Gilfach Wen Barn – cost effective accommodation for groups in South West Wales.


Gilfach Wen Barn is a large holiday let / bunkhouse with 7 family size  bedrooms. containing between them 10 double and 12 single beds. There is a large lounge with games area, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, drying room, and under cover BBQ area as well as a fire pit in the garden and a fenced area for guests with their dogs. For larger groups there is also space for camping.

Designed to provide comfortable robust accommodation for exclusive use by a range of groups:-   extended families, walking groups, mountain bike and cycling clubs, horse riders, team building events,   trips that include a visit to worship at Skanda Vale, Church groups, youth groups or groups of friends planning a reunion or celebration, Stag Group or Hen party.

In addition to being popular with groups visiting Brechfa Forest or Llanllwni Mountain in Carmarthenshire. The property makes an ideal base for large sociable groups who wish to explore all of South West Wales,  including the Brecon Beacons National Park,  Cambrian Mountains, Carmarthenshire,  Pembrokeshire,  Gower,  Ceredigion.


Gilfach Wen Barn
Gilfach Wen Barn from the car park

This style of property is known as a bunkhouse.  – It is a robust  holiday cottage,  with comfortable furniture  designed for groups  on a budget.   It is a bunkhouse because some bedrooms have bunk beds in them.

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I feel it is very important to support group leaders and members to make the most of their time in South West Wales.  In developing theTo Do section of this website I have drawn on both the formal training available to tourism ambassadors and my voluntary work on sustainable and regenerative tourism projects,    to provide advice on places to visit and suggestions for activities.  

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I have completed both the bronze and silver level  tourism ambassador courses for Carmarthenshire.

Brechfa Forest and Llanllwni Mountain form the south western end of the Cambrian Mountain Range an Area of Astounding Natural Beauty.  I am chair of the tourism cluster group for Brechfa Forest and Llanllwni Mountain a group of volunteers who work together on projects to support a strong sustainable local economy linked to recreational use of our forest and mountain.


Gilfach Wen Barn is just outside the boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park but falls within “the area of economic benefit”. I  was the trade representative for the bunkhouse industry on the forum for developing the sustainable tourism strategy for the BBNP.    I am a Tourism Ambassador for the Brecon Beacons National Park,   a Brecon Beacons Geopark Tourism Ambassador,  A Dark Skies Ambassador.   I am a Brecon Beacons Black Mountain Tourism Ambassador.   I am happy to provide advice on places to visit as part of your journey to or from Gilfach Wen as well as ideas for day trips during your stay.