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Ystradgynlais, Brecon Beacons
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

  • 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
  • 15% discount for parties of 10 and under
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.

Perfect for large groups and families, this traditional stone property has ample space for 20 guests, with large sociable living spaces and gardens. Located just inside the southern Brecon Beacons, you can easily access the magical landscapes nearby, from waterfalls and caves to forests and mountains. Just 3 miles away is the welcoming town of Ystradgynlais with a good selection of eateries and independent shops, as well as supermarkets to get all your holiday necessities for your self-catered stay.

Charming with its original features such as exposed stone walls and wooden beams, this property includes a farmhouse and barn, connected via a door in the dining room of the farmhouse, with comfortable furnishings to create a unique and cosy base for your holiday. Ample seating in the spacious lounge allows you all to relax by the wood burner set into an inglenook fireplace for a group movie night. Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, with two cookers to accommodate for larger feasts. The dining room has also been appointed to perfectly fit 20 guests. The first of the eight bedrooms can be found on the ground floor, while a further three are located on the first floor of the farmhouse. Four further bedrooms are located in the barn section across two floors. Each is spacious and beautifully decorated, with tranquil views of the surrounding woodlands, and some have sloping ceilings. Set within half an acre, make the most of the stunning garden with a BBQ to enjoy at the picnic benches.

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is the perfect family day out, while the tallest waterfall in South Wales, Henrhyd Falls, is well worth visiting. For more walks, Craig-y-Nos is a beautiful country park for afternoon strolls. Carreg Cennen Castle and Newton House are also great for a historic excursion. Swansea is just 16 miles away so you can access all the great amenities there too.

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)
  • If a party of 10 or under and the 15% discount applied,  ONLY  the Farmhouse will be available which is 4 bedrooms, 2 family rooms, 1 twin and 1 double 
  • 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

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Mike 29th May 2021

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brilliant stunning location

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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