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Winnies Hayloft

Bwlch, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star ratingVE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A romantic and cosy bolthole for two in the small village of Bwlch
  • Magnificent views from the living room down the Usk Valley and over the surrounding hills
  • Bwlch, a walker's delight, is situated on the Beacons Way with three mapped circular walks right from the doorstep
Property code: BN367

Compact and beautifully formed, return to this cosy retreat after days exploring the mountains, lakes, waterfalls, moorland and woodland in the wildly rugged Brecon Beacons.

Sitting in the heart of the pretty village of Bwlch, this humble abode is close to welcoming pubs, a farm shop and the beautiful peaks of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Snug and inviting, this bolthole is perfect for romantic retreats. Full of character and charm, make yourself at home beneath exposed beams and put your feet up with a mug of something warm in hand.

First things first, head into the kitchen/diner, feast your eyes on the lovely welcome pack and pop the kettle on. Though the dining table is great for dinners, you might want to dine alfresco in the enclosed courtyard area where you can fire up the BBQ for easy, tasty meals. Head up to the first floor where you can relax in style in the lounge. Traditional features including the exposed stone wall, little nooks and crannies, and beautiful woodwork add handfuls of character and the comfortable sofa welcomes you to switch off and cosy up after days in the great outdoors. Rest your head in the first-floor bedroom and take care of the sloping ceiling. When you wake, freshen up in the shower room which has a wet room style, and get ready for the day ahead.

Head straight out of your door and onto well-trodden trails. Bwlch has some great circular walks just perfect for you and your dog to enjoy a spot of stick chasing. Four walks to note are Bwlch with Altitude, Fortitude, Magnitude and Solitude. The nearby town of Talybont-on-Usk (3 miles) has plenty to explore; waterfalls, rivers, a reservoir and atmospheric pubs all await, so head out for an adventure before sitting down for something tasty to eat.

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

  • 1 bedroom - 1 double
  • 1 bathroom - wet room style with shower and WC
  • Gas hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Welcome pack
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD and a radio.
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small enclosed yard with seating and BBQ
  • Designated off road parking across the road
  • 1 dog welcome (to be kept on the ground floor)
  • Storage for bikes in an adjoining garage on discussion with owner
  • Pub is a stones throw away and a shop with post office within walking distance
  • Property has Visit Wales Walkers Welcome and Cyclists Welcome awards
  • Due to the current situation, for guests' safety all bookings will have 96 hours between them

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Plante October 2020

Great location. Well equipped and comfortable

Reviewed by Dr Phillips September 2020

Cosy accommodation but on a noisy road, and outside space a bit disappointing.

Reviewed by Mrs Hooper September 2020

A nice comfortable cottage with most things you would want while on holiday. The bread, milk, butter and homemade jam were very acceptable. Lots of cleaning products provided too which is always good. The only thing I would say is that I would have like a couple more baking dishes as I only found one small one and more than four mugs would be useRead moreful as there was a dish washer. But otherwise the kitchen was well provided. 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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