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Glowty Cottage

Aberyscir, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A gorgeous, traditional barn at the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Lose yourself along footpaths and cycle trails along the River Usk
  • Set beside a 4-acre field
Property code: BN170

This pretty cottage is packed with character and surrounded by the rolling hills of the Usk Valley — the perfect rural retreat.

The location of this property is a painter’s dream. It sits on the owner’s land in a secluded spot, with scenic walks heading off straight from your door. Venture into the Brecon Beacons National Park to discover the curling trail of the River Usk, where you can fish for trout and salmon. A 2.5-mile walk will bring you to Brecon Gaer, a Roman fort. For a little Welsh town life, head 5 miles to Brecon, where you can browse local shops in lanes than run alongside the river.


The barn is an attractive stone building, lovingly renovated but retaining bold characterful features inside. Enter through the courtyard and into the property where you’ll find a large, open-plan living space, combining a cosy lounge, pretty country kitchen, and a sociable dining area. Timber beams add rural charm. French doors lead out from this space onto the patio, giving the whole space a bright, fresh feel. Both double bedrooms sit on the ground floor, making this property easily accessible and great for getting up and out early into the countryside – each bedroom has access to a bath or shower room.


The space outside the barn is just as lovely, with a large courtyard and outdoor furniture. Sit in the fresh air with a drink after your active day, or see in the morning surrounded by the owner’s fields and the mountains in the distance.


  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom with shower over bath
  • Electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with FreeSat
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample parking beside the cottage
  • Wood burner with logs provided
  • Enclosed garden, patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • Storage for mountain bikes
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within 5 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr O?Connell August 2020

Excellent well appointed cottage, absolutely every thing you need inside & out, Mark & Kate were there to greet us & answer any questions we had, Decorated to a very high standard

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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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