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Argoed Barns

Talachddu, Powys, Wales
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Rural family run site with stunning views offers a cottage, shepherd's hut and geodome with hot tub near Brecon.

Deep in the Brecon Brecons you can find Argoed Barns, a family run site offering 3 very different properties; a beautiful Byre cottage that sleeps up to 5, a romantic shepherd's hut that sleeps 2 and a wonderful off grid geodome with hot tub that sleeps 2. All in their own secluded private spots with stunning countryside views, this is the perfect place to get away from it all and do as much or as little as you like. 

The Byre, better known as the cowshed, is a delightful cottage with open plan living downstairs and 2 master bedrooms (yes they are both that good!). One bedroom is on the ground floor and has French windows that lead out onto the patio, whilst its bathroom has a bateau bath for soaking in. Upstairs you can find the other spacious bedroom complete with pedestal bath within it and amazing views across to the Black Mountains. Outside you can sit and relax and enjoy a BBQ on the terrace or alternatively keep warm inside by the wood burning stove and make use of the fully equipped kitchen and TV if the weather isn't being kind to you. Sleeping 4/5 this property suits a family or 2 couples holidaying together. 

The Shepherd's Hut has been built to high specification and not only features a full length bed, perfect for stretching out on, but also a wet room! With oak floorboards, underfloor heating and a wood burning stove, you may never want to leave! However the lure of the countryside that can be seen from the windows will entice you into the fresh Welsh air. Outside you can find a bench and picnic table, plus a fire pit, perfect for toasting marshmallow's on under the starry night sky. 

The Dome is perfect for those looking for a glamping experience as it benefits from being off grid yet with all the home comforts that you desire. A beautiful brass bed is the main feature within the dome and from it you can enjoy the views through the large 5m wide window. Designed by the owner, there are plenty of unique and unusual pieces of furniture that add to its charm. Of a night you can turn on the lanterns and relax in the bubbles of the hot tub before returning inside to read a book, play cards or simply snuggle with your loved one. Simple washroom facilities are located just a few feet away and include a gas powered shower and posh composting loo. 

Locally you can enjoy a spot of cycling, walking or even a guided tour in this beautiful location. Animal lovers can partake in horse-riding, sheep trekking or piggy walking whilst those who enjoy being out on the water can try their hand at canoeing, windsurfing or sailing. There are many festivals throughout the year in this area including the Royal Welsh Show in July, Brecon Jazz festival in August and the Abergavenny Food Festival in September so do please enquire. 

Byre - 7 night stays cost £700 and 3/4 night stays out of season will be considered and cost £450 with Monday or Friday arrival days. Children and dogs welcome. Dogs cost £15 per pet per stay. Available all year round. 

Shepherd's Hut - Min 2 night stay with prices from £120 - £140 per night including continental breakfast hamper. No children or pets. Available all year except Christmas. 

Geodome - Min 3 night stay with prices from £135-£150 per night. Adults only. One dog welcome at at additional cost of £15 per stay. Open March to October inclusive. 


Room Types

Double Ensuite
Whole property for 5 or more

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