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Maes-y-berllan Cottage

Felin Fach, Brecon Beacons
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.

Brimming with character, this 17th-century barn provides a cosy bolthole from which to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park. Spend active days exploring the peaks, valleys and waterfalls of the Beacons or browsing the shops and cafes of Brecon (18.5 miles) or Abergavenny (5.5 miles) before returning home to this property for a quiet night in. This dog-friendly property boasts an open fire which is perfect for cosy evenings while the enclosed garden with BBQ is a fantastic space for al fresco meals.

With exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and a sociable open-plan layout, this charming cottage is the perfect base for family holidays. Prepare delicious meals in the large and light farmhouse kitchen, which features a range-style oven and small table for enjoying light meals and snacks. The open-plan lounge/diner is a fantastic space, with a large dining table to seat ten and a cosy seating area complete with wood burner and TV. While one bedroom is conveniently located on the ground floor, the three first-floor bedrooms are brimming with charm and feature exposed beams. Two of the bedrooms boast en-suite facilities, while there is also a bathroom upstairs and separate wet room downstairs. Outside, the enclosed garden is a sunny spot for BBQs and picnics while dogs can roam safely nearby.

Perfectly placed in the midst of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this property is also only 1 mile from the centre of Gilwern. Here you will find a supermarket, pubs, takeaways and cake shop. A little further away is Abergavenny, home to a wide array of shops and amenities. Once you have stocked up on supplies, take on the magnificent Sugar Loaf Mountain (7 miles) or head to Llangorse Lake (14.5 miles) for an action-packed day of water sports, cycling or fishing.

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

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rosie 12th June 2021

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This was our second stay at the cottage and we had another brilliant holiday. The cottage is very welcoming to both humans and dogs and we all felt very at home. The garden is great and you can find the sun virtually all day.

Reviewed by Ella 5th June 2021

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Really lovely secluded cottage with sheep for company in the surrounding fields. Fantastic views and a great place to recharge. So much to do in the local area, definitely dog-friendly, our 4 dogs were completely at home straight away! The cottage has everything you could need and was spotlessly clean

Reviewed by K 8th May 2021

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Wonderful, magic Cottage !!!

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?

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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