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Riverside Barn

Gilwern near Crickhowell and Abergavenny, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 905876)

  • Riverside Barn - (Ref. 905876)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Gill K
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    “Weekend away - family and friends”

    We arrived on Friday afternoon, previously given full information on how to find the farm and enter the barn. All good. The setting for the barn is idyllic, very close to the main farmhouse and with beautiful trees and fields to the rear of the barn. ...

    We arrived on Friday afternoon, previously given full information on how to find the farm and enter the barn. All good. The setting for the barn is idyllic, very close to the main farmhouse and with beautiful trees and fields to the rear of the barn. The barn itself is openplan, kitchen lounge and dining room all in one high vaulted room. I believe it was the dairy. Everything is furnished and accessorised to a high standard. There are 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a small games room downstairs. Upstairs via quite a steep staircase is a huge room with twin beds. All very comfortable. Simon, our host came to check we were all settled in, and then kindly found us a bigger pan from the house to cook our chilli for dinner. He also showed us a summer house by the patio with extra fridge and freezer space. Gilwern is between Crick Howell and Abergavenny and we visited both towns during our stay. lovely independent shops. These are NOT complaints but just points to note. One bedroon has only a stable door with a window. this has no curtain. Dawn was early in June and the light flooded the bedroom. I used an eyemask the second night - all good. Sitting outside for most of our meals and chatting we got bitten by little flies. It happens, its the countryside! But have some repellent if it bothers you. To make this place perfection, another toilet would have been useful and with 5 of us it needed planning to shower and get out in the morning. the barn has only 1 bathroom. We are all thinking of returning to this lovely place.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Set in a village location in the Brecon Beacons National Park, within large grounds, with an electric-gated entrance leading to two cottages and the owners’ home, this delightful Gilwern cottage is an extremely well presented holiday base.

Step into the spacious open plan living space with high apex beams and patio doors to the garden, and you will be delighted with your choice.

This room really is a superb place to gather together and cook, eat and relax before and after your varied days out in this beautifully scenic area.

Two double bedrooms, the family bathroom and a small games room complete the ground floor accommodation at this Gilwern cottage.

Then, head up the oak stairs straight into a large bedroom tucked in the eaves offering flexible sleeping arrangements, this is ideal as a hideaway for a couple or for the children to enjoy peaceful time together.

The owners, who live in the main house next to this Gilwern cottage, enjoy the outdoors and have provided a large paddock area with football goals for the young at heart to expend some energy with a game of football, cricket or rounders maybe.

Others, however, may prefer to simply sit and watch, soaking up the scenic backdrop of fields and hills.

Days out walking and cycling on countryside lanes, up the Sugarloaf Mountain, into the Brecon Beacons or along the canal will be an absolute delight during your stay at this Gilwern cottage.

Play a round of golf, or travel a bit further to explore ancient castles, old mine museums and much more.

Visit the nearby market town of Abergavenny to sample local produce all year round, and especially when one of its food festivals are running.

A perfect Gilwern cottage in this breathtaking National Park where a holiday will be long remembered by all.


Three bedrooms: 2 x ground floor double, 1 x eaves twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Small games room with pool table.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Shared use of large lawned garden with patio and furniture, shared paddock with football goals
  • Free use of fishing river 300 yards away (please bring own equipment and fishing licence)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Owners can store frozen foods in their freezer on request
  • Note: Due to the nearby fishing river, ensure children are supervised at all times when outside
  • Note: Max 6 people including infants

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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.

Note: Max 6 people including infants

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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