Situated within the Taf Fechan Forest, this charming stone cottage has trails straight from the doorstep, leading to local reservoirs and the popular peak of Pen y Fan.
Providing a comfortable base for keen walkers, from the cottage there is access to the Upper and Lower Neuadd Reservoirs (2 miles) for a stroll, or take in the scenery while on the circular walk around Pontsticill Reservoir (3.5 miles). For a more challenging climb, the cottage is also the starting point for one of the routes up Pen y Fan, South Wales’ highest mountain. For more relaxed day trips, there are a variety of local attractions to suit all interests, including the Brecon Mountain Railway (4.5 miles), the ruins of Morlais Castle (5 miles), and the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (7.5 miles).
Take a step up to the front door and head straight inside the entrance hall, where you can leave shoes and boots. In the bright kitchen there is a gas oven and hob, microwave, and fridge, so you have everything you need for staying in to cook. Serve at the table in the open-plan lounge/diner, where the exposed stone wall provides a charming backdrop for your meal. When you’re finished, move across to the homely lounge area. Its soft seating and open fire are perfect for a quiet night, and there is a TV, DVD, and CD to keep you entertained. Climb the stairs to the first floor, where the double and twin bedroom are set into the eaves. Prettily decorated, they both feature sloping ceilings and exposed beams. The bathroom completes this floor, with a shower over the bath and WC.
Venturing back outside to the courtyard, you’ll find a shared laundry room equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. For outdoor pursuits, fishing permits are available for the reservoirs, and there is storage space for bikes. On your return, visit the on-site tearoom for refreshments. There is ample off-road parking within the courtyard.