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7 minutes from Pen y fan Cottage In Brecon Beacons Gym, Steam Room and pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in Libanus, Nr. Brecon, Powys, Wales - Rural Location With Sheep To The Fore And Owls Hooting ! Minutes To Pen- y -fan and Bike parc Wales.

Surrounded by the Brecon Beacons, 7 minutes from Pen-y-fan ,the highest peak in South Wales, wonderful walking country and a myriad of outdoor activities on the door step and yet 40 minutes drive to Cardiff or 5 minutes into Brecon. This is a quiet ,rural location ,with ample parking at the rear,secure bike storage with outside tap, fully equipped in house gym and steam room with heated outdoor Jacuzzi pool in the garden, open April through to October .There are raised vegetable and herb beds for everyone to enjoy and plenty of space to sit outside and absorb the beautiful surroundings.

Check in/out times

Check in is any time after 3pm on your arrival day.

Check out is by 10am the day of departure. If you would like a late check out, please ask. We will do our best taking into consideration the next guests' arrival, and appropriate, allocated cleaning time.

More Details

Property Manager
Clare Graham
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Clare Graham

I have extensive and international training in the hotel and catering industry and am particular about what I would like to have when I stay away. We try very hard to achieve this for our guests and have made our properties comfortable, clean and homely, to meet your every need when on holiday.

Clare Graham purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Clare Graham chose Wales

Brecon is a friendly rural area but within the hour we can be in the city, it is incredibly peaceful and we have thoroughly enjoyed living here for many years.

We are 7 minutes from Pen-y-Fan the highest peak in South Wales and minutes from the waterfall walks .

After a days activity it is perfect to flop into the pool and enjoy our night sky .

We have night sky accreditation and are very proud of this .

What makes this cottage unique

The semi detached cottage is a great place to base yourself and allows our guests to explore the area ,then come home to a swim in the heated pool or warm fire from the wood burner .

The house is large enough to accommodate an entire family but small enough to retain its country charm with a log fire and very comfy seating area in the living room.

The heated pool is fantastic for children, families and couples alike. The views and spectacular and we cannot recommend the fresh air and our dark skies enough!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brecon, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is situated in the gym with power shower
  • Family bathroom ,newly refurbished with immaculate white tiling, bath, overhead power shower, wc and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 ( 3Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed ,large wardrobe with ample storage space. Bedroom 2 with double bed,with large wardrobe and dressing table. Bedroom 3 with single bed ,elevated to enjoy the views, with under bed storage.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This is a non-smoking cottage with ample parking at the rear surrounded by gardens front and back with a Dark Sky accreditation ,wonderful for star gazing. We also provide a welcome pack of the usual store cupboard supplies, tea, coffee, milk,and all the boring stuff ...loo rolls, bin bags oh and a fresh baked cake. Outside: Secure bike shed. The house is surrounded by forest at the back and owls hooting at night. Sorry,no dogs. Utility Room: washing machine and tumble dryer to the rear of house,leading outdoors. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All beds are made up for your arrival,with fresh white fluffy towels. Fully central heated with extra bed throws for snuggling into. Other: Downstairs cloakroom with toilet and walk in bath with jacuzzi feature. Dining room with oak table and chairs. Fully equipped gym including running machine,rowing machine ,smith machine,weights etc. Cloakroom with power shower,toilet and handbasin.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage with everything you could possibly need or want. The gym was very well equipped. The sauna and the pool were a great way to relax aching muscles after a full day hill walking. Kitchen very well stocked with everything you'd need to cook your evening meal before relaxing in front of the beautiful log burner. Hosts were very friendly without being intrusive. A great place to stay and we look forward to going back. Many thanks for a fabulous holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your five star review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at No 2 Forestry Cottage. We filled the pool early for your arrival and the weather was just the best , and the steam room and gym is proving very popular, many say it is better equipped than their gym back home . I really look forward to welcoming your family again soon to Wales . Clare and Andy
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Perfect for our short stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is as described and was the perfect place to stay whilst we visited family in the area. It is spacious and well equipped for example the kitchen had all the pots, pans and utensils you would have at home.

What really made the stay were all the personal touches that were unexpected, such as the Christmas Decorations around the cottage (we stayed in December), logs and kindling for the fire and the home made cake left for us. The owner checked we were happy and settled and if we needed anything without being intrusive.

Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location, I would recommend it and we hope to book again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a kind review . It was lovely to welcome you for New Years Eve and I love decorating the cottage with all the Christmas cheer. I do hope we can welcome you in the warmer months especially when the pool is open, it's just great sitting in the tub and looking up at the stars , we are very proud of our night skies . Clare
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Beautiful surrondings, brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding cottage. Lovely facilities, helpful and friendly owners. Ideal location for relaxing or active break only 5mins away from Pen Y fan. We had an amazing time enjoyed using the spa pool & the log fire on a night time. we would love to return for another family break.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, I am glad you and your lovely family enjoyed your break . We love to welcome guests who are keen to explore our beautiful area , I know we are biased but the Beacons are stunning whatever the time of year and to unwind in the large heated pool is the best thing ever ! I hope we can welcome you for a return visit. Clare and Andy
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A lovely property in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful short break in the cottage. The cottage itself was very homely. It didn't feel like a holiday let at all. It was very clean and had everything you need. (Including a delightful welcome cake!). The surrounding area is wonderful with so much to see and do within a short distance. The gym is very well equipped and steam room is nice too. But the real icing on the cake was the hot tub. Though the phrase hot tub doesn't do it justice. It is simply stunning. Very large and was 35 degrees when we used it and is a large part of the reason we intend to come back to the cottage next year. I thoroughly recommend the whole package that this cottage offers.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and I am so glad you enjoyed your break , I know you came a long way . Yes the pool is a good size , a very social space , ideal after a Pen -y-fan walk and is just lovely day or night , especially if we have our clear skies . To view the stars from the pool is outstanding. I look forward to welcoming you again next year , this time with a chocolate and banana cake!
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Amazing place, perfect with some added bonuses!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at the cottage and were warmly welcomed by Claire on the first night, the location is fantastic for exploring the Brecon Beacons and the character and comfort of the cottage are exactly what you want. The outdoor jacuzzi really is more of a small swimming pool and is amazing, there is also the added bonus of an extremely well equipped gym! Thanks to Claire and Andy - you were both extremely helpful and accommodating, we will definitely be coming back again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to welcome you and your lovely friends this weekend, I am only sorry it went so fast . You were lucky with the glorious weather and Autumn colours on the Beacons . The pool is huge , a great social space for all families and friends both day and night and I am so glad you used it and the gym , that has proved to be a bonus for our guests . I look forward to welcoming you again soon to the Beacons, they are just as stunning in the snow . Clare and Andy
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A homely and truly relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This location is fantastic for scenery, walking and peace. The views over the field opposite at sunrise were breath taking and we enjoyed photographing the stars at night from the garden with minimal light pollution. The house had a very homely feel and was equipped with everything we needed. The hot tub (more like a small pool), steam room and gym were a real added bonus - great for relaxing muscles after a long walk or just to enjoy at any time. The owners are very welcoming and helpful and although the property is adjoined to the owners home we never felt our privacy was compromised at all. We always take our holidays in self catering accommodation and have never returned to a property - but we hope to return to this one. We were on holiday with a teen and they enjoyed it a much as us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review . It was an absolute pleasure to meet your family and welcome you to Forestry Cottages , and thank you for sharing your amazing photos . The night sky picture you took was jaw dropping . Last nights sky was just wonderful and we are proud of our night sky accreditation. The heated pool has proven to be a real hit with all ages and you are completely private from the world when you swim. I try with my planting of tall grasses to ensure our guests are screened from view and ensure their privacy and with the angle of the houses we tend not to overlap . The use of the gym, pool and steam room is exclusive for our guests and we maintain all facilities to a high level during your stay . Now in these Autumn months the heather on the beacons is turning purple and is magical . I would love to welcome you again in the winter months , with snow on the beacons they can be breathtaking and ethereal, they are never dull.
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1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
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21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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