Blacksmiths House

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Weeks from £736
  • Short Breaks from £552
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
  • 2 Bathroom(s)
  • 3 Toilet(s)
  • 2 Dog(s) welcome (£20/pet)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Woodburner
  • Garden
  • BBQ

Special Offers


This 16th century farmhouse is one of the most sensitively and tastefully restored farmhouses I have come across, yet is still very comfortable and warm. The owners who live next door, have restored the house with great love and attention and a great deal of time devoted to ensuring that the restoration is as true as possible. The ancient beams, flag stone floors, great open fireplace, old renovated radiators and floorboards, stone walls and original oak crooked stairs, windows with shutters and oak doors all add to the experience and make this a fascinating place to stay.  With a sunny garden with terrace, a summer house at the top of the garden to catch the views,  a sundial, lovely big BBQ, garden furniture and well kept flower beds and lawns; there are lovely views from all the windows over the stream with the little waterfall and across the valley to the forest and hillside.  Many walks straight from the door.

Cottage information - Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms

Farmhouse kitchen with handmade oak kitchen units and black granite work surface, Belfast sink, large Range Cooker with gas hob, griddle and an electric oven; a larder fridge, microwave, dishwasher and a lovely oak Welsh Dresser.  Down a flight of stone steps to the cellar where there is a second fridge and a freezer, washing machine (tumble dryer available).

There is also a further sink and a toilet.

A long oak dining table sits 8 comfortably beneath a beautiful antique chandelier. Many original features include flagstone floors, ancient beams and a great open fireplace with the original "crane" for hanging the "water fountain" with the old kettle over the fire and the slate back. The sitting room (or parlour, as it would have been known) has a large stone fireplace with a very efficient woodburning stove, comfy sofas and chairs, Freeview TV and DVD.

Up original oak (fairly steep) stairs to the first floor. 

Bedroom 1: Large room with a double bed, an open fireplace, a wash basin and great oak beams.

Bedroom 2: Twin beds

Family Bathroom: With a freestanding "roll top" bath, a handbasin and toilet

Up a further flight of steep stairs to a shower room with large shower cubicle, handbasin and toilet

Bedroom 3: Twin beds

Bedroom 4:  Again a very large family bedroom with a quite low central "cruck" beam, a double bed and two french-style "Day Beds" - these are suitable only as seating or sleeping for small children as required, there is also a wash basin.

Useful Information

  • Bedlinen and towels provided.
  • Electricity and gas central heating. 
  • Wood provided.
  • Two well behaved pets welcome. (sheep country).
  • Ample parking.
  • Mobile reception variable.
  • Cot and high chair.
  • Wi-fi is available in certain locations within the house.
  • Non smoking.
  • Enclosed garden with lawns and a summer house, a terrace with a BBQ and garden furniture.
  • Several acres of meadows and woodland bordered on three sides by small water falls and mountain streams - a delight for children.  There was once a croquet lawn on one of the flat riverside meadows.
  • Bike storage available.
  • Can be booked with neighbouring Lichen Barn.

    The closest pub and village shop and garage and a thriving cattle market is either Sennybridge 2.5 miles or a lovely village pub called The Shoemakers Arms - 4.5 miles. Llandovery and Brecon are both 11 miles, Swansea 30 minutes and Cardiff 45 minutes.

    Learn more about Brecon here.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Sophie, Jess or Ceri

  • Checklist

    • BBQ
    • Bath
    • Dishwasher
    • Enclosed Garden
    • Freesat/Freeview
    • Garden
    • High Chair
    • Microwave
    • Parking
    • Pets Welcome
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Walks from the door
    • Washing Machine
    • Wi-Fi
    • Woodburner/ open fire
    • Working Farm


    2017 - 2018 Prices (weeks/3 days)

    The prices below exclude the £25 booking fee and any other extras such as pets
    • Date
      Per week
      3 Days
    • 24 Feb - 30 Mar 2017:
    • 31 Mar - 6 Apr 2017:
    • 7 Apr - 20 Apr 2017:
    • 21 Apr - 25 May 2017:
    • 26 May - 1 Jun 2017:
    • 2 Jun - 20 Jul 2017:
    • 21 Jul - 31 Aug 2017:
    • 1 Sep - 19 Oct 2017:
    • 20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017:
    • 27 Oct - 21 Dec 2017:
    • Christmas:

    Prices and Availability

    Customer Comments

    • We stayed at Blacksmith House and wanted to say how much we enjoyed our visit. The house was extremely well equipped and we felt very much at home especially as were able to bring our dogs.
    • We had a wonderful stay in the beautiful Blacksmith's House. Such an amazing location, lovely owners and great accommodation - I had no issues and would highly recommend it. I found the booking process really easy, good service and communication and wouldn't hesitate to come to you again.