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Basel Cottage

Llandovery, West Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
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.

Set in 17 acres and situated in the stunning Cambrian mountains and on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this delightful property is perfectly located to explore Wales’ much-loved countryside. Visit the nearby town of Llandovery (2.5 miles) close by, delving into local pubs or exploring the market town’s historic castle (3 miles). Put on your walking boots or prepare mountain bikes for trips to the Brecon Beacons, enjoying a waterfront walk by the Usk Reservoir (13 miles) or exploring the vast Pen y Fan (21 miles). Closer to home, set off from your very doorstep to explore the owner’s woodlands and the vast Crychan Forest.

This lovely stone cottage is believed to date from the 1700s and is found via a private lane adjacent to the owner’s property (once an old hunting lodge). Set in a peaceful and tranquil location and offering a real welcoming home from home experience. Original features such as oak beams and an inglenook fireplace highlight the true beauty of this country property. Step inside and discover a well-appointed family kitchen/diner, well-equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave, plus a spacious dining table for family meals. Enjoy long evenings relaxing in the spacious lounge, throwing some logs in the wood burner to create an entirely cosy ambience. The front picture window boats a large window-seat overlooking the terrace and hills beyond – ideal for bird watching or relaxing with a good book! A TV and DVD player will keep both adults and younger guests entertained. Visitors with canine company can utilise the handy utility room for cleaning wet paws and washing machine for dirty towels. There is also a ground-floor WC. When it’s time for bed, climb a flight of stairs to find two spacious and charming bedrooms both with stunning views over the valley. The super-king-size bed guarantees a great night's sleep and the twin bedroom with optional Z-bed is a great space for a kid’s sleepover. There are also two well-appointed bathrooms: an en-suite shower room with WC, and a family bathroom with a bath, shower attachment and WC.

This fabulous rural retreat benefits from having acres of space for children and dogs to play. A large enclosed garden and a decked terrace overlooking the river offer the ideal setting for alfresco evenings utilising the outdoor furniture and BBQ. A stone and slate terrace with built in seating and a fire pit is a must for watching the fabulous dark skies of Wales – a telescope is available to borrow for an all-together astronomical evening! There is also an enclosed well managed private woodland equipped with seating dotted throughout. There is ample parking available as well as both bicycle and motorbike secure lockup.

  • 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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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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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