Bed & Breakfast
Our large, comfortable Guest Room and peaceful environment will ensure you have a good night's rest. And a lovely, plentiful breakfast will leave you set for the new day. Don't just take our word though, check out What Others Say
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After a day of travelling, a warm welcome, our spacious comfy Guest Room with en-suite shower room and a well stocked tea trolley, will be a real treat. A peaceful night in a comfortable bed is assured as we are well away from traffic and noise. We are somewhat different to the "conventional" B & B. You are guests in our home and you will be treated with respect and friendship. Strangers are only friends we haven't met yet! If you would like to share our "personal" space with us you will generally be most welcome - and if you prefer to remain private then we will respect that choice too.
Facilities - Up to four people can be accommodated in three beds. We have two divan beds that can be made up as singles or put together to make a king size bed. There is also a sofa that makes a comfortable double.
Towels, bedding, soap, and toilet paper etc are provided, as is hanging space and hairdryer. A well stocked tea trolley should have all you need.
Wi-Fi internet access is available.
A couple of heaters are provided for the cooler months.
House Manual - Cerniog is partly "off grid" - we have mains electricity and phone line - so some things, such as drains, need special care (wipes and sanitary products not to be flushed - drains are "off-grid" - bins are provided). We have a comprehensive folder with information about the barn facilities in your room so please take a few minutes to review it. We are always pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Please use slippers / indoor shoes upstairs (it can be muddy getting here). We try to minimise our "world footprint" and encourage our guests to do the same. We can re-cycle most things for you, including plastics.
Hafan (Welsh for Haven) Cerniog is a recently converted stone barn, surrounded by farmland, set in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales. We are through 2 gates (*please leave gates as you find them*), about a mile from the village of Carno.
Afon (= river) Cerniog runs through the wild garden and provides a very tranquil setting with mature trees and steep hills. Most of the garden is still in the process of being created after all the building work and is a perfect haven for wildlife. We have developed an area of garden for growing vegetables, herbs and fruit bushes which give us fresh produce a lot of the year.
The barn, probably dating from the late 17 hundreds, nestles 300 metres above sea level and, within a short walk, has wide views over exquisite countryside. Freedom to roam and the sound of the river is what drew us here. There is no sound of roads, no street lights to obscure the stars, just animals grazing peacefully in the fields nearby. (We do get some low-flying training jets, which can be a surprise.)
We have converted the barn, mostly by ourselves, to be comfortable and energy-efficient with Ground Source heating and plenty of insulation to keep us warm.
The large comfortable guest room, with en-suite shower room, looks out over peaceful fields. A river tumbles through the garden.
The track to the barn can seem longer than it really is and is not tarmacked. We are near hundreds of acres of Common Land - stout waterproof walking boots (or wellies) necessary, especially in wetter months!
Guests are welcome to explore our garden, such as it is (a work in progress!), but note that this is at your own risk. There are still building materials around and piles of rocks (ready for wall building). Some areas are steep and could be slippery.
Our water comes from a borehole in the back garden and is filtered but has no chlorine or fluoride etc. It is tested and certified 'potable' by the local council.
Although we have 3 cats here they are semi-feral and live permanently outdoors. In 2012 a very sad looking cat was found eating rice from the bird table so we gave her some more appropriate food - and she's been here ever since (still quite feral). The next summer she emerged from the woodpile with 2 kittens!
Your breakfast, included in the price, can be a traditional cooked, using local quality produce where possible, or a lighter version with cereals, toast etc.. Evening snacks and meals can be provided if you arrange it with us, as well as picnic lunches for days out.
Getting about - Carno is roughly the geographical centre of Wales so is well placed for exploring. Snowdonia National Park is not far north and, to the west is Aberystwyth and the coast. The Brecon Beacons are 70 miles to the South. There are endless walks and waterfalls in this area – we will be pleased to help you decide where to explore, in the car, by public transport, or on foot. A car is definitely recommended but there is a bus service through Carno and the nearest train station is Caersws, less than 7 miles away. We will be pleased to collect you from the station or bus stop, by arrangement.
Sorry but we can't take dogs.
We are a non-smoking household.
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