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Madog Barn

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7 Nights See prices

  • £700  to  £735

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Madog Barn

Madog Barn is a pretty converted 18th Century barn at the end of a quiet country lane in the heart of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Far from rustic, this lovely holiday cottage has a coveted 5-Star rating from Visit Wales and sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It's a favourite with couples, who love the secluded location in the Crai Valley, yet it is big enough for families. The views are incredible, and it'll inspire you to get out and explore no matter what direction you look.

Crai is a tiny village with sensational views, fantastic footpaths, bridleways and mountain bike trails, including those around the Usk Reservoir (eight and a half miles away). It's in the geographic centre of the national park and part of the Fforest Fawr Geopark. Head east to the peak of Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in southern Britain at 886 metres, or south to Waterfall Country. Local walking, climbing and mountain bike guides can plan a tour to your skill and experience, helping you make the most of your stay. Alternatively, book a walk with a miniature donkey or a pig, or learn a new skill like foraging, basket weaving, and sheepdog training. The Brecon Beacons is a working landscape, and activities like these help visitors really appreciate how wonderful it is.

The friendly market town of Brecon is less than half an hour's drive from the cottage. It has two supermarkets, a castle, a cathedral, a great choice of places to eat and drink, and specialist shops where you can browse happily for hours. Brecon is on the bank of the River Usk. Wander along to the Brecon Boathouse just outside of the town centre, and hire a paddleboard, canoe or pedalo, or brave the chill and go wild swimming.

Local attractions include the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, a great family-friendly attraction with shire horses, a dinosaur park, Iron Age Farm, and a subterranean world. There are castles galore, including Carreg Cennen, Tretower, and Dinefwr. The Brecon Beacons is famous for the quality of its food. Treat yourself to meals at local pubs where the menus are fresh and seasonal, or book your holiday to coincide with the award-winning Abergavenny Food Festival or the Brecon Beacons Food Festival. Swansea and Cardiff are all within easy reach for a day of shopping and sightseeing.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Alison Ross joined Independent Cottages in September 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (The Brecon Beacons)

Accommodation Comprises:

Madog Barn has been part of the Crai landscape for two hundred years. The 18th Century barn has been converted into 5-Star holiday accommodation split over two levels. Peacefully located, the detached barn is at the end of a tiny lane, on a small holding where the owner lives and keeps pedigree Jacob sheep and chickens.


  • Entry is through double glazed doors into a light-filled entrance hall with solid oak floors, and there is space to sit and remove your walking boots and hang your coats and bags.
  • The dining area flows into the fantastic country kitchen fitted with an electric oven and stove, microwave, large fridge/freezer, cupboards, and drawers stocked with equipment and utensils to cook and serve meals. There's also a washing machine if you need to throw a load in while you're away. The dining table seats four people.
  • Relax in the living room with its sofa and armchairs, fireplace with an electric "wood burner", a Smart TV with Freesat and a DVD player, and a selection of books and board games. This room also has lovely oak floorboards covered by a soft rug.
  • Climb the oak spiral staircase to the first floor.


  • First-floor landing with a small bookcase holding some bedtime reading choices.
  • Master bedroom furnished with a kingsize bed and bedside tables with reading lights and built-in wardrobes with fantastic view looking towards Pen y Fan.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds separated by a bedside table with reading light. There are built-in wardrobes and nice views over the garden.
  • Large family bathroom with a corner shower, bath, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The patio has a teak outdoor table and chairs with a parasol (BBQ available), but it's the views that will keep you outside all day and into the night when the dark sky turns on a stunning performance with more stars than you thought were possible. There is a sloping lawn with a bench and more unbelievable views. A green lane leading to bluebell woods passes the bottom of the garden.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included with your booking. One or two well-behaved dogs are welcome with the owner's agreement - please mention pets when booking. Smoking is not permitted. Should you/a member of your party have mobility issues, please contact the owner to discuss your requirements before booking. Sorry but due to the layout of the garden, children under six cannot be accepted.

Madog Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Thu, 28th Mar 2024 - Sat, 13th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Sat, 31st Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
Enquire with owner
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1874 636740 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Alison Ross
Member Since September 2021

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Madog Barn Noticeboard

The owners of Madog Barn are members of The professional association of self caterers uk.
Madog Barn is a registered self catering holiday let.
We do not consider Madog Barn suitable for children under the age of 6 due to the local terrain.
Children 6 years and over are very welcome and also non mobile babies.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Madog Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th June 2024
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