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Yr Allt

Painscastle, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 3 star rating
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Romantic
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

If you want to escape busy lifestyles, go off-grid and unwind in the rolling countryside and hills of rural Powys. This traditional stone cottage is made for comfort with its open fire, handsome wood beams and beautiful furnishings. It’s ideal for families and couples who love to stay in remote settings, surrounded by nature and wildlife. Two hounds are also welcome to join you at this timeless home from home which sleeps three and has an enclosed garden; and you’ll find a pub (1 mile), and a shop (4 miles) nearby.

Head up the mile-long rugged track to the front entrance (note: access with a 4 x 4 vehicle). Step inside to find charming country-style interiors with an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area, a beautiful stone tile floor, and huge oak posts separating the kitchen from the rest of the ground floor. After a day of adventures, settle into cosy seating by the original bread oven and Welsh dresser, and enjoy the warmth of the open fire under low ceilings with handsome rustic beams. As night falls, clamber up cottage-style stairs to find two cosy bedrooms with exposed beams, and a spacious shower room. Outside, the pretty garden offers spectacular countryside views.

Step out and explore this natural landscape where you’ll find spectacular vistas and panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons National Park from every level from Begwn Hills (1 mile). Try a variety of outdoor pursuits - kayak down the River Wye at Glasbury (5 miles), or try abseiling, gorge walks, and hand-gliding near Llangorse Lake (14 miles). You’ll meet mountain ponies, sheep, and birdlife along the way too. Head into the literary town of Hay-on-Wye (6.5 miles) where you’ll find a wonderful variety of second-hand book shops, cafes and restaurants, along with an annual arts festival.

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 provided
  • 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

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jenny 10th September 2021

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Fab location, walkers paradise, get plenty of food in and just relax. Excellent for the dog. Fully recommended.

Reviewed by Ian 30th July 2021

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A fabulous cottage, cosy and comfortable, in a place just out of this world, so gorgeous and peaceful. Although not far from civilisation, it feels like you are a million miles away. Safe and protected away from the crowds alone with nature. Plenty of great walks direct from the front door over the Begwns and the view from the top is just breath taRead moreking. You definitely need a 4x4 or a car with very good ground clearance to negotiate the track across the moor to the cottage. A perfect holiday. Hide

Reviewed by KATHY 16th July 2021

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Great cottage and location for a true getaway. Moorland walks direct from the cottage There was some confusion over directions to the cottage and general information. These two areas just need to be updated.

Reviewed by P D 18th June 2021

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Basic but comfortable accommodation. Superb isolated situation with lovely views. Ideal for those wanting to 'get away from it all and commune with nature'. Within easy reach of Hay on Wye for all shopping.

Reviewed by Margot 11th June 2021

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This is a beautifully sited cottage with unsurpassed views. It is the place to 'get away from it all' like no other we have ever been to and we keep returning.

Reviewed by Susan 4th June 2021

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The perfect place to unwind. The cottage is full of character, it's so far down it's own track you can forget the outside world. There are plenty of walks straight from the door, you do not need to use your vehicle for the duration of your stay. There are so many birds to watch in the garden, we topped up the peanut and seed feeders for the woodpecRead morekers, chaffinches, tits and thrushes. The hare sneaks in and nibbles the lawn. Plenty of outside seating and large windows to watch the wildlife. Hide

Reviewed by L 14th May 2021

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Wonderful cottage, wonderful location. The views are magnificent. Walks in every direction straight from the doorstep. Pub just a mile away. 4x4 most definitely needed to get to the house. Comfy bed and furniture and great shower. The kitchen window seat is a real bonus. Lovely, dog friendly garden.

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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Location

Map
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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