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Cart House - Merthyr Cynog

Merthyr Cynog, Brecon Beacons
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.

This charming dog-friendly cottage is set in the quiet hamlet of Merthyr Cynog in Powys, where there’s an ancient Norman church with connections to St Cynog since 500 AD and you’re near Lower Chapel village (3 miles). It’s ideal for foodies and sporty guests who love nature and outdoor pursuits with the Brecon Beacons National Park a short drive away (6 miles). The owner has an artisan bakery next door where you can learn to bake fresh breakfast rolls and other treats during your stay.

Step inside this boutique-style property where you can easily cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen and dining area with the help of ingredients from your welcome pack. There’s a handy utility room so you’ll have less packing to do for your relaxing holiday here. Unwind after a day of adventures in the cosy living room by the warmth of a stylish wood burner. Head upstairs to the pretty double bedroom en-suite, decorated in sleep-loving calming hues and sloping oak beams. Switch on the coffee machine and step out to the large seated patio where you can enjoy the views; or plan a romantic meal under the stars on a summer’s evening.

Look up and spot Red Kites soaring above the magnificent countryside as you hike, cycle, or horseride on the lofty moorland, forest and wooded valleys of the scenic 50-mile Epynt Way bridle trail. Source delicious food produce in the handsome market town of Brecon (9.5 miles). Or explore the former Welsh kingdom, and Victorian spa town of Builth Wells (11 miles), which attracted Buffalo Bill in 1903. Hike to the summit of Pen y Fan and its sister peak Corn Du in the Brecon Beacons (6 miles); or, further afield, discover wildlife and nature in the beautiful Crychan Forest (20 miles).

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

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Susan 5th June 2021

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Lovely place,very well equipped in a beautiful part of the country.The hosts were very welcoming and friendly, and nothing was too much trouble for them.

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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