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Onnen Fawr Farmhouse

Crai, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious traditional four-bedroom farmhouse set in the beautiful Crai Valley
  • Enjoy family meals around the large farmhouse table
  • Soak under the stars in your private hot tub
Property code: BN267

A quintessential farmhouse set in large gardens, with wood burner and original features, in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Enjoying a wonderful rural location and set against a backdrop of rolling hills and open fields, this lovely four-bedroom farmhouse is the ideal destination for families and friends seeking a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. Situated on the edge of the sleepy village of Crai, there are walks straight from the front door through the scenic landscape of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Lace up your walking boots for a hike up the highest peak in South Wales, Pen y Fan (12 miles), the tallest peak in South Wales. Well worth a visit is the historic town of Brecon (12 miles). The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs through the town for peaceful walks along the towpath and boat hire is available for a scenic trip along the town. Llangorse Lake (18 miles) offers a choice of activities including kayak and rowboat hire, rock climbing and zip line course. Not to be missed are The National Show Caves of Wales (8 miles) where you can explore the magnificent Cathedral Cave and chilling Bone Cave.

This fabulous farmhouse, one of a complex of properties at this location, is surrounded by its own private garden and enjoys uninterrupted views across open countryside. Pull up onto the driveway and follow the path around to the front door. The spacious kitchen is truly the heart of this home, with exposed beams, tiled floor and original low windows. Gather together around the large, traditional farmhouse table to share meals and discuss the highlights of the day. The kitchen has everything you could need, including the blue oil-fired AGA stove, electric cooker and five-ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Beside the back door is a handy utility room with a washing machine and a downstairs WC. There are two comfortable reception rooms within the property. The main living room is a welcoming room for relaxation and spending time together. Sink into the sofas or put your feet up in the reclining chairs after a long day walking in the hills and relax in the gentle heat of the wood burner set into the large stone fireplace. The second living room boasts exposed ceiling beams, a sofa bed and the original ornamental fireplace (not in use). Mix up a cocktail at the drinks bar and enjoy lively conversation late into the night. Both living rooms have TVs. Take the stairs to the first floor where you will find the four comfortable bedrooms. There are two king-size bedrooms and two double bedrooms, all with ample storage. The spacious family bathroom has a bath and separate shower and there is an additional shower room on this floor.

Venturing outside to the pretty garden, spread out your blanket for a picnic lunch on the expansive lawn taking in the views of the surrounding hills. After a long walk in the Brecon Beacons, soak your limbs in the private hot tub. There is private parking beside the property.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 2 double
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, WC and separate shower, 1 shower room with WC, 1 additional WC in cloakroom
  • Oil-fired AGA, electric cooker and five-ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Oil central heating
  • Wood burner
  • Cot & highchair available
  • TV in both reception rooms, DVD in main living room
  • Wi-Fi included (variable signal)
  • No mobile reception
  • Garden with patio area
  • Private hot tub (owners reserve the right to shut down the hot tub at any time for essential maintenance)
  • Parking available
  • Regret no pets
  • Fishing available by arrangement
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Dr Nance August 2020

This was a fabulous farmhouse for up to 8 occupants - beautifully renovated and, although we were lucky enough to have lovely weather, the house was capable of being warm and cosy with very good heating and a wood-burning fire, if needed. The well-tended flower-beds were a joy to relax near, as well as the generous lawn below - (perfect for games) Read moreand, of course, the hot-tub which contributed to one particularly magical night where the view of the comet, shooting stars and the milky way was awesome.The farmhouse is in a perfect, quiet valley - no busy road nearby and there are plenty of walks around the property. The owners were thoughtful and attentive. We had one of our most enjoyable holidays here and we recommend Onnen Fawr wholeheartedly. Hide

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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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