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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.

Set in a quiet hamlet near Garth, just north of Brecon, this luxury retreat sleeps four guests across two bedrooms. Find nature trails and wildlife walks through beautiful private woodland from the doorstep. Go horse riding on the bridleway above the cottage. You’ll find a pub (1 mile), and a shop (2.5 miles) nearby, while the Victorian spa town of Builth Wells (7 miles), offers an inspiring Arts Centre, a variety of shopping, 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. Stroll with your canine companions, go mountain biking or enjoy a family picnic in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Step inside this stylish property, once the 18th-century home of the Estate Game Keeper, now decorated in contemporary style with calming hues and elegant pops of colour. Everything is conveniently set on one level, and the owners have thought of everything so you’ll have less holiday packing to do. The beautifully designed kitchen is a domestic goddess’ dream with a built-in electric oven and hob, a microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, while the dining table surely offers the best seats in the house with spectacular views of the countryside and hills beyond. Unwind after a challenging cycle or a shopping jaunt in the cosy living room by the toasty wood burner and TV with Freeview so you can catch up on favourite films with friends. As night falls, you’ll find two inviting bedrooms, both are super-king-size bedrooms (zip-and-link beds can be adapted to twins) with en-suite bathrooms (shower over the bath and WC); one of the bedrooms has French doors which open out to a sunny terrace, and the second bedroom offers magnificent views of the valley.

Outside, there’s a woodland track driveway, suitable for most cars and with ample parking for guests. There’s a lawned area, a BBQ, and garden furniture, plus extensive grounds to explore. Private fishing for trout can be arranged with the owner on the lake, while stargazers will delight in the night skies in this wonderful region - don’t forget your telescope!

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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Thorpe October 2019

Very well appointed, comfortable and in a fantastic position

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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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