Upper House Farm

Black Hill Barn

Black Hill Barn at Upper House & Spa is a family-friendly well appointed barn for 4 guests (+2 by special arrangement), spectacular nature and outstanding views. 

"Black Hill Barn is a truly special place to relax, surrounded by terraced gardens..."

Are you looking for an exceptional holiday with your family or your friends in a converted mountain barn combining comfort, sophistication and the fun of the Great Outdoors? Are you looking for dark skies, absolute quietness (there is zero traffic to be heard), and a special place where you can wake up to the sound of wildlife and the murmuring of mountain streams? Then, Black Hill Barn is the place for you. 

Inside, it's a blissful fusion of classic and contemporary design, high oak beamed ceilings, comfort and thoughtful, personal touches. The large glazed barn doors flood the living space with light.

Once you've spent a morning on Black Hill, an afternoon in the Spa or a day out exploring the local market towns, resting your head has never felt so good. Black Hill Barn has two beautifully furnished bedrooms: an en-suite, double bedroom and a twin bedroom with its own bathroom, both complete with fluffy towels. 

Outside, we've thought about your fun and pleasure too.  Enjoy a splendid stone terrace with Weber barbecue, large dining table, chairs and a parasol. On the other side, the laid to lawn garden is perfect for children, unless you prefer the acres of private farmland and the three beautiful walks you're invited to explore on our grounds.

Black Hill Barn at Upper House & Spa is all about comfort and style, great service and hands-on local advice and inspiration should you need it.  Coupled with one of the most breath taking spots in the Welsh Marches, it is an inspirational location from which to enjoy the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains and South Herefordshire.

Reserve the Black Hill Barn


  • Split levels.
  • Spacious, open-plan living space with sitting space around the wood stove and TV.
  • Second sitting/play room in the upstairs mezzanine with comfortable sofa . This mezzanine has a day bed that, by special request, can be converted into a double bed.
  • En-suite bedroom with double bed.
  • Second double bedroom with twin beds that can be pushed together to form a double.
  • Second bathroom.
  • Gas fired central heating throughout and a stylish Scandinavian wood stove.
  • Fully-equipped contemporary kitchen with dishwasher.
  • Large dining area.
  • Elegant decoration and soft furnishing.

Spa and facilities

  • Sauna and spa facility.
  • Highly-comfortable bedding with Egyptian satin cotton bedlinens, summer-winter adjustable duvets.
  • Fluffy cotton towels.
  • Essential gadgets: Wifi, smart TV, bluetooth-enabled music player, DVD player, and hairdryer in every bedroom.
  • Complimentary first basket of firewood and kindling.
  • Spring water from Hollywell Spring on the estate, straight out of the tap. 
  • Walking maps supplied.
  • Travel cot and high chair available (please notify us).

Outdoor Living

  • Private 50 m2/538 sq.ft. stone terrace fully equipped with dining set, a large parasol, and a Weber barbecue.
  • Second smaller terrace and private garden.
  • Access to our formal garden and grounds (70 acres), including three special walking routes through planted woodland and various ancient sites.
  • Direct walking access to the Black Mountains right from your doorstep.
  • Unique star-gazing experience, the nearby Brecon Beacons National Park is now just one of the five locations worldwide with International Dark Sky Status.

We Are Dog-Friendly

  • We welcome, one, well-behaved dog. Please keep them on the lead in the fields at all times.
  • We supply two bowls, a towel to dry your dog and a sheet to protect your sofa.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms. 

Super Speedy Internet for those who want to work from home

For those looking for a place to work from home and relax when not working why not choose a stay at Upper House Farm where the internet connection is super speedy. With a Fibre Optic connection and speeds of over 350mbps you can rest assured that the Zoom meeting or file transfer will not fail.

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