The hamlet of Ystradfellte in the Mellte valley on the South side of The Brecon Beacons, the village has a small post office and a very busy local pub The New Inn (phone and always book for a meal). The Mellte is the best known of the fascinating waterfalls on the River Neath and its finest sequence of caves and waterfalls start at Porth-yr-Ogof, approx. three quarters of a mile below the village. Beautiful woodlands surround these very picturesque and in places dramatic gorges of this and the neighbouring rivers. There are paths down the River Mellte and into the Hepste valley, where walkers can cross the Hepste River on the ledge behind the lovely water curtain called Sgwd-yr-Eira, "fall of snow". In the olden days cattle, sheep and ponies used to be driven along the ledge by local farmers. The ancient village church was restored in 1870 and its Yew trees claim to be 800 years old. Bird watching features Red Kites, Dippers in the Mellte, Woodpeckers, Tree Creepers and Nut Hatchers. Make sure you drive along the Sarn Helen Valley and see the ancient standing stone before driving down the very steep hill into the Heol Senni Valley so loved by mountain bikers and road cyclists alike!
Sleeps 6/8 plus cot, 3/4 bedrooms. Spacious open plan living area. Very well equipped, fitted kitchen with fitted units, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, fridge/freezer, a new electric cooker, microwave, a long dining table with benches and chairs. Sofa, chairs and a large wood/coal stove.
Separate sitting room is again large and light with comfortable sofas, chairs, an open "Jet Master" fire, SKY TV . Throughout the downstairs rooms there are the most lovely oak floors with rugs, some lovely prints, local photographs, paintings and ceramics.
The entrance hall has featured wrought iron spiral stairs leading to
Bedroom 1: A double bedroom with en-suite bath and toilet.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom,
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 4: Small study/bedroom which is curtained off and has 2ft 6 bunk beds.
Large family bathroom: With bath, basin and toilet. Electric shower over bath.
Hirwaun 6 miles, Sennybridge 11 miles and Brecon 21 miles. Glyn Neath Golf Course and Leisure Centre 4 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Carolyn
The Southern Brecon Beacons are a magical expanse of mountains, lakes and Ystradfellte's waterfall country of caves, rushing rivers and steeply wooded gorges. There's plenty to do here. Discover the mountains by foot, bike (this is the home of the fabulous Bike Park Wales) or even train on the Brecon Mountain Railway. Sample whisky (and gin) to rival even the finest Scotch at Penderyn Distillery, or have a day out at the spectacular caving system and dinosaur attraction at Dan yr Ogof. The acclaimed beaches in the Gower and Carmarthenshire are within an hour of many of the cottages. Read more about Southern Brecon Beacons