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Shepherds Bothy

Libanus, Mid Wales
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Internet access
Working farm
Tennis Court
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique base for three adventurers in the heart of the Welsh countryside
  • All-weather tennis courts for a game anytime
  • Walks and hiking routes available from the doorstep
Property code: BN307

The ideal base for lovers of outdoor pursuits looking to explore the Welsh countryside, with unforgettable hikes, impressive biking routes and year-round tennis on the doorstep.

Put on your walking boots or jump on your mountain bike to explore the delightful Welsh countryside surrounding you. Located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, simply step outside to find unrivalled adventures. Set off to nearby Sennybridge (4.5 miles) to enjoy a long bike ride to the Usk Reservoir and back (11 miles), or set off and hike Pen y Fan (7.5 miles). Once you’ve enjoyed tennis on the property’s estate, take a trip to nearby Brecon (7.5 miles) to enjoy independent eateries, local pubs or even a trip to the theatre!

This traditional property is completely unique for those seeking adventure in the Welsh countryside. Step inside via the traditional (and slightly low) barn door, instantly finding yourself in the kitchen. This narrow room is equipped with electric hot-plate, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and microwave – ideal for preparing a packed lunch to take out and about with you. There is a washing machine and in the boot room which is a great spot for storing muddy gear you will also find a tumble dryer. Dine in the galley style lounge-come-dining area, where dining set for four and colourful directors’ chairs sit alongside a TV/DVD. Completing the ground floor is a snug bedroom with 4ft double bed and en-suite shower room and WC. Head on up to the first floor via narrow cottage-style steps to find a generous double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC.

Outside you’ll find a beautiful summer house with seating and a BBQ, the perfect spot for enjoying the national park’s dark skies and warm evenings. Be sure to make full use of the year-round tennis courts adjacent to the property, where tennis is available to you at no extra cost – providing you’ve packed your tennis shoes!

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 small double (4ft bed)
  • 2 bathrooms – both en-suite with shower and WC
  • Electric hot-plate, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Boot room with tumble dryer TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept on lead when sheep in nearby fields)
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Steep cottage-style stairs leading to first floor
  • Entry to the property is via the low barn door
  • Sloped and low ceilings throughout
  • Tennis court available all-year-round. Please bring own racquets and balls - tennis shoes must be worn
  • Pub 3.5 miles, shop 4.5 miles

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms Cox August 2020

Location, facilities and cleanliness were all fantastic! We could not have asked for more.

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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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