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Old Factory House

Defynnog, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully restored holiday home for eight overlooking the River Senni
  • With gorgeous views and set in the heart of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Ideal for the Pen y Fan and Cribyn peaks, and the Brecon Beacons National Park Mountain Centre
Property code: BN151

A carefully renovated Welsh house, perfect for a group holiday and set close to the River Senni, with surroundings that are perfect for hill rambling and peak climbing.

Explore the enchanting Brecon Beacons from this four-bedroom stone holiday home, with views over the River Senni. Up to eight people, and two dogs, are welcome at this property, at Defynnog in Mid Wales, which could be perfect for a group holiday. Go hill walking in your surroundings or soak up the scenery from the comfort of the hot tub.

Enter and make your way into the generous lounge to watch TV or a DVD or stoke up the wood burner. When mealtimes beckon, head through into the spacious kitchen, with its electric oven with hob, microwave and fridge, to prepare tasty dishes. Pull a stool up to the breakfast bar to pause over a cup of coffee. Serve up in the dining room where everyone can sit in comfort. Find a WC on the ground floor, together with a utility room, with washing machine and additional fridge/freezer. A double bedroom, with en-suite wet room with WC, is also on this floor. Venture upstairs to the other inviting bedrooms: these include one double with river views; another double, with en-suite shower room with WC, and a bedroom with bunks. The family bathroom, with WC and a bath with shower above, is up here too. Immerse yourself in the setting from the privacy of the beautiful garden. Serve diner on the patio, with its river views, taking care to supervise children. Discover ample parking.

Lace up your walking boots, pack a picnic and follow any number of walks in the area. The more energetic can also venture up the peaks of Pen y Fan or Corn Du. Plan a trip to the Brecon Beacons National Park Mountain Centre, 4 miles away, with its incredible views. Head 2 miles into Sennybridge for a meal out in one of the friendly local pubs.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 doubles and 1 with bunk beds
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 family bathroom, 1 en-suite wet room, 1 en-suite and 1 separate wc
  • Electric oven with hob, extractor fan, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, toaster 
  • Washing machine and additional fridge/freezer in utility room 
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV with Freeview and DVD 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Spacious garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Cot & high chair available
  • Hot tub available
  • Ample parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Storage for bikes
  • Fishing available
  • Village pub less than 0.5 miles away 
  • 2 miles from cafe, pubs, garage, shop and Post Office
  • The garden leads down to a river - children and pets to be supervised at all times 

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Dr Williams September 2020

Highly recommended! Very comfortable and cosy whilst also very spacious. The cottage is fully equipped and had everything we needed. We had a baby with us and a full size cot (with bedding) and a high chair were provided. The hot tub is fabulous as are the grounds, with lots of outdoor space. The owner was lovely and very helpful. We can?t wait to Read morego back and would highly recommend a stay at the Old Factory House! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Ali September 2020

Property it's self was lovely. Clean and spacious.

Reviewed by Mrs Turner September 2020

The cottage was in a nice location. Lots of space and a great hot tub. Beds are rather small, king size would have been better. Lots of parking.

Reviewed by Mrs. Wise July 2020

Very comfortable (despite current restrictions in soft furnishings!) Extremely well equipped. Beautiful location and very friendly & helpful owner. Thank you for a lovely week, finally seeing & enjoying time with our Welsh grandchildren again!

Reviewed by Dr Ash January 2020

The Old Factory House is a treasure. It met our needs perfectly. So many bathrooms, all of which are well fitted (the wet room downstairs was a life saver for our father who uses a wheelchair). They decorated for Christmas, which was so lovely, and they were very responsive to questions/requests, etc. Defynnog is great, and a perfect stepping ofRead moref point for other points of interest. I would ABSOLUTELY return for another visit. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Fryer November 2019

The cottage was amazing. Just like all the others, we have booked through Brecon Cottages. Perfect location for our needs, very well presented and spotlessly clean on arrival. Thank you.

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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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