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Relax and enjoy a pot of tea in the enclosed garden
A cosy bolt hole for couples
Warming wood burner for those chillier evenings
Pen Y Fan Hideaway on the left
Home comforts and gadgets
Comfortable squishy sofa
Lovely welcoming decor throughout
A simple and well-equipped kitchen
Decorative features
And when the day is done, climb the stairs to the bedrooms...
Lovely upstairs landing with lots of natural light
Wake up to stunning mountain views from the double bedroom
Simple touches enhance the room
A simple single with countryside views
A traditional bathroom
Dogs are very welcome too!
View towards the property
The perfect base for both summer and winter breaks
Visit nearby Hay Castle
Enjoy canoeing on the River Usk
Nosey neighbours
Beautiful traditional stone cottages
View from the front
1 / 23  Relax and enjoy a pot of tea in the enclosed garden
2 / 23  A cosy bolt hole for couples
3 / 23  Warming wood burner for those chillier evenings
4 / 23  Pen Y Fan Hideaway on the left
5 / 23  Home comforts and gadgets
6 / 23  Comfortable squishy sofa
7 / 23  Lovely welcoming decor throughout
8 / 23  A simple and well-equipped kitchen
9 / 23  Decorative features
10 / 23  And when the day is done, climb the stairs to the bedrooms...
11 / 23  Lovely upstairs landing with lots of natural light
12 / 23  Wake up to stunning mountain views from the double bedroom
13 / 23  Simple touches enhance the room
14 / 23  A simple single with countryside views
15 / 23  A traditional bathroom
16 / 23  Dogs are very welcome too!
17 / 23  View towards the property
18 / 23  The perfect base for both summer and winter breaks
19 / 23  Visit nearby Hay Castle
20 / 23  Enjoy canoeing on the River Usk
21 / 23  Nosey neighbours
22 / 23  Beautiful traditional stone cottages
23 / 23  View from the front

Pen Y Fan Hideaway

Brecon (5.5mls NE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Traditional cottage with views across to the Pen Y Fan and Welsh mountains
  • Within walking distance of the local village inn
  • The perfect base to explore both the Black mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • A haven for enthusiastic walkers and cyclists with direct access to the countryside
Property code: 58393

Nestled into the rolling countryside between two villages with magnificent views across to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, this cosy retreat is just perfect whatever the time of year.

Situated on a hillside overlooking the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park, this character cottage is perfect for couples and young families. Sleeping up to three guests and an accompanying hound, you’ll soon be exploring the range of footpaths leading from your doorstep. Fill your itinerary with adventures near and far, visiting the bustling market towns of Brecon 6.5 miles away and Hay-on-Wye 10.5 miles away. Return with armloads of local produce and prepare a feast, best enjoyed over a glass of wine outside in the fading sunshine.

Beneath the charming exterior is a comfortable property peppered with cosy details such as character beams, snug furniture and an inviting wood burner crackling in the fireplace. Step into the warmth and settle down to relax, enjoying meals lovingly prepared in the handy kitchen area. Cottage-style stairs lead to the first floor, where you’ll find a bathroom and two bedrooms with views across the horizon. Outside, the pretty garden has a patio and garden furniture for al fresco dining, and there is a BBQ for treat suppers in the summer. Parking is available for one car.

Follow the narrow winding trails to descend the hill, marvelling at the views of Pen y Fan en route. There is a friendly pub at the bottom serving delicious food and local ales, ideal for a pick-me-up after an exhilarating walk! The mountain itself is a challenge for adrenaline enthusiasts 14 miles away, but nestled amongst the foothills 9.5 miles away are the fabulous Nant Sere waterfalls, a great spot to try wild swimming surrounded by ethereal woodland. Change pace and visit Brecon for shopping and sightseeing, visiting the museum to soak up some history and sampling some delicious fare at one of the eateries.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, a fridge with full-size, under-counter freezer and a washing machine
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs included
  • TV
  • Pretty garden and a charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop both 3 miles
  • Please note the Wi-Fi is patchy with a very low download speed (2.1 mbps)
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wim 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Theresa 9th May 2022

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful area, we loved the peace and quiet it was a very relaxing break. Good instructions so very easy to find, enjoyed just sitting watching the many birds that visit the garden, stunning views. Only a short drive to Brecon for any essentials.

Reviewed by Nigel 6th May 2022

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Wonderful cottage with fantastic views. Ideal base for a stay in the Brecons and surrounding area.

Reviewed by Huw 2nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 24th March 2022

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Perfect hideaway for some relaxing days away. Rural location away from any crowds to come back to after a long day of walking and exploring. Simple arrival and departure procedures. An all round great place to stay.

Reviewed by Ben 4th March 2022

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Great little hideaway cottage, that once the fire is on felt very cosy. There was no space to hang any clothes other than some coat hooks in an already small accommodation. Great location to access the Beacons and the Black Mountains. Would suit a couple very well.

Reviewed by Lauren 27th February 2022

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We really loved the cottage as did our 2 dogs. Lovely quiet ,pretty location and views. Very clean throughout and we really liked the decor. The kitchen was well-equipped. Great TV and the Nespresso machine was a nice touch. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Sally 5th February 2022

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Love the cottage and location. Have already booked to go back. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jocelyn 27th November 2021

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Well-equipped and nicely furnished cottage in a lovely peaceful location, ideally placed for exploring this beautiful countryside

Reviewed by Peter 23rd November 2021

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Reviewed by Danielle 5th November 2021

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Lovely little cottage near the brecon beacons. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our two dogs as there are some great places to walk within a 20 minute drive of the property. The cottage is perfect for relaxing with a wood burning stove (wood supplied) and comfy seating. The downside is the WiFi is incredibly unreliable, hard to stay connected, not Read morepossible to use for work purposes. Lack of a microwave and blinds on bedrooms skylights were also an issue for us personally. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 29th October 2021

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Beautiful location. Lovely views from the garden. Cottage nicely decorated in keeping with its age and location. Bed very comfortable. But: TV tiny and old, no HDMI socket but a scart socket. WiFi far too weak to be of any use. There is 4G coverage but even that can drop out. No microwave.

Reviewed by Rayne 23rd October 2021

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Beautiful cottage out in the quiet countryside perfectly situated for the variety of outdoor adventures in the area. All amenities on hand. Shower was amazing! Rooms comfortable and offered beautiful views. Lovely cosy and warm, with a log burning stove that was a perfect addition to the evening relaxation after hikes and horse riding. Faultless. TRead morehank you for a fantastic break away. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 20th October 2021

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Situated in a pleasantly peaceful spot, surrounded by fields. Rooms are cosy and equipped with all the essentials. Bedrooms could benefit from blackout blinds on the Velux windows, but not a problem in the winter months. Well placed for climbing the three peaks or visiting nearby Brecon and Hay on Eye. Overall a most enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Sue 15th October 2021

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Keepers Cottage is really cute and in a great location for peace and quiet. Unfortunately, the shower is either cold or scolding hot, the TV is old fashioned so unable to watch On Demand if staying in due to bad weather. My daughter had to leave early as she needed to do some work via the internet and the WIFI is non existent, the router is next doRead moreor and can't get through the stone walls. Overall I felt this cottage was not good value, a welcome pack would have been a nice touch too! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 1st October 2021

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A wonderful little cottage in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Just what we wanted and we would highly recommend! We stayed with our dog and 6 month old baby for a full week and had a wonderful time. We had read previous reviews about there being no blinds on the vellux windows so took black-out blinds to cover these with, which was hRead moreandy! Very clean, a comfy sofa and epic views! The garden was secure which was handy for the dog and the log burner was gorgeous on chilly evenings. Hide

Reviewed by Lauren 10th September 2021

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Just returned from a weeks stay in this beautiful accommodation. I loved the view you woke up to each morning looking over the field of cows. Location is not to far from the village and other attractions. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and we will be returning. Sad to leave.

Reviewed by Vanessa 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Anne-Sylvaine 30th July 2021

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The cottage is lovely and the location fantastic but there was no wifi, which was a real problem as I needed it for work. The owner said the router (which is in the adjoining cottage) would be fixed, but that didnt happen.

Reviewed by Katie 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Kathy 2nd July 2021

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This cottage is in a wonderful location. The views from the garden are really special. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. it was easy to get to Brecon, we walked up to the top of Pen Y Fan, we walked from Hay On Wye and to Llanover Priory. While TV viewing is not what we do on holiday, we did want to watch England in the Euro's and the tiny TV was notRead more ideal. As it is a small cottage there is not a great deal of space for your stuff. The Griffin Pub is amazing, but more than a mile away. Hide

Reviewed by matilda 25th June 2021

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We had such a lovely stay here with our two small children (3 and 1) great location for exploring, lots of lovely walks and the national cave centre was an excellent day out. Beautiful views from the garden and close to the town. We'd definitely come back. The only thing to mention is if you are travelling with kids there is no blinds on the velux Read morewindows in the bedrooms. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 18th June 2021

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Very beautiful and quiet place we will return

Reviewed by Margaret 11th June 2021

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Overall we had a fab week, mainly because we had warm sunny weather and did some lovely uphill hikes. We loved the setting, had breakfast and supper outside looking at the view. Very peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed by Kara 28th May 2021

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A great little cottage. In a good location with amazing views. Small but cosy for 3 and the dog. Would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Jon 7th May 2021

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Nice location. Cottage was comfortable. TV could be updated

Reviewed by Kate 4th May 2021

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Reviewed by John 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Martin 23rd April 2021

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We enjoyed our stay in this comfortable and cosy cottage. There are great views from the cottage garden of the surrounding countryside. Walks up nearby mountains of Pen y Fan and Pen y Fal are less than an hour's drive away. We can also recommend walking/cycling/running along the nearby Brecon Canal, starting from Brynich Lock going southwards.

Reviewed by Jasmine 12th April 2021

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Absolutely amazing location with clear views of the mountains. We were very lucky with the weather and it was absolutely stunning. The house was warm and has everything you need. Little touches of luxury such as a nespresso machine and the wood burning stove took our stay to the next level of comfort. The shops are a convenient 15 min drive away. WRead moree werent sure if the property had WiFi when we booked but it does, which was a nice surprise. We loved The resident cows and sheep! Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Rosie 28th September 2020

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Nothing to improve here.

Reviewed by Sue 18th September 2020

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Lovely little cottage high up narrow lanes with great view. Would not want to walk to the pub at the bottom of lane as narrow and steep. Good location for exploring Brecon Beacons National Park.

Reviewed by Helen 11th September 2020

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Good location and lovely views from garden - lots of great walks within half hour drive. Stars at night amazing. Cottage comfortable although cleanliness could have been a lot better - especially considering Covid-19. The addition of some everyday items of equipment in kitchen and bathroom would have been good eg. oven gloves; and more than one hanRead mored-towel for two people for the whole week. Overall enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 21st August 2020

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A cosy cottage, in a very remote part of the Brecon Beacons. Transport is essential to visit the surrounding area, but the beautiful views are a stunning backdrop to the cottage.

Reviewed by Martha 31st July 2020

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We loved the cottage which was clean and very well equipped. We went with our 2.5 yrs old daughter and we loved it.

Reviewed by Paul 20th July 2020

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Relax and enjoy a pot of tea in the enclosed garden
A cosy bolt hole for couples
Warming wood burner for those chillier evenings
Pen Y Fan Hideaway on the left
Home comforts and gadgets
Comfortable squishy sofa
Lovely welcoming decor throughout
A simple and well-equipped kitchen
Decorative features
And when the day is done, climb the stairs to the bedrooms...
Lovely upstairs landing with lots of natural light
Show 11 moreWake up to stunning mountain views from the double bedroom

Location

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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?

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