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Yr Allt

Painscastle, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Towels included
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At a glance

  • The perfect getaway for couples and small families alike, escape to this stunningly remote cottage
  • Pull on your walking boots and explore the Begwns, a range of hills on the Radnorshire side of the River Wye
  • The only neighbours are the mountain ponies, sheep and the Red Kite that frequently soar above
Property code: BN372

At the end of the 1 mile-long rutted track through the surrounding hills, discover this traditional stone cottage, where phenomenal views and a gorgeous, welcoming character interior awaits

Discover unexplored countryside from the door, with no set footpaths but many tracks made by local farmers tending to the mountain ponies and sheep. Activities such as hang gliding, rock climbing, abseiling, and gorge-walking can all be arranged locally, with nearby Llangorse Lake being a popular destination. Enjoy paddling at The Warren, the local river beach, or hire a kayak further down the river at Glasbury. For walkers and cyclists head to the Brecon Beacons National Park for plenty of walks and places to explore by bike, whilst the Wye Valley has canoeing, shooting, river and lake fishing. There are a wealth of attractions including the Monmouth and Brecon Canal, South Wales Borderers Museum and Abergavenny Castle and Museum. If you've simply run low on supplies, discover boutique clothes shops, antique dealers, pubs and restaurants and books shops galore at Hay-on-Wye, just 4 miles away.

Extremely remote and difficult to access in extreme weather conditions be prepared to walk if necessary (boots needed in muddy weather). Having negotiated the track to this cottage you will not be disappointed. The spectacular views are like being on top of the world, whilst the characterful interiors feel like a trip back in time. With its original bread oven alongside the attractive open fire and the huge oak beams this traditional stone cottage has a cosy, timeless feel. The open-plan downstairs has a lovely stone tile floor and the kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer and a large window with far-reaching views. Huge oak posts divide the kitchen from the rest of the living area that contains the sitting and dining section. The living area features an oak over-mantle over a stone fireplace with its original bread oven, whilst oak beams, low ceilings and stone windowsills throughout echo the traditional decor. The dining table seats three, and the comfortable sofa and reclining chairs face the open fire, the perfect place from which to enjoy a film. Climb the relatively steep flight of stairs to the two bedrooms and the bathroom. The master bedroom has a double bed and exposed beams, as does the second single room, whilst the spacious bathroom has a large shower.

Visit the pub 1 mile away, and a shop and restaurant 4 miles away.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom - 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Open fire (first basket of logs provided)
  • TV, DVD, CD player and DAB radio
  • Bed linen and towels not provided at present due to Covid19 - please bring your own
  • Wi-Fi not available, no phone signal
  • Enclosed garden
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome - please keep under control to avoid the sheep
  • Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 4 miles
  • Accessed via a a mile long rutted and sometimes muddy track. Difficult access in all weather conditions - 4x4 vehicle required

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr. Bradford January 2020

The perfect getaway from the modern world, absolutely stunning remote location I can?t wait to return.

Reviewed by Dr. Markland December 2019

Fantastic place. Great remote location.

Reviewed by Mrs. Robinson November 2019

Lovely location. Warm and comfortable. Very good shower. Lots of walks straight from the door.

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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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