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5 * luxury barns each sleeping four, can rent as one. Hot tub and play area. - Upper Bull Pen Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

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Upper Bull Pen Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

The kitchen of the Upper Bullpen is very spacious, plenty of storage space, work surfaces and a pine table and chairs seating four comfortably. The kitchen is equipped with electric halogen hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, upright fridge/freezer and microwave. Cot & high chair also. Underfloor heating throughout.

The separate dining area is very spacious and has an antique table and chairs for eight. There is a downstairs twin room, which has an en-suite double shower, WC and hand basin.

Upstairs to a second bedroom, which is a double with en suite bathroom, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

The upstairs sitting room is very spacious with a high ceiling having a magnificent oak A frame. oak floor and wood burner set in the hand-hewn fire surround.

The two comfortable sofas, and flat screen TV and DVD make this a very appealing room to be in where you can enjoy the wonderful views through the large French doors. These open out onto a spacious wooden deck and terrace.

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About the property


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.

Fiona Jones
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Fiona Jones

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.

Fiona Jones purchased this barn in 2011

Why Fiona Jones chose Powys and Brecon Beacons

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.

What makes this barn unique

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.

Available Rentals


  • 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.

    Changeover Day:
    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.


Accommodation and facilities for Upper Bull Pen Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)in Brecon in Brecon

Property Type:
  • barn
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
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  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
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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.




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

Further Details:

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

Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Coliseum

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