With its nearest neighbours almost 1 mile away, this peaceful cottage provides larger or extended families with the perfect secluded getaway in the Brecon Beacons.
This 17th-century Welsh longhouse is set to the west of Brecon Beacons National Park, along an ancient drover’s road. The property enjoys extraordinary panoramic views that extend across to Black Mountain and cover distances of more than 50 miles. Excellent walks can be enjoyed straight from the door, with plenty of wildlife to be seen, including several pairs of red kite that nest nearby. Further afield lies the town of Llandeilo with its independent stores, castle and the Heart of Wales railway line, while the city streets of Swansea are waiting to be explored 25 miles to the south.
The beautifully converted property retains plenty of historical charm, with ancient beams and flagstone floors throughout the ground floor. The entrance hallway provides you with somewhere to hang your coats and walking gear after a long day outside, before moving through to the classic farmhouse kitchen to rustle up anything from a snack to a banquet. Grab a quick bite at the breakfast table or head through to the dining room where a magnificent dining table nestles beneath heavy exposed beams. The sitting room also features old oak beams, as well as a large wood burner set in a stone fireplace – ideal for curling up in front of at the end of the day. You will also find a useful utility room with ample storage, a few steps down from the kitchen, the oldest part of the farmhouse, where a couple of armchairs sit in front of the original bread oven and old kitchen range, creating a cosy nook that’s perfect as a quiet reading corner. Upstairs, three bedrooms await weary heads, with a choice of a king-size room with Black Mountain views, as well as double and twin rooms. The property’s bathroom features both a bath and a walk-in shower, and there is also an additional separate WC.
Of course, you don’t have to stay inside to enjoy the views. French doors lead from the sitting room out onto a patio with garden furniture, where you will also find a BBQ for al fresco dining. The property’s remote location and expansive grounds are also perfect for young explorers and their four-legged friends to burn off the last of their energy before calling it a day.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.