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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
Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
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
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 / 26  An incredible setting high on Black Hill
2 / 26  Contemporary style, relaxing wood burner & cosy mezzanine sofas
3 / 26  The sauna & relaxation spa, a £60 optional extra once you book
4 / 26  As well as a stylish sauna a range of additional Spa treatments can be booked
5 / 26  Open plan living space in the barn
6 / 26  Stylish furnishings and comfy cushions
7 / 26  Intimate dining with a roaring fire in the background
8 / 26  Keep toasty in the evenings
9 / 26  Enjoy the well-equipped kitchen
10 / 26  Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
11 / 26  Beautiful en-suite master bedroom
12 / 26  Delightful details
13 / 26  Super-king-size bedroom
14 / 26  Super-king-size bedroom
15 / 26  Escape in the beautiful surroundings
16 / 26  A family friendly retreat
17 / 26  Enjoy the terrace
18 / 26  A glimpse of the view from the Spa
19 / 26  Lovely manicured grounds
20 / 26  The perfect spot to sit back and relax
21 / 26  Relax in the private terrace
22 / 26  Terrace outside the spa - with a view!
23 / 26  The shower room, forming part of the Spa
24 / 26  Topiary and beautiful blooms just outside the door
25 / 26  Pretty in the snow
26 / 26  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
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.

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.

SLEEPS 4: Two bedrooms, an en-suite king-size double and a super king size zip and link, which can be made into a twin, each with its own shower room and WC. Both furnished to an exceptionally high standard with crisp sheets, soft duvets and beautiful furnishings.

RELAXING INSIDE: Light, bright and airy downstairs with wood burning stove, full central heating, soft seating and dining over- looking the open garden and view.

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.

MEZZANINE: The stairs up to the mezzanine area are steep, and small children will need supervision. The access to the mezzanine may not be suitable for people with restricted mobility.
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 open garden/lawn space, next to the cottage. 
RELAXING OUTSIDE: A beautiful spa room and sauna is situated close to the cottage. 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.

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julia 15th October 2021

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My husband and I have just had a wonderful week at Black Hill Barn. The location is spectacular, its a haven of peace and tranquillity. We did some fabulous walks from the barn and spent lots of time in Hay-on-Wye which we love! The barn was very comfortable with a gorgeous wood burning stoveso cosy after our long walks! The owners Simon and Jill aRead morere very welcoming and we will definitely be returning for another holiday! A very special place indeed. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 11th October 2021

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This is a lovely barn in a beautiful setting amongst acres of countryside. It was a perfect base for exploring the Brecon Beacons and was a really comfortable place to come back to at the end of a long days walking. The owners, Jill and Tim, were really welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I would very much recommend this place if youre lookRead moreing to stay in and around this area. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 20th September 2021

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An absolute dream of a place. We stayed in the Longbarn where there was more than adequate room for the four of us. We did not use the log burner as the wonderfully thick walls keep the cold out. If you like solitude then this is the place, beautiful views, no noise at all with the exception of birds, pure bliss. Great location for exploring the arRead moreea, some tough walks but the rewards with the views are worth it. New owners are very friendly and helpful, as is Jenny, and spa a very welcome bonus. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 13th September 2021

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Wonderful stay, beautiful location at the bottom of Black Hill with access up through fields. The new owners were lovely / friendly / welcoming. Jenny who manages property was wonderful - helped with details of arrival, always contactable and arranging the therapy treatment which I highly recommend. Bridge Inn at Michael Church lovely for food and Read moredrink. 2.5miles drive. Hay-on-Wye Food and coffee at The Old Electric Shop. Canoe trip (2adults 1 dog) We used want to canoe? Thanks Tim & Jill. Hide

Reviewed by Helena 20th August 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed a very happy holiday in superb accommodation- beautifully appointed and in a fabulous location: a good base from which to explore the locality or just relax. The barn was extremely well equipped, and having dishwasher tablets etc provided a bonus. We had a long journey and so the welcome pack was gratefully received, It was grRead moreeat to have the SPA- the therapist was excellent. Communication between ourselves and Jenny prior to and during the holiday was prompt and helpful Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 12th July 2021

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Comfortable, clean cottage in an outstandingly beautiful location. Cottage was quite small and lacked washing machine but the property manager was extremely helpful and did 2 rounds of laundry for us. Beds and linen were of the highest quality and the gardens and views were spectacular.

Reviewed by Mark 11th June 2021

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Just perfect really. Thats it.

Reviewed by Janet 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Louise 17th May 2021

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Homely touches , comfortable beds, lovely gardens and beautiful views with walks galore from the door ; a sauna and massage to soothe the stresses away..its a combination we would recommend and will be back to experience for sure ! Thank You .

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.

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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
Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
Beautiful en-suite master bedroom
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