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Riverside Barn

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


(35 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Riverside Barn is very comfortable with everything you can possibly need. We will be back!

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2022

  • "Had a lovely week , plenty of leaflets and information on where to visit, not ..."

    Had a lovely week , plenty of leaflets and information on where to visit, not enough information on recycling etc , also it said riverside but you couldn’t get to river at all , very quiet surroundings

    Reviewed by GlynisMay 2022

  • "Our stay at Riverside Barn was perfect."

    The additions of the Christmas decorations and a tree made it even more special. The barn was very cosy and warm and had everything we needed for our weekend away. The owners were very helpful and on hand if we needed anything but equally respected our privacy too. We'll hopefully be back next year!

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2021

  • "This was a very clean, comfortable and generally well equipped cottage."

    It is well sited close to the Brecon Beacons and is easily accessible. The owner was helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "When listing appliances available it would be helpful to mention a hairdryer."

    I asked the owner when contacting him about keys, etc.

    Reviewed by AlistairOct 2021

  • "Comfortable spacious accommodation."

    Quiet location with easy access to the surrounding area. A written information pack about the property and local amenities would have been useful.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "My wife and I both thought that the property was all we expected, great location excellent accommodation, quiet and peaceful The owners were really nice and very helpful and the standard of facilities in the property was second to none."

    We will definately be booking this property again

    Reviewed by AllenSep 2021

  • "We had an amazing time and the host was so nice and welcoming!"

    The beds were very comfortable and the house was very clean. Would recommend and definitely re visit.

    Reviewed by JacobAug 2021

  • "Riverside Barn was a lovely clean, comfortable and well equipped holiday home, perfect for the four of us!"

    Simon, the owner was friendly, helpful and a great source of information - he gave us tips and ideas for days out which made our holiday extra special. We enjoyed lots of walks in the local area and further afield - there was certainly plenty to do and we didn't want to leave and go home!

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful part of Wales."

    Thanks to Simon who was very helpful. Just a quick note - The directions are out of date as the road from the A40 is now closed, so we needed to access the cottage via the Heads of the Valleys road, through Gilwern village.

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the area."

    Clean, comfortable and the owner next door for any issues or advice. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "We loved the area and Riverside Barn gave us a great base to explore from, as well as being a welcoming place to return to after a day out."

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2021

  • "Shops 20 min walk not as stated 5min same for buses"

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Beautiful, quiet location with ample, easy parking."

    Friendly and helpful hosts. Walking distance of village facilities and canal walks. Short drive to major facilities in Abergavenny. High quality interior fittings and furniture in solid oak. Single bathroom OK for 4 but additional shower would help for 6 person letting. Similarly a dishwasher would help for 6 persons.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week at Riverside Barn."

    The accommodation had everything we could possibly need and more!! The rooms are spacious, light and airy and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. There is also a lovely garden to enjoy and the owner is welcoming and helpful. Riverside Barn is ideally located with plenty of nearby hills for keen walkers to tackle and the lovely canal towpath for a more leisurely stroll. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2020

  • "Just fab. Great location, beautiful barn, wonderful host, very happy."

    Situated just north of Abergavenny, this barn is fantastic. Spacious lounge combined with kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and a games room. The host is fab, and it's wonderful to go for walks around the farm and down to the river. There are so many places to visit nearby. we had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2020

  • "Simon was delightful, helping us find lots of interesting things to do in the area."

    There is so much to do especially if you enjoy being outside - beautiful part of Wales and well worth a visit. Cottage is really well equipt especially if you have children, loads of books and lovely games to play. Very warm and quiet - perfect. We will definately return - thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by StellaOct 2019

  • "Perfect place for a family holiday - all ages catered for, and we were made to feel very welcome."

    The accommodation is fitted to a very high standard, and the setting is beautiful.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was perfect for our needs with lots of space, good facilities and brilliant outdoor space for the kids to run about."

    Lots in the area to do with kids.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2019

  • "It’s a must!"

    What a beautiful cottage/barn you relax from the second you walk in. Everything is finished to the highest standard and there is everything you need (and more) at hand. Simon the owner was there to greet us when we arrived and talked us through a few things and to gave me his number if we needed anything, the farmhouse in just across courtyard but we never saw them after that. There is a lovely games room if you have children although my son and husband liked the air hockey. 3 lovely sized bedrooms, one with a stable barn door which added to the feel. Outside the back door there is a lovely sitting area where you can have a coffee or just relax looking out over the large beautiful tended garden. There is also a summer house for use with bbqs and swinging hammock etc with a large table and chairs for dining al fresco. A little walk up the lane takes you to the toll path inn which sits alongside the canal where we sat watching the barges come and go. One mile in the opposite direction is. ‘The Bell’ where we had a wonderful meal. Definitely one to try, we will be back.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings, lovely home from home and such welcoming people."

    .....this place is a must!

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2019

  • "Incredibly warm and friendly hosts and a beautiful cottage and location."

    Absolutely loved it. Thank you SO much for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by DeborahJan 2019

  • "The cottage is very good and comfortable."

    Only slight problem is the access roads very narrow but if used to driving on narrow roads then no problem. Very peaceful but need to mention the freezer is outside and shared.

    Reviewed by LionelSep 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage - much more spacious than it looks on the pictures."

    Lovely location - we walked into Abergavenny which was a little bit of road walking followed by miles of amazing scenery along the river. Only things I would say can be improved with the cottage- needs a dishwasher!! Softer pillows would be nice, and more kitchen provisions (there was no bottle opener, foil, very few knives etc) and toilet roll! All small things and was still amazing would definitely return.

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2018

  • "Fantastic well equipped and furnished cottage very comfortable beds and hosts ..."

    Fantastic well equipped and furnished cottage very comfortable beds and hosts that go the extra mile great games for the kids of all ages

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2018

  • "The cottage was great, it was nice and clean, only downside was the low ceiling in the bathroom which ment I could not shower standing upright but that is the only downside of this cottage."

    Reviewed by RoyJul 2018

  • "A very comfortable well equipped and well maintained barn conversion in a convenient location with spacious grounds."

    good local pub and shop nearby. Very easy access to Abergavenny, Crickhowell and the Brecon Beacons National Park, River Usk, Brecon - Monmouth Canal,also the excellent Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr and the homely and excellent cafe in the Market Cafe in Abergavenny. Ideal for walking , sightseeing or just pottering about

    Reviewed by RalphMar 2018

  • "Your use of homeaway lead generator/SEO was extremely detrimental to the booking experience."

    I was livid to learn that they had charged me £30 purely for the lead generation and not made the booking as expected, causing me to have to repeat the whole process with less time to spare and causing more stress. If I had more time to spare prior to the holiday I would have walked away and Sykes would have lost the booking, all good will and any future bookings. Only my time constraint caused me to call and the helpful staff working on Sunday turned it around enough to retain the booking. You are doing yourself a great disservice with your business relationship with Homeaway. I can't recommend strongly enough that you end it and just do a bit of SEO work on your own behalf. Without Homeaway I should still have found the property via the Sykes website as it fit my criteria and there aren't that many which did. As it was, the booking process generated a lot of unnecessary stress and left a bad tase in the mouth.

    Reviewed by richardNov 2017

  • "Owners very accomodating, very helpful, couldn't have been nicer."

    the actual cottage was exceptional! Clean, tidy, plenty of storage and everything you would need. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2017

  • "The cottage was modern and comfortable and the location was ideal, with high-quality equipment, furnishings and bedding."

    There was plenty of space inside and out for us to relax in. We arrived to find flowers, milk and Welsh cakes waiting for us. The owner was helpful when we needed an extension lead and suggested places to eat locally. Along with the beautiful weather, all of this contributed to a relaxing holiday. Thank you!

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2017

  • "This accommodation was absolute beautiful and the pictures on the site didn't do it justice."

    Beautiful surrounding, helpful owner. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by StaceyMar 2017

  • "This is a beautiful barn conversion in a stunning area of Wales, the standard of the barn is top notch and cannot fault this place."

    Me and my family had a wonderful week here and would very much like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by JackieFeb 2017

  • "70th birthday gift for my mother,she was delighted"

    Reviewed by GwenNov 2016

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    Perfect for our family with its beautiful outside space, great games room, flexible bedroom spaces, and spacious, well equipped and beautifully presented living area!

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2016

  • "Lovely"

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2016

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  • 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 inc. in rent
  • Towels available on request
  • 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
  • Please note: bookings must be from Friday to Friday or Friday to Monday only
  • Please note: neighbouring property Longside available to book from Saturdays (906403)

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...

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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
Please note: bookings must be from Friday to Friday or Friday to Monday only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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