Artists View | Brecon

Artist's View - A romantic retreat in a wonderful peaceful setting near Brecon 2 miles. King-sized bed. Very popular, book early. Lovely views up the valley from cottage. Sunny veranda. Footpaths and walks into woodland and fields.

Artists View

Artists View Cottage dates originally from the 1700s, this former cow byre beside the owners own holiday home and has been beautifully renovated and converted to a charming, comfortable and peaceful retreat for 2 people. There are the most wonderful views from the south facing decked veranda and as the name suggests, this cottage would be ideal for the keen artist. There are excellent walks straight from the cottage along various footpaths through Woodland Trust managed land. Access to Artist's View is via wooden steps to the terrace. Brecon is just 2 miles away providing a great selection of restaurants, a cinema, shops and museums to explore.

Beautifully restored accommodation

Artist's View sleeps 2 people in comfortable, characterful accommodation, all on one level but accessed via wooden stairs. The well equipped kitchen has good quality shaker style units, with ample work and storage space, an electric double oven with halogen hob, fridge with freezer box, microwave, integrated washing machine/dryer, and dishwasher. There is also a dining table and chairs. In the sitting room the old bottle kiln fireplace is still intact and houses the large woodburning stove, logs are supplied and the old oak beams add character. The cottage is furnished with a comfy leather sofa, and a nice mixture of pine and antique furniture. There is a good selection of books and DVD's to choose from. The French doors lead out to the sunny veranda and allow the view to be enjoyed by guests from inside as well as out. The cottage is attached to the owners property which is also a holiday property and is only used by the owners occasionally.

Bedroom 1: double bedroom has a comfortable king-size bed and excellent quality bedlinen and towels and once again boasts lovely views. The shower room is well designed with power shower and modern, contemporary handbasin and toilet.

Useful information

  •  Bedlinen and towels provided.
  •  Electricity, gas central heating and logs included.
  •  Welcome pack on arrival.
  •  One small pet on discussion with owner - no dogs under a year old.
  •  Private garden and terrace with BBQ.
  •  Not suitable for babies and children
  •  Designated parking area.
  •  Good phone reception WIFI available
  •  Non-smoking
  •  Safe area for the storage and cleaning of mountain bikes.

    Stunning inside and out

    With its old bottle kiln fireplace, stone walls, exposed beams, elegant kitchen and fabulous woodburning stove - Artist's View is a cosy and welcoming retreat. The glorious views can be appreciated from the veranda on a sunny day or from the fireside sofa in the sitting room when the weather dictates. A perfect little base for two - the cottage boasts a pretty bedroom and modern shower room.

    Unique artist's facilities

    The cottage's veranda makes the perfect location for visitors to sit and sketch or paint the view of the Brecon Beacons. The seasons and the Welsh weather will provide an ever-changing landscape. 

    Discover Pen-y-Crug

    Artist's View sits right in the heart of a very special landscape. Make sure that you visit Pen-y-Crug whilst in the area. This impressive hill fort offers a wonderful insight into the struggles of early Welsh people to defend their lands and the views from the site are breathtaking. Access is also relatively easy so even the least keen walker can take in the history and the surroundings without too much effort.

    Pwllgloyw (Village with pub) 2 miles, Brecon 2 miles.

    Learn more about Brecon here.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann, Lucy, Carolyn and Andria.

  • Customer Comments

    Many thanks for the opportunity to give some feedback. Suffice to say that our recent holiday was absolutely fantastic. The most restful, enjoyable holiday we’ve had – since forever! The actual accommodation was superb. Everything we needed was provided. It was spotlessly clean and well laid out. The veranda was the best part and we spent every evening out there just admiring the view. While we were quietly isolated, the shops were just up the road. Plenty to do and see in this lovely part of Wales without having to drive too far.


    Without question we’ll be back.


    I’d also like to say that the service provided by Brecon Holiday Cottages was brilliant. Friendly, informative and made the whole experience seamless.



    We had an absolutely fantastic time thank you and were amazed at the cottage, quality of the premises and general facilities. It was a real treat to stay somewhere so lovely and with such fantastic surroundings. The views were awesome and being able to see Red Kites flying over the fields each morning was spectacular.


    We hope to visit the cottage again at some point.


    Thank you for the excellent service, pleasant staff and value for money.




    We stayed for a week in Artists View Cottage and had a wonderful stay, it was spotless and we had everything we needed. Very peaceful and quiet we would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing break.




    This was probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Very well equipped, idyllic surroundings, great views, quiet, cosy, comfortable; perfect in every way. We had an active week up in the mountains and cycling, so it was lovely to come back and sit on the little terrace with a cup of tea, have a hot shower, make a meal, watch TV and drop into bed, with not a sound to wake up to, apart from birdsong,

    It was a lovely relaxing, refreshing break and will stay in the memory for a very long time.The owners and friends were around and about, but they were quiet and discreet and we just exchanged a few friendly words when we saw them.

    Good bike storage too.


    We were very lucky to have a sunny, dry, warm week, but we could imagine that had the weather been less kind, we would still have enjoyed the comfort and peace of the cottage.


    Many thanks; highly recommended, as you can tell.


    We may even go back (and we never return to the same place twice!)




    Dorothy and Dave Martin

    We absolutely loved our break away at 'Artists View'.

    The property was well maintained, all we needed supplied, with some added extras which made it welcoming and homely-games to play, milk/cake on arrival.

    The bed was especially comfortable and shower was large with great water pressure, perfect after a hard days walking! 

    The barn itself was so beautifully built it was also a pleasure to be in and just enjoy the peace& tranquil setting-a holiday we needed....& artists view delivered.

    The surrounding area was a wealth of surprises for us, we hadn't really researched what we would do but were spoilt for choices.

    The town of Brecon had all we needed and surrounding areas were just so welcoming, with a good variety of attractions/cafés/local produce/walks etc to keep us occupied and happy... We didn't want to leave.




    Julia King &Allan Girod

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