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Bryniau Pell

Crai, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
10 more

At a glance

  • Family-friendly cottage on an organic hill farm with sustainability at its core
  • Abundant wildlife - view red kites, buzzards, and deer
  • Jacob Sheep trekking and other hands-on farm experiences available on site
Property code: BN065

Rural cottage with play areas on an organic farm near Brecon, surrounded by peaceful countryside.

If you are in need of a well-deserved break, a holiday in this picturesque cottage on an organic hill farm in Mid Wales could be perfect. Sleeping up to four people and three dogs, it is ideal for family breaks and getaways with friends. Not only extra cosy on the inside, this property is surrounded by picturesque countryside which will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and nature-lovers of all generations hoping for days on hiking trails, paddling in streams and learning all about eco-living on this organic farm. You can even make friends with the resident Welsh mountain ponies.

Inside this country cottage, a bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner offers a warm welcome. This cottage is as attractive in summer with its large French patio doors as cosy in winter with its toasty wood burner. Prep meals in the well-equipped kitchen and tuck into hearty plates around the indoor dining table or outdoor picnic table. To kick back, the lounge is equipped with a TV with Sky, Freeview and a DVD player, music players and books. Also on the ground floor is a children’s playroom, while upstairs you will find a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a nursery.

On sunny days, it’ll be tempting to stay home and make use of the BBQ and outdoor play area, but there is also plenty going on nearby and bike, stargazing and birdwatching equipment are all available for use and hire. Explore the 220 acres of farmland and woodland, discover Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark (9 miles), hike Pen y Fan (15.5 miles) and dine in Brecon market town (14.5 miles). For something rather leisurely, there are plenty of gentle walks nearby, including a 1-mile stroll alongside Cray Reservoir (2 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms plus nursery - 1 double, 1 twin, plus a separate nursery with a cot, cot bed, cot linen and blackout blind
  • 1 bathroom - shower over the bath, WC; separate ground floor WC
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and dryer in utility room/entrance hall
  • High chairs, stair gates and fire guards available
  • Wood burner (logs supplied)
  • Sky Freesat TV, DVD player, Mini Hi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private patio with BBQ and garden furniture
  • Ample parking available
  • Free electric vehicle charging available
  • 3 dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Horses welcome by arrangement - grazing available
  • Fishing and bike hire can be arranged with owner
  • Birdwatching and stargazing equipment available for hire
  • Organic hill farm with cattle, pigs, sheep and laying hens - Organic, beef, lamb, pork and eggs are easily available during your stay along with various locally made vegetarian options, homemade ready meals and vegetables in season
  • Spring water supply
  • Hot water is supplemented by a solar thermal system installed on the south facing roof
  • A farm stream generates electricity for the cottage using a micro hydro scheme, and timber produced on the farm is used to fuel the biomass central heating.
  • Access to Crai Dark Sky Discovery Site - stargazing equipment provided
  • Shops and pub 5 miles
  • Please note two streams run through the farm - children to be supervised
  • EE mobile signal only available
  • Jacob Sheep Trekking and other hands-on farm experience available

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms Chapman January 2020

We enjoyed our stay very much. The play room was ideal for our kids and the cottage is lovely. Sustainability is everywhere, implemented in everything from choice of sheets to waste management. something we love! We would have enjoyed some more info about the farm itself, maybe a little tour or the chance to help with feeding the animals. But this Read morewasn?t offered and we didn?t (dare to) ask. We did enjoy collecting eggs and seeing the animals around us. Hide


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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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