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Hafod Cottage

Forest Coalpit, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Indoor swimming pool
Swimming pool
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stay active and swim against the resistance machine in the indoor heated exercise pool
  • One of two rustic cottages brimming with rustic charm, book with the neighbouring property and holiday with another couple whilst maintaining your own space for romantic evenings in
  • A handful of recognised eateries lie within 5 miles from home making this property a foodie’s delight
Property code: BN184

This remote bolthole sits 305m above sea level and consequently boasts spectacular panoramic views across the surrounding countryside.

At the end of a long private lane, this remote cottage is a rural bolthole for romantic getaways with dogs and horses. One of two rustic cottages brimming with charm, it boasts exposed beams and cosy rooms inside, with a sunny garden and even a shared heated indoor pool in the farmyard. If you can drag yourselves away from the farm, set out along the 177-mile trail that hugs the Welsh/English border or take to the local market town of Crickhowell (6.5 miles) to browse its shops and eateries.

Inside, this 17th-century cottage is brimming with charm, from its exposed beams to its stable door and sloping ceilings upstairs. Compact yet open-plan, the accommodation is homely and inviting with a wood burner-effect electric fire and comfortable armchairs in one cosy corner. In the other, a delightful kitchen area offers ample surface space for rustling up romantic meals for two. Upstairs, the family bedroom is furnished with one double and one single bed, perfect for couples and young families alike. Just mind your head on the sloping ceiling. When the sun is shining, tuck into tasty BBQs in the enclosed garden or take a dip in the shared heated pool in the barn while your equestrian guest grazes happily in the large paddock.

Ideal for walkers, joggers, cyclists and horse riders, a plethora of paths and trails lie on this property’s doorstep. Follow the Offa’s Dyke Path, which passes through eight different counties and connects this area to Hay-on-Wye (29.5 miles) in the north and Abergavenny (3.5 miles) in the south. Nestling in the Usk Valley is the picturesque town of Crickhowell, home to independent shops, ancient inns, arts trails and walking festivals together with fishing and canoeing on the River Usk.

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

  • 1 bedroom - family room with 1 double and 1 single.
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge
  • Laundry room - washing machine and dryer available upon request
  • Wood burner effect electric fire
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden, garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome, please be wary of sheep in surrounding fields
  • One of two onsite cottages, book the neighbouring cottage which sleeps two additional guests
  • Indoor heated exercise swimming pool with a resistance machine (use of the pool is on discussion with the owners and there is no charge available June to end of September)
  • Stabling available
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within 5 miles at Abergavenny, Crickhowell and local villages including Pantygelli
  •  In line with current Welsh Government restrictions, the pool  and laundry room will reopen on 17th May 2021


Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Foster October 2020

Owners were close by and were helpful and friendly. We felt safe and the cottage was clean and well equipped. The surrounding grounds were very pleasant and the view of the hills and mountains was outstanding .

Reviewed by Mr France September 2020

Attractive, well equipped, well positioned (though as often round here, the access lanes are very narrow), excellent views, friendly and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Mrs Murray September 2020

Well equipped, comfortable and full of charm. Brilliant shower!

Reviewed by Mr Thomas August 2020

Really enjoyed our stay here . We wanted to get away from it all and could not have picked a better place . The views are beautiful and the whole area is so peaceful and quiet . The cottage itself was clean and comfortable and is ideally suited for a couple who like nothing more than peace and quiet and appreciate the countryside and all it has to Read moreoffer . Also I would like to thank the owners who are more than willing to help you with anything you need know . Hide

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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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