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

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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:
11 October, 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 Powys and Brecon Beacons

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!

Location

Car: necessary

Situated in the foot of the Brecon Beacons National Park the semi detached cottage sits nestled in surrounding forest and large green fields, making the most of nature at its finest and most beautiful.

Upon your arrival you will be treated to a freshly baked lemon drizzle cake and find that there is tea, coffee and milk ready for you to enjoy whilst you begin to unwind.

Due to the blissful surroundings it is easy to relax in the outside seating area before taking a dip in the heated pool in the garden. There is a safe lock up for bikes should they be brought on holiday and a trail that leads from the house to the bottom of Pen Y Fan through national park scenery and along a historical Roman built road.

Brecon is a bustling market town set along side the river Usk and Honddu with its splendid Georgian shop fronts and historic cathedral there is something for everyone.

For children open farms, a mountain railway or Dan yr Ogof show caves, there is so much more to enjoy and the day can be finished with an ice- cream in the Llanvaes Dairy - the best in the area!

Coast/Beach.

West Wales with its sandy beaches is 1 1/2 hours drive away. Swansea and the famous Mumbles are an easy 40 minutes driving away.

Travel.

The cottage is 5 miles from Brecon, there is limited public transport and the use of own car is essential. In the summer months, the National Park run a public bus from Brecon to the Mountain Centre with a bike transporter on the back.

Cardiff airport is approximately 50 minutes drive away and Bristol airport is approximately 1 3/4 hours driving away.

Distances.

Brecon market town is a 5 miles drive to the centre. Hay on Wye is 35 minutes and Abergavenny 40 minutes away.

The nearest city is Cardiff ,40 minutes away or Swansea is 45 minutes away.

We are 7 minutes drive from Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, wonderful walking and the new Bike Parc Wales, which has just been built is minutes away for mountain biking.

Things to do.

Food festivals, craft markets, Farmers markets, the International Jazz festival held in the theatre at the canal basin, and surrounding venues, a cinema, leisure centre, and an army museum commemorating the Battle of Rorkes Drift at the South Wales Borderers Museum at Brecon Barracks.

Outdoor activities in the area include horse riding, a rope centre and climbing wall, canoeing on the river Usk and Wye, mountain biking at the dedicated bikeparkwales.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brecon in Brecon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

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7 minutes from Pen y fan Cottage In Brecon Beacons Gym, Steam Room and pool
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5

Lovely house in a beautiful location. The hot tub was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in a beautiful location. The hot tub was amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a pleasure to welcome your family . Yes the swim spa is great, it is way bigger than a regular hot tub , a great social space . With teenagers , as you had, it is useful to have something for them to keep them busy . I am glad the family enjoyed the space and the best weather all year. Clare
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5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

We knew when we were greeted with a lovely homemade lemon drizzle cake that it would be a great stay - and we weren't disappointed! The cottage is situated in a great location being a stones throw from the a470 and close to a town for all the must have holiday amenities (like wine!). Our 5 year old found the hot tub the best thing of the whole holiday so much so that he wants one at home! We also managed to make use of the gym on a few occasions which was an added bonus.Overall we found the cottage really well presented and comfortable and Clare was on hand for any queries and was really super helpful 10/10!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a super review , I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday . It was a pleasure to welcome you , and I was happy to hear the lemon drizzle was a success. I hope we can welcome your family again. Clare
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5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property as it was close to Bike Park Wales and the Brecons for us to go Mountain Biking, however when we arrived the property had so much going for it we only went biking for a short a period, we spent most of the time enjoying the BBQ, hot tub, steam room and gym, this is fantastic play to stay and the owners are great and not at all intrusive but there if you need anything. The home baked lemon drizzle cake was spot on with our tea when we arrived.

Lovely surroundings for walking, cycling and getting out and about.

Thanks Clare we had a great time and the hot tub is fantastic as is everything else.

Very best regards

Glyn, Lynn, Mark and Jackie.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a thoughtful review, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay . I am glad you made the most of what we have to offer , I think you all needed to recharge your batteries! I hope we can welcome you again , next time with a chocolate and banana cake mmmmm . Clare
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5

Wonderful!

  • 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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5

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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5

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brecon, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£750
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£675
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Arrival is after 3pm and departure 11am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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