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Cilhowey

Lower Chapel, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A peaceful holiday cottage perfect for a couple seeking a quiet retreat 
  • Ideal for visiting Brecon, Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells
  • A lovely base for enjoying long walks in the Brecon countryside
Property code: BN091

Part of a delightful smallholding situated in a picturesque spot, this peaceful barn conversion makes a relaxing holiday home for a couple discovering the wonderful Brecon Beacons National Park.

Sleeping two guests, this romantic hideaway is set in a secluded location, within half a mile of the quiet village of Lower Chapel in Powys. The village of Pwllgloyw (1.5 miles) is close by where you’ll find a welcoming pub with delicious food. Your cosy holiday home is ideal for couples or busy new parents to relax with a baby and enjoy the peaceful natural landscape. Be sure to pack your walking shoes as there’s acres of trails to enjoy, while you’ll find shops and eateries within 5 miles.

Step inside your home from home with bright country-style interiors and handsome timber beams. The kitchen, dining and living area are open-plan, with everything on hand to treat your loved one to a delicious home-cooked meal. On cooler evenings, snuggle up in the living area on cosy seating and enjoy film nights by the warming wood burner. Pack less holiday clothing as there’s a convenient utility room. Head up cottage-style stairs to the large loft bedroom for the sweetest of slumbers - enjoy starry nights with the skylights and admire the rustic room features. Step outside for morning coffees in the enclosed garden, and admire the pretty cottage-style planting. Take a leisurely stroll along grassy tracks towards farm meadows and a babbling brook.

Visit Brecon, Hay-on-Wye, Builth Wells. Make the most of this rural location near the peaceful village of Lower Chapel (0.5 miles). Go horseriding, canoeing or climbing in the Brecon Beacons National Park (4.5 miles). Try fishing and water sports on Llangorse Lake (12 miles). And don’t miss the historic market town of Brecon (5 miles) where you can walk along the canal, admire the cathedral, enjoy film screenings at an elegant 1930s-style cinema, and discover a wealth of independent shops, pubs, and eateries.

  • 1 bedroom with double bed and additional small single
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included (limited speed)
  • Regret no dogs
  • Garden with lawn and enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Towels included
  • Steep paddle stairs up to bedroom
  • Low sloped ceiling in bedroom
  • Off road parking available
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 10th October 2021

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A lovely autumn week in a lovely cottage. Cilhowey is a wonderful place to stay, set in beautiful countryside just outside Brecon so easy to get out and about in the Beacons. The cottage is extremely comfortable and cosy and the Jones family were really welcoming and helpful - perfect hosts. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Joseph 18th September 2021

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Perfect location to see the beautiful Welsh countryside and a 10 minute drive from the nearest town for supermarkets, butchers etc. Although nice to drive into the Brecon Beacons National Park for some hikes, the areas around the cottage had plenty of lovely walks to do. The cottage was very cosy and had everything we needed - the fire pit in the gRead morearden is great for BBQs! The Jones family were so helpful and accommodating - thank you for being so welcoming, Im sure we will be back again! Hide

Reviewed by Miss 21st August 2021

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Pleasant cottage with nice walks from door , very quite lovely night skys.

Reviewed by Terri 18th July 2021

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A small but lovely little one bedroom cottage with a homely touch in a rural setting with everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. A very quiet, scenic location perfect to unwind and relax in, bear in mind it is about 5 miles to the nearest shop. The owners are a lovely couple with lots of knowledge of the area and where to visit.

Reviewed by Jo 10th July 2021

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What a lovely place. The outside space was great and we spent sunny evenings at the seating area. My favourite thing was the amazingly powerful shower. The ladder steps were more manageable than I expected. The owners are very welcoming and can't do enough to help and offer activity suggestions.

Reviewed by Daniel 4th July 2021

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Cilhowey is an absolute gem and a perfect base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons. Set in Idyllic Welsh countryside, our beautiful cottage oozed character and charm, and was kitted out to cater to all our needs. We were wowed by the propertys magnificent gardens which we were welcome to explore at our leisure. Mr & Mrs Jones are utterly brillRead moreiant hosts and made us feel so welcome. Its just a shame that we can only give this stay 5 stars - we would give it 10 if we could! Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 26th June 2021

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A lovely quiet cottage situated next to the owners home. They are very friendly and willing to recommend places to eat and visit. The stairs are extremely steep to the bedroom and the bathroom is downstairs so bring a torch. The bed is very low and there is a beam that needs negotiating. I have 2 replacement knees and found it difficult. There is aRead more very efficient fan in the bedroom. A very comfortable and homely cottage in beautiful gardens. Hide

Reviewed by diane 12th June 2021

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Had everything we needed and in a lovely peaceful location with absolutely stunning garden. Extremely lovely hosts had to rely on wifi for contact as mobile phones had no reception at the Cottage.

Reviewed by Claire 18th May 2021

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Lovely cottage with beautiful garden if the weather is good enough! Very steep stairs, would not be suitable for those 'with difficulties'.

Reviewed by Hilary 8th May 2021

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The cottage was comfortable and the owners were very helpful and friendly

Reviewed by Lina 1st May 2021

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A very cozy cottage, perfectly located for exploring Brecon Beacons and beyond. We only stayed for a long weekend on this occasion but would definitely return for a longer stay. It is perfectly equipped for a couple, we made a good use of the wood burner as the nights were still chilly even though it was the beginning of May. Bear in mind, there isRead more very little network coverage in the area & no wi-fi, it was perfect for us but if you need to be online during your stay worth keeping this in mind. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 14th April 2021

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Thank you Michael and Margaret, we had a fabulous stay at your cottages. The cottages are so cosy and comfortable and the location is simply breathtaking. We had a very peaceful and relaxing stay! Many thanks the Williams family

Reviewed by Mrs Eaton November 2019

Cosy & comfortable, with everything at hand

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Location

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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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