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Crawnon River Cottage

Llangynidr, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
5 more

At a glance

  • Character cottage packed with original features
  • A roaring wood burner sets the scene on chilly evenings
  • Set in rural splendour on the edge of a peaceful valley
Property code: BN105

A traditional Welsh cottage set on the edge of a beautiful remote valley, offering superb views of the surrounding countryside. It is the ideal choice for couples seeking a quiet base for a romantic escape.

This quintessential cottage overlooks a narrow, winding valley just 3 miles from the pretty village of Llangynidr, known for its friendly pubs and picturesque walks along the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal. Cyclists are well catered for thanks to the abundance of scenic trails nearby, including the famous Taff Trail, a popular choice for mountain bikers. Keen walkers and gentle amblers alike will enjoy exploring the footpaths throughout the Brecon Beacons National Park, scaling the heights of Tor y Foel and Llangynidr Mountain, both within 11.5 miles. If you prefer a quieter pace of life, you can plan a day’s fishing on the river, or venture into one of the pretty villages and hamlets scattered throughout the parkland.


Rustic, charming and brimming with original features, the cottage is a delightfully cosy haven. The interior is characterised by white-washed walls, wooden beamed ceilings, and exposed stonework, especially in the sitting area, which is snug and inviting on stormy nights thanks to the crackling wood burner in the inglenook fireplace. Sofas, chairs, a dining table, and TV complete the room, providing the ideal spot for film nights or a few board games. The kitchen, which is equipped with an electric oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and a fridge with a small freezer. Climb the set of narrow cottage-style stairs to find the impressive bedroom in the eaves, taking care when passing underneath the low beams. An en-suite bathroom adjoins the room.


Step out of the back door to discover a small glass conservatory to admire the bubbling trout stream that runs behind the cottage, and of course the views of the sweeping meadows and hills beyond. There is also a small area to the front of the cottage, the perfect spot for enjoying a peaceful coffee. From here you can directly access a series of trails, choosing to head up into the Brecon Beacons, or follow the valley down towards the village and canal. The owner of the cottage lives along the lane and is an experienced activity leader, so can help organise mountain bike hire, guided walks, and other outdoor activities if required.


  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 bathroom – en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge with a small freezer
  • Welcome pack (seasonal organic vegetables can also be provided from the owners garden by prior arrangement, subject to availability)
  • Wood burner – logs provided
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Complex of properties, the adjoining cottage has separate access and garden
  • Storage for bikes
  • Shop and pub within 3 miles
  • Please note that the stairs are original cottage-style and very steep
  • The property has areas of reduced head height due to low beams
  • No mobile reception (telephone box across the lane)
  • Regret no washing machine

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


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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