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Ty Sinsir

Crickhowell (3mls), Mid Wales
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A 17th-century country home set within the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Within walking distance of the Tretower Court and Castle
  • Enjoy the mountains, lakes, castles and market towns of the Brecon Beacons
Property code: 83274

Set in the heart of the National Park within the peaceful hamlet of Tretower, this detached country home has been beautifully finished offering a great base for family and friends to relax.

The peaceful hamlet of Tretower sits at the foot of the Back Mountains just off the Usk Valley, the perfect place for a holiday with friends and family making the most of the outdoors. Try Llangorse Activity Centre (7 miles) with its climbing wall and Cantref Adventure Farm (13 miles), both with pony trekking centres. Hire a kayak and paddle along the Brecon and Monmouth Canal, or walk along the River Wye and the River Usk. The Henry Vaughan Walk along The Brinore Tram Road winds through the scenic and historic Talybont valley, or you can climb a number of footpaths up to the Beacons. Immerse yourselves in Welsh cultural history with a visit to one of the many historic houses, gardens and castles. Crickhowell, Abergavenny, Brecon and Hay-on-Wye are all less than 17 miles away and perfect for a day trip of pubs, restaurants and independent shops.

The cottage is set within mature gardens with views of Tretower Court and Castle, a creation of Sir Roger Vaughan. Step back in time as you step inside the flagstone boot room. To the right there’s a quirky cloak room with Thomas Crapper WC, butler sink and vibrant wallpaper. Relax in the lounge with its 17th-century stone fireplace, leather Chesterfields and velvet recliners surrounded by heirlooms, antiques and oil paintings. Enjoy the heat of the wood burner whilst watching a film on the Smart TV. To the rear of the house, the locally handmade shaker kitchen is well-equipped with a Smeg induction range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Sage coffee machine and washing machine. Enjoy meals seated at the large oak refectory table with French low lights and Welsh pew. The 17th century spiral stone castle staircase leads you to the dark oak-boarded first floor. Here four bedrooms are all beautifully finished with Art Deco sanitary ware. To the front of the cottage there’s a king-size William Morris bedroom with en-suite shower, a twin bedroom with bunk beds plus a further single bed. To the rear of the cottage there’s a twin bedroom and a double bedroom. There is a family bathroom with a free-standing double-ended zinc and copper bath to enjoy castle views whilst taking a soak, a separate shower and a WC. There’s also a small lounge area to relax in on the first floor. A further upstairs toilet is a quirky hidden gem with green Art Deco suite. The cottage also has a detached fully-contained annex, perfect for two, known as 'The Cwtch' (Welsh for cuddle) offering twin beds that can be made into a king on request at the time of booking, and a wall-mounted TV. A small kitchenette with fridge, kettle, breakfast bar and stools is perfect for a morning coffee with a view to the castle. There is also a shower and Burlington high level WC.

You are surrounded by gardens with stunning views, a small patio area accessed via ‘The Cwtch’ kitchen area, and there are several seating areas within the gardens where you can make the most of the sun, an area with a BBQ and a fire pit. Outside the boot room door of the main house there is also a dog/bike/toddler hot and cold spray tap for washing down anything and anyone after a brilliant day out. There is ample off-road parking and secure storage for bikes.

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

  • 5 bedrooms – Sleeps 8 adults and 3 children. 1 king size, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom(suitable for children). The annex – 1 twin room that can be made into a king-size on request when booking
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 separate shower, free-standing bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower and WC, I separate WC. The annex – 1 shower and WC
  • Smeg induction range and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and Sage coffee machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Cot & high chair available
  • Fibre Wi -Fi
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Outside warm water tap
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • TV in lounge and games area
  • Pub within walking distance, shop 3 miles
  • Table tennis table available
  • No stag / hen parties due to insurance
  • SECURITY DEPOSIT: This property has a £250 security deposit, fully refundable after safe departure. Speak to owner directly
  • CCTV operated at entrance to property

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Catherine 16th July 2021

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We had an awesome family break in this beautiful cottage. Our party consisted of 6 adults and 4 teenagers, and all were catered for. There is plenty of space in the cottage both inside and out. We were blessed with beautiful weather so spent most of our time in the garden which is lovely. Plenty of garden furniture and the hammock is the best thingRead more ever, could have spent all day in that! Good location not far to travel to surrounding villages, supermarkets and pubs. Would definitely recommend Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 9th July 2021

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We stayed at Ty Sinsir for 1 week as two families with 5 children between us. The house was extremely well equipped and the host had thought of everything. Including the little things like dishwasher tablets, washing up gloves. The bed rooms were all very comfortable, with plenty of space for all. The location was completely stunning and so much ouRead moretside space for the children to run around and play The fire pit was really great at night time as well. Strongly recommend. Hide

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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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