Nearing the top of Pen-y-fan in the Brecon Beacons
Brecon Beacons Waterfall
Brecon Beacons View
Llangorse Lake with Boats

merryfields barn guestbook

J & S, New Mills, Derbyshire, UK 4th Jan 2020

“What a fabulous place to stay – loads of space, wonderful views but still warm and cosy. The cottage has everything and the welcome basket was really generous. We have had some lovely walks up Table Mountain and The Llangattock escarpment. Thank you.”

A & D, Wokingham, Berks. UK 27th Dec 2019

“Thank you for the hamper and allowing us to enjoy our 3rd visit to Merryfields Barn. It never fails to impress us – the cleanliness and comforts of the barn to the views across the valley. We go home rested and a lot less stressed.”

M, A, C & J, Hanbury, Worcs. 1st Nov 2019

“Another wonderful holiday. This really is a home away from home and we are never happier than when looking out over Crickhowell in the morning with the sun rising over the hills. Thank you – see you soon.”

R & G, Leicestershire & Ireland 21st Aug 2019

“A wonderful home from home (if home had hills and views like this!!). All this and eco-friendly too (Greta T would be proud of you!)”

M family, Cologne, Germany 26th July 2019

“What a beautiful and comfortable place! We enjoyed the lovely kept garden, had nice walks along the canal and some great mountain bike tours in The Beacons. A 5-star rating from us – we hope to come back some day.”

M, A & D, Bournemouth, UK 28th June 2019

“What a treat this week has been! Thanks to Steve & Angela for this comfortable and well-equipped barn with the most amazing views – and for the bara brith and apple juice!! Crickhowell is so friendly and we have really enjoyed exploring this beautiful part of Wales – Table Mountain, Tretower, Raglan Castle, Talybont Reservoir, lakes, canal and river walks.”

P & G, Pembrokeshire, UK 16th May 2019

“What a lovely, cosy barn conversion in a truly fantastic location. Beautiful scenery… ideally situated for canal walks and not far to drive for some big hill climbs. Very welcoming hosts making sure all was OK. Our dog settled here immediately. Great mini-break and would love to return.”

L & A, Wombourne, Staffs, UK, 6th May 2019

“Our second stay at Merryfields Barn and it’s been just as perfect as the first. The barn is spotless, warm, exceptionally equipped and has views to swoon over. We’re going home chilled and happy.”

C & A, Wokingham, Berkshire, UK 8th March 2019

“Another fabulous short break in this scrumptious barn, can’t get enough of this place – always warm and welcoming in every way.”

F Family, Braunton, Devon, UK, 24th February 2019

“Thank you for such a warm welcome. The barn is perfect – exactly what we needed for a family holiday. Well-equipped, beautifully finished and cosy. Our week was jam-packed with walks, both old favourites and new finds; children and dogs are exhausted. Steve & Angela are the perfect hosts. We really appreciated the welcome hamper-best Bara Brith I’ve tasted! Thanks”

S & P and dogs, Hampshire, UK, 8th February 2019

“What an amazing find – great location and close to family in Brecon. Did some lovely walks and what a lovely house to come back to!”

C & J, Loire Valley, France, 11th January 2019

“Well, they say there’s a welcome in the hillside” and there surely was – Wonderful welcome awaiting us in the barn. Steve and Angela think of everything. Wonderful stay catching up with family – probably our 3rd or 4th visit. Warm and homely, everything you might need is available.”

H & P families, Norfolk, UK, 28th December 2018

“Had an amazing week in this amazing property. Have stayed in many holiday cottages but this has to be the best for the quality of accommodation and those stunning views, helped by some lovely December weather. Had some great walks along the canal path. Thank you for the lovely welcome hamper – much appreciated.”

J, M & A, Tonbridge, Kent, UK, 12th October 2018

“This is our first visit to this part of Wales and to Merryfields Barn. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – from the comfort of the accommodation to the walks in the countryside and along the canal towpath. The autumn sunshine has also been a bonus, creating some marvellous views from the barn. Thank you.”

J & J, Milton Keynes, UK, 16th September 2018

“What an amazing, well-appointed bolt hole away from city life! Beautiful views and the ideal base from which to visit and escape from the Abergavenny Food Festival. I will recommend the barn – but only to a select few – ha-ha. Thanks”

A & P, Sussex, UK, 29th June 2018

“We’ve had a really lovely week in this beautiful barn. We love that it feels so secluded but you are only minutes away from the bustling town of Crickhowell, with its great selection of shops. We have had fantastic weather and sitting in the shady garden after a long walk in the morning has been another highlight. Thank you, Angela and Steve, for making us feel so welcome and for the Bara Brith. We will definitely be back”

Y Family, Bristol, Avon, UK, 7th June 2018

“What a lovely house and location. We used it as our base for The Hay Festival – the commute was fine. We also explored the area – fab walks, brilliant scenery. We also loved the companionship of the resident pheasant and pony. We’ll be back!”

B Family, Richmond, Yorkshire, UK 4th May 2018

“Always have a cottage holiday – made a good choice for location and excellent accommodation. Warm, comfortable, well-equipped & those views!!! Best ever, we think – Nice welcome hamper, friendly hosts. A really beautiful part of Wales which we are delighted to have been to, many thanks”.

M & KB, Canberra, Australia, 30th March 2018

“Thanks so much Angela and Steve. The barn is an amazing, elegant and well-appointed place to stay amidst this stunning countryside. We’re almost sure to come again.”

L & TS and family, Dorset and Oxford,UK, 23rd March 2018

“What a lovely, cosy barn – such a great holiday home. Very well equipped and stunning views. Super tasty chutney and marmalade in the hamper. Thanks! Hope to be back again.”

CD & DP, Cardigan and Chesterfield, 12th March 2018

“This was our 5th visit and the barn is as lovely as ever. Such a lovely place to be based. We had a nice walk along the canal at Llangynidr and also at Abergavenny. Thanks for the welcome pack”

J, M & K, Devon, UK, 29th December 2017

“We had the most majestical Christmas in a beautiful barn with amazing views. This was the ideal location to for Christmas and walking. The lovely touches of the decorated Christmas tree and small hamper added to a wonderful stay. We will definitely come back for more R&R and walking.”

CS & SR, Cambridge and Hampshire, UK, 19th November 2017

“We always love staying here, views are lovely and walking fab. Dogs always love it here – such a warm, welcoming barn, it is just like coming home. This is our favourite retreat in the whole country for a weekend walking. Fruit loaf was scrummy, thank you. Always appreciate the little hamper!”

J & J K, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, 17th November 2017

“Another very happy stay in this lovely, warm barn. The twinkling lights of Crickhowell at night give much pleasure. We are not walkers but find plenty to keep us busy. Christmas shopping in Crickhowell is a joy with the lovely, independent shops. Bookish is a great favourite for coffee, cake and books. Look forward to our next stay.”

E family, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, 3rd November 2017

“A fantastic place for us to enjoy exploring the beautiful hills as a family, escaping the routines of life. Many thanks for sharing your warm and well-appointed barn.”

W family, Essex, UK, 9th October 2017

“Lovely, homely barn, plenty to do in the area. Everyone in the village was extremely friendly and great with our 2-year old. We loved the butchers as the meat was mouth-wateringly good, the bakery too had some lovely cakes. Plenty of places to visit – Cantref, the caves, the boats at Brecon and also went on a steam train which our daughter loved. Thank you for having us.”

J & M, Kessingland, Suffolk, UK, 29th September 2017

“What can we say!!! Beautiful barn, Fab views, Great things to do. Recommend Brecon Canal trip, the show caves, Brecon Railway and Talgarth Mill. Thank you.”

J & K, Somerset, UK, 22nd September 2017

“WONDERFUL! Stunning accommodation, glorious views, magnificent walks, lovely food and the weather not too shabby either.”

S Family, Hampshire, UK, 11th August 2017

“A beautiful cottage and amazing location. We have had a wonderful week. Recommend Hopyard Cycles to hire bikes, also the waterfall walks. Big Pit mining museum is excellent. Thanks for a wonderful holiday. Great views and no crowds – fantastic!!”

G Family, Horsham, Sussex, UK, 4th August 2017

“A fantastic rural retreat! The barn conversion with its spectacular views has helped us have a much-needed relaxing break. We thoroughly recommend The Bear, The Beaufort and The Dragon’s Head in Llangenny. The baker’s in Crickhowell is also a must! With lots of thanks!”

H Family, Nottingham, UK, 28th July 2017

“We loved Merryfields Barn – stunning position and so lovely and clean and well-planned inside! It was a joy to stay there. Many thanks again for a superb holiday.”

A & A, Lancashire, UK, 7th July 2017

“Enjoyed every minute of our 2 week stay in this first class accommodation. So peaceful, great weather, good views, great local walks. Well-stocked shops in Crickhowell, dined out at The Dragon and The Bear – also excellent fish and chips. Thank you – hope we will be able to make a return visit!”

H, J & D, Guildford, UK, 9th June 2017

“A wonderful week which has gone by far too quickly. This is my first stay at Merryfields and I don’t want to leave! it is the most idyllic and perfect place that has done me the world of good. The view is simply phenomenal … the barn is simply lovely and feels like the perfect home. Being able to look down on the twinkling lights of Crickhowell has been a wonderful end to the days this week.”

SM, Cotswolds, UK, 2nd June 2017

“A lovely stay in your delightful barn. The views are superb and it has been a lovely oasis after a day at The Hay Festival”

S-J & S, Dartmoor, Devon, UK, 26th May 2017

“We love this place and shall miss it – there is something very special here! We have felt very at home, relaxed and calm – wish it was ours!!! Thank you very much for the privileged and thoroughly enjoyable break. (P.S. no negatives at all!). Hope to visit again, soonish”

B, C and S, Tring, UK, 19th May 2017

“What a wonderful place! Thank you so much for a fabulous holiday. The barn is totally a home from home but with much better views! We’ve spent every day walking – can especially recommend waterfall country – and every evening relaxing in the barn. Perfect. Can’t wait to come back soon.”

N & J, Lutterworth, UK, 28th April 2017

“This is our second stay at Merryfields Barn and we can’t wait to stay again. Steve and Angela are the most wonderful hosts – lovely things to eat in the welcome pack. Thank you so much. We feel so at home here in this most comfortable and delightful barn”

B family, Checkendon, UK, 14th April 2017

“Our first visit but hopefully we’ll be back soon. Fabulous barn with wonderful views. Tough but great walking up Pen y Fan and Table Mountain as well as easy, scenic walks on the canal. Lovely stuff”

M, N & family, Borehamwood, UK, 14th April 2017

“I don’t want to go home! Wish I had booked for longer. Lovely property, beautiful views and very cute foal (in paddock)! You have thought of everything and I especially love the utility room! Thank you”

B Family, Berkshire and Pembrokeshire, UK, 21st March 2017

“Another lovely stay in this gorgeous barn. Fabulous walks along the canal and the delights of Crickhowell just 5 minutes away. All in all, hard to beat! No doubt we will return”

D & P families, West Wales and Derbyshire, UK, 20th February 2017

“Our fourth stay in this lovely, cosy barn. Thank you for the welcome pack. Had a lovely walk along the canal at Llangynidr and back along the River Usk”

S Family, London, UK, 16th February 2017

“Very enjoyable stay in this warm, cosy, bright and spacious house – very well equipped… great views and good location close to Crickhowell”

N & J, Bromsgrove, UK, 2nd Jan 2017

“Fabulous New Year break. Accommodation was great – best holiday home we have stayed in – thank you! Plenty to see and do – hope to return soon.”

E & D, Bristol, UK, 28th November 2016

“Such a wonderfully comfortable property. The views are beautiful – especially Crickhowell ‘Twinkling’ on an evening. Everything is top quality! We hope to return soon. Thank you”

CM, Telford, Shropshire, UK, 25th November 2016

“Perfect! Just perfect… Thank you!”

J & J, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, 18th November 2016

“As soon as we arrived, we felt at home. So warm and comfortable with stupendous views. One of the delights has been the twinkling lights of Crickhowell below us at night. Another delight is Crickhowell itself, with its range of different shops – a great bookshop, lovely coffee shops, marvellous butchers – everywhere very obliging. Thank you Steve and Angela… we have no doubts that we will be back – it has been a brilliant pre-Christmas break”

S & A, Bremen, Germany, 29th October 2016

“We loved our stay at the barn very much – as always! … we could easily relax and fill up with a lot of new energy! Thank you very much – especially for the wonderful welcome – a warm house with a delicious cake – what more could you ask for? :)”

R, M, G and J, Kent and Buckinghamshire, UK, 14th October 2016

“Thank you for a lovely few days in the barn – so comfortable, warm and well-equipped plus the welcome pack, we enjoyed it all – plus amazing, dry, sunny weather! So much more to see and do, I suspect we will be back… Thank you”.

C family, Worcestershire, UK, 16th September 2016

“WOW – simply outstanding, having enjoyed a week of sheer bliss; from the moment we arrived we felt completely at home. Wonderful welcome hamper with home grown produce was appreciated and our 2 year old has enjoyed himself so much… This has made for a perfect holiday, the weather has been great – we are so pleased to have found Merryfields Barn – it is a special place for our hearts”.

D-D family, Koekelare, Belgium, 9th September 2016

“The moment we arrived we immediately felt at home in the barn… which has been made into a charming and stylish practical holiday cottage, finished to a very high standard – really ‘Chapeau’!! We also love the 360deg views of the green pastures and mountains and the village of Crickhowell”.

C family, Oxfordshire, UK, 19th August 2016

“…our stay was perfect. Cannot recommend this place highly enough and already have friends asking me about it on Facebook. Watching the sun rise over the hills was worth getting up at 5am.”

F & M, Bielefeld, Germany, 13th August 2016

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this superb barn! The spacious living area, the peace and quiet that enabled us to sleep late were very much appreciated. The weather permitted plenty of walks and trips, our favourites being a visit to Rhossili Beach and the Four Falls Trail! The Eisteddford was a stunning experience too, giving us a fantastic idea of Welsh culture. There’s still plenty left for us to do, so we will have to return soon!”

D & J R, Wiltshire, UK, 10th June 2016

“Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful holiday home. What a week! Totally spoilt with the lovely barn, welcome pack, the view, great walks – and the weather couldn’t have been better. The birds in the locality are quality, especially Oswald, the surviving Tawny Owlet. Such a friendly community – it was a pleasure to visit Crickhowell again. Plenty more to do next time!”

L family, Berkshire, UK, 3rd June 2016

“Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely barn. We found it very comfortable and well equipped. The location was wonderful and we all had a very nice time. The kids have been asking when we will be going back again!”

S & E Y, Berkshire, UK, 23rd May 2016

“What a beautiful home from home. Watched owls hunt in the meadow at twilight… Loved our stay here – magical just about sums it up. The cottage is just as beautiful and nurturing as the stunning landscape. This will be the first of many trips here, I hope.”

S & P, Hampshire, UK, 13th May 2016

“Our 3rd visit and as relaxing and comfortable as ever! Where else does the dawn chorus last until dusk?”

R family, Dorset, UK, 6th May 2016

“The most comfortable holiday home we’ve ever had (in 50 years!) and the most magical view, too”

J & W, Gloucestershire, UK, April 2016

“Merryfields Barn is the nicest self-catering place we have ever stayed in. Comfortable, well-equipped, it has a real luxury feel. The weather was great, the location is perfect and we look forward to coming back for a longer visit”

D, W, L & E, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK, March 2016

“We’ve had a fantastic week here in the lovely Brecon Beacons. The kids have enjoyed it immensely. Some spectacular views from Merryfields Barn … made this a really outstanding place for us to stay. The barn is beautiful – we will be recommending it to all our family and friends…”

T family, Devon, UK, 26th February 2016

“What a lovely barn; so clean, warm and relaxing. The views are amazing and it is so peaceful here”

C & A, Essex, UK, 23rd January 2016

“Probably the best self-catering let we’ve ever rented, from the luxury of the barn itself to the jaw-dropping views to the friendly locals, it really has been perfect – even the weather was good!”

S & A, Germany, 24th October 2015

“Our third time to the barn – our first in autumn. It is even prettier than in the summer with all the beautiful shades of red and yellow on the trees! It was so nice to arrive late to a warm house! We enjoyed picking the raspberries and apples. Hope to come back again next year!”

M Family, London, UK and Tennessee, USA, 4th September 2015

“Well, this is anything but a barn! We don’t see how you could make anything better. Merryfields Barn and Crickhowell exceeded our wildest expectations. Thanks so much.”

J and F families, Norfolk & Yorkshire, 21st August 2015

“We have loved our week at Merryfields Barn. The barn is beautiful, comfortable, private and altogether lovely – and a wonderful place to stay with dogs – not just because of the easy-clean stone floor but also because Steve and Angela have been completely relaxed about our terriers running around outside. We have walked a lot, mostly up and down the canal and through the pine forest.”

A, T & O, Ascot, Berkshire, 14th August 2015

“‘We have really enjoyed our week here and time has gone far too quickly – always the sign of a good holiday. The barn is lovely, with such wonderful views and we have become addicted to Bara Brith and Welsh Cakes every day. We loved visiting ‘Big Pit’ and were lucky enough to visit Brecon during the Brecon Jazz Festival. All in all, a great stay in a fab location, so thank you very much.”

B family, Netherlands, 7th August 2015

“We had a wonderful time here in Wales. We made some nice walks and the food was great. The barn is a great place to spend your vacation. Thank you!”

M & N, Andover, Hampshire, 31st July 2015

“Delightful barn, well-equipped and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our week break here.”

G family, C & H, Somerset, UK, 24th July 2015

“Thank you so much for letting us share a corner of your beautiful home!! Merryfields Barn has given us the perfect retreat – the views are just breath-taking and the setting is so peaceful  … it’s idyllic. We love it if you turn left and follow the road up onto the national park – only 8 mins and perfect for dog-walking. The towns of Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye are all lovely. This area is very, very pretty and we hope to be back soon – there is so much to explore. Thanks again for making us so welcome.

K & L, Somerset, UK, 17th July 2015

“Wow! Just wow! Such an amazing place to retreat to from our busy lives. The barn took our breath away when we arrived and has been the perfect base for us to explore. We walked the canal on our first day and headed to waterfall country on the second day, which is stunning. We explored Crickhowell – everyone is so lovely, with great customer service. Black Mountain Gold Chocolate is a must for any chocolate lovers. We decided to walk Pen y Fan – 886m to breath-taking views and we saw lots of families with young children, so probably a good walk for most people. Food at The Rectory (400m from the barn) was divine and very well-priced and The Bear was equally as tasty. Wildlife in the garden has been fab – red kites, woodpeckers, baby frogs, owls, bats, ducklings – we can’t wait to come back next year!”

C, C, C and G, Oxfordshire, UK & Holland, 24th June 2015

“‘Idyllic setting’ is not overstating it and the weather was kind. A mix of views, family history research, food tasting and a restful, cosy barn to retreat to after each busy day. Thanks for your hospitality.”

J & T, Norfolk, UK, 19th June 2015

“What a wonderful place! Lovely hosts, fabulous accommodation, breath-taking views and so much to do. Next time we’ll come back for longer. Lovely, lovely…”

B Family, Berkshire, UK, 8th May 2015

“Our second stay, too – Thank you again for sharing Merryfields Barn – peace and quiet to recharge our batteries again… Our dogs now regard it as their second home. We hope to be back sooner.”

R & S, Essex, UK, 22nd May 2015

“Our second stay in this wonderful barn. Superb spot for peace and quiet. Glad to see the owls are still in the oak trees. Had some lovely walks through forestry, along reservoirs and the top of Llangattock escarpment. Also enjoyed the basket of edibles. Thank you!!”

R Family, Cornwall, UK, 8th May 2015

“Yet another wonderful week in Merryfields Barn… (after) enjoying the fabulous views from the Sugarloaf, our reward was a visit to the vineyard. We enjoyed a visit to Symond’s Yat and Forest of Dean and loved our many meals at The Bear. Already looking forward to next year!”

A Family, Isle of Wight, UK, 29th April 2015

“What a fantastic holiday home from home! We could live here forever very happily… We will definitely be back again and again and again.”

S & N, Berkshire, UK, 20th April 2015

“What a lovely place to get away from it all! Crickhowell is a lovely, friendly village with lovely butcher and baker. Great walks and a wonderful course by ‘Humble by nature”. Thank you for such a high quality cottage.. we’d love to come back soon.”

F Family, Bedfordshire, UK, 11th April 2015

“The best holiday as a family so far! Have enjoyed it and can’t wait to come back.. The most amazing setting and lovely accommodation, with attention to detail… It’s so lovely to wake up to the views from the window and see the birds and wildlife around the cottage…”

J & W, Chipping Campden, UK, 6th April 2015

“Merryfields Barn is the nicest self-catering place we have ever stayed in. Comfortable, well-equipped, it has a real luxury feel. We enjoyed a walk along the towpath and walks and drives in the mountains. Loved the wildlife around the property – highlights were a short-eared and tawny owl. The weather was great … the location is perfect and we look forward to coming back for a longer visit.”

G Family, Garforth, Yorkshire, UK, 27th March 2015

“Truly wonderful stay in South Wales – wish we could have stayed longer! Has certainly helped to recharge the batteries and we’ve been incredibly fortunate with the weather. The barn is beautifully kept, so clean and comfortable. Views are exceptional all around the area. Particularly enjoyed long walk over Pen-y-fan plus venture to Cardiff and Hay-on-Wye. Fantastic stay – thanks so much!!!”

S Family, Oxfordshire, UK, 31st October 2014

“Our second, wonderful stay ay Merryfields Barn. Our home from home – thank you for making the barn such a comfortable base from which to explore this beautiful area.”

J-H family, Yorkshire, UK, 14th October 2014

“Our first visit to Merryfields Barn and hopefully not our last! Perfect accommodation in the perfect location. Very well equipped and furnished and lovely attention to detail. Amazing views! The welcome hamper was much appreciated – damson jam delicious! Thank you for a lovely stay”

E Family, Cornwall, UK,19th September 2014

“1st rate week in A1 accommodation, which exceeded our expectations. We would love to return and revisit Talybont-on-Usk – very friendly village and flapjacks at the café are fantastic!”

L, R & T, Surrey/London, UK 2nd September 2014

“We had an amazing stay at the barn! A beautiful area to explore and great to come back to a warm, clean and well-equipped place each night. We’d highly recommend this place to friends and family.”

S & N, Germany, 1st – 8th August 2014

“Extraordinary location, welcoming and helpful hosts, well-equipped and stylish accommodation: what else do you need for unforgettable holidays? Crickhowell itself has so much to offer and its surroundings are worthwhile exploring – walking along The Brecon canal, up Table Mountain, The Sugarloaf with its vineyards, enjoying stunning views from the National Park Visitor Centre, canoeing on the River Wye, exploring the waterfalls near Ystradfelte and just strolling through charming Crickhowell – and on top of that, delicious food and friendly people everywhere.”

S & P, Hampshire, UK, 25th July – 1st August 2014

“We thought our first visit in 2010 was wonderful but the beautiful weather this time made it perfect!   – already thinking of our third visit. Thank you”

V and S, Edinburgh, Scotland 4 – 11th July 2014

“What an absolute gem of a place! The barn was clean, cosy, stylish, spacious and welcoming – the perfect place to come home to after a walk in the hills. What amazing views over the valley, too! We were very comfortable here and had a lovely holiday in this especially beautiful part of Wales. We’ll definitely recommend Merryfields Barn as an ideal place to stay”

A and S W, Germany – 13th – 27th June 2014

“Our second time at Merryfields Barn but definitely not our last! The weather has been wonderful, giving us so much opportunity to enjoy the views. Thanks very much for making us feel so welcome!”

R, S and T, Buckinghamshire, UK – 22nd May 2014

“Our last evening in this wonderful space and feeling a little sad at the thought of having to leave. Accommodation of this standard is hard to find – many thanks for creating it. Have loved this area for many years and the scenery never fails to amaze us, and where else can you find a pub like The Bear (Crickhowell) that brings your dog a bowl of chicken? Hope to return in the future. Many thanks”

F, C, J-P & O, Lille, France – 24th April 2014

“Séjour trop court pour cette agréable région. Cottage exceptionnel – au plaisir de revenir chez vous”

M family, Berkshire, UK – 18th April 2014

“Our second stay at Merryfields Barn and a super retreat away from our stressful jobs. The weather has been fantastic all week – and the cottage as lovely as ever. We climbed Sugar Loaf, visited the vineyards, did lovely walks from the Brecon Beacons visitor centre (stunning views), around the waterfalls at Pontnedd Fechan and went to Talgarth Mill. All lovely – sorry to go but will be back!”

K family, Thatcham, UK – 11th April 2014

“We felt at home as soon as we arrived – the welcome package was a thoughtful touch. Wonderful accommodation, walks and weather – we will return.”

D & S (and dogs R and D), Lancing, Sussex, UK – 28th March 2014

“Had a great time in a fantastic cottage. Loved the area and wherever we went, were drawn like a magnet back to Crickhowell. Found Deb’s café and had the best Welsh cakes – a very friendly community and so many walks!! Thank you, it’s been an amazing week!”

M & L, Lincoln, UK – 22nd March 2014

“We really enjoyed our stay at the barn, which is one of the best properties we have rented. Thanks for letting us borrow your little bit of paradise for a week.”

S Family, Thame, UK – 1st November 2013

“We’ve had the most wonderful stay in this delightful barn conversion. The accommodation is very comfortable and every detail thought of. The views are simply stunning – will miss seeing the sunrise each morning! What a beautiful part of the world, too – we have loved the waterfalls, walking, the Sugarloaf Vineyard and exploring the local area. There’s so much more to do and so we would love to plan a return trip for next year’.

K & D, Portsmouth, UK – 19th September 2013

“Our first visit to Merryfields Barn, certainly want to come back! It’s a stunning location, has fantastic views, so lovely and comfortable and everything we needed was here. Can’t wait to come back!”.

C family, Ascot, Berkshire, UK – 30th August 2013

“We’ve had a fabulous holiday at the barn. The area is beautiful and the accommodation the best we have ever stayed in! We have been horse-riding and climbing at Llangorse, down the mine at Big Pit, climbed Sugar Loaf mountain, been on the Brecon Railway and much more – there is so much to do here! Thank you for a lovely holiday. I’m sure we’ll be back again and will certainly recommend it to our friends and family”.

A family, Dunstable, UK – 23rd August 2013

“We have had a lovely week. The barn is beautiful – a real home from home. Really appreciated the cleanliness and the attention to detail. The home baking was delicious! Thank you.”

M family, Salisbury, UK – 16th August 2013

Mum & Dad: “A great week in this lovely barn – the best we’ve ever stayed in. Hope to make it back one day. Thank you!”

L (girl aged 10): “I really enjoyed staying here, I don’t want to go home.”

A (boy aged 14): “I have loved staying here. The view is amazing! We have seen lots of wildlife too. I would definitely stay here again.”

J & C, Rijswijk, The Netherlands – 9th August 2013

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our week’s stay in this incredibly comfortable holiday accommodation. We really appreciated all the fine attention to detail and the exceptionally high standard of cleanliness throughout the property. Thank you for helping to make our (all too short) stay a very pleasant one!”

S & I, Fareham, UK – 2nd August 2013

“Such an amazing barn with breath-taking views. We enjoyed riding our bikes along the canal path, Rhossili and Oxwich beaches and visiting National Trust properties. Don’t want to go home – the sign of an excellent holiday – thank you. P.S. The internet wi-fi was excellent”

R & M, Altrincham, UK – 26th July 2013

“A very relaxing place to stay – the best we’ve ever stayed in… Thanks for a wonderful stay and all the goodies!”

R & K M, Stroud, UK – 12th July 2013

“What a perfect week. Fantastic barn conversion, fabulous setting with stunning views. Thank you Angela and Steve, we want to live here!”

CT, Wotton-under-Edge, UK – 12th July 2013

“Had a fabulous week visiting some old haunts with friends – completed the Three Castles Walk over a very hot weekend … enjoyed the cooler stroll along the waterfalls at Ystradfellte. Always looked forward to returning to the barn to relax, though. Many thanks, a delightful spot.”

T & I R, Norwich, UK – 2nd June 2013

“It has been a pleasure to stay here! The barn is absolutely lovely, the views fabulous and the weather has been amazing! We’ve loved it all and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Merryfields Barn to friends and family.”

AL & LS, Aberystwyth / Peterborough, UK – 6th May 2013

“Fantastic place, great views, very comfortable, somewhere to come back to. We (walked up) Table Mountain, Pen Cerrig-calch, Allt-mawr and finally Pen Twyn Glas – also great walk up Pen y Fan.”

D & L, Earley, UK – 3rd May 2013

“Our fourth visit to the barn and just as good as the first three. Made to feel so welcome – and we have found some great new walks”

A & R, Eastleigh, UK – 26th April 2013

“Wonderful barn in a stunning location. 5*+++! Thanks for letting us share this piece of ‘heaven’. We’ve had a super week. I’m struck on Wales. We will be back!!”

JB “Don’t hesitate – just book” – October 2012

“I spent an age trawling the internet for the perfect holiday getaway, and I’m so pleased that I spent the time on it. I cannot recommend this holiday let highly enough. The open plan living accommodation was huge, and also has the added bonus of being able to shut off the lounge area, if you had small ones that wanted to watch telly in the quiet. Views are amazing but as it’s quite high up, this will of course mean a steep walk up from the Village centre, although we cycled mostly! We’ve stayed in a lot of English holiday lets and this one beats the lot, in terms of cleanliness, kitchen equipment available, linen and the hosts are very warm and welcoming. You won’t be disappointed, but be warned though, the afternoon sun streaming into the lounge area, is very sleep inducing!”

F Family, South Yorkshire, UK – October 2012

“Certainly has the WOW factor! Beautiful property, fantastic views, and a really warm welcome. Lots to do and see, canal walks right on doorstep. Just need to persuade Kath she can’t stay permanently so we can go home!”

J & J B, Dunmow, Essex, UK – October 2012

“A top quality holiday barn in a picture perfect setting. It’s been our best UK holiday ever and will be back without a doubt. Amenities and facilities are first class – could not have wished for better. Thank you for a wonderful stay. See you again!”

S Family, Birmingham, UK – 30th September 2012

“Came for a family wedding… had a fab time. The barn was fantastic, pure quality… will be recommending it to our family and friends.”

B & J, Bristol, UK – 21st September 2012

“A beautiful location. A gorgeous, hi-spec, quality home from home. Chillaxed to the max. You must do the 4 waterfalls walk in the limestone beauty of the Brecon Beacons.”

H Family, Edinburgh – 24th August 2012

“2nd time to Merryfields Barn. We love the cottage, spaciousness and warmth! It was always clean on arrival and everything we require is here. We love the area and the sun shone for us. We will be back again soon!”

T, J, K & E, Shropshire, London and Lake District – 17th August 2012

“I was delighted when I walked through the door… everyday I found something that impressed me further in the surrounding area. I fished, they walked, we (drank) Welsh wine – We went up the hill as boys, and came down as Welshmen. A great time had by all.”

C & D, Staffordshire, UK – 6th July 2012

“Loving the place. Absolutely the cleanest to date. Walked a canal round trip last evening – thoroughly enjoyed it. Best part so far – seeing the pigs over the road and chatting to their owner – lovely! The eggs, by the way, were delicious – thank you.”

S & D, Barry, Wales – 18th May 2012

“Just wanted to say what a great time we had in the barn. It really is a beautiful location and by far the best holiday rental we have stayed in. Could have done with two weeks, one to get some walking in and the other just to sit around and enjoy the views from the Barn.”

V, T, E and P, Huntingdon, Cambs., UK – April 2012

“An unusual stay of two weeks in mid Wales – Oh, how I wish it was four, five or six!!! This place is fantastic – the perfect setting, location, property, scenery, people! Merryfields Barn is a wonderful property – warm, cosy, modern, luxurious, well-equipped. There is so much to do here – fabulous scenery, welcoming hostelries, great food…”

Merryfields Barn
Ffawyddog, Llangattock, Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1PY
Tel: +44 (0)1873 810013
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