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Surrounding area, Crychan Forest
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Esgair Berfedd

Babel, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Family friendly
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Extremely isolated cottage in glorious surroundings, within the leafy Crychan Forest. No Wi-Fi and no mobile signal.
  • Ideal for long walks, cycle rides and wildlife watching
  • About 6 miles from the market town of Llandovery, with its pubs, restaurants and shops
Property code: BN150

A truly magical but secluded Welsh cottage for a large family or group of friends, which is ideal for nature lovers as it is set in enchanting forest surroundings, with picturesque valley views and wonderful walks on the doorstep.

Get away from it all with an unplugged holiday exploring hidden trails, gorges and waterfalls. This is just the place for a digital detox with your extended family or group of friends. There is NO Wi-Fi or mobile signal. This secluded country cottage for up to seven guests lies deep in the heart of Crychan Forest, perfect for long walks and mountain biking. Its rural location and sprawling wild garden also make it a haven for wildlife lovers and photographers.

 

Inside, the property boasts charming rustic features throughout, from original exposed beams to a traditional wooden staircase leading upstairs. The farmhouse kitchen has everything you need to rustle up hearty meals for your pack. After you’ve eaten, cosy up by the glow of the wood burner, set in a stone inglenook fireplace. Three of the bedrooms are on the first floor, while the master bedroom is up another flight of stairs in the attic, offering extra privacy. Here you can enjoy a long soak in the free-standing bath after a brisk walk in the fresh country air. Being in the attic, this room is nestled beneath a sloping beamed ceiling that’s low in places. Be aware that the roof of the farmhouse is a protected roost for bats, which sneak into the property in the summer months.

 

Around 6 miles from the cottage is the ancient market town of Llandovery, with its Norman castle, vintage tea rooms and boutique shops selling local handmade products. From Llandovery, follow the River Towy into the Cambrian Mountains, where you can go exploring its rugged landscapes. Eagle-eyed birdwatchers can look out for red kites at the RSPB nature reserve at Gwenffrwd-Dinas, about 16 miles from the property.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 family bathroom, 1 wet room and 1 bath in the master bedroom
  • Large oven with five-ring gas hob, large upright fridge with half freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs supplied and £5 thereafter)
  • Highchair available
  • TV for DVD and VCR (no reception for TV channels)
  • Large natural garden with garden furniture
  • Ample parking
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • No mobile phone reception
  • Regret no WiFi
  • Bring a torch due to being so dark outside the property at night
  • Water is from a spring so pressure can be low during dry spells
  • Please take extra care with children near the ruins in the garden
  • Garden is a woodland area so not enclosed
  • Low ceiling in double room in the eaves of the house
  • The roof of this farmhouse is a protected roost for bats who sneak into the house in the summer months.Visitors who are not happy with bats should not book this property during the summer months.
  • £40 fuel supplement on all short breaks
  • 6 miles from Llandovery, with its pubs, restaurants, shops and railway station
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steve 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Kim 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Luke 13th May 2022

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The cottage was exactly what I was looking for - a place to disconnect from the world. Lost in the beautiful Crychan forest, my friends and I had an absolutely wonderful week at EB! We didn't see another soul and spent endless hours walking, reading and relaxing. Highly recommend EB if you're looking for a digital detox and relaxation!

Reviewed by Karen 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Sally 29th December 2021

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A lovely, off-grid retreat. Very quaint and quirky with comfy, clean rooms and well equipped kitchen. Very pleasant and helpful manager/owner. Would like to go back in the summer. Recommended.

Reviewed by Simon 29th October 2021

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Superb cottage very clean and beds very comfortable - superb scenery and surroundings a complete get away - we will be back

Reviewed by David 15th October 2021

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We very much enjoyed our stay, the remote location was great and we were very comfortable although much of the furniture is a little tired. The maps were useful but more local information would have been better. Mice ruined the fruit we left in a bowl on the work surface the first night. Damp walls in the first floor bedrooms was an issue, plus freRead moresh mouse droppings under one of the single beds. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 24th September 2021

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Shame the oven didnt work which meant we couldn't cook the lovely meals we had planned. We had to make do with only using the hob. Sofa isnt very comfortable for relaxing. Beautiful house and location. Comfortable beds and lovely views. Full of character and charm. .Spotlessly clean.

Reviewed by Hannah 10th September 2021

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Absolutely loved the cottage.

Reviewed by Rupert 3rd September 2021

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We had a lovely family gathering at Esgair Berfedd. Our hostess, Caroline, could not have been more helpful. The house and its location are magical. The dark skies had us stargazing out in the garden after dinner.

Reviewed by Debbie 27th August 2021

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This cottage it absolutely gorgeous and the location is really beautiful. There is no WiFi or reliable 3G/4G which is a big positive as it encourages us to spend more quality time as a family without relying on technology all the time. We have stayed here many times and plan to go back lots in the future. Its a truly tranquil and relaxing place to Read morestay and we absolutely love it! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 16th July 2021

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Too many bats everywhere. We had to leave the same day. They weren't 'occasional' and only in the attic; they were in every bedroom, the kitchen, living room etc. I'm not bothered by animals but this was unhygienic and stressful.

Reviewed by Nina 18th June 2021

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Had a lovely stay, so beautiful and clean. It was a little out the way for us but I also know that this is what makes this place so beautiful. A real retreat from this crazy world.

Reviewed by Kirsty 11th June 2021

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We absoluetly loved our stay. Perfect location for a complete get away. There is no signal and no wifi which was just what we wanted but just to be warned. Everything was clean and tidy, there were more than enough kitchen utensils and facilitis. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a complete get away surrounded by beautiful nature

Reviewed by Steph 29th May 2021

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

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