A Little Bit About Us...

I have always loved this mountain. I was born nearby but spent much of my childhood and early career living abroad. Wales was for holidays, and I enjoyed being outside from dawn till dusk; walking, riding ponies, swimming in rivers and having picnics in the wildflowers.

In my 20’s, living in a London flat share, I launched the British brand JoJo Maman Bébé as a tiny start-up. Our first ‘warehouse’ was a shed belonging to my parents here in the Usk valley. For years I half wanted to buy a cottage with a view, then Wern-Y-Cwm (pronounced wern-e-cum), which belonged to family friends, came up for sale. It was far too big and a massive renovation project, but I’d fallen head over heels and purchased the farm as my private home and retirement business plan. My labour of love renovation project took 6 years, buckets of tears and went 3 times over budget, but it has been worth every penny. We are happy here.

Wern-Y-Cwm Weddings and accomodation Wales laura and ruby tuesday
Wern-Y-Cwm Weddings and accomodation Wales laura and family

We call it ‘Wern-Y-Calm’ because this is a place to relax, find inspiration, creativity and happiness. It attracts like-minded people who come back. When you book one of the furnished holiday let properties you will enjoy the area, fellow guests and the friendly locals.

The Wern-Y-Cwm team make a huge effort to ensure the properties and grounds are kept looking gorgeous and in great condition for your arrival. We are here to help you prepare for your trip, offering advice and support before you stay and in emergency during your stay.

The individual properties are private enough to never meet another group should you prefer, but close enough for friends and family to have their individual space but come together for shared outings or meals and activities in The Great Barn.

A Few of our Many 5 Star Reviews

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Amazing!

Stayed Nov 2021
Tara B.
I can’t even put in to words the incredible time we had at this house. The house itself is beautiful and the location is breath-taking. We went for a birthday celebration, and all had an amazing time. We are even talking about planning a summer visit next year. The disco den was a great bonus, and we had the most amazing fancy dress party in here. Book this property ASAP!!
Published 9 Dec 2021

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Great 40th birthday

Stayed Oct 2021
Robert W.
Brilliant weekend away with friends for a 40th birthday celebration. Great space for the kids to run around, a brilliant kitchen for dinners, lots of games/films provided. Perfect weekend.
Published 18 Oct 2021

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Amazing!!!

Stayed Aug 2021
Bobby W.
Would 100% recommend this venue. The views are absolutely breathtaking, the facilities are amazing, the house is beautiful and super clean throughout. We wish we could have stayed longer.
Published 9 Sep 2021