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Dros Yr Afon

Brecon Town, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Appealing Brecon Beacons cottage, overlooking the River Usk and with glorious countryside views
  • South-facing balcony, where you can look out for wildlife, including otters
  • Located in the centre of the market town of Brecon yet also ideal for walks and cycle rides
Property code: BN140

An attractively styled Welsh cottage for a small family, set in the centre of Brecon, with riverside views and perfectly placed for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park on foot or by bike.

Bask in the sunshine on the balcony and gaze out across the river to see if you can spot a kingfisher or heron. This magical, riverside holiday home, which sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms, is perfectly placed for anyone seeking the tranquillity of a semi-rural setting, as well as proximity to shops, cafes, restaurants and other town centre amenities. Wander less than 0.5 miles into town to go to the indoor market, cinema or theatre, as well as art galleries. Stroll along beside the River Usk to a spot where you can hire canoes or wander in the other direction to book a day boat. Indulge in mountain walks and follow cycle trails through the Brecon Beacons.

Make your way into the cottage and climb a few steps up into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Beautifully designed, with an oak floor, sloping ceilings, contemporary furniture and furnishings, and a splash of colour here and there, this has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Settle down to a film on TV, pull open the bi-folding doors on to the balcony on sunny days and cook hearty breakfasts in your kitchen area to set everyone up for a full day of adventures. A WC can also be found on this level. The rest of your accommodation can be found on the floor below. Follow the stairs down to a hall or study area, as well as to your two enticing bedrooms, a king-size and a zip-and-link king-size (which can be made into a twin on request with 2’ 6” beds), and the family bathroom, which has a walk-in shower, as well as a bath and WC. The utility room, with useful washer/dryer, is at this level too.

Take a bottle of chilled wine or a cup of fresh coffee out on to the balcony. While away the hours looking for otters and other creatures. On very hot days, use the remote control to open the awning and create an area of cool shade. Parking for two medium-sized cars is available.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 king-size (which can be made into twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and wine and beer fridge
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Electricity by solar panels
  • Welcome pack
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • South-facing balcony
  • Parking for 2 medium cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants less than 0.5 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Lee September 2020

As above lovely bathroom and views

Reviewed by Ms Symonds September 2020

Beautiful cottage, in fact it was better than we had expected! The weather was stunning too, how lucky were we? Upside down living. Very handy to have a toilet near the living area. Very comfortable bedrooms, gorgeous bathroom and handy utility room. Close to the town (so very convenient) but felt like we were in the countryside with the balcony Read moreoverlooking the river. Very Covid safe and clean so we felt very comfortable. All facilities and extras you could possibly need and more. Tight parking space but fine for 2 small cars and great to have it on site. Loads of fantastic walks right from the cottage along the river, canal, promenade and up through the wood near the cathedral. Lots to see and do in the area within a short drive too. We loved Waterfall Country, Talybont-on-Usk (and the reservoir) and especially Llangores Lake. We enjoyed some local ice cream courtesy of Sue the owner too - nice touch. We have already recommended Dros Yr Afon to some friends and have no doubt we will be back to stay again one day. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Pearson July 2020

Just wonderful. Quality of art on the walls, plentiful supply of everything needed in every way, stylish and comfortable furnishings. Lovely little balcony to sit put on. Attention to detail. Can't speak highly enough of the gorgeous place.

Reviewed by Ms Rolston November 2019

Lovely cottage, great location, Beautifully fitted-out, stylish and comfortable and very well-equipped.

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Location

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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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