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Tyn Y Cae

Groesffordd, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 21
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 7
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An excellent location for a large family get-together or group reunion
  • Set in large gardens with woodlands and an orchard to explore
  • Spacious with two kitchens, two lounges, a large dining room and a games barn
Property code: BN348

Set within beautiful extensive grounds, this fantastic Victorian country house is on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons and makes a wonderful holiday base for a large group or a family celebration.

Based in the hamlet of Groesffordd, this splendid house is set on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The popular market town of Brecon (3 miles) has a range of great shops, pubs and restaurants, and is home to a 1930s-style cinema, a charming theatre, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and a number of historic sites including a cathedral. This is a fantastic base for activities including mountain biking, climbing, foraging, angling and canoeing, with nearby activity centres at Llangorse Lake (5 miles), Cantref Adventure Farm (3.5 miles) and Storey Arms (11.5 miles). Walkers and cyclists can follow the Taff Trail and Cycle Route 8 (Lon Las) or enjoy a meal at Cradoc Golf Club (4.5 miles).

The house has an impressive entrance by way of a veranda, leading through a porch and into the large hallway with an arch and a sweeping staircase. There are two delightful lounges offering plenty of space for you all to relax in comfort. Each lounge has a choice of seating, TV, DVD and a wood burner. A spacious dining room benefits from a large deep window offering plenty of light and has room for up to 21 guests. You can prepare banquets or more modest meals in the two well-equipped kitchens reached via some steps down, which are perfect for catering for large groups. The first kitchen has a large range oven, an American-style fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The second kitchen has an electric oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. The ground floor also features two separate WCs and two utility rooms, each with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Heading upstairs you will find the spacious master bedroom – a light and attractive family room with a king-size bed, a day bed and space for an additional full-size single bed if required. This room has a Juliet balcony with glorious views, as well as an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. A small flight of steps leads up to a floor with four bedrooms: a king-size room with a Juliet balcony, and a single room which have shared bathroom facilities including a WC and a separate shower room/wet room. There’s also a king-size room with a wet room (without WC), and a double bedroom with an attractive Victorian feature fireplace and a wet room across the hall. A final flight of steep stairs leads up to the top floor where there are four further bedrooms. A spacious attic room with sloping ceilings has a king-size bed and a single bed, with space for an additional single bed if required. This room also has a private bathroom with a WC and a separate shower. You will also find a double bedroom with an en-suite shower and WC, a twin bedroom and a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room with WC. The floor also has a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

The property is set in extensive gardens with an orchard and many wonderful mature trees, including a giant redwood. There’s plenty of outdoor furniture so you can sit back and admire the beautiful views while enjoying a BBQ. There’s also a games room where you can play table tennis and pool. Ample parking is available for up to ten cars, and there’s also secure storage space for mountain bikes.

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

  • 9 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 family room with a king-size bed and a day bed, 1 family attic room with a king-size bed and a single bed, 3 double rooms, 1 twin, 1 single
  • The family room and the attic room each has space for an additional single bed on request
  • 8 bathrooms and shower rooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, 2 shared shower room/wet room, 1 en-suite wet room,  2 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 en-suite wet room with shower and WC, 1 shared bathroom with shower over bath and WC, plus 2 separate WCs
  • Sleeps 20+1
  • 2 kitchens – first with range oven, American-style fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher, second with electric oven, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • 2 washing machines, 2 tumble dryers
  • 2 lounges with TV, DVD
  • Wood burners (logs included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • iPod dock
  • Cots and high chairs available
  • External games room with table tennis, pool and a giant Connect 4
  • Gardens, orchard and woodlands
  • Fire pit, BBQ and garden furniture
  • Ample parking for 10 cars
  • Mountain bike storage
  • 3 dogs welcome – ground floor only and must be kept under control due to sheep in adjoining fields
  • Outside catering can be arranged for large groups and special occasions
  • Attic rooms have sloped ceilings with reduced head room
  • The property has two staircases one of which has quite steep stairs
  • Arrival after 4pm
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shops 3 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss Malek September 2020

A wonderful stay at Tyn Y Cae for a family of 20! Excellent service from Ruth, the owner, pointed me to floor plans which made it easy to assign bedrooms. Mattresses were super comfortable and duvets extra warm. Clean and spacious accommodation. Highly recommended and will definitely be booking again in the future!

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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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