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Foresters Granary Stable Loft

Ponsticill, South Wales
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
7 more

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.

Beside a mountain road and within the Taf Fechan Forest, the property is surrounded by walks and cycle routes. The Taff Trail passes by this way, so keen cyclists can set out on their bikes, while a trail straight from the doorstep will lead you to the Upper and Lower Neuadd Reservoirs (2 miles). Continuing further on, the path will take you up to the peak of Pen y Fan, South Wales’ highest mountain. Pack a picnic for your rambles or see the picturesque landscape in a new way, by boarding the Brecon Mountain Railway (4.5 miles). Local attractions include Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (7.5 miles), and Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (14.5 miles).

On entering the loft via a set of stone steps, you’ll find yourself in the porch. Moving through, you’ll come to the main living area, with a spacious lounge, and a kitchen/diner at the far end. Wooden block floors, exposed stone, and oak beams running across the vaulted ceiling add traditional charm, and the rooms are all stylishly furnished. Cook meals in the bright kitchen with its pretty nautical colour scheme, where there is a gas oven and hob, microwave, and fridge with freezer compartment, plus a dishwasher to sort the washing up for you. At the heart of the loft is the lounge, with comfortable sofas set around the TV and coal burner. Finally, at the opposite end from the kitchen, you’ll find the king-size bedroom and en-suite, fitted with a shower over the bath and WC.

Stepping outside, there is a shared laundry room equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board on-site, as well as a cheerful tearoom. You can acquire fishing permits for the reservoirs, and storage space is available if you wish to bring bikes. Ample off-road parking is provided within the courtyard.

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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Pinnegar March 2020

Just a great place and lovely setting.


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.

2 more properties at this location

Foresters Granary 2

Foresters Granary 2

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£486 - £709

Foresters Granary 1

Foresters Granary 1

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£486 - £709

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

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