Dan y Bryn (DAN-Y)
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The hamlet of Ystradfellte in the Mellte valley on the South side of The Brecon Beacons, the village has a small post office and a very busy local pub The New Inn (phone and always book for a meal). The Mellte is the best known of the fascinating waterfalls on the River Neath and its finest sequence of caves and waterfalls start at Porth-yr-Ogof, approx. three quarters of a mile below the village. Beautiful woodlands surround these very picturesque and in places dramatic gorges of this and the neighbouring rivers. There are paths down the River Mellte and into the Hepste valley, where walkers can cross the Hepste River on the ledge behind the lovely water curtain called Sgwd-yr-Eira, "fall of snow". In the olden days cattle, sheep and ponies used to be driven along the ledge by local farmers. The ancient village church was restored in 1870 and its Yew trees claim to be 800 years old. Bird watching features Red Kites, Dippers in the Mellte, Woodpeckers, Tree Creepers and Nut Hatchers. Make sure you drive along the Sarn Helen Valley and see the ancient standing stone before driving down the very steep hill into the Heol Senni Valley so loved by mountain bikers and road cyclists alike!
Sleeps 6/8 plus cot, 3/4 bedrooms. Spacious open plan living area. Very well equipped, fitted kitchen with fitted units, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, fridge/freezer, a new electric cooker, microwave, a long dining table with benches and chairs. Sofa, chairs and a large wood/coal stove. Separate sitting room is again large and light with comfortable sofas, chairs, an open "Jet Master" fire, SKY TV . Throughout the downstairs rooms there are the most lovely oak floors with rugs, some lovely prints, local photographs, paintings and ceramics.
The entrance hall has featured wrought iron spiral stairs leading to
Bedroom 1: A double bedroom with en-suite bath and toilet.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom,
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 4: Small study/bedroom which is curtained off and has bunk beds.
Large family bathroom: With bath, basin and toilet. Electric shower over bath.
Bedlinen provided. Cot and high chair. Payphone. Full gas central heating and electricity. Coal and firewood provided. Spacious garden with BBQ and furniture. Dogs on discussion as this is very much sheep country. Ample off-road parking. Hirwaun 6 miles, Sennybridge 11 miles and Brecon 21 miles. Glyn Neath Golf Course and Leisure Centre 4 miles.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Sophie, Emma or Carolyn
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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
|General||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The South Wales 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.
The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country'
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