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Foresters Granary Stable Loft

Ponsticill, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
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
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At a glance

  • Located 1000ft above sea level, inside the beautiful Taf Fechan Forest
  • Cosy up together in front of the coal burner on chilly evenings
  • Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea in the on-site tearoom
Property code: BN177

A romantic hideaway within the Brecon Beacons National Park, this former stable loft retains charming original features amidst elegant decor. An ideal rural retreat for two.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the leafy Taf Fechan Forest from the comfort of this exquisite stone loft apartment. Set within a gorgeous, characterful building, it offers bright, spacious accommodation for up to two guests and a pair of canine companions. Go walking, cycling or fishing while you are here – or you could even attempt Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales.

Climb the stone steps, up to the porch of this airy yet romantic retreat. Come inside to find a striking space, which balances the old and the new, with its vaulted ceiling, exposed stone walls and beautiful oak beams. Offering open-plan living, the lounge/kitchen/diner is centred around a coal burner, where you can set a roaring fire. Prepare romantic diners in the kitchen area, which is equipped with a gas oven and hob, microwave, and fridge with freezer compartment, plus a dishwasher. Dine at the table then enjoy cosy nights in together with the TV on and the fire glowing. The king-size bedroom is at the other end of this loft apartment. Find it has an en-suite bathroom, with a WC and shower above the bath. Enjoy access to a shared laundry room, with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, and storage for bikes.

Make some sandwiches, grab your backpacks and cycle straight off along the Taff Trail. Make your way 2 miles to the Upper and Lower Neuadd Reservoirs, where you can watch the wildlife or go fishing, using permits acquired at the accommodation site. Alternatively, head out on foot and follow a circular 3.5-mile trail, which will take you past the scenic Pontsticill Reservoir, or venture 5 miles to see Morlais Castle, which dates back to the 13th century and is set above the Taff Gorge.

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

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freeze compartment, dishwasher
  • Shared laundry room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Coal burner – coal available
  • TV, DVD, CD
  • Wi-Fi included (speed can be variable)
  • Towels provided by arrangement
  • 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
  • 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 the loft is reached via stone steps to a converted entrance porch
  • Please note that throughout the property there are low wooden beams

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by K D 11th June 2021

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Really helpful and friendly owners, and a fantastic location for exploring this stunning part of the world.

Reviewed by Joni 24th April 2021

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Great cottage up stairs but no one below you. Lots of space for 2 people and a great log burner in the lounge. Very large kitchen with everything you. Fantastic location in the centre of the Brecon beacons. No private outside space but there are a couple of benches in the courtyard you can sit on. Overall an excellent place to stay

Reviewed by Mr Pinnegar March 2020

Just a great place and lovely setting.

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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

£559 - £650

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