Central village location 2 minutes walk to village pub
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Llys Faen

Llyswen, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quaint 18th-century barn conversion within easy reach of the Wye Valley Walk and Brecon Beacons
  • Perfectly placed for exploring Hay-on-Wye, the literary ‘town of books’
  • Sit back and relax in your very own indoor hot tub
Property code: BN225

Dating back to 1832, this converted stone barn by the banks of the River Wye offers bags of traditional character, with an unexpected modern twist

Close to the banks of the River Wye, this charming property is ideal for celebrating special occasions and taking scenic walks across the spectacular Mid Wales countryside. Bursting with period features such as ancient oak beams yet beautifully finished with contemporary details such as underfloor heating and a fantastic indoor hot tub, it is a lavish treat for families of up to eight guests.

Inside, the open-plan living space offers cosy interiors and a delightful wood burner for chilly evenings. Snuggle up on the sofas with mugs of hot chocolate and delicious treats to watch films, or challenge your loved ones to a few board games. Your resident chef can whip up fabulous feasts in the farmhouse-style kitchen, so all you’ll have to worry about is opening the wine ready for meals around the table. Sliding doors lead out to a small courtyard that’s ideal for al fresco drinks, and there’s a useful downstairs utility room and shower room. You’ll feel like a celebrity soaking in your private hot tub in the spa room, which is a luxurious extra touch for your stay! At bedtime, climb the wooden staircase to find four elegant bedrooms; a master king-size with an en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom, and a king-size room that interlinks with a smaller room containing one small and one standard single bed. Completing the property is a family bathroom with a shower-over-the-bath.

Studded within the sleepy village of Llyswen, you’ll be well placed for adventures along the meandering river such as fishing and canoeing. A short 8-mile drive will bring you to Hay-on-Wye, a location best known for its array of bookshops and pretty eateries and Brecon (9.5 miles) has artisan shops and friendly pubs as well as access to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal for picturesque strolls.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 2 twin (1 twin room has 1 standard single and 1 small 2’6” single bed)
  • Please note the second king-size room has an interconnecting door to the twin room with one standard single and one small 2' 6'' single
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower, 1 with bath and hand-held shower, 1 with shower
  • Range electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Wood burner with logs provided
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Good mobile reception
  • Enclosed patio area
  • Hot tub
  • High chair and cot available on request
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Storage for bikes
  • Fishing nearby
  • 8 miles to Hay-on-Wye; 10 miles to Brecon; 12 miles to Builth Wells
  • Pubs and shops within walking distance, 2 pubs in village, shop/garage, cafe
  • Off road parking
  • Walks from the door

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Chouglay October 2020

Beautiful comfortable cottage. Loved the hot tub, especially as it was indoors, so could be used at any time/any weather.

Reviewed by Mrs Parkinson October 2020

Exceptional finish to cottage.Great care has been taken in the renovation of a barn to accommodate modern day living. Central to the village, amenities within 5 minutes stroll and easy access to transport routes for mid Wales. It is adjacent to an A route which was a little noisy and busy during weekdays....so plan a full agenda of sightseeing.

Reviewed by Mr Mountford September 2020

Great accommodation - everything is fantastic.

Reviewed by Mrs Holiday August 2020

Llys Faen was a beautiful converted barn equipped with everything we needed for our holiday. There were four adults and four children in our party and there was plenty of room and seating for all of us. Liz and Steve were friendly and welcoming and on hand to offer advice when we needed it. Thank you for a wonderful week!

Reviewed by Mr Kujawski August 2020

Really nice cottage finished to a very high standard. Great hot tub. Owners were very friendly and made every effort for us to have a relaxing stay. Additional covid cleaning measures meant that we had a slightly earlier departure than normal which was a shame but hardly the owners' fault. Will definitely be back for another visit.

Reviewed by Miss Gowling November 2019

Wow this cottage is stunning ! The pictures looked lovely on the website and it was even more beautiful when we got there in person, it was spotless, warm and cosy and had everything we needed. The owner Liz was so welcoming and friendly we will definitely be returning, i cant recommendations this cottage enough, we had an amazing time.

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Central village location 2 minutes walk to village pub
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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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