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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
We offer a friendly family holiday home. Our beautifully restored stone farmhouse guarantees a luxurious break. Explore the Brecon Beacons, fishing on the Wye or relax in the book town of Hay. Central village location within 2 minutes walking distance of Pub, Café, Shop and Petrol Station, or you can pre-internet order your provision through Waitrose, Tesco or Asda who all deliver to this address. The property adjoins the owner's home, so we are on hand to meet and greet and help with any of your holiday requirements. With 2 double bed rooms and 2 twin rooms, to sleep 8 people comfortably and the use of the double sofa bed in the second reception the property can sleep up to 10. We provide a complementary welcome pack which contains the basics for your first nights stay at Cross House. A warm welcome awaits you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff (1hr 17mins) 100 km, Nearest railway: Abergavenny (23mins) 37 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Powys region
Powys is a breathtaking county covering almost 25% of Wales, it is famous for walking, mountain biking, pony trekking, shooting, fishing and canoeing, and a whole host of outdoor pursuits. At night our skies are recognized as an International Dark Sky Reserve. Our communities have a rich culture steeped in history and mythology and Powys is one of the happiest and healthiest places in the UK.
'Llys-wen' is Welsh for "The White Court" and is said to be where the ninth century King of the Britons, might settle their differences. It is a pretty village on the banks of the river Wye and was voted in 2008 as one of the most desirable villages in Briton to live. There are 2 Pubs one each end of the village, a shop / petrol station and the renowned Wye-not-stop café.
Llyswen is perfectly situated to explore the local area and is a great base to relax and enjoy what this beautiful part of Wales has to offer.
Hay-on-Wye is less than 15 minutes drive and under 8 miles. It is renowned as being the second hand book capital of the world and hosts the famous literature festival every Whit week. It is a lively market town with many boutiques and places to eat and drink.
Brecon is only 15 minutes and less than 10 miles away and at the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, excellent for the pursuit of outdoor activities. It has a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants, 2 museums and a Cathedral. Every August it hosts the world famous Brecon Jazz Festival.
Builth Wells is 15 minutes away and only 11 miles and is the centre of mid Wales. This busy market town has quaint shops pubs and cafés. With stunning scenery and access to the Rhyader reservoirs and Red Kite Centre. With the Royal Welsh Show Ground, Builth hosts numerous events throughout the year and every July the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, one of the largest agricultural shows in the UK.
Travelling to the east are Crickhowell, with its walking festival every March, Abergavenny, with the food festival and Monmouthshire with the famous Celtic Manor golf resort, host of the 2010 Ryder Cup and the 2014 NATO summit. To the south west is the upper Swansea valley, Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Dan-yr-Ogof and The National Show Caves of Wales. To the west are the market towns of Llandovery and Llandeilo and to the north are Welshpool, Powys Castle and Lake Vyrnwy.
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2 Nov 2014
"Perfect cottage in wonderful location"
You can tell that this cottage was renovated my a family who intended to live there. It is really well appointed and retains some of the family's personal items like photographs on the wall. Th… More
13 Oct 2014
"Jewel in the Crown of holiday lets"
My family and I (8 adults) have just returned from a wonderful weekend in the Brecon/Powys region. We rented Cross House and found this property lived up to its reputation. A 'Jewel in the Crown&… More
6 Oct 2014
"Excellent, friendly and newly refurbished"
A number of us stayed for just one night which was difficult to find for a larger group but this was perfect for the 8 of us. Greeted with a very warm welcome on arrival, some fresh homemade welsh ca… More
15 Sep 2014
"Perfect weekend break, a home away from home"
A group of five working London girls sought sanctuary in the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons and found this wonderful cottage- and what a find! The cottage was spacious, extremely well eq… More
5 Sep 2014
Lovely quite place food close by home was really inviting wished we had booked longer very clean loads of games DVD to use very friendly… More
18 Aug 2014
"A perfect place to stay"
I stayed here with a large group of friends (10). I was met by Lesley who was very friendly and gave us all the information we needed to know plus more. The house is perfectly situated with a pub, caf… More
Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review for us. It really matters to us that we get things just right for our guests. You have clearly had a wonderful stay. My mother in law is chuffed to bits to get a mention! You and yours will be most welcome here at Cross House anytime.
Best wishes, Rachael.
1 Aug 2014
"Simply incredible - one of the best weekends away we've ever had!!"
We stumbled upon Rachel's place having rung around every single pub in the area and finding them all full. We couldn't have been luckier. Cross House is simply GORGEOUS, the perfect getaway … More
13 Jul 2014
"Excellent, and at short notice"
A lovely, beautifully presented farmhouse with a nice mix of contemporary and traditional fittings. Really great facilities, everything you could ask for and a great collection of DVDs, books, etc... … More
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