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Maes-y-berllan Cottage

Felin Fach, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 2 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 4
2 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A period gem within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons and Welsh borderlands
  • Step away from the modern world with a back-to-basics rural retreat
  • South-facing garden is the perfect spot for sun seekers
Property code: BN230

This secluded 17th-century stone cottage is the ideal rural retreat for larger or extended families looking for a peaceful break within striking distance of the Brecon Beacons.

Originally built for the family who worked the local copper mine, this pretty property is found down a private lane, among fields, with only birds and sheep to disturb you. However, despite it’s remote location, the village of Felinfach is only 1 mile down the lane, with a local pub and celebrated gastro-pub. Walks lead from the door into the surrounding countryside, but for something a little more challenging, Brecon is just 5 miles away, providing you with a gateway to miles of great walks and cycling through the Brecon Beacons. Alternatively, a gentler experience can be found in the literary town of Hay-on-Wye, 12 miles east, where you can explore the quaint streets of this historic ‘town of books’.

Stepping into this period property is like stepping back in time, with many of the original features still on show. Heavy wood beams and exposed stonework give a real sense of the building’s history, augmented by a large inglenook fireplace housing an open wood burner in the sitting room, and an old-fashioned range and bread oven that is still used as a fireplace in the kitchen. On cooler days the warmth from these fires creates a truly cosy atmosphere, inviting you to curl up on the sofas in front of your favourite movie or TV show. At the end of the day, a steep flight of wooden stairs takes you up to the property’s two bedrooms. The first is a small double, and the second is a family bedroom with a double and two single beds. The bathroom is also found on the first floor, and offers both a bath and a shower.

While sitting in front of the fire is a joy on chilly days, when the sun’s shining you will want to head outside and enjoy the large, walled, grassy garden. The garden furniture and BBQ allow you to dine outside , enjoying the very last of the sun’s rays before tuning in for the night. Parking for two cards available in front of the gate.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 family room (double and 2 singles)
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • Electric storage heaters with evening boost facility
  • Electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge
  • Washing machine in airing cupboard
  • Tumble dryer and freezer in shed
  • Wood burner – wood included
  • TV, DVD
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Enclosed garden with BBQ and furniture
  • 4 dogs welcome
  • Dogs to be kept downstairs
  • Steep wooden stairs to first floor
  • 1 mile to pubs at Felinfach; 3.5 miles to shops at Bronllys; 5 miles to Brecon; 12 miles to Hay-on-Wye
  • Parking for 2 cars available
  • Please note slight head height restrictions in bedrooms

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Andrew October 2020

Very cosy and nicely remote in lovely surroundings. Well equipped with everything you may need. Very quiet and you can see Pen Y Fan and Corm Du from the garden on a clear day. The log burner and stack of logs makes it super on a dark evening.

Reviewed by Mrs Webb September 2020

Lovely quirky cottage, in a great rural location, but without being too remote - The cottage had everything we needed and was just what we were looking for as a base for mountain biking and walking in the Brecons.

Reviewed by Mr Gaynor August 2020

location is fab .views are excellent

Reviewed by Miss Coles August 2020

Great price for the space and views and location etc.

Reviewed by Mr Cripps March 2020

Great service, great stay

Reviewed by Mr Butcher November 2019

Lovely cottage, wish we could have stayed longer.

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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?

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