About Mary's Cottage
This pretty little 18th century stone cottage is situated in the village of Llanfrynach in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and is nextdoor to Myrtle Cottage, also a holiday cottage. An ideal bolthole for a weekend away, with The White Swan pub and restaurant serving excellent food.
Only a few minutes drive to Brecon and walking straight from the door onto the hills. The Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal and River Usk are both close by. The pretty town of Hay on Wye with its bookshops and independent boutiques is 35 minutes drive away. Excellent farmers markets in Brecon, Llangynidr and Abergavenny, 30 minutes' drive.
Cottage Accommodation - sleeps 2, 1 bedroom.
This quaint little cottage has been sympathetically renovated with a fitted kitchen with slate floors, an electric cooker, microwave, washing machine and a fridge (sorry no freezer). Clever storage includes a boot hole below the stairs. The sitting room has an antique dining table, re-upholstered chairs, sofa and easy chair and a lovely Persian rug. An open fire finishes off this cosy retreat for two people.
Up a very very steep flight of carpeted ladder stairs to:
Bedroom 1: A light and bright double bedroom with a good mattress, Orla Kiely bedlinen and a dressing table
Bathroom: The limestone-tiled bathroom has a newly installed shower, a handbasin, toilet and a bath.
Outside is a terrace overlooking a pretty cottage garden (help yourself to apples from the tree) with a terrace with table and chairs and a BBQ, flower beds and a lawn.
Across the road is the large churchyard of the ancient St. Brynach church with its Norman tower. There are excellent walks from the doorstep in this picturesque spot. The River Menascin runs through the village while the river usk and The Brecon and Monmouth Canal are both close by.
Brecon 3 miles. Hay-on-Wye 35 minutes drive away.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ceri, Carolyn, Jessica, Ann, Sophie or Edwina
We stayed in the above cottage between 21 and 28th March. The cottage was lovely and well located for our intended walks and kayaking. The cottage was well equipped and we enjoyed the comfort of the log fire. The garden was pleasant and would provide a nice seating area during summer months.
Just to say we had a splendid holiday at Mary's Cottage from 21st July. It was very clean, comfortable and well equipped and anything missing was replaced immediately. The staff in the office were very helpful and friendly. The garden was a treat in the sunshine. If we return to Brecon we will definitely book with Brecon Cottages again. Thank you again for a lovely holiday.
Service rating :Originally went through Tripadvisor and was inundated with replies which was confusing - I booked 2 cottages instead of 1.
Once this was sorted everything was fine.
Product : Everything you could want for a couple. Lovely and comfortable , los of walks from the cottage and dog friendly.
Only thing missing was a hairdryer.
Thank you for your lovely review and I hope we can have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Brecon Beacons sometime in the future.
1 month ago
Service rating :No problem in the booking process.
Product : Self catering cottage quality has improved consistently over the last 5-6 years. With Mary's Cottage we have gone back 7-8 years. A lack of attention to detail has let this cottage down. The visitors book indicated one of two chairs was broken back in May (I think it was) - it was still broken (and potentially dangerous). The towels (3 bath towels only), although 'clean' smelt very 'musty' and one was stained. Equipment that was claimed to be there (clothes dryer) was not. Condiments were there - but empty. Cutlery was inconsistent and potentially tea spoons missing. The garden (dogs welcome) was not 'enclosed' and therefore our dog could have 'wandered' and had the occupants of adjoining property had a dog there may have been 'issues'. A handle had fallen off one of the draws in the bedroom (I fixed it but I shouldn't have needed to). It goes on..... It was noticed that there had been no comments in the 'visitors book' for some time. Perhaps other holidaymakers, like ourselves, felt similar to not giving a bad reference, one gives no comment. There is nothing that cannot be rectified here with just a little TLC, but with curtains hanging from curtain rails, and all the other 'little' things mentioned above - TLC is needed.
Thank you for your very detailed review which has been forwarded to the owner. For future reference it would be helpful for us as The Agents or the Caretaker to have been contacted during your stay to address any hitches you experienced. We hope we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the Brecon Beacons sometime in the future.
2 months ago
Brecon is a beautiful cathedral town with views of the majestic mountains all around. We've got over 150 holiday cottages in and around Brecon, whether you're looking for a group getaway or a romantic retreat; a town house or a rural farm, we've got the perfect cottage for you.
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