Dafydds Cottage (DAFYD)
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A perfect retreat for anyone wanting a peaceful holiday, a glorious place in the spring time with all the wild flowers. This is especially brilliant for a Coarse Fisherman. The cottage is tucked away on the gently sloping hills of the Epynt and is a warm and cosy 17th century stone barn conversion. The cottage itself offers plenty of character with some nice pieces of antique furniture. The views are spectacular, but its the outside space here that sets this little cottage apart. Dafydds Cottage boasts its own private lake for fishing Carp, Perch, Roach, Tench and Rudd, with a delightful summer house in which to sit and watch the fish rise or to read and enjoy a glass of something. Dafydds Cottage and the owners home are set in 22 acres of meadow, bluebell woods and pony paddocks with a brook running through the woods, stabling and the stunning pond. Children will enjoy meeting the friendly ponies in the meadow next to the house and guests enjoy free fishing on the lake and the use of the stabling and grazing should they wish to bring their own horse. There are miles of superb riding and walking straight from the door - plenty to keep anyone busy.
Lovely self catering accommodation
The quirky and comfortable Dafyyds Cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and use of a tumble dryer if required. There is a large pantry with the original stone slab for keeping things cool. The downstairs cloakroom is a useful spot for drying clothes and also has a toilet with the original 'Thunderbox Cistern' and handbasin. The hallway showcases a large Sixties-style record player with radio whilst the sitting room provides comfortable dark green leather sofa and chairs, antique furniture, a coal-effect electric fire and a TV with basic Sky and a DVD player.
Up the handcrafted oak stairs is a small balcony area with an oak desk, great for any visitors that need to catch up on a bit of work during their stay.
Bedroom 1: The master bedroom has an impressively carved Manuka wood King sized bed and spectacular views over the lake and across the valley.
Bedroom 2: has twin beds with views over the paddocks and across farmland.
The bathroom has a bath, with separate shower, a toilet and a handbasin.
Immediately surrounding the barn is a garden with patio, garden furniture and a BBQ.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity and oil central heating. Cot and high chair available. Welcome pack of homemade produce on arrival. Garden with furniture and BBQ. Ample parking. No pets please - by owners choice Horses welcome upon discussion. Free Coarse fishing. Please smoke outside. Variable mobile reception.
A unique fishing holiday
For those visitors that enjoy a bit of fishing, or those who simply enjoy sitting and watching tranquil waters - Dafydds Cottage is for you. Just 50 yards from the house is a beautiful and well stocked lake of around an acre in size. It is private and secluded and is home to numerous Perch, Tench, Rudd, Roach and Carp - some up to 10lbs! A wonderful training ground for children to learn or less experienced fishermen and women to hone their skills. The lake is barbless i.e. catch and return and boasts a small summer house at the waters edge. The summer house is a wonderful place from which to watch the ducks and swans on the water, read a book, enjoy a glass of wine or even a swim!
Your horse or pony is welcome too
Lush fields surround Dafydds Cottage and purpose built new 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!
One of Wales' premier golf clubs
If you enjoy a round of golf then Cradoc Golf Course, just 3 miles up the road is a must. Named Wales' Golf Club of the Year in 2005 the course is an 18-hole parkland course and takes advantage of the rolling Mid Wales hills. There is a welcoming club house serving good food and the views from the course must be some of the best in Wales.
Brecon - the heart of the Beacons
Travel the 6 miles and explore the bustling market town of Brecon. There is the picturesque canal, alongside which sits the acclaimed Theatr Brycheiniog providing a theatre auditorium which plays hosts to many well-known acts, an art gallery and renowned restaurant with terrace. A ten minute walk from the canal brings you to the centre of Brecon with it's mixture of well-known shops and small boutiques and gift shops. There are plenty of cafes, restaurant and pubs to discover and a small cinema.
Cradoc Golf Club (serves excellent food) 3 miles, Brecon 6 miles.
Learn more about Brecon here.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Carolyn
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 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
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|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.
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31 Aug 2013
"Beautiful walking country and great fishing next to cottage"
Very friendly owners who went out of their way to give help and make us feel welcome. cottage is well appointed clean two storey two bedroom (inc cot and highchair, freezer and dishwasher, towels bedd… More
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