House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Originally built c1750, 'The Fron' was renovated to an exceptionally high standard in 2007. It retains many of its original features such as oak beams and there are seasoned solid wooden floors throughout the light and spacious, open-plan lounge and dining area giving access to the bedrooms, situated on the first floor, accessed via a wooden staircase and gallery. In addition, guests can relax in the sauna or on the sun lounge, which leads to the patio area and hot tub!
With extremely comfortable accommodation 'The Fron' offers modern services complemented by free wireless broadband internet access throughout.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberystwyth 87 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 129 km, Nearest railway: Builth Wells 12 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, 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 (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Two of the bedrooms have super king beds which can be made into 2 single beds if needed. Also the rooms can be made into family rooms with the use of comfortable "put" up beds. Making the house suitable for more than 10 if children are to share with family.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a lovely patio area where you can sit and enjoy the views with a glass of wine.
Fishing can be arranged locally on the River Wye.
The Powys/Brecon Beacons region
The mid-Wales county of Powys includes the three ancient counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknock (now commonly known as Breconshire). Powys is one of the most sparsely populated areas of England and Wales – ideal for a peaceful and relaxing break!
Covering some two thousand square miles, Powys extends from the edge of Snowdonia in the north to the Swansea Valley in the south, from the Cambrian mountain range to the west to an eighty-mile border, much of it close to Offa's Dyke, shared with England to the east.
Within the county is a dramatic and ever changing landscape – including the mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the rolling hills of Radnor Forest and the Berwyn Mountains in the north. Powys also has some of Britain's most spectacular river valleys – including the Severn, Wye, Irfon and Usk – all sweeping through glorious scenery.
Powys is the perfect place for those who enjoy an active and adventurous, outdoor lifestyle.
The famous Royal Welsh show is held every July in Builth Wells, this brings lots of visitors to the area and is a must see show.
The local small town of Llanwrtyd Wells offers various activities and events throughout the year including:
Man V Horse - this is an annual event held in June, whereby people see if they are equal to a horse over a 22 mile course. You can enter in a relay team of 3 people or just go along and watch the fun.
World Bog Snorkelling Championships - This event has been taking place in August for over 20 years now. there are two trenches 60 yards long and four feed deep, the aim is to swim two lengths of the bog with flippers and snorkel in the fastest time - only doggy paddle is allowed !! Again take part or just spectate !!!
Red Kite Bash - this event attracts dozens of moutain bikers and ordinary cyclists alike. Over 4 days you will ride through natural and purpose built single tract, forest roads and bridleways. There are routes to suit everyone.
Brecon Jazz Festival held in August.
Hay-on-Wye Festival held in May. Among the headline guests have been Nobel Laureates VS Naipaul, JMG le Clezio, Paul Nurse and Mohammed ElBaradei, historians Eric Hobsbawm, Michael Wood, Bettany Hughes and Niall Ferguson, broadcasters Chris Evans, Jenni Murray, Kevin McCloud and Evan Davis, actors Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Fiennes, Rob Lowe, Gillian Anderson and Simon Russell Beale, and writers Paul Theroux, Linda Grant, Malorie Blackman, Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson
Ellan Valley - The Elan Valley Estate attracts a wide variety of visitors and a good starting point for all is the Visitor Centre which has a wide variety of information and educational and interactive resources.
Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre in Kington - An amazing collection of animals and birds displayed in an environment of outstanding natural beauty.
Hergest Croft Gardens in Kington - a unique garden for all seasons.
Biking - Bike hire is available locally - please ask for details
Canoe on the River Wye - A canoe on the River Wye will place you as close to nature as it is possible to get in a tranquil and beautiful setting.
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20 Mar 2014
"Stunning mansion set into the Welsh hills"
This place really does have the "wow" factor. Driving up the hill to the Fron you won't be disappointed. Sauna, hot tub, log burner, BBQ, widescreen TV - there is a feeling of luxury in this renovated farm house - the owners have gone to great lengths and expense making sure every fitting and fixture is top quality. There is even a summer house at the bottom of the hill if you need a little privacy. Every single one of our group of 12 guys were blown away by this place - a must - if you plan on exploring all that the Brecon Breacons have to offer. Will definitely be back!
Many thanks for your lovely review. However I just want to clarify that the "summer house" is called Lily Pond Lodge, which sleeps 2, and has to be booked separately to The Fron. It is not automatically included in a booking for the main house - Many thanks
23 Feb 2014
"beautiful cottage in stunning location"
lovely barn conversion cottage, with all the amenities which make it a home from home.
Very clean and spacious. Ideal location for a getaway break with stunning scenery from every window and the hot tub!!! Within easy reach of several nearby villages and 5 miles to nearest town ( shops).
Had a lovely week with our family
13 Nov 2013
"Beautiful house, well equipped, glorious views, especially from the hot tub, the most perfect week"
We really enjoyed our stay at The Fron last week. We had a great holiday, and will return to the house and area in the near future.
The house was ideal for two families. We were very impressed with how warm the property was, and how helpful the owners were (lovely welcome basket, extra things brought up etc.). It was also very well equipped, and we weren't lacking in anything. We would definitely recommend the property to others. Great to have WIFI as well, and all the wood provided was appreciated. Definitely the nicest place we've stayed in. The location was spectacular, and the whole place had a lovely feel. Thank you!!
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