Basel Cottage (BASEL)
from £61 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £61 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Basel Cottage - A fabulous recently extended and converted stone cottage originally dating from the 1700's tucked away down a private lane beside the owners' farmhouse (non working and believed to have been an old hunting lodge) in a truly peaceful and tranquil location - with dogs very welcome. The property boasts approximately 17 acres of land set alongside a ridgeline with woods and a field adjacent to the private garden. The river which runs close to the property attracts a wealth of wildlife.
Accommodation: Sleeps 4 + 1, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
The new kitchen has wooden fitted units with an electric oven and ceramic hob, a fridge and a freezer, microwave, dishwasher and a dining table and chairs.
A separate very spacious utility room is established with a washing machine, large sink and leading to a separate downstairs toilet and hand basin.
The sitting room has a recently discovered great stone inglenook fireplace which is now reinstated with a slate hearth with evidence of the old oven and now equipped with a wood burning stove. The living room is furnished with comfortable new sofas and chairs along with an oak coffee table. There is a window seat to make the most of the glorious views up the valley. TV with free-Sat and a DVD & video and a Play Station and WIFI are available.
A telescope is available on discussion with the owner, this can be used for enjoying the dark skies with no light pollution - very rare to find these days. There is a wealth of birdlife in the area, including herons, red kites, which nest across the valley, buzzards and kingfishers.
Up a flight of easy wooden stairs to two bedrooms:
The Master Bedroom 1: With a super king sized bed - dual aspect windows with views across the fields and wooded valley and over the garden towards the owner's woods.
En-suite bathroom: With a large walk-in shower, hand basin with shaver point and toilet
Bedroom 2: Again a spacious bedroom with new twin beds - one with a firm mattress and the other one with a softer mattress - thus suiting everyone, this is a great example of the owners' concern for visitors comfort and wellbeing. There is a full size "Z" bed if a 5th bed is required.
The spacious family bathroom: Has a bath with a shower attachment, hand basin with shaver point and toilet.
There is also a very large landing and a small walk-in room used for storage.
* All good quality new bed linen and towels inclusive
* Oil central heating and electricity are included and an initial supply of seasoned wood for the wood burner is provided with more available from the owners at a small charge.
* Mobile reception.
*TV with Free-Sat, DVD, Video and a play station
* Cot & High Chair Available
* Telescope available
* BBQ available
* Ample safe off road parking
* Two dogs welcome - with NO CHARGE. The owner of the property is also happy to provide a dog-sitting service at a small additional charge in their property if guests are out for the day or evening. (prior arrangement necessary).
* Lockable shed for mountain bikes.
Basel Cottage - so named as the valley is very like Switzerland and the owner also has connections to Basel. There are walks straight from the cottage across the valley and up into the woods beyond. This is a wonderful location for exploring Mid Wales and beyond with The Crychan Forest Mountain Bike Trails. Perhaps enjoy a drive around the Llyn Brianne Reservoir or The Elan Valley with the scenic drives around the beautiful forest and reservoirs. For those seeking new challenges, there are quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and pony trekking facilities in the area. The Heart of Wales Railway Line runs up through Mid Wales from Swansea to Shrewsbury and it is well worth a journey as the train passes over the Cynghordy Viaduct. Llandovery has a thriving Farmers Market and The Castle Hotel is now a very interesting place to eat. The ruins of The Castle have an impressive 16 foot stainless steel statue of the Welsh Prince Llywelyn. There is also an excellent Visitor Centre and a little further afield at Myddfai there is a new Visitor Centre, cafe and shop. The Red Kite Feeding Station is also really worth a visit to see these magnificent birds so close.
The cottage is set between Llandovery 2 miles, Llanwrtyd Wells 15 minutes, Brecon between 30 and 40 minutes and Builth Wells and The Royal Welsh Showground about a 30 minute drive.
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If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Lucy or Tom
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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.
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
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6 Nov 2014
"Idyllic Experience in Every Way"
We stayed in Basel Cottage for a week in October and loved everything about it! The owners, Sue and Jonah, could not have been more solicitous - welcomed us with homemade tea and scones, researched n… More
11 Aug 2014
Very nice cottage,very friendly people and what a welcoming.Beautiful restored house and well equiped,our children loved it .When it is a clear night,make the effort to get up and take a look at the n… More
9 Jul 2014
"Just perfect - couldn't ask for more"
Just back from a wonderful few days in Basel Cottage. On arrival we were warmly greeted by the owners Sue & Jonah, and treated to a delicious cream tea for the adults, cookies & juice for the boys, an… More
10 Jun 2014
"So Comfortable, So Clean, So friendly, so beautiful, so restful...."
We had such a restful week in this lovely cottage in such a lovely area. We enjoyed getting to know the local area; shopping locally in Llandovery and exploring the Brecons - just lovely countryside.… More
2 Jun 2014
"Peace and tranquility"
We had a great few days here. The cottage is amazing, very clean and well thought out. The window seat was idyllic, lots of reading done whilst looking out on a spectacular view. The dogs loved the sp… More
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