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Parc House

Ystradgynlais, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightfully perched on the banks of the River Tawe
  • The perfect place to stay to combine a seaside and mountain holiday
  • Ample space for a group holiday, a couples’ get-together or a family reunion
Property code: BN273

The perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the mountains, lakes and steeply wooded gorges of the southern Brecon Beacons, enjoy the sounds of the river at this charming stone cottage.

Beautifully set on the bank of the River Tawe, this spacious stone cottage is perfect for a relaxing family getaway in South Wales. Located near the pretty town of Ystradgynlais, this is the ideal base for those looking to explore the southern Brecon Beacons, with miles of stunning landscapes to traverse on foot or by bike. The vibrant city of Swansea is just 15 miles away for those who want to try out some great eateries and do a spot of shopping, and the coast is only slightly further away.

Enter into this delightful holiday cottage, which has been renovated with great attention to detail. Prepare delicious family meals in the spacious kitchen with lovely country-living accents such as a Belfast sink. Start the morning with a cup of coffee in the adjacent sunroom. A handy utility room provides additional space to take care of laundry and house muddy boots. Enjoy dining at the farmhouse table, before heading through to the living room where you can unwind after a day in the countryside with a film on the TV or a family board game as the wood burner keeps you cosy. Upstairs you’ll find four lovingly decorated bedrooms, some enjoying tranquil views of the river, with a family bathroom to complete the accommodation. Outside, admire the rushing unenclosed river from the garden bench on the lawn.

There are plenty of lovely walks from your doorstep, such as up the road to the Diamond Park, or to the Wen Plemys Nature Reserve. Travel into the Brecon Beacons for more challenging picturesque walks, such as in Waterfall Country, with waterfalls, gorges and caves dotted along the River Hepste. Take the day out to visit Swansea and relax on the golden sands along Swansea Bay.

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

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 super king-size, 1 king-size, 2 singles
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom (shower over the bath), 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and a small freezer.
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large, unenclosed riverside garden with picnic table
  • Off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 small dogs by arrangement
  • Storage for bikes
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • Not suitable for children under the age of 12 due to the close proximity of the river
  • The river is in close proximity to the property and is not fenced off. It can rise very quickly and become extremely fast flowing - care must be taken at all times with guests and pets
  • Fishing for Trout & Salmon - licence and permits from Wye & Usk Foundation

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by S 11th June 2021

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The location of the cottage was fantastic - we felt like we were in the countryside yet still in town - banks of the river on a sunny day is hard to beat! It was quite quiet, access to walks on doorstep. We had a comfortable stay, it was clean and warm/dry. Little smaller in bedrooms than anticipated but did not detract at all. Do take a caffetier Read moreif you don't drink instant coffee- otherwise, good selection of equipment. Def recommend for time out! Hide

Reviewed by Anne-Marie 28th May 2021

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We enjoyed a wonderful week at Parc House. It is in a lovely setting by the river with trees all around so very private, and with beautiful views from the house. We are a family group of 6 adults and there was plenty of room for us all. The beds were all very comfortable and the decor is lovely. Its a great location for walks all around the Brecon Read moreBeacons, and well worth the longer drive out to the Gower coast, especially Rhossili and Worms Head. All-in-all a really lovely place to stay! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 21st May 2021

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Beautiful location for the Waterfall country , Brecon Beacons and the Gower peninsula ! Facilities in the house great , bead sooo comfortable . The only downside was the weather , but if you come prepared it doesnt stop you doing anything

Reviewed by Mrs Rees July 2020

Everything you need for a great holiday. Very clean and comfortable. Lovely location on the riverbank. Every detail has been thought about. Plenty of space for 6 people and a dog. Would love to stay here again.

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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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