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Old Rectory Barn Stables


Barn Conversion, Gilwern

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms
  • Wifi
  • No smoking
  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible
  • Child friendly

A lovely barn conversion which provides exceptional eco friendly accommodation. Oak beams, character and comfort. Stables sleeps 4 but can be booked with Loft for a larger group. Dog friendly. With walks from the door you can park up and relax or use the Barn as a base to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Industrial Valleys of South Wales or the many castles of Monmouthshire. We are fully compliant with covid-19 regulations.

The accommodation

Old Rectory Barn is a stone detached property set in 5 acres above the village of Maesygwartha. Plenty of off road parking.

Stables is all on the ground floor with french windows to garden and patio area with barbecue. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, a double and twin, both of which are en suite. They have access to a private patio overlooking the valley. You have your own kitchen/living room with a dining table that seats 4 and comfortable sofa and chairs, Freeview digital TV and wifi. The fitted kitchen contains electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. A freezer and washing machine are in a separate utility. There is also a drying room for wet weather gear and secure storage for bikes etc. Dog friendly accommodation.

Prices are all inclusive of heating and electricity and linen and towels. We provide a welcome pack of local produce.

The Barn has won awards for its eco friendly credentials including rainwater harvesting and an electric car charger.

The location

Maesygwartha is a small hamlet close to Gilwern and just 10 minutes from Crickhowell and Abergavenny. Within the famous Clydach Gorge the Barn is surrounded by hills and farmland with open views from the property. You can walk or cycle straight from the door with easy access to the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. This is wonderful walking country and we have developed a selection of walks of varying difficulty that all start and finish at the Barn. Information about possible day itineraries in the car or by public transport is available for those who are unfamiliar with the area. There are mountain biking routes in the area and many a triathlete has trained on our hills but the canal provides a lovely flat bike ride for all the family.

Our area

The Barn is ideally located if you want to explore the Usk valley, Black Mountains or eastern Brecon Beacons. The Clydach Gorge is on the doorstep and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal within walking distance. If you love history there are plenty of castles and medieval houses to explore or for industrial history Blaenavon World Heritage site including Big Pit is an easy drive as are many other areas of interest. Contrasting experiences such as the City of Cardiff and Hay on Wye are also easily accessible.

The nearest village with shops and pubs that serve food is Gilwern but Crickhowell and Abergavenny are only 10 minutes by car. Abergavenny is a market town renowned for its Food Festival. Pretty Crickhowell set up the totally local scheme and won the 2018 British High Street Award and has the famous Bear Inn. Monmouthshire is a real 'foodie'county with a number of Michelin starred restaurants. Or try the fish and chip shop in Gilwern.

For children there are a number of activities in the area including Raglan Farm Park and Cantref Adventure Farm plus pony trekking and climbing centres and soft play for a dull day.

Guest comments

'A lovely weekend break. The whole family enjoyed themselves. We had a very warm welcome and loved the 'goodies' in the welcome pack. The accommodation is excellent and very well equipped. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. Thank you for a brilliant time.'

'Stables is beautiful and really well equipped.'

' Beautiful location and such a comfy place.'

' We loved the area and are definitely looking to return.'

' Fabulous accommodation. Thank you so much for the welcome pack - all delicious. Such a restful and relaxing place to stay.'

'Again a great stay at the Stables. Thank you Hilary and Graham for the hospitality and the lovely welcome pack.'

' It is a great location to explore this beautiful area. The Stables is very comfortable with all the extras we needed (and more).'

Our first holiday for 2 years and it has done us good to get away to such a beautiful place. Thank you for being so friendly.'

Travel info

We are easily accessible from all areas of the UK by road and we can supply directions for the last couple of miles if needed. We have plenty of off road and private parking with flat access into the Barn. There is an electric car charger point.

Travel by rail is possible to Abergavenny or Ebbw Vale where we are happy to pick you up by arrangement or you can get here by taxi or bus. The bus stop is approximately half a mile away but involves a steep hill.


Old Rectory Barn Stables

Barn Conversion at:

Old Rectory Barn
Monmouthshire NP7 0EY

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  • Hilary Lipscombe
  • Old Rectory Barn
    Monmouthshire NP7 0EY
  • Listed since March 2019
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