about us

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 flatshare, 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, which belonged to family friends, was put on the market. 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. We are sure that when you book one of the furnished holiday let properties on the farm you will enjoy the area, fellow guests and locals. 

The Wern-Y-Cwm team make a huge effort to ensure the properties and grounds are kept looking gorgeous and in perfect 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 one of the other guests should you wish to be private but close enough for groups of friends and family to be within easy reach should they so wish, using The Great Barn as a central gathering point. 

A few of our many 5 star Reviews or take a look at VRBO & Group Accomodation for more ...

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fabulous family home

An amazing place to stay for a long weekend. Stunning setting in a comfortable relaxing house, a real home from home. Photos are good but the reality even better! We were a family celebrating our parents’ 80th birthdays and couldn’t have chosen a better place for it, Lots to do and massive amount of space. We took a rounders set for the lawn area and never laughed so much! The hot tub, darts , large TV, table tennis, walks from the house etc etc etc all added to the fun. Owner nearby very chatty and friendly but we didn’t need her as everything was perfect. Thank you!

Elizabeth, July 2019

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Fantastic house with fabulous views

Great setting for our family get together. Comfortable, roomy and all had a real wow factor on arrival. Log burners made it really comfortable on the windiest of days. Very well appointed and equipped. Great success for weekend party as all of us (we were 17, from 14 years to 80) felt it was a special place and left with very happy memories.

Margret, April 2019

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WOW what a place... outstanding

I booked this place to surprise my partner for her Birthday. We were a group of 16 family with ages ranging from 10 to 80. Everyone enjoyed themselves we walked for miles, cooked wonderful meals and enjoyed all the facilities provided. It was ideal that we didn't have to use our cars at all, there were wonderful walks from right outside the front door. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

Michael, December 2018