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Gasworks House

Brecon Town, Mid Wales
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone house brimming with original features
  • Unique canal-side location with direct access to the towpath
  • Hot tub and BBQ for celebratory suppers
Property code: BN420

An impressive 18th-century property studded on the banks of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal boasting roaring fires, a private hot tub and a large garden with beautiful views over the Brecon Beacons.

This waterside property is tucked at the heart of Brecon, a town famous for its fascinating history, friendly demeanour and plethora of amusements. Enjoy exciting walks from your doorstep, setting off along the towpath towards the Usk Valley and the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park. Hire a boat to discover the peaceful waterway from a new perspective, pausing for a picnic of local delights such as fine cheeses and artisan bread. Cast your line on the River Usk to catch salmon and brown trout whilst keeping an eye out for resident otters and kingfishers, or let younger guests unleash their imaginations exploring the ruins of Brecon Castle. There are plenty of pretty shops and eateries to please the grown-ups too.

Enter the property to find an elegant and stylish interior with exquisite original oak beams, traditional-style furniture and a whole host of homely details that complement the property’s character. A farmhouse-style kitchen with a Range cooker and Esse oven provides a welcome sanctuary for tea and homemade cake after a busy day, and you can also gather around the table for hearty meals. Follow the steps into the utility room to make use of the extra worktop space and additional kitchen facilities alongside a separate cloakroom and WC. Next, the comfortable sitting room is ideal for relaxing by the open fire, or head to the dining room for candlelit suppers warmed by the wood burner. Upstairs, the first floor is home to two delightful bedrooms including a king-size and a separate twin/double with views over the canal, and a fabulous bathroom consisting of a free-standing bath, separate shower and WC. The second flight of stairs leads down to an attractive double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and WC. The top bedroom is accessed via a final flight of stairs; a double/twin bedroom with an en-suite WC.

The high-walled garden is set against a superb background of rolling countryside. Large, safely enclosed and mainly set to lawn, the outside space is a delight for al fresco meals on the secluded patio or a soak in the private hot tub. Sizzle up something special on the BBQ as you sip drinks by the raised fishpond, and round-off your evening with a last stroll along the canal. There’s secure parking in the gated courtyard for four cars.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room, 2 separate WCs
  • Electric Esse, range cooker with double oven, range hob, induction hob, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner and a gas and coal open fire – first basket of logs included, more available to purchase nearby
  • Electric and gas central heating
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen and towels provided, please bring own towels for hot tub use
  • Enclosed garden with terrace and garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • BBQ and hot tub
  • Pub, shop and restaurant within 0.5 miles
  • Please note there are several flights of stairs
  • Arrangement of beds can be altered by prior arrangement
  • Please note there is a £250 security deposit for this property

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss Hemelik September 2020

Really well kitted out - we were really happy with the indoor and outdoor space!

Reviewed by Mrs Hickley August 2020

Everything was of a very high quality. It was bigger than it looked on the photos. Garden is big, private and lovely. Canal boats gliding past the windows at the front. A short walk along the canal into town - and all the beauty of the Brecon Beacons close by.

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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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