The normal advance booking of Gilfach Wen Barn  is by an extended family or group of friends meeting to have a holiday or celebration who book sole use of the property.

Some groups are groups of friends with children  or multiple generations of an extended family and people looking for information for this type of stay may find the information on the family holidays page helpful.     Other groups looking for a venue for a celebration may find the information on the party page helpful.   I do take bookings from stag and hen parties.    The property is just a short drive from Skanda Vale.

I have a reputation for working hard to ensure guests have all the information they need to enjoy their stay,   I am a tourism ambassador for both the Brecon Beacon National Park and Carmarthenshire,  and am the chairman of the local tourism cluster group working to ensure the benefits of tourism are spread throughout the local businesses   I have gathered information on tourist attractions and activity centres in all of South West Wales.   If you need assistance with planning your stay including planning activities please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is very difficult to take static photographs which help people to understand the size of each room,    so  I had a video tour made of each room.  To view  the tour of each room and the layout of the building in detail , with the option of zooming in on features in each room please watch the virtual tour, which is a video tour with extra facilities.


A modern fully equipped self catering kitchen, makes catering for your group easy. The kitchen is very large and fully equipped to commercial standards, with 2 sinks, 2 cookers, fridge/freezer, microwave and toasters, as well as all the pots, pans and crockery and storage you will need.

The dining area is large enough to allow your group to all sit down together to enjoy the results of your labour in comfort. There are picnic tables and an undercover barbecue area for alternative options especially useful at present to comply with the social distancing requirements.

A 40 foot by 20 foot living room, with a log burner for winter evenings to add to the friendly social atmosphere. , Guests often re-arrange the furniture to meet their needs, creating space for children to put on a play, or for the adults to dance the night away. There isn’t another house nearby, and the building is well insulated so if your party goes on into the morning you will not disturb any one.

There are seven bedrooms in total containing between them 10 double and 12 single beds. One of the bedrooms is downstairs.

Underfloor heating throughout with individual thermostatic controls for each room ensures you can always determine the temperature inside if not outside.

4 shower rooms with plenty of piping hot water – great after a day in the forest. 4 separate toilets/with hand basins.

Drying room which allows you to at least start the day dry!

Storage for cycles,  for saddles or other tack and small paddocks available for visiting horses.

Front door keycode lock gives guests 24 hour access and peace of mind. No curfew, no membership required.

Plenty of parking on a hard surface.

I try to minimise the farms ecological footprint by conserving and recycling as much as possible. Recycling and composting bins are provided..