Situated on the sunny side of Tor-y-Foel Mountain, Cae'r Hendre is a charming and comfortable little cottage surrounded by spectacular walks and stunning views. Located across the courtyard from the owner's home, visitors can take advantage of the homegrown organic fruit, herbs and vegetables when in season. Filled with character, this property sleeps up to 3 people and a cot in the double bedroom and is in a great location for those who wish to walk or cycle round the area. With a bird-watcher's paradise just minutes up the road and some beautiful waterfalls a short drive away, there is plenty to keep you occupied without leaving the area. Add to this easy access to Brecon and Cardiff and visitors will be spoilt for choice.
The entrance hall at Cae'r Hendre provides useful storage for boots, coats and bikes and a step down gives access to the open plan living area. The kitchen area with electric cooker, microwave and fridge adjoins the sitting/dining room with its attractive stone fireplace and woodburning stove, easy chairs and dining table and chairs. Please note that there is no television as there is no reception here, but a DVD is provided. The downstairs bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet and handbasin.
Bedroom 1: a good size double room with double bed. A further single bed and cot can be provided if required.
A quiet retreat
Many of us can only truly relax when the usual pressures of our day-to-day lives are lifted. With no internet or television, Cae'r Hendre provides the perfect place to unwind. On a wet day curl up and read a book in front of the woodburning stove or gather round and play a board game or do a jigsaw. If the weather is fine soak up the sun and the views from the pretty patio area. This quiet, mountain-side location is shared with the owner's across the courtyard so you can enjoy peace without being completely isolated. Walk into the nearby village of Llangynidr for lunch at the The Coach and Horses Inn on the canal and then home for a game of scrabble and a glass of wine.
Fantastic walks and cycle routes from your door
Cae'r Hendre is a perfect location for a break. Set within a quiet courtyard in a stunning valley, it's ideal for visitors bringing a dog with easy access onto the Brecon Beacons. The Blaen-y-Glyn waterfalls are 20-30 minutes drive from Cae'r Hendre and are well worth a visit.
Llangynidr, known for its 5 canal locks
Cae'r Hendre sits about 2 miles up the lane from the small village of Llangynidr. This thriving little community has two good pubs, both within a pleasant hour's walk. The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal passes through five locks as it travels through this little village and is a wonderful setting from which to feed the ducks and swans or enjoy a quiet walk. Make sure that you take a boat ride to see the canal from a completely different perspective - the tow-paths provide miles of easy cycling too. The fairy glen walk along the river is truly magical.
Crickhowell 7 miles, Brecon 12 miles, Abergavenny 13 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Ann
We very much enjoyed our stay. The location was fantastic, the owners were very friendly and welcoming and the cottage was warm, cosy and comfortable.-
We had a wonderful holiday. The cottage met all our needs and the setting was so beautiful. Pip and Gil were extremely welcoming and we found all the locals very friendly and helpful. If you love wildlife and water, it is perfect. We would definitely love to return.-
Once again another lovely break at Cae'r Hendre! A very special place indeed. I've done a Tripadvisor review which should be published shortly.
We shall be back for more!
If you could capture the experience of staying at Cae'r Hendre, bottle it, and sell it as a balm to soothe the stress and strain of our crazy, modern world you would be a multi-billionaire. The first thing that strikes you about the setting is the sound - not the hubbub of people, traffic, the hustle and bustle of modern life, but the sound of SILENCE. This silence is then gently filled with sounds of nature: water gurgling off the fields and into the valley bottom, sheep with their lambs in the fields, sparrows in the hedgerows, a woodpecker in some distant trees.
Cae'r Hendre is a comfortable, cosy cottage converted from an old barn. House Martins nest in the eaves, herbs grow by the door and sheep chew the cud below the windows. A wood stove provides warmth and comfort on chilly evenings, ably-assisted by an electric under-blanket on the bed upstairs. Free Wifi and a DVD player provide a link with the modern world, but ultimately Cae'r Hendre's attraction is the escapism it offers. Some may find the small two-ring electric cooker a bit different, but to be honest it simply adds to the quaint character and charm of the cottage.
Gil and Pip, a designer and artist respectively, live across the yard in the farmhouse and they are lovely hosts, often appearing at the door with fresh produce from their garden. If you need to escape somewhere to recharge your weary batteries then you may have just found the right place...