Old School Barn - character holiday cottage in Brechfa, Carmarthenshire sleeps 2 - 4, great for walking
West Wales Holiday Cottages
01239 810033
Outside view of cottage with pots of flowers and path to outside seating area
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Brechfa, Carmarthenshire

Old School Barn

  • 2 + 2 sleeps
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 pets

Traditional Welsh stone barn on the edge of the Brechfa Forest in the Cothi Valley. Lovely area for walkers and dogs. Pretty riverside spot with a pub and amenities nearby. (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom)


  • Bike lock up
  • Cot available
  • TV
  • Good for walkers
  • Great views
  • Ground floor bed + bathroom
  • Meals available
  • Near riding stable
  • Single storey
  • Pub nearby
  • Woodburner / open fire
  • Wet room
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Waterside
  • Linen provided
  • Detached
  • Dog friendly cottage

The Old School Barn is a traditional Welsh stone barn situated in a picturesque spot by the river in Brechfa, a pretty village on the edge of the Brechfa Forest in the Cothi Valley. Whether you want a short break away from it all or a fun-packed holiday, the Cothi Valley is the ideal location. Forget the fast pace of life today. Come and rediscover nature in one of the most beautiful valleys in Wales, where time doesn't matter.

The village has an award winning community shop and Post Office, small church, play area and restaurant. The Forest Arms is within easy walking distance offering lunchtime and evening food with the Black Lion pub 2 miles away. If peace is your ideal, there are beautiful walks through the forest, fishing, bird watching or just relaxing in the garden overlooking the mountains with sheep grazing and the sound of the river and birds.

For more active pursuits Brechfa has 26km of specially built cycle tracks. The fabulous 9 mile long sandy beach of Pendine, 30 minutes drive away, offers kayaking, horse riding and quad biking. Visit the Brecon Beacons, castles, theme parks and coastal parks or even take a nostalgic trip through the valley on a Steam Engine! Carmarthen, 10 miles away, is an old Market Town with an open air market every Wednesday and Saturday. There you will find every amenity: shops, pubs, restaurants, cinema and leisure centre, all with easy parking.

The Barn has been sympathetically restored, having beamed ceilings, cosy log burning stove and wood floors. It is all on one level and wheelchair access is possible throughout the cottage.


The Old School Barn sleeps 2 in one double bedroom with comfortable beds for 2 further guests available. It is fully equipped for up to four people and includes iron and ironing board and hair drier. The large wet room has an electric shower, hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.

There is a very large sitting area with comfortable sofas, cosy log burner, TV/DVD, radio and CD player. Also a good variety of books, DVDs and board games for lazy days are provided.

The open plan kitchen and dining area has been hand crafted and has a traditional Welsh dresser, dining table and chairs, gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine.


The main room leads on to a very large patio with table, chairs, parasol and BBQ and enjoys a sunny position all day. Beyond this is the garden overlooking the river, mountain and fields. There is a lockable outhouse for the storage of bikes, golf clubs, wellies etc and adequate parking space.

Key facts

• Bed linen and towels provided
• Gas and electric included
• First basket of logs included
• Well behaved pets are welcome at £10 each per stay
• No smoking
• Babysitting and dog sitting available, please speak to the owners after booking.

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