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Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Gilfach Wen Barn was the ideal place for our youth group to stay. We were in the area for a wedding and needed somewhere to stay for a couple of nights and this place ticked all the right boxes. It was clean and tidy and had all the things we wanted, including a firepit and an undercover barbecue area. We... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Basic but comfortable and clean bedroom. Great showers. Useful to have a drying room for coat and boots. The owner was very helpful with information on local pubs.. I had not stayed in a bunkhouse before but will stay here again.

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Thank Adam P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

I visited Gilfach Wen Barn and left some property behind which was found by the owner who offered to return the item. After multi emails after two months I have still not received the item. Should you lose anything on your stay do not expect to see it again!

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Thank jamesdavies2015
Jillie G, Owner at Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa, responded to this review

Unfortunately there are (thankfully very rare) occasions when a guest makes unreasonable demands along with a threat to give a bad review if those demands are not me. My policy in cases such as this is to provide a full, detailed response, rather than ask anyone working for me, or being willing myself to submit to being bullied. I have... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay here. Very spacious accommodation for our group of 21. You can make as much as noise you can 😜... We did Barbecue and 'camp fire' and all night games...😛. Very good kitchen with all utensils and fridge and toasters etc. if you don't like animal smell beware😒 it was bit smelly(animals of previous group probably)... More 

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Thank Kuriakose1
Jillie G, Owner at Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your time at the barn and look forward to seeing you again. The property is on a farm, surrounded by other farms, and we do open windows when cleaning to let the fresh air in, which will bring with it farming scents. Its interesting that both the people who help... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I took a group of 34 to Gilfach Wen in August 2011 and you will see my review from back then. The bunkhouse is spacious, well equipped, well priced and in a great location for all the outdoor activities we took on last weekend, mountain biking, horse riding, running & hiking. However I was disappointed in the cleanliness of the... More 

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Jillie G, Owner at Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa, responded to this review

To respond to each of the points mentioned. The property is popular with extended families, groups of friends with children, and as a venue for parties as well as with people visiting the area for outdoor activities. The provision of a box of balls, outdoor toys and the provision of a dressing up box useful for family groups on wet... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2013

At last a great value for money accomodation. We found Gilfach Wen a lovely place to stay. The owner was very friendly and accomodated our numerous requests. The place was clean,warm and quiet. We will recommend it to all our friends who are visiting Skanda Vale whether as a family or in a large group.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Lovely place in beautiful surroundings owner very welcoming and friendly rooms and facilities very clean. Would recommend to other holiday makers great for large groups or for big families. Lovely part of wales.

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Thank tonyx8
Jillie G, Owner at Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I hope you enjoy the festive season, and look forward to seeing you again next summer. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2013

I'm something of a regular visitor to this Bunkhouse because I work in Forestry, which is very dominant in this area. The landlady is bubbly and exceptionally helpful and I have never had any problems in the 50 odd nights I've stayed here. The Barn has underfloor heating throughout as well as a wood burner, and no occasion have I... More 

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Thank Daniish
Jillie G, Owner at Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa, responded to this review

Nice to see you again, it was good to catch up on all your news. Jillie More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Unfortunately I turned up on the friday night to an empty residence with a note saying gone to get supplies...the place was full of dirty washing up, empty beer bottles inside and out from the last group, it was cold, no wood for the fire as it was all wet from the rain. I had to clean the place up... More 

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1 Thank Seb H
Jillie G, Owner at Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa, responded to this review

I am very disappointed by the contents of this review. I feel it misrepresents events and the facilities provided. I would have preferred to have corrected the misunderstandings that appear to have occurred within this group in person if they had discussed them with me during their stay. rather than via Trip Advisor, but feel in the circumstances I need... More 

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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Just back from this place. I don't want to really leave this place.the farm,animals around,location and most of all person owns it can't be more halpful.We had a peaceful weekend with lots of fun.Recommend to anyone and I will back for sure.)))

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Thank Joneyjoey
Jillie G, Owner at Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It is a pleasure to be a host to groups such as yourselves. Jillie. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 4 star holiday cottage designed for use by groups of friends or extended families. Large lounge, kitchen, dining room and 7 bedrooms. Sleeps up to 32 people. Popular venue for birthday parties and reunions. The property is a converted barn on a working farm in an area with attractive walks, and mountain bike trails. With a fire pit in the garden and under cover BBQ area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa

Address: Gilfach Wen, Brechfa SA32 7QL, Wales (Formerly Gilfach Wen Barn)
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Carmarthenshire > Brechfa
Price Range: €18 - €415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Brechfa Bunkhouse - Brechfa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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