Tower House (TOWEH)
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Tower House has very recently been completely renovated turning it into a contemporary, stylish, well cared for and warm family house, perfect for an easy family holiday with a lovely conservatory and a safe enclosed garden with a trampolene for children. The house, once a hunting lodge, was built by Crawshaw Bailey, owner of a Welsh coal mine - made famous in the book 'How Green is my Valley'. Tower House is close to Llangorse Lake so bring your fishing rods or hire a boat and visit The Crannog. Visit Llangorse Pony Trekking and Adventure Centre - there is an excellent climbing wall and zip lines or explore the hills on horse back - a great place for all the family. For younger children visit Cantref Adventure Animal Farm or Brynich Play Barn. Brecon and Crickhowell are both 7 miles so you are centrally located for some excellent places to eat out. Hire mountain bikes and have them delivered to the door.
Sleeps 6 - 1 King-Size, 1 Twin, 1 Double
A flagstone entrance hall leading into a very warm and welcoming spacious kitchen with a great stone fireplace and efficient wood-burning stove; lovely to sit around and chat while others cook! The kitchen has been newly fitted with an electric cooker with a grill and a halogen hob, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer and a Belfast sink. The washing machine and a second fridge are located in a separate utility room.
The dining room has a dining table and chairs and a lovely traditional dresser. The sitting room has a featured Victorian fireplace, sofa and comfortable chairs. There is a large flat screen Freesat TV with DVD and a downstairs cloakroom with wc.
Leading off the dining room and running the length of the house is a large conservatory with sofa, chairs and French doors into the garden.
Up fairly steep stairs to three bedrooms:
Bedroom 1: A very pretty bedroom with a king-size bed and a view out across the valley
Bedroom 2: A second pretty bedroom with a double bed, also looking out across the valley
Bedroom 3: A bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite shower room. handbasin and toilet
The family bathroom: Is luxurious with a large double shower, a large bath and a very modern handbasin and toilet.
The house is reached down a sloping flagstone garden path from the spacious parking area.
Good quality, pretty linen includedAll fuel for the wood burner includedCot & HighchairWifi available Mobile telephone - good for Orange, 3 and T-mobile. The house has a booster for better Vodafone and O2 receptionFreesat TV and DVDTelescope available Safe lock-up storage for mountain bikesParking for 4/5 carsOil central heatingPets welcome (one dog only)The garden has garden furniture, large childrens' trampoline and ample space for children to play ball games.Visitors on arrival will find a Welcome Pack with local Welsh produceNo fireworks due to a farm next doorPlenty to see and do
The house has recently been beautifully and carefully renovated, making this a warm, comfortable and contemporary house with great views across the valley - at times being able to see Llangorse Lake, dependent on the time of the year and the leaves on the trees!
The house is situated approximately 2 miles from Bwlch and 3 miles from Talybont on Usk, 9 miles from Brecon and 15 miles from Hay on Wye. Llangorse village is 2 miles along the road with two village pubs both doing good food and local beers.
The lake offers many facilities including sailing, canoeing, fishing and a visit to The Welsh Crannog Centre (a type of ancient lake dwelling) which was originally built in about AD 916 by the King of Brychieniog. The Centre shows the history, myth and legends of this unique Welsh ancient monument. The lake is also home to many wild fowl and migratory birds that settle there.
This is a great location for walking straight up to the mountain with a footpath just across the road from the house to Myndd Llangorse or alternatively walk down to The Allt hill, just a few minutes down the road. The village of Llangorse has two excellent Pony Trekking and Riding Centres and a very popular Climbing Wall.
Llangorse 2 miles. Brecon 9 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Joanna, Ceri and Sophie
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.
Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.
Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.
Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.
Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.
The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',
Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke Path
On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.
Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views.
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