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A splendid bunkhouse offering group accommodation on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Walk onto lovely rolling hilltops from your door, play tennis on site, stroll to the local pub or simply relax.

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Rooms: 4 doubles, 2 twins, 2 bunk rooms

£1200 for a 2 night weekend, £1,850 for a weeks booking

Meals: Local pub 2 miles
Open: Year round
Address: Glynmeddig, Pentrefelin, Sennybridge, Poyws, LD3 8UA
Tel: +44(0)1874 638949
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Why we've chosen Glynmeddig Barn:

Reviewed by Florence Fortnam:

"Against the backdrop of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons, Glynmeddig Barn is a character-packed bunkhouse offering accommodation for up to twenty people, located on the Maughan family farm. Bunkhouse is perhaps a little misleading: “It’s not a camping barn; they’re good quality!” explains owner Punch Maughan. It's a stunning setting and the surrounding grounds are beautifully maintained, with neat lawns, a duck pond and quiet seating spots for reading, enjoying a glass of wine or contemplating those views.

"Walkers can follow the trails which Punch has mapped from the bunkhouse, whilst cyclists can hop on their wheels for a spin around the network of tracks in the area. There are lots of sites of interest to visit nearby – Carreg Cennen Castle, Dan yr Ogof Showcaves, and Big PIt, to name just a few. Rainy days won't stop play: there's a games room with pool, tables tennis and table football.

"A fun and friendly place to hang out with friends, family or colleagues. No rules, no regulations; just a relaxed setting, acres of space to roam and a the Brecon Beacons National Park on your doorstep."

>> Read Florence's full review of Glynmeddig Barn

Glynmeddig is perfect for groups looking for a self catering holiday or short break, for those wanting plenty of space for a reunion or celebration as well as for those looking for a base for an activity holiday in the Brecon Beacons.

Glynmeddig Barn has been lovingly restored with a wealth of old beams, arrow slit windows & rustic terra cotta floors. Originally stables & a hay barn it now offers a lovely living space for groups on holiday – room to all eat together, space to sit down and catch up with each other and a great games room to keep the children entertained….or indeed the adults too!! The main room is magnificent with the ceiling open to the rafters –the dining tables seats 20 and there are three big comfy sofas for relaxing on. Heated by under floor heating & a wood-burning stove the room is always warm and cosy.

Glynmeddig has eight bedrooms sleeping up to 20 people – the bedrooms offer a mix of double, bunk beds and twin rooms. Two of the bedrooms (sleeping 4 in each) are on the ground floor. We make up the beds for you – you just need to bring your own towels.

Catering for 20 is not a problem at Glynmeddig as there is plenty of cookware for all your catering needs. Should you want to be spoilt we have a couple of caterers who can either deliver a choice of pre-prepared dishes made with local food or will come and serve a whole meal for you. For those joyful summer days there is a BBQ on the south facing terrace just outside the dining area and we have a tennis court in arguably one of the most beautiful locations In Wales!

For those days when it is not so balmy outside (few in Wales of course!!) we have a games room with table tennis, a small pool table and table football. Although we hope you will have other things to do there is also a TV and DVD player as well as WiFi in the games room. 

Glynmeddig is fortunate enough to have a variety of footpaths heading in various directions from the property and we have had three walks mapped to help you discover the best way to the pub via a green lane, how to get onto Trallong common to the east or where to head up on to the hill opposite us to get the greatest views west to the Carmarthen Fans and the Brecon Beacons. In the Summer the Cilleni river just beneath us has a pool where our children have played and swum all their lives - made damns and fashioned swings off the bank....2 minutes walk down the field – heaven!!

How to have a greener holiday
Abergavenny is the best train station to head for with good connections to the main lines to London, the south and north. The journey to the property from Abergavenny does take 45 minutes, but the hosts are happy to connect guests with good taxi companies for pick up,  where you can then take the X43 bus to Brecon and change to the X63 out to Sennybridge where they are happy to pop down to collect you.

Onsite the accommodation is low impact and has earned Silver from the GTBS. The building is heated by underfloor heating which is powered largely by solar panels. You are surrounded by the great outdoors and have the opportunity here to spot Red Kites and spawning salmon in the river. The Hosts pride themselves on the detailed information they give to guests on local food, local events and walks that can be done right from the bunkhouse door. 

Punch Maughan at Glynmeddig Barn is a Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassador

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Top Features at Glynmeddig Barn

  • Underfloor heating is solar powered

  • Unique wildlife spotting opportunities

  • Plenty of options for local food, local events and walks

  • Awarded Silver in the Green Tourism Business Scheme



Glynmeddig Barn, The Brecon Beacons, Wales
Nearest train station: Abeergavenny, south Wales

Directions from station:
Abergavenny is the best train station to head for with good connections to the main lines to London, the south and north. The journey to us then does take 45 minutes We can put you in touch with good taxi companies to pick you up or you can take the X43 bus to Brecon and change to the X63 out to Sennybrdge where we can pop down to collect you.

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