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Basel Cottage

Llandovery, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage with wood burner for cosy evenings in
  • Spacious gardens and firepit for marvelling at Wales’ starry skies
  • Very dog-friendly property with dog sitting available
Property code: BN036

Enjoying a peaceful location this luxury and award-winning holiday cottage has a private woodland and an abundance of garden and terrace space to relax in and enjoy.

Lap up the gorgeous surroundings from this delightful stone cottage in the Cambrian Mountains. This two-bedroom rural retreat, next to the owner’s property, has acres of space for children and dogs to play in. The large, enclosed garden with a decked terrace overlooking the river provides a wonderful setting for BBQs and stargazing beside the fire pit. If you can tear yourself away from the garden, pull on your walking boots or jump on your bikes for trips to the Brecon Beacons.

Original features such as oak beams and an inglenook fireplace add real country cottage character to the property, while the wood burner creates a focal point for cosy evenings in with the family. A large window seat in the lounge looks out over the terrace and hills beyond – ideal for birdwatching or gazing at the night skies through the telescope that is available to borrow. When it comes to mealtimes, share home-cooked dinners around the spacious dining table in the kitchen/diner or dine alfresco. Upstairs, find two comfortable bedrooms – a super-king-size room and a twin room with optional Z-bed that’s perfect for the kids. Both have stunning views over the valley. As well as the garden, there’s also an enclosed private woodland that you’re free to explore.

The property lies on the western fringes of the Brecon Beacons National Park, where you can enjoy a waterside walk by the Usk Reservoir (13 miles). To the east of the cottage is Crychan Forest (7 miles), a vast landscape of walking and family cycling trails. At Dolaucothi Gold Mines (12.5 miles), go panning for gold and discover how the Romans went to extraordinary lengths to find the precious metal. For shops, pubs and a historic castle, head to the nearby market town of Llandovery (2.5 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size and 1 twin bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower and WC and 1 family bathroom with WC and bath with shower attachment
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and separate WC
  • Wood burner (first baskets of logs included)
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden and private woodland
  • BBQ and firepit
  • 2 dogs welcome free of charge (dog-sitting available by prior arrangement and at an additional charge, please note dogs allowed on ground floor only)
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Telescope available by prior arrangement
  • Sleeps 4+1
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub and shops 2.5 miles

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


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Reviewed by Patti 4th September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a spectacular setting. The owners have invested passion and precision into its renovation.

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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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