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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Bwthyn Pen Y Fan has been given 4 stars by the Wales Tourist Board. In the heart of the valleys of Wales, just a few miles south of the Brecon Beacons.

It is a quaint stone terraced self catering cottage in a semi-rural setting. Refurbished in a traditional style for the era in which it

was built (for miners and their families in the late 1800's).

All the usual mod cons for todays living, (no dishwasher). We are Eco-friendly also all linen and towels are Organic.

On your arrival a pack for you to enjoy a true welsh afternoon tea.

It has spacious accomodation for a total of four adults, plus one child (rooms include a double / twin / small single).

We are child friendly, providing high chair, travel cot, stair gates and bed rail.

We would welcome one well behaved larger dog/ two small dogs. We would appreciate it if all pets could be kept off furniture and downstairs.

Enclosed garden with secure shed and bike washing facilities. Direct access from the garden onto the adjacent mountainside.

This area is an ideal location for those who enjoy the out doors e.g. Walking / Cycling/ Mountain biking/ Fishing etc.

MOUNTAIN BIKERS LISTEN -IN: There is a new Mountain Bike centre being developed at the moment, to be up and running by

Aug/ September 2013, this is just 2 miles from the cottage ( also providing guided rides and free bike hire.

We have within a few minutes walk / ride of the cottage:-

The Trevithic Trail

The Taff Trail (runs from Brecon to Cardiff Bay, approx 55 miles)

The Old Roman /parish road

The valleys, steeped in cultural and industrial heritage are awaiting your visit and enquiry!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach South Wales beaches e.g. Barry Island (Gavin and S 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff Wales Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Merthyr Vale 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, 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 Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The South Wales region

WALES is situated to the mid-west of the united kingdom. Attached to England down its eastern edge then to the western edge by water/ the Bristol Channel and the Irish sea.

The country is known as being a mountainous region, lush and green. It also has many fine golden sandy beaches temperature quite variable.

Merthyr Vale


The transformation of the Valleys from their industrial past to now, means that the landscape is richer and more beautiful with cleaner rivers for trout and salmon fishing.

Throughout the valley, in which Merthyr Tydfil lies, were three large ironworks, which exported iron worldwide in the early 1800's,

with many Coal mines being sunk in the late 1800/ early 1900's.

Diversification has taken place since and there are now many varied activities on offer, across a wide spectrum of the great outdoors.

For example:



Mountain Biking

Rock climbing (indoor and outdoors)




Hang gliding





There are also places where you can re-live our history of such hard, but great bygone days. For example:

Big Pit

Llancaiach Fawr

Blaenafon world heritage centre

Cyfarthfa Castle museum in Merthyr Tydfil

The museum of Welsh life in Cardiff.

See website :- for a more detailed list of what is on offer.

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Review 1-4 of 4

29 Aug 2014


"Charming Cottage with a warm Welsh welcome"

This charming cottage was ideal for the last week of our holidays in Wales and was central for all we had on our want-to-see-and-do-list between the Brecon Beacons and Cardiff (and there is SO MUCH! I… More

3 Aug 2014


"Fantastic accommodation and amazing location and views to die for"

We arrived for the holiday and were greeted with a fantastic e mail and also the welcome pack on arrival included a bottle of wine and some great Welsh cakes, tea and coffee and squashes. The cottage … More

2 Jun 2014



We had a weekend break in the half term holidays. Great place to stay and a lovely cottage. The rooms were very spacious with amble room to relax and chill with friends. We had the opportunity of usin… More

2 Oct 2013


"Wonderful Welsh welcome at this traditional miners cottage set in the heart of the south Wales valleys. Highly recommended."

We stayed for a long weekend in August. The cottage is delightful, a home from home. Everything you could think of was provided. Lovely welcome pack on arrival and lots of information on the local are… More

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