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Cwmgwdi Cottage

Brecon (2.6mls NE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive cottage sleeps 2/4 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms perfect for couples or small families
  • On the doorstep of the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons, Pen-y-Fan
  • Environmentally friendly underfloor heating and electricity and a electric car charge point
Property code: BN131

Hidden at the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this pretty property is ideal for coming home to, whether that’s after a day of adventurous mountain climbing or quiet village exploring.

Get back to nature at this eco-friendly cottage, 2 miles from Brecon. Combining sustainable features like heat pumps and green electricity with entertainment features like books, jigsaw puzzles and even a piano, this peaceful property offers something different for two couples or a small family looking for fun and adventure in the Brecon Beacons. As well as being close to shops and pubs, it’s only half a mile from one of the most picturesque routes up Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales.


Accessed down a narrow lane, the property has rustic touches throughout, with exposed brickwork and wooden beams adding to the charm. The light open-plan living space looks out to the mountains through the patio doors, so you can certainly dine with a view here. When you want to unwind, sink into the cosy sofas, fire up the wood burner and tuck into some home-baked goodies provided by the owner. A double bedroom and walk-in shower room are on the ground floor, while the king-size master bedroom with en-suite bathroom is upstairs. Outside, listen to the calming sounds of the stream as it trickles alongside the garden. If you have children with you, they’re welcome to use the trampoline and play area in the owner’s garden.


Getting around on foot or by bicycle is a great way to travel in this part of the country as the cottage is on the Taff Trail, offering 55 miles of forest, railway and riverside paths all the way to Cardiff Bay. In Brecon, visit the cathedral, buy gifts for friends from the boutique shops or catch a show at the canal-side theatre. At Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre (3 miles), experience pony trekking in breathtaking surroundings.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size (can be made into twin 2ft 6" beds), 1 double (ground floor)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room(ground floor), 1 en-suite
  • Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer
  • A lovely home-baked welcome pack
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • This is an environmentally friendly property, heated by an air source heat pump and powered by green electricity
  • Electric car charge point available to guests
  • Large patio and pretty garden running alongside a stream. There is a gate with steps down to the stream. At the end of the garden is a gate with access into the owner's garden where children are welcome to play on the trampoline and play area
  • 1 dog welcome, however not allowed in bedrooms
  • Pub and shops 2 miles
  • Walks from door

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Penny 3rd September 2021

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Very friendly owners

Reviewed by Mr Wilson August 2020

Spent a restful week in the cottage which is cosy and adequately equipped but falls short of ""Brecon Cottages"" description. Located down a long, narrow lane, access can be awkward and will probably give you some good reversing practice . Brecon itself is a very pleasant town with friendly locals and lots of small, interesting shops.

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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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