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Beacons Ride

Cantref, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone cottage steeped in original features and rustic charm
  • Equine-friendly with stables, grazing, and hilltop horse riding
  • Direct footpaths from the farm to the peaks of the Brecon Beacons
Property code: BN060

Rustic farm cottage situated in the spectacular surroundings of the Brecon Beacons, a perfectly placed retreat for walkers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers.

Set in an idyllic location, this converted barn offers a stylish holiday hideaway for six guests across three cosy bedrooms. Amble towards Cantref church below the farm where snowdrops, primroses, and bluebells blossom; search for the ancient Roman road through the National Park; and hike the majestic hills of Pen y Fan and Corn Ddu which rise up behind the farm cottage. Source delicious Welsh produce and gifts for friends or enjoy a theatre performance in the vibrant market town of Brecon (2.5 miles), or head to the family-friendly Cantref Adventure Farm and Pony Trekking Centre nearby.

Step inside this charming stone cottage where traditional country style and warm rustic hues create an inviting ambience in all seasons. Family meals are a breeze with the well-equipped kitchen featuring an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with a freezer box, washing machine, plus a handsome Welsh dresser and sturdy oak table and chairs to cater for your hungry brood after a day of adventures. Settle into squishy sofas in the living room or curl up on the comfortable chair and foot stool with a favourite book. Enjoy family film nights on the TV with Freeview and DVD player. When sleepy heads nod, head up the main stairs to find two beautiful bedrooms, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom; a further twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room can be reached by the kitchen stairs. There’s also a separate shower room.

Outside, there’s a small courtyard in front of the cottage, and a garden across the lane with a seated BBQ area for lazy summer afternoons. Ample car parking is available for guests and there’s accommodation for guests’ pets by prior arrangement.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 2 shower rooms (1 en-suite)
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer box, microwave
  • Washing machine
  • TV with Freeview and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included (mobile phone reception variable)
  • Small courtyard at front of cottage; garden with BBQ and garden furniture across lane
  • Ample parking
  • 1 dog by arrangement - please note the owners have farm dogs and this is a working sheep farm
  • Horses welcome by prior arrangement with the owner - stables, grazing and parking for boxes are available if visitors wish to bring horses
  • Bike storage
  • Mountain bike trails nearby; horse riding on the hills nearby
  • The cottage is only 2.5 miles from the market town of Brecon with all its amenities
  • Shops and pubs 2.5 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Caine September 2020

A great cosy and comfortable cottage in a fantastic location (if you want to get away from it all) to explore the Beacons on foot and bikes. The owner is very friendly and helpful and the goodies on arrival were much appreciated.

Reviewed by Mrs Marsden August 2020

fine cottage with everything we needed

Reviewed by Ms Feeney-North July 2020

I really can't recommend Beacons Ride more - in a fab location for hiking into the mountains, great outside areas (both seating directly outside the cottage and a larger field across the road) and lots of bedrooms and bathrooms. Helen our host was fab - super friendly, had lots of information about local pubs etc being open and even brought us a caRead moreke! We'd go back in a heartbeat. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Russell October 2019

Wonderfully equipped and spotlessly clean

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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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