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Bullens Bank Cottage

Dorstone, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Properties BN070 & BN221 can be booked together to sleep 16
  • 18th-century cottage with spectacular panoramic views over the Wye Valley
  • Perfect location for walkers with many footpaths running past the property
  • Many original features such as traditional stone walls and rustic wooden beams
Property code: BN070

This remote cottage is located on the edge of Brecon Beacon National Park and sits 1000ft above sea level. The views, location, and setting make it perfect for a romantic getaway.

Retreat to this enchanting 18th-century cottage, about 3 miles from the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Up to six guests, and two dogs, are welcome to stay at the remote property, which sits in an elevated position and offers commanding, panoramic views across the rolling hills of Mid Wales, as well as the Wye Valley and rural Herefordshire. Visit famous Hay, 4 miles away, or head out on foot for long walks along nearby footpaths.

Step into the three-bedroom, stone cottage to find characterful accommodation. Discover the inviting lounge offers a cosy welcome with its low ceilings, exposed beams and revealed stonework. Light the wood burner and settle down in front of the TV and DVD. Spread out into the second lounge to take in the views, fire up another wood burner or gather round the table for meals or games. Find a useful sofa bed in here. Cook delicious dinners in the kitchen, with its electric oven, with ceramic hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, as well as dishwasher and washing machine. There is even a food processor. Find your bathroom, which has a bath with shower over, downstairs then make your way up to the first floor to your bedrooms. Walk through the first twin bedroom to the second twin room, which is perfect for children, and a double bedroom. Enjoy the magnificent views from the delightful garden. Light the BBQ and have supper while soaking up the scenery.

Follow footpaths close to the cottage and explore your picturesque surroundings. Walk approximately 3 miles to see Arthur’s Stone, a Neolithic chambered tomb, dating back to 3,700 BC, and with views of the Golden Valley. Walk or drive the 4 miles into Hay to browse in its many bookshops and galleries or to eat out in a pub, cafe or restaurant.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 twin room, 1 twin room with 2ft 6 beds that can be pushed together, 1 double, plus a sofa bed in the lounge which can also be used to accommodate extra guests. Please note all bedrooms are accessed via the twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, food processor, dishwasher and washing machine
  • 2 wood burners with logs included
  • Digital TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi system for CDs and tapes
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Garden with picnic tables and benches
  • 2 dogs welcome. Please keep them under control, as there are sheep in the surrounding fields.
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs, 4 miles
  • Please note: there is a ‘ha-ha wall’ which is a flat lawn with a 6ft drop on one side which should be considered if bringing a young child.
  • Ample parking available and off-road parking at the bottom of the shared track which is quite steep (track probably not suited to low slung cars)
  • Properties BN070 & BN221 can be booked together to sleep 16

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Benbow September 2020

Value for money without question. Good map, good directions, majestic views, homely interior, very important that it was as quiet as we found it, great place to relax and unwind, easy to get to Hay-on-Wye for supplies.

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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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