Old Orchard Bungalow is a comfortable, beautifully decorated convenient and well-appointed holiday bungalow. Within an easy 10 minute drive to Brecon, the bungalow is dog friendly and wonderfully secluded. Guests will love the stunning views across the Usk Valley and to the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. Looking across the valley there is virtually no light pollution and wonderful for looking at the night sky. There is a telescope at the bungalow for watching the numerous birds in the valley.
This is the perfect place to stay for visitors looking for a peaceful holiday; it would certainly suit some of our older guests or active families alike with plenty of outdoor activities nearby including Llangorse Activity Centre with its state of the art climbing wall and Cantref Adventure Farm loved by children of all ages. Both have pony trekking centres. Mountain bikes can be hired locally in Talybont village.
Climate-aware visitors will be glad to know that the only fossil-fuel used at the Old Orchard is in the wood-burning stove. The bungalow is almost completely self-sufficient in energy for most of the year. Solar panels drive an air source heat pump, charge a Tesla battery and heat the domestic hot water. No oil or gas is used and the small amount of grid energy is bought on a “green” tariff.
There is parking right beside the door, and there aren't any steps or stairs.
Old Orchard Bungalow is at the end of a quiet lane in the hamlet of Scethrog, just five miles from Brecon. Below the bungalow is a field with grazing sheep or cattle. You can walk to Llangorse Lake from the cottage, or over to The Allt ... a nearby hill that has the most glorious views. There are several local pubs within a few minutes' drive.
Holiday Cottage Accommodation:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms
An entrance hall with a fine Welsh dresser.
Kitchen: The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher and a fridge. The dining table and chairs seat six people.
Utility Room: The utility room is off the kitchen with a door out to the garden. It has a washing machine and freezer and a useful sink.
Downstairs cloak room with toilet and wash basin.
Sitting Room: The cosy sitting room has a sofa and chairs around the wood-burning stove. Pianists will appreciate the (in-tune) piano. There are patio doors out to the garden to enjoy the glorious views. The TV is wall mounted and visitors can sign up for temporary Amazon or Netflix access.
Bedroom 1: The Master bedroom has a super king size bed (can be converted to two singles), and original art on the walls. En-suite shower room with whb and a wc.
Bedroom 2: A pretty room with fabulous views and a small double bed - 4 foot
Bedroom 3: More wonderful views in this spacious bedroom with twin beds
Family Bathroom: with a bath, separate shower cubicle, hand basin and a toilet
There is a pretty patio surrounding the house, with outdoor furniture.
The well kept garden and lawn is enclosed and has well established shrubs and trees; established herbaceous flower borders and an area seeded with native wild flowers to promote wildlife and pollination.
* All linen and towels included
* All oil central heating and initial supply of wood for the stove provided
* WiFi available
* Ample parking
* 2 well behaved dogs welcome - the back of the garden is well fenced.
* Safe storage for mountain bikes
* Cot & high chair available
* Flexible changeovers
* The bungalow now benefits from electricity microgeneration from solar panels on the roof.
Brecon - 5 miles, Talybont on Usk - 2.6 miles, Crickhowell -10 miles, Hay-on-Wye - 18 miles, Abergavenny - 15 miles, Cardiff - 1 hour, Hereford - 50 miles
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property, please ask for: Elizabeth, Lucy, Edwina, Carolyn or Ceri
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