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Woodman Parry's Cottage

Brecon, Mid Wales
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully and sympathetically restored and furnished to reflect its period Welsh cottage charm
  • A cosy bolthole in a woodland haven, perfect for a romantic break
  • Only 1.5 miles from the market town of Brecon yet nestled in a fairy-tale setting surrounded by a rich variety of flora and fauna
Property code: BN368

A real woodman's cottage set in the tranquil woodlands, wake in the morning to the symphony of birdsong and wind down at the end of the day in front of the crackling wood burner.

Over the years the intrepid and the artistic have sought solace and creative refuge in this woodland haven. Situated along a single road beside The River Usk, enjoy the best of both worlds from village amenities to rural peace and quiet. Set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this cottage is perfect for walking enthusiasts with breath-taking landscapes to be enjoyed from riverside to mountain peak. Follow Captain's Walk and see the remains of Brecon's medieval walls or visit the South Wales Borderers Museum at Brecon Barracks. Steeped in history find some of Europe’s finest surviving castles, Brecon Castle overlooking the River Usk, Abergavenny Castle set against the spectacular hills and Crickhowell Castle a prominent feature within a small market town. The estate has 2 miles of double bank fishing for 4 rods for trout or salmon booked through the Wye & Usk foundation 'Fennifach' Beat.

Enjoy the best of both worlds with central heating, underfloor heating downstairs and a wood burner making the cottage warm and comfortable but still retaining a great deal of its character with exposed beams, curved walls, wooden lintels, wooden stairs and old oak floorboards upstairs. The cottage kitchen has the original flagstone floors, a Belfast sink, an electric cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and a kitchen table and chairs. The cosy living room still has the large original fireplace where the wood burner crackles, perfect to relax in front of with a DVD whilst snuggled on the sofa. The charming bathroom is downstairs and has a stylish, walk-in shower and a freestanding period roll top bath. Up some fairly steep wooden stairs you reach a large landing with a single bed tucked in the corner, a room walked through to reach the master bedroom. A lovely and romantic bedroom with a king-size bed, the beautiful linen and traditional furniture befits the period of the house whilst the windows peep out over the woodland.

There is plenty of outside space with visitors free to explore the surrounding 200 acres of mixed woodland. There is a small terraced area for table and chairs and BBQ in a natural garden setting, perfect for indulging in a spot of outdoor dining morning, noon and night, enjoying the peace and tranquility. There is a shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles away.


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

  • 1 bedroom - 1 king-size, 1 single bed on landing area
  • 1 bathroom - 1 bathroom (bath and separate shower) with WC
  • Electric cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Wood burner (10 logs per day provided)
  • TV with Freesat and DVD
  • Wi-Fi not included
  • Small terraced area with garden furniture and BBQ in a natural garden setting
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Fishing available - arranged through the Wye & Usk Foundation
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • The final section of the driveway is a bit bumpy in places, unsuitable for low-slung vehicles
  • The upstairs of the property is accessed via a steep wooden staircase
  • Please note mobile and 3G reception can be intermittent and not guranteed
  • Sleeps 2+1

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Dunn October 2020

Lovely, cosy, hidden in the woods gem of a property! Had everything we needed & owner so lovely & helpful at all times. We would highly reccomend this property to anyone who wants total peace & quiet in a ?hidden away? location. We would certainly return to this cottage in the future!

Reviewed by Mrs Smith September 2020

Beautiful location and well equipped with all household necessities..

Reviewed by Mr Thompson February 2020

A perfect location tucked away in the solitude of the woods, but with the market town of Brecon on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Mrs Potter January 2020

The most delightful and magical place you will ever visit. We were there for Christmas and the owner added some really special touches to make it so festive. We have already booked a return.

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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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