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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Bod- Llawen (Joyful Place) is a traditional stone cottage situated in the pretty village of Pontsticill. In a secluded row of 3, It provides a peaceful retreat in the beautiful environment of the National Park. The cottage has lovely open views across the valley and the local steam train passes by on its journey through the village.
The cottage provides both tradition and comfort. The large living room has a character fireplace, multi-fuel stove and stone flag floors. There is a modern and well appointed kitchen / dining room, 3 bedrooms (1 twin, 1 double and 1 single) and a shower / toilet to the first floor. A terrace and garden to the front provides a lovely space for outside eating, or a place to sit and enjoy the views. The village has 2 pubs that serve food, and there are a range of shops and amenities in the local area.
'We had a wonderful week at the cottage. There was everything we needed in the cottage and it was very comfortable. Thank you for a lovely holiday and we shall return, I am sure in the not to distant future'
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gower 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 60 km, Nearest railway: Merthyr Tydfil 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is both well appointed and full of charm and character.
The living room has stone flag floors, a multi-fuel stove and a stone ingle nook fireplace.
The well equipped kitchen has a spacious dining area.
Wifi is available
|Further details outdoors|
There is parking for 2 vehicles and secure storage for bikes
There is a terrace to the front of the cottage with lovely views across the valley and a secluded garden with barbecue
There is a barn where bikes etc can be stored securely
The cottage is available for stays of 3 or more nights
Arrival is from 3pm on the day of arrival and the cottage should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.
About this location
The Powys region
The area spans the valleys and the Brecon Beacons National Park contains some of the most spectacular and diverse landscapes in Europe. Pen y Fan, with its distinctive red table top summit is the highest Old Red Sandstone summit in Britain. There are some of the UK’s most spectacular waterfalls, caves and wooded gorges.
Places of interest within the area include Dan Yr Orgof Show Caves, Ystradfellte Waterfalls - A series of spectacular waterfalls which can be visited on a walking route and Penderyn Distillery - the only producers of Welsh Whisky
The towns of Brecon, Crickhowell and Abegavenny are all within easy reach offering arts, crafts and local markets.
Pontsticill is a secluded village set within beautiful scenery of mountains rivers and lakes, There are 2 Inns which both serve food. The Taff trail (a cycling and walking route between the Cardiff and Brecon) passes through the village and continues across the open moorland of the Brecon Beacons.
The Brecon Mountain Steam Railway runs near to village on its journey around the lake, and the village station has a cafe.
The town of Merthyr Tydfil is significant for its role in the industrial revolution and Trevethick’s steam engine. It was once the largest town in Wales. There are a range of industrial heritage sites, markets and a Welsh cultural centre / theatre and café at the Soar Chapel, Pontmorlais.
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9 Jan 2015
We stayed over the new year, we found the cottage easily and once we unpacked and put the fire in we started to relax. Being over new year the two pubs in the village had varied opening times with fo… More
6 Jan 2015
"Return Visit to this Beautiful House"
My husband and I returned for a second visit to this lovely house. Everything you need,except a freezer, lovely fire and plenty of heaters. Good weather enabled us to walk part of the Taff Trail int… More
3 Nov 2014
Stayed at Bod Llawen with 4 girlfriends for a weekend away. The pictures don't do the cottage justice, couldn't get over the size of it upon arrival! It's a beautiful place, we had 3 ni… More
30 Oct 2014
"Perfect relaxing break with the girls!"
Wow! What a great view! We arrived late on Friday night ready for the weekend. (Handy top - asda deliver to the cottage so we ordered a home delivery for our arrival... Perfect start to the weekend!) … More
4 Oct 2014
"Lovely cottage with great views"
Stayed at Bod Llawen last weekend to attend a party nearby. Blessed with good weather enabling us to breakfast on the patio on the Sunday morning. Lovely views across the valley and even saw the ste… More
27 Sep 2014
"Amazing views, beautiful cottage"
We loved our stay at Bodllawen, the cottage was well equipped and full of character, lots of great walking on your doorstep. It;s a really pretty village, I used to live there as a child and had forg… More
6 Aug 2014
"Cracking cottage, views and a pub 30 seconds away!"
6 of us stayed here at the start of August 2014. Perfect location for Mountain biking at Afan, Bike park Wales and Brecon Beacons. Cottage was clean, wifi, log fire, kitchen well equipped, shower grea… More
19 Jul 2014
we had a great time ,the view was wonderful to see every morning, very peaceful place to stay, the only negatives are access to cottage not easy to find without sat nav, and not the easiest place to … More
3 Jan 2014
"Home from home"
Lovely little cottage with everything needed for a short break in the countryside. A stone's throw from two nice village pubs and surrounded by great walks. Great value for money, highly recommen… More
30 Dec 2013
"A warm, comfortable cottage for families and small groups"
We loved our stay at Bod Llawen. The view out on to the Brecon Beacons was wonderful. The house was well-equipped, warm and comfortable. It was large enough for us (a couple), daughter, teenage grandd… More
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