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Christmas Barn - Powys/South Wales/Mid Wales/Herefordshire

Christmas Barn image showing the view from the entrance

What are the Christmas Barn opening dates for 2023?


The Christmas barn for 2023 will be opening on Friday 17 November, 4pm - 8pm.  Come along and join us for an evening of merriment :-)


What are the Christmas Barn opening hours?

The hours for the Christmas Barn are

Monday - Thursday        9.30am - 6pm

Friday                             9.30am - 7:30pm

Saturday                         9am - 6pm  

Sundays                         10.30am - 4.30pm

What's in the Christmas Barn?

Lots and lots of Christmas sparkle!

In all seriousness, we sell many Christmas decorations, from Christmas gonks through to artificial wreaths and garlands.  Unusual Christmas cards and lovely wrapping paper to tree decorations.  Almost everything you need, we'll have.  Apart from tinsel.  We don't do tinsel.


Image from the Christmas Barn 2021

For a better idea of the sort of products that we sell, take a look at some of our  Christmas Collection here 

Cards accepted in the Christmas Barn?

They sure are.  We accept contactless, chip & pin and of course, good ol' fashioned cash ;-)

What do others think of our Christmas Barn?

You know what it's like.  You're reading the website and they claim to be the best.  You turn up (or buy) and are left bitterly disappointed :-(

We don't want to make claims and have you disappointed.  So who better to give their opinion than customers who visit us.  And we may only have opened on the 17th November 2023, but already the reviews are rolling in!

2023 Reviews:

"Chuffed to say I was the first customer at Copper & Holly in Pontybat yesterday!
Their Christmas barn is open and packed full of fantastic decorations and ornaments for Christmas - as well as a gorgeous cafe serving the best ever hot chocolate!! I’ll be back in a couple of weeks for our Christmas tree.
Our familt is trying to do a non-internet Christmas this year - we’ll see how we get on! But it’s so important to shop local and independent, particularly in areas like Brecon and Radnorshire!"
"Love love love this place, soo Christmasy. If you want something different then this is the place to go. Will visit again before Christmas to pick up our tree. Love my reindeer picture, it’s stunning xx"
Christine R
"It’s beautiful and the Hot choc is to die for 😍 x"
Anna T
And this doesn't include the reviews of people who are visiting and giving us reviews face to face.  Many think that this years Christmas Barn is the best one we have done so far!
So come along, get yourself into the festive spirit without being overwhelmed by all the things, and give in to our home-made, no-powder-here hot chocolate!
2022 Reivews:

"Friendly people, very happy and always willing to help. Beautiful decorations at Christmas and we had a great time pumpkin picking earlier this year. Just magical!"

Ruth T

"We had a great trip out to the Christmas barn today. It was filled with loads of beautifully displayed Christmas goodies. It was perfectly set out to easily accommodate a wheelchair and we enjoyed having a chat with Dodger on the way in. Would 100% recommend a visit. We certainly will be back!"

Kizzy E

"Came for a visit today at the Xmas barn, the staff/owners were so friendly and I am absolutely over the moon with my Xmas lighthouse. Meet Xmas all 5****"

Samantha J

When you visit us, we'd love for you to leave a review too, either on Google, Facebook or via email, and you can let others know what you think too!

 Picture of the barn from the top

I've read on Google it's cold at your shop.  Is this true?

Quite simply, yes.  We are, at the end of the day, based in an agricultural barn, which is still open (to some degree) to the elements. 

Whatever the temperature outside, it'll be 3 or 4 degrees colder in the barn. 

The best thing to do is to wrap up warm when visiting.  It makes the Christmas experience more authentic anyway!

Are dogs allowed at your Christmas Barn?

We are a dog friendly site, but we do have a few simple rules for you all to follow.  Please keep our Christmas Barn car park clear of dog mess, keep your dogs on a lead AT ALL TIMES to keep our wildlife and our pet animals safe and be mindful it's a shop with breakables!  So keep a short a leash on them as possible :-)

For those that travel a distance to come to see us, we put together for the pumpkin patch a list of dog friendly eating establishments locally, as well as our favourite dog walks for you.  These all still apply, so please feel free to peruse these as needed.

Link to the article about dog friendly pumpkin picking, nr BreconFog walks within 10 minutes when picking pumpkins, Brecon with Copper & Holly

Dog friendly places to eat when visiting the pumpkin farm, Brecon.  Showing rainbow over pumpkin patch

Do you have any events going on in the Christmas Barn in 2023?

 We had hoped to have a few extra events going on this year, but unfortunately we are behind with our plans for changing up the barn generally, and so have had to abandon plans for this year.  With any luck, 2024 will see some extra festive activities for you to enjoy.


What facilities are there in the Christmas Barn?

We are primarily a shop, with a small pop up cafe that serves drinks and cakes.  we'll be serving our legendary hot chocolate that'll make all other hot chocolates look lame in comparison!

There's a free car park, and portaloo toilets. 

We have Dodger the sheep and our pet turkey (who don't get eaten at Christmas!) Jeremy that you can say hello to, and you may well see our resident mouse-hunters Honey & Spike prowling around the car park or skitting through the Christmas Barn.    

Which side of Brecon is the Christmas Barn?

An image of the Christmas Barn looking up the shop

Our address is Pontybat Farm, Llanfilo, Brecon, Powys, LD3 0PA...


SatNav does not send you directly to our farm.  Instead it takes you about 3/4 mile down the road, as about 6 of us share the same postcode, and we're all spread out over a mile or so!

If you use it, the What3Words to get to our driveway is 


Otherwise, directions are below, depending on which road you're coming from.

Visiting from Brecon -

travel out on the A470 towards Builth Wells.  About 4 miles out of Brecon you'll bypass the village of Felinfach, with the deep red pub (The Griffin) on your left hand side.  Once passed the village junction, we're the next farmhouse on the left, about a mile on.  Slow down just off the corner once you've seen the chimney pots, as our driveway is just past the stone building right on the side of the road.  If you get as far as the crossroads, you've gone too far.

Visiting from Builth Wells -

travel out on the A470 towards Brecon.  About 10 miles out of Builth, you'll enter the small village of Llyswen.  About 3/4 of the way through the village, once you get to the Griffin Inn, there's a junction with a turning to your right.  Take this turning by the pub, this is the continuation of the A470.  Carry on this road until you hit a crossroads junction (about 4 miles on), and turn right at the crossroads.  Take care on this junction, the cars travelling from the left are usually quicker than they look.  Once off the crossroads, we're the first turning off to the right, about 400 yards after the crossroads.

Visiting from Crickhowell - 

travel out from Crickhowell on the A40 towards Brecon.  Before getting to Glanusk estate, and by the Nant Y Ffin cider mill, take the right hand turn to Talgarth.  Travel through Tretower, Cwmdu and Pengenffordd and at the very bottom of the hill leading into Talgarth, at the roundabout take the second exit off to bypass the town.  Follow the road round, past the Castle Inn pub, past Riverside caravan site, and when you get to the next roundabout by Bronllys, take the first exit off.  At the next roundabout, take the first exit off.  Head out along the long straight, and just after the crossroads, look to take the first right turning off, at the white stone barn on the side of the road.

Visiting from Hay on Wye - 

travel out from Hay on Wye on the A438 towards Brecon.  Go through Glasbury, Three Cocks and when you get to the roundabout by Bronllys, take the second exit off as though going to Brecon.  At the next roundabout, take the first exit following signs to Brecon. Head out along the long straight, and just after the crossroads, look to take the first right turning off, at the white stone barn on the side of the road.

Do you do anything different the rest of the year?

Well, we do happen to have a very lovely Autumn Shop and Pumpkin Patch that opens during October, with fun events during this time.  Check out the details of that here.  

Picture of rainbow over the pumpkin patch, Brecon

But for now and the rest of the year ;-) it's just Autumn and Christmas that we focus on.  

How can I keep up with the news?

To keep up with all of our news and updates, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or sign up to our mailing list.


Really looking forward to seeing you this 2023 season,

Gwilym, Annabelle and Holly x

The Copper & Holly team behind the pick your own pumpkins patch, just outside Brecon