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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
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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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
  • In line with current Welsh Government restrictions shared facilities will not be available.
     

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by SARAH 6th August 2021

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We had a wonderful family holiday at Mawr Cottage. The location is beautiful, quiet, perfect for getting away from the daily hustle and bustle, including a break from the digital world as there is no phone or wifi signal. There are great walks and places to cycle nearby. We enjoyed visiting the Elan valley, Gilfach nature reserve and the towns of BRead moreuilth Wells and Llandrindod Wells. Both towns had good parks for our six year old son and places to walk our dog. We'll definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 30th July 2021

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This is a lovely cottage with a lot of space for three people. It is well equipped and in a remote beautiful location, with great views of the Cambrian mountains. The host was very good. The nearby areas are also lovely included the Eden Valley dams and reservoirs, and Llandridrod Wells and Rhayader

Reviewed by Anupama 10th July 2021

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the cottage was perfect - very clean. I loved the location - quiet and peaceful. Mary was very kind - left us a lovely cake.

Reviewed by Darren 2nd July 2021

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Nice place ..quiet remote..be prepared to do some travelling if you want to see some sites but if your happy just relaxing and reading then its all good the owner made us a nice cake and provided us with towels ...bed was comfy would of been nice with a few dvd s but general it was good value for money

Reviewed by Margaret 11th June 2021

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A very relaxing place to stay in beautiful countryside.

Reviewed by Linda 26th April 2021

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Loved the sheep and lambs.

Reviewed by Janice 18th April 2021

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We had a short break at Cottage Mawr, we were met by Mary the owner of the cottage who gave us a warm welcome. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped for the duration of the holiday.. The cottage was ideally located for nearby attractions. We had a supply of essential item which were left in the cottage and to top it off was a freshly mRead moreade victoria sandwich which was delicious. Hide

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.

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Location

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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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