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Barn Owl Cottage - Brecon

Brecon Town, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
9 more

At a glance

  • A birdwatchers paradise featured in BBC’s Secret Birds of Wales
  • Close to both the bustle of Brecon and the solitude of rural Wales
  • Featuring original features and warming wood burner for a real escape to the country
Property code: BN035

Just 1 mile from the centre of busy Brecon, this cosy cottage offers a remote location with close proximity to popular restaurants and pubs along with the national park’s glorious attractions.

This property truly benefits from the best of both worlds in the Brecon Beacons, with the ever-popular town of Brecon just a short walk (1 mile) away, and the further outdoor attractions that make this national park the treasure it is also within close reach. Keen walkers and mountain bikers will no doubt enjoy close proximity to the Black Mountains region, with the stunning Waun Fach just 10.5 miles away. Soak up the view from the summit of Brecon’s highest mountain, climbing Pen y Fan (7 miles) to enjoy far-reaching views across the valleys. Fishing is yet another popular activity, with brown trout and salmon waiting to be caught in the River Usk (1.5 miles).

Set within a 400-acre organic beef and sheep farm, this wing of an original farmhouse which dates back to the 16th century, has plenty of traditional features maintained throughout. Sit amongst stunning exposed stone walls and heavy oak beams for a true country retreat. On the ground floor, the pretty lounge boasts a warming wood burner for cosy evenings. Curl up with a book, switch on the TV/DVD or catch a game on the Sky sports package. The warmth of the wood burner can also be enjoyed throughout mealtimes, with the dining table located right here in the lounge. The compact kitchen has an electric oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. A shower room with WC completes the ground floor. Head upstairs to find two charming bedrooms with sloping ceilings. The master bedroom has a comfortable oak double bed, whilst the second room features a three-quarter-size bed that’s ideal for one. Both bedrooms proudly present wonderful views of the surrounding area, a treat to wake up to each morning. Finally, a family bathroom with a corner bath and WC provides a blissful place to soak in an evening, also with a sloping ceiling.

Head outside and make use of the lovely garden in sunny weather, boasting a patio and lawn area. The outdoor dining set and BBQ make dining alfresco a real treat, whilst resident birdwatchers will adore the varied wildlife that swoops in and out of the garden.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double bedroom and 1 double bedroom with three-quarter-sized bed
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 with shower and WC, 1 family bathroom with bath and WC
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms have sloping ceilings
  • Induction hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • TV with Sky Sports package, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes
  • Garden with lawn
  • BBQ
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops 1.5 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Morris November 2019

Cosy and comfortable cottage with everything we needed.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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