celebration holidays

Wern-Y-Cwm and The Great Barn offer an incredible space for your stay on site, self-managed celebration holiday. We are not a wedding venue, and may not accept wedding bookings, but what could be nicer than renting the farm and enjoying time celebrating a landmark birthday celebration, your grandparents 60th wedding anniversary, a sporting retreat or a friends, work or family reunion.

With open fires and underfloor heating, you might be looking for a cosy and romantic autumn or winter celebration with swathes of velvet, deep berry coloured table dressing, candles, and roasting chestnuts over roaring fire bowls.

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Whatever your plans, Wern-Y-Cwm offers you the open spaces for as much outdoor activity as you may wish for, but with the added peace of mind that whatever the weather, The Great Barn is as big as a huge marquee and you can feed your entire residential group at one table.  

If you dream event is in the spring or early summer, the wildflower meadows are at their best. Maybe your perfect celebration holiday is in high summer, watching your friends have long lazy conversations in the shade, with games, croquet on the lawn and a traditional ice cream van along with cream teas?

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Wern-Y-Cwm is a large furnished holiday let which is suitable for you to hire for your landmark celebration, business retreat, activity or sporting holiday. We do not offer party packages but are very happy to help advise you on how to make your week or week-end celebration special. We are not a wedding venue, but the farm is ideal for celebrating your landmark event with your close friends and family, using The Great Barn as your stunning banqueting, business or activity space.

Frequently asked questions

Have a look at some of the questions we get asked frequently. If there's anything else you need to know, please get in touch. 

Yes, if you hire the Farmhouse, Barn, Dairy, Cider House and the Great Barn you will have exclusive use. In all other circumstances the farmstead will have other residents in the different properties. However, each property is private with its own grounds and facilities other than the shared parking for the Farmhouse, Cider House and Barn. The Dairy has its own parking. 

No, we don’t have a licence.  We are a furnished holiday let with ancillary entertaining space in the barn. Weddings are not permitted. 

Wern-Y-Cwm is a furnished holiday let, so we do not charge corkage. You may bring your own wine, but we request you take empties away too. Wern-Y-Cwm does not have an alcohol license, so if you decide to arrange a paid bar you will need to apply for a 'Temporary Event Notice' in your name. The property is permitted a limited number of these licenses per year, therefore please contact the booking manager before going ahead with these arrangements as there will be an additional charge.

You are responsible for arranging your own caterers, but we prefer you use our recommended suppliers because they know the property and therefore do not need site visits or training in our systems and rules. We must charge a day rate for each additional person on site during your booking, this includes any catering or support staff or visitors. Numbers of day guests must be kept to a minimum in line with our planning restrictions as a Furnished Holiday Let. 

For a celebration party, The Great Barn needs to be booked for a minimum of 2 nights , so you may access it the day before your party at 4pm and you will need to vacate by 10am the day after your party with it fully cleaned and returned to how it was taken, all furniture back in place. 

Out of consideration for our neighbours we are asking for all music to be turned off at 11pm. There is a disco den in the Farmhouse which is suitable for an 'after party' for those staying in the Farmhouse only. Here you may dance the night away if the music is kept inside with doors closed. 

Out of consideration for our neighbours we ask for all music to be turned off at 11pm in The Great Barn. Live music with small bands of max 4 musicians are permitted. The barn is not fitted with speakers, if you wish to play music please bring these with you. Please be mindful of the decibels of the music, we have a limit of 95 decibels. Any extreme vibrations could cause the art to fall off the walls and will result in penalty charges for the hirer. Wern-Y-Cwm is not suitable for large or loud parties.

 

Sadly not, unless you have SILENT fireworks, with no plastic parts. Wern-Y-Cwm is set amongst fields of sheep and cattle, not to mention being dog friendly. Fireworks are not country friendly.

Yes, but  you would be responsible for making sure they are all extinguished safely at the end of your evening. Please see the responsible adult agreement in the booking form. 

In total we have 16 bedrooms, all doubles or triples, making a comfortable stay for 32 to 40 guests.

At a very maxium we can sleep 46 people across the properties and may potentially on occation permit a few extra guests in yurts in the camping field. This is broken down as:

Up to 23 people in the Farmhouse (16 + 5 extra guest beds)

Up to 7 in the Cider House (6 + 1 extra guest bed)

Up to 16 in the Dairy (12 + 4 extra guest beds)

Camping to be discussed based on the circumstances. 

Yes, we have many friends in the area with amazing holiday lets, from gypsy caravans, to cottages, to local hotels. However, Wern-Y-Cwm is a large furnished holiday let and to comply with our planning consent the vast majority of guests must stay on site.

We are happy to offer viewings of the Wern-Y-Cwm, but since we are generally booked up we would like to keep all viewings to the first Friday of every month from 8am to 2pm. Bookings are strictly by appointment please. Please do not drive up to view without appointment as you are likely to be interupting our guests. 

Yes, we permit up to 3 well behaved dogs per property. They should be kept in the kitchens and not permitted on the furniture or beds. There is an additional charge of £15 per dog per night. 

You must arrange all of your suppliers.  We have some local recommendations. We charge a fee of £15 per person fee for each outside supplier or guest permitted on site. Maximum numbers apply. We need to make it clear that outside guests are to be kept to a minimum in view of the fact that we are a Furnished Holiday Let. 

We supply tables and chairs for 82 people in the barn using our rustic wooden furniture. The rental cost is included in the booking, but not the set up or lay out which will need to be handled by your team and discussed in advance. 

Parking is limited. The main car park which serves the Cider House, Farmhouse and Great Barn can fit 30 cars if VERY carefully parked close to each other. However, this requires someone to be a parking attendant and follow our parking plan as the spaces are not marked out (in view of wishing to keep the rural nature of the farm and not make it look municipal). The Dairy has parking for 6 cars. We recommend your guests ‘carpool’ together to try and save car park spaces. When arranging your outside suppliers, suggest they arrive in minibuses or again ‘carpool’ together.  There is a maximum of 4 car parking spaces for suppliers at the rear of the barn. There is a limited amount of space on the camping field for your guests who are camping, in the event that you have booked this in.

The Farmhouse, Cider House and Dairy and their gardens are only for residents of those properties, in line with the Health and Safety rules. It is essential that residents of each property stay using that property's facilities. If there are camping guests, they are welcome on the camping field but portacabin toilets and shower facilities will need to be hired (subject to arrangement). 

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