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Chess Cottage

Kinnersley, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • Perfect for visitors following the famous Black and White Village Trail
  • A delightful holiday base for visiting Leominster, Ludlow and Hay-on-Wye
  • When available join the owner for a walk around the farm or explore the beautiful surrounding countryside
Property code: BN088

Close to the Wales/Herefordshire border, this adorable picture-postcard cottage makes a delightful family holiday home and has been tastefully decorated with many items hand-crafted by the owner.

Escape to picturesque Herefordshire with a stay in this charming cottage close to the Welsh border. With spacious accommodation, a large shared garden with BBQ and stabling for a pony, this is a rural retreat for humans and horses alike. Beyond the farm lies miles of glorious countryside just waiting to be discovered, together with historic houses, quaint market towns and an exciting choice of sporting pursuits.

Inside, this former stable has been tastefully modernised to offer spacious, light and open-plan accommodation that’s perfect for family holidays. Prepare delicious meals for everyone in the well-equipped kitchen, which is separated from the lounge/diner by a charming stable divider. At the end of a long day, relax and unwind on one of the inviting sofas while the biomass wood pellet burner creates a cosy atmosphere. Upstairs, the two light and airy bedrooms have been elegantly finished, one of which benefits from a small balcony overlooking the meadow. Step outside to make use of the herb and vegetable garden before dining alfresco in the large shared garden.

A haven for walkers, this property is surrounded by stunning countryside lined with footpaths and bridleways. The nearby village of Kinnersley (0.5 miles) is home to an Elizabethan castle and is also part of the Black and White Village Trail, which takes in a number of beautiful Tudor properties throughout Herefordshire. Historic Hereford is just 15 miles away, while the charming town of Leominster (12.5 miles) offers a range of antique shops and a Victorian-style market. Bookworms shouldn’t miss a trip to Hay-on-Wye (10 miles), while younger guests will enjoy a day at the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre (6.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 super-king-size (which can be made into a twin upon request)
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • TV, DVD
  • Biomass wood pellet burner
  • Pillows, bed linen and towels will not be provided during the Covid period - please bring own
  • Lock-up storage for bikes, canoes etc
  • Shared garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shops 5 miles
  • Hay-on-Wye 10 miles
  • Leominster 12.5 miles
  • Farm tour availableRegret no pets
  • Stable with shared grazing for pony
  • This property can be booked alongside the neighbouring property to accommodate up to 8 guests. Both properties can be joined via an interconnecting door

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Seibt August 2020

We loved absolutely everything in this cottage. It is confortable and beautiful. There is an awesome outdoor space (with a garden where you are welcome to pick vegetables and a trampoline and swings for the kids) and a such a warm welcome from the owners (yet very respectful of our privacy). Lots of things to do nearby. Definetely will be coming baRead moreck. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Dean January 2020

Really cosy, warm and well appointed...even down to the very high tech biomass stove ( This is not a log-burner as described on the webpage)


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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