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Beautifully Converted Stone Barn With Amazing Views Towards The Black Mountains



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Barn on The Kymin, Monmouth, Wye Valley, Monmouthshire, Wales - Rural Location With Shops,Pubs and restaurants nearby.

Beautifully Converted Stone Barn above the Wye Valley, Monmouth with Fantastic views over the Black Mountains and beyond. Situated on the Welsh English borders the property has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and lounge area and sleeps 4/5. Other features include oak flooring, a log burner, wet room and South facing patio area with seating and barbecue. Original stone features within the property have been retained. The cottage is only metres from Offa's Dyke footpath situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are numerous activities in the adjacent Forest of Dean including cycling, canoeing and rock climbing. There are several excellent golf courses within 30 minutes drive of the property including The Celtic Manor Resort. Well behaved pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have lived in Wales on the border with England for over 20 years. Our family has grown up on the Kymin.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Marvelous accommodation. Highly recommend it. Beautiful view over Monmouth'
Jan 2015
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a gem ...totally beautiful place the barn has been well thought out the owners were very pleasant and were not over bearing...they greeted us then left us to it. The views from the double patio doors were out of this world...all sorts of different skies changing constantly, mist covering the lower lands while the uplands were bathed in the most beautiful autumn colours. The Kymin was truly fabulous our feet crunching through the fallen leaves...peaceful restful place. We so needed this after a couple of hard years ...We will return we have found our forever place to stay ...

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property, warm, homely & wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have found anything that would have made it better, perfect location for walking, great set up to take our dogs. Close enough to Monmouth you can go for drinks or get food but far enough away you feel like you are in the middle of no where. Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. We welcome guests with dogs as it is really a lovely place to go walking from. The views are continually changing every day. We look forward to welcoming you back - guests that return are the best review we could have.
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great break. The property has fantastic views. It was clean, well maintained and had everything you could need for a short break. Loved the double doors opening out of the lounge. Very private and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views from a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed at Top Barn for a long weekend in July. The cottage was beautifully finished with comfy beds and a well-equipped kitchen.

The views were truly amazing - each bedroom and the lounge looked out across the valley towards the Welsh mountains. What's more, there's a little garden area too, which is a great bonus. My father was with us and he went fishing one morning and saw a huge stag on the road nearby. Plus, we all loved watching various birds of prey swooping above the tree line below us.

We enjoyed our stay so much, we were all very sad to leave! Already looking forward to another stay at this fabulous find on the Kymin.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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June Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were really impressed with the property, very high standard of conversion keeping the rustic character but with all modern requirements. The views were something else! Fantastic sunsets in such a peaceful environment, the only sounds birdsong! Great walks, very dog friendly, would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic retreat

  • 4 of 5

This is a fantastic retreat at the top of a hill with a panoramic view of the beautiful Wye valley and Monmouth. The property is a lovely barn conversion and is very comfortable and well appointed. The outside space is great and really takes advantage of the spectacular views. There are excellent walks straight from the door, including down into Monmouth. We were lucky to be there for a truly wonderful display of bluebells in the nearby woods. I would highly recommend this property and am already looking forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have lived on The Kymin for over 20 years and love the rural tranquility and spectacular views combined with easy access to the shops and local activities. The Top Barn is situated in a field adjacent to our property. We often have animals in the field including cows and chickens.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol airport at 50 Miles Nearest Train : Abergavenny, Newport or Hereford at 15 Miles Car: recommended


The barn is just over a mile from the market town of Monmouth which boasts a rich history and plenty of independent shops, pubs and restaurants.

Further Details:

The barn is situated on the Kymin which is a hill overlooking Monmouth with a National Trust property at the top. The area is popular with walkers and there are plenty of activities locally including cycling, canoeing, walking and rock climbing. There are numerous walks in the area with Offas dyke long distance path passing only a few metres from the barn.

Local places of interest include Tintern Abbey (20 mins), Hereford (30 mins) , Goodrich and Raglan Castles (15 mins).

The cities of Bristol, Bath and Cardiff are all within an hours drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Jan-Feb 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 1 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Notes on prices:
The above are indicative prices. Please contact the owner for specific prices for your dates as they may vary depending on availability and number of guests and pets. Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Single nights £65-£95 depending on availability. Discounts are available for longer term lets.

Booking Notes:
30% of the total rental cost is payable on booking. The full balance of the rental cost plus a £100.00 returnable breakage deposit must be paid no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time after 4pm and departure by 10am unless a prior arrangement is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

The view is the best part. We have tried to incorporate this into the different rooms in the barn. In addition, there is a tranquility on the Kymin which means that you feel you are away from it all whilst in fact within 10 minutes you are back in town with all the amenities you require. There is very little light pollution so on clear nights the stars are remarkable.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The wet room bathroom is tiled throughout with travertine tiles. There is a toilet, basin and walk in shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main Bedroom - double bed and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Second Bedroom - single bed with second pull out bed. Lounge - sofa bed (sleeps 2)


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The barn is in a rural location and is accessed via a public footpath and some steps. Parking is 100m from the house. Well behaved pets are welcomed. There are often cows, chickens and other animals in the fields immediately adjacent and in front of the cottage and we can normally provide guests with freshly laid eggs and depending on the season, fruit (and sometimes veg) from the garden. Outside: The garden is private and fenced. There is a sizeable south facing patio area with spectacular views over the Wye Valley and Black Mountains. The garden includes a small lawned area and fruit trees. Seating and a barbecue is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is fully cleaned between lets. Additional cleans can be arranged for longer stays.

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