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Cwmdu, Mid Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A whitewashed cottage exuding character charm, with panoramic mountain and valley views
  • Cosy up in front of the wood burner or stargaze from the garden in this International Dark Sky Reserve
  • A fantastic base for climbers and walkers exploring the Brecon Beacons
Property code: BN409

Perfect for exploring the Black Mountains, this traditional picture-book whitewashed stone cottage provides cosy accommodation for a family or couple looking for an idyllic Welsh countryside retreat.

With stunning views across the Usk Valley, and nestling by the Black Mountains, this beautiful cottage opens directly onto the Beacons Way which leads through the magnificent Brecon Beacons. The property lies on the outskirts of the pretty hamlet of Cwmdu where you will find a charming pub, tearooms, art gallery and the AstroCamp, ideal for budding stargazers. Other local attractions include Tretower Court and Castle (2 miles), Llangorse Lake (8 miles) and Talgarth Mill (7 miles). The Black Mountains are to the north and east, or you could head south to the thriving town of Crickhowell (5 miles) where you will find a variety of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as the ruins of Crickhowell Castle.

A garden path leads from the lane up to the cottage. Steps lead to a charming stable-style door which opens into the porch and kitchen. The delightful kitchen is a pleasure to cook in and is equipped with a double oven with a ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. With oak beams crossing the ceiling, the inviting dining room features a long dining table and makes a wonderful space for enjoying a family meal. Exploring the cottage further, you will discover the pretty lounge. With a SkyTV, a wood burner set in a large inglenook fireplace, exposed oak ceiling beams and plenty of comfortable seating, the friendly and beautifully furnished lounge is ideal for relaxing in at the end of a great day out. The ground floor also has a bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath, hand-held shower and WC. Wooden stairs lead up to the first floor where you will find two gorgeous bedrooms. The master bedroom is decorated in light, soothing tones and features a cosy king-size bed. The twin bedroom has oak beams and exposed stonework. Please note: both bedrooms have quite low sloping ceilings, timber flooring and traditional ledge and brace doors, emphasising the traditional feel of the cottage.

The property lies behind a tall beech hedge and features a charming cottage garden, extensive lawn and stone terrace with plenty of garden furniture, making this a great space to enjoy a glass of wine, BBQ or al fresco meal. Parking is available on the lane below the house.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with hand-held shower, bath and WC
  • Double oven with ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer
  • Wood burner with fuel
  • Oil central heating and electric
  • SkyTV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Parking in lane below the house
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and cafe within 0.5 miles
  • Tretower 2 miles; Crickhowell 5 miles
  • Dog owners, please note: sheep and cattle are in nearby fields

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs James September 2020

Lovely cottage with beautiful views. Very well equipped, there was everything provided and had lovely comfy beds

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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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