Tower House

Property rating: 5 stars
  • Weeks from £612
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • 2 Bathroom(s)
  • 1 Pet(s) welcome (£20/pet)
  • 3 Toilet(s)
  • WIFI
  • Woodburner
  • Garden

Tower House has very recently been completely renovated turning it into a contemporary, stylish, well cared for and warm family house, perfect for an easy family holiday with a lovely conservatory and a pretty garden with a trampoline for children. The house, once a hunting lodge, was built by Crawshaw Bailey, owner of a Welsh coal mine - made famous in the book 'How Green is my Valley'. Tower House is close to Llangorse Lake so bring your fishing rods or hire a boat and visit The Crannog. Visit Llangorse Pony Trekking and Adventure Centre - there is an excellent climbing wall and zip lines or explore the hills on horse back - a great place for all the family. For younger children visit Cantref Adventure Animal Farm or Brynich Play Barn.  Brecon and Crickhowell are both 7 miles so you are centrally located for some excellent places to eat out. Hire mountain bikes and have them delivered to the door.


Sleeps 6 - 1 King-Size, 1 Twin, 1 Double

A flagstone entrance hall leading into a very warm and welcoming spacious kitchen with a great stone fireplace and efficient wood-burning stove; lovely to sit around and chat while others cook!  The kitchen has been newly fitted with an electric cooker with a grill and a halogen hob, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer and a Belfast sink. The washing machine and a second fridge are located in a separate utility room.

The dining room has a dining table and chairs and a lovely traditional dresser. The sitting room has a featured Victorian fireplace, sofa and comfortable chairs.  There is a large flat screen Freesat TV with DVD and a downstairs cloakroom with wc.
Leading off the dining room and running the length of the house is a large conservatory with sofa, chairs and French doors into the garden.

Up fairly steep stairs to three bedrooms:

Bedroom 1: A very pretty bedroom with a king-size bed and a view out across the valley
Bedroom 2: A second pretty bedroom with a double bed, also looking out across the valley
Bedroom 3: A bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite shower room. handbasin and toilet

The family bathroom: Is luxurious with a large double shower, a large bath and a very modern handbasin and toilet.

The house is reached down a sloping flagstone garden path from the spacious parking area.

Useful Information

  • Good quality, pretty linen included
  • All fuel for the wood burner included
  • Cot & Highchair
  • Wifi available
  • Mobile telephone - good for Orange, 3 and T-mobile.  The house has a booster for better Vodafone and O2 reception
  • Freesat TV and DVD
  • Telescope available
  • Safe lock-up storage for mountain bikes
  • Parking for 4/5 cars
  • Oil central heating
  • Pets welcome (one dog only)
  • The garden has garden furniture, large childrens' trampoline and ample space for children to play ball games.
  • Visitors on arrival will find a Welcome Pack with local Welsh produce
  • No fireworks due to a farm next door

    Plenty to see and do

    The house has recently been beautifully and carefully renovated, making this a warm, comfortable and contemporary house with great views across the valley - at times being able to see Llangorse Lake, dependent on the time of the year and the leaves on the trees!

    The house is situated approximately 2 miles from Bwlch and 3 miles from Talybont on Usk, 9 miles from Brecon and 15 miles from Hay on Wye.  Llangorse village is 2 miles along the road with two village pubs both doing good food and local beers.

    The lake offers many facilities including sailing, canoeing, fishing and a visit to The Welsh Crannog Centre (a type of ancient lake dwelling) which was originally built in about AD 916 by the King of Brychieniog.  The Centre shows the history, myth and legends of this unique Welsh ancient monument.  The lake is also home to many wild fowl and migratory birds that settle there.

    This is a great location for walking straight up to the mountain with a footpath just across the road from the house to Myndd Llangorse or alternatively walk down to The Allt hill, just a few minutes down the road. The village of Llangorse has two excellent Pony Trekking and Riding Centres and a very popular Climbing Wall.

    Llangorse 2 miles. Brecon 9 miles.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for:  Elizabeth, Joanna, Ceri, Ann and Carolyn

  • Checklist

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


    2018 - 2019 Prices (weeks)

    • Per weekPrice
    • 1 Sep to 19 Oct 2018: £650
    • 20 Oct to 26 Oct 2018: £765
    • 27 Oct to 21 Dec 2018: £612
    • 22 Dec to 24 Dec 2018: £842
    • Christmas: £842
    • New Year: £842
    • 1 Jan to 15 Feb 2019: £627
    • 16 Feb to 22 Feb 2019: £666
    • 23 Feb to 29 Mar 2019: £627
    • 30 Mar to 5 Apr 2019: £666
    • 6 Apr to 26 Apr 2019: £784
    • 27 Apr to 24 May 2019: £666
    • 25 May to 31 May 2019: £863
    • 1 Jun to 19 Jul 2019: £666
    • 20 Jul to 30 Aug 2019: £784
    • 31 Aug to 18 Oct 2019: £666

    Customer Comments

    • Our second visit has been just as good as our first. Such a wonderful house, comfortable, well equipped and so easy to relax in. A great place to escape from London. Good location with so much to do. We took time this visit to explore the Gower more and we did not regret it. Rhossili and whiteford burrows were beautiful. The waterfall at Sgwd yr eira was magnificent, quite a walk up but well worth it.
    • We had a fabulous week, tower house is beautiful, and thanks for letting us stay here. It has been a most relaxing week – went too quickly. We have enjoyed canoeing, biking, running and some lovely walks. We enjoyed pen y fan and the waterfalls. Lovely meals at the Red Lion and the Kestrel Inn also enjoyed a couple of BBQ's.
    • What a fabulous house and garden! Fell in love with the pictures when making the booking and we're not disappointed. It is a beautiful house and it felt like home. Welcome basket was much appreciated, and all the other touches around the house made settling in so easy. What a welcoming you give to all your guests.
    • After a very long journey here we were very glad to be staying in such a beautiful cottage. We spent a lot of time in the conservatory watching the birds and reading books. The cottage was very well kitted out and had everything we need while we stayed here. It is really beautifully designed and we are sad to be going. Thank you for letting us spend a week in your gorgeous cottage. We will be recommending it.
    • A cosy, charming and well-equipped cottage, we felt at home right away. The location was great to reach both the Brecon Beacons (we climbed Pen-y-fan) and the Black Mountains. Llanthony priory was a real discovery. We very much enjoyed the garden, the BBQ and the lovely veranda to just sit and talk among us.

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