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Byres Cottage

Lower Chapel, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
10 more

At a glance

  • Charming cottage located in a peaceful setting
  • Approximately 5 miles from Brecon and Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Stabling available and there are riding trails straight from the door
Property code: BN075

This rustic, renovated barn affords a great location close to the market town of Brecon and the scenic beauty of the Brecon Beacons. This is the perfect retreat for families and friends.

Brecon is located just 5 miles from the property and offers an array of cafes, restaurants, independent shops and a small cinema. Walk along the canal to the famous theatre, art gallery and restaurant spot - Theatr Brycheiniog. If you want to explore the canal from a different perspective, then you can take a boat ride or cycle along the many towpaths. The cathedral in Brecon boasts pretty grounds which lead to the Priory Groves - an attractive woodland area which borders the River Honddu. Guests staying at this property can take their getaway at their own pace: full and active or slow and relaxing.

One of the unique features of this property is the open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. The traditional beamed ceiling and exposed stonework ensure that this property has kept many of its original features and with a wood burner for the ultimate cosy cottage experience. The kitchen has everything required for a self-catering stay, whilst the dining area has plenty of space for a relaxed family meal together. On this floor, you will also find a double bedroom and bathroom. The other room is located at the top of a set of steep ladder-style stairs which lead to an open-plan loft space with three single beds arranged as a set of twin beds at one end and a single bed at the other end, separated by a curtain for privacy.

Outside, you will find a very pretty garden which is enclosed and boasts wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. This lovely outdoor space is the perfect place to enjoy a little al fresco dining; guests can find a set of garden furniture outside with an umbrella to offer shade in the sunshine. This property provides lots of outdoor space and there are wonderful meadows to explore which lead to a stream and pretty woodlands.


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double room downstairs, 1 mezzanine room accessed via steep ladder steps (arranged as a twin and a single room, divided by a curtain - please note care must be taken when accessing this room)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Towels on request
  • Electric cooker, hob and fridge
  • Utility room is a shared space with freezer and washing machine
  • Electric heaters
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included (speed can be variable)
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Property located on owner’s smallholding
  • Stabling available by arrangement with the owner
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs, 5 miles
  • Variable phone reception

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


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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