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Foresters Granary 2

Ponsticill, South Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cycle along the Taff Trail, with bike storage available at the cottage
  • After days out, return to the warm glow of an open fire
  • Boasts an on-site tearoom for when you’re in need of refreshment
Property code: BN176

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.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower from the mixer tap
  • Cot and Highchair avaiable
  • 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 provided by arrangement
  • Ample Off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Complex of properties – 2 further courtyard cottages available to book
  • Storage for bikes
  • On-site tearoom
  • Fishing permits available
  • Ample ground to walk or relax in, including access to the river
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • 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.

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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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Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

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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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