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Brest Garth Cottage

Garth, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 500 acres of private woodland and farmland to explore with your hounds
  • Dreamy mountain views from the dining table
  • Fishing available on the lakes and rivers nearby
Property code: BN059

Contemporary country-style cottage near Builth Wells, with spectacular views across the Irfon Valley to the Eppynt Mountains and the Brecon Beacons.

Nestled in the Welsh countryside with 500 acres of private woodland to explore, this contemporary, country-style cottage is perfect for families and four-legged friends. With spectacular views across the Irfon Valley to the Eppynt Mountains and Brecon Beacons, it is just 1 mile from the local pub and 7 miles from the Victorian spa town of Builth Wells. Once the 18th-century home of the estate’s gamekeeper, this cottage is now a modern home from home complete with stylish kitchen, cosy wood burner and lawned garden for al fresco dining and stargazing.

Tastefully modernised, this single-storey cottage boasts calming hues, elegant pops of colour and a sociable open-plan layout. Prepare delicious meals in the chic modern kitchen, which offers ample surface space and is fitted with state-of-the-art appliances. Dine overlooking rolling countryside before sinking into one of the inviting sofas in the lounge area, while your canine companions cosy up beside the roaring wood burner. With two beautifully presented bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one of which opens onto the terrace through French doors, this property would also suit two couples. Outside, the lawned garden lends itself to summer dining, while private trout fishing is a bonus for any keen anglers.

A haven for walkers, follow nature trails and wildlife walks through beautiful private woodland. With a bridleway passing just above the cottage, this is also a wonderful area to explore on horseback. After a long walk or ride, pop to the local pub in the hamlet or stock up on supplies at the local shop (2.5 miles) to cook at home. The Victorian spa town of Builth Wells offers an inspiring arts centre, variety of shops and eateries and regular events at the Royal Welsh Showground. Wildlife enthusiasts should head for the Elan Valley (21 miles), an ancient landscape of dams, reservoirs and outdoor adventures.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 super-king-size bedrooms (zip-and-link, can be adapted to twin on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 2 en-suites (shower over the bath; WC)
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with BBQ patio, lawn, and garden furniture
  • Ample parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Bike storage
  • Downstairs bedrooms - both with en-suite bathrooms featuring a shower over the bath
  • Fishing available on the lakes and rivers nearby
  • A fantastic place for stargazing - bring a telescope
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 2.5 miles
  • Acres of private woodland and farmland to walk and explore
  • The cottage is approached up a private woodland track – those with very low slung cars may be a challenge

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tinne 6th August 2021

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Really superb cottage. The hostess was marvellous and made us and our dog feel super welcome. The cottage is very modern and very clean with all the conveniences you could wish for. It is very rural and has one of the best views we have ever had.

Reviewed by Val 30th July 2021

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Stunning location to relax. Lovely walks and right on the doorstep. Well equipped cottage and comfortable beds. Beautiful panoramic view from the cottage. So restful.

Reviewed by Karen 17th July 2021

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A beautiful cottage with fantastic views, total peace and quiet. The cottage is somewhat isolated up a tiny track so if you are expecting to be able to walk to local amenities then this may not be for you but a short drive away, maybe 10-20 minutes there are local pubs/restaurants to eat in. The cottage has all the amenities you may want, super cleRead morean and comfortable and the host responded quickly to any questions we had, I would stay here again for total relaxation and would recommend it Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Geoff 11th June 2021

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We absolutely loved the location. The views were outstanding.

Reviewed by Abi 4th June 2021

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We had an amazing time! Caroline was so helpful via text and email. Weve already booked to return!

Reviewed by Karen 14th May 2021

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Outstanding views! Really comfortable cottage (especially the beds). Owner couldn't have been more helpful; not only did she assist with the lost grocery delivery driver, she also provided suggestions for excursions which were superb. We really wish we had booked for longer.

Reviewed by Jon 12th April 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage and cannot praise it highly enough. The property is well equipped and we had access to everything we needed. The surrounding area is beautiful and we enjoyed walks along the lake and around the hill at the back. I cannot wait to book another visit.

Reviewed by Mr Thorpe October 2019

Very well appointed, comfortable and in a fantastic position

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Location

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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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