Get away from it all: relax in a beautiful and peaceful mid-Wales valley!
About Dave Favis-Mortlock
Hi there! The Barn Annexe is a cosy self-contained stone cottage (former garage) on the south-facing slope of a peaceful green valley below Cefn Llwydallt. We're 1000 feet up and the views are brilliant! We love where we live, and we're glad that our guests can also enjoy this wonderful part of the world, along with us and our two cats. When we're not hosting, we might be out walking or playing "jazz with Gypsy zing" in FiddleBop.
Dave Favis-Mortlock purchased this House in 2017
Why Dave Favis-Mortlock chose Builth Wells
My wife Jo and I have tried to make the Barn Annexe as comfortable as we can for a self-catering stay. It's roomy but cosy. Downstairs is open-plan, with kitchen, dining and lounge areas, and a toilet. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Outside, there is parking for up to two cars. You'll love it!
What makes this House unique
This is a peaceful and beautiful place, perfect for writing, painting, or musical inspiration. And for relaxing! There are lots of fine walks, starting at the front door or just a short drive away, along the River Wye and in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. Night-time skies are dark (bring your telescope!), also it's a good place for bird watchers: crossbill, pipits, wheatear, kites, buzzards... Nearby are Hay-on-Wye ("the town of books"), atmospheric Brecon with its Cathedral and Jazz Festival, Builth Wells for the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground, and quaint Talgarth ("the jewel of the Black Mountains").
Sorry: sheep in adjacent fields, two cats here.
Can fit stair gate, have high chair.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Please note that this is a rural location, with access via narrow roads and an unsurfaced track (which can be muddy after rain).
We will email you with detailed driving directions. You'll need these directions: satnav or Google Maps will take you to the wrong place.
We will also email you with the code to the key safe (lock box).
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Superb country location
Lovely cottage in very quiet rural area.
Thank you! Dave and Jo
Comfortable, stylish accommodation in a beautiful location
The barn annexe is a spacious, comfortable option for anyone wanting to enjoy the peace and wonderful views across the valley. Dave and Jo were very generous hosts. We were walking the Wye Valley Way and they kindly offered to pick us up from the village to save a long walk up the hill. Would love to have had more time to enjoy this lovely cottage and think it would make a great base for anyone wanting to explore the region. I would definitely return if back in the area. Communication with the owners was also excellent and they are very thoughtful hosts. Highly recommend the Barn Annexe
Thank you! We're glad that you both enjoyed your stay; and we hope that the rest of your walk went well. We'd love to see you again if ever you are in the area. All the best, from Dave and Jo
The Barn Annexe looks out onto green fields, with a great view westwards up the beautiful Sgethwin valley. Above is the sheep-covered common land of Cefn Llwydallt. To the south, Hay Bluff and the rest of the Brecon Beacons are our backdrop. There are great walks, literally from the front door! And it's quiet here... fall asleep to the sounds of sheep and the breeze in the trees.