Efail Isaf - meanng the Old Smithy sleeps 5 guests in three bedrooms and three loos. This pretty white painted cottage tucked on the mountainside is a spacious, pet friendly, self-catering holiday cottage in an idyllic location.
Set on the side of the Black Mountains in the hamlet of Cwmdu near Tretower and Crickhowell. This is a great place to stay to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park - on The Beacons Way - long distance foot path. The cottage welcomes a pet and has its own parking. A very peaceful location with walks straight from the door up into the hills. There is also an excellent village pub The Farmers Arms just down the lane and a popular cafe (well known for generous breakfasts).
A very popular place for Star Gazing and was featured in the BBC series The Sky at Night.
Kitchen - open plan and spacious and sociable with an electric Range Master cooker with six ring hob. A microwave, dishwasher, electric fridge and a freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer and a lovely ceramic tiled floor.
Through an archway off the kitchen is the dining room with a featured fireplace with a very efficient wood burning stove. Generous supply of wood. Dining table and chairs and the most fabulous views out across the valley to the hills beyond.
The comfy sitting room has sofa and chairs a featured fireplace with a coal effect electric fire. TV with Freeview and DVD.
A downstairs cloakroom with hand basin and toilet
Up fairly steep and uneven traditional stone stairs - they are the original stairs dating from the 1700's, (carpeted) to three bedrooms:
Master Bedroom 1: A lovely spacious bedroom with a king sized bed and an en-suite shower-room, toilet and handbasin
Bedroom 2: A bedroom with a double bed
Bedroom 3: A twin bedded room.
All bedrooms enjoy fabulous views of the countryside
Family Bathroom with a bath, a separate shower unit, heated towel rail, hand basin and toilet.
* All linen and towels inclusive
* All electricity and gas central heating.
* Welcome Basket on arrival
* Ample private parking - designated site
* Cot & High Chair available
* TV with Free Sat and DVD
* Logs supplied for the wood burning stove
* One dog welcome (No Cats)
* Short breaks on discussion
* Small shop on the neighbouring family campsite
* Wifi available
* Mountain Bike hire can be arranged locally
* Cafe and tea rooms 300m away - open from 8.00am to 5.00pm
*Farmers Arms Pub 300m walk
Efail-Isaf, The Smithy Cottage, is a traditional white washed stone cottage with some great oak beams and a fairly steep stone staircase winding up behind the old fireplace. The cottage has lovely stone tiles on the floor and very efficient central heating system to ensure it is always warm and cosy. There is a pretty garden in the front of the cottage with a bench, a perfect place to sit on a sunny evening. There is also a secluded hedged garden with a terraced area to the back, an ideal place to enjoy a BBQ.
There is also a smaller cottage next door (Efail Bach - "Little Smithy") to sleep 2 so ideal if perhaps there are friends, or grandparents, who want to come on holiday but like to be a little separate.
This is a wonderful location - set above a small and very quiet family campsite owned by the holiday cottage owners (certainly no noisy "clubhouse here") set in four acres of well sheltered and near lawned grounds. The cottages are within walking distance of the village. Walks and mountain bike trails exist straight from the door up on to the eastern edge of The Black Mountains. Pen-y-Pibwr is immedaitely behind the cottage.
With walks to suit everyone, the area is gently rounded upland and most importantly easy, well finger-posted access to the countryside and the most glorious landscape and stunning views. Just down the road is Tretower Court and Castle a fortified medieval manor house - now looked after by CADW and open to the public. The cottage is a notable "Dark Sky" venue and a popular destination for astronomers, having featured on BBC "Sky at Night" Crickhowell 4 miles Talgarth 8 miles Brecon miles 10 miles
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn or Lucy
Crickhowell is the proud winner of the best British High Street, 2018. It's steeped in history, has almost entirely independent (and excellent) shops, really good pubs and restaurants and award winning cafes. The bustling high street runs down to the idyllic river with it's historic bridge over to the neighbouring village of Llangattock. Crickhowell is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, with fantastic cycling and walking in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. To top it all, there's an annual music festival, The Green Man, just outside the town. Read more about Crickhowell