|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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The Old Barn stands on its own at the end of the yard. It is a traditional Monmouthshire stone agricultural building, with arrow-slit windows, and triangular owl holes. Inside the barn is a stylish mix of contemporary designer furniture and lighting alongside traditional oak beams and antiques. In the living room a woodburner gives a cosy feel on chillier evenings, and there is wi-fi, radio, CD and DVD players, games and lots of books. The kitchen is superbly equipped with range cooker, large fridge freezer and dishwasher; washing machine in utility.
All the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, and have Sugar Loaf views. A double on the ground floor has its own entrance from the courtyard and ensuite wet-room. The two upstairs rooms share a bathroom with roll-top bath. Folding oak doors lead from the living room to the sunny south-facing courtyard (perfect for alfresco breakfasts) and the north patio for long summer evenings drinking in the breathtaking views of Sugar Loaf.
Porth-y-Parc is a 35-acre organic smallholding in the heart of the Black Mountains, within the Brecon Beacons National Park. It combines seclusion with convenience, halfway up Sugar Loaf mountain yet with easy access to Abergavenny and all the sights of the area. A footpath runs through the yard, leading up Sugar Loaf and into the Black Mountains.
The Old Barn stands on its own at the end of the yard looking up the mountain. The White House is at the entrance to the farm facing down the valley towards the town.
Inside, The Old Barn is a stylish mix of old and new with contemporary designer furniture and lighting alongside traditional oak beams and antiques, while The White House is sleek and modern with white walls, Welsh slate floors and retro mid-twentieth century furniture. Both kitchens are very well equipped, reflecting our love of good food and cooking - eggs from our hens and a homemade cake are part of the package, and home-reared lamb is available on request. Both properties have underfloor heating powered by air source heat pumps, and woodburners in the living rooms - wood is included.
All the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, with natural feather and down duvets and pillows and 100% cotton bed linen and towels. There is ample space in both houses for keeping all your outdoor gear, and outside are totally private sunny seating areas for relaxing and drinking in the views. All in all The Old Barn and The White House are spacious, stylish, comfortable and environmentally-friendly holiday homes from which to explore the glorious sights and scenery of the Brecon Beacons and South Wales.
Larger groups might want to book both properties for a special celebration or shared holiday. The extending dining table in the barn seats 12 comfortably, and there is ample cutlery, crockery, seating etc. A glorious spot for a memorable occasion!
8/8/2012. It has been lovely to look out on Sugarloaf throughout the week. The barn is so comfortable and original, a great place to relax, read, cook, hang out...
29/8/2012. So many places to visit within easy reach. Thank you very much for the cake - much appreciated at the top of Pen-y-Fan!
November 2012 We have fallen in love with the house, the decor, the views and the whole sustainability ethos
February 2013 The kind of place you want to tell everyone about but no-one to know about!
April 2013 A warm and cosy cottage, restored to an incredible standard. Didn't feel like a rental property at all . We had such a warm welcome from the owners who couldn't have been more helpful - fresh eggs and a homebaked cake to arrive to. A surprising amount of things to do with the kids including climbing, riding, the Big Pit etc. We loved this place!
Booking by e-mail or telephone; deposit on booking; balance on arrival
Changeover days / times flexible
Notes on prices:
Reductions offered for couples or smaller groups using just the main part of The Old Barn or the ground floor of The White House. Contact us for details.
An excellent place to stay, peaceful yet within easy reach of local amenities and attractions.
The barn is equipped to a very high standard.