Wern-Y-Cwm Farm is an extraordinary Grade II listed private property on the slopes of the Skirrid Mountain in the Welsh Borders. Originally the home of Captain Thomas James, who sailed from Bristol in 1631 to discover the North West Passage, it has been sympathetically renovated into individual holiday homes with private gardens. 

The Farmhouse, Cider House, Dairy & Glamping field surround the incredible Great Barn, creating flexible sleeping for up to 46 in the 16 bedrooms, and a further 24 people in our Glamping field.

Suitable for a party of up to about 70 if rented as a whole, or from 2 to 23 per property.

[Text update?] When you book this amazing property, it is all yours to enjoy and treat as your own. Wern-Y-Cwm remains a private home with a warm welcome, and in the spirit of sharing we wish you to be inspired and learn, to laugh, to love and more than anything, to create memories to cherish for the rest of your life.

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Wern-Y-Wood & Wildlife

For every guest staying at Wern-Y-Cwm we are planting a tree around the farm. If you walk down below the farmhouse you will find our little wood where deciduous hardwood trees are being planted 2m apart. The plantation includes Rowan, Downier Birch, Field Maple, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Oak, Horse Chestnut and of course Alder. We plant the smaller trees along the edges of the wood and rising up to the taller ones in the middle. This valley used to be covered in forest and we are doing our little bit to return Wern-Y-Cwm to its former ecological balance. If you look carefully in the day or night you are likely to see or hear rabbits, hedgehogs, squirrels, foxes, hares, field mice, voles, frogs, newts, bats and many more little wild mammals. From time to time we see Fallow Deer running across the lawn. You are also likely to meet our friendly Peahen Gertrude and the cats Sammy and Bubbles.


The farmhouse offers 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms & 3 reception rooms. The cottage offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a glamping site is possible on the farm.

the great barn

An exceptional dinner & dancing reception space for 20 – 120 seated or up to 200 standing, with front and rear entertaining terraces, kitchen, bar and seating area around an open fire.

landmark event holidays

Wern-Y-Cwm and The Great Barn offer an incredible venue for you to host your once-in-a-lifetime landmark event holiday.

business retreats

This property is ideal for a company bonding session, annual board meeting, business mentoring or training course. Flexibility is our top priority.

yoga & fitness retreats

Wern-Y-Cwm is the best location for you to hold your Yoga Retreat or Fitness Training Camp. Partnering with personal trainers & yoga teachers, we boast an incredible natural environment and a challenging terrain.