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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Danyfan – an elegant Edwardian Villa with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it comfortably sleeps 10, and is perfect for groups and families.

At Danyfan, you can relax in front of the log-fire in the sitting room, read or play board games in the library, or play a spot of pool or ping pong in the sunny conservatory. There is a large, well equipped kitchen, with a log fire and dining table. You're welcome to enjoy the gardens, feed the chickens or spy on the resident wood-peckers, house martins and nuthatches.

Cradled in the Brecon Beacons at the foot of Pen-y-Fan, from Danyfan, there are hundreds of activities to take on. Walking, road biking, mountain biking, fishing, 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, 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.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff - Wales 83 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny 38 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Each of the rooms is uniquely designed with beautiful fabrics, antique furniture and art. The sitting room, kitchen and conservatory are large and comfortable and perfect for groups. All the bedrooms have sumptuous beds, luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, there are also plenty of TVs, i-pod docks, vintage books and binoculars for bird-watching

The Kitchen

The colourful kitchen is well equipped with a range cooker, dishwasher, big fridge and freezer, making it easy to cater for large groups. There is a wood-burning stove and large dining table.

Sitting Room

The sitting room is large with ample seating for 10. Relax in front of a roaring fire, watch TV or DVDs, play one of the many board games or have a sing song around the piano.

The Conservatory

The sunny, south facing conservatory looks out onto the garden and the mountains beyond. It has a pool/ ping pong table and it's a perfect spot for meals and soaking up the sunshine.

Room 1

The huge master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, with views on three sides of sunrise, the mountains and cows in the neighbouring field.

Room 2

An en-suite room with a sumptuous, original Victorian four poster bed and cast iron bath. The room has great views of the birds including woodpeckers and nuthatches.

Room 3

This room has a super king sized bed that can be set up as twin beds. The room shares a large bathroom with a vast freestanding bath, with room 4.

Room 4

Room 4 is a pretty double bedroom (slightly smaller than the others).

Room 5

This is a large attic room with stunning panoramic views of the beacons. It has a king sized bed that can be set up as twin beds. Across the hall is a large bathroom.

Further details outdoors

Danyfan is set in 2 acres of garden, meadow and woodland. At the far end of the property (150metres from the house) is a large, shallow-sided pond, which is a haven for wildlife.

There is space for 5 cars to park.

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, couples and groups, there's plenty to do in the Brecon Beacons.

Mountain biking, walking, kayaking and horse riding in glorious surroundings; browse the art galleries, boutiques and book shops in Brecon, Hay-on-Wye and Crickhowell; enjoy any of the festivals in the area such as Brecon Jazz, Abergavenny Food Festival, Hay Literary Festival or the Green Man Festival.


Brecon is a charming market town, considered as one of the most historic locations in Wales. Brecon is famed for its Gothic cathedral, Georgian architecture, castle ruins and annual Jazz Festival. It also boasts some of the best views of the famous Brecon Beacons.

The name 'Cwmgwdi' means 'The Valley of the Owls', it's a small valley at the bottom of Pen-y-fan, just two miles out of Brecon.

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Review 1-4 of 4

25 Sep 2014


"Amazing for a large family."

We rented Danyfan for my wife's surprise 30th birthday. 9 adults, 1 toddler, and a dog and we had so much room and freedom with the house. We used the kitchen to cater for all of us for breakfast… More

15 Oct 2013


"Great holiday with friends"

10 of us stayed at Danyfan (plus our baby and dog), walking, wild swimming and relaxing. It was a really lovely place to stay, just a few minutes walk from the start of the ascent up Pen y Fan, with l… More

12 Jun 2012


"Break with friends"

If it's a secluded break in glorious scenery (at the foot of the Brecon Beacons mountain range) in a large but warm and friendly Edwardian house then Dan yfan is the place for you. Perfect as bas… More

20 Sep 2011


"Just perfect!"

I stayed at Danyfan Brecon as part of a Yoga long weekend. The house is absolutely beautiful and we felt at home right away. Emma and Stevie made us feel right at home with a G&T (with the local gin) … More

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