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Trefaen Cottage

Crai, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Stargaze from the doorstep as the farm has been awarded a Dark Skies Milky Way status
  • Stylish farmhouse interior includes exposed walls and wooden beams
  • Swim spa available for private hire
Property code: BN334

Located in a tiny hamlet, this romantic farm cottage is an ideal spot for exploring the Brecon Beacons. The neighbouring cottage can be booked too, for group getaways.

The hamlet of Crai is right in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Walking routes are available from the doorstep of this property, but you can easily travel by bus as the nearest bus stop is just 40 metres away. Just 4 miles from here is the cattle market village of Sennybridge, which has a couple of shops and pubs. The bustling town of Brecon is 12.5 miles away and is a great day out with museums and a cathedral for you to visit. You can also access the popular hiking trail of the scenic peak, Pen y Fan in 12 miles from here.

This beautifully presented stone barn has been renovated from an old workman’s cottage. Enter through the courtyard into the property, where you will find exposed stone walls, beams and oak furnishings throughout. The wooden kitchen suite has been handmade and finished to a very high standard with a Belfast sink and features built-in appliances, such as a slimline dishwasher. Adjacent, you will find a cosy living room with a comfortable sofa and chair, and a dining table large enough for four people. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one double and one single. The master bedroom is roomy and bright, and features a free-standing, romantic, roll-top bath. Next door is a modern bathroom with power shower.

The Brecon Beacons has received Dark Skies Milky Way status which means that light pollution in the area is extremely low, resulting in excellent stargazing opportunities. Please speak to the owners should you wish to borrow a telescope or binoculars. The cottage is situated on a 300-acre working farm. The owners live and work on-site and provide Welsh beef and lamb to Waitrose. They are happy to liaise with visitors and arrange for guests to explore the organic farmland on foot. Outside the property is a courtyard with plenty of parking and walking routes in the Brecon Beacons are available from here. There is also a shared swim spa on site, with an extra charge of £30 for exclusive use.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double with roll-top bath, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower room, free-standing bath in master bedroom
  • Electric cooker, hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher, fridge, freezer
  • TV, Freesat, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair avaliable
  • Small courtyard area
  • Ample parking available
  • 1 pet welcome
  • Complex of properties
  • Storage for bikes
  • Mountain bikes avaliable for hire on discussion with owner
  • Shared 15 seater swim spa – exclusive use for £30 for 2-hour usage is available
  • 3 miles to nearest pub and shop
  • Please note property is on a working farm children shoud be supervised at all times

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


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.

1 more property at this location

Oak Barn - Crai

Oak Barn - Crai

Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4

£1456 - £2175

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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