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Swan Bank Cottage

Brecon , Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Superb location in the centre of Brecon
  • Waterside setting overlooking the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal
  • Ideal for both adventurers and urbanites
Property code: BN326

A canal side property right by the water’s edge, this delightful cottage couldn’t be more perfectly placed for enjoying all that the Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer.

Whether you are sat in the garden or lounging in the sunroom soaking up the warmth, nothing will beat starting and rounding off each day watching life on the canal. A haven for wildlife and a picturesque channel for traditional canal boats chugging along, there is plenty to keep you captivated right outside. That said, if you can tear yourself away, avid walkers will be spoilt for choice for walks amongst the mountains (Pen y Fan is only 6.5 miles away) whilst those looking for culture need only wander 0.5 miles to the fantastic Brecon Theatre.

A two-bedroom cottage sleeping four people and one dog, families and close groups of friends will be affably placed here. Light-filled and comfortable, each room has been sensitively thought-out, bathed in neutral tones and kitted out with extra comfortable furnishings. For drawn-out mornings and relaxed afternoons, the lounge/diner will be a sure favourite. Settle onto the sofa, switching on the TV for your favourite show and basking in the glow of the wood burner in winter. Rivalled by the sunroom which boasts fantastic views over the canal, both rooms exude a sense of harmony. For homemade feasts, the well-equipped kitchen has everything you could need and more. Get your creative juices flowing and serve up around the dining table and chairs, or outside on the garden furniture if the weather is nice. Completing the picture, the property also benefits from a downstairs cloakroom with WC, an upstairs bathroom and two bedrooms, both equally as inviting.

A real draw, the property’s location next to the canal lends itself perfectly to afternoons spent outside in the sunshine. Boasting not only a sunroom but also an enclosed garden with sun terrace topped with garden furniture and a BBQ behind the cottage, you can ease away the hours, cool drink in hand. For extra convenience, the garden also houses a garden shed where mountain bikes can be stored should you wish to pursue some adventures.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 king
  • 1 bathroom – shower, WC; 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Wood burner (all fuel included)
  • TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with terrace, garden furniture, BBQ and shed
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Storage for bikes in garden shed
  • Roadside parking on street nearby
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shops 0.5 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs King September 2020

The cottage was clean and comfortable. It was well equiped and the sun room was ideal to sit, relax and watch the world go by. The only issue was parking. We understood parking was a problem when we booked but unfortunately there was one neighbour who seemed to take up 2 parking spaces in front of the cottage which was inconvenient in the rainRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Venables August 2020

Terrific location, the price we paid was excellent for the time of year. The cottage needed attention to be fair, the pictures online are flattering. Possibly lockdown prevented any maintenance and upkeep prior to being rented out. The garden had more weeds than grass, decor/small damp patches,Woodchip painted over wallpaper a fair bit including thRead moree ceilings!.. But for location/views/beautiful town, you won't find much better for the money! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Kennard February 2020

We just wanted to say thank you for a great holiday at Swan Bank cottage. Despite the week of our stay in February 2020 coinciding with the arrival of storm Ciara, we absolutely loved it. The kitchen was very well equipped with all necessary utensils, plus a dishwasher and washing machine as an added bonus. Everywhere was very clean and the sun rooRead morem overlooking the Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal would have been great to sit in had we not had such inclement weather! The cottage is ideally located in the centre of Brecon and within walking distance from the many pubs and restaurants. On returning from a stormy and cold day out, we loved sitting in front of the log burning stove. The only issue we had was the staircase. The wooden stair treads are very slippery and there was no hand rail half-way which meant holding onto the balusters for support; a number of which were loose. Some anti-slip stair tread material would make the stairs much safer. Notwithstanding, we would not hesitate in recommending this to anyone. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday and didn't want to go home. Hide

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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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