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Cart House - Merthyr Cynog

Merthyr Cynog, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
6 more

At a glance

  • A light, relaxing and beautifully furnished cottage situated in a secluded hamlet north of the Brecon Beacons
  • Perfect for couples looking to explore the magical area between Brecon and Builth Wells
  • An ideal holiday base for keen walkers, mountain bikers and nature-lovers
Property code: BN083

Formerly the vicar’s coach house, this bright and inviting property has been imaginatively converted to make a cosy, romantic getaway for two, and offers stunning views across the Brecon Beacons.

The property is set along a private drive and is opposite the Norman church of St Cynog in the tiny hamlet of Merthyr Cynog. Red kites can be seen in the area, and there are miles of breathtaking walks nearby including the Epynt Way. Set on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons, local attractions include the remains of the ancient fort at Pen-y Crug (7 miles), Crychan Forest (20 miles), Pen y Fan (14 miles) and the Usk Reservoir (20 miles). The pretty cathedral town of Brecon (8 miles) has plenty of great independent shops, pubs and restaurants. This is also an ideal base for guests attending events at the Royal Welsh Showground in nearby Builth Wells (11 miles).

Stepping into this light and attractive holiday property, the charming lounge is a great space for you to relax in at the end of a great day, and features exposed beams and stonework, a contemporary wood burner, comfortable sofa and SkyTV with DVD. The stylish kitchen/diner has a range of useful equipment including a large American-style fridge and freezer, induction hob, double oven, microwave, dishwasher and coffee machine. There’s also a pretty dining area for you to share a romantic meal. The nearby utility room houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. Going upstairs, you will find the coolly decorated bedroom, which has a double bed, TV, exposed oak beams and an en-suite shower room complete with a triple-sized shower and WC.

From the lounge, double doors lead out to the large patio area which features an outdoor dining space so you can enjoy a meal or a glass of wine al fresco. Off-road parking is available outside the cottage. The property is next to the Old Vicarage where the owner runs an artisan bakery – bread making courses are available by arrangement with the owner.

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

  • 1 double bedroom with TV
  • 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • American-style fridge and freezer, induction hob, double oven, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • Wood burner
  • SkyTV, DVD
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Brecon 8 miles
  • Builth Wells 11 miles
  • Welcome pack
  • Fresh eggs and home-baked bread available
  • Bread making courses by arrangement
  • Mountain bikes to hire

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Norfolk October 2020

Lovely cosy cottage, beautifully equipped, great location. Wonderful owners who spoilt us with fresh bread!


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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