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The Top Floor At Cantref House

Cantref, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Towels included
2 more

At a glance

  • Wonderful location for walkers, climbers, literary fans and historians
  • Situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Characterful and romantic retreat for two surrounded by spectacular vistas
Property code: BN111

Full of character, this quirky one-bedroom apartment boasts some truly magnificent views. Star gaze by night, dine alfresco on the balcony or head off to tackle the summit of Pen y Fan.

Surrounded by mountain peaks, epic walks and cosy country pubs, this romantic hideaway in the Brecon Beacons National Park is a scenic pleasure whatever time of year you visit. It’s perfect for a couple to enjoy outdoor adventures, breakfast on the balcony or simply curl up by the fire.


Spread across the top floor of Cantref House, this cheerful self-contained apartment has its own entrance and is accessed up 26 outdoor steps. The lounge has a unique style, with bold flourishes and a standout feature wall. With two sofas, you can each have one to yourself – that’s if you’re not snuggling up together by the electric fire. On warm evenings, dine under the stars on the balcony. As the Brecon Beacons is a Dark Sky Reserve, it’s one of the best places in Britain for stargazing, and you can make full use of the telescope to observe the dramatic night skies. Wake up to wonderful views from the stylish double bedroom and kickstart your day with a freshly made brew from the coffee machine. You’re also welcome to use the front lawn to soak up some sun.


The property is 5 miles from the cathedral town of Brecon, where you can go for a leisurely stroll along the canal towpath or enjoy a night out at the theatre. In Hay-on-Wye (18 miles), spend the day rummaging through book shops and antique stores. You’ll have loads of opportunities to get active, with numerous trails for walking, cycling and horse riding throughout the Black Mountains. South Wales’ highest peak, Pen y Fan, is 6 miles away if you’re up for the challenge of hiking to the top. Or you can have a go at paddleboarding and kayaking on Llangorse Lake.

  • 1 bedrooms - 1 double
  • 1 bathroom - with shower
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, and toaster
  • Electric fire
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Guests are welcome to use the front lawn area for sitting out too
  • Off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within 4 miles.
  • Regret no children
  • The property is accessed via 26 outdoor steps

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


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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