Ysgubor y Ffin

Right on the Welsh/English border, with exceptional views of the Brecon Beacons National Park
Guests: 6       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

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about the property

Brecon Beacons contemporary barn near Hay-on-Wye and Abergavenny. Secluded, but not far from pubs, restaurants and shops. Great for a family holiday at Offa's Dyke.

Ysgubor y Ffin lies in one of the most beautiful rural locations in the UK, enjoying marvellous views of Offa's Dyke and Red Daren from the doorstep. The house was converted from an 18th-century barn into a spacious home, combining original oak beamed character with a comfortable, contemporary living style. 

The house provides spacious accommodation for up to 6 guests: the main house sleeps 6 guests (it is priced for 6). If you would like to book for up to 10 people you can stay in our cottage annexe, that sleeps an extra 4 allowing different generations of the same family to holiday together comfortably, whilst retaining their own private spaces. Please see the Ysgubor Y Ffin Estate listing here for more details.

Ysgubor y Ffin is perfect for walkers -  you have direct access to a network of public footpaths that lead to Black Hill, the Offa's Dyke footpath, and Hay Bluff.

The house provides both privacy and tranquillity, yet are only 5 minutes drive from the nearest village, with shop, pub and post office.



latest review

Simply the most beautiful, restful and enjoyable week we have had for some time. The views are even better than the photographs and the house and cottage are so stylish yet homely. We wanted for nothi...

July 2019

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£1320 (based on 6 staying)
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£1710 (based on 6 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Double

facilities at Ysgubor y Ffin

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
media & technology
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome
high chair

map - location

in detail

WIFI and central heating throughout (except living room which has 14kW Clearview woodburner)

Main House

  • Large living room with 14kW Clearview wood burning stove (all firewood for this is included)
  • Home cinema system with Blu-Ray player and wi-fi connection to Apple TV
  • Large kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom with WC
  • Shower room with WC
  • Three double bedrooms (2x Kingsize beds and 1x double bed). Please note that one of the bedrooms is an open gallery above the living room


  • Large garden
  • Oak deck
  • Outdoor covered kitchen with two gas BBQs; large outdoor dining table
  • 20 acres of fields, woodlands and river banks


  • There is space for one medium/large breed dog, or two small breed dogs please keep them in the kitchen and dining room of the house and overnight in the enclosed entrance area next to the kitchen.


  • There are stairs to three of the bedrooms and one bathroom.
  • There is stair-free access to kitchen, dining room, living room, and shower room.

local area

This is a relatively undiscovered part of the UK with beautiful countryside, but with easy access to excellent restaurants and pubs, and culture and retail therapy in the book town of Hay-on-Wye and Abergavenny.

Local Interest

  • Guests are free to enjoy the surrounding 20 acres of fields, woodland and riverbank. There is direct access to a network of public footpaths.
  • Longtown village with its well-provisioned shop, post office and pub is five minutes drive away. 
  • Llanveynoe Church - 15-minute walk along the lane or through the fields and along the public footpath.
  • Longtown Castle - in the middle of the village.
  • Llanthony Priory & Cwmyoy Church - both in the next valley to the west of the cottage - a must when you are so near.
  • Red Daren/Offa's Dyke - directly opposite the  house
  • Cat's Back/Black Hill: the quickest way to the top of the ridge and great views - 10-minute drive to the car park just at the bottom of the hill.

Further Afield

  • St. Margaret's Church, a very beautiful medieval church with a wonderful carved Rood Screen - a 15-minute drive.
  • Abbey Dore Church and Monastery - a 20-minute drive.
  • Abergavenny - nearest market town (with a Waitrose, Aldi and Tesco) - a 25-minute drive.
  • Hay on Wye - the book town - retail therapy, good food and pubs. - a 25-minute drive.
  • The historic Marches towns of Ludlow, Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury and Hereford are within easy travelling distance.
  • City of Cardiff - an hour away, traffic permitting.

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customer reviews for Ysgubor y Ffin

Simply the most beautiful, restful and enjoyable week we have had for some time. The views are even better than the photographs and the house and cottage are so stylish yet homely. We wanted for nothing and relished every minute of our stay - the week passed all too quickly. From eating outdoors using the fast-cooking barbecue to playing Boules on the lawn outside-we have so many wonderful memories to cherish. There are simply loads of walks nearby. There are lots of board games and absolutely hundreds of books. Paula

July 2019

Everything about this place is amazing! The house, the garden, the views, the amenities, the walks...Its perfect for groups of up to 10. We were very sad to leave. Roy

April 2019

If you want some peace and quiet this is a great venue. The peacefulness of the surroundings was very special...the sound of birds, the distant waterfall and the occasional gentle bleating of grazing sheep. A very simply and tastefully converted stone house it has all the comforts and conveniences of being inside while having great rustic charm and the experience of being in the outdoors. The dramatic rise to Offa's Dyke is visible from several of the windows. We enjoyed going down to the brook and waterfall at the bottom of the hill. Jonathan

April 2019

Even better than it looks or sounds in the reviews! The location is idyllic a real escape with unbelievable views whichever way you turn. We had 8 of us staying with two dogs and the space was just perfect. The house is super cosy and really well decorated, the beds are unbelievably comfortable! Cosy fires and tonnes of board games, the perfect combination after long days of walking. We are already planning the next trip back. Bethany

February 2019

Ysgubor y Ffin is a delight; beautifully situated, warm and comfortable and fully equipped. We could not have wished for better, Thank you!

- Sue T,
January 2019

We had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful and spacious, everything was clean and the beds were comfortable. The house offers beautiful views of the valley - there are many walks in the area and a castle within less than 5 mins drive. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge is cozy and comfortable with plenty of games for rainy days." Simona

December 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Ysgubor y Ffin! The property is situated in a superb location with views from every window! We are looking forward to returning again soon! Thank you Michael

- Jeremy H,
November 2018

This is a beautiful house in an absolutely stunning spot. There is a lovely distribution of space in the house allowing for several different areas to socialise, read or relax depending on the moment. The outside seating areas mean you can make the most of nice weather. All the rooms are really nice, the beds are very comfortable making for a good night's sleep. We loved the well kitted out kitchen which had everything we needed. Thank you very much. Lydia

September 2018

Lovely venue for family get together with spectacular views of Offas Dyke. A party of 10, aged from 10 to 83 there was plenty of comfy space for everyone to socialise, good kitchen and great outdoor space. Highly recommended.

- Annie S,
September 2018

The place has spectacular views, is peaceful and relaxing and the house and annexe have been beautifully done. There is a perfect amount of space for shared activities as well as spaces for people to have relaxed time alone. We absolutely loved our time away and are looking to book again as we didn’t want to leave. - Becky

August 2018

The house is fantastic: authentic with a modern twist, spacious cottage annex, great outdoor terrace (with gas BBQ) , super convenient range cooker, lots of interesting books. The surroundings are breath taking...no words to describe it... Even when it's dark: never seen the milky way before... - Katrien

August 2018

Excellent accomodation and amazing spot. Especially loved the large very private garden with spectacular views. Ate outside and used the BBQ most nights. We had three generations of family staying from age 12 to 85 and everyone had a great time. Beautiful area of the country to visit. Kids went swimming at the Warren in nearby Haye on Wye. Katie

- Katie barlow ,
August 2018

Really superb house and cottage which have been very tastefully restored and are situated in a wonderfully peaceful spot with dreamy views. - Gavin

June 2018

Our second time here and loved it even more than last time. Just such an amazing place! Brilliant location, awesome place, super comfy and cosy and we were lucky enough with the Spring weather to eat outside and make use of the whole space. Great place for birders too, saw red kite and redstart and heard cuckoos from the garden. - Hollie

April 2018

Such a wonderful place to stay, the views are amazing. A very beautiful house which is warm and clean and homely. We had a wonderful time and would definitely like to book again next year. - Debbie

April 2018

"Beautiful barn, cottage and location. Really nicely furnished property, with a striking modern steel staircase and wonderful wood-burner in the main living space. A great combination of rustic barn and modern comfort. Homely, functional and very well-equipped kitchen. We arrived in the dark and were aghast at the beauty of the surrounding valley when we woke. Stars at night were amazing in clear weather. Projector and quality speakers/surround sound for a cosy film night. We walked to the nearby castle, shop and pub in Longtown. We would love to return.” - Ben

April 2018

Beautiful location and home perfect for our group trip away for a 30th. Plenty of space, comfy beds and cozy fireplace. Amazing scenery. Would go back! - Georgia

April 2018