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Dyffryn Cottage (DUFFC)

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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Dyffryn Cottage dates from the 1600's and one of the original cottages in the centre of the tiny and peaceful hamlet of Painscastle, close to Hay-on-Wye. It's a picture book cottage with roses around the door, a cottage garden, pretty bedrooms, a cosy sitting room with a lovely inglenook fireplace and a fabulous large conservatory that opens up to make the most of the large and very private garden.

The village of Painscastle is close to The Begwyn Hills, a National Trust-protected range of hills which is ideal country for walking and rambling. The village pub, The Roast Ox, is just a very short walk away and a great place for eating and drinking. This is a great location off the beaten track with excellent walking Offa's Dyke Path, local pony trekking, golf, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, canoeing or just wandering through and browsing the bookshops in Hay-on-Wye, only 6 miles away.


Sleeps 6 - 3 bedrooms

A pretty Shaker style country kitchen with electric cooker with hob, microwave, fridge and a freezer, dishwasher and a washing machine. Welsh Dresser, kitchen table and chairs. An entrance lobby with room for coats and boots etc.

There is a cosy spacious sitting room with old oak beams, comfortable sofas and chairs, a long dining table and chairs. There is magnificent feature stone fireplace with a huge oak lintel and woodburner (the owner provides the first few logs to get started and further logs can be purchased from the local petrol station). Double doors lead from the sitting room through to a conservatory with views all around the garden.

Up a steep spiral staircase (not suitable for toddlers or the elderly),

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom

Bedroom 2: Double bedrooms

Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

The bathroom: Has a bath with a shower over, handbasin and toilet.

Leading out from the new conservatory is a lovely large secluded garden with flower beds, large enough to get lost in with mature shrubs and apple trees, a stone terrace with garden furniture.

Useful information

All linen and towels provided. Electricity and oil fired central heatingWoodburner (Logs NOT provided but can be purchased at garage in Clyro - suggested enroute to cottage) Freesat TV, DVD Wi-fi Ample safe parking for two or three cars. There is no mobile telephone reception so there is a telephone provided for out going calls with an "Honesty Box" (£1 per call). One welbehaved dog on discussion with the owner.On arrival visitors will find a bottle of wine. Hay-on-Wye 6 miles, Builth Wells 12 miles, Brecon 16 miles.

If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or Sophie

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
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 Internet access
General TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2)
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

About this location

The Powys 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.


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 with a great many famous literary figures taking the stage

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Elizabeth Daniel (Property Manager Brecon Beacon Holidays)

  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:03 Mar 2015

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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