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Foresters Granary 1

Ponsticill, South Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Peacefully located inside the picturesque Taf Fechan Forest
  • Spend relaxing evenings curled up in front of the open fire
  • Storage space for bikes - the Taff Trail cycle route passes by the cottage
Property code: BN175

A pretty courtyard cottage beside a mountain road, surrounded by scenic walks to nearby reservoirs, and boasting an on-site tearoom. A lovely home-from-home for families with dogs.

This stone cottage is perfect for bringing you close to nature and has a choice of beautiful walks straight from the doorstep. Follow the trail up to the Neuadd Reservoirs (2 miles) or head out on the circular walk around Pontsticill Reservoir (3.5 miles). For keen walkers and more experienced hikers, you can also climb Pen y Fan, South Wales’ highest mountain, with the cottage as your starting point. Local attractions include Brecon Mountain Railway (4.5 miles), the ruins of Morlais Castle (5 miles), and the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (7.5 miles).


A step at the front door leads you into the entrance hall, where you can leave coats and boots after a day of exploring. Head through to the open plan downstairs kitchen/diner/living with homely kitchen, which comes equipped with a gas oven and hob, microwave, and fridge. Its exposed stone wall is a charming feature, and there’s plenty of worktop space for preparing meals. Within the downstairs living space is also a cosy open-plan lounge/diner, with a dining table to seat four, and two colourful sofas arranged around the fireplace. There’s plenty of entertainment for evenings in together, with TV and DVD for family film nights, and CD for music. Upstairs from the living area are the bedrooms and bathroom, both in the eaves with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. The double is bright and airy, while there is the additional feature of an exposed stone wall in the twin room. A bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC completes the property.


Outside of the cottage is a shared laundry room, where a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board will come in handy for refreshing your clothes after walks around the National Park. The on-site tearoom promises a warm welcome when you’re in need of refreshment, and for those wanting to fish, permits are available for the reservoirs. There is storage space provided for bikes, and ample off-road parking within the courtyard.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Cot and Highchair available on request
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Shared laundry room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Open fire – coal and wood available
  • TV, DVD, CD
  • Wi-Fi included (speed can be variable)
  • Towels are not provided
  • Ample Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Complex of properties – 2 further courtyard cottages available to book
  • Storage for bikes
  • On-site tearoom
  • Fishing permits available
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Ample ground to walk or relax in, including access to river
  • No mobile reception – a payphone is available in the laundry room
  • Please note that both bedrooms are in the eaves, and have sloping ceilings with exposed beams

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Webber August 2020

Because it was nothing special

Reviewed by Mrs Kehoe November 2019

Dog friendly, cafe close by


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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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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