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Boat Cottage - Llangynidr

Llangynidr, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 300-year-old traditional stone cottage with a pretty country garden
  • Coal-burning oven available for use
  • Located in a scenic village with canal walks on your doorstep
Property code: BN052

This is an exceptional property in a village location that welcomes pets, with two pubs and a shop within walking distance. A traditional coal-burning oven and enclosed garden welcome you to your Welsh break.

Step back in time and stay in this 300-year-old stone property in the heart of Llangynidr, an attractive village studded within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Discover the spectacular landscape on foot, by bike or even on paw, bringing along your dogs to join in the fun. Sleeping four adults and three dogs in comfort, your holiday accommodation is an idyllic base for exploring bustling market towns, sleepy villages and mile upon mile of craggy mountains, meandering rivers and wooded valleys.

 

Enjoying a rural setting within a traditional country garden peppered with attractive plants and shrubbery, this cosy cottage is surrounded by beautiful views. Inside, the property is simply styled yet pleasingly rustic with beamed ceilings and stone floors. Light the coal-burning fire on chilly evenings, snuggling up on the sofa with a glass of something warming and delicious in the lounge, and rustle up hearty meals in the kitchen to satisfy the troops. The two bedrooms are accessed via the original stone staircase and both share the ground-floor bathroom with its shower-over-the-bath. The real treat is the vast expanse of garden, where you can enjoy afternoon tea on the lawn and relax in the sunshine. There is a steep drop on the edge of the lawn space, over the low wall, so young children will need to be supervised.

Known for being one of the most attractive towpaths in the UK, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs through the village and offers an exciting route for walking and cycling. Challenge your inner adventurer and set off to investigate the national park, returning for a hearty meal at one of the inviting pubs. Further afield, Brecon (10 miles) has shops, museums and eateries, and the impressive Tretower Court and Castle is 3.5 miles away.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – downstairs with shower over bath, WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, with small freezer in the shed
  • Welcome pack
  • Coal-burning stove (first bag of coal free)
  • TV, Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Mobile reception variable
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 3 well-behaved pets welcome
  • Storage for bikes
  • 100 metres to nearest pub, 200 metres to nearest shop
  • There is a steep drop on one side of the garden, over a low wall, so young children will need to be supervised

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bridget 3rd September 2021

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This was our fourth stay at Boat Cottage and we will be returning. It is such a beautiful location between the River Usk and the Brecon Canal with lovely views. The cottage is comfortable and practical and has everything you need. We especially appreciate the large and comfy sofa. Other cottages often do not have enough seating. The Coach and HorseRead mores pub opposite is great for food and there is a brilliant deli attached. The village shop down the road has everything else plus a nice cafe. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 6th August 2021

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Location is the key feature of this cottage with the canal, the Usk, the Beacons and a pub on the doorstep. The lovely garden is a strong second - the views, the wild flowers and the fact that it's secure for dogs all count. Inside, it's a basic but cosy hideaway from the Welsh rain if necessary.

Reviewed by Patricia 23rd July 2021

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Great garden for our dogs and us. Comfortable beds. Cosy living room. The pub over the road is first-class. The location couldn't be any better. I wouldn't hesitate to book again

Reviewed by Susan 16th July 2021

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Cottage had comfortable beds, hot water and well-equipped kitchen. The garden and location were beautiful.

Reviewed by Elaine 10th July 2021

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Great cottage clean and comfortable - welcome pack lovely and perfect location with easily accessible walk. Alfie (dog) loved the garden and it is secure so we could relax whilst he freely sniffed everything. Loved the wild flowers and hum of the bees.

Reviewed by J 3rd July 2021

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Lovely cottage in idyllic surroundings. A great base for exploring the area and plenty of great walks on the doorstep. The cottage was very homely and comfortable and the garden was beautiful with flowers everywhere. It was lovely to sit out and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. It was nice to retire to the very comfy bed at the end of a busy day. IRead more would thoroughly recommend this cottage and it was great for the dogs too. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Dorothy 11th June 2021

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Brilliant cottage in a fabulous location. Extremely pretty garden & a big bonus that it was safe for our dogs. Beautiful canal & river walks from the cottage with spectacular waterfalls in the forest a short drive away. Handy pub just across the road, this cottage has everything. Would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Robert 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by martin 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lucy 21st May 2021

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A wonderful cottage in an amazing location. So many things to do right from the doorstep. Had a wonderful time and hope to be back.

Reviewed by Nannette 14th May 2021

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Lovely cottage with everything we needed during our stay. Lovely and cosy and clean. We had a rainy week but managed to get out for beautiful walks everyday and found some lovely cafes and pubs on our travels. We couldn't sit in the beautiful garden as it was too wet....maybe next time. It is situated in an ideal location to explore the Brecons. AsRead more there had been alot of rain we saw some spectacular waterfalls on every walk we did. We saw lots of wild life, heard the cuckoo and long eared owl. Hide

Reviewed by Nicolette 30th April 2021

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Boat Cottage provided a perfect long weekend break following lockdown 2021. Very comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Lovely walks along the canal and in the surrouding area. Good pub over the road/canal and great to be able to bring the dog. We would love to return and stay for longer.

Reviewed by Mrs Cobb October 2020

We wanted a relaxed holiday for both us and the three dogs, Boat cottage provided this. I did a covid wipe over on arrival , but we all should be doing this during these times, it was however clean enough. Cottage had all we needed for the week, its a simple, warm, cosy cottage, has a stunning view and is in a great position. Good local friendlyRead more shop, if we book again we would use both the local shop and pub over the road for their take out menu. At night you can hear the owls, see loads of bats, tow path over the road is a beautiful walk, views and sound of the River Usk and the smaller river that runs into it is priceless. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Chiverton October 2020

The location and the garden, with views were perfect - hence the 2 stars. Sadly the cottage was dismal, The big problem was the damp in the kitchen which contaminated the kitchen utensils and crockery. This made it a health hazard. It needed a good clean and the drains unblocking, the one outside the kitchen/bathroom leaked onto the front of the hoRead moreuse. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Small September 2020

Lovely cottage in a great location. Comfy beds and nice living area. Nice to have bacon in the fridge. Not as clean as I would have hoped for - particularly in the current climate. Communication with the owners was also a bit disappointing.

Reviewed by Ms Salisbury January 2020

Hard to fault this lovely little cottage. Small, cosy, warm even in winter, comfortable, good kitchen, beautiful setting by the river with a pub across the road! The fridge stocked with beautiful locally produced bacon was superb. Would love to come back here in the summer months.

Reviewed by Mrs Osbourne October 2019

Fabulous cottage everything we needed. Warm cosy and dog friendly. Garden was beautiful with amazing views. Location was great with beautiful walks on your doorstep.

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Location

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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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