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Wonderful Cottage With Mountain Views, Games Room And Lots Of Space

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Cwmgwdi, Brecon, Powys, Wales - Lots To Do - Walk The Biggest Peaks From The Door, Wonderful Cycling, Great For Children

Danyfan is beautiful, spacious holiday house with views over the gardens and up to the mountains. It's just 2 miles outside of Brecon but it feels like it's in the middle of nowhere.

Danyfan sleeps 10 (plus 2 on a sofa bed) in 5 stylish and comfortable bedrooms, with 4 luxurious bathrooms. 2 of the bedrooms can either be set up as twin or doubles, and there is a pull out bed and 2 cots if needed. It has loads of space, with a sitting room, a library, a big kitchen which is very well equipped and great for catering, and a wonderful conservatory with views of the mountains, and a pool /ping pong table.

Outside is a wonderful garden, great for children with plenty of space to roam and a trampoline, swings and slide to play on.

From Danyfan there are hundreds of activities to take on. You can walk from the front door straight up to Penyfan and its neighbouring peaks, Corn Du and Cribyn. We have some of the best road biking and mountain biking trails around on our doorstop. There is great fishing, horse riding, caving, climbing and trail running. There are spas, wonderful boutique shops and farmers markets, and country pubs, enjoying the various events throughout the year.

The owners, who live next door, are happy to advise on walking/ cycling routes and activities.

Families can take day trips to the Owl Centre, The National Showcaves, Botanic Garden of Wales, Brecon Mountain Railway and the nearby Cantref Adventure Centre. It's also a perfect base for festivals – The Green Man, Hay Literary Festival, Abergavenny Food Festival and Brecon Jazz.

More Details

Emma Bald
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Emma Bald

We live next door and are happy to take online deliveries and to advise on what to do and where to go. We're into walking and cycling, so know a few routes. We have a young family and a friendly Labrador.

Emma Bald purchased this house in 2011

Why Emma Bald chose Brecon

We were in London and decided to move to Brecon when we came here to visit a friend. We love the remoteness, the mountains, the clean air and all the space!

What makes this house unique

We think the house has everything you'll need for a holiday!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brecon in Llanfrynach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Main bathroom - roll-top bath, walk in shower, wc & hand basin Bedroom 1 en-suite - bath/ shower over, wc & hand basin Bedroom 2 en-suite - roll top bath/ shower over, wc & hand basin Bedroom 3 en-suite- bath/ shower over, wc & hand basin Cloakroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Victorian 4 poster bed, with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Enormous bedroom with en-suite. Fold out bed & Travel Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be set up as twin beds or a superking
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Attic bedroom & en-suite bathroom. Can be twin or superking
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king sized bed, en-suite Bedroom 2 - antique 4 poster double bed, en-suite Bedroom 3 - attic twin/ super-king zip and link beds, en-suite Bedroom 4 - twin/ super-king zip and link beds Bedroom 5 - double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • tennis
Outside: Terrace with a barbeque and garden furniture for 10 Large, mature garden, herb garden Great for children (but not fully enclosed) Horse shoes game and badminton available Utility Room: Chest freezer Washing Machine Sink Drying racks Recycling bins Space for cycle storage Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Linen and towels changed weekly. Mid-stay clean available on request for an additional charge. Other: Conservatory/ Games Room: Sunny room opening onto the terrace and garden with stunning mountain views. Antique pool table/ ping pong table which can also be used for dining.


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

A lovely house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house at the foot of Pen y Fan and only a few minutes’ drive from Brecon. We stayed with family and friends and had a fantastic time. The house is spacious and well-equipped. Would certainly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review and for coming to stay at Danyfan!
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Women's Group Reunion, June 2018

  • 5 of 5

We all loved staying in your very well equipped, delightfully situated, large house in the depths of hilly green, baa-ing, moo-ing and chirping countryside. Beautiful.

Amazing to have so many bathrooms and wonderful kitchen among all the other interesting spaces, inside and out. Great views from all the windows as well.

Not forgetting your generosity of very professional sourdough bread and rich brownies, delicious!

We were interested in the architecture of Danyfan and how it came to be built in the depths go the countryside. Any information on that would be welcome.

As well as a great walk around the neighbouring country [didn't quite make it to the top of the horseshoe] we enjoyed time out in Brecon and especially a day in Hay-on-Wye.

We'd very happily recommend it to any groups looking for a country break.

With many thanks



  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb property, with spacious rooms and stunning views of the Brecon Beacons.

  • 5 of 5

This property is at the end of one of the access roads leading to the Brecon Beacon. The house is well appointed and has enclosed gardens for children to play, with games aplenty and swings and a trampoline. Inside the house there is a good supply of indoor games (pool, snooker, table tennis, plus a wide variety of games and puzzles.

There are excellent, rather challenging, walks close to the house which are used by the military for endurance training - it's easy to see why!

In addition to the hill walking there are numerous local attractions, including the very attractive petite city of Brecon (in 2011, the population was only around 10,000 people). The city has an eclectic mix of architecture, ranging from the 10th century cathedral and castle through to pleasing buildings from latter centuries. The local Monmouth and Brecon canal is particularly attractive and has a mix of boats for hire or for pleasure trips.

In the short time we had in the area we only touched the surface of the experiences available to visitors. We will definitely be visiting this property, and the Brecon area in general, again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next wedding anniversary!
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Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property. Very clean and gorgeous views. Perfect for a family get together and some pre wedding shots! The homemade sourdough load and brownies added a lovely personal touch!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Really glad you enjoyed it, and many congratulations.
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Ideal property for large family /group

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped ,lovely and warm .Amazing views from the house and great walks on door step .Owners very helpful, homemade brownies and bread lovely surprise

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent place for a group gaming/walkingholiday.

  • 5 of 5

Pretty garden, well kept and at the foot of Pen-y-van, which is a lovely climb. Well equipped house with all the kitchen utensils we needed for group cooking and bathrooms enough there were no queues on the mornings. Lots of rooms that were big enough for is to split up and play different board games and a big BBQ and outdoor seating in the back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
83 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Merthyr Tydfill
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
In Brecon
Nearest Beach
44 Miles
Car: necessary


Just 2 miles from the centre of the historical market town of Brecon and 1/2 mile from the glorious Brecon Beacons. Dan-y-fan means 'under the mountain' and is aptly named as it is at the foot of Pen-y-Fan (head of the mountain), the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons


Cars recommended


Nearest airports - Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham

Nearest train stations - Abergavenny and Merthyr Tydfil


Pen-y-fan - biggest mountain in Southern Britain - walks from the doorstep

Brecon 2 miles - Charming market town, with a Gothic cathedral, Georgian architecture, castle ruins and annual Jazz Festival. It also boasts some of the best views of the famous Brecon Beacons.

Hay on Wye 17 miles - Famous for its Literary Festival and is known as the town of books. Great for exploring.

Abergavenny 20 miles - Famed for its annual food festival and home to a few Michelin Star Restaurants


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Deposit - 25% of holiday to confirm booking
Balance - due 6 weeks before holiday

Changeover Day:
Friday - but flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.