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Old Orchard Bungalow

Scethrog, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
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

  • Perfect for families, a group of friends or a couples’ holiday
  • Within walking distance of Llangorse Lake and its numerous outdoor activities
  • Spectacular views across the valley by day, and at night marvel at the starry sky
Property code: BN269

Wonderfully secluded yet within an easy 10-minute drive to the vibrant market town of Brecon, enjoy dark skies at night and days exploring on foot, bike or horseback from this comfortable bungalow.

Located in the hamlet of Scethrog, this the perfect place for a peaceful holiday close to the village of Talybont, with its four pubs, shop & post office, and coffee shop. Active families will love the outdoor activities available at the Llangorse Activity Centre with its climbing wall and Cantref Adventure Farm, both with pony trekking centres. The Henry Vaughan Walk along The Brinoyre Tram Road takes you on a gentle stroll through the scenic Talybont valley, or climb a number of footpaths up to the Beacons. Hire a kayak on the Brecon and Monmouth Canal Canal or walk along the River Wye and the River Usk. With Crickhowell and Brecon both within 9 miles boasting cafes, pubs, restaurants and independent shops, there is something for everyone.

Comfortable and beautifully decorated, the neutral palette is punctuated with bright paintings and patterned furnishings creating a warm and welcoming holiday cottage. The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher and a fridge. Make mealtimes a sociable occasion and gather around the dining table that seats six people. The utility room off the kitchen has a door out to the garden, and has a washing machine, freezer and a useful sink. There is also a downstairs cloakroom with toilet and wash basin. The cosy sitting room has a sofa and chairs around the wood burner, On warm days, open the French doors to the patio and garden to enjoy the glorious views. Settle down for the evening and watch a film on smart TV. The master bedroom has a super king-size bed (which can be converted to two singles), and an en-suite shower room. A further bedroom has a small double bed, whilst the third has twin beds. The family bathroom has a bath and a separate shower.

Outside, a pretty patio surrounds the house, with outdoor furniture perfect for al fresco dining. The well-kept garden and lawn is enclosed and has well established shrubs and trees, beautiful herbaceous flower borders and an area seeded with native wildflowers to promote wildlife and pollination. There is off-road parking, and a shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles away.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super king-size (can be made into two single beds), 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 separate WC
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher and a fridge
  • Utility room - washing machine, freezer and a useful sink
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Highchair and travel cot avaliable
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio space
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Storage for bikes etc
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss Plimley October 2020

Wonderful facilities, space to spread out and view.

Reviewed by Mr Huelin February 2020

We had a lovely stay at Old Orchard. The cottage was well located, equipped and cosy and comfortable for our stay. We got the chance to explore the surrounding countryside and go on walks from the cottage. A lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Mrs Gales January 2020

Wonderful peaceful location which is what we wanted. Great kitchen which we needed for Christmas week. Plenty of space and really comfy high quality beds. Well equipped generally and also fantastic views across the valley. Convenient for Brecon but still getting away from it all. Really enjoyed our stay.

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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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