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Orchard Cottage - Bwlch

Bwlch, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully renovated gardener’s cottage in the grounds of a country house
  • Surrounded by farmland just waiting to be explored
  • A romantic hideaway for two within walking distance of the little village of Bwlch
Property code: BN270

An idyllic retreat for two, relax in stylish yet welcoming interiors with glorious views across The Usk Valley after a day walking, hiking and biking in the surrounding mountains, meadows and woodlands.

Walk, cycle and adventure your way around the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park before coming back to cosy up in style at this welcoming abode. Brimming with rustic charm and warmth, call this dwelling home for a while and make the most of the lovely terrace area and the roaring wood burner in the traditional lounge. Perfect for a romantic retreat, explore by day and cosy up at night.

Once a gardener’s cottage, this property has a secluded feel and is full of rustic character. Traditional beams, exposed stonework and elegant interiors create a warm, welcoming ambience which flows throughout. Throw together meals in the bright airy kitchen where you can plate up at the table or dine alfresco in the pretty garden. If it’s too cold for evenings outside, step up and sink into the snug sofa in the lounge where the wood burner will keep you warm. The separate laundry room is great for storing muddy boots and coats after days in the great outdoors and means you can wash clothes with ease. Climb stairs to the bedroom where exposed beams and stone add character and you can drift off in peace. A granary door leads straight into the garden so you can rise and shine and fill your lungs with fresh air to start the day.

Boasting views across the Usk and Talybont Valleys, throw on your hiking boots and get ready to go. Less than 2 miles from your door are a handful of welcoming pubs and coffee shops where you can stop off for a bite to eat after wandering by the rivers, the canal, and the nearby waterfalls in Talybont-on-Usk. Further afield, the largest natural lake in South Wales, Llangorse, is 6 miles away, and the highest peak in South Wales, Pen y Fan, is 13.5 miles away.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom - 1 en-suite (shower over bath)
  • Electric cooker and hob, a microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room - washing machine and a tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Storage for bikes
  • Leisure facilities
  • Regret no children, babes in arms only
  • Babes in arms welcome - guest must bring travel cot
  • Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 2 miles
  • Visitors are welcome to walk around the grounds

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diane 6th November 2021

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The cottage is up a private road and extremely peaceful. It is very well equipped with high quality furnishings. Plenty of walks from the cottage. The next towns of Crickhowell and Brecon are worth visiting. Good walks along the canal at Talybont on Usk. We met the owners and the gentleman who was helping out with the land maintenance and they wereRead more very polite and welcoming with plenty of recommendations. Diane & Jimmy Hide

Reviewed by Richard 30th October 2021

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I would highly recommend this cottage

Reviewed by Kevin 8th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a great location for exploring with some good pub/restaurants a short drive away. Emma & John made us feel very welcome and couldn't have done more, and Archie the Spaniel would always come back for one more throw of his ball

Reviewed by Andrew 3rd October 2021

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Great cottage, well equipped and in an excellent location. Exactly as described.

Reviewed by Neville 3rd September 2021

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Orchard cottage was beautiful and very tastefully decorated. It was as good as it appears in the photos! It had everything you could need for a weeks holiday. Emma and John were very friendly and helpful, providing excellent advice on local attractions. We were also provided with fresh eggs, plums and a bottle of homemade apple juice, which were alRead morel very much appreciated. I have already recommended the property to friends and family. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 4th July 2021

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Such a lovely character cottage with excellent facilities and stunning views. Beautiful walks from the doorstep and great choice of pubs within walking distance. Lovely friendly hosts and the welcome eggs and apple juice were very much appreciated. Highly recommend and cannot wait to return.

Reviewed by Andy 25th June 2021

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Amazing cottage. So clean and comfortable. The owners were very friendly. Lovely walks from the door, good location for getting around. Perfect, highly recommended.

Reviewed by D J 18th June 2021

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Everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Quiet, cosy cottage ideally situated for exploring the Brecon Beacons and surrounding area. This was our second stay and we would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by dawn 11th June 2021

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Superbly equipped and furnished cottage. Fantastic location, heavenly views, fresh eggs and apple juice from the farm was a lovely touch, will certainly return.

Reviewed by Kim 31st May 2021

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Beautiful location, has everything in the cottage you could want and all of really good quality. Plenty to do in the area, but perfect for just chilling quietly as well.

Reviewed by Jenny 11th May 2021

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The cottage was perfect and we were made to feel very welcome. It is in a beautiful setting and is to be highly recommended.

Reviewed by Maureen 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by G H 23rd April 2021

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very well maintained property in an ideal location

Reviewed by Mrs Hicks October 2020

Just as described. Very clean and pretty cottage.

Reviewed by Mrs McDonald September 2020

A delightful, well-equipped cottage in a great location just off the main A40. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating.

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Location

Map
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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