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Boat Cottage - Llangynidr

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

  • 300-year-old traditional stone cottage
  • Coal-burning oven available for use
  • Located in a pretty country garden with scenic views
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.

The pretty village of Llangynidr is a bustling spot for holidaymakers and locals to enjoy the surroundings. The village is set on the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal and you can see many narrowboats passing through. There are two pubs and a shop within 300 metres of the cottage, and there is access to the Taff Trail cycle trail and the Brecon Beacons National Park from the village. The market town of Brecon is 10.5 miles from here and you can also visit some of the area’s most popular attractions such as Tretower Court and Castle, which is 4 miles away.

An impeccable and traditional stone cottage, this property is bound to impress. The living room has flagstone floors and an original coal-burning oven that is still in working order. The features don’t stop there, with original beams throughout and a flight of original stone stairs leading to the first floor, which are now used as a feature. There is a dining table and chairs and a kitchen with a oven and hob to prepare food in the more modern way. The bathroom is situated on the ground floor and both bedrooms are upstairs. You can also see the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal and The River Usk from the windows.

The exterior of the property is even more of a winner. The garden is vast and features plenty of trees and plants with benches throughout to sit and enjoy. There is a stone patio area with wooden garden furniture and BBQ so you can enjoy the wildlife while dining alfresco. To one side of the garden is a steep drop so please be cautious when visiting here. The owner of the property rears animals such as chickens and ducks so visitors can pre-order local produce.


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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – downstairs with shower over bath
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, small freezer
  • 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
  • Regret no children under the age of 10 due to a steep drop on one side of the garden

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

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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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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