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View towards the property
The Hatchery on the right
Lovely welcoming lounge space
Curl up and watch a film next to the wood burner
Oozing with character and charm
Enjoy open-plan living
Rustle up a feast in the kitchen, which overlooks the rear garden
Afternoon tea
Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in the double bedroom
A cosy twin room
Stunning views across the countryside
Light and airy bathroom on the first floor
Attention to detail
Enjoy the larged enclosed garden
Hang your coats up after a day of exploring
Beautiful new summer house for reading and relaxing
Beautiful new summer house for reading and relaxing
Dogs are very welcome too
The surrounding countryside
Meet the neighbours
Enjoy canoeing on the River Usk
The perfect base for both summer and winter breaks
Visit nearby Hay Castle
Beautiful traditional stone cottages
View of the cottages from the front
1 / 25  View towards the property
2 / 25  The Hatchery on the right
3 / 25  Lovely welcoming lounge space
4 / 25  Curl up and watch a film next to the wood burner
5 / 25  Oozing with character and charm
6 / 25  Enjoy open-plan living
7 / 25  Rustle up a feast in the kitchen, which overlooks the rear garden
8 / 25  Afternoon tea
9 / 25  Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in the double bedroom
10 / 25  A cosy twin room
11 / 25  Stunning views across the countryside
12 / 25  Light and airy bathroom on the first floor
13 / 25  Attention to detail
14 / 25  Enjoy the larged enclosed garden
15 / 25  Hang your coats up after a day of exploring
16 / 25  Beautiful new summer house for reading and relaxing
17 / 25  Beautiful new summer house for reading and relaxing
18 / 25  Dogs are very welcome too
19 / 25  The surrounding countryside
20 / 25  Meet the neighbours
21 / 25  Enjoy canoeing on the River Usk
22 / 25  The perfect base for both summer and winter breaks
23 / 25  Visit nearby Hay Castle
24 / 25  Beautiful traditional stone cottages
25 / 25  View of the cottages from the front

The Hatchery

Brecon (5.5mls NE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional cottage set within the peaceful rolling countryside
  • Stunning views across to the Black mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • A haven for enthusiastic walkers and cyclists with direct access to the countryside
  • Offering easy access into the traditional towns of Brecon and Hay-on-Wye
Property code: 51153

Treat your loved ones and reconnect with the great outdoors, swapping the daily grind for scenic walks, delicious local food and cosy evenings sipping wine by the fire. Sleeping four guests and an accompanying hound, this traditional cottage is set on the cusp of the Brecon Beacons National Park and perfectly tailored for outdoor pursuits. Don your walking boots and set off to explore the sweeping countryside, or challenge your inner adrenaline enthusiast with a multitude of activities at Llangorse Lake 7 miles away, a popular destination for sailing, paddleboarding and kayaking.

Elevated above the countryside with panoramic views of the surroundings, the cottage has a large enclosed garden perfect for sipping wine and enjoying a BBQ supper. Inside, the property is simply presented yet warm and cosy with a feature wood burner and comfortable furniture for snug nights curled up watching films. Rustle up family meals in the kitchen and perch on a barstool ready to feast by candlelight, or enjoy simple snacks and tasty treats at leisure. Climb the cottage-style stairs to find two charming bedrooms, both sharing a generous bathroom with a shower-over-bath for long soaks. There is off-road parking for two cars, and storage for bikes is also available. The single bedroom has a handy trundle bed, ideal for young guests.

A short 6.5-mile drive will bring you to Brecon, a bustling market town brimming with history, independent shops and friendly eateries. Sample some taste bud tantalising local fare, browse the museum, and perhaps take some time to visit the local crafters and watch glass blowing in action. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is a treat for walkers and cyclists thanks to the beautiful scenery. Heading in the opposite direction, Hay-on-Wye 10.5 miles away is renowned for its selection of bookshops and annual literature festival.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size bed, 1 single bed (can be joined with a trundle bed to make a king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • TV in lounge
  • Garden with garden furniture, BBQ summer house and day bed. Bicycle storage available.
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Wi-Fi is patchy with a very low download speed (2.1mbps). If Wi-Fi is very important to you, you may want to consider checking coverage in this area with your provider prior to booking
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 3 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynn 8th June 2022

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Lovely cottage and rural location views are very nice lovely comfy bed and great sized garden for the dog summer house a lovely touch although we did not use it but some might we fed the birds all week and had a family of woodpeckers visit daily which was great to watch the only issues we found was although it had a bbq there was no bbq tools and iRead moret really needs a proper washing line especially if a family occupied the property Hide

Reviewed by Naomi 3rd June 2022

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We had an absolutely lovely weekend staying here, the cottage is tasteful and cosy at the same time. We loved that there were blankets galore and squishy sofas. It was well equipped and you had everything you could possibly need - including board games. The garden was perfect and it was so nice to find somewhere private and dog friendly. We had somRead moreeone staying in the cottage next door but apart from a hello over the garden wall you wouldn't know. Super comfy beds and lovely bedding. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 27th May 2022

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We stayed for a week at the end of May, and the cottage was really cosy and warm with the stove lit in the cooler evenings. It was clean and well equipped. The best things about the cottage is the quietness, the views to the Black Mountains and the accessibility to the Brecon Beacons. So lovely that the garden is full of birds, including sparrows, Read moresong thrushes, woodpeckers and kites! The summerhouse was also a bonus for anyone wanting a bit of time to themselves, or an afternoon nap! Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Adel 19th April 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 6th April 2022

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Reviewed by Helen 22nd March 2022

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Beautiful setting with views of mountains, lovely sized garden our dog loved it so did we. Delighted we were allowed as many logs as we needed. Could do with a larger TV. Cottage cosy and spotlessly clean loved the rural location.

Reviewed by Stephen 23rd December 2021

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A lovely well equipped cottage with great views . Owner was also very friendly Great walk for my dog up on the common .

Reviewed by Haydn 3rd December 2021

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What a lovely place to unwind and very tastefully furnished huge thumbs up

Reviewed by Sheila 29th October 2021

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A cosy cottage in a beautiful setting and NO fireworks, which was why we chose it, so the dog was happy. Saw a red kite & kestrel from the enclosed garden. Maybe not 4-star, though, due to the lack of a microwave and very poor wifi, sorry but in this day and age they ARE required. Also a few repair issues. We recommend the Royal Oak at Pencilli, whRead moreich is open 7 days a week for lunch and evening meals. Bo County Chinese on Watton Road, Brecon, is the nearest Hide

Reviewed by Haydn 15th October 2021

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Stayed for a week, couldn't fault anything, stunning views even with low cloud /rain (welsh weather!) cottage very cosy, very comfy, clean and kitchen very well equipped although some people moaned about lack of microwave?!! Very comfy bed AND a wool quilt, lovely safe garden for our dog.. And Egyptian towels! What's not to love. Would I recommend Read morethat you stay? 100%.this is my personal review, not sponsored by anyone Hide

Reviewed by Burak 8th October 2021

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We had everything we needed during our stay. The only thing I would say is water pressure in the shower. I guess water is heated by electricity. Thats why hot water pressure is low. I didnt mind it as we enjoyed the bath a lot :)

Reviewed by Natasha 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Anthony 10th September 2021

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The cottage is very comfortable. We enjoyed the peace and the owls hooting at night and the memories of the views towards the Black Mountains when the cloud lifted will remain with us for a long time

Reviewed by Margaret 6th August 2021

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Lovely cottage, very comfortable beds, daughter & pup loved sleeping in the summer house, and the huge garden was perfect for running off excess border collie energy. Very quiet & peaceful, with odd mooing of cows over the fence. Well located for walking in the Brecon Beacons, visiting Hay on Wye, Brecon and surrounding areas. Also perfect if you jRead moreust want to sit out on terrace reading a book and admiring the view over the valley, and sometimes the faces of the curious cows. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 28th May 2021

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Gorgeous & very cosy! The cottage is small but perfectly formed. Lovely flowers on arrival, beautiful views of nature all around and everything inside clean & tastefully decorated. Easy to heat & the water was lovely and hot, utensils provided for everything, no issues at all . Two things to bear in mind: it is semidetached with a smaller property Read morenext door & there is no microwave, but neither made any difference at all, we had a lovely, quiet stay. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 23rd April 2021

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I would class as 3 star No welcome pack No microwave Clean Comfortable bed I would recommend purely on area as a 3 star not 4

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View towards the property
The Hatchery on the right
Lovely welcoming lounge space
Curl up and watch a film next to the wood burner
Oozing with character and charm
Enjoy open-plan living
Rustle up a feast in the kitchen, which overlooks the rear garden
Afternoon tea
Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in the double bedroom
A cosy twin room
Stunning views across the countryside
Show 13 moreLight and airy bathroom on the first floor

Location

Map
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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