Madog Barn

Self-catered Barn



Nestling in the beautiful Crai Valley in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Madog Barn is a converted 18th Century barn renovated to the highest standards using quality materials.  The Barn has been awarded 5 stars by visit Wales.

Within easy reach of Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea and less than 20 minutes from the cathedral town of Brecon, Madog Barn is the perfect location for exploring the National Park and the Fforest Fawr Geopark. One of the few designated Geoparks in Europe.

The Brecon Beacons in mid Wales is well renowned for its stunning landscapes which provide both active and passive recreational opportunities for the visitor. Excellent walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding routes and trails are available to satisfy all ages and abilities. The Usk and Wye rivers provide for good canoeing and for the more adventurous, there are a range of opportunities for both rock climbing and caving. The area is a haven for wildlife and for birdwatchers, Red Kites soar around the Barn. Each season brings its own unique charms.


The Barn

Barn Accommodation - sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. 


The downstairs has a lovely open plan feel whilst a glass divide and gate can keep any muddy dogs in the kitchen area. Kitchen is fully equipped with electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer and all basic amenities including a washing machine. The sitting room has a comfortable large sofa, two chairs, a chest with boardgames, coffee table, TV with Freesat and DVDs & an electric stove. The barn has central heating throughout.

An oak spiral staircase leads up to an open balcony with two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and a bathroom with bath and separate shower.

Large entrance hall with glass doors and fabulous views across the Crai valley.

The owners live in the neighbouring property and whilst mindful of respecting their guest's privacy, are always happy to have a chat and to give information about the area.





Two well behaved dogs welcome. 

Free Wifi

We recommend a digital detox! But for those that need it there is free Wifi. 



Private patio and garden to enjoy.

Washing facilities


Washing machine (no dryer).



Private parking available for 2 cars.

1 King & 1 Twin


Two bedrooms, one bathroom with separate shower.



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You are in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park with some breathtaking walks both from the Barn and a short drive away - including the highest peak in south Wales, Pen y Fan at 886 metres above sea-level. 

Cultural Sites

Within easy reach there are numerous places to visit including the cathedral town of Brecon, Blaenavon World Heritage Site, Dan-yr-Ogof Caves, Carreg Cennen Castle, Craig y Nos Country Park and the nearby picturesque waterfalls.

The Area


Brecon is a  small market town with some nice independent shops and galleries.  There are two museums, a theatre, and a 1930s cinema, indoor market and a good selection of pubs and restaurants. The surrounding area is home to the highest mountains in Southern Britain whilst the famous River Usk runs along the valley floor. 

Leisure Activities


Please do ask us about other activities in the area, for all weather conditions. We can recommend anything from Donkey Walks with 'Good Day Out,' to a relaxing massage at one of the nearby spa hotels. 

Birds and wild life


If you are interested in the local birds  and wild life- of which we have Red Kites, Buzzards and owls to name a few - please chat with David. 

Horse Riding 


We think some of the  best ways to explore some of the more mountainous terrain is from the back of a horse! Please do get in touch if you would like to book some local horse riding. 



'A lovely, well equipped cottage with superb views.  Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back.  Thanks for the eggs & flowers -another nice touch.  Taffy enjoyed playing with Basil - what a little character.'

Pauline & Stephen & Taffy - Pembrokeshire. May 2022.