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Millbrook Barn Family Cottage in Llanddewi Skirrid, Monmouthshire

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
3 bathrooms

Millbrook Barn Family Cottage description

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Positioned in open countryside, this cottage has been lovingly created from an old barn on the owner's working sheep farm. Close to the hamlet of Llanddewi Skirrid and just three miles from Abergavenny, this property is full of character and retains many original beams, a large entrance hall, a spacious sitting room and a great games room. The cottage also boasts two beautiful wooden spiral staircases, allowing private access to one of the master bedrooms. The amenities of both Llanddewi Skirrid and Abergavenny are within easy reach, making this four bedroom property an ideal holiday destination.

Famous for The Walnut Tree restaurant, the small hamlet of Llanddewi Skirrid is set amidst stunning countryside. Overlooked by Skirrid Mountain, the village is also well placed for the Brecon Beacons National Park. With such impressive scenery, the region is packed with excellent walks and cycling routes whilst food-lovers will enjoy a trip to the Fox Hunter restaurant. Just three miles away is the market town of Abergavenny, set along the banks of the River Usk. This pretty town boasts a castle, museum, churches, and an indoor market hall in addition to good shops and a multitude of pubs and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy a trip to the Wye Valley, or take a walk along the Brecon Canal.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor, radiators on 1st floor & electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, Wii, stereo/CD, WiFi, DVDs/games/books. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgates. Off road parking for 3 cars. Patio with furniture & BBQ, large lawned area with mini football pitch. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: Sloping ceilings so limited headroom in main bathroom & all bedrooms. Note: Last 0.1 miles to property is down a single farm track, unsuitable for low suspension vehicles. Note: No stag/hen or similar.


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  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
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  • Linen provided
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  • Towels provided
  • TV
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  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mrs Lester
January 2016
An amazing property and the hosts are very friendly! I loved everything about it and we will return.
Mr Smith
February 2016
Millbrook Barn was an amazing place. The heated floors made it cosy and warm. It is very spacious and the games room kept the children and adults entertained.
Mrs Cook
November 2015
An excellent homely cottage with great facilities. We had our 21 month old daughter with us and the cottage was perfect for her with stair gates provided and a clean high chair also. She was very safe and had a wonderful time watching the sheep, horses, cows, cats and dog. Would definitely recommend and would go again.
Mrs Morgan
November 2015
We had a really great time, the property perfect for a family holiday the setting was beautiful with so much to see and do in the area. Overall the barn was well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches.
Mr Davis-Tilley
October 2015
It was a great property in a great location. The lovely living room and kitchen were easily big enough to accommodate the 7 of us on the holiday.
Mr Burke-Davies
April 2015
A beautiful tranquil location and a lovely barn, the owners were very friendly and helpful. Had a very well equipped kitchen.
Mr Chambers
April 2015
Millbrook Barn is in a lovely setting, very peaceful. Extremely well equipped and is a superb family retreat.
Mrs Shah
February 2015
Brilliant, the owners were beautiful people, it was a chance to relax in a very homely place. Liked the game room and under floor heating, it was well equipped and had beautiful scenery.
Mr Wood
March 2015
What a super cottage - absolutely 5 star. Well located for the Bike Park Wales too.
Mrs Day
September 2014
The cottage was quiet and peaceful with just the noise of the sheep close by. We loved the spacious living room with large areas of glass so it felt like being outside, inside. The pool table in the games room was fun at the end of the day. We were also blessed with fantastic weather!
Mr Doolan
September 2014
The house was lovely and had everything we needed, it was really comfortable and well equipped. The owners were nearby if we needed them but not intrusive which was the best of both worlds. A lovely quiet location. We had a great holiday.
Mr Walters
December 2014
It lived up to it's 5 star rating, excellent hosts and a nice touch of eggs and cake on arrival.
Mrs Davies
October 2014
The owners were extremely nice and very helpful and the barn was ideal for families. Being literally at the end of the road, it was so peaceful. It is definitely one to return to.
Mr Morton
May 2014
The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. A staggeringly beautiful area. We are looking to go again.
Mrs James
January 2014
Millbrook barn was outstanding! Loads of room and comfort for a large group. Everything we could need was supplied. The farm was pristine and the owners of the barn were lovely people. They made us feel very welcome without intruding on our time. The fresh farm eggs and home made cake that was given to us when we arrived was a lovely touch. We stayed over the Christmas period and the barn had been decorated tastefully and there was even a Christmas tree. We couldn't have been more thrilled.
Mrs Hampshire
February 2014
Accommodation was excellent and catered very well for our party with lots of bathrooms, TVs, games room and a super kitchen. It was situated in lovely countryside with a variety of activities to suit a range of people. The owners were very welcoming.
Mr Heathcott
January 2014
The house was extremely comfortable and well equipped, including many items for indoor entertainment which we made good use of when the weather was bad. I particularly enjoyed beating all my companions on the pool table. The hosts were very welcoming, providing us with a freshly baked cake when we arrived and chicken and duck eggs.
Miss Ritchens
October 2013
The barn was enormous, clean and had everything there you could possibly need! The owners went out of their way to be helpful. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Fantastic holiday!
Mrs Morse
November 2013
Very comfortable, well appointed cottage. Ideal for a family with young children and grandparents.
Mrs Walker
November 2013
Millbarn was extremely clean, welcoming, and had great facilities. We will be booking again soon.
Mr Morgan
May 2013
Rooms were a good size and very well appointed. Very pleasant country setting. Owners were very nice and quite helpful.
Mr Moloney
July 2013
Lovely location, peaceful and away from it all.
Mrs Miles
September 2013
We had a wonderful welcome, and everything was in good order. The facilities were excellent throughout, and it was peaceful, and with beautiful scenery. We would love to visit again.
Mr O'Brien
September 2013
I do not know what the Tourist Board rating for this house is, but if it is not the highest rating then it is wrong! A great place with all the trimmings, and very nice and helpful owners. I would certainly recommend this property to family and friends!
Mr Mac Mahon
September 2013
Garden ideal for young children and families.
Mrs Theaker
April 2013
A large barn conversion which was perfect for our 2 families to come together and relax in. The kitchen, in particular, became our focal centre.
Prof Brown
April 2013
Staying at Millbrook Barn was an absolute joy. The owners were helpful and friendly while totally respecting our privacy. The cottage was very comfortable and extremely well-equipped, with a lot of thought and care having been put into detail. Our grandchildren are already asking when we can go back!
Miss Minor
March 2013
A great size barn for 7 or 8 people, in a great location with lots of amenities.
Mrs Durham
March 2013
There was a lovely big kitchen table on which people could cook, eat, do jigsaws and read the paper all at the same time.
Mrs Day
October 2012
A lovely, comfortable property with room for the children to play outside in safety and the peace of being in the countryside.
Mr Stanyon
November 2012
Excellent warm accommodation with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Lovely big kitchen and lounge with great games room. Very peaceful location off the beaten track yet easy to get to places of interest.
Miss Buttle
December 2012
Our toddler loved his daily tour of the sheep, horse, ducks, chickens and cats. We stayed during a very cold November and the barn was really snug and warm. Also liked the huge amount of living space, enhanced by the games room.
Mrs Chadbond
February 2013
The standard of the accommodation was excellent. We were all very impressed with it as soon as we arrived! We loved the space to spread out, the super hot and fast showers, the huge table to sit around, the comfortable lounge, the helpful leaflets and visitor's book, the gifts of cake, eggs, cards, flowers and toiletries, the fantastic games room with the piano, which wasn't advertised and we wished it had been, then we could have brought more music! Thank you to the owners, who really have thought of everything! We all enjoyed being in this beautiful area and found plenty to do, even though the weather wasn't too kind to us. We would love to return. There were lovely beaches and cliffs, unspoilt towns, the city of Cardiff, free museums like the Big Pit, which we really enjoyed.
Mr Seedat
July 2012
An immaculate barn in very peaceful surroundings. Extremely spacious.
Mrs Wiles
July 2012
The cottage was excellent and well sited for getting around the area. 5 star.
Mrs Day
September 2012
The position and peacefulness of the property.
Ms Foster
September 2012
The best equiped kitchen we have ever been to, and the overall standard of the property was fantastic. Although we did not have kids with us the property is great for them with the animals, football pitch and games room.
Mr Scott
June 2012
We had a lovely holiday at Millbrook Barn, set in an idyllic, peaceful location. Far removed from the stresses of everyday life. The house was equipped with everything we needed, and much more besides. We hope to perhaps be able to return in the future.
Mrs Bailey
January 2012
The accommodation was spacious and child friendly. It was so quiet but easy to access Abergavenny and surrounding area. A beautiful spot the children loved the farm cats and the horses. Thank you for such a lovely property exactly as advertised.
Mr Long
June 2012
Millbrook Barn is miles from anywhere and the perfect place to chill out and savour the tranquility of rural life. The Barn itself exceeded expectations. So much thought and care had gone into ensuring that it was perfect in every way and provided everything a family could possibly need. We wanted for nothing. It was school half term week and so, obviously, the weather was lousy most of the time, but having such a fantastic place to spend more time in than anticipated more than compensated. The owners are very friendly and approachable, and are even posting back to me an AV lead I left in the back of the TV.
Ms Mackenzie
October 2011
We have just returned from a fantastic family holiday in Millbrook Barn. The accommodation was perfect for everyone - grandchildren, children and grandparents. Even in mid October the weather was kind to us and so we were able to enjoy the outdoor facilities! Indoors, everything was perfect for us - lots of space and every kind of entertainment imaginable - TVs all with DVD players, pool table, board games jigsaws and books for every age and taste. Fresh flowers and a home made cake on arrival. What more could anyone want?
Mr Lanston
June 2011
Liked everything. The owners could not have been more welcoming. There was a vase of fresh flowers and a freshly baked cake for us, tea, coffee, etc. They were most helpful and we had a very pleasant week at Millbrook Barn.
Mrs Johnston
August 2011
We had a fabulous time with a very friendly welcome. The cottage is large and very accommodating for two families with 4 young children. The facilities were outstanding and we had everything we needed to make our time so special with fond memories. The games room (and range of games provided) was a lovely touch and added to the family feel of the place. The opportunity to get closer to the sheep and horses on the farm gave the children a fantastic insight into rural life. The cottage is quite close to Abergavenny, which is large enough to have everything you need, but small enough to still have a village feel. Overall, a wonderful experience was had by all. Thank you for such a home from home.
Mr O'Neill
May 2011
Millbrook Barn is great value for money. Seven of us had a very comfortable week, the owners has made it a home-from-home. The Barn has been fitted out to a very high standard. If I were to move to Wales this is the place for me.
Mr Parker
May 2011
The owners of Millbrook Barn have taken great care to ensure that their guests are made very welcome and have a nice relaxing holiday.
Mr Mrs Boyer
April 2011
Millbrook farm was light, spacious and well equipped. The owners were really helpful and friendly. The games room and outside area were great for the children. The location was really peaceful and close to a number of visitor attractions.
May 2011
Lovely location with loads of places for children to play. Owners lived next door and couldn't do enough to help us, including having long conversations with our children while we sunbathed in the garden!
Mr Nicholson
January 2011
Lovely location, peace and quiet, fantastic facilities, very helpful and friendly owners. Would certainly recommend to family and friends. A fantastic way to spend New Year.
Mrs Welch
April 2011
An exceptional property, of a very high standard and in a lovely spot. Lots of space, both inside and out. The cake left by the owners went down well!
Mrs Alhazeem
November 2010
We thought it would be so cold during winter but the under floor heating was the best!
Miss Curran
September 2010
The cottage was really homely and perfect for our needs. It had everything we needed - it is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in. The owners were so friendly and helpful too. We would definitely recommend this place to others.
September 2010
The owner's family made us very welcome indeed. The cottage was ideal for 2 families to stay - the football pitch outside and the pool table inside kept the kids entertained all week and there was plenty of space for us all to spread out. Loads of lovely things to do nearby - mining museum, the coast, castles, waterfalls, lovely country walks. We will definitely be back!
September 2010
Our accommodation was well thought out, as it was perfect for both the adults and the children ie. pool table and football pitch. Scenery was amazing and on the doorstep. Everything worked and clean. We found the farmer and his wife to be warm and very helpful. The area had many activities for us to do, so many, we want to go back!
Mr Hesketh
August 2010
Exceptionally clean and well-presented. Very spacious and well equipped with everything that could possibly be needed. Splendid games room inc pool table. Welcome cake was very much appreciated. Very quiet and peaceful - beautiful location. Great rainbows!
Ms Woolford
August 2010
Exceptionally high standard of accommodation. Great location, easy to access lots of attractions, even though the Barn is very rural and well off the beaten track. Owners very friendly and helpful and had thought of pretty much everything you could need for your stay. Very impressed.
Mr Phipps
March 2010
Great family accommodation with everything you could want. Plenty to do, even on a wet day.
Mr Ali
June 2010
The surroundings views were great and it was a very peaceful and quiet environment.
Mr McIntyre
June 2010
Location was fantastic. Millbrook Barn was excellent value for money. Very clean, comfortable and homely. The owners made us feel very welcome. We recommend this property to everybody.
Nick S
June 2016
Millbrook Farm is fantastic accomodation located down a country lane around the Llanddewi Rhyddech Region of Wales and is especially great for families. It has a fantastic setting on a rural property that is only 12 minutes from Abergavenny by car. The accomodation is fantastically clean, and very well appointed with great outdoor and indoor areas for kids and adults alike. I would highly recommend this facility for your next trip.
Mrs Bartlett
July 2010
The Barn was extremely well equipped. It was in a quiet location. The owners were very friendly and made a point of coming to see that we were happy. We had a fantastic holiday and would like to return next year. Thank you.
Mr Cooper
July 2010
Superb accommodation in a beautiful spot, slightly isolated so journeys required for outings.
Mr Preston
March 2010
A perfect location and accommodation for getting away from it all. The house was superb and the owners have done an excellent job of re-furbishing the barn.
Ms Griffiths
March 2010
Could not fault in anyway. Absolutely fantastic property. Garden and house great for family and friends. Great layout, games room - fantastic!
Lauren C
August 2015
8 of us had the pleasure of a week at mill brook barn, when it came to the end of our stay I could of cried. I loved the barn and it's surroundings. We sat outside most mornings and watched the farm animals grazing. The barn was spotless and In such a wonderful location. You would definitely need a car to stay here but, if you don't mind paying for taxis then it would really be up to you. When we arrived at the barn we had fresh eggs and fruit bread awaiting us. The barn had such a lovely feel to it, I would recommend it 100% if you're looking for a countryside p/rural kind of holiday away from it all.
Deborah W
April 2016
This property was a lovely place to stay for a week near the Brecon Beacons. Plenty of space, yet homely with lots of rooms and well thought out touches e.g. piano, pool table, board games, other toys and plenty of books that kept the kids and adults entertained plus a well equipped kitchen. It is a barn so you will need to be mindful of the sloped ceilings and low beams in each room upstairs but this adds to its character. In addition to the lovely accommodation, there is a dedicated, flat, mini football pitch with balls and badminton racquets ready to use, beautiful views with sheep in the nearby fields, a friendly shire horse and sheepdog plus very helpful and lovely owners! Great rural location - you will need wellies, unless you are lucky enough to have no rain, as the barn is in a working farm at the bottom of a long farm track but not too far from plenty of places to visit. We enjoyed a muddy walk round the local area, a day at Cardiff Bay (Techniquest is great for kids of all ages), the Big Pit, LC waterpark in Swansea, boat hire along the canal at Brecon, a walk from the canal at Talybont-on-Usk to the reservoir and then round the nearby waterfalls. Many thanks to the owners (plus their grandson and his girlfriend) for taking the time and effort to make it such an enjoyable time for us all. Book it now!
John B
June 2015
In the narrow country lanes, not 10 minutes drive from Abergavenny, lies a hidden treasure. Millbrook Barn has been beautifully renovated and modernised with a large living room and kitchen (equipped with everything one would need) and 4 well proportioned bedrooms. We had 7 people stay, including one 8 year old and a 4 year old. There was space a plenty for all and the grounds were perfect for the children to run around safely and yet still experience the adventure of exploring a working farm. What made this so special though were the owners Brenda and Peter, a lovely couple who went out of their way to make sure my family and I were made to feel very welcome. Little touches such as the fresh eggs and the homemade cake made you feel at home and their warmness towards my son Jack and his cousin letting them feed the ducks and see the sheep being sheared was amazing. I would highly recommend Millbrook Barn to any family wanting quality time together. I know my family and I will be back as soon as we can.
October 2013
This was our third visit to Millbrook Barn - which really says it all! The barn itself has everything you could possibly need for a wonderful family holiday - loads of space, fantastic kitchen in which we fed 12 people with ease and a great games room, complete with billiard table and piano. Brenda and Peter are wonderful hosts and everything is taken care of, including fresh flowers, home baking and a supply of fresh eggs. The icing on the cake for our granddaughters was the presence of 4 tiny kittens just across from the barn. Can't recommend it highly enough
November 2014
I rarely write reviews, but felt compelled to come and give Millbrook Barn the thumbs up as we enjoyed it so much. The barn was spotlessly clean and very welcoming with plenty of space including a lovely lounge area, ample kitchen and games room. If you want rural, this is it... complete quite with beautiful surroundings - and a 10 minute drive will take you to some amazing walking locations. There were lovely welcoming touches. A lovely cake on arrival, fresh eggs and one of the owners popping along to check we were okay. But that was pretty much the single time we saw anyone, so privacy and quietness are ensured. I can't say anything negative. The only warning I'd say is that two of the bedrooms are en-suite, and the other two have a bath but not a shower available to them. But we just shared our showers so there really was no issue. All in all, highly recommended - and after this hotels are just going to seem very mundane.
April 2013
A property that is really "off the beaten track" and " out of the ordinary". The barn conversion has been skilfully carried out to a high standard and is very well equipped and thought out. The games games room with small pool tale , Wii and board games delighted our three grandsons. They also loved the one-ton shire horse that lives on the adjoining farm! This is an ideal property for family get-togethers with out-door eating spaces and lovely views. The grandchildren are already asking to go back.
March 2012
My familly and friends had christmas at millbroke barn. On arival christmas tree up cake on the table with a lovely note very clean warm and comfy. Kids loved the catS and horses and outside space to play. Although away from other properties close enough if you wanted a town. Perfect for us could not fault it
Frank Long
September 2012
Eight of us, five adults and three children, loved the week we spent in Millbrook Barn. Being Half Term, it rained almost non-stop, so we really appreciated everything the barn had to offer, and staying in such a luxurious place took the edge off our disappointment over the weather. The kids loved the farm cats, and the many amusements on offer in the Games Room. The adults enjoyed the comfort, the well equipped kitchen and the isolation, miles away from the nearest town. The owners have thought of everything, plus a little bit more. Millbrook Barn is well off the beaten track, and not easy to find first time round, but it's the perfect venue for a family break. If you stay there, make sure you visit the waterfalls above Talybont- quite beautiful! Also recommended is the pony trekking centre at Llanthony:
November 2010
Couldn't have been better - we were two families of 4 with kids from 9 to 14. Everyone loved the cottage. Big enough that we all had space (kids in the "games room" most of the time) but not so big that you felt you were knocking around in a warehouse. All mod-cons, comfortable - could not fault it. Views lovely, Abergavenny 5 minutes away, walks from the doorstep or down the road - easy access to M4 etc. Owners an absolute delight - friendly, welcoming, helpful but not in the slightest intrusive. One caveat for families with small children is that one of the two master bedrooms is up a different set of stairs from the other three bedrooms, fine for us but maybe not if you have younger children...
January 2011
If you want somewhere that is away from ia all, this is the place. other than the owners cottage the only neighbours you have are horses and sheep. Yet it is only 10 mins away from abergavanney - which is a lovely local town.
Siobhan Johnston
October 2011
What a wonderful stay!! Unbelieveable comfort for two families with four children in total, but there was room for more!! Owners were so accomodating (thank you so much for your time, cake and basics). Great place to tour abergavenny and areas around...fanstatic places to walk, eat, enjoy. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Will definitely recommend to all our friends and family
November 2010
This was a fantastic property, very well laid out and finished to an exceptionally high standard. So well equipped it was like home from home, almost every detail had been covered and the owners who live next door couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and the standard of the cleanliness and facilities illustrate how much pride they take in their property. The location is ideal for exploring the wider area, the property is quite hard to find the first time, it's very tucked away, but once you know where it is, it's really easy to get out and about. The garden and surrounding land are perfect for kids, we were two sisters and our partners and five kids between us ranging in age between 11 and 1 and they all throughly enjoyed being in and around the house, riding bikes, talking to the horses and sheep, playing football, cricket etc and inside, the games room and TV and DVD facilities kept them all out of mischief! And that's when we weren't out for the day, Raglan Castle, Cantref Farm and Hay On Wye were all highlights and we did geocaching on the Brecon Beacons and in abergavenny. Great holiday destination, perfect property, will definitely choose it again in the future.
November 2010
This cottage has absolutely everything you need. It is perfect for large groups and the owners are wonderful, they even left us a cake to feast on when we arrived. Would recommend Milbrook Barn to anyone, it is perfect.
November 2010
This was a fantastic property, very well laid out and finished to an exceptionally high standard. So well equipped it was like home from home, almost every detail had been covered and the owners who live next door couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and the standard of the cleanliness and facilities illustrate how much pride they take in their property. The location is ideal for exploring the wider area, the property is quite hard to find the first time, it's very tucked away, but once you know where it is, it's really easy to get out and about. The garden and surrounding land are perfect for kids, we were two sisters and our partners and five kids between us ranging in age between 11 and 1 and they all throughly enjoyed being in and around the house, riding bikes, talking to the horses and sheep, playing football, cricket etc and inside, the games room and TV and DVD facilities kept them all out of mischief! And that's when we weren't out for the day, Raglan Castle, Cantref Farm and Hay On Wye were all highlights and we did geocaching on the Brecon Beacons and in abergavenny. Great holiday destination, perfect property, will definitely choose it again in the future.
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