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Old Crofftau

Cantref, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star ratingVE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charmingly quirky property with rustic original features and classic furniture
  • Atmospheric wood burner for cosy evenings
  • Set in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside
Property code: BN107

A unique and stylish property laid out in a reverse-level style, characterised by roaring fires, wooden beams, and awe-inspiring views of the mountains beyond.

For peace and serenity, it’s hard to beat this converted farmhouse set against a picture-perfect backdrop of mountain peaks, wooded valleys and lush green hills. It’s a great choice for families and groups of friends who love spending time outdoors. As it lies in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, there are miles of scenic trails waiting to be explored, either on foot, by bike or even on horseback. On cosy nights in, the roaring wood burner and 60s Wurlitzer jukebox make this cottage feel extra special.

A long galleried room in the eaves of the house provides the main living area, where you can spend time relaxing and savouring homecooked suppers prepared in the farmhouse-style kitchen. Wooden beams, exposed stonework and antique furniture make the space feel reassuringly traditional and homely. A small staircase leads to two of the bedrooms, which both have en-suite shower rooms. Another set of stairs leads down to a large hallway with cosy seating and a collection of books. You’ll also find a family bathroom and two further bedrooms, both king-size. Outside, the enclosed lawned garden is a safe space for children and dogs to play in. On a sunny day, top up your vitamin D levels and sizzle up a grilled family feast on the BBQ.

The pretty market town of Brecon lies within 4 miles of the property. Here you can go for a stroll along the canal towpath or challenge yourself by completing part of the Taff Trail, which stretches 55 miles along the River Taff to Cardiff Bay. Families can go pony trekking and enjoy outdoor pursuits at Cantref Adventure Farm (2 miles), or there’s rowing, paddleboarding and kayaking on Llangorse Lake (11 miles).

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 king-size, 1 double
  • 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and WC, plus downstairs 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC plus1 separate WC
  • Larder fridge, a large electric double oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, waste disposal unit
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner – logs provided
  • TV, DVD, CD and 60's Wurlitzer jukebox
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with BBQ and furniture
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 pets welcome
  • Pub and shop within 3.5 miles
  • Pets welcome but to be kept under strict control due to grazing livestock

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Khalid 4th June 2021

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Wonderful host. Perfect place for a retreat. A++++++

Reviewed by S 16th April 2021

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This cottage is amazing and has so much character. The owners are very welcoming and were on hand whenever we needed them, but also gave us our own space. The surroundings are spectacular, especially with all of the lambs when we visited in April. We are already planning our next visit.

Reviewed by Mrs Atkins October 2020

Plenty of room for everyone and very comfortable beds. Good quality soaps and large fluffy towels.

Reviewed by Dr Twigg September 2020

The most fabulous location if you love hiking and peace and quiet. Didn't use car between arrival and departure. Well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by Miss Taylor March 2020

I would take up permanent residence if I could! The owners, Kim and Sue, were so hospitable and welcoming. Sue made a wonderful Victoria sponge and also Welsh cakes! It felt like home from home. Everything you need is there. We have all said we will go back again. And sooner rather than later.

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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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