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Common Cottage

Glasbury-on-Wye, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A spacious, light and tranquil cottage with glorious rural views
  • Ideal for walkers and cyclists exploring the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley
  • Within 3 miles of the thriving market town of Hay-on-Wye
Property code: BN415

This bright and friendly Welsh stone cottage occupies a lovely, secluded spot south of the Begwn Hills. Offering magnificent views across the valley, this is a cosy retreat for visitors to Hay-on-Wye.

Sitting pretty on the corner of the outstanding Brecon Beacons National Park, adventure the days away before relaxing in style back at this home from home. Boasting magnificent views across the Wye Valley and the Begwyn Hills, spend al fresco evenings on the elevated terrace with a tipple in hand whilst your four-legged friend enjoys the fresh air.

Climb steps to reach the front door and make your way inside this spacious bolthole. Fire up the wood burner for cosy nights in as you put your feet up on the inviting sofas in front of the TV. The sleek, contemporary kitchen has all you need to cook up a three-course feast or to prepare a delicious picnic, and underfloor heating promises creates an indulgent atmosphere. Should the weather allow, dine alfresco on the terrace and watch the sun set over the undulating landscapes. When returning from muddy walks, enter via the back door and head straight into the utility room where you can throw off boot, coats and leads. As day turns to night, climb to the first floor to rest your head in one of three tranquil bedrooms – two king-size rooms and a twin which is perfect for younger guests to enjoy sleepovers and lazy mornings.

A 3-mile trip will take you to the literary town of Hay-on-Wye where you can roam the famous bookstores, visit the castle or sit down for a hearty meal. Nearby, the village of Glasbury is 2 miles from home; here you can hire a canoe and paddle to The Warren, a shingle beach on the banks of the River Wye. The Begwn Hills offer fantastic views and lie just 7 miles from your door.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 twin with 2’6 beds
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wood burner in lounge – basket of logs supplied (more available to purchase)
  • Oil central heating and electric
  • Ground-floor underfloor heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair avaliable
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 3-4 cars
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Pubs in Glasbury 2 miles
  • Hay-on-Wye 3 miles
  • Brecon 14 miles

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Cate 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Mrs Jolley September 2020

We had a lovely relaxing week in Common Cottage. It was comfortable, clean and beautifully appointed as well as being ideally situated between Hay and Glasbury. We found lots to do in the area and would certainly recommend it.

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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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