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Ystradgynlais, South Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Due to current restrictions property currently only available for a maximum of 10 guests. Available in line with Welsh Government Legislation
  • An extensive property in the shadow of the Black Mountain
  • Perfect for large families or groups of friends
  • This period property has been imaginatively restored and is full of character
Property code: BN286

Comprising a traditional Welsh longhouse and stone barn, this beautifully renovated 17th-century property makes a wonderful holiday home for a large group exploring the magnificent Brecon Beacons.

With ample space for 20 guests, this wonderful property is perfect for groups exploring the western edge of the glorious Brecon Beacons National Park. Situated in the Upper Swansea Valley, Ystradgynlais (3 miles) has some welcoming places to eat and drink. Within easy reach is the beautiful country park of Craig-y-Nos (9.5 miles) with some 40 acres to explore. Local attractions include Henrhyd Falls (9 miles), the National Showcaves Centre for Wales at Dan-yr-Ogof (10 miles), Newton House in the beautiful Dinefwr Estate (18 miles) and the magisterial ruins of Carreg Cennen Castle (15 miles). Due to the lack of light pollution, the Brecon Beacons is a fantastic area for stargazing, with daytime activities including horse riding, fishing and golf.

Retaining many original features including stone walls and exposed ceiling beams throughout, this imaginatively updated property comprises a bright and attractive farmhouse and a stunningly updated barn. Oak beams adorn the ceiling of the lounge where you will find plenty of comfortable seating, TV, DVD and a wood burner set in a large inglenook fireplace, making this an ideal space to relax in at the end of a wonderful day. The light and welcoming kitchen is equipped with everything you may need during your stay including a double oven, single oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, two fridges, freezer, plenty of storage space and a charming breakfast table. The dining room has a beamed ceiling and feature fireplace, as well as plenty of space for you to enjoy a special celebratory meal. There’s also a utility room complete with a tumble dryer. The first of the property’s eight cosy and relaxing bedrooms can be found on the ground floor: a pretty, double room which is located next to a large bathroom complete with bath, shower and WC. Going upstairs, there are three further bedrooms: one twin room and a pair of triple rooms, each with a double and a single bed. One of the triple rooms has an en-suite WC, and there’s also a handy shower room on this floor complete with shower and WC. A door in the dining room connects the main farmhouse with the former barn where you will find the remaining four bedrooms. On the ground floor, there’s a twin room and a triple room with a double and a single bed. Upstairs you will find the final twin room and the last of the triple rooms with a double and single bed. This floor also features a stylish bathroom complete with bath and WC. Please note some bedrooms have low sloping ceilings.

Heading outside, the house is set within half an acre of land with a large garden, ample parking space and several picnic benches. Surrounded by lush woodland, there’s plenty of space for children to play and for you to sit back and listen to the birdsong. A mountain stream runs past one side of the property, with a small river flowing past the back (fenced off for children).

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

  • 8 bedrooms – 1 double, 3 twins, 4 triples (each with a double bed and a single bed)
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 additional WC attached to 1 of the triple rooms
  • 2 cots and 2 highchairs available
  • Single oven and hob, double oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, 2 fridges, freezer
  • Utility room with tumble dryer
  • Dining room with feature fireplace
  • Wood burner – 2 baskets of logs provided (further logs £5 per basket)
  • Oil central heating and electric
  • Regret towels not included
  • TV, DVD, payphone
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Extensive garden with outdoor furniture BBQ available (charcoal not included)
  • Ample parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Set on a working farm
  • Small river flows past the garden (fenced off for children) Uninhabited barn within grounds
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Golf course 1.5 miles Fishing 7 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms Farrell November 2019

Another brilliant weekend. This is our third stay here we love it. Kids and family. It's perfect

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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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