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An incredible setting high on Black Hill
Contemporary style, relaxing wood burner & cosy mezzanine sofas
The sauna & relaxation spa, a £60 optional extra once you book
As well as a stylish sauna a range of additional Spa treatments can be booked
Open plan living space in the barn
Stylish furnishings and comfy cushions
Intimate dining with a roaring fire in the background
Keep toasty in the evenings
Enjoy the well-equipped kitchen
Vibrant colours and unique artwork throughout
Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
Pet friendly too!
Relax
Beautiful en-suite master bedroom
Delightful details
Super-king-size bedroom
Super-king-size bedroom
Escape in the beautiful surroundings
A family friendly retreat
Enjoy the terrace
A glimpse of the view from the Spa
Lovely manicured grounds
The perfect spot to sit back and relax
Inside Adriaan's Datcha
Adriaan's Datcha - decadent afternoon tea
Enjoy a cup of tea in Adriaan's Datcha, with water heated from the burner
A perfect spot to read or write
Adriaan's Datcha set back in the trees
Relax in the private terrace
Terrace outside the spa - with a view!
The shower room, forming part of the Spa
Topiary and beautiful blooms just outside the door
Pretty in the snow
Stunning winter scenes from the properties
1 / 34  An incredible setting high on Black Hill
2 / 34  Contemporary style, relaxing wood burner & cosy mezzanine sofas
3 / 34  The sauna & relaxation spa, a £60 optional extra once you book
4 / 34  As well as a stylish sauna a range of additional Spa treatments can be booked
5 / 34  Open plan living space in the barn
6 / 34  Stylish furnishings and comfy cushions
7 / 34  Intimate dining with a roaring fire in the background
8 / 34  Keep toasty in the evenings
9 / 34  Enjoy the well-equipped kitchen
10 / 34  Vibrant colours and unique artwork throughout
11 / 34  Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
12 / 34  Pet friendly too!
13 / 34  Relax
14 / 34  Beautiful en-suite master bedroom
15 / 34  Delightful details
16 / 34  Super-king-size bedroom
17 / 34  Super-king-size bedroom
18 / 34  Escape in the beautiful surroundings
19 / 34  A family friendly retreat
20 / 34  Enjoy the terrace
21 / 34  A glimpse of the view from the Spa
22 / 34  Lovely manicured grounds
23 / 34  The perfect spot to sit back and relax
24 / 34  Inside Adriaan's Datcha
25 / 34  Adriaan's Datcha - decadent afternoon tea
26 / 34  Enjoy a cup of tea in Adriaan's Datcha, with water heated from the burner
27 / 34  A perfect spot to read or write
28 / 34  Adriaan's Datcha set back in the trees
29 / 34  Relax in the private terrace
30 / 34  Terrace outside the spa - with a view!
31 / 34  The shower room, forming part of the Spa
32 / 34  Topiary and beautiful blooms just outside the door
33 / 34  Pretty in the snow
34 / 34  Stunning winter scenes from the properties

Black Hill Barn

Hay-on-wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
High up on a Hill
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautifully restored barn set on a pretty organic farm
  • Located high in the Black Mountains with fantastic rural views
  • Get back to nature in this peaceful, quiet location
Property code: 42881

A beautifully restored converted barn set on a pretty organic farm high in the Black Mountains. Perfect for pure relaxation with spectacular views, excellent walking from the door and Norman Castles all within easy reach.

Located near Hay-on-Wye and the Brecon Beacons National Park, with Offa’s Dyke Path passing nearby, this stylish barn conversion is ideal for an adventurous pack looking to explore the area’s beauty on foot or by bike. It is also the perfect spot for more relaxed holidays, with 69 acres of organic farmland surrounding you, within which you can uncover ancient springs and medieval paths, or simply sit back and enjoy the views.

Sat in an elevated position in the Black Mountains, this property is bursting with character and charm, with a heady blend of classic and contemporary motifs as original art pieces meet exposed oak beams and stone walls. A beautiful open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area forms the perfect sociable space, where no one gets left out, while up a flight of open tread stairs you have an upper mezzanine area with sofa and TV. The warming wood burner makes this a wondrous winter retreat which will be sure to keep you and your pooch toasty, while in warmer weather you can open the doors and step out onto your terrace, with a BBQ for al fresco dining.

During your stay at this rural idyll you are free to explore the owner’s historic grounds and gardens, which includes Adriaan’s Dacha – a standalone building reflecting the idea of a Russian ‘dacha’ (country cottage) where you can book an afternoon tea – and a small sauna and spa (additional charges apply). There is also a farm restaurant less than 1 mile from the door, and an array of welcoming watering holes and excellent eateries in the pretty town of Hay-on-Wye, which is a 7-mile drive. Further afield, urban hounds will find the cathedral city of Hereford 17 miles to the east, while both the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley can be reached within 25 miles for even more outdoor adventures.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

SLEEPS 4: Two bedrooms, an en-suite king-size and a twin with its own bathroom. Both furnished to an exceptionally high standard with crisp sheets, soft duvets and beautiful furnishings. There is also a family-friendly mezzanine area to play and relax.

RELAXING INSIDE: Light, bright and airy downstairs with wood burning stove, full central heating, soft seating and dining over- looking the garden and view. Cosy mezzanine with day bed, cards and games are supplied and there is also Smart Apple TV, DVD, Netflix and iPod dock. Wi-Fi throughout. 

RELAXING OUTSIDE: A beautiful spa room and sauna is situated close to the cottage. Also available to book directly with the owners after securing your accommodation dates, are a range of massage therapies and beauty treatments, including 2 hour sauna sessions available for £60. All bookings and payments for the spa are easily made with the owner.

ADRIAAN'S DATCHA: Reflecting the idea of a Russian datcha, this newly-opened outdoor room with a library, soft seating and a wood burning stove, oozes charm and atmosphere. With wonderful views and set away from the property, feel the magic as you enter this small building. Enjoy the view, read a book or write a letter, while sipping tea by the warmth of the fire. You can now book an afternoon tea to be served in the datcha.

KITCHEN: Contemporary units with cool glass splash backs and stainless steel worktops. Well equipped kitchen drawers, with everything a cook should need. Microwave, dishwasher, electric hob, oven and Nespresso machine. Shared washing machine available in the owners adjacent property.

LOVELY TOUCHES: A high level of service (think boutique hotel), with optional complimentary maid and laundry service, locally produced and freshly made food available. Smart TV, iPod sound compatibility and Nespresso machine. There is also an exclusive range of luxury delicatessen, as well as free-range farm eggs available for order. You can also treat yourself to a scrumptious afternoon tea for an additional cost, either in the cottage or Adriaan's datcha. Included at the property you will find hot chocolate and marshmallows to roast on the fire pit under the starry sky.

GADGETS: Smart Apple TV, Netflix compatible receiver and iPod sound compatibility, Wi-Fi throughout and complimentary Nespresso capsules.

GROUNDS: Landscaped topiary and herb gardens and two private terrace areas with dining table and chairs. Weber barbeque and parasol. Set within 69 acres of peaceful farmland, guests are very welcome to explore the historic grounds and gardens. Shared enclosed garden/lawn space, next to the cottage.  

PETS: No extra charge for pets - You must mention you are bringing a dog at reservation / booking stage so the owner can prepare (Doggy welcome pack included)

SECURITY BOND: This property does have a £100 refundable security bond, this is managed directly with Sugar and Loaf.

MEZZANINE: The stairs up to the mezzanine area are steep, and small children will need supervision. But once upstairs, a child-proof gate makes sure children cannot fall over. The access to the mezzanine may not be suitable for people with restricted mobility.

HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.

While government restrictions remain not all the shared facilities advertised at this property may be available or will require social distancing.

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Simon 16th April 2021

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The Long Barn is an idyllic base from which to explore the Black Mountains, Herefordshire and the Brecon Beacons. Beautifully designed with gorgeous gardens and surrounding grounds, the barn enjoys stunning views and an air of complete tranquilly. The on-site spa is a welcome added indulgence. Superb!

Reviewed by Peter 21st December 2020

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Beautiful location, quiet and peaceful. The Long Barn is comfortable and feels spacious, an ideal place for a break away from things.

Reviewed by Mike 16th October 2020

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We had an amazing time at this property. Location was spectacular and the privacy was amazing. Just what we needed for half term. We had lovely massages in the spa area.

Reviewed by Alison 9th October 2020

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Lovely peaceful location and ideal for a dog friendly week. Walks on Black Hill from the property are stunning.

Reviewed by Michele 14th September 2020

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Long Barn was a portion of heaven. With it's vast scenic views and sun by day, stars by night it provided us with a perfect setting to unplug from the world. Soft comfy beds, fully equipped kitchen and compact bathroom with hot shower. The water from the tap comes from a local spring and tastes beautiful. If you don't mind the 20 minute drive up thRead moree narrow lane to get to the farm you are in for the perfect retreat. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Marco 31st August 2020

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Reviewed by jennie 21st August 2020

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Lovely location and beautiful cottage. If your looking for a peaceful rural break in the open then this is it. Great for walks and peace. I had a lovely back massage whilst there in the spa. The kids loved the open space and garden swing. The views are amazing to sit with a wine at night. Beds were really comfortable and ideal each bedroom having oRead morewn en-suite. We had ample equipment in the kitchen for cooking with and enjoyed the coffee machine. The owner is very attentive and very friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 14th August 2020

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The Covid19 restrictions made things more tricky to manage but the owners had made a big effort to provide equipment and information. The property is ideal for two couples as we were due to the bedrooms and bathrooms being at each end of the barn. The location is stunning, even in the poor weather we had during our stay and the gardens are beautifuRead morel. It is a little remote and quite a bit of driving on narrow and/or poor surface roads is necessary but it is worth it for the privacy and seclusion. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 24th July 2020

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A place to escape from everything and relax. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Linda 31st January 2020

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Reviewed by Roger 30th December 2019

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Lovely remote location. Attractive gardens, even in winter. Good local eateries, although significant travelling usually involved. Cottage was always warm and welcoming, despite mixed December/January weather. Emily was a mine of information, unfailingly pleasant and always helpful.

Reviewed by Emma 23rd December 2019

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A beautiful cottage, extremely clean with breathtaking views. Very remote so very peaceful.

Reviewed by Amanda-Jane 28th October 2019

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Fantastic cottage, run by a really lovely team. Much thought has gone in to making this a relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Angela 27th September 2019

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Well located, rural with walks from the door. Welcome is friendly, cottage is comfortable, well stocked and cosy with wood burning stove. Fantastic spa treatments, and doggy friendly. If you want quiet, dark skys, off beaten track this is it.

Reviewed by Sarah 2nd August 2019

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13 more
An incredible setting high on Black Hill
Contemporary style, relaxing wood burner & cosy mezzanine sofas
The sauna & relaxation spa, a £60 optional extra once you book
As well as a stylish sauna a range of additional Spa treatments can be booked
Open plan living space in the barn
Stylish furnishings and comfy cushions
Intimate dining with a roaring fire in the background
Keep toasty in the evenings
Enjoy the well-equipped kitchen
Vibrant colours and unique artwork throughout
Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
Show 22 morePet friendly too!

Location

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