About Argoed Barns

This started out very much as a family business with the mainstay being the partnership between mother, Amanda, and son, Ben, with input from father, Barney, at the weekends and daughter, Lottie, when she was home from University.  Having fallen in love with the area many moons ago, the family finally moved into Argoed Barns in 2010, purchasing the adjacent four-and-a half-acre field the following year.  

Amanda gave up teaching and sought a new venture with Ben.  Having spent time and energy gaining some sort of order to the place it seemed selfish keeping the views to themselves, so the idea of glamping and B&B on a luxury scale evolved.

Having swapped textbooks for wellies, the first task was to commission Hollow Ash Huts to build a bespoke Shepherd’s Hut that would accommodate a full length bed and a wet room – a first at the time. It was a feat of engineering to winch the hut across the lawn and into positioned at the top of the bank at the far end of the garden.

A year later, work began on converting the stone barn into a luxury two-bedroom self-catering holiday cottage.  Amanda completed an interior design course so that she could apply her new skills to managing the project whilst a further qualification in traditional upholstery was put to good use in the furnishing phase.    

Most recently, a majestic 8m diameter geodome has been added to the collection which stands in splendid isolation at the top of the field. It boasts a 5m wide window from which to enjoy the views. 

In addition to the natural wildlife, Ben’s 21st birthday saw the arrival of Loki, a welsh springer spaniel, to the family. Close on his heels were chickens to provide fresh eggs in exchange for free range of the property. After that came Ella, the goat, who shortly produced a kid, Bella.  A further year on they both produced twins - on Valentine’s weekend - to add to the growing menagerie.

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"Stunning views, comfy beds, amazing baths, well equipped and beautifully furnished. What a place to stay!!! We've had such a lovely time here (even the teenagers!!!) and will return!!!"

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