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Enjoy watersports and horse trekking around Llangorse Lake
The stunning Brecon Beacons
The view of the Brecon Beacons from Cantref
Walk along the Brecon & Monmouthsire Canal
Short drive to walk around Talybont Reservoir
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23 / 27  Enjoy watersports and horse trekking around Llangorse Lake
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25 / 27  The view of the Brecon Beacons from Cantref
26 / 27  Walk along the Brecon & Monmouthsire Canal
27 / 27  Short drive to walk around Talybont Reservoir

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
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Wonderful location for walkers, climbers, literary fans and historians
  • Situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park with many walks straight from the door
  • 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 spacious charming 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 wood burner effect 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 Brecon Beacons. 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 bedroom - 1 double
  • 1 bathroom - with walk-in shower
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, small freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, and toaster
  • Electric wood burner effect fire
  • TV /Freeview
  • 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 at Pencelli or Groesffordd
  • Regret no children
  • The property is accessed via 26 outdoor steps

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 10th September 2021

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We enjoyed a fantastic week at this lovely apartment. Everything we needed was provided and our hosts were warm, friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. We were perfectly situated to get out and explore the region with walks from the door. Would definitely like to return.

Reviewed by Emma 3rd September 2021

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Fantastic place. Im particular about cleanliness and normally end up cleaning on arrival, I did not need to in this place, even the sofa cushions felt clean. Lovely welcome pack of wine and fresh bread, milk, butter, cereals and tea and coffee and home made apple juice in the fridge. The location is perfect for walkers and access to Brecon. Sheila Read morethe host is friendly but discreet so its very private. The balcony was lovely (pictures dont do it justice) especially in the late afternoon sun. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 27th August 2021

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The Top Floor at Cantref House was the perfect base for my time in the Brecon Beacons. It is only a short drive from Brecon. it is also close to some great sites like Pen-Y-Fan, and the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal. The accommodation was fantastic - clean, well-maintained, and I liked the decor. Sheila and her family were also excellent hosts andRead more made sure I had everything. The welcome basket was particularly a nice touch and the complement of tea, coffee, and biscuits was also appreciated! Hide

Reviewed by Tony 14th August 2021

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Sheila was a great host. Happy with everything

Reviewed by Kathryn 30th July 2021

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The top floor at Cantref House is just perfect! We were made to feel very welcome, including with some delicious home made treats to greet us in the apartment. The apartment is a beautiful mix of original features and modern stylish decor, with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen and a huge range of maps and guidebooks of the area. ThRead moree balcony catches the evening sun and we were welcome to use the front garden also. The location is fantastic for both hiking and cycling. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 16th July 2021

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This was a lovely, well equipped cottage. They even had a portable air conditioner which was perfect as we were there during the heatwave. Very clean and everything you need is provided. The owners are so friendly and allow you to use there beautiful garden and grounds. The location is stunning with the mountains in the background. Great location iRead moref you want to explore the brecon beacons national Park. I would stay again. Hide

Reviewed by S 9th July 2021

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We had a wonderful week in this cosy flat, with such a warm welcome from hosts Sheila and Peter - weve never been greeted with homemade bread, jam and Welsh cakes before! We loved the balcony with the view of the Beacons, the horses nearby and the lovely garden. Walked miles in the gorgeous countryside and up the Beacons of course. Such a peaceful Read morebeautiful area. Loved it. Hide

Reviewed by D 5th June 2021

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This apartment was absolutely good .very clean. Helpful lovely Welcome Basket .host . Views were superb. Apartment was superb, decor Quirky ,modern .

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Location

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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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