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Tucked away privately in the hillside
Stunning countryside views
Bliss for a couple, large enough for a family of five
Open plan living with great views and a log burning stove
An enclosed garden with breath taking views lies beyond the french doors.
An off-grid eco retreat, perfect for accessing the mountains
Relaxing afternoons
The kitchen / dining area
Light and airy inside
A welcoming basket of logs on arrival
Fruit trees to be discovered in the garden
Gas hob
Double bedroom under the eaves
A triple bedroom, with three single beds...best suited to families due to the layout
Well equipped
Handmade kitchen
An autumnal glimpse
Enjoy a peaceful and restful break
Enjoy alfresco dining
The perfect escape
Bluebell meadow
View towards the property surrounded by the rolling hills
Whizz up the drive for a get away from it all escape in the heart of the Black Mountains
Lots of leaf kicking half term fun to be had
1 / 24  Tucked away privately in the hillside
2 / 24  Stunning countryside views
3 / 24  Bliss for a couple, large enough for a family of five
4 / 24  Open plan living with great views and a log burning stove
5 / 24  An enclosed garden with breath taking views lies beyond the french doors.
6 / 24  An off-grid eco retreat, perfect for accessing the mountains
7 / 24  Relaxing afternoons
8 / 24  The kitchen / dining area
9 / 24  Light and airy inside
10 / 24  A welcoming basket of logs on arrival
11 / 24  Fruit trees to be discovered in the garden
12 / 24  Gas hob
13 / 24  Double bedroom under the eaves
14 / 24  A triple bedroom, with three single beds...best suited to families due to the layout
15 / 24  Well equipped
16 / 24  Handmade kitchen
17 / 24  An autumnal glimpse
18 / 24  Enjoy a peaceful and restful break
19 / 24  Enjoy alfresco dining
20 / 24  The perfect escape
21 / 24  Bluebell meadow
22 / 24  View towards the property surrounded by the rolling hills
23 / 24  Whizz up the drive for a get away from it all escape in the heart of the Black Mountains
24 / 24  Lots of leaf kicking half term fun to be had

Hillside Barn

Crickhowell (3mls NE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Spa Facilities
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Eco Friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A cute and cosy eco barn set in an isolated hillside location
  • Unrivalled views across the beautiful Black Mountains
  • Dramatic night skies from your private terrace
Property code: 48085

A beautiful off-grid eco barn in the heart of the Black Mountains, complete with log fired sauna & sublime natural surroundings. Breathtaking views, roaring woodburner and hill walks right from the door.

This two-bedroom off-grid eco barn with a windmill-generated power supply is a lovely retreat. Your canine companion will go mutts for the bluebell woods and ancient meadows right outside the cottage, while you admire the beautiful views and enjoy reconnecting with nature. In the evening, snuggle by the wood burner and perhaps do a bit of stargazing, since you’re in an International Dark Sky Reserve area.

Both bedrooms are accessed via external steps sheltered by the branches of a tree at this pretty woodland retreat at the end of a steep driveway. The water is supplied by a natural spring, and the power comes from the windmill in the garden. The open-plan kitchen/diner and lounge area with TV is roomy enough for all the family, and is ideal for cosying up at the end of a day by the wood burner as your canine companion snoozes contentedly at your feet - perhaps after a spell in the log-fired sauna that’s shared with one property out of sight. Please note that the secluded nature of this property means that internet speeds are slower than average.

A variety of lovely walks are on the doorstep, and you’re just 4 miles from the pretty town of Crickhowell with its picturesque 16th-century bridge. The town is also the starting point for dozens of circular walks taking in castles, the Brecon Canal, historic sites and of course plenty of dog-friendly refreshment stops! It’s also the departure point for the 5-mile circular trek up Table Mountain – the views from the top right by the Celtic fort remains are sensational, stretching across the Usk Valley and taking in the brooding Black Mountains in the distance. It’s the perfect doggy getaway!
 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

SLEEPS 2 - 5: Two bedrooms, a double and a triple bedroom, both reached via external steps. A downstairs shower room with basin and loo, a further basin upstairs in the bedroom. Pretty bed linen and soft towels all provided.

RELAXING: Open plan living with farmhouse kitchen, farmhouse dining table, two large sofas, television, dvd, wi-fi, log burning stove, central heating.

OUTSIDE: Secluded terrace and garden, with exceptional views of the Black Mountains. There is also handy dry storage available for bikes and a private woodland and glade to explore.

SAUNA: There is a rustic, wood fired sauna available to use during your stay, with Hamman towels provided and a bracing outside shower to cool off.  it is shared usage with the lovely Blackthorn Cottage which further up the same hillside, out of sight.

GO GREEN: Ingenious as an eco retreat is, excessive water usage does have to considered, so please ensure you’re thoughtful about turning off taps during your stay.

CHILDREN: Will love it here, although it is best for independent children due to the external steps. There is a cot and highchair available on request.  Regret no washing machine.

PETS: Two well behaved dogs are really welcome, paws off the furniture please.

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.

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Deborah 20th July 2020

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Great location for some stunning walks

Reviewed by Rosie 13th July 2020

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We had a fantastic holiday at The Hillside Barn. It is a magical spot with views over the mountains and glorious walks straight from the doorstep. The cottage is very nicely decorated and feels very comfortable and homely and had everything you need. The enclosed garden is perfect if you have a dog. Harriet was quick to respond to any queries we haRead mored. Would highly recommend his cottage. We hope to be back! Hide

Reviewed by Anna 14th February 2020

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Wonderful property right up in the hills - a most welcome break and change from city life!

Reviewed by Charlotte 23rd December 2019

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We really enjoyed our stay at Hillside Barn - the location is stunning, the barn is beautiful and we loved the walks and using the sauna. The hosts are also very helpful and friendly and the neighbours helped rescue our car when we got stuck in a ditch.

Reviewed by Clare 29th October 2019

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Fantastic location! Perfect to get away from it all but take lots of layers as it gets cold in the winter!

Reviewed by Natasha 11th October 2019

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A wonderful stay! Absolutely perfect, off the beaten track getaway. Super relaxing :)

Reviewed by Sally 4th October 2019

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Fantastic cosy barn in a beautiful wild location. Rustic chic but comfortable beds and good quality sheets and towels. Very friendly helpful people.

Reviewed by Keith 9th August 2019

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Reviewed by David 26th April 2019

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A beautiful cottage in an incredible setting. An ideal location for those looking to get away from it all or wanting some good walks locally.

Reviewed by David 18th February 2019

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Tucked away privately in the hillside
Stunning countryside views
Bliss for a couple, large enough for a family of five
Open plan living with great views and a log burning stove
An enclosed garden with breath taking views lies beyond the french doors.
An off-grid eco retreat, perfect for accessing the mountains
Relaxing afternoons
The kitchen / dining area
Light and airy inside
A welcoming basket of logs on arrival
Fruit trees to be discovered in the garden
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Location

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