the owner already and we had a fabulous time."

    Great property and location. Just perfect for our annual reunion!

    Reviewed by Lysa5.0Nov 2022

  • "Brilliant place very comfortable, lots of space inside and everything you need lovely big garden and gorgeous views and lots of lovely walks , we would definitely go back."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place, could do with more cupboard space for food storage."

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    warm and good facilities provided. Plenty of room for large group. Large garden and close to village for essential needs. Loads of places nearby to walk or visit Loved the Dragon!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2022

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  • Four bedrooms
  • All beds made up as Super King beds unless single beds are requested at time of booking
  • 1 x Ground floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), next to ground-floor wet room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 1 x Super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 1 x Family room with super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), single day bed, en-suite cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 1 x Family room with super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) and single
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner, Living/dining room with wood burning stove, Utility.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Rangemaster with electric oven and hob, grill, 60/40 fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, stairgate and cot available on request
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn, furniture and barbecue (not guaranteed 100% dog proof) and lockable bike storage
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (additional charge applies)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: There is ground level step-free access available via patio doors on request for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Two optional sofa beds are available
  • Note: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Note: Pets are not allowed upstairs or on soft furnishings
  • Note: There are farmyard animals in the immediate vicinity, please ensure dogs are kept on a lead
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.7 miles

The property

Tucked away in Gilwern, Abergavenny, is this superb four-bedroom, 17th-century barn conversion, Maes Y Berllan Barn.

Enjoying a fantastic location surrounded by the Black Mountains and within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park), as well as an interior filled with original features including exposed beams and vaulted ceilings, Maes Y Berllan Barn is a wonderful, family-friendly dwelling sleeping ten, plus their two canine companions, who are looking to escape to this beautiful region.

Step into the spacious and well-equipped kitchen/diner, where you can look forward to rustling up delicious feasts for your loved ones, with the help of the Rangemaster with electric oven and hob, microwave, 60/40 fridge/freezer, as well as a handy dishwasher and washing machine for keeping your space tidy.

Serve up a flavourful meal at the dining table for ten in the living/dining room, or if the weather is nice, why not fire up the barbecue in the large, enclosed garden and dine alfresco?

As the evening cools, retreat to the sitting room, where you can relax on the variety of plush sofas, two of which are sofa beds for accommodating four additional guests, whilst enjoying a family movie night courtesy of the Smart TV, as the wood burning stove crackles nearby.

A tumble dryer can be found in the laundry/drying room for your convenience.

Completing the ground floor is a super-king-size bedroom with zip/link beds, served by a wet room shower with disabled access, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will find a gallery with two armchairs, a perfect spot for escaping with a good book.

On this floor you will discover three additional bedrooms, a super-king-size with en-suite shower room, a super-king-size with single, and a super-king-size with single day bed, all the bedrooms have zip/linked beds ensuring ample sleeping arrangements for all parties.

Explore your local surroundings where you will find two welcoming pubs nearby, The Beaufort and The Corn Exchange, both offering tasty menus and local ales, perfect for when you fancy a night off from the kitchen!

Your excellent location within the National Park means you have easy access to a wealth of excellent walking and cycling trails, as well as bird watching and even trout and salmon fishing in the River Usk.

Be sure to hike up the Sugarloaf, one of the highest peaks in the Black Mountains, which offers incomparable views at its top or down into the Usk Valley.

Take the short drive over to Abergavenny, where you can explore the historic delights of its museum in the ruins of the town's former magnificent castle.

Immerse yourself in local life, where you can peruse the many indoor and outdoor markets, picnic in the idyllic Bailey Park or Linda Vista Gardens or test out your clubs at the excellent Monmouthshire Golf Club.

Blaenavon is a well-worth a visit for its world famous Big Pit National Coal Museum and The Pontypool and Blaenavon Heritage Railway, whilst the imposing castle ruins and breath-taking scenery awaits you in Crickhowell.

A family-friendly getaway with something for everyone, choose Maes Y Berllan Barn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Crickhowell 3 miles; Abergavenny 4 miles; Monmouth 20 miles.

Situated amidst the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park), the picturesque village of Gilwern offers visitors many amenities, including traditional pubs, shops and a great fish and chip shop. The National Park covers approximately 520 sq miles, and the whole area around Gilwern is surrounded by stunning countryside, and offers excellent walking, cycling and bird watching, as well as great salmon and trout fishing on the river Usk. The medieval market town of Abergavenny, the "Gateway to Wales", is nestled between the 'seven hills' and has something for everyone, with its many indoor and outdoor markets, magnificent castle and museums. The splendid mountain known as Sugarloaf offers fantastic walks for all abilities, as well as its own vineyard, while just a few miles away, the beautiful town of Crickhowell is a must for all visitors. With its fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery this really is a great place at any time of year.

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