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The Barn

Abergavenny, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 974126)


(48 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "The Barn was absolutely fabulous."

    Such a peaceful holiday but the owners were always on hand if we wanted anything. We were very relaxed within the first hour of being there. Our two Jack Russells Gypsy and Molly thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the secure garden. The views were unbelievable!

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2022

  • "We really loved staying here Our hosts were welcoming friendly and helpful We found the accommodation very spacious adequate and central for our walking."

    Highly recommend this lovely quiet place

    Reviewed by YvonneApr 2022

  • "Very spacious and very well equipped."

    Excellent location, we spent a week here and every day we were very happy. The host was very accommodating and made us all feel welcome. We brought our cat with us as we often do and the host was made us all feel very welcome. The washing machine was very useful and two toilets was a very nice surprise. The double bed was a little on the soft side, so if you like that then you will be extremely happy, we would have preferred firmer beds/matress.

    Reviewed by NicholasApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spacious, clean, quiet."

    Great location for mountain walks, garden was secure for the dog, handy for places to visit, would definitely revisit. Thanks.

    Reviewed by NickApr 2022

  • "This was our second visit to The Barn and we enjoyed another comfortable holiday here."

    Our dog also enjoyed her holiday and seemed happy in the garden watching the sheep. The owner is very friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2022

  • "The Barn is an extremely spacious and private accommodation surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    It has everything you need for a peaceful getaway in beautiful Brecons. The owners next door were friendly and approachable, on hand if you needed them but also gave you privacy to enjoy your holiday. Our labrador was safe exploring the enclosed garden (normally barking at the sheep!) It would be great to visit again in the warmer months so we can explore the footpaths to the rambling walks because we had to navigate the busy A40 at the end of the property entrance to go anywhere off site on foot or to get to places by car. A beautiful part of the world!

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2021

  • "Excellent communication with the owners, clear instructions etc."

    Property in a good location, quiet countryside but near enough to main roads, shops restaurants etc. The Barn is larger than the pictures show and we were pleased to have the extra downstairs toilet and utility room. The well fenced garden gave us peace of mind whilst our little Westie was in it. Although it was not the weather to sit out we imagine it would be lovely in summer. The addition of a dishwasher and a larger dining table would make the property even better. We are used to very firm mattresses and pillows so it was disappointing to find the beds very soft-but don't take this as a problem as its surely down to one's preferences. Parking is right outside the front terrace. Owners discrete but available if needed. We enjoyed a lovely break at this property and would most certainly book again.

    Reviewed by GwynethDec 2021

  • "Comfortable and warm."

    An ideal property to take a dog, the enclosed garden was really helpful. Well situated to enjoy lots of different walks a short drive away. We were disappointed that the main footpath from the property was so overgrown that it was not useable as we were hoping to be able to walk from the property which was not possible. We would book to stay again.

    Reviewed by GillianDec 2021

  • "Great property in splendid picturesque location"

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2021

  • "Nice clean, good place to stay, would say again."

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Barn for a week and wished we had booked longer."

    The Barn is very spacious and in a beautiful location, with shops close by and lots of lovely walks. All amenities catered for. The owner was friendly and welcoming and was at hand if needed, whilst giving us space to enjoy our stay. Would highly recommend and stay there again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation and in a wonderful location."

    Views are also wonderful from every window. No complaints at all. Thank you Mrs Burt for a great stay. We hope to visit again Chris Marion Robert Duncan and Hattie

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "This barn desperately needs new beds sad to say."

    Numerous people have mentioned it over the last few years but still no change. The double is very soft with no support and the singles you can feel the springs on them and are extremely soft with a collapsing feel . I had backache all week normally no trouble with it. The owners are welcoming, but no welcome pack as in other places we've been, just a small amount of tea coffee and sugar. There's plenty of room to park, but the entrance needs a sign on the track. I know the area well, but we still shot past it, as its opposite the powys sign from Aber, or the yellow 40 sign from Crick. It is the same as the pictures open plan loads of room. They have 4 welcoming dogs and several cats. The back strip of grass on the secured patio is steep to get to and was not big enough for my 2 cavs to have a gallop. I know there was no dish washer, but there was no washing up liquid provided, a good job I took some with me, yet washing powder was provided for the washing machine.

    Reviewed by JennySep 2021

  • "We have now stayed at the barn for the third time in less than 12 months."

    This is fast becoming a family favourite ! It is a peaceful setting with lovely views plus a highly convenient location for getting to Crickhowell and Abergavenny. The friendly and helpful owners live in the next door farmhouse.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2021

  • "The Barn was very comfortable and homely."

    It worked very well for our family and dog. The small enclosed garden was perfect for letting the dog out first thing while you are still in your pyjamas. The surrounding views of the hills and fields were lovely. We had most of our meals out in Crickhowell which is a gorgeous spot with really good independent local shops for food and gifts. We had excellent meals in The Bear and also The Dragon which were both dog friendly. The Barn is very well placed to explore the area. Sugarloaf mountain is beautiful and close by. We also drove for days out hiking at Pen y Fan, Cribbyn and the Four Waterfalls. Fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by AlistairJul 2021

  • "Entrance not easy to find ."

    Superb location for Brecon Beacons , Sugar loaf , Abergavenny for shops lovely countryside

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2021

  • "Lovely location and views."

    Would get 5* from us if there was a better double mattress ...

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2021

  • "A most enjoyable stay at the Barn."

    Well located and comfortable, we loved being right in the middle of a working farm, waking up to the sound of sheep almost directly outside the back door.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2020

  • "Locks on the toilet doors would be an improvement."

    Excellent area to holiday in

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2020

  • "The Barn was set in a very pleasant situation,with horses and sheep all around,the garden was fenced in allowing are dog to enjoy the peace and quiet as we sat enjoying a drink and taking in the view of the hills and woodland."

    The accommodation was clean,well thought out,with every little thing you would need for your holiday,Laura was available to rectify any problem(we didn't have any)and very friendly. There was plenty of eating places and shopping was easy,especially with Morrisons super market nearby. We have recommended this pleasant accommodation to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "Beautiful accommodation with wonderfully friendly hosts."

    Great location with plenty to do around you and great facilities within the barn. Would highly recommend for a family getaway. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DanielleAug 2020

  • "A lovely, spacious barn conversation with everything you need."

    Very comfy and warm for cold evenings/nights. The Host was very friendly and welcoming. The holiday cottage was in an ideal situation for travelling to towns around mid Wales - Abergavenny, Breacon, Hay, etc. We were lucky with the weather as well - only rained on one afternoon!

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation and location."

    Great for the dogs and good time was had by all.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2020

  • "Very enjoyable time at The Barn which was in a good position for getting to shops and exploring the local area."

    Very secure fencing which was perfect for our dog. The one thing that was missing was a welcome pack which we have always had in a cottage before.

    Reviewed by BFeb 2020

  • "An excellent Cottage for people who want to walk"

    Reviewed by PhilipJan 2020

  • "The Barn is a home from home much thought has been given by the owners to ensuring everything you need is provided ."

    There are lovely walks nearby our dog enjoyed the holiday as much as we did. Shopping can be found in Abergavenny which is only 5 to 10 minutes away by car. On a clear night one can enjoy stargazing.

    Reviewed by DerekJan 2020

  • "The Barn is in a lovely spot and is very quiet."

    Easy stroll to a good pub. It was nice to wake up and see sheep and ponies grazing in the neighbouring fields. It is centrally placed for lots of walks in the Black mountains and the market town of Abergavenny is just a couple of miles away.

    Reviewed by ValerieJan 2020

  • "Quiet and peaceful location, the barn is very spacious with good facilities to easily accommodate four people."

    easy access to Abergavenny and the Black Mountains.

    Reviewed by RogerDec 2019

  • "We very much enjoyed beautiful views up the hill in back and across the valley in front through large windows."

    Lounge was very roomy and comfortable. Our visit was in the end of October, but the cottage was warm and cosy. We also appreciated the utility/mudroom for cleaning our dog up after walks. The farm the cottage is on is clean and tidy (didn't see piles of rubbish lying around). There is a public footpath leading up into the hills. The owner is friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Directions: We rang the owner and got very good directions. Found the cottage on the first try.

    Reviewed by SylviaOct 2019

  • "Really spacious place to stay , very convenient position , very dog friendly and we would go again."

    Reviewed by LindsayOct 2019

  • "The directions to get to The Barn are poorly explained."

    We had to go onto GoogleEarth to locate the very small entrance which has no sign directing you off the A40. Wendy had provided everything you need for a very enjoyable stay including a massive collection of DVD

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Fabulous location for us."

    Well resourced. Good facilities and everything you could need to make our stay comfy and enjoyable. Friendly and helpful. (Tricky to find as postcode vague. Maybe suggest explaining driveway is opposite big council road sign/label? ) Thank you Sharon

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2019

  • "Had a really good time ."

    A couple of minor issues bed mattress too soft so aggravated an ongoing back issue . I think the track to the cottage needs a sign post as would be very difficult to locate in the dark . Otherwise the cottage was really nice

    Reviewed by JeremyAug 2019

  • "The location was excellent and the cottage very spacious."

    Wendy was very helpful. The enclosed garden was very good for our dog, this meant we could have the french windows open in the hot weather. We think a visitors book would be helpful, as it usually gives a good indication of restaurants that people have found to be good and attractions in the locality. Overall a very nice cottage.

    Reviewed by JeffJul 2019

  • "The Barn was more than expected apart from the garden."

    Smaller than expected and fence not high enough for greyhound dogs as they could have jumped the fence no problem. But that's not taking anything away from the facilities of the Barn itself, which was top class

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2019

  • "The location was good within easy reach of Crick Howell and Abergavenny."

    The site was very pleasant and quiet with ample parking and lovely views of the surrounding hills.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Barn."

    Loved the property and the surrounding area. The owners were lovely and very helpful. Great for the dog. The only minor issue was the mattress on the double bed is past its best. Otherwise would definitely recommend and book again.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2019

  • "Good property with more than adequate rooms."

    Road entrance requires attentive driving. Only improvement that we would have liked to see would have been a small fence across the front of the property to be able to sit out in the afternoon sun but still retains privacy . Would definitely use again and recommend

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2019

  • "This property is located in a great place to explore the south of Wales."

    Also about 30 minutes from Bike Park Wales. Property was spacious and had all the facilities needed for a family holiday with a dog. Would definitely return there.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday, accommodation very clean and spacious, great location for a ..."

    Fantastic holiday, accommodation very clean and spacious, great location for a quiet break , made all the better by the glorious weather

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2019

  • "Beautiful barn well worth the visit"

    Reviewed by AlanJan 2019

  • "Fantastic area to stay - lovely accommodation, look forward to staying another time."

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2018

  • "The accommodation and location was idyllic at the foot of the Brecon Beacons on a small working farm the reason for the stay ,I've recently become a widow and bought a Cockerpoo puppy for a companion and after searching the internet for dog Friendly accommodation I came across the Barn Cottage it seemed perfect so myself and my 89year old mum and her dog had a very relaxing week ,and the owner's kindly let us use an empty field so the dogs had the time of their lives ."

    Thankyou Helpful Holidays.

    Reviewed by FayeSep 2018

  • "We were really very pleased with the cottage, there are only two things that would improve another stay at the cottage which would be new mattress on the Beds they were not comfortable more so if you have a bad Back as I have."

    Also finding the property was very difficult there needs to be something at the end of the drive (the road end) as you can go passed it and not see the entrance..!! as we did three times, we had to ask at the garage up the road and with there help found the drive.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage but there are a lot of farm cats, something to watch if your dog doesn't like cats."

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "The owner and family were lovely, happy to stop and chat, let our daughter meet their new foal and their kittens!"

    The place itself was spot on for us, plenty of space for 3 people and 2 dogs (collie and spaniel) to relax after long walks. Looking to rebook when we can!

    Reviewed by TimAug 2018

  • "We were disappointed regarding the outdoor space ..."

    We were disappointed regarding the outdoor space the fron is colourful but faces the parking area not a good view the rear space has very poor space as grass bank steep there is limited seating only the table and chairs so no comfortable space to sit out directions to property very difficult and driveway needs a signpost as hard to spot even when we knew where to look

    Reviewed by MadeleineJul 2018

  • "A lovely barn with lovely owners Nothing too much trouble for them We will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, all new mattresses fitted in October 2021
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, Sky, Nintendo Wii, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with slightly elevated patio
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome - dogs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Two steps to access the property entrance
  • Please note: The neighbouring farm does house dogs, horses, sheep and other livestock
  • Note: No fireworks are to be used on premises due to neighbouring working farm

The property

This characterful cottage is located near the town of Abergavenny, with views across to the Blorenge Mountain and a direct footpath from the rear, bringing you up onto Sugar Loaf.

Situated on the owner’s grounds with a neighbouring working farm and an enclosed garden, The Barn is a wonderful place to stay whatever the time of year.

Upon entering, you will discover the open-plan living area; one side houses a lounge with a leather sofa and a collection of arm chairs, sitting adjacent to an electric fire.

To the other side of the room, a dining table is set up for four people, somewhere comfortable for the family to gather after an adventure filled afternoon.

With the addition of Sky TV, and a Nintendo Wii, you will be kept occupied for hours.

Upstairs in the cottage, there are two bedrooms; a charming twin room, and a double bed, which looks out over rural views, a natural backdrop to wake up to.

Start your mornings by getting ready in the lovely bathroom, then wander down to the kitchen, for those delicious refreshments or a warm cup of tea.

Large windows accompany the ground floor, so you can be at one with the location, wherever you choose to go about your day - even better, a large 'barn door' gives access to the rear garden which benefits from a patio and seating area.

A prime local area for walking and close to a pub.

Nestling between the seven mountains, with the River Usk flowing through the centre, Abergavenny boasts a castle with its own museum, churches, an indoor market hall, good shops and a multitude of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as hosting the annual food festival, as well as taking a visit to the book town of Hay on Wye.

Beautiful walks through the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk, or along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal are close by, with Crickhowell, not forgetting the breath-taking Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

A getaway not to be missed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Monmouth 18 miles.

The picturesque market town of Abergavenny, the Gateway to Wales, nestles between the seven mountains which surround it, with the River Usk flowing through it, so there are beautiful views in every direction. The town boasts a castle with its own museum, churches, an indoor market hall, good shops and a multitude of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. Beautiful walks through the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk, or along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal are close by or explore the breathtaking Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. With abbeys, castles, mining museums and a Roman amphitheatre and baths at nearby Caerleon, there is something different to discover every day of your holiday.

The property only accepts dogs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas