Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Cathedine Old Coach House is tucked away down a cobbled path with a private garden for children to play. The house has been been imaginatively converted to a spacious detached large self catering holiday cottage, ideal for a family group - sleeping 9 guests in 5 bedrooms. Stay here and after a good walk relax around the central wood- burning stove, play some games (good selection supplied) or just read a book and gaze out of the window across the valley. Step out onto the balcony to enjoy the fabulous views over the meadows and nearby Llangorse Lake to the hills beyond. Cathedine Old Coach House is a good place to stay, only one mile from the village of Bwlch with a local shop and village pub, this is the start of the Bwlch With Attitude walk. It is only 2 miles from the village of Llangorse with two pubs and the largest fresh water lake in South Wales. Just outside the village is Llangorse Activity Centre where there is a really good indoor Climbing Wall, a outdoor high ropes challenge and of course fantastic Pony Trekking on the mountains.
. Visit The Venison Centre across the valley and try some of their excellent produce - the deer graze on the hills above the house - so very local produce! Hire Mountain bikes and have them delivered to the door. Brecon 7 miles.
Cathedine Old Coach House was recently featured in Little Stuff's blog.
With its beamed top floor and flagstone kitchen floor, Cathedine Coach House has a truly original feel with its impressive top floor sitting room, comfortably furnished with two lovely sofas, some antique pieces and large rugs. The balcony is just the place to sit with a summer drink and take in the delightful views or use the telescope to watch the dark skies, whilst the woodburning stove is the best for cosy winter nights in.
Four ground floor bedrooms:
Bedroom 1: bunk beds with handbasin
Bedroom 2: single room with handbasin
Bedroom 3: twin beds with handbasin
Bedroom 4: twin beds
Bedroom 5: Upstairs master bedroom with a king-size "old fashioned" style iron bedstead, off this room is a small dressing room with space for a cot and or camp bed ideal for a younger child.
Downstairs shower room with good quality power shower, handbasin and toilet.
Upstairs bathroom (accessed via the master bedroom) with bath, shower attachment, handbasin and toilet.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity and LPG central heating. Cot & Highchair available BBQ available Mobile reception good. Wifi available. Telephone available by arrangement. Wood for the stove by discussion. One pet welcome but please to be kept downstairs and out of the bedrooms. Parking for strictly 2 cars only, 3rd by prior arrangement. Please note the cottage is accessed down an old cobbled garden path. Strictly NO stag or hen parties.Supermarkets that deliver here are Tesco, Asda and Waitrose here and you can also pre-order a hamper of award-winning treats and picnic snacks from local Brecon Beacons producers. Please see our web site for more details.
Child Friendly holiday cottage
Children will be happy on rainy days with one of the bedrooms doubling up as a games room, with X-Box 360, CD/music system, plus SKY TV, video and DVD player, and books and games are to be found in the sitting room. For sunnier days, French doors open out onto the large enclosed sheltered garden with plenty of room to play and run about.
A chef's kitchen
To make life easier for the designated chefs, the kitchen is extremely well equipped with a range style cooker, with gas hob and double electric oven, microwave, large fridge, extra freezer, dishwasher, ice cream maker and bread maker and all the "little extras" it is nice to find in a kitchen, like a set of Le Creuset cooking utensils.
Utility room has washing machine, tumble dryer, upright freezer and extra fridge.
The dining area has long refectory table for sociable meals together and for al fresco dining there is a outdoor garden furniture and a BBQ.
A great place to stay as a family group or a group of friends seeking a quiet rural location, but only a short drive away from the nearby villages and surrounded by hillside walking and a great base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Learn more about Brecon
Centrally placed 9 miles from Brecon and 9 miles from Crickhowell.
Book this property on-line or book by phone on 01874 676446.If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for:
Elizabeth, Emma or Sophie
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 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||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single 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.