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Mawr Cottage

Llanafan-Fawr, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Working farm
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • A cosy barn conversion located within a remote farmstead, in the beautiful Cambrian Mountains
  • Perfect for walkers looking to escape the hustle and bustle, with endless routes to follow through the surrounding wilderness
  • Close to the fabulous Elan Valley with its many picturesque reservoirs and scenic hikes
Property code: BN237

Delightful, secluded cottage, providing a perfect base for small families or couples looking to explore the mid Wales countryside, with long walks and cycle routes on the doorstep.

Explore mile-upon-mile of sublime countryside from this remote cottage in the heart of Wales. This rural hideaway is one of two converted barns on a working farm, suitable for up to three people and two canine companions. Surrounded by lush green valleys and historic towns, it’s a fantastic base for exploring the area on foot, by paw or on two wheels. And with no Wi-Fi to distract you, you’ll be able to truly switch off here.

The cottage is a welcome sight after you return from exciting days out. Throw off dirty boots and wipe down muddy paws in the shared laundry room before preparing a quick snack in the cottage-style kitchen. It has everything you need to whip up tasty meals and nibbles made with local Welsh produce. On a warm evening, it’s nice to dine alfresco on the patio as you take in the wonderful views across the valley. From the kitchen, take a couple of steps up to the lounge, where you can unwind with a film or magazine. A couple more steps lead up to the two bedrooms – a double and a single. You’ll be out like a light with all that fresh Welsh air and good food.

The charming market town of Builth Wells is 10 miles from the property. It has some lovely shops and places to eat, as well as delightful walks along the River Wye. Wildlife enthusiasts can watch red kites feeding at Gigrin Farm (12.5 miles), while the Elan Valley (14 miles) is a must-see, with its many dams, reservoirs and abundance of wildlife. It’s also great for stargazing as it has some of the clearest night skies in the UK.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave and fridge
  • Shared laundry room with freezer and washing machine
  • TV with SkyTV, DVD and video
  • Wi-Fi not included – there is no mobile reception at the cottage, however there is a telephone in the farmhouse for emergencies
  • Outside patio space
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome but sheep all around – please be aware, especially during lambing season
  • Nearest pub 3 miles
  • Complex of two properties
  • Secure garage storage for bikes and canoes in shared utility room, with separate wet room

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Barber September 2020

The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable with COVID precautions in place. It was well provided with all necessities and everything worked. Difficult to suggest areas that could be improved but a tea cosy would be nice. The laminated information pages were excellent but they would be even better in a ring binder. If the front of the farRead moremhouse could be tidied up it would improve the first impression for new arrivals. Thinning out the hazel and hedgerow at the back of the cottage would allow more sunlight onto the patio. Nearest pub the Red Lion is closed, but the Trout Inn at Beulah is very good. Hide

Reviewed by Mr. Weare September 2020

We took Mawr and Bach cottages together for our family which worked brilliantly. Both cottages are very well equipped and were spotlessly clean throughout. The welcome goodies were well very welcome and a lovely touch. This area is so quiet and beautiful and the walks were breathtaking. We will definitely be revisiting some time soon.


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.

1 more property at this location

Bach Cottage - Llanafan Fawr

Bach Cottage - Llanafan Fawr

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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

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