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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

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
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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A beautiful eco hideaway in the heart of the hills. Nestled on the slopes of the Black Mountains in the midst of the Brecon Beacons National Park, enjoy breathtaking views and dramatic night skies from the terrace, or stride out for endless trails through bluebell woods and ancient meadows.

Crickhowell is just five minutes’ drive away with local traders, a handy mountaineering shop, pubs and plenty of coffee shops. Abergavenny, of Food Festival fame is ten minutes in the other direction, a thriving market town forming the heart of Wales foodie revolution. Cathedral towns of Brecon and Hereford are also within easy reach, as well as Wales Industrial Heritage sites in Blaenavon. Nearby attractions include beautiful walks directly in to the Black Mountains and Sugar Loaf Mountain, cycle hire available with National cycle routes and mountain biking centres throughout the area. Pony trekking throughout the nearby Llanthony Valley, fishing on the River Usk, canoeing on the River Wye and high wire and zip wire adventures at Llangorse Lake. Leisure facilities: log fired sauna.

The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: both accessed via external steps, 1 double and 1 twin with additional single bed - total sleeps 5.  Bathroom: downstairs shower room with WC.  Lounge/diner: with woodburner (first basket of logs included), TV and DVD. Kitchen: with gas oven and hob, fridge.  Regret no washing machine. Outside: terrace area with garden furniture and BBQ. Amenities: off-road parking for two cars. Bed linen, towels, electric and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Additional info: steep driveway. Please note: the garden windmill supply’s the electricity, the natural spring supplies the water and woodburner supply the heating. The central heating, satellite Wi-Fi, TV& DVD, are all fed from off grid sources.

Satellite Wi-Fi is provided on a limited data bundle.  Download speeds are slow and suitable only for email communication and simple browsing.  Please bring devices pre-loaded with what you want to listen to or watch.

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

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MARKET TOWNS: Crickhowell, is just five minutes drive away with great independent shops, pubs and coffee shops. In the market town of Abergavenny, you will find a Norman Castle, farmers markets and the fabulous Food Festival each September. Brecon, Hay on Wye, Cardiff and Hereford are all in easy reach, as well as Wales Industrial Heritate sites in Blaenavon.

WALKING & CYCLING: The walking and cycling trails are second to none, with stunning trails up into the Black Mountains straight from the door and great adventures down by the mountain stream without getting into the car. There are good bike hire options available and delivery can be simply arranged with them.

POSH NOSH: The Brecon Beacons and Abergavenny have some exceptionally good restaurants, all within easy reach. Our top local picks are: The Hardwick, Abergavenny, The Walnut Tree Inn, The Foxhunter or The Nantyffin.

PUB GRUB: Four village pubs in easy reach! The Red Lion in Llanbedr can be walked to along quiet footpaths, The Crown at Pantygelli, The Dragons Head in Llangenny or The Bell at Glangrwyney all serve a decent meal and fair brew. Any one could be cycled to, depending on your energy levels, but all are within a short drive.

RIDING: The gentle rolling hills of Powys and Monmouthshire make for fantastic days in the saddle. Head over to the Llanthony Valley to spend a day in the saddle over at the Grange Trekking Centre.

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.

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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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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

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Deborah, 20th July 2020 Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Great location for some stunning walks

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Rosie, 13th July 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

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Anna, 14th February 2020 Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

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

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Charlotte , 23rd December 2019 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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.

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Clare, 29th October 2019 Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

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

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Natasha, 11th October 2019 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

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

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Sally, 4th October 2019 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

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

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Keith, 9th August 2019 Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

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David, 26th April 2019 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

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.

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David, 18th February 2019 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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Gillian, 5th October 2018 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Absolutely wonderful place! Spotlessly clean, comfortable, plenty of equipment for all your cooking needs! A home from home. Location was superb with so many walks from the doorstep. Garden was secluded and secure which was perfect for our two dogs who also loved this place! :)

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Vicky, 10th September 2018 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

The place offers a return to the quietest most real part of oneself, a return to naturalness, on the edge of wilderness, far from the maddening modern crowd. Wake up before the sun has found its way over the mountain, either to curse or delight in the need to collect your own kindling to the soft sound of bleating sheep, odd twittering bird, snap oRead moref twig beneath woolly socked feet. I miss it as I miss home. Hide

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Joy, 3rd September 2018 Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

We had a lovely week at this cottage in late summer. It was very artistically decorated so if that sort of attention to interior design is important to you, you will be happy here. Having to go outside to access the upstairs bedrooms was made special too by the fairy lights that came on to light your way to bed. The large tree that overhung the outRead moreside stairs kept raindrops off. Waking in the morning and opening the bedroom door to see the green canopy of the tree was very special. Hide

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Reena, 24th August 2018 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Great location if you really want to get away. Peaceful & quite. The bedrooms are accessed via steps to the side of the property which means you have to go outside, but if you want something different and enjoy a bit of fresh air then Hillside Barn is a great place to say. The Barn itself is so cosy and has all the equipment and facilities a familyRead more would need. Theres also a sauna on site. We stayed with our 2 and 10 year old and had Friends visit us. The towels and bedding were great quality Hide

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WHERE TO FIND IT

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