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

Black Hill Barn

Hay-on-wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 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
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
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.

Offering so much more than just a stylish retreat, this delightful cottage brings the chic-est of Scandi style with a mix of classic and contemporary design. Original art pieces adorn the walls and traditional features such as stone floors and oak beams mingle within the modern colour schemes. 

For total well-being there is also a sauna, spa, spa therapies and yoga at the amazing spa centre (charges apply). Perched high in the Black Mountains, this is holistic relaxation at its best. The sense of calm is only enhanced by the atmosphere, with spectacular views and a deep, peaceful quietness, bar the sounds of nature. Even the weariest of travellers can kick back for a weekend or snooze away a week. 

Envelop yourself in fluffy towels, pad around in boutique hotel style slippers and drink in the views as well as the fresh, clear and reviving on site spring water. Enjoy the private gardens with use of the recliners and a Weber barbecue.

This gentle spot is nestled on a quiet organic holding that 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 directly from your door.

Once inside, it's a blissful fusion of considered contemporary style, high comfort and thoughtful, personal boutique-style touches.  High ceilings and huge barn doors flood the living space with light, oak beams and large wood burning stove fill the rooms with warmth and the mezzanine and kitchen comes fully-equipped and includes a cafetiere.

Once you've spent a morning on the mountain, an afternoon in the Spa or a day out exploring the local market towns, squeezed in a little star gazing, then resting your head has never felt so good. Two beautifully furnished bedrooms, an en-suite, king size master bedroom, plus a twin bedroom with its own bathroom, complete with fluffy towels and toiletries...of course!

Step outside for a choice of private terraces. To one side, a Weber barbecue, large dining table, chairs and a parasol. The other, laid to lawn, is perfect for children, not forgetting the acres of private farmland you're invited to explore. Pets can run freely though the woodland as well as being free of charge! Shared enclosed garden/lawn space, next to the cottage. Electric vehicle charge point available at an extra cost.

This property is all about boutique hotel style, great service and hands-on local advice and inspiration should you need it.  Coupled with one of the most breath-taking spots in the Welsh Marches, it is an inspirational location from which to enjoy both the Brecon Beacons National Park, Welsh Borders and Herefordshire.

This property can also be booked along side Starlight Cottage (42897)

Read more Code: 42881

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 en-suite king-size and 1 super-king-size zip-and link (can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Cafetiere, microwave, dishwasher, electric oven and hob
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner
  • Smart Apple TV and iPod dock
  • Landscaped topiary and herb gardens and two private terrace areas with dining table, chairs, Weber BBQ and parasol
  • 70 acres of farmland and historic grounds and gardens. Shared open garden/lawn space next to cottage
  • Private spa room and sauna close to cottage – treatments available to book directly with owners: massage therapies and beauty treatments, yoga and pilates. 2-hour sauna sessions are available for £60 (per couple)
  • Pub less than 1 mile, shop 5 miles
  • Sleeps 4 + 2 – additional sofa bed on mezzanine
  • The stairs up to the mezzanine area are steep
  • EV car charging – available at an extra cost
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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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
Intimate dining with a roaring fire in the background
Keep toasty in the evenings
Relax with a good book in the mezzanine space
Beautiful en-suite master bedroom
Delightful details
Super-king-size bedroom
Show 12 moreSuper-king-size bedroom

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 4th November 2022

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Perfect isolation

Reviewed by Martina 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Keith 19th September 2022

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A lovely place to stay if you want to get away from it all . We resorted to self catering instead of eating out as we didnt want to drive . The local gastropub was not our scene and only open part of the week . The owners were helpful and on site . The property had lots of short walks and it was easy to get to a more challenging walks behind the prRead moreoperty. We loved the wood burner . Did a couple of visits to Hay on Wye .. brush up on your reversing ! Hide

Reviewed by Philip 15th July 2022

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We had a wonderful stay and our hosts were welcoming and friendly. The barn was beautiful and we particularly loved the choice outside spaces and views across the valley. The hosts had created beautiful walks through the farm for visitors to explore. The location was perfect to explore the castles and abbeys of the Welsh marshes, Black Mountains anRead mored Hay on Wye. Hide

Reviewed by Corrie 13th June 2022

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Reviewed by Ann 3rd June 2022

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Very comfortable and tranquil- beautiful spot; Tim and Jill were very welcoming and helpful. Will definitely return .

Reviewed by Susan 13th May 2022

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Totally comfortable, felt at home immediately. Beautiful surroundings and lovely owners.

Reviewed by Colin 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Ally 21st January 2022

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We thought this cottage was really lovely - clean, comfortable, in an amazing location and very nicely furnished. The beds, linens and bathrooms were super and we were beautifully warm, thanks both to the efficient central heating and the amazing woodburner. Outside was superb too - we especially liked having access to the field for a quick run forRead more the dog. We were there in the depths of winter but it would be wonderful in the summer! Hide

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.

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LOCATION

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1 more property at this location

Starlight Cottage

Starlight Cottage

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£718 - £946

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