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More beautiful barn conversion than bunkhouse, Wern Watkin is the ultimate pad for groups of walkers, cyclists and families looking for adventure in the surrounding Brecon Beacons.

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Rooms: Sleeps 30 in 7 en-suite bedrooms.

Beds from £20 per night.

Meals: Pub in village, 2 miles.
Open: Open all year
Address: Hillside, Llangattock, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, NP8 1LG
Tel: 01873 812307
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Wern Watkin Bunkhouse:

Having been awarded a gold award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme, you'd expect some impressive green features here, and you're not disappointed. With underfloor heating, solar panels, a ground source heat pump as well as a whole host of further eco credentials, the bunkhouse takes its carbon footprint very seriously. In 2013, they were awarded a goldstar for the greenest bunkhouse in the UK: an impressive accolade and highly deserved.

It doesn’t come much more rural than this. Windswept, sheep-sprinkled mountains roads lead you up and up to this converted barn, plumb in the middle of ancient woodlands and rare marshland on the Llangattock mountain. As you climb higher you anticipate great views, and from the top you're not disappointed. The old barn has been recently refurbished by the Fryers, who live in the house across the courtyard.

Despite its name, this place is more lovely barn conversion than regular bunkhouse. You’ll be spending little time indoors, (so tempting is the surrounding countryside), but if you want to take a break from tearing about and stick your feet up for the day, then the airy interiors, thoughtful layout and original barn features (exposed walls, beams) offer very comfortable surroundings to while away a lazy afternoon in.

>> Andrew Fryer from Wern Watkin Bunkhouse is a Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassador

Review of Wern Watkin
"Whether you’re on a school reunion, a family holiday, or you’re here with a group of scouts, ramblers, cavers or cyclists, the bunkhouse, says owner Andy Fryer, is a space which guests have the freedom to use how they wish."

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Top Eco Features at Wern Watkin Bunkhouse:

  • Ground source heat pump, providing free carbon neutral warmth all year round

  • Solar panels provide all hot water needs

  • Wern Watkin is part of zero carbon electric car charging network in Powys

  • Fantastic insulation throughout and a heat recovery system, taking heat out of damp air that’s extracted from the barn’s interior.



Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Nearest train station: Abergavenny

Directions from station:
Take the train to Abergavenny (roughly two and a half hours from London, changing at Newport), then hop on bus number 43, which runs between Abergavenny and Crickhowell, stopping off at Llangattock en route. The bunkhouse is a little walk from the bus stop uphill.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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