Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Byres is a charming, renovated barn ideal for a break for either two people or for a family holiday for those with slightly older children. Offering the best of both worlds - Byres enjoys a peaceful setting on the owner's small holding, and good access to Brecon and the heart of the National Park. Inside, this quirky property has a double bedroom and bathroom downstairs with two open-plan 'bunk' rooms upstairs, accessed via a very steep set of ladder stairs - exciting for slightly older children but perhaps not ideal for very young families. The setting for Byres is a delight and a children's paradise, with plenty of space for play and exploration, a swing out side in the garden from the great oak tree and mown graasy tracks through the meadows and down to the stream below. There are walks further afield from the door over the surrounding hills and the Epynt and then come back to a great wood-burning stove to welcome you on your return. This is a delightful base for any sort of holiday or weekend break.
Self catering accommodation
Sleep 5, 1 Ground Floor Double, 1 Twin and 1 Single
The bright and airy open plan living room at Byres houses a galley kitchen with electric cooker, hob and fridge. There is use of a washing machine and freezer nearby. There is a dining table and chairs, sofa, comfortable chairs, woodburning stove and a TV. This room has lovely views and the whole property enjoys a wealth of character beams and exposed stone work.
Bedroom 1: A double
The bathroom: Has a bath, shower, handbasin and toilet.
Up the very steep ladder stairs to two balcony sleeping areas,
Bedroom 2: Twin beds
Bedroom 3: Single bed
Bedlinen provided.Towels on request Electric heaters Wood-burning stove. Travel cot available. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with furniture and a BBQ. Not suitable for pets - by owners choice Ample farmyard parking. No smoking. Variable mobile phone reception.A pretty barn
Byres is a pretty barn of stone and slate. Downstairs has a light and airy open plan kitchen, living and dining room and a double bedroom and bathroom. Steep ladder stairs led up to an open plan loft which houses 3 single beds, arranged as a twin room at one end and a single at the other, each with a curtain to section off the area. The whole property enjoys a wealth of exposed beams and stone work. Byres boasts fantastic views of the surrounding hills, and an enclosed garden.
A child's paradise
Situated on the owner's smallholding, Byres offers plenty of outdoor space. Older children will love the meadows below the barn. Bring the wellies and plenty of outdoor clothes because the meadows lead down to a lovely stream and woodlands. There is plenty to keep the kids amused here but Byres is also encompassed by great walks over the Epynt and surrounding hills.
Your horse or pony is welcome too
Fields surround Byres and stabling is available. The owners of the cottage are more than happy for visitors to bring their horse or pony with them - please call to discuss this. There is superb riding straight from the door - what a wonderful way to explore Epynt Mountain whilst saving on those horse-sitting/livery fees!
The centre of Brecon with it's mixture of well-known shops and small boutiques is just 5 miles from Byres. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs to discover, and a small cinema. Take a stroll up to the canal wharf and visit the acclaimed Theatr Brycheiniog providing a theatre auditorium which plays hosts to many well-known acts, an art gallery and renowned restaurant with terrace. Sit beside the wharf and you'll find it's the perfect spot to watch the comings and goings on the canal. Watch boats bob by or enjoy an ice-cream from the theatre cafe and feed the ducks and swans. Make sure that you take a boat ride to see the canal from a completely different perspective - the tow-paths provide miles of easy cycling too. Alternatively, head through the cathedral grounds to the Priory Groves, some very pretty woodland bordering the River Honddu.
Brecon 5 miles, Llandovery 22 miles, Abergavenny 25 miles.
Learn more about Llandovery and Brecon here.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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.