Hostels in Wales : Self catering bunkhouse in South West Wales Large holiday cottage in South Wales


Gilfach Wen Barn, Gilfach Wen, Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, SA32 7QL

Gilfach Wen Barn has been converted to provide competitively priced homely self-catering accommodation for individuals, extended families or groups on a working farm in South West Wales. Graded as a 4 star bunkhouse it sleeps up to 32 in 7 bedrooms and has a large kitchen/dining room, lounge, drying room and undercover BBQ area. There is a downstairs bedroom and shower room for disabled. The facilities are walker, cyclist and equestrian friendly. The barn is WiFi enabled, fully equipped and Brechfa village with its shop and pub is within walking distance (1 mile). Adjacent to Brechfa Forest, the Cothi Valley and Llanllwni Mountain, Gilfach Wen Barn is a perfect venue for a holiday or weekend away – you need never leave the valley. This is a stunningly beautiful area close to Brecon Beacons National Park, in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains but only a short drive to the beach, Pembrokeshire or Gower. Virtual tour available on the barn’s website.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.
Gilfach Wen Barn | Hostels in Wales : Self catering bunkhouse in South West Wales Large holiday cottage in South Wales


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Rooms & Beds:

32: 3×6, 1×5, 1×4,1×3,1×2 total 10 dble beds & 12 singles in 7 bedrooms


All year, all day.

Price per night:

From £17.50pp. During school holidays and at weekends minimum numbers apply for advance bookings. Last minute bookings at weekend may be available at £20pp.


Advance booking required. Booking can be made via website.


GR SN 513 292 On the B4310 between Horeb and Brechfa.

Public Transport:

Trains and coaches at Carmarthen. Daily (except Sunday) bus from Carmarthen to Brechfa passes gate. Bus is a request stop service. You can ask to be dropped off and can catch the bus at the bottom of the drive.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the Hostels with Camping map and the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.

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Planning a Party ?

Planning a Party ?

Come to Gilfach Wen Barn, where there’s no need to worry about the Neighbours

Gilfach Wen Barn has a  central location, ideal for exploring south west Wales, and a rural position, ideal for vibrant party’s and live musicians.  The hostel sleeps up to 32 from £18 a night and it is dog and wheelchair friendly.   There are Mountain biking trails nearby and the owners will give assistance if you want to book with local activity providers.   Theres an undercover BBQ area and great drying room, so even the weather can’t stop you having fun.

Surrounded by Sunday Times Best Places to Live

Surrounded by Sunday Times Best Places to Live

Both of the nearest towns, Carmarthen and Llandeilo have been included in the short list of best places to live in Wales.

Gilfach Wen Barn is surrounded by towns voted as the best places to live in the Wales.   Carmarthen and Llandeilo have been included in the short list and  Llandeilo was recommended for the range of shopping opportunities.   Gilfach Wen Barn, sleeps up to 32 and is on the edge of Brechfa Forest on the western side of the Brecon Beacons national park and within the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains.   Gilfach Wen is run by a tourism ambassador for the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Forest Skills and Adventure Days – for 13 – 16 year olds.

Forest Skills and Adventure Days – for 13 – 16 year olds.

Advance Notice of days learning bushcraft skills and learning to use tools in a forest, for 13 to 16 year olds during summer holidays.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS = Forest Skills and Adventure Days – for 13-16 year olds in the summer holidays. August 11, 18 and 25 at Dinefwr Park Llandeilo. August 16 and 23 at Keepers Brechfa – from 10.30am to 3.30pm at £12.50 per session. Spend the day in the foest learning to use tools and bushcraft skills, gypsy flowers spatula, mallets, musical instruments, fires without matches, team challenges, tracking. Led by the Trackways team,   trained Forest School Leaders.   Guests interested in also booking a place for their children on these nearby activity days should contact Jillie for assistance in contacting the forest school leaders.

Contact Gilfach Wen Barn:

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