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Bwlch, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • A charming family property set on a small equestrian farm
  • Situated in beautiful countryside close to the River Usk and the Talybont Reservoir
  • Perfect for discovering the Usk Valley, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons
Property code: BN438

Offering splendid far-reaching rural views of woodlands and pasture, this tasteful and relaxing property has been imaginatively converted from a former stable to make a welcoming family holiday home.

The property is close to the River Usk and has dramatic views of Tor y Foel mountain as it rises beyond the farm. This is a fantastic base for exploring the Usk Valley and the Black Mountains, with many beautiful walks right from the doorstep. The nearby villages of Bwlch (2 miles) and Llangynidr (4 miles) have some welcoming pubs serving excellent food. The bustling market towns of Crickhowell and Brecon are both nearby (8 miles). There are plenty of activities to take part in locally including canoeing, tennis, swimming, birdwatching, golf, horse riding, mountain biking and sailing. Popular attractions and landmarks include Tretower Castle (5.5 miles), Llangorse Lake (6.5 miles) and Cantref Adventure Farm (7.5 miles).

This pretty property features a spacious, light and relaxing lounge which makes an ideal space for all the family to unwind in. With plenty of seating and a TV, the lounge is perfect for everyone to sit back and enjoy a movie or chat about the day. The attractive kitchen is equipped with a range double oven, microwave, fridge and freezer so you can prepare all your favourite family meals which you can enjoy in the light, quarry-tiled dining room. The ground floor also features a quarry-tiled utility room with a washing machine and dishwasher, as well as a handy shower room complete with shower and WC. Going upstairs, you will find three cosy, bright and tastefully decorated bedrooms. There’s a charming twin room, a lovely single room and a pretty super-king-size room which has an en-suite bathroom complete with bath and WC. Please note: these bedrooms are set in the eaves of the house, with beautiful exposed oak beams and quite low sloping ceilings.

Heading outside, the cottage has a large garden with plenty of space for children to play. You can enjoy a BBQ and other al fresco meals at the picnic benches, and take in the beautiful views across the farmland with its grazing horses, sheep and cattle. The area is also a haven for wildlife and the estate features many delightful country walks. Ample parking is also available.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 zip-and-link super-king-size, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with shower and WC , 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC
  • Range double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Electric included
  • Gas central heating included in winter (7:00am-10:00am, 5:00pm-10:30pm).Over and above these hours £25 per day payable to the owner
  • TV Wi-Fi included
  • Due to Covid, guests are asked to bring their own towels
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike storage
  • Set on a working farm
  • Pubs in Bwlch 2 miles and Llangynidr 4 miles Brecon 8 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr South August 2020

Cilwych is a very peaceful cottage in a beautiful location and is very well fitted out. Viv, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful, with plenty of suggestions of things to do and places to visit locally. The horses in the neighbouring field were a big hit - especially the baby! The location is very convenient, with Bwlch and Llangynidr within eRead moreasy walking distance, and Brecon and Crickhowell both a short drive away. A great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons. Hide

Reviewed by Mr O'Gorman January 2020

Great location, great property and really friendly owners who were very helpful. Great for families!

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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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