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Bedrooms: 3 Sleeps: 5 Bath/Shower Rooms: 1 Toilets: 1
3 Star Rating
Pets: 2 (£20/pet)

Pets: 2 (£20/pet)





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Glaswain Cottage is a simple traditional 19th century farm worker's cottage situated on a very quiet country lane midway between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. This character property provides a warm welcome inside with a lovely woodburning stove and has lots of space outside with a lawned garden and small orchard to enjoy. Glaswain is surrounded by rolling fields and provides a secluded base for those looking to explore Mid-Wales and Herefordshire. There are two great pubs a couple of miles away in Llyswen and the towns of Brecon and Hay-on-Wye are each just 7 miles away.

We are afraid that during the summer months July and August and early September check in will be after 6.00 p.m. but it also means you can leave the property later in the morning.


Sleeps 5 - 2 Doubles, 1 Single

Glaswain provides comfortable accommodation for up to 5 people in 2 double bedrooms and a single, accessed via one of the double rooms.

The fitted kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker, fridge, microwave, table and chairs. The sitting/dining room boasts a lovely stove set in a stone fireplace with an impressive wooden lintel, sofas, a pine dining table and chairs and a TV.

The Bathroom:  On the ground floor and has been newly fitted with a toilet, handbasin and bath with shower over.

Up the traditional wooden stairs to

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom

Bedroom 2: Double bedrooms

Bedroom 3: A single bedroom accessed via one of the double rooms.

Useful Information

  • Bedlinen and towels provided.
    * Arrival after 6.00pm during July/August
  • Electricity and night storage heaters
  • Cot & Highchair available
  • Two well-behaved pet welcome.
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ.
  • Ample parking.
  • Variable mobile reception.

    1/2 mile from the nearest neighbour

    If its privacy, peace and quiet that you're after, then look no further. Situation up a quiet country lane, midway between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons Glaswain is a full 1/2 mile from its nearest neighbour and is surrounded by rolling fields. This secluded cottage has a garden laid mostly to lawn and a small wild orchard. A lovely place to enjoy a summer BBQ or for the children to play.

    A wonderful spot for wildlife watching

    In its peaceful position, surrounded by fields and lovely views, Glaswain is the ideal location from which to enjoy bird-watching and to observe wildlife of all kinds. Red Kites are a common sight in these parts and a trip to the nearby town of Rhayader will bring you to the Red Kite feeding centre - an incredible sight.

    Enjoy a meal at the Griffin Inn or tea and cakes at the Honey Cafe

    Ivy-clad with oak beams and log fires, the Griffin Inn dates back to 1647 and sits at the centre of the pretty village of Llyswen, a comfortable 2 mile walk from Glaswain. Enjoy the warm welcome, real ales, fines wines and great home-cooked food before heading back out into the  countryside to walk it all off.

    2 miles in the opposite direction is the charming Honey Cafe. It offers a selection of snacks and cakes as well as a small, traditional gift shop and has a fantastic reputation.

    Brecon - The Heart of the Brecon Beacons and Close to The Black Mountains

    Travel the 7 miles and explore the bustling market town of Brecon. There is the picturesque canal, alongside which sits the acclaimed Theatr Brycheiniog providing a theatre auditorium which plays hosts to many well-known acts, an art gallery and renowned restaurant with terrace over looking the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal. A ten minute walk from the canal brings you to the centre of Brecon with it's mixture of well-known shops and small boutiques and gift shops. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs to discover and a small cinema.

    Llyswen (with pubs and cafe) 2 miles, Brecon 7 miles, Hay-on-Wye 7 miles.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn or Edwina  

  • A friendly cathedral town in the lee of the mountains with the rivers Usk and Honddu running through. For a small town, there's a lot going on. A leisure centre with a pool, 1930s style cinema, excellent theatre and plenty of shops and cafes. On the outskirts of the town are popular villages including Llangorse with it famous lake, Cantref with its popular adventure farm, Talybont, well known as a walking and cycling hub and Felin Fach, home of The Griffin, a highly acclaimed pub and restaurant. Read more about Brecon