Nestled in a sacred hotspot between four mountains and close to the evocative ruins of Llanthony Priory – the haunting remnants of one of the greatest buildings of medieval Wales – Fforest Barn is an idyllic location for a spirited nature connection experience. The retreat offers peace and tranquillity in a stunning wilderness landscape and has incredible views from inside and out with amazing walking opportunities in each direction.
The accommodation in the main building offers a stylish selection of double, twin and bunk rooms, while outdoors the choice extends to hand-painted gypsy caravans, an ecopod, a cabin and a luxury safari tent. There is also a two bedroomed, fully equipped log cabin for teachers accommodation close to the main house. Also outdoors, looking out over the mountains, is a yoga field, a hot tub, Eagle’s landing – a covered ceremonial space in the hot spot with a 50 mile view – and a tree house for treatments – Thai masseurs are available if required.
Fforest Barn is an ideal place to recharge your batteries and revitalise body and mind. Just 60 minutes from Bristol and Cardiff and 2.5 hours from London, it is easily accessible and well suited to host uplifting events and retreats.
The facilities include a hot tub, steam room, barbecue and a large function space in the Dutch Barn.
The Dutch barn living room can accommodate a maximum of 14 people doing yoga or 25 theatre style seating, with a working floor space of 35 sq m. There are projection facilities and a very good quadrophonic sound system. The room can be opened up to include the heated outdoor Courtyard for events, which can also be covered int he event of rain.
The Old Barn living room has four sofas around the central fire – a great space to hang out in the evenings.
The dining tables in the kitchen area can comfortably seat 16 people with options up to 24.
There is accommodation for 10 people in the barns, with two double-bed rooms, one twin bed rooms (can be a double), and the bunk room with 3 singles and a double bed. See here for photos of internal bedrooms.
On site are two Gypsy caravans, an ecopod with twin or double-bed and a luxury ‘safari’ tent and treehouse with heated beds with close access to an eco-loo and shower, providing additional accommodation for up to 8 people, and a log cabin for 3 more including an outdoor hot bath.
Local accommodation in a railway carriage and shepherd’s hut within walking distance for 4 further participants and a log cabin close to the main house, with two bedrooms for teachers is also available, bringing the total to 24 people.
There is plenty of space for camping with access to bathroom facilities in the entrance area and log cabin, as well as the eco-loo.
Gatherings and celebrations can make use of the indoor/outdoor area of the Courtyard and Dutch barn living room, fully set up with AV facilities, the patio, with an optional waterproof canopy and space heater and the double garage for outside entertainment.
There is parking for seven cars, and more in fields.
Retreats and events can be fully catered for depending on your needs. See the ‘food’ section. Staff are also available if you wish to self-cater but need some help. It is a great place to make healthy food together, supported by produce from our ‘permaculture’ gardens.
Fforest Barn was set up to create a sacred and uplifting space. We are here to help you and your guests have a truly memorable experience.
2 double bedrooms
Central cone open fire
Fully equipped kitchen
Hot tub on patio
2 double or twin bedrooms
Sleeps up to 6
Open plan living space
Drinks area with fridge
Double or twin garden accommodation