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Box Barn Cottage

Llandefaelog Fach, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A real rural retreat with breathtaking views
  • Welsh stone barn conversion with traditional features
  • Relax in the lawn area complete with duck pond
Property code: BN055

A perfect rural and romantic Welsh retreat in the rolling hills, this magnificent cottage has stunning 360 views of the Usk Valley and Brecon Beacons.

With countryside stretching as far as the eye can see, you can spend your days walking, cycling or simply admiring the gorgeous views from this romantic bolthole for two. The cottage is situated in private grounds above the tiny hamlet of Garthbrengy on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. After exploring the vast green spaces, woodlands and mountains of this beautiful natural playground, throw a couple of steaks on the BBQ and dine under the stars.

This single-storey stone barn conversion retains much of its traditional Welsh character, with high ceilings and exposed beams contrasting with elegant contemporary decor and furnishings. The smart kitchen area has everything you need to prepare an intimate dinner for two, while the light-filled lounge has windows all around, so you can sit and admire the views across the valleys and hills from the comfortable leather sofas and chairs. On a warm day, throw open the patio doors that lead to a pretty seating area overlooking a duck pond and large lawn. When it’s time for bed, snuggle up in the homely double bedroom.

The popular market town of Brecon is 5 miles from the cottage, home to a fantastic selection of pubs, cafes and shops. From here you can also have a go at water sports on the River Usk or enjoy a leisurely walk along the canal towpath. At Pwll-y-Wrach Nature Reserve (9 miles), explore ancient forest dens as you go in search of a spectacular waterfall. On the way back to the cottage, stop off at Talgarth Mill (8 miles) to pick up some freshly baked bread for tea.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower
  • Gas hob, electric oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, washing machine and a table top freezer
  • all linen including towels and bathrobes provided
  • Welcome pack
  • Basic condiments and cleaning products provided
  • TV, Freesat
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike storage available
  • 2 miles from nearest pub and shops

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Meredith September 2020

It was very clean, comfortable, stylish and well equipped. it was easy to find with excellent instructions.

Reviewed by Mr Shearing September 2020

Good accommodation. Nice and quiet.

Reviewed by Mrs Phillips November 2019

Very comfortable, with everything to make the break enjoyable with amazing views, quiet location but within easy reach of Brecon. Lovely to find welcome gift of local produce.

Reviewed by Mr Chesworth November 2019

Nice cottage, would return. It would benefit from a shade over the bedroom skylight and if the dog could toilet elsewhere than in the garden. Otherwise great!

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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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