Brecon holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and TV and rural retreat

Winnies Hayloft (WINNI)

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 170308

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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

Winnie's Hayloft sits on the brow of the hill, beside the road in the centre of the small village of Bwlch between Brecon and Crickhowell. The cottage is conveniently situated on the main road, providing easy access by car or public transport, whatever the season or the weather. This delightful oakbeamed cottage is much loved and full of character; Winnie's Hayloft sleeps two and has a light and airy sitting room on the first floor with magnificent views down the Usk Valley and over the surrounding hills. The location is ideal for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park with Brecon seven miles away and the picturesque small town of Crickhowell a mere 6 miles in the opposite direction. The larger village of Llangynidr is a mile away with canal walks, a tennis court and two excellent pubs. Bwlch is a walker's delight being situated on the Beacons Way and having three mapped circular walks, right from the doorstep. Many other outdoor activities are provided just down the road at Llangorse Lake. Bwlch has a friendly post office, shop, Beacons Farm Shop or The Venison Centre and the New Inn opposite the cottage under new ownership and serving excellent home cooked food and offering a warm welcome. All within easy walking distance.

Cottage Accommodation

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom

The kitchen and dining room are on the ground floor and is well equipped with a gas hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. The dining area has table and chairs with an original lovely quarry-tiled floor.


The upstairs lovely and light sitting room with featured oak beams makes the most of the fabulous far-reaching views across the valley. There is a good quality comfy sofa and chair. The TV has Sky Freeview, DVD, CD player and radio.

Bedroom 1: The attractive bedroom has timber frame walls and great oak beams giving the room plenty of character. A comfortable double pine bed.

Bathroom: This is a wet room style bathroom with an excellent power shower, handbasin and toilet.

Useful Information

Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity and central heating. Wi-Fi.TV with Sky Freeview, DVD, CD and a radio. Pets must be kept downstairs. Safe storage for bike etc in an adjoining garage on discussion with the owner. Small courtyard area with garden furniture and BBQ. Reasonable mobile phone reception. Designated parking area across the road. A Local Welcome pack cot/cot bed, booster seat, high chair and stair gate all available.

Winnie's Hayloft is small but beautifully formed. The downstairs kitchen/diner has beams and exposed stone walls surrounding a neat and modern fitted kitchen. Upstairs there are more large oak beams and this time the exposed stone walls feature little nooks, the doors are all ledge and brace. The property also boasts a small courtyard area with garden furniture and a BBQ. Cars can be parked outside the cottage for unloading and then moved to the designated parking area just over the road.

Stunning views

The village of Bwlch sits on a col between two hills. The name Bwlch actually means 'pass' as a road connecting Crickhowell with Brecon has existed here since Roman times. The village is situated at around 200m above sea level and as such commands incredible, panoramic views of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. The route through Bwlch is among the most picturesque in the area. Winnie's Hayloft has large sky-lights in the sitting room to take full advantage of this wonderful position.

Llangorse Lake - The outdoor enthusiasts dream

Llangorse Lake is the largest natural lake in South Wales and has become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Head down to the water and hire a rowboat to enjoy a peaceful cruise whilst surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons. Try your hand at water skiing or sailing - pedaloes and canoes are also available to hire. Those interested in fishing need look no further; Llangorse is renowned for its Pike fishing. If you are not a water baby, the site also boasts Wales' leading indoor climbing centre, the unique Sky Trek - a series of connected zip lines that take you through trees, down the mountainside, and numerous pony trekking and riding centres.

Fantastic walks from the door

Leave your Hayloft behind for the day and pick up a picnic from the post office in the village before heading out on one of many circular walks from Bwlch. Explore the perimeter of Llangorse Lake or visit Llangasty Church where the Sunday School movement was founded.

Another circular walk will take you travelling through time between the villages of Bwlch, Cwmdu and Tretower. Explore the impressive stone tower and Tretower Castle and the late medieval house of Tretower Court.

Brecon 7 miles, Crickhowell 7 miles.

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

"We had a wonderful week in Wales despite the weather! Bridget & Nigel, the owners made us very welcome from the start. They were there to greet us and provided a welcome pack, topped off with some homemade jam, who could wish for more.

The cottage was great, it was clean and very well equipped and was like a home from home. Thank you Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages for making it a perfect week!" Sam

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.


A small village with good access points for walkers and cyclists, close to Crickhowell.

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    • 4 Years listed

    Calendar last updated:30 Nov 2015

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