Gilfach Farm Holiday Accommodation

The Barn Loft

Set like a jewel in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, the Barn Loft is super luxurious accommodation. Both cosy and private it's a place to snuggle down and get away from it all. It is snug, light, airy and free of draughts. It has a comfortable feeling and is well centrally heated from the farm biomass heating system. If the weather is good it is an ideal location for outdoor pursuits. If the weather is poor, stay inside and be cosy, reading, watching DVDs, listening to music, playing games.

The Space

The Barn Loft is made up of a open plan kitchen and lounge. There is a spacious, fully furnished bedroom with an en-suite shower room. The bed is king sized and has a super sumptuous 'Baavet' duvet (made in the UK, 100% British pure wool filling) and John Lewis luxury mattress toppers for an extra comfy nights sleep.

The loft has been completely redecorated and refurnished in May 2016. It has been refurbished with attention to detail to provide luxury accommodation. The bed linen and towels are all by John Lewis. The furnishings are solid oak and there are tiffany style table lamps. There are many beautiful pictures and items of interest on display.

The flat has:

  • a power shower with plenty of hot water
  • a DVD player and bluetooth sound bar for playing your own music
  • lots of DVDs, books, games and puzzles
  • a fridge, freezer and microwave as well as all the usual kitchen equipment

The farm has:

  • a laundry with washing machines and dryers
  • room in the barn for bike storage and drying equipment
  • a garden and BBQ that guests are welcome to enjoy

The farm itself is open to you to go for walks. There is a wonderful view of Pen-y-Fan from the top of the farm and plenty of wildlife to see with red kites and buzzards constantly circling up and down the valley. We also have woodlands - ancient, deciduous and conifer and a stream flowing along the lower border of the farm all of which you are welcome to explore.

Guest Access

The Barn Loft sits in the main farm complex in the main 16th century barn. You have your own access and come and go as you please. The private entrance to the attic is via a wooden external stairway at the rear of the barn.

Interaction with Guests

Hugh is the farm owner, lives in the main farm house opposite the barn and works on the farm during the day so he is available most of the time and is happy for you to knock on the door if you have any queries, need some help or advice on where to walk and what to see.

The Neighbourhood

The farm is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park - "from the depths of its limestone caves to the grandeur of Pen y Fan and Cribyn, its highest peaks, there’s plenty to explore in this gem of a national park. By day, there are moorlands, trails and towns to discover, while by night, you can feast your eyes on the stars" (URL HIDDEN)

The closest amenities are in Sennybridge village where there is a fuel station, small village shop and post office. To the east is the cathedral town of Brecon and historic market town of Llandovery.

Getting Around

You will need to have your own transport (see other things to note).

Other Things to Note

Please note that access to the farm is along unsurfaced track and crosses a culvert. This is usually not a problem however, after exceptionally heavy rain the track can get washed away into deeper ruts and the the culvert can flow over the concrete crossing point. There have been occasions when I have had to ferry guests across in 4x4. Even when the water is not a problem, low slung cars can find it difficult to negotiate the track. With care a vehicle such as a VW Golf can manage to get in and out quite easily.

There is a laundry in the barn that guests are welcome to use. The barn can also be used for drying and storage of bikes etc.

The farm is home to 12 horses 5 chickens 5 British White cows 4 ducks 1 cat and a dog.

You are welcome to be accompanied by one well behaved dog. Note that this is a sheep farming area. Also beware that the chickens are free range and must not be disturbed. Please towel dry your dogs feet!

This page last updated by Hugh Macmillan on Saturday, February 18, 2017