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Duck Cottage

Llandefaelog Fach, Brecon Beacons
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.

Get away from it all with a stay at this cosy holiday cottage for two in the glorious Welsh countryside. This ground-floor accommodation is set on a smallholding, along with another holiday cottage. Stroll down to the village pub, less than half a mile from the property, for a quiet drink or stop by for welcome refreshments on the way back from a long hike. As darkness falls, dine under the stars in the cottage’s private garden, and raise a toast, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply admiring the amazing view.


You’ll need to walk up a few steps to enter the cottage, which combines traditional features like flagstone floors and exposed beams with homely touches including a warming wood burner and comfortable sofas you can sink back into. During your downtime, watch Sky TV, read a book or play a card game. On warm days, open the French doors so you can step out into the sunshine to relax with a mug of coffee or sizzling BBQ. When it’s time for bed, get cosy under the covers of the super -king-size bedroom, where more French doors can be thrown open on a fine summer’s day.


Nearby Brecon (4.5 miles) is handy for shops, restaurants and galleries, and you’ll find fabulous walks beside the River Usk and along the canal from the town. The Brecon Beacons National Park has a wealth of opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and caving, while Pen y Fan (10 miles), southern Britain’s highest peak, has routes up to the summit for all abilities. At Llangorse Lake (10.5 miles), take a rowing boat out on the water or try paddleboarding.

  • 1 bedroom – super -king-size (which can be made into twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom- large bath, handheld shower separate shower & WC
  • Cot and highchair
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (basket of logs supplied)
  • TV with Sky, DVD and CD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample private parking
  • Patio with garden furniture & BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • Complex of properties
  • Storage for bikes and muddy boots
  • Telescope available
  • Water supply from a mountain spring
  • Less than 0.5 miles to village pub
  • Brecon 4 miles
  • Cradoc Golf Club 3 miles

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Marcus 6th August 2021

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Duck Cottage is absolutely wonderful - really well laid out, furnished with great taste, in a wonderful location so near Brecon and all the fantastic walking in the Brecon Beacons, the hosts were warm and welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful, but also left us to our own devices and in privacy. We had a perfect holiday - I couldn't recommenRead mored this location or this cottage more highly - was sad to leave and would go again tomorrow!! Hide

Reviewed by Tessa 25th June 2021

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We enjoyed our stay in this pretty setting and were well looked after by our friendly host. Stunning views.

Reviewed by Susan 18th June 2021

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Absolutely delighted with Duck cottage. Incredibly well equipped and furnished. Wo nderful views from living and bedrooms. Very quiet and peaceful in the most beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Mads 22nd May 2021

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We had a fantastic week at Duck Cottage and would not hesitate to book another stay in future. The cottage itself was spacious, superbly well-appointed, and a very easy place to relax and feel at home. The secluded location just outside Brecon provided an ideal base for exploring the area, while also being close to shops and amenities. We particulaRead morerly enjoyed warming ourselves by the wood burner after long days out walking in the valleys. Thanks Patrick and Rose for making us feel so welcome. Hide

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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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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