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Llyswen, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • A charming 19th-century farm worker's cottage in a secluded country lane
  • Pretty rooms packed with period character, including an impressive stone fireplace
  • Situated in the rolling hills of the Usk Valley, with walks and cycle trails straight from your door
Property code: BN169

This pretty cottage sits on the edge of the inspiring Brecon Beacons National Park. Half a mile from the nearest neighbour, it’s the perfect base camp for a restful retreat in the hills.

Tucked in a peaceful location 1.5 miles from Llyswen, this property sleeps five guests and is ideal for families with a love of the outdoors. Discover an array of scenic walks from your doorstep, or take a short 4-mile drive to the outer reaches of the Brecon Beacons National Park. There are lots of chocolate-box villages and bustling market towns to explore, including Brecon 8 miles away with its pretty shops and eateries.

Simply presented with comfortable furniture and a feature wood burner in the lounge, this 19th-century cottage offers a warm welcome from the moment you step inside. Kick-off your boots and settle down on the sofas with a soothing brew after a busy day, turning on the TV to catch up on your favourite soaps or entertaining the children with stories around the stone hearth. There’s a useful dining table for meals prepared in the cheerful kitchen, which is also equipped with a second table for family breakfasts. Relax in the downstairs bathroom with its shower-over-the-bath before retiring to your sleeping quarters, choosing from three first-floor bedrooms accessed via traditional wooden stairs. Outside, the garden boasts a wild orchard, ample lawn space and a BBQ.

Fill your itinerary with exciting activities and gentle strolls, taking to the banks of the River Wye to spot the resident wildlife and enjoy the surroundings,1.5 miles away. Hay-on-Wye is 9.5 miles away and brimming with iconic bookshops and welcoming eateries, whilst pretty Llangorse (6 miles) is best known for its serene lake and popular activity centre offering fishing, pony trekking and rock-climbing opportunities. Younger guests will adore Cantref Adventure Farm (10.5 miles), or the impressive motte-and-bailey fortress Bronllys Castle (3.5 miles) is great fun for a day trip too.

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

  • 3 bedrooms — 2 doubles, 1 single, accessed via one of the double rooms
  • 1 bathroom — shower over bath
  • Electric oven, fridge, microwave
  • TV
  • Stone fireplace with wood burner (logs included)
  • Property heated by night storage heaters
  • Ample parking beside the house
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Mobile reception may vary
  • Arrival after 6.00pm during July/August
  • Shop and pub — Llyswen, 2 miles


Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Lewis September 2020

Great location, nice and quiet. Although we were told it is fairly basic, really did not need anything else. Whilst the garden is a great size and looks enclosed, it is not secure and plenty of gaps for dogs to escape which was frustrating as they couldn't just be left to run about given that you are surrounded by sheep. Would happily recommendRead more as good value and easy access to Brecon Beacons and surrounding areas and walks. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Konderla September 2020

Cottage was amazing nice and simple clean and well presented, lovely bathroom and cosy living room. The garden was fabulous and had lovely views we stayed with children age 11 and 1 years and had a lovely time . Should update the photos this was a great place to stay and we will be back


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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