About Mawr Cottage
These converted barns (Mawr and Bach) are on a very remote farmstead in the Cambrian Mountains near Newbridge on Wye and Builth Wells. This is a wonderful place to walk in real wilderness, to mountain bike or to ride - you are almost guaranteed to hardly meet a soul - with miles and miles of wild Mid Wales countryside. The fabulous Elan Valley with its many picturesque large reservoirs and scenic drives is only a 10 mile drive away. The closest pub is The Red Lion 3 miles at Llanafan-Fawr is excellent. The New Inn at Newbridge on Wye is also good and is happy to accept dogs.
Cottage accommodation -Sleeps 3, 2 bedrooms
The kitchen is well fitted with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, and a fridge. Freezer and washing machine in a nearby laundry room. A comfortable sitting room with good quality sofa bed and chairs, dining area with table and chairs. SKY TV (free channels only), DVD and video.
There are two bedrooms
Bedroom 1: With a double bed
Bedroom 2: With a single bed.
A shower room with handbasin, shower and toilet.
Mawr Cottage is an ultimate get a away from it all - as this holiday cottage is tucked away in a remote valley there is NO mobile reception but the farmhouse telephone can be used in emergencies.
Out and about
Get Active - Mawr cottage offers secure garage storage for mountain bikes and canoes and the shared utility room facility - with a separate wet room - is ideal after muddy adventures.
The Royal Welsh Showground which hosts many events throughout the year from Agricultural shows to Antiques fairs is only a 20 minute drive away.The Wyeside Cinema and Theatre centre offers an interesting choice of evening entertainment whilst the town of Builth Wells offers a choice of unusual independant shops.
Can also be booked with Bach Cottage to sleep a family of 5.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Carolyn
I having just got back could you please pass on our thanks,to the owner the cottage was everything we hoped for and fully intend to book it again next year.
We had a lovely stay at Mawr Cottage thank you - Mary was very welcoming. The cottage was well furbished with excellent facilities (although for just the w/e we didn't need to use the laundry room).The only small issue that would improve the ambiance would be to replace the noisy shower room fan, but I don't know how easy that would be!!! Booking with you, even at the last minute, was very easy and friendly. We would definitely recommend both cottages and your company to others.
I having just got back could you please pass on our thanks, to the owner the cottage was everything we hoped for and fully intend to book it again next year.
We booked Mawr cottage very last minute, for a family Easter break, and we certainly struck gold! The cottage is located on an old remote sheep farm, the surrounding scenery is breath-taking, and it is so quiet. The cottage itself is beautifully appointed, very clean and spacious, the photos do not do it justice at all. It is well equipped with all you want, with plenty of space, a nice open plan living area and good sized bedrooms. The owner was very welcoming, and went out of her way to ensure we had a great stay, which we did, and we would definitely recommend to anyone that wants to escape the rat race.
North of Brecon there are less dramatic - but far prettier - hills, lush valleys and forests. The two main towns in the area are Builth Wells and Llanwrtyd Wells (which claims to be the smallest town in Britain). Both are old spa towns, with a rich history and impressive architecture. We've got a selection of holiday cottages in the towns and in the pretty villages and countryside nearby.
Prices and Availability
2015 Prices (weeks)
- 1 Jan to 12 Feb: £307
- 13 Feb to 19 Feb: £326
- 20 Feb to 26 Mar: £307
- 27 Mar to 9 Apr: £384
- 10 Apr to 21 May: £326
- 22 May to 28 May: £422
- 29 May to 16 Jul: £326
- 17 Jul to 27 Aug: £384
- 28 Aug to 22 Oct: £326
- 23 Oct to 29 Oct: £384
- 30 Oct to 17 Dec: £307
- 18 Dec to 24 Dec: £307
- Christmas: £422
- New Year: £422