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Pond Cottage - Clyro

Clyro, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
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.

Once used as a threshing barn and granary for a farmstead, this delightful property has been lovingly converted into a serene bolthole that’s perfect for couples. Situated next to the original farmhouse, the cottage is surrounded by 6 acres of gardens and meadows just 3 miles from the thriving market town of Hay-on-Wye, and 5 miles from the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Whether you are searching for a tranquil break or a more active holiday, you are well placed for exploring this quiet corner of the Welsh countryside.

Stepping inside, the entrance hall opens onto an impressive living space that retains much of the property’s original charm, featuring exposed stone, character beams, and arrow-slit windows. The oak kitchen area is well equipped and provides plenty of worktop space. It has a fridge, electric oven and hob. Sit at the table with your evening meal or open the French doors to dine alfresco. Uncork a bottle of good wine and sink into the sofa whilst you watch TV. The handy downstairs utility room has a dishwasher, freezer, washing machine, microwave, and tumble dryer as well as plenty of storage space for coats and boots. Upstairs, the master bedroom has sloping ceilings and timber beams with beautiful views of the pond.  It's the perfect haven after a busy day and has a delightful king-size bed. Take advantage of the roll-top bath in the bathroom and enjoy a well-earned soak, or perhaps you would prefer the walk-in shower. There is also a separate WC.

The cottage shares a pretty courtyard with the owner’s farmhouse, but towards the back of the property, there is a secluded private patio area complete with garden furniture and a BBQ for your exclusive use. This overlooks a lily pond that’s brimming with wildlife, creating the perfect atmosphere for relaxing in the sunshine. From here, you can stroll through the orchard to find the shepherd’s hut in an adjacent field, which boasts a wood burner, cosy seating, and panoramic views of the Wye Valley. The rural location means that there is little light pollution, so it is ideal for stargazing. When available, the owner is happy to give guests a tour of the sky from the observatory (the telescope is too complex to be used without guidance).


  • 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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

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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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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