Yr Hen Stabl is the total transformation of an old, disused stable. While the thick stone walls, odd windows and hayloft door have been retained, the interior has been given new life through clever use of natural materials, such as slate and reclaimed timber.
Modern comforts are tastefully mixed with antique style; sloping ceilings and wide plank doors sit comfortably with up-to-date kitchen and bathroom fittings, double glazing and central heating.
Living Area: The through-lounge is separated from the kitchen by an antique Victorian counter, rescued from the local corner shop. The lounge area is attractively furnished and decorated with paintings and embroideries. There is a colour television, DVD player, radio and lots of games and books.
Kitchen: The kitchen is well equipped with ample work surfaces, a refrigerator, washing machine, low level cooker/ ceramic hob, microwave, belfast sink and breakfast bar.
Bedrooms: Yr Hen Stabl sleeps three. There are two bedrooms, one double and one single, with a pull-out bed available. All bedlinen and duvets are provided.
Bathrooms: There is a bathroom upstairs and a WC and shower/wet room downstairs, both supplied with fluffy hand/bath towels (instant hot water/central heating are included in the tariff).
Garden: The French windows open out onto a sunny patio set in the former paddock and a landscaped garden which is mature and full of colour.
Children: Yr Hen Stabl can accommodate children
Animals: We regret that Yr Hen Stabl cannot accept pets.
Parking: Parking in grounds for two cars.
Access: The open-plan ground floor accommodation is level and spacious. Entrance is via a wide doorway, accessible by wheelchair.
History: During its time, Yr Hen Stabl has been a hay barn, a cow shed and possibly even a cart shed. During recent excavations for a drain, we found – much to everyone’s excitement – a Roman coin. Experts at Cardiff Museum have identified it as being made between 337 and 361, during the reign of Konstantius, the second Christian Emperor of Rome. How it came to be at Abergwrelych is anyone’s guess and would make a fascinating story.