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.
Enjoy a stylish family stay near Hay on Wye and the Brecon Beacons National Park. The pretty town of Hay on Wye, famed for its annual literary festival, is only a short drive away. Surrounded by total quietness with just the sound of nature, birds and cuckoos to keep you company, into the evening look up to the night sky and find your favourite constellations or stars which look like bright diamonds. This gentle spot, nestled on a quiet organic small holding, has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. Steeped in romance and intrigue, with the friendliest of hosts welcoming you to explore the 69 acres, you can uncover ancient springs, medieval paths and tracks directly up into the Black Mountains. After exploring the many wonders in the nearby area, revive by drinking the property’s own spring water. There is an abundance of activities, from walking, cycling and pony trekking within the Brecon Beacons National Park, even lazy days picnicking and paddling on the River Wye. Welcoming watering holes and a strong foodie heritage abound in this inspirational location, including a host of excellent eateries with Michelin starred chefs. Fishing is also available on the nearby Monnow, with day permits available from the award-winning village store in nearby Longtown.
After arriving at the property, guests will be welcomed into the beautiful open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. Bursting with character and charm with a mix of classic and contemporary with original art pieces, stylish art specification materials such as the oak beams, stone walls, stone floors and oak floors. Sink into the comfy sofas and armchairs after a day of exploring and light the warming woodburner, making this a wondrous winter retreat as well as a really special summer getaway. The dining table is also situated in this room, the rustic charm of this area will make every meal a delight. The kitchen boasts a pop of colour and is set to one side of the open-plan room. It is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and Nespresso machine, perfect for morning coffee. The open tread stairs lead to a snug mezzanine area and is a great chill out room with its day bed, Smart TV, DVD and iPod dock. There are two bedrooms in this beautiful barn, the first is accessed by a few steps up from the living area and is a king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room and WC. The second is super-king size double which can be made into twins with another en-suite shower room and WC.
Heading outside, there are landscaped topiary and herb gardens to explore as well as two private terrace areas, one with a table, chairs and BBQ, perfect for alfresco dining on a lazy summer evening. There is also shared garden/lawn space with the adjacent Starlight cottage. Guests are also welcome to discover the owner’s historic grounds and gardens.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.