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Orchard Cottage - Bwlch

Bwlch, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully renovated gardener’s cottage in the grounds of a country house
  • Surrounded by farmland just waiting to be explored
  • A romantic hideaway for two within walking distance of the little village of Bwlch
Property code: BN270

An idyllic retreat for two, relax in stylish yet welcoming interiors with glorious views across The Usk Valley after a day walking, hiking and biking in the surrounding mountains, meadows and woodlands.

Walk, cycle and adventure your way around the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park before coming back to cosy up in style at this welcoming abode. Brimming with rustic charm and warmth, call this dwelling home for a while and make the most of the lovely terrace area and the roaring wood burner in the traditional lounge. Perfect for a romantic retreat, explore by day and cosy up at night.

Once a gardener’s cottage, this property has a secluded feel and is full of rustic character. Traditional beams, exposed stonework and elegant interiors create a warm, welcoming ambience which flows throughout. Throw together meals in the bright airy kitchen where you can plate up at the table or dine alfresco in the pretty garden. If it’s too cold for evenings outside, step up and sink into the snug sofa in the lounge where the wood burner will keep you warm. The separate laundry room is great for storing muddy boots and coats after days in the great outdoors and means you can wash clothes with ease. Climb stairs to the bedroom where exposed beams and stone add character and you can drift off in peace. A granary door leads straight into the garden so you can rise and shine and fill your lungs with fresh air to start the day.

Boasting views across the Usk and Talybont Valleys, throw on your hiking boots and get ready to go. Less than 2 miles from your door are a handful of welcoming pubs and coffee shops where you can stop off for a bite to eat after wandering by the rivers, the canal, and the nearby waterfalls in Talybont-on-Usk. Further afield, the largest natural lake in South Wales, Llangorse, is 6 miles away, and the highest peak in South Wales, Pen y Fan, is 13.5 miles away.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom - 1 en-suite (shower over bath)
  • Electric cooker and hob, a microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Storage for bikes
  • Leisure facilities
  • Regret no children, babes in arms only
  • Babes in arms welcome - guest must bring travel cot
  • Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 2 miles
  • Visitors are welcome to walk around the grounds
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Ceri Gittoes

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Connie 29th November 2023

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This was one of the best cottages we have ever hired. Exceptionally well equipped kitchen, fire lit like a dream. Chickens and dog an added bonus. We will definitely be coming back.

Reviewed by Kate 29th September 2023

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This cottage was absolutely perfect. The location is lovely, and we enjoyed the fresh eggs and apple juice. We had a great week, some rain, some sun, lots of countryside walks, bike rides and horse riding. John was very friendly and helpful. The views were amazing. The wifi was good enough to run some teams meetings when we needed to work. Nearby tRead moreowns were great for pub meals, in particular Crickhowell. Brecon also good for Morrisons and other shops. The Big Pit museum was really good. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 22nd September 2023

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A very pleasant and very interesting stay. Lovely cottage in a stunning location with good views. Appreciated the 'home produced' eggs and the apple juice courtesy of the owners.

Reviewed by Trevor 15th September 2023

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Well equipped in a beautiful location

Reviewed by Martin 1st September 2023

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Lovely little cottage for two people, attractively fitted out. Easy to use kitchen with all conveniences. Freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc. Comfortable lounge with log fire. As it was so hot while we were there, we didn't use it. Very comfortable large bedroom with good size bathroom with shower.Location was great as it's halfway up a hill with eRead morexcellent views across to the Usk valley. It has a small garden attached for sitting in (which we did often in the hot weather!) Hide

Reviewed by Roger 19th August 2023

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We had an enjoyable weeks stay. The cottage was as described, situated in a lovely secluded position, surrounded by apple orchards with views over the valley. The welcome goodies were appreciated. The owner visited most days to feed chickens and replenish the supply of bird food and we enjoyed his company and local recommendations. We visited BrecoRead moren, Crickhowell, Hay-on-Wye and the nearby Reservoir and ate out most days. We would recommend this property to our family and friends. Hide

Reviewed by John 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 21st July 2023

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Fantastic place to stay would recommend as access to many walking routes and beautiful countryside.

Reviewed by Simon 7th July 2023

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A very comfortable and roomy cottage in a fantastic location just off the A40, making it easy to find and an excellent base to explore from.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 30th June 2023

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We stayed for a week, and wish we had booked for longer. The cottage is very clean, well decorated and furnished with everything we needed. The location is very pretty and private, with views over the Usk valley and far enough away from the A40 so that there was virtually no traffic noise. John, the owner, was very friendly and accommodating and prRead moreovided a lovely welcome pack of apple juice from his orchard, eggs from his hens and a local Bara Brith loaf. We will be returning here!! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 9th June 2023

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What a wonderful cottage and stay. The cottage is a beautiful stone cottage with lovely features (slate floor, beams, wood burner) and modern conveniences (lovely kitchen, hot shower with lots of pressure, dishwasher, excellent wifi, and dishwasher). The inside was beautifully renovated and fitted out. Close to the market village of Brecon and closRead moree to the start of wonderful walks. We had a wonderful week here and if we are ever in the area again will definitely be the first place we book. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 4th June 2023

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A fantastic cottage for couples. A real gem.

Reviewed by Sally 26th May 2023

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A gem of a property in a stunning location. After a big day on the hill (plenty of walks and bike rides from the door) it was nice to return to the cottage to relax in such peaceful surroundings. Lots of wildlife, both native and the odd exotic (a young male peacock decided to visit). The eggs and apple juice provided by John and Emma (owners) wereRead more greatly appreciated - and tasty! There are excellent local pubs and other eateries if you want to eat out. Wish we could have stayed longer. Hide

Reviewed by Nikki 28th April 2023

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Orchard Cottage was perfect accommodation, it had everything that we needed and was set in beautiful countryside. The cottage was spotless and thoughtfully furnished and decorated, lots of room and a stunning log burner to keep us warm on the drizzly nights. There were several walks to take without having to get into the car which was wonderful andRead more we cannot wait to visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 18th November 2022

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We had a wonderful 3 nights at the cottage. Directions were good and the sat nav got us very close. Parking was easy. The surroundings are clean and tranquil. The bedroom and bathroom were really good and we found the living area and kitchen very cosy and easy to cook, eat and relax in. The real fire was excellent after a days winter hiking. We havRead moree stayed in quite a few cottages over the last few years and this was one of the best. We would love to return to the cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by Eileen 8th November 2022

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Perfect place to stay. The house was spotlessly clean in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Amelia 28th October 2022

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One of our favourite places we've ever stayed - a comfortable, warm and well-equipped cottage, in a gorgeous location.

Reviewed by Kate 8th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Perfect for discovering the Brecon Beacons.

Reviewed by Angela 23rd September 2022

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Hidden gem, beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting

Reviewed by Stephen 9th September 2022

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The cottage is in a stunning setting where its easy to relax and unwind from the moment you arrive. There is a walk from the property where a steady climb is rewarded with breathtaking views. For any other walks you will need to drive to your start point but the scenery is so beautiful en route you really wont mind. There is a well stocked shop andRead more a cafe 2 miles away in Talybont but we would advise driving rather than walking due to a busy main road. We had a wonderful week here. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Benazir 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 29th July 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Peter 15th July 2022

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The cottage is fantastic, the quality of finish is outstanding, very comfortable furniture and bed, and immaculately clean, couldn't fault it. It is situated well for walking and exploring the area, with fabulous views of the local countryside. Also very private and quiet.

Reviewed by Peter and mrs ja 10th June 2022

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Hi the cottage was brilliant will return.

Reviewed by Stephen 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Nicola 29th April 2022

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