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Pond Cottage - Clyro

Clyro, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic and peaceful setting that’s ideal for couples
  • Beautiful private patio area overlooking a lily pond
  • Get cosy next to the wood burner in the nearby shepherds hut and take in the panoramic views of the Wye Valley

 

Property code: BN290

A picture-perfect former barn set in an elevated position above the Wye Valley, boasting fabulous views, a charming outside space and a converted shepherd’s hut with a wood burner for chilly nights.

Make yourself at home in this glorious abode which is brimming with charm and character. Sitting beside a beautiful pond with lily pads galore, enjoy evenings basking in the sunshine after days adventuring in the great outdoors. An idyllic retreat for a romantic getaway, pack your bags and escape to the country for a holiday to remember.

Its magical setting amidst water, blooms and trees gives this dwelling a secluded feel despite sitting next to the owner’s farmhouse. Its glorious stone exterior boasts country charm which continues inside. Find yourself sitting on inviting sofas next to exposed stone walls and characterful arrow-slit windows and, on warm days, throw open the French doors and let the fresh air flood inside. Make your way over to the kitchen area in the open-plan living space and rustle up delicious feasts which can be plated up either inside or out for date-night meals with a glass of something cold. The cottage shares a courtyard with the farmhouse but has its own private patio to the rear where you can fire up the BBQ and sit beneath the stars. Climb to the first floor to rest your head in the master bedroom where sloping ceilings and exposed beams add character. Soak in the roll-top bath or freshen up in the walk-in shower to start your day.

Wander down to the shepherd’s hut to plan the day’s adventures in front of the wood burner. Travel 3 miles to Hay-on-Wye, a pretty, literary town where you can hop on the Offa’s Dyke Path or the Wye Valley Walk after browsing the plethora of book shops. The highest summit in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan, is a 25-mile journey and the hike to the top is well worth the panoramic views across the Brecon Beacons National Park.

  • 1 bedroom – King-size
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, walk-in shower and separate WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge and toaster
  • Utility room with dishwasher,washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, and microwave
  • TV/DVD, CD,
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private paved area at rear with garden furniture, BBQ, and pond
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Free range chickens and friendly resident dogs on site
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no children
  • Shepherd’s hut for private use in adjacent field with wood burner (logs provided) and seating
  • Astronomical observatory – by prior arrangement with owner.
  • Shop and pub within 3 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynne 27th April 2022

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Lovely stay at Pond Cottage loved watching all the wildlife. Lucy and David on hand if needed anything and very friendly. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Lilian 1st April 2022

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We absolutely loved our stay at Pond Cottage Clyro. Great walks on the doorstep and lovely hosts. Perfect spot for a weeks holiday.

Reviewed by Natalie 18th March 2022

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Pond Cottage couldn't have been more perfect for us. There was so much wildlife around and the skies were filled with stars. The owners were lovely and David gave us fascinating tour of the night sky. The cottage was really well equipped and we liked that the products provided were eco. Definitely one to visit.

Reviewed by phil 31st January 2022

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Excellent stay. Clean. Beautiful scenery of the pond and shepherds hut made the stay unique! Really nice cottage with all the amenities for cooking and bathroom. Would love to come again! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a restful tranquil break

Reviewed by Steve 17th January 2022

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Comfortable warm cottage with all necessary equipment and a large comfortable bed. Wonderful views and welcoming hosts. For bird and nature lovers the garden is a haven with a plethora of wild birds including wood peckers within touching distance. For the astronomically inclined there is an observatory with a passionate host willing to share and guRead moreide. Amenities are within 3 miles with the town of Hay-on Wye a bonus for book collectors. Overall a Quite, relaxing, soul restoring place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 8th November 2021

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Reviewed by Sara 22nd October 2021

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Pond Cottage is in a lovely, peaceful location, and was homely, with friendly owners. The shepherd's hut is idyllic, and the star/planet/moon gazing through from the observatory was amazing. We would certainly recommend Pond Cottage and hope to visit again in the future. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Roy 15th October 2021

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A very enjoyable holiday

Reviewed by Rachel 8th October 2021

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What a wonderful week in a beautiful well appointed cottage to the highest standard We couldn't have picked a perfect location The cottage lacked nothing everything was there The wildlife around the pond was amazing The views from the shepherds hut astounding And the night sky well, WOW! Our hosts were close but not intrusive and we cannot thank thRead moreem enough I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage Perfect peace Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 1st October 2021

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Lovely accommodation in such a quiet and attractive setting - very comfortable and well-equipped with a lot of thoughtful touches. Excellent.

Reviewed by Martin 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Hazel 20th August 2021

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Loved the tranquil setting of Pond Cottage, including the coffee's enjoyed in the shepherd's hut looking down over the valley. The location is ideally located for walks, canoeing, paddle-boarding and for browsing the bookshops of Hay, and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the area better.

Reviewed by Debbie 13th August 2021

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We enjoyed the tranquility at Pond Cottage, sitting in the shepherd's hut looking at the view, watching the wildlife at the pond, and relaxing in the comfortable lounge. Easy drive to walking in the Beacons, visiting charming Hay-on-Wye and Hereford.

Reviewed by Peter 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Derek 30th July 2021

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Great cottage in a stunning peaceful location with excellent owners Close by. Superb extras including use of a Shepherd's Hut for a glass of wine overlooking cracking views. Everything you could need, including great walks, for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Christopher 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Alex 18th July 2021

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The cottage was clean and so nice to stay in. The perfect getaway in the most perfect setting. Sitting out by the pond in the evenings to the bath it was all amazing. Hosts were kind and friendly and the dogs were a joy to be around

Reviewed by June 9th July 2021

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Just perfect.

Reviewed by Kathryn 18th June 2021

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Top quality. Wonderful location. Can't be more perfect.

Reviewed by Paul 11th June 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage, close to Hay-on-Wye and the Brecon Beacons.

Reviewed by Karen 4th June 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Pond Cottage. Everything was perfect, the owners were friendly and accommodating. If I was to make any recommendation it would be that the shower would benefit from a handle on the wall.

Reviewed by Craig 28th May 2021

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Everything that you need for a relaxing holiday in the countryside, lovely scenery. Would definitely go again. Hosts near at hand if needed.

Reviewed by Mrs Lewin August 2020

A lovely clean property with everything we needed. The owners lived close by and were very helpful.

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Location

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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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