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Pentwyn Cottage

Pencelli, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ideally located within walking distance of the pretty village of Pencelli
  • Exposed stone walls and traditional beams add a sense of character
  • Set in a 20-acre smallholding with geese, ducks and chickens and ponies for company
Property code: BN281

With footpaths leading up the surrounding hills, this delightful cottage for four is ideal for walkers and nature enthusiasts, with the farm a haven for birds and wildlife.

With walking and cycling for all levels of fitness from the door to gentle browsing in Hay-on-Wye, there is something here for everyone. Brecon lies in one direction and both Crickhowell and Abergavenny lie in the other, with a range of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.The Rivers Usk & Wye are both nearby for fishing, day permits for the River Usk are available in Crickhowell and canoes for the River Wye can be rented in Glasbury. Try sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking at Llangorse Lake. Train enthusiasts will love the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway whilst avid historians should visit the Big Pit Mining Museum. Tackle Pen Y Fan, the largest peak in South Wales, or simply head to the beer garden beside the Brecon and Monmouth Canal where it passes through Pencelli.

Beautifully renovated, this traditional stone cottage retains its original features whilst accommodating modern comforts to create a characterful and cosy holiday home. The living room has two sofas and an armchair, ideal for relaxing in front of a film or reading a book as the coal-effect gas fire flickers in the fireplace. The fitted oak kitchen has an electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. The antique farmhouse dining table is perfect for sociable mealtimes, seating six with ease, and with a view over the adjacent paddock, you can spend time looking out for red kites and buzzards from the window. There is also a downstairs WC. Upstairs, the pretty master bedroom has an antique brass double bed, whilst the second bedroom is a twin. The family bathroom has a shower over the bath, hand basin and WC.

Outside, the garden enjoys spectacular views across the Usk Valley and Brecon Beacons. Not completely enclosed, the children's swing sits on the lawn with ample space to run around. Dine alfresco at the wooden table and benches morning, noon and night, even if it is raining, under the shelter of the oak framed canopy awning. There is ample off-road parking and a pub within walking distance, a restaurant 2.5 miles away and a shop 3 miles away.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - 1 bathroom with shower over bath, 1 separate WC
  • Electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
  • Wood burner-effect gas fire
  • TV, DVD and video
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Towels not provided
  • Lawned garden with patio space, garden furniture and a swing
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome - please be aware of the sheep and poultry
  • Storage for bikes
  • Grazing available for 1 pony
  • Pub within walking distance, restaurant 2.5 miles, shop 3 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Elphick November 2019

Beautiful cottage, very comfy and well equipped. Will be going back soon, The owners are very helpful and friendly, and the scenery around is beautiful , very relaxing.

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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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