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Luxury Eco-farmhouse with hot-tub & wild swimming

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Entire cottage
hosted by Jackie
  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 baths
Fast wifi
At 73 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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Fforest Farmhouse is a 400 year old farmhouse transformed into a luxury get-away. It is powered by green electricity, underfloor heated with renewable energy and fitted out with a brand new kitchen and bathrooms. Relax and enjoy the views from the spacious bedrooms and the cosy sitting room, by the wood burning stove.
Surrounded by the beauty of the Black Mountains, you can connect with nature, and enjoy the out-door hot tub and fire pit, for memorable evenings under the stars. Croeso - Welcome.

The space
The farmhouse is your personal space. The main sitting/dining/kitchen area is on the first floor, with access to your private garden, including the fire bowl (great for al fresco cooking) and wood-fired hot tub (towels, gowns and sliders included).

There are three bedrooms, all with views across the valley to the Iron Age Fort - the Gaer, and two bathrooms. All bedrooms have king sized beds, but two of these can be changed to twin beds

The farmhouse sits amongst 45 acres of private land within the Brecon Beacons National Park, in which you are welcome to wander. From the Grwyne Fawr river - a Site of Special Scientific Interest - through forests and meadows, we have a wide range of environments and natural habitats. We keep bees and have planted many trees, including an orchard, and are managing the land for wildlife.

We also have a Micro-Hydro generation installation and solar panels, to provide our electricity. Our aim is to have a minimal footprint on the land, to work with the environment and local wildlife. These include foxes and badgers, bats, stoats and weasels. Plus lots of different bird species, including several on the RSPB Red list.

We always hear, and often see larger birds including Owls, Buzzards, Kites, Herons,Sparrow-hawks, Jays and Woodpeckers. And during the summer months there are many other smaller visitors - swallows and house martins, black caps and wagtails, redstarts, finches and more - nesting in and around the farm buildings.

We are in the Black Skies reserve so on clear evenings the sky is spectacular - a favourite occupation is lying in the hot-tub spotting planets, stars, satellites and, on special occasions, the Milky Way. With just the river and the owls providing the soundtrack, it’s really magical.

In the mountains we have almost no sound pollution, no air pollution and no light pollution. The overwhelming sensation is of peace and well being.

Adjacent to our ground is the beautiful and tiny Partrishow Church, with its medieval font, intricately carved 15th century screen, and unusual wall paintings. And Sugar Loaf mountain is just a short walk away.
Further afield, Llanthony Priory, Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Hay on Wye are all easily accessible, as well as the many walks and other natural attractions of the area.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 73 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
HDTV with premium cable, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
EV charger
Free washer
Bathtub

Where you’ll be

Forest Coal Pit, Abergavenny, Wales, United Kingdom

There’s lots to do nearby, if you want to explore.

Fforest Farmhouse is located on a no-through road, so there is very little passing traffic, making it an ideal base to explore the many footpaths and bridleways on our doorstep that take you into the countryside.
Just 5 miles from Abergavenny, and 5 miles from Crickhowell, we are in easy reach of local amenities, but remote from the bustle of urban life.

From the front door it’s just an hour’s walk to the top of Sugar Loaf, and there are many other walks available without needing to get in your car, including to Partrishow church, Llanthony Abbey or to the Grwyne Fawr reservoir.
A short drive takes you to the Skirrid or the Blorenge (these two mountains, plus Sugar Loaf, comprise the Abergavenny ‘Three Peaks’). The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal is also close by for level walking.

Further afield are Hay on Wye and Brecon, and also in the National Park, Pen-y-Fan and Waterfall country.
We are happy to give you advice on suitable walks or routes, and if you want to take just a one-way walk, we can drive you to a starting point.

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 38 reviews

Hosted by Jackie

Joined in March 2016
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I’m married to Ian and the mum of 2 adult daughters. A woman of faith, who loves gardening, music and Wales. Ian and I live, and run our software business, here on the farm. We also plant trees, raise bees, and manage the farm for wildlife.

During your stay

Your hosts, Ian and Jackie, live in a barn conversion adjacent to the farmhouse. You don’t have to have any contact with us, although we are available if needed.
However, before you arrive we can receive/unpack groceries if you want to organize a shopping delivery, and will heat the hot-tub so it’s ready to use as soon as you get here.
Your hosts, Ian and Jackie, live in a barn conversion adjacent to the farmhouse. You don’t have to have any contact with us, although we are available if needed.
However, befo…

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Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 38 reviews.