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Old Crofftau

Cantref, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
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
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Rustic
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).

  • 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, additional fridge and freezer
  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Carro

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Brian 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Louisa 27th June 2022

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Magnificent location - we loved being able to go on breathtaking walks right from the back gate. Cosy and comfy inside - big squishy sofa and lovely wood burning fire to curl up in front of. Whole house was toasty & warm. Very comfy beds. Perfect for our family reunion of three generations. We enjoyed visiting Hay on Wye and Crickhowell too. Thank Read moreyou Kim & Sue. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 23rd June 2022

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Crofftau is a beautiful, characterful stay which we return to year after year. The location and views are truly second to none with access straight from the door onto the hills. The owners keep the gardens beautifully and you can sit out there and look straight out at the highest and most dramatic Brecon peaks.

Reviewed by C 10th June 2022

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Excellent accommodation and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed sitting in the garden and enjoying a glass of wine while looking at the marvelous views. Chris and Jim 10th. June 2022

Reviewed by Andrea 27th May 2022

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We had a lovely week in Wales. The location is fantastic for walking and its great to have your own personal route from the house to Pen y Fan over Alt Dou. Sue and Kim are lovely hosts and very helpful. The barn is well equipped and a relaxing family space.

Reviewed by Alistair 29th April 2022

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This place is something special and utterly immersed in spectacular scenery and woolly friends! You can step out of the door straight up to the tops of Pen-y-fan and Cribyn. Our hosts could not have been more friendly and there was a delicious victoria sponge awaiting our arrival. The house has bags of character and has been decorated and arranged Read morereally creatively. It was also really well equipped with tonnes of fridge and freezer space. Thank you for a wonderful break! Hide

Reviewed by Jon 22nd April 2022

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What an escape to paradise. The location of the cottage is something to behold, right at the foot of the Brecon Beacons hills, with amazing views and great walks from the doorstep. The hosts, Kim and Sue were so welcoming and friendly and the welcome cake was a great touch. The cottage has so much history and it was a privilege to be able to stay tRead morehere and we cant wait to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by PHILIP 19th March 2022

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Superb location for a peaceful and relaxing family holiday. Welcoming owners. Have booked again for next year.

Reviewed by R.J 11th February 2022

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A delightful home for our winter break, despite torrential rain all week, followed by Storm Eunice!! Kim and Sue came to check that we were ok and they really do care about their guests. It was a pleasure to see them again. You couldn't ask for nicer hosts. Old Crofftau has a special place in the Harris family hearts.

Reviewed by Kirstine 5th November 2021

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An idyllic location for a 50th Birthday weekend. Wonderful walks from just outside the door and much needed peace and tranquillity. Very helpful and friendly owners. We are all looking forward to going back already.

Reviewed by Michael 22nd October 2021

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A beautifully restored and converted building with real character, we loved it. We stayed there during a really stormy period in the autumn, and it was warm and secure, a great place to hunker down. The views are spectacular and the people of lovely, they care.

Reviewed by Julia 1st October 2021

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Our 15th year of staying here - that says it all. We love it - the barn is so homely and relaxing. There's no corner-cutting on quality or quantity of everything we need, from kitchen equipment and fridge/freezer space, to fluffy towels and lovely soap and body lotion. And when not lounging around on comfy sofas in front of the fire we can walk strRead moreaight out in to the magnificent mountains, with so many different walks to do right on our doorstep. We love coming here. Hide

Reviewed by Terry 3rd September 2021

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A lovely cottage in a truly beautiful setting. Our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. We had a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed by Penelope 27th August 2021

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I truly magical place to stay, the owners went to great lengths to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and happy. We are planning to come back

Reviewed by PD 20th August 2021

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We loved this cottage. It had everything we could possibly have needed and the location was perfect for walking with stunning views and friendly owners next door who were very helpful!

Reviewed by Mandie 6th August 2021

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What a beautiful location to stay for a week , the cottage had everything you could think of it was very well equipped from games ,music plenty of glasses and kitchen equipment extra towels and blankets and even a gorgeous sponge cake waiting for us on arrival, kim and sue were fantastic hosts A must is to go to the four waterfalls, climb pen y fanRead more and sit on the diving board on fan y big even the Welsh weather didnt stop us Hide

Reviewed by Brian 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Khalid 4th June 2021

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

Reviewed by Suzanne 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.

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Location

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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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