Two barn conversion near Brecon, Powys, Wales, UK - Panoramic Views, Peaceful Location, Space And Comfort.
Set in the most glorious countryside, surrounded by rolling fields, woodland and 180 acres of farmland with grazing cattle, red kites soaring overhead and a wealth of interesting trees, flora and fauna. Beautifully converted to an exceptionally high standard from the original 17th Century barns, the two barns have a contemporary, yet comfortable and homely feel. The craftsmen builders have retained the original oak beams, and some of the stonework. The owners are very happy to help guests make the most of their stay and have plenty of local information and recommended places to visit in the area. A paradise for walkers, photographers and explorers of all the area has to offer, plenty to experience, whether it is riding, cycling, climbing, dining, water sports or just chilling to recharge your batteries we can provide it.
Details for holiday barn Lower Bull Pen Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms
Large open plan dining and sitting room, with 3 seater sofa bed and 2 seater sofa, a flat screen TV and DVD. The wood burning stove and an impressive oak dining table which will seat up to 12 - ideal if both the Lower and Upper Bullpen are booked together. The slate tiled floor has cosy under floor heating.
Separate and spacious kitchen with plenty of work and storage space, fully equipped with the latest appliances - electric halogen hob, and oven, washing machine, dishwasher and upright fridge/freezer and microwave. There is a kitchen table and chairs for four with the front door leading out to the terrace with paved areas and a large outdoor table and chairs.
Upstairs to an en suite twin room with lovely views from the picture window and exposed beams and crisp white bed linen. The en suite shower room has a large shower, heated towel rail, WC and hand basin. The second bedroom hosts King sized bed with en suite bathroom, WC, hand basin, and heated towel rail. Cot & high chair inc
About the Owner
Bryan & Fiona have farmed at Pentregwyn for 33 years. It is a beef producing farm where they breed Show Potential commercial cattle. They have 40 breeding cows and a small pedgree herd of Limousin cattle. They have 3 grown up children and The Bull Pens are a new venture started in August 2011.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have been very lucky to be the first guests to stay in this fantastic barn conversion. This is a great place to stay, and our hosts very accommodating. Thank you very much - Gareth, Raz (Bristol)
A great privilege to be one of the first families to discover The Bull Pens. An ideal half-term break; Cardiff, Brecon and lots of walking. Some great weather - Peter and Sarah (Northumberland)
The cottage is lovely with gorgeous views. Thank you for a warm welcome, we would love to come again - Ian, Jo, Jack and Ellie (Halesowen)
Our Stay at the Lower Bull Pen was fab. We had a great Christmas! A beautiful place to stay we don't want to leave. Thank you for a warm welcome and making our Christmas here so special. - Tara, Damian, Ella & Rhys (Marsden)
Have had the most amazing time with all of my friends here at the Bull Pens. The Bull Pens are so spacious. Beautiful views, fab beds, fantastic hosts and the food has been amazing! Loved it and dont want to leave! (Maendy YFC)
From the Owner
“The conversion was started in July 2010 and took 12 months to complete. Bryan chose his builders carefully, knowing they were craftsmen, including his eldest son. The building has been done to an exceptionally high standard. For anyone who loves fresh air, space and glorious views The Bull Pens is the place for you. A recent guest quoted 'I have discovered heaven'. There is so much to do in the area whether you enjoy sport, adventure, walking or relaxing, the Brecon Beacons National Park has it all.”
Activity and Interests
Swansea, Mumbles & Gower beaches hold a collection of awards between them with over 50 unspoilt beaches, coves and bays to explore.
Porthcawl & ‘The Golden Coast’ – Blue flag beaches at Trecco Bay and Rest Bay on the Southern coast of Wales are popular hot spots in the summer.
Penarth and Barry/Barry Island also boast popular beaches.
Nearest Airport - Cardiff - 93Km
Nearest Ferry Port - Portsmouth - 303Km
Nearest Railway Station - Abergavenny - 44Km
Nearest Beach - Gower Coast - 73Km
Nearest Amenities - 9Km
Llanfihangel Nant Bran village - 3/4 miles
Brecon Town - 9 miles
Sennybridge - 5 miles
Cardiff - 40 miles
Walks directly from the Bullpens onto the 40 mile Epynt Way
Llanfihangel Nant Bran is a hamlet 0.5 miles away with a church.
Sennybridge, 5 miles away has: 2 petrol stations, a Spar, The UK & Railway Inn and The Whitehouse Hotel & Restaurant
Brecon, 9 miles away:
Theatre Brycheiniog & Tipple & Tiffin Restaurant
Breconock Museum & Art Gallery
South Wales Borderers Museum
Three supermarkets; Morrisons, Aldi and Cooperative
A variety of pubs and restaurants throughout the town
Tourist Information Centre
Dining Out Around Brecon:
The White Swan, Llanfrynech
National Park Visitor Centre – events, displays and a restaurant/tearoom serving delicious, home-cooked food.
Craig-y-nos Country Park – meadows, parks, trees and rivers to walk around and enjoy.
Brecon Mountain Railway – a wonderful narrow gauge steam railway.
Brecon Cathedral Heritage Centre & South Wales Borderers Museum.
Blaenavon World Heritage Site & Big Pitt – landmarks of the Industrial Revolution and tour around the coal mine.
Eat, Drink & Sleep, Felin Fach
Three Horseshoes, Groesffordd
The Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel, Bistro & Spa, Cwm Taf
Peterstone Court, Llanhamlach
- Booking Notes:
The Bull Pens cannot presently be booked online, instead please phone or email Fiona directly with your enquiry. Current availability can be checked using our calendar. A deposit of £100 is required when booking and payment can be made by bank transfer direct to our account one week before arrival or by cheque to the address below.
The Bull Pens can be booked weekly/short break. Always flexibility, please enquire. Short Breaks are always bookable Any guests in excess of 4 in each Bull Pen will be charged at £20 per person per night. No extra cost for under 5yrs.
Notes on prices:
Short break cost per barn for 2015
Low Season - 3nights:£390 4 nights:£430
High Season - 3nights:£410 4 nights:£490
Any guests in excess of 4 in each Bull Pen will be charged at £20 per person per night. No extra cost for children under 5 years.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Although The Bull Pens are 5 miles from the main road, 20 minutes and you are in Brecon. We are an hour from the Severn Bridge and 50 minutes from Cardiff making it far enough into the countryside but close enough to civilisation if needs be. Our farm has direct access to the new Epynt Way, a 40 mile walk and is situated in the second best star-gazing spot in UK.”
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Although a traditional long barn the building has been decorated with a contemporary feel, very spacious and comfortable. There is underfloor heating throughout the downstairs. Each unit is equipped with ample crockery and cutlery and a table in the Lower Bull Pen which will seat a maximum of 12. The barns have great potential for a family gathering or a group of friends! Outside: Patio areas outside each entrance to catch the morning sun with ample outdoor furniture and BBQs. Two large decked areas are located in prime position (also with outdoor furniture) for the evening sun and views of the surrounding hills. There is a lockable storage area for bikes. Hot tub available with Upper Bull Pen. Children's play area. There is a hot tub with the Upper Bull Pen.