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Byres Cottage

Lower Chapel, Brecon Beacons
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.

Set on a working farm, surrounded by a peaceful natural landscape, this country-style cottage offers a thoroughly relaxing stay in Powys. If you love to gallop through the countryside you’ll be thrilled to find bridle trails from the front door, and stabling on site. Whether you want to explore by foot, hoof, or bike, the fresh air and natural surroundings of the Welsh countryside is the place to be. You’re within 5 miles of shops, pubs, and restaurants, and 14 miles from the market town of Talgarth - the ‘jewel of the Black Mountains’.

Step inside this cosy family-friendly retreat which has an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area which harmonise beautifully with a traditional beamed ceiling and exposed brickwork. Settle into squishy seating by the warmth of the wood burner after a day out exploring the Brecon Beacons. Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen and feast around the dining table. Refresh muddy gear in the convenient shared utility. When night falls, choose the double bed downstairs or head up the cottage-style stairs to the remaining beds in the pretty open-plan loft space. Summer is the time to feast outside with a BBQ in the enclosed garden where children can run about while grown-ups relax. Or stroll from the garden towards country meadows which lead to a sparkling stream and woodland.

You’re perfectly placed to explore the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park. Start in the market town of Brecon (5 miles) where you’ll be inspired by the wonderful array of independent shops, eateries, and a 1930s-style cinema. Cycle the canal towpath towards the Theatr Brycheiniog where you’ll find an inspiring community arts centre. Further afield, take a challenging group hike to the summit of Pen y Fan (11 miles) and soak up the views of the surrounding landscape.

  • 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

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


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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