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Winnie's Hayloft sits on the brow of the hill, beside the road in the centre of the small village of Bwlch between Brecon and Crickhowell. The cottage is conveniently situated on the main road, providing easy access by car or public transport, whatever the season or the weather. This delightful oakbeamed cottage is much loved and full of character; Winnie's Hayloft sleeps two and has a light and airy sitting room on the first floor with magnificent views down the Usk Valley and over the surrounding hills. The location is ideal for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park with Brecon seven miles away and the picturesque small town of Crickhowell a mere 6 miles in the opposite direction. The larger village of Llangynidr is a mile away with canal walks, a tennis court and two excellent pubs. Bwlch is a walker's delight being situated on the Beacons Way and having three mapped circular walks, right from the doorstep. Many other outdoor activities are provided just down the road at Llangorse Lake. Bwlch has a friendly post office, shop, Beacons Farm Shop or The Venison Centre and the New Inn opposite the cottage under new ownership and serving excellent home cooked food and offering a warm welcome. All within easy walking distance.
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom
The kitchen and dining room are on the ground floor and is well equipped with a gas hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. The dining area has table and chairs with an original lovely quarry-tiled floor.
The upstairs lovely and light sitting room with featured oak beams makes the most of the fabulous far-reaching views across the valley. There is a good quality comfy sofa and chair. The TV has Sky Freeview, DVD, CD player and radio.
Bedroom 1: The attractive bedroom has timber frame walls and great oak beams giving the room plenty of character. A comfortable double pine bed.
Bathroom: This is a wet room style bathroom with an excellent power shower, handbasin and toilet.
Winnie's Hayloft is small but beautifully formed. The downstairs kitchen/diner has beams and exposed stone walls surrounding a neat and modern fitted kitchen. Upstairs there are more large oak beams and this time the exposed stone walls feature little nooks, the doors are all ledge and brace. The property also boasts a small courtyard area with garden furniture and a BBQ. Cars can be parked outside the cottage for unloading and then moved to the designated parking area just over the road.
The village of Bwlch sits on a col between two hills. The name Bwlch actually means 'pass' as a road connecting Crickhowell with Brecon has existed here since Roman times. The village is situated at around 200m above sea level and as such commands incredible, panoramic views of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. The route through Bwlch is among the most picturesque in the area. Winnie's Hayloft has large sky-lights in the sitting room to take full advantage of this wonderful position.
Llangorse Lake - The outdoor enthusiasts dream
Llangorse Lake is the largest natural lake in South Wales and has become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Head down to the water and hire a rowboat to enjoy a peaceful cruise whilst surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons. Try your hand at water skiing or sailing - pedaloes and canoes are also available to hire. Those interested in fishing need look no further; Llangorse is renowned for its Pike fishing. If you are not a water baby, the site also boasts Wales' leading indoor climbing centre, the unique Sky Trek - a series of connected zip lines that take you through trees, down the mountainside, and numerous pony trekking and riding centres.
Fantastic walks from the door
Leave your Hayloft behind for the day and pick up a picnic from the post office in the village before heading out on one of many circular walks from Bwlch. Explore the perimeter of Llangorse Lake or visit Llangasty Church where the Sunday School movement was founded.
Another circular walk will take you travelling through time between the villages of Bwlch, Cwmdu and Tretower. Explore the impressive stone tower and Tretower Castle and the late medieval house of Tretower Court.
Brecon 7 miles, Crickhowell 7 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ceri,Carolyn or Joanna
"We had a wonderful week in Wales despite the weather! Bridget & Nigel, the owners made us very welcome from the start. They were there to greet us and provided a welcome pack, topped off with some homemade jam, who could wish for more.
The cottage was great, it was clean and very well equipped and was like a home from home. Thank you Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages for making it a perfect week!" Sam
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