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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect!"

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing stay, cottage is beautiful inside and out."

    Nothing at all to fault, we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage, clean, lots of room, quiet."

    Great place to stay while exploring Wye Valley & Bannau Brycheiniog. 10 minutes walk to village pubs. Friendly hosts. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property, well maintained Loved the peace and tranquility."

    Reviewed by Vince5.0Jun 2023

  • "Longside is a comfortable place to stay with good facilities."

    It was in a great position for the places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay at Longside."

    We were their visiting family in Talybont. The barn was extremely clean and very comfortable. We would be happy to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very good short holiday in this house."

    We would now prefer that leave it at that and stop bothering us further. We object to this sort of interogation.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic property, had everything that we needed."

    There are lots of lovely walks literally straight from the property and the pub and shop are only 10 mins walk away. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need for a stay."

    Very friendly, welcoming and helpful owners. Good location also. Thanks for the lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Nov 2022

  • "We returned to Longside this year after having a wonderful stay there last year."

    We love the peaceful location and the beautiful grounds around Longside, we will return again. Simon was very friendly and helpful with suggestions of places to visit. Longside is very well equipped with every thing you would possibly need. The garden was a super relaxing place to relax in the sunshine. Excellant place to stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great property really quiet location Would very much have appreciated a folder of information about the property, fair we were told everything on arrival but it is difficult to retain all that information after a long drive."

    Otherwise lovely property lovely area

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Sep 2022

  • "Longside Barn gave us just what we wanted."

    It was ideally located to enjoy a beautiful piece of Wales, as well as a very relaxing place to stay.

    Reviewed by Antony4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely setting; very comfortable; friendly welcome; certainly to be recommended!"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "The host Simon was extremely helpful and always willing to help ."

    The property was of a high standard and in a lovely quite location. The only slight improvement could be a dressing table and chair/stool in the bedrooms with a mirror . Would return again if we visit that part of the world which Iam sure we will !

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    In peaceful surroundings yet not too far from a shop / pub, the owner welcomed us on arrival and made a few good suggestions of things to do in the area. Highly recommend a visit to Blaenavon and the Coal Mining Museum.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property, very comfortable."

    . would thoroughly recommend. Would have liked to have had a visitors book so we could read other people’s recommendation of places to go & eat etc. ( we had a fantastic meal at The Vine Tree after trying 2other places that were fully booked, fortunate for us as it happened)

    Reviewed by Janet M5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was brilliant, really comfortable, spacious, clean and well equipped."

    We came as a couple but it would also be a great space for the family. The owner was really helpful and friendly. Perfect location as well. We'd stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic property with everything you could possibly want and all very high standard."

    The owner was on hand when needed and very helpful . Would 100% recommend it.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a lovely property, I wish I could live there ."

    Its in the perfect position for accessing everything in the brecons. I would recommend sleeping on the mezzanine if I had known I would have asked for the king size put up there, all the rooms are lovely but that area is fabulous. The proprietor can't do enough for you, I would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Arlene4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Longside, the Barn Conversion was clean, modern and very comfortable."

    The grounds are so spacious and the countryside views are amazing to us town dwellers. It was so quiet and peaceful and to sit in the garden was a joy. The owner had provided footballs and nets for those who wanted to use them as well as plenty of other games. We were left fresh milk, Welsh cakes and flowers. A short walk or drive down the narrow lane from the property led you to the centre of Gilwern with good pubs and local stores. We walked up to the top of Sugarloaf after parking in the National Trust car park. This area of Wales is a favorite for us and we will return to Longside I'm sure.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wow! What a gorgeous location."

    The view from the front window is beautiful, and the outdoor space is fantastic. We had great fun making the most of the gardens & football nets. The pictures don’t do it justice! The property was immaculate, & the owner Simon was friendly & helpful. We were even greeted with flowers, milk & Welsh cakes, which was a nice touch. A fantastic place to stay to explore South Wales!

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage in a beautiful location."

    Perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jul 2021

  • "A perfect holiday retreat - comfortable, quiet, spacious cottage, conveniently located for hiking activities (Sugar Loaf) and visiting pretty town of Crickhowell."

    The pictures don't do it justice - there is a lovely view from the sitting room to the nearby mountain range. The only improvement we can think of would be... a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Maciej4.7Jun 2021

  • "This is a fantastic holiday cottage; it was spotlessly clean, well equiped and in a great location."

    Simon, the owner was really friendly and helpful and everything was ready for us on our arrival. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "The listing of this property does not do it justice."

    A stunning location with great facilities and wonderful host. The property and grounds are perfect for a family with children older than toddlers (only based on location of single beds). The host was wonderful and was around to help if needed and facilitated you enjoying your holiday to its full potential. We shall definitely be returning. A wonderful holiday had by all!!!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Apr 2021

  • "Simon met us on arrival, and showed us the property which was spotlessly clean."

    It is in an excellent location for exploring the Brecon Beacons. It is on a secure site in a quite location with shops and pubs within walking distance. We would revisit.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Oct 2020

  • "Back home after a fantastic week at long side barn, beautiful accommodation combined with Fabulous September weather, very lucky."

    This property is furnished to a high standard, very comfortable and highly recommended. The owners Simon and Alison are perfect hosts, very friendly and most helpful. Everything was Exactly as the photos on the booking couldn’t fault this property at all would definitely re book in the near future.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely relaxing time in a property that felt safe in this time of Covid."

    The host Simon was very helpful during the week and was especially able to all us about local walks which we very much enjoyed, particularly on the mountains in this beautiful place. We are so pleased that Wales is now open for business.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great place to stay."

    Owner on site and could not have been more helpful Really close to Brecon Beacons so ideal for walks Good quality accommodation- All you need for a good stay and plenty of space Great parking and security

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2019

  • "We loved the cottage however there was no Visitors Information when we arrived and as the owner was away for a couple of days we had to work a few things out for ourselves such as where the nearest shop was , how to walk to the village , where to put the rubbish etc ."

    While we were there my elderly mother managed to fall out of the car and while she was fine to know where the nearest A and E dept was would have been useful .

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Longside."

    The accommodation is the best we have stayed in. Very high spec and very well equipped. The surroundings are lovely especially with overlooking Sugar Loaf mountain which we climbed! The owners were very nice and helpful. The only thing I would say is that it would benefit from having a dishwasher as with having 5 people staying it mounted up quite quickly. Really good holiday. We will be returning at some point.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2019

  • "An ideal location to tour South Wales."

    The property was in very good order and the owner was most helpful when we arrived. Despite the weather we had an enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2019

  • "A clean, comfortable cottage, giving easy access to the lovely surrounding countryside."

    The owner, Steve, knows the area well and gave us good advice about local facilities.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "We would stay again at Longside if\when we are in the area ."

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Mar 2019

  • "A most enjoyable holiday."

    The accommodation was very clean and tidy,in a very good location if you enjoy walking& cycling as we do.We strongly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2019

  • "Super friendly host, kind, considerate and a fantastic barn in a perfect location"

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2018

  • "The owner was very helpful and friendly."

    Great place to go walking. The cottage was really well-equipped and may be the cleanest place we've ever stayed in: an absolute gem!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Nov 2018

  • "Simon the owner was very helpful and available if we needed anything very enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very useful location for us with access to biking and walking from the cottage or a short drive away."

    Plenty to see and do in the area and local eating out facilities very good. Home from home facilities at the cottage and a very pleasant and successful week's stay. Thanks.

    Reviewed by April5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic warm welcome from Simon showing us around the beautiful cottage."

    Comfy beds and fab kitchen with useful shoe/coat storage area. Our children loved playing football in the garden and exploring the farmland. Fantastic location for exploring the Brecon Beacons. Would recommend Big Pit coal mine (free entry) and Sgwd-yr-Eira Waterfall where you can walk behind the actual falls....simply amazing! A brilliant holiday, loved by us all, we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2018

  • "Friendly hosts, comfortable beds, easy parking, everything worked fine."

    A great location for exploring around Abergavenny and into the Brecon Beacons.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2018

  • "I was attracted by the mezzanine, not that I knew what it meant until I got there!"

    When I saw the picture of the open plan upstairs, I knew my kids would love it and I wasn't wrong. Everything was as described and more. The blurb failed to mention the great owner Simon who is at hand to help with whatever is needed and fully accommodating. My children were allowed to make use of the bikes (as long as they wore the helmets!) and toy tractor and enjoyed the beautiful grounds. The view of Sugar Loaf mountain was beautiful - what a change from where we come from. We look forward to visiting again - thank you Simon!

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage is very clean and furnished beautifully!"

    Simon was exceedingly kind and helpful during our stay!

    Reviewed by Monica M5.0Jul 2018

  • "We were made to feel welcome by our host and he was available to help with any enquiries or requests."

    We were greeted with Welsh Cakes, a pint of milk and flowers which was a very homely touch which put a smile on our faces. We thoroughly enjoyed the Gilwern area and surrounds and would highly recommend this property for anyone visiting beautiful Wales.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2018

  • "Absolutely loved staying here, felt like home."

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very relaxing cottage."

    It had everything we needed. We look forward to booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2018

  • "Flowers on the table, Welsh cakes and milk in the fridge to welcome us."

    A lovely, well equipped and beautifully furnished cottage. Set in a splendid location at the foot of the Brecon Beacons but with easy access to good roads this cottage would suit keen walkers or those just wanting to sit back and relax. The only minus point is that the wifi is very poor; not necessarily a bad thing for those wanting to get away from it all. ***Owners Response*** Thank you for bringing this to our attention, I can bow confirm that the WiFi issue has since been addressed

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Mar 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine with 2 x single bed (can be super king-size double on request), 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawn area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Maximum occupancy of 5 people including infants
  • Please note: neighbouring property Riverside Barn available to book from Fridays (905876)

The property

A wonderfully presented cottage, situated in the village of Gilwern; a picturesque location with much to keep guests occupied all-year-round.

Ideal for a small family to visit, or a romantic getaway for two, this retreat is a modern holiday escape with a twist of character.

Patio doors open to a kitchen/diner, where you will feel right at home amongst the country-style décor, complete with a charming table, slate floors and lovely oak units.

The comfortable sitting room is perfect for reading a book of your choice, as you unwind in the peace and quiet.

On a nice afternoon, why not take in the the views and enjoy a refreshing drink in the sun.

Also joining the accommodation is the family bathroom.

A double and single bedroom compliment the property, styled with traditional furnishings promising a peaceful night's sleep.

The mezzanine area provides two single beds which can be a super king-size double on request.

The village of Gilwern offers visitors many amenities, including traditional pubs, and shops.

The Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons) and the whole area around Gilwern is surrounded by stunning countryside, and offers excellent walking, cycling and bird watching.

The medieval market town of Abergavenny, the "Gateway to Wales", is nestled close by, between the 'seven hills' and has something for everyone.

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About the location


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

Situated amidst the 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.