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Cwm Steps Barn

Longtown (2.4 MLs NW), Herefordshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Working farm
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

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  • A traditional barn conversion set deep in the Olchon Valley within a working farm
  • A great base for walkers with access onto Black Hill, The Cats Back, and Hatterrall Ridge
  • Explore the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 88510

Located in a quiet valley high in the Black Mountains, this traditional barn conversion makes an ideal base suitable for couples wanting to enjoy the outdoors and explore the Brecon Beacons.

The Olchon Valley is situated on the Herefordshire/Welsh border within the Black Mountains on the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s an area of special scientific interest, with a profusion of birds, plants, and animals, some rare, along with no light pollution – it is a great place for stargazing. Here, you can leave the car behind and head into the Black Mountains, climb onto the Hatterrall Ridge to join the Offa’s Dyke Path where you can walk out to the Hay Bluff and Twmpa, or enjoy the ruins of Llanthony Priory. There is also canoeing, pony trekking, and climbing available within the park. For a more cultured day out, you can visit one of the many market towns including Hay-on-Wye (12.5 miles), Abergavenny (13 miles), and Crickhowell (21 miles).

Set deep in a valley across acres of farmland, here you can step back in time and relax within the grounds of a working livestock farm. This traditional barn situated within the heart of the farmyard offers spacious accommodation with many original features. Step inside and leave your boots within the utility area, you will find a Belfast sink which is great for rinsing muddy boots along with a WC. From here you will step into the lounge/dining area, a charming space with low ceilings, exposed beams, and stone walls. There is a deep windowsill perfect for a lazy afternoon with a good book, comfortable seating, a wood-burning stove, and a TV. For dining a generous table that will easily seat 4 guests. There is a well-equipped kitchen with an electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge with an ice compartment. From the lounge, there are a couple of steps up to a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed. There is an en-suite shower room with a shower and WC.

Outside guests can make the most of the enclosed gardens to the front and rear of the barn. There is space for dining with a table and chairs, along with a dedicated area to cook on the BBQ. There is off-road parking for two cars and storage for bikes.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size
  • 1 shower room - shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge with ice compartment
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (First basket of logs included)
  • TV in lounge
  • Enclosed garden with table and chairs and BBQ area
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Storage for bikes
  • Pubs and shops 2.5 miles
  • 1 Dog permitted
  • Please note, there is no Wi-Fi at the property
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.


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Reviewed by Roger 8th July 2022

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We had a very restful and relaxing week at The Steps Barn, a very recent and comfortable barn conversion. The owners, Sara and Richard are friendly and helpful. The property is on a rural working farm, in every sense of the word, so expect to see sheep, goats and the owners border collie dogs on your doorstep at any time of the day. We found the anRead moreimals to be very endearing! There are lovely views across the fields and farmland from the 2 enclosed gardens. A good base to visit local attractions Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The ancient fishing village of Polruan lies just across the river from the delightful civil parish of Fowey, a bustling picturesque town packed with quirky coastal shops, art galleries and restaurants. Surrounded by some of the region’s most enchanting countryside, this pair of Cornish cousins have a truly magical feel about them. Polruan, with its steep hill and charming cottages looking down over the pretty harbour, and Fowey with its timeless maritime charm, are linked together by the Fowey Estuary, a haven of colourful sailing and fishing boats dotted about on the water.

A short drive away are the nearby harbours of East and West Looe with their quayside restaurants, sandy beaches and wildlife boat trips. The village of Polperro, with its fascinating smuggling history and horse pulled tram is a must-see and Charlestown, with its huge square sail ships is famously known as the key filming location for the hit TV series, Poldark. Children will love winding their way through the scenic coastal landscape with the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and for those brave enough, there is ample opportunity to hunt down the mysterious beast of Bodmin Moor.

The beautiful capital town of Truro with its magnificent cathedral and wide boulevards is just over an hour away by car and the newly redeveloped St Austell, home to the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within forty-five minutes. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and nature reserves, lakes and rivers, the area boasts some of the best sailing and watersports in the UK. If you are looking for somewhere remote and unspoilt, but with lots to keep you busy, Polruan is the perfect choice.

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