Pen-yr- Heol | Southern-National-Park

A large self-catering holiday farmhouse to sleep 20 people, great for a weekend away with a large group of friends or family. All types of outdoor pursuits available locally. Excellent walking on The Black Mountain & The Brecon Beacons National Park. Close toThe Waterfall Country and Dan-yr-Ogof Caves. Easy reach of Swansea and The Gower Coast.

Pen-yr- Heol

Pen-yr-Heol is just perfect for a large family get together. This 17th century traditional Welsh long house with attached stone barn has been renovated and restored with much of the original character being retained. The house nestles at the foot of the Black Mountain on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is situated 3 miles north of Ystradgynlais in the Upper Swansea Valley. The house sits in a large garden with half an acre of its own land. A mountain stream runs past one side of the property and a small river flows at the back (fenced off for small children). This cottage is an ideal base for a family or activity groups wishing to spend time together with easy access to both the sea and the mountains; and it is a very good location for visiting the new Geo Park. Golf 1.5 miles, fishing 7 miles.


Sleeps 20, 8 bedrooms. The farmhouse kitchen is very well equipped with ample work and storage space, one double and one single oven and hobs, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, two fridges and a freezer. A utility room contains a tumble dryer. There is a most attractive oak beamed dining room with long dining table and benches with an open fireplace. The sitting room has large oak beams and is spacious and comfortable with sofas and chairs and large inglenook fireplace with a multi-fuel stove, TV, DVD and a payphone. The house has wheelchair access but is suitable for less-abled rather than disabled visitors.

Bedroom 1: double bedroom.

Next to this bedroom is a large bathroom with bath, shower, handbasin and toilet.

Upstairs to

Bedroom 2: twin bedroom

Bedroom 3: with a double and single bed (one of which has en suite handbasin and toilet).

Bedroom 4: with a double and single bed.

Shower-room with handbasin and toilet.

The barn is connected to the farmhouse by a linking door in the dining room.

Bedroom 5:   is a twin bedroom

Bedroom 6:  a double bedroom with a single bed.

Upstairs to

Bedroom 7:  a twin bedroom

Bedroom 8:  double bedroom with a single bed.

Bathroom with bath, handbasin and toilet.

Useful information

  • Bedlinen provided. 
  • Towels can be provided on request at a small charge or £4 per person per set.  
  • Oil central heating and electricity. 
  • Ample parking, two cots and two high chairs available, and logs for the fire are inclusive.
  • Dogs on discussion.
  • Mobile reception. 
  • Non smoking.

    Brecon, Swansea and the Gower Coast are all 40 minutes drive away. Dan-yr-Ogof Caves and Craig-y-Nos Country Park 20 minutes away and Ystradfellte, and Porth-yr-Ogof with its wonderful waterfalls are only 25 minutes.

    Learn more about Brecon here.

    Explore the Southern end of the National Park by booking online or, alternatively you can book by calling our office on 01874 676446.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for:
    Elizabeth or Sophie

  • Customer Comments


    Thank you we had a fantastic time in Pen Yr Heol. It is very cosy, well-equipped and in a beautiful location. A very special place indeed - the garden space is wonderful and the access to the stream and the hills a dream!




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