The Tower House is a wonderful place for a family or group holiday in the Brecon Beacons. It's a warm, comfortable and beautifully decorated holiday home. It is in the hamlet of Cathedine, 2 miles from the villages of Llangorse and Bwlch, both of which have decent pubs. There is lots of space at Tower House, both inside and out. There's a delightful conservatory equipped with a telescope to take advantage of the Dark Skied Reserve. The pretty garden has a trampoline to help entertain the children. Close to the holiday cottage is Llangorse Lake, which is has sailing and rowing boats to hire if you don't bring your own. Llangorse Pony Trekking and Adventure Centre is just 3 miles away, with an excellent climbing wall and zip lines, and a great riding school. Brecon is 9 miles and Crickhowell is 8 miles.
Sleeps 6 - 1 King-Size, 1 Twin, 1 Double
The Kitchen - The flagstone entrance hall leads into a warm and welcoming spacious kitchen with a great stone fireplace and efficient wood-burning stove. It's a lovely fire to sit around and chat while others cook! The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker with a grill and a halogen hob, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer and a Belfast sink. The washing machine and a second fridge are in the utility room.
The dining room - There's plenty of space at the dining table for 6, and there is a lovely traditional dresser.
The sitting room . The sitting room focuses on the open fire, with a traditional Victorian fireplace. There is a sofa and comfortable chairs. There is a large flat screen Freesat TV with DVD
Downstairs cloakroom with wc.
Conservatory - Leading off the dining room and running the length of the house is a large conservatory with sofa, chairs and French doors into the garden.
Up fairly steep stairs to three bedrooms:
Bedroom 1: A very pretty bedroom with a king-size bed and a view out across the valley
Bedroom 2: A second pretty bedroom with a double bed, also looking out across the valley
Bedroom 3: A bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite shower room. handbasin and toilet
The family bathroom: Is luxurious with a large double shower, a large bath and a very modern handbasin and toilet.
The house is reached down a sloping flagstone garden path from the spacious parking area.
Plenty to see and do
The house has recently been beautifully and carefully renovated, making this a warm, comfortable and contemporary house with great views across the valley - at times being able to see Llangorse Lake, dependent on the time of the year and the leaves on the trees!
The house is situated approximately 2 miles from Bwlch and 3 miles from Talybont on Usk, 9 miles from Brecon and 15 miles from Hay on Wye. Llangorse village is 2 miles along the road with two village pubs both doing good food and local beers.
The lake offers many facilities including sailing, canoeing, fishing and a visit to The Welsh Crannog Centre (a type of ancient lake dwelling) which was originally built in about AD 916 by the King of Brychieniog. The Centre shows the history, myth and legends of this unique Welsh ancient monument. The lake is also home to many wild fowl and migratory birds that settle there.
This is a great location for walking straight up to the mountain with a footpath just across the road from the house to Myndd Llangorse or alternatively walk down to The Allt hill, just a few minutes down the road. The village of Llangorse has two excellent Pony Trekking and Riding Centres and a very popular Climbing Wall.
Llangorse 2 miles. Brecon 9 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Joanna, Ceri, Ann and Carolyn
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
Dr. J White - 24th June 2017
What a fabulous house and garden! Fell in love with the pictures when making the booking and we're not disappointed. It is a beautiful house and it felt like home. Welcome basket was much appreciated, and all the other touches around the house made settling in so easy. What a welcoming you give to all your guests.
Mr. M Taeymans - 10th June 2017
A cosy, charming and well-equipped cottage, we felt at home right away. The location was great to reach both the Brecon Beacons (we climbed Pen-y-fan) and the Black Mountains. Llanthony priory was a real discovery. We very much enjoyed the garden, the BBQ and the lovely veranda to just sit and talk among us.
Mr. N Hopkins - 17th June 2017
After a very long journey here we were very glad to be staying in such a beautiful cottage. We spent a lot of time in the conservatory watching the birds and reading books. The cottage was very well kitted out and had everything we need while we stayed here. It is really beautifully designed and we are sad to be going. Thank you for letting us spend a week in your gorgeous cottage. We will be recommending it.
Mr. J Clarke - 8th July 2017
We had a fabulous week, tower house is beautiful, and thanks for letting us stay here. It has been a most relaxing week – went too quickly. We have enjoyed canoeing, biking, running and some lovely walks. We enjoyed pen y fan and the waterfalls. Lovely meals at the Red Lion and the Kestrel Inn also enjoyed a couple of BBQ's.
Ms. F Cohen - 5th August 2017
Our second visit has been just as good as our first. Such a wonderful house, comfortable, well equipped and so easy to relax in. A great place to escape from London. Good location with so much to do. We took time this visit to explore the Gower more and we did not regret it. Rhossili and whiteford burrows were beautiful. The waterfall at Sgwd yr eira was magnificent, quite a walk up but well worth it.