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Cosy family room with a double and a single in the barn
Cosy family room with a double and a single in the barn
Downstairs bedroom with a double and a single in the barn
Comfortable twin room in the barn
Comfortable twin room in the barn
Downstairs twin bedroom in the barn
Downstairs double bedroom in the farmhouse
Spacious family room with a double, a single plus cot, in the farmhouse
Spacious family room with a double, a single plus cot, and own WC and sink
A twin room with sloping ceiling in the farmhouse
Spacious family room with a double and a single plus cot in the farmhouse
Spacious family room with a double and a single plus cot in the farmhouse
Downstairs family bathroom found in the side of the farmhouse
Bathroom, no shower found in the barn side
A short drive to the Swansea coast
Carreg Cennen Castle
Lots of waterfalls in the area to explore
Waterfront Museum Swansea
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Ystradgynlais, Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Off the beaten track
Hens and Stags
Rustic
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An extensive farmhouse and barn in the shadow of the Black Mountain which has been imaginatively restored and is full of character
  • Perfect for large families or groups of friends
  • Within an hours drive of some wonderful beaches
Property code: BN286

Comprising a traditional Welsh longhouse and stone barn, this beautifully renovated 17th-century property makes a wonderful holiday home for a large group exploring the magnificent Brecon Beacons.

Tucked away amid lush woodland, this welcoming home sits within half an acre of land and is wonderfully located for adventuring the Brecon Beacons National Park. Close to the crashing falls of Henrhyd (9 miles) and lots of places to entertain guests of all ages, you will never find yourself short of scenic spots and spectacular sites to explore. Sleeping 20 guests over eight bedrooms, with two of your canine companions welcome, this charming bolthole is the perfect destination for reuniting with family and friends. After long days exploring, cosy up in front of the wood burner before dinner is served and the fun begins.

 

Brimming with charm, this Welsh longhouse boasts exposed beams, stonework and traditional features throughout. Unpack your bags and head straight to the kitchen to pop the kettle on or uncork a bottle. With all you need to cook up a feast for lots of hungry guests, enjoy rustling up family favourites. With a double oven and a single oven, you should have all you need to plate up on time ready for fun, communal dinners. Enjoy snacks and mugs of coffee at the breakfast table and save the dining room for formal feasts and dinner with all the gang. With plenty of room to seat everyone, dine in style and raise a glass to great company. When it’s time to put your feet up and relax, the inviting lounge has lots of sofa space and a wood burner which is a welcome sight when there’s a chill in the air. Switch on the TV or put on a DVD for a family film night. As day turns to night, sidle off to bed to rest up before tomorrow’s adventures. One bedroom resides on the ground floor, three on the first floor and the remaining four can be found in the former barn, through a door in the dining room. With a double and one family room on the ground floor with a further twin and family room found upstairs, enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. Rise and shine and head outside with your morning mug of tea and enjoy visiting the mountain stream at the bottom of the garden. There is ample off-road parking.

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  • 8 bedrooms – 1 downstairs double, 3 twins (1 is downstairs), 4 family rooms (each with a double bed and a single bed, 1 is downstairs)
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 additional WC attached to 1 of the family rooms
  • 2 cots and 2 highchairs available
  • Single oven and hob, double oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, 2 fridges, freezer
  • Utility room with tumble dryer
  • Dining room which seats 20 with feature fireplace
  • Wood burner – 2 baskets of logs provided (further logs £7 per basket)
  • Oil central heating and electric
  • Regret towels are not included
  • TV, Freeview, DVD, payphone
  • Extensive garden with outdoor furniture BBQ available (charcoal not included)
  • Ample parking
  • Set on a working farm
  • Small river flows past the garden (fenced off for children) Uninhabited barn within grounds
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Golf course 1.5 miles Fishing 7 miles
  • Beaches within 1 hours drive, Cardiff within 1 hours drive
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Enjoy the peace and quiet knowing that should you need to stock up your cupboards or you fancy a meal out, that Ystradgynlais is 3 miles away with lots of amenities and eateries. For family days out, visit the National Showcaves Centre (10 miles) and explore underground, or travel 15 miles to the magical ruins of Carred Cennen Castle and indulge in a spot of afternoon tea.

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Cosy family room with a double and a single in the barn
Cosy family room with a double and a single in the barn
Downstairs bedroom with a double and a single in the barn
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pier 20th February 2024

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We had a very nice time.

Reviewed by Oliver 7th February 2024

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Simple but comfortable cottage. Ideal for a remote break with a large group (our third visit)

Reviewed by Delia Meryl 19th January 2024

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Excellent long weekend for 19 people in the cottage, which is very well equipped. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. Location is remote as the name suggests "at the end of the road" which allows for on your doorstep access to the mountains. It was quite a stormy weekend, especially on the Sunday, but the cottage was very warm and cosy.

Reviewed by Martyn 21st October 2023

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This was a really lovely cottage just on the river with lots of bird to watch. Cottage had all amenities required and was really comfortable. It was so good we have booked to go back.

Reviewed by Margaret 6th October 2023

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The house was amazing. We all loved it, especially the big lounge. There was also so much space for the children to play outside. We couldn't fault the house but it would be great to have a bigger television and better Internet. Thank you SO much for letting us have the privilege to stay in your home.

Reviewed by Jayne 21st September 2023

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My group really loved spending the weekend here! Plenty of space for 13 of us around the table at dinner time and to sit comfortably in the lounge. Lovely location, very tranquil. We are hoping to rebook for next year. Loved it!

Reviewed by Janusz 15th September 2023

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An amazing place to stay surrounded by beautiful countryside. Within an hour of major towns/cities. Comfy beds and spacious communal areas. Very homely feel to the cottage with a great atmosphere. Great for large groups and the facilities cater for this. Kitchen is ideal with good counter space and equipment. And if that wasn't enough, the owners aRead morere the most lovely and pleasant people. Would highly recommend and will definitely save the location for future visits Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 29th July 2023

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Brilliant holiday barn. Lovely and peaceful but within great area for days out. Has everything you need!the kitchen was well stocked with lots of plates, pans, cutlery etc and really helpful having washing machine. There was 16 of us and we were all able to sit round the dining table and all be together in the sitting room comfortably.the owners weRead morere really friendly and helpful!thanks for a lovely holiday xx Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 1st July 2023

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Lovely peaceful location. Perfect for getting away from it all. All our needs were provided for.

Reviewed by Trevor 10th June 2023

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Stayed here with my cycling club, everyone loved it. Fantastic location and very comfy cottage.

Reviewed by Carol 12th May 2023

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For large gatherings it is lovely we had a really lovely weekend the grandkids had a whale of a time running round and enjoying the river. The cottage was lovely. and the kitchen was very well equipped. Cant really say anything negative, the owner was really nice and very helpful.

Reviewed by Sue 5th May 2023

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Very comfortable accommodation. A lovely location with lots of space for everyone to unwind and relax. Beautifully equipped kitchen as it had everything we needed. Excellent value for money. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Rachel 22nd April 2023

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This is a stunning cottage that is nestled in the middle of nowhere which was exactly what we wanted. From the main road it takes about 5-8 minutes to drive to. Plenty of outdoor space for our 2 dogs and the 10 children to run wild and free. They loved playing in the stream at the bottom of the garden. The house is well equipped for 20. It sleeps 2Read more0 plus 2 cots and a pull out bed. Washing machine and tumble were a god send with hot out house to dry coats etc. fantastic house. Will return 100% Hide

Reviewed by David 1st April 2023

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Perfect for get togethers of several families. Very well furnished and facilities for cooking and dishwashing

Reviewed by stuart 23rd March 2023

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Such a beautiful place, wonderful host and fantastic time had. Spotless, so well equipped, wonderful communication and extremely highly quality throughout every room.

Reviewed by Ian 10th March 2023

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Brill location, great place get reacquainted with nature and family.

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 8th December 2022

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Reviewed by David 14th October 2022

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If you want a place that fits the family and is out of the way, this place is for you. The last part of the drive to it will highlight that. Even though the cottage itself is out of the way it's still close to other attractions.

Reviewed by Hannah 30th September 2022

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This characterful house is located in a beautiful tranquil area and we easily found the property. It was comfortable and warm with all bedrooms made up beautifully and an extremely well equipped kitchen and plenty of comfy seating for all the guests. We were made to feel welcome and the host was very accommodating. The outdoor space was greatly enjRead moreoyed by the adults, kids and dog in our group. One or two of the beds were a little small but fine for younger guests. We would definitely recommend it! Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by Kerrie 28th May 2022

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Lovely cottage, very rural and tucked away, yet within a couple of miles of amenities. Great for large groups who love the tranquillity of the countryside It was alive with birds, and it was so lovely to hear a cuckoo again. There were 14 of us, plus two dogs, and the cottage is laid out in such a way that you feel like you have your own area. You Read moredon't really hear each other. Several of our group went to Bike Park Wales, which was around 40 mins away. Fab, stay around :) Hide

Reviewed by Emma 20th May 2022

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The cottage we stayed in over the weekend was perfect for our big family! 18 of us stayed their comfortably. There is plenty of outdoor space, so we played rounders and cricket. We had 2 dogs and plenty of space for them to run around. Inside the house- perfect layout, cosy living area and perfect dining area for large group. Honestly, we had a greRead moreat stay and will definitely be returning! Hide

Reviewed by Joe 6th May 2022

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Had a great time at this beautiful property. Is exactly as described in such a unique location, would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Catherine 29th April 2022

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We had an incredible time! The house was beautiful, and the area surrounding even more so. Our host was so friendly, and we had everything we needed for a comfortable and pleasant stay. We will definitely be returning if we can!

Reviewed by Nadine 19th April 2022

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We had a wonderful holiday, property was spacious and perfect for what we wanted. Great local area and plenty of outdoor space for exploring

Reviewed by David 9th April 2022

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Staying 15 years (excluding 2 years for COVID) everything must be right.

Reviewed by Jason 18th March 2022

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A fantastic accommodation, exactly what we needed. Great location, check in and hosts were brilliant. Couldnt recommend enough.

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