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Fforest Barn Mountain Retreat in the Magical Black Mountains

Nestled between four mountains, 2.5 hours from London, enjoy raw nature in luxury In our 17th century retreat centre


Nestled between four mountains with breath-taking views, Fforest Barn stylishly blends ancient and modern, linking a 17th century oak-beamed barn and a Dutch barn. Purpose-built to hold transformative retreats that connect people to nature, it holds up to 20 people with accommodation options, ranging from lavish indoor bedrooms to enchanting gypsy caravans, ecopod and teacher’s cabin. The Dutch barn teaching space is large enough for 25 theatre-style or 14 doing yoga, with AV for projection, music, films and blackout. The Old Barn is for hanging out, and the kitchen is available self-catering or with our chef. There’s a hot tub and steam shower room. Just minutes from the Llanthony Valley, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Patrishow Church.

Eco Practices

The beautiful architectural space was renovated with an eco-friendly, low-carbon and energy approach, maintaining many restored features from the original buildings and maximising insulation.
It’s all underfloor heating, powered by solar and a wood-burning boiler fire.
There’s no light or noise pollution away from roads.
There are walks in every direction –no need to use a car.

Opening Times and Prices

Costs of accommodation and use of all facilities
£750+VAT per night: in the Barns, Ecopod & Fforest glen accommodation April – September (max 16)
£550 + VAT per night: in the Barns & Ecopod October – March (max 10/11)
£125 + VAT per night: Log Cabin bedroom and Chefherd hut

Directions and Travel

We're in the Black Mountains of South Wales, the closest true wilderness to London, near Abergavenny and the idyllic small town of Crickhowell. Fforest Barn is within an hour’s drive of Bristol, and 2.5 hours from London by car or train (Paddington to Abergavenny, then 10 minute taxi) easily accessible from the Midlands, Manchester and the SouthWest. Postcode is NP7 7LL.

Retreat Features and Activities

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