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Large en-suite master bedroom with beautiful views
Cosy, quirky wood-fired sauna in the garden
Views to rest the eyes on
Bluebells spread out in the woods in spring
Dining in the dark in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve
Early morning mists enfold the valley
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Blackthorn Cottage

Crickhowell (3mls NE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Spa Facilities
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Fire Pit
Eco Friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A wonderfully unique off-grid artists retreat set in an isolated location
  • Unrivalled views across the Black Mountains
  • Relax in the lovely log-fired sauna
Property code: 48082

A magical off-grid retreat in the heart of the Black Mountains, complete with log fired sauna & sublime natural surroundings. Bird filled gardens, breathtaking views, woodburner and hill walks right from the door.

Surround yourself with country charm, rustic style and verdant countryside at this unique home. The perfect bolthole for families and their pups looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you can enjoy off-grid living here with the wood-fired sauna, natural spring water and wood burner. Perfectly positioned for adventures, this cottage can sleep four over two bedrooms with a single bed plus pull out truckle bed in the lounge creating a perfect bedroom for younger guests.

Head inside this hillside home where you are greeted by exposed beams, gorgeous furniture and far-reaching views. Step up and inside and head into the lounge which doubles up as a second bedroom thanks to an inviting daybed. The daybed provides somewhere comfortable to unwind in front of the wood burner and the TV/DVD. Bright, light and high-ceilinged, the lounge is perfect for post-adventure relaxation. Find all you need to cook in the kitchen/diner and master the art of baking in the wood-fired range. Dine together inside or out and fire up the BBQ for summer feasts. The master bedroom boasts colourful features and a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom.

Relax in the wood-fired sauna in the garden before drifting off; there’s also woodland to explore outside, bike storage and parking for two cars up a steep track. Just take care of the internal and external steps. Head out and venture 13.5 miles to the largest natural lake in Wales, Llangorse Lake, where you can hunt down the Crannog, enjoy a walk or make a splash and hire kayaks. From the largest lake to the highest peak in South Wales, the views from the top of Pen-y-Fan are second to none and you can start your ascent 23.5 miles from your door. Stay closer to home and visit the picturesque town of Crickhowell (3.5 miles) to tuck into hearty pub meals.

  • 1 bedroom – king-size, plus 1 additional single bed in the lounge ( with pull-out trundle)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC, and 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Wood-fired range stove, gas hob, small gas oven and grill, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV/DVD, Bluetooth speakers
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Terrace area and garden, plus guests can explore the private on-site woodland and glade
  • Children need to be supervised with external steps and steep drops in the garden and terrace area
  • Dry storage available for bikes
  • Shared wood-fired sauna with Hammam towels and outdoor shower (shared with neighbouring cottage)
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Sleeps 2 + 2
  • Please note that this is an eco-retreat, so we ask that you avoid excess water usage and turn off taps when not in use, and turn off lights when leaving rooms empty to avoid burning diesel unnecessarily
  • The cottage is accessed via a steep concreted track, which is best tackled in first gear to the top
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 28th October 2022

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We loved this cottage. Pretty remote and off grid was exactly what we wanted and we definitely found it here. It was the perfect base for us to explore the Brecon Beacons and cosy enough for a day indoors when the weather was truly awful! The views were stunning and the sauna was an added bonus. The whole place was an absolute delight.

Reviewed by Alf 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Pamela 17th June 2022

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Absolutely beautiful relaxing get away from it romantic location.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 27th May 2022

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A lovely old cottage with heaps of character and amazing views. The perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of modern working life. Just perfect.

Reviewed by Andrew 21st March 2022

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We loved our stay at Blackthorn & with the perfect weather of 7 days of full sunshine! It was the perfect spot giving easy access to superb walks high & low. The eco friendly power and water supplies worked perfectly. Spent lots of time out on the terrace enjoying its lovely views with our own BBQ. So very peaceful with no road / vehicle noise exceRead morept birds (particularly owls) and sheep - the occasional plane overhead. The spaces, art and books spread around gave the place a very special vibe. Hide

Reviewed by Nicki 20th February 2022

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Reviewed by Hannah 24th January 2022

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Perfect escapism with stunning views and comfortable cottage. The wood tuning sauna was such a treat too.

Reviewed by Jenny 17th January 2022

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Absolutely incredible location, photos don't even do it justice! You could spend days here without getting in a car - stunning views and sunsets and so close to great walks. Such a sweet cottage, really cosy and quirky with an amazing outside seating area, we loved it so much!! Great sauna although the cold shower didn't work but improvised with buRead moreckets of water! Would definitely come back Hide

Reviewed by Tim 8th November 2021

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Reviewed by Afsha 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Hazel 8th October 2021

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We had a brilliant holiday at Blackthorn Cottage, the views are amazing, the cottage is well equipped and warm, quiet and cosy. A prefect place to unwind.

Reviewed by Kate 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by James 23rd July 2021

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Our family of 5 (2 adults, 2 kids, 1 border terrier) had a wonderful stay at Blackthorn Cottage. The setting is simply stunning - remote and with views to die for! The cottage itself is equally wonderful. Full of character, tastefully decorated and we especially loved the querky layout - lots of small steps and levels. The little office area was a Read morebonus and the kids loved playing/drawing there. Our dog loved the gardens and we all enjoyed being able to walk straight into the woods. Hide

Reviewed by John 9th July 2021

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This place is stunning. We purposefully chose it because of picture of terrace and views.. and we werent disappointed. No tv or screen time for a week as could while away the hours taking in the view, the birds etc. Due to the pandemic not been to our fav summer destinations of Italy France and Spain and blackthorn was certainly a match for those TRead moreuscan hills. We loved the attention to be eco-friendly and made us appreciate the place even more. Wish we couldve stayed longer. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsey 5th July 2021

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A wonderfully idyllic getaway, the cottage and views were amazing

Reviewed by Peter 18th June 2021

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The cottage is in a fabulous location, well appointed with plenty of walking from the door, Somewhere to truly unwind.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 11th June 2021

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Stunning environment absolutely beautiful .the view from the house is just awesome .a lovely cottage but very poorly equipped kitchen.. not maintained or cleaned properly which let it down completely. No TV which wasnt a problem for us and very little phone signal . Comfortable bed Not very child friendly due to drop from veranda and high stone steRead moreps . But we loved every minute due to the environment and if the kitchen was maintained would certainly go again. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lily 30th April 2021

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