The Old Toolshed

Cantref

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

Pets: 1 (£20/pet)

Parking

Parking

WIFI

WIFI

Remote

Remote

Woodburner / Open Fire

Woodburner / Open Fire

Walks from the Door

Walks from the Door

Garden

Garden

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A beautifully converted romantic self catering cottage for 2, with huge beams, solid oak doors and window, attached to the family.  This is a 300-acre hill farm running 600 ewes and suckling cows and by the same family since 1966.   Now part of an Agri-environmental scheme, they farm and manage the land by protecting the environment and enhancing, restoring and creating natural habitats and landscape features. With broadleaf woodlands and an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) alongside the Nant Menascin River there are truly stunning views and miles of uninterrupted walking straight onto the Brecon Beacons. An abundance of wild life (including red kites, peregrine falcons, merlins and buzzards).  The owner is happy to show visitors around the farm, to see the lambs and other animals.  There are waterfalls and river pools for wild swimming and in springtime there is a wonderful bluebell wood to visit.  Hidden below The Old Toolshed is a field that visitors can use for camping  if they have extra members of the family wishing to stay.

Accommodation

Sleeps 2

It has an open plan sitting/dining room with comfortable sofas, a woodburning stove, SKY Freeview TV, DVD and Wi-Fi.  There is a small, well equipped kitchen with hand made oak cupboards and shelves, microwave, washing machine, large fridge/freezer and electric oven with hob. 

The shower room has an electric shower, toilet and handbasin.  

Accessible up some very steep oak stairs, which are not suitable for very young children or people with walking difficulties.

Bedroom 1: can be made up as a double or a 2ft 6 twins.  From the bedroom window there are fabulous views that stretch for miles across the Menascin Valley to Cwm Oergen and up towards the Beacons and across to The Black Mountains. 

A beautiful oak door opens out onto a stone slabbed patio with BBQ and wooden garden furniture as well as magnificent views up to both Pen y Fan and the Black Mountains. There is no light pollution so make sure you bring your binoculars or telescope if you want to look at the clear night sky.

Within a couple of minutes walk down the hill is The River Mesascin where there are pools big enough for swimming and a grassy corner perfect for BBQs or just sitting and contemplating the peace.  Footpaths across the farm and along the river are plentiful making this a perfect place to stay to walk in The Central Brecon Beacons or if you wish bring your horses and ride in the hills with is stabling available on the farm (on discussion with the owner).

Useful information

  • Wood, central heating and electricity.
  • Good quality linen, duvet, eiderdown and towels provided. 
  • Cantref Adventure Farm, a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk, offers pony trekking up on the Beacons themselves.
  • 1 dog accepted.

     Llanfrynach 2 miles and Brecon 5 miles.

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

  • 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