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Charming country cottage with warm and welcoming interiors
Enjoy games from the past in this peaceful wi-free environment
Peer out to the beautiful garden
Relax in front of the woodburner
Enjoy the piano or a family game
Welcome treats on arrival
Spacious farmhouse kitchen
Eat in style from beautiful Wedgewood china
Kitchen area
Little touches
Master bedroom
Oak beams on display throughout the upstairs bedrooms
Finishing touches
Twin room
Cosy twin room
The Wet room
Unique features throughout
Watch the wild birds
View towards the enchanting cottage
A semi-detached cottage with beautiful gardens
Take a paddle at the end of the garden
Country cottage planting
The views you will see as you drive to the cottage
Enjoy the local nature
The Abbey a 5 minute stoll fro the cottage
1 / 25  Charming country cottage with warm and welcoming interiors
2 / 25  Enjoy games from the past in this peaceful wi-free environment
3 / 25  Peer out to the beautiful garden
4 / 25  Relax in front of the woodburner
5 / 25  Enjoy the piano or a family game
6 / 25  Welcome treats on arrival
7 / 25  Spacious farmhouse kitchen
8 / 25  Eat in style from beautiful Wedgewood china
9 / 25  Kitchen area
10 / 25  Little touches
11 / 25  Master bedroom
12 / 25  Oak beams on display throughout the upstairs bedrooms
13 / 25  Finishing touches
14 / 25  Twin room
15 / 25  Cosy twin room
16 / 25  The Wet room
17 / 25  Unique features throughout
18 / 25  Watch the wild birds
19 / 25  View towards the enchanting cottage
20 / 25  A semi-detached cottage with beautiful gardens
21 / 25  Take a paddle at the end of the garden
22 / 25  Country cottage planting
23 / 25  The views you will see as you drive to the cottage
24 / 25  Enjoy the local nature
25 / 25  The Abbey a 5 minute stoll fro the cottage

The Old Smithy

Hay-on-Wye (9.5mls S), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional long house tucked away in the Llanthony valley
  • Pretty gardens leading to the River Honddu
  • A quiet hamlet location with lovely walks from your doorstep
Property code: 42910

Get back to basics and discover a true off-the-beaten track stay here in Llanthony. Presenting a beautifully traditional long house on the brink of the Brecon Beacons, this property offers the perfect opportunity to leave the trappings of modern life behind and simply enjoy the company of your loved ones. Filled to the brim with traditional games and books plus an original piano and countless walks from its doorstep, this three-bedroom property is perfectly suited to a family of six. You can even bring along one dog to keep you company throughout your stay.

Boasting wall-to-wall oak beams and authentic flagstone floors, this cottage is a delight from the very moment you cross the threshold. The heart of this house is it’s spacious farmhouse kitchen, where breakfast table and all the necessary amenities are on hand to create a bustling spot for dining and activities. When day turns to night, wander through to the cosy lounge and throw a few logs on the wood burner. Here in this ambient spot you’ll find more than enough to keep you busy including games and a piano, with the absence of a TV or Wi-Fi router offering you the chance to make your own fun. Having a spent an evening undisturbed by screens, a restful night’s sleep awaits you in three cosy first floor bedrooms.

Having explored the surrounding walking routes and the local pub, jump in the car to explore Brecon further afield. The local town of Hay-on-Wye is a must-visit for literary fans (11.5 miles), whilst Abergavenny (11 miles) and Crickhowell (17 miles) are splitting at the seams with shops and eateries to explore. Pack your hiking boots for walks along the English border or venture into the Black Mountain Range and hike the impressive Waun Fach peak (16 miles).

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

SLEEPS 2 - 6: Three bedrooms: an oak beamed double, with basin, a twin with standard size single beds and a cot, plus small twin bedroom with 2ft 6 beds. All bed linen and towels are included. Please note that the cot is suitable for babes in arms only.

RELAXING: Large sitting room with open fire (logs included), traditional games, piano, lots of books, comfy seating for six. Please note The Old Smithy is 'off the beaten track' and has no WiFi or television.

DINING: Well equipped farmhouse kitchen, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, toaster and welcome cake. Traditional farm house table with settle and wooden chairs.

BATHING: Upstairs bathroom with toiletteries, towels, bath, basin, loo. A downstairs loo and outside shower, with a washing machine too.

OUTSIDE: An acre of garden with fruit trees, several outdoor seating areas and a river passing by at the far end. A barbeque is available, as well as boules.

PETS: 1 dog welcome.

ADDITIONAL INFO: The owners live in the attached Forge, which in no way encroaches on the privacy of the cottage or its gardens.

ARRIVAL: 4:00pm

 

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 23rd July 2021

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This is a special house in a special place. With no outside distractions and surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, it is the perfect place to relax especially in the garden where you can sit listening to the stream surrounded by flowers and watching the birds come and go. The owner was kind and helpful without ever being intrusive and afterRead more a week we were only just getting to know this lovely area. We would certainly love to go back and discover more of what it has to offer. Hide

Reviewed by Sam 2nd July 2021

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A beautiful garden with a lovely old cottage attached. The stone roof, the furniture and the rooms create an atmosphere of intelligent calmness, and the absence of television, internet and phone signal means you enter a kind of different life, encounter a different version of yourself.

Reviewed by Barbara 18th September 2020

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Smithy Cottage is an ideal holiday home fro home for couples or families who want to relax and unwind. The setting is idyllic, the peace and quiet is palpable both inside the house and in the extensive gardens. The owners, Mr and Mrs Elliot, are on hand for help and advice. The location gives access to some interesting and enjoyable walks. LlanthonRead morey Valley is full of fascinating history awaiting to be discovered. Hide

Reviewed by Harvey 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Rachael 21st August 2020

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Beautiful old cottage and gardens. Owners live next door and very friendly. No TV, WiFi or phone signal which was perfect for us. Family of 5 - kids loved it. Rained all week but didnt dampen the experience the house was lovely, stone floors, exposed beams. Master bed was very hard, and the oven is inset over a worktop on the wall so vertically chaRead morellenged may struggle to reach it. We loved the house so much, we had open fires, played games, spent time in the garden it was amazing time. Hide

Reviewed by Martijn 31st July 2020

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Lovely looking cottage and setting but very impractical at many levels and needs proper updating

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Charming country cottage with warm and welcoming interiors
Enjoy games from the past in this peaceful wi-free environment
Peer out to the beautiful garden
Relax in front of the woodburner
Enjoy the piano or a family game
Welcome treats on arrival
Spacious farmhouse kitchen
Eat in style from beautiful Wedgewood china
Kitchen area
Little touches
Master bedroom
Show 13 moreOak beams on display throughout the upstairs bedrooms

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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