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Swan Bank Cottage

Brecon , Brecon Beacons
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
Family friendly
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.

Situated on the banks of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, this charming cottage occupies a wonderful waterside location in the centre of market town, Brecon. With the Brecon Beacons National Park on your doorstep, guests can immerse themselves in the rural tranquillity with relaxing walks in the countryside. At the end of a busy day, you can unwind in the unique sunroom overlooking the canal and watch the world go by. Its convenient location allows guests to make the most of the shops, eateries and facilities in the town, whilst still enjoying the peaceful location.

Tastefully decorated, this delightful cottage’s neutral tones make it feel light and airy throughout. Clean and modern, there’s everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay, including a wood burner for that cosy feeling on colder evenings. In warmer months, the enclosed garden next to the canal is an ideal spot for a morning coffee or an alfresco meal. With one double and one king-size bedroom, this property would suit families or couples (and one well-behaved dog) looking to explore the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Tucked away on the northern edge of the National Park, Brecon is brimming with historical interest, including its cathedral, art deco cinema and connections with famous figures such as Anne Boleyn. If you’re looking for a more challenging walk, South Wales’ highest peak, Pen-y-Fan, is only 6 miles away, and it boasts impressive views from the top. If you prefer cycling, you can head along the Taff Trail or the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal towpath, which also makes a wonderful setting for a relaxing stroll. There is also the opportunity to hire mountain bikes nearby. For outdoor enthusiasts, you can also enjoy a spot of trout/salmon fishing, wildlife trails through woods or paddleboarding or kayaking on Llangorse Lake (7 miles).

  • 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 (logs not supplied but can be purchased in town)
  • 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
  • No designated parking - roadside parking on street
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shops 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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 Emma 29th July 2022

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We had a really enjoyable stay at this well-located, clean and comfortable house. It was fantastic to be able to walk into the centre of the city so quickly, and have all amenities close by. We spent hours watching the world go by from the canal-side garden.

Reviewed by Tarryn 1st July 2022

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What a fantastic place. Lovely and clean and all the necessary kitchen equipment. The garden, right on the canal suited my little spaniel and the ducks kept her entertained, so nice to be on the water. The sun room was perfect to read or watch the boats and just relax. Short walk into town to a few pubs and shops. We hope to visit again.

Reviewed by Anita 17th June 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage. The sun room was a great addition to the property. The location is great and it was very enjoyable watching the wildlife and barges on the canal in the comfort of the garden and sunroom.

Reviewed by Andrew 20th May 2022

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This cottage has a really spacious feel when you get inside, and it's only a few minutes walk from all the town's restaurants, pubs, shops etc. After the first day's manoeuvring in the narrow street, we opted to park free of charge on the Whatton - we only had to walk for about 2 minutes each day to the car so this was not a problem. Brecon is a reRead moreally friendly town, we loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 22nd April 2022

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Swan cottage was so comfortable, we had everything we needed, cosy lounge comfy bed and good shower all equipment in kitchen, town not far, we liked the market and dutchess cafe , the only thing we didn't like if you find a parking space outside Swan great but if you want to use your car best park it on road or carpark you will not get out as they Read moredouble park and nobody knows who's car belongs to who, we were lucky we didn't want to use our car ,and everyone left for work when we left Hide

Reviewed by Penelope 25th March 2022

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A great holiday house. Lovely situation by the Brecon canal - so perfect when the weather is inclement. There is always something to see from the sun lounge. Bring duck food if you want to encourage the wildlife.

Reviewed by selina 4th March 2022

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Swan Bank Cottage was perfect. Strolling distance into town and never more than a 15 minute drive to the best walks imaginable and the canal towpath on the doorstop. Very cosy cottage with everything youll need. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Penelope 18th February 2022

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Well positioned canal cottage that is well stocked with kitchen kit. The sun room is a winner as we all loved sitting there to watch the ducks/kayakers/walkers etc. The parking is tricky but not impossible.

Reviewed by Sue 5th November 2021

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Great location for the centre of this lovely little town. Sitting in the sun lounge looking at the ducks and swan (sadly only one) was a treat. Duck food can be bought from the pet shop just op the road.

Reviewed by Freda 10th September 2021

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A lovely cottage in the best location. Sunny garden to sit in and watch the world go by and if it gets a bit chilly the conservatory is fantastic. Well equipped cottage

Reviewed by Linda 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Diane 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Veryan 13th August 2021

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We had a wonderful holiday and the cottage was even better than described - spotlessly clean, fully equipped and very comfortable. The location by the canal was delightful and peaceful but only a few minutes walk into town with all the shops and places to eat you might need. Beautiful walks from the door.

Reviewed by Karen 23rd July 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely position. Parking is an issue but once parked up there is ample to do fab walks canal trips quaint shopping town and lovely eateries Neighbours in street very friendly The conservatory is an added bonus watching the barges and ducks. Loved the ducks Hope to return in the not too distant future Would def recommend

Reviewed by Andrew 16th July 2021

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Brilliant location, on canal side 10 mins walk from Brecon centre. Sat in garden watching world, boats, ducks and fish go by. Well equipped home, well thought through. Parking minor issue but we parked within 100 yds each day Brecon has all amenities you'll need and loads to do nearby. Welcome pack on arrival was nice touch. We intend to return!

Reviewed by Gary 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Wendy 25th June 2021

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A very well equaled house absolutely everything you could need. Great location overlooking canal with town in walking distance which had plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. Lots of lovely walks locally and in a short driving distance. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Edward 18th June 2021

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Generally the cottage was splendid and in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Lucy 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by E P 23rd April 2021

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Loved the cottage. Couldn't ask for a better location.

Reviewed by Freda 17th April 2021

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A lovely cottage, perfectly located for the town. It was great to sit in the garden, which is a real sun trap and watch the boats and people go by. We have already booked again.

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

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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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