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Duck Cottage

Llandefaelog Fach, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful ground-floor cottage, set within a former barn on a smallholding
  • Close to the Brecon Beacons National Park, with walks and cycle rides from the door
  • Approximately 4.5 miles from the market town of Brecon, with its shops, restaurants and tearooms
Property code: BN143

A tranquil and romantic retreat, situated on the ground floor of a converted barn, within the hamlet of Llandefaelog Fach, close to vibrant Brecon and the magical Brecon Beacons National Park.

Escape from it all with a stay at this appealing, holiday cottage for two. The one-bedroom property nestles on the ground floor of a carefully converted stone barn, on a smallholding, with another cottage on it too. A great romantic retreat, it also makes a base from which to explore the surrounding Welsh countryside. Visit Brecon, 4.5 miles away, with its shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. Find fabulous walks beside the River Usk and along the canal from the town. Go hill walking, mountain biking, climbing and caving in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Wander down to the village pub, less than 0.5 miles away, or stop for a welcome drink after a long hike before returning home.

Up a few steps, enter into the apartment to find a homely touch and traditional decor, with features like flagstone floors. Settle down on the comfortable seating in your inviting lounge, where the wood burner can be fired up to cast a cosy glow whenever it is cold outside. Choose a book, play a board game or watch a DVD or the TV, which comes with Sky. Open the French doors on warm days so you can wander out into the sunshine on the patio to relax out there instead. The kitchen has an electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. As darkness falls, enjoy studying the night sky through the antique brass telescope before heading off to your king-size bedroom (which can be converted into a twin if requested), where more French doors can be opened up if the weather permits. The adjoining bathroom comes with a large bath, hand-held shower, separate shower unit and WC.

Spend warm afternoons out in your private gravelled garden, down a step. Enjoy a cup of tea at the table or light the BBQ and take in the views while your supper sizzles. You’ll find plenty of parking at the property.

  • 1 bedroom – king-size (which can be made into twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom
  • Cot and highchair
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (logs supplied)
  • TV with Sky, DVD and CD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample private parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Complex of properties
  • Storage for bikes and muddy boots
  • Telescope available
  • The cottage has a private water supply supplied from a mountain spring
  • Less than 0.5 miles from a pub; 4.5 miles from the town of Brecon

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Mills September 2020

A lovely spacious cottage, spotlessly clean and located just off a quiet B road between Brecon and Builth Wells. All rooms were attractively furnished with a wide range of facilities. The wood burning stove came with a very generous supply of dry wood. Shower in full working order. WiFi was excellent. We enjoyed gorgeous weather so the outside seaRead moreting area was a big bonus and a very pleasant suntrap. A large flock of red kites greeted us each day. Patrick was a gentleman, a warm welcome and help was at hand when the whole area had a very short electricity problem. Ten minute drive to Brecon. Another 15 to 20 minutes will get you to carparks for walking Pen y Fan. A minor annoyance was the electric hob which took time to heat up the food. With beautiful clear night skies on two nights, we had been hoping to make use of the brass telescope but that is no longer available and the cottage information needs to be updated. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Aldous September 2020

Very comfortable cottage. Description was not clear that there was another let above so some noise when they were moving around. Pity the local footpaths were poorly maintained and several blocked either by fallen trees or barbed wire fences, very frustrating trying to walk locally.

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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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