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Mawr Cottage


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

Pets: 2 (£20/pet)





Walks from the Door

Walks from the Door

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One of two lovely converted barns on a very remote farmstead in the Cambrian Mountains near Newbridge on Wye and Builth Wells. This is a wonderful place to walk in real wilderness, to mountain bike or to ride - you are almost guaranteed to hardly meet a soul - with miles and miles of wild Mid Wales countryside. The fabulous Elan Valley with its many picturesque large reservoirs and scenic drives is only a 10 mile drive away. The closest pub is The Red Lion 3 miles at Llanafan-Fawr is excellent. The New Inn at Newbridge on Wye is also good and is happy to accept dogs.

Cottage accommodation -Sleeps 3, 2 bedrooms

 The kitchen is well fitted with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, and a fridge. Freezer and washing machine in a nearby laundry room due to this being a shared facilitiy during COVID 19  pandemic please check with owner.

Up a couple of steps to a comfortable sitting room with good quality sofa bed and chairs, dining area with table and chairs. SKY TV (free channels only), DVD and video. 

Up another couple of steps to the two bedrooms:

Bedroom 1: With a double bed

Bedroom 2: With a single bed.

A shower room with handbasin, shower and toilet.

Useful information

  • Bedlinen and towels are provided.
  • Electricity and oil central heating,
  • There is a garage for each cottage, if visitors wish to park cars but there is also ample parking on the yard.
  • Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome per cottage -but please be aware there are thousands of sheep roaming over the hillside, with March and April being the main lambing season in the area.
  • No mobile reception at this isolated farmstead, as the cottages are tucked down in the valley between the hills.
  • There is a telephone in the farmhouse for emergencies.
  • Cot and highchair.
  • There are patios for both cottages with lovely views across the valley.
  • There is a separate very large shower/wet room and toilet beside the laundry room
  • Great dark skies - ideal for stargazing

    Brecon 21.9 miles

    Mobile Reception

  • Mawr Cottage is an ultimate get a away from it all - as this holiday cottage is tucked away in a remote valley there is NO mobile reception but the farmhouse telephone can be used in emergencies.

    Out and about

    Get Active - Mawr cottage offers secure garage storage for mountain bikes and canoes and the shared utility room facility - with a separate wet room - is ideal after muddy adventures.

    The Royal Welsh Showground which hosts many events throughout the year from Agricultural shows to Antiques fairs is only a 20 minute drive away.The Wyeside Cinema and Theatre centre offers an interesting choice of evening entertainment whilst the town of Builth Wells offers a choice of unusual independant shops.

    Can also be booked with Bach Cottage to sleep a family of 5.

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

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    Walkers award Cycling award

    Unforgettable views, valleys, lakes and endless space. The Epynt mountain range, the Abergwesyn Valley, and the Cambrian Mountains - remote, wild and sparsely populated. Combine this landscape with the old spa towns of Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells and Llanwyrtd Wells and you've got an undiscovered gem of an area. Famous for ambitious conservation projects, extraordinary events - Man vs Horse and Underwater Bog Snorkling and the excellent mountain biking in the area, but there's plenty more to discover in this area North of Brecon. Read more about North of Brecon