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Tower House

Bwlch, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
5 more

At a glance

  • Situated in a Dark Skies Reserve
  • Close to Llangorse Lake for water-based activities
  • Enclosed garden with children’s trampoline
Property code: BN331

A beautifully renovated and spacious cottage, sleeping six people. Easily access walking routes from the doorstep and observe the stars in this Dark Skies Reserve.

Situated in the hamlet of Cathedine, this magnificent and contemporary cottage has walking routes straight up the mountain just across the road. Venture 2 miles to Llangorse, where you’ll find decent pubs, restaurants and shops. Llangorse Lake has plenty of activities to keep all the family busy such as canoeing, sailing and fishing. Llangorse Pong Trekking and Adventure Centre is 3 miles from the property and has excellent rock climbing walls and zip lines. Explore Talybont-on-Usk, a unique village 3 miles away with plenty to explore, it boasts a canal, two rivers, a reservoir and waterfalls. Brecon is 9 miles from here, and Hay-on-Wye is 15 miles.

The flagstone hallway leads into a spacious kitchen with a stone fireplace, wood burner and welcome pack filled with local produce. To the side of the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine and a second fridge. The dining room has a large table, big enough for all guests to enjoy a meal together. Leading off the dining room is a conservatory that runs the length of the house. There are two telescopes in here and it is an ideal spot to stargaze in the Dark Skies Reserve. A living room has another open fire with a traditional Victorian fireplace as well as a large TV and comfortable sofas for a cosy evening in. There is also a convenient downstairs toilet. Upstairs are three bedrooms, one king-size and one double with great views across the valley, and one twin bedroom with an en-suite. There is a luxurious family bathroom with large double shower and bath.

Outside, there is a spacious parking area big enough for four cars with a sloping flagstone path leading to the house. The French doors from the conservatory open up onto a well-kept large garden. There is a children’s trampoline to keep the little ones occupied as well as plenty of lawn space for games and playing. A patio area has a garden table and chairs.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin with en-suite
  • 2 bathroom – 1 family bathroom with double shower and bath, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 downstairs WC
  • Wood burner, electric cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and extra fridge
  • Welcome pack
  • Wood burner (logs and fuel provided)
  • TV, Freesat and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with garden furniture, children’s trampoline
  • Ample parking available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Bike storage
  • 2 miles to the nearest pub and shop

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Jefferies September 2020

Lovely setting. Quality furnishings and everything we needed.

Reviewed by Mrs Ferris August 2020

Large spaces to enjoy. Homely feel , big garden and pleasant neighbours


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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