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Old Crofftau

Cantref, Mid Wales
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
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.

Framed by a backdrop of mountains, sweeping hills, and wooded valleys, this converted farmhouse is an ideal choice for families and groups keen to escape the daily grind. Handily located in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, you could soon be exploring miles of scenic trails and scaling the peaks of Cribyn and Pen-y-Fan on foot, by bike, or even on horseback. Cantref Adventure Farm is a short 1-mile drive away, offering an exciting family day out for guests of all ages. Brecon is easily reached within 3.5 miles, known for its cathedral, museum, and eateries.

Beneath the climbing wisteria of the impressive exterior is a long galleried room that forms the main living space in the eaves of the house. It is a masterpiece of wooden beams, exposed stone, and antique furniture, made all the more special by a roaring wood burner and a 60's Wurlitzer jukebox. Bright tiling and traditional accessories bring the farmhouse-style kitchen area to life, providing everything you need to prepare meals including a larder fridge, a large double oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, waste disposal unit and additional fridge/freezer. A small staircase leads to the first of the bedrooms; one elegant king-size room and one double, both with en-suite shower rooms. A flight of winding oak stairs leads downstairs to a large hallway with cosy seating, where you will also find the family bathroom and two further bedrooms; both king-size. There is also a further WC and a useful utility room on this level with laundry facilities and another fridge/freezer.

Below the house is a picturesque lawned garden with flowering shrubs, a BBQ, and garden furniture. Safely enclosed and well-positioned to catch the sun, it is an ideal spot for leisurely afternoons sipping tall drinks and sizzling up something special on the BBQ.


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

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 king-size, 1 double
  • 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms with bath, shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Larder fridge, a large double oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, waste disposal unit and additional fridge/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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

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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