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Brecon Beacons Self Catering cottage, Riverside Barn, Gilwern, sleeps 6

Areas: Brecon Beacons

Riverside Barn

Riverside Barn, Gilwern, Powys

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £340.00

This stylish cottage in Gilwern sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

Riverside Barn is a welcoming cottage in the village of Gilwern in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The cottage has a spacious room on the first floor which can be offered as a double or a twin, while on the ground floor are two double rooms, a bathroom, small games room with pool table and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside is off road parking for three cars, shared use of the owners' lawned garden with patio and furniture, and a shared paddock, ideal for ball games.

There is also free fishing available at the river just 300m from the property (please bring own equipment and fishing licence). Riverside Barn is set within the Brecon Beacons National Park and makes an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area.


Bright, airy, comfortable barn with owners who took pains to make our stay a pleasure
The photos do not do the living room justice; it is super bright and airy. The kitchen is well equipped and the sofa and beds are really comfortable. The garden area is large, well-maintained and there was a basketball hoop and a football and rugby ball in the garden for anyone visiting to use. It was well situated for trips to Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Skenfrith castle and there were nice local walks too. The sky at night was beautiful too with great views of all the stars. The owners were so friendly and concerned to make sure we had a good time. I'd happily stay here again :).
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Perfect weekend away
Four of us stayed for two nights in the Riverside Barn, we had a fitness event in Crickhowell and the location was perfect being just 10 minutes drive away. Prior to arriving we received full instructions on access to the property, our arrival was smooth and a very easy process. The owner came to introduce himself, showed us around and gave us advice on places to eat and the local area. He was so friendly and said if we needed anything just ask. The barn was very clean, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend and would visit again.

Weekend away - family and friends
We arrived on Friday afternoon, previously given full information on how to find the farm and enter the barn. All good. The setting for the barn is idyllic, very close to the main farmhouse and with beautiful trees and fields to the rear of the barn. The barn itself is openplan, kitchen lounge and dining room all in one high vaulted room. I believe it was the dairy. Everything is furnished and accessorised to a high standard. There are 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a small games room downstairs. Upstairs via quite a steep staircase is a huge room with twin beds. All very comfortable. Simon, our host came to check we were all settled in, and then kindly found us a bigger pan from the house to cook our chilli for dinner. He also showed us a summer house by the patio with extra fridge and freezer space. Gilwern is between Crick Howell and Abergavenny and we visited both towns during our stay. lovely independent shops. These are NOT complaints but just points to note. One bedroon has only a stable door with a window. this has no curtain. Dawn was early in June and the light flooded the bedroom. I used an eyemask the second night - all good. Sitting outside for most of our meals and chatting we got bitten by little flies. It happens, its the countryside! But have some repellent if it bothers you. To make this place perfection, another toilet would have been useful and with 5 of us it needed planning to shower and get out in the morning. the barn has only 1 bathroom. We are all thinking of returning to this lovely place.
Gill K

Stunning location and fabulous cottage with something for everyone,
The location was beautiful, especially at this time of year (early May) with the surrounding fields full of wild flowers, the river close by and a back drop of hills/mountains. We had a long weekend and enjoed local walks around the farm and the more strenous 4 waterfalls walk in the Brecon Beacons, which were stunning. We also managed to fit in a trip into Abergavenny (we didn't have to hope the weather was fine - it was glorious!) and we had a lovely meal in the Bear Hotel, in the picturesque town of Crickhowell. The cottage had absolutely everything you could need and the owners could not have been more helpful. I would certainly return - so much we didn't have time to fit in. Really worth the trip.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Fantastic weekend hideaway
We had a lovely weekend in the Welsh countryside! The lovely hosts left milk and flowers for our arrival which was a pleasant surprise! The open plan barn is a tardis with 2 double bedrooms a gorgeous twin loft space and a games room! Totally secure, free parking and so quiet you could here a pin drop! Will totally be visiting again! 5*



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen inc in rent
Towels available on request
Travel cot and highchair
Off road parking for 3 cars
Secure bike storage
Shared use of large lawned garden with patio and furniture, shared paddock with football goals
Free use of fishing river 300 yards away (please bring own equipment and fishing licence)
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 5 mins walk
Note: Owners can store frozen foods in their freezer on request
Note: Due to the nearby fishing river, ensure children are supervised at all times when outside
Note: Max 6 people including infants
Please note: bookings must be from Friday to Friday or Friday to Monday only
Please note: neighbouring property Longside available to book from Saturdays (906403)

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Crickhowell Castle - 2.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Crickhowell, St Edmund's Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Llanbedr, St Peter's Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Abergavenny Castle - 3.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Abergavenny Roman Fort - 3.5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Abergavenny, St Mary's Priory Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Abergavenny Priory - 3.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Blaenavon Ironworks - 3.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Glanusk Park - 4.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Partrishow, Patricio Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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