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Ivy Cottage - Libanus

Libanus, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
5 more

At a glance

  • Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, less than 8 miles from the towering Pen-y-Fan
  • Perfect for group parties this cottage sleeps five but can be booked with neighbouring properties to accommodate up to 40 of you for lively days and nights
  • The enclosed lawn invites younger and four-legged guests to play safely.
Property code: BN203

Steeped in history this cottage was built in the 19th century and maintains its rustic charm with many original features including exposed beams. Escape to the mountains from footpaths that twist and turn close to your door.

Located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this 19th-century cottage is a great base for adventure-filled family holidays. One of four properties which can be booked together, it boasts charm and space both inside and out, with a cosy wood burner in the spacious lounge and large enclosed paddock providing a safe space for dogs and children. Explore the national park on foot, bicycle or horseback, or take to the water on Llangorse Lake before returning for a hearty meal in the village pub.

Brimming with charm, this period property has been tastefully modernised while retaining plenty of original features including exposed beams, wooden flooring, original windows and a charming fireplace. The kitchen is light and airy with plenty of workspace and a central dining table. At the end of a busy day, fire up the wood burner in the lounge and settle in for a cosy evening of TV, film or games with the family while your canine companion dozes happily beside the fire. When it's time for bed, climb the stairs to reach the family bedroom and the twin room, as well as a family bathroom. In the morning, step outside to dine alfresco in the garden or run around with the dog in the enclosed paddock.

Keen walkers should head straight for Pen y Fan (5.5 miles), the highest mountain in southern Britain, which rewards its climbers with breathtaking panoramic views. Meanwhile, water sports enthusiasts will enjoy a day on Llangorse Lake (11.5 miles), where waterskiing, kayaking, boating and windsurfing can all be enjoyed. Browse the independent shops, cafes and restaurants of the bustling market town of Brecon (5.5 miles) or pop to the local pub at Libanus (1 mile) for a restorative bite to eat after an energetic day.

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

  • 2 bedrooms 1 family room with a double and a single, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - shower over the bath with WC
  • Gas oven, Belfast sink, washing machine, fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner, logs included, kindling not included
  • Storage heaters
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fenced paddock, garden, garden furniture, rotary washing line
  • Ample parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Sits on a complex with two other cottages and the nearby farmhouse, book together to sleep up to 40 guests, catering can be offered on discussion
  • Shop and restaurant 5 miles away in Sennybridge, restaurants 2 miles away in Tai’r Bull


Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Williams August 2020

Could have done with a freestanding towel rail in the bedrooms as nowhere to hand damp towels. A charming cottage which I think would benefit from a few antique touches in keeping with the property. That said I?d book it again.

Reviewed by Ms Jervis January 2020

Lovely homely cottage


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.

3 more properties at this location

Charlottes Cottage

Charlottes Cottage

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3

£532 - £787

Forest Lodge Farmhouse

Forest Lodge Farmhouse

Sleeps: 24 | Bedrooms: 6

£1,859 - £2,611

Fern Cottage - Libanus

Fern Cottage - Libanus

Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 2

£452 - £729

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

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